Friday, March 31, 2006

let them eat cake!

Here are a couple cute pictures of me from my Birthday party last Saturday. I've been sick with a bad cold this week - the sickest I've ever been (the other two colds I had were nothing like this) - so Mommy hasn't been able to help me write to everyone. However, she wanted to share these cute pictures with you today.

Hopefully next week I'll be able to write more.

Friday, March 24, 2006


...yesterday I turned 1 year old!!!!

Mommy & Daddy cannot believe it, but it's's been a whole year since I came into this world. Of course the adventures never stop.

Today I went to the Dr's for my 1 year check-up. I had blood taken and they gave me a TB test. I have to go back again at 15-months to get a wellness check-up again...but I looked great! I've mastered the benchmarks for my age, and the Dr was surprised to hear me use quite a few of my favorite words (like baby, mama, dada, booboo, etc). Apparently two or three words are common at my age - I can say over 10. Recently I have stood from a seated position without the help of others or furniture. I have been taking a few steps here and there too! Nothing substantial, but the steps keep coming.

Mommy thought it was interesting to see my weight and height - two things that haven't been "officially" measured in 4 months. The numbers are as follows:

Weight - 18 pounds 12 ounces
Height - 30 inches

Apparently that puts me in the 20th percentile for weight and the 75th percentile for height. This is probably why all my clothes are loose around the waist. The doctor says I can eat eggs now, and suggests that I eat everything besides nuts. So let the eating begin!!! My two favorite things to eat are strawberries and bananas - I especially love to rub them into my hair and clothing!

Well another year full of adventures ahead! Maybe I'll be enjoying some of those adventures with you!

Friday, March 17, 2006

happy st. patrick's day! is my 1st St. Patrick's Day (that is outside of Mommy's tummy)!

Mommy said there is an interesting story to the legend of St. Patrick - in case you are interested - click

Today I am going with Mommy to lunch with Gramma and Papa Ray. Then Mommy wants to look at a pair of shoes (hopefully buy them). We are finishing our day with Uncle Joe - eating corned beef and cabbage with
Guinness and homemade Shamrock Shakes!

What a fun day!

Monday, March 13, 2006

purple heart

...there is this organization called The Purple Heart. They pick up clothing and household stuff that you no longer want.

Over the weekend and earlier today, Mommy got stuff ready for the Purple Heart. Mommy & Daddy donate to a few charitable organizations, and Mommy looks at the Purple Heart as a reminder to clean her closets out (especially this time of year).

Tomorrow we are meeting Miss Lily and Miss Jessica for coffee at the Coffee Bean. We haven't seen them in quite some time! Mommy and I are both looking forward to seeing them. Wednesday Mommy and I are going to lunch with Miss Shelly. Mommy is singing and playing the piano in Miss Shelly's wedding in September. Mommy and Miss Shelly are going over music and just visiting, which is something Mommy really needs to do.

Mommy (and I) hope this is a much less stressful week. Mommy had so much going on last week that she didn't get to relax at all. Yesterday and today it was sunny and the weather was spring-like, so it really helped boost Mommy's mood.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

a whole week

...a whole week has gone by and I haven't shared my adventures!

Last Friday my Uncle Joe came over to watch a movie with my parents. Saturday and Sunday I was at Gramma and Papa Brown's house. Daddy was painting their bedroom, so Mommy and I were on a little vacation. Monday Daddy had Jury Duty, but didn't get selected to be on a jury. So he got home early and spent a couple hours with me while Mommy taught lessons. Tuesday Grampa Martin came over to fix the electricity and Mommy and I deposited money into my bank account. Yesterday Gramma Brown came over so Mommy could continue painting in her bedroom. Gramma even stayed over for lunch and after so Mommy could get her hair cut. Today Mommy and I might go to the bank again to deposit some money for her...but one thing we know for sure is Gramma and Grampa Martin are stopping by to see me before they go to Hilton Head for a vacation. Grampa figures the next time they'll see me is on my Birthday!'s been a very busy week...hopefully I'll have more time to share my adventures this next week :)

Thursday, March 02, 2006

my cats

...I love my cats, Mia, Misty and Milo.

Sometimes they let me play with them, and that's really fun! Misty was sick last week, she had a bladder infection. Mommy has to give her medicine twice a day - and Misty really doesn't like it. I like to get medicine, because it tastes sweet, so I really don't know why Misty gets upset. Oh well. I love all three of them!