Friday, October 8, 2010

Hannah's 2nd Birthday Party!

Well, it was a great time... and Mommy tried to capture it; but realized after she got home that her camera was on the MANUAL setting.  So all of the pictures are white-washed!  Sad.  Once uploaded on the computer, she tried to alter the exposure, but could only do so much.  I think some came out pretty decent... looking more 'artsy' than had the camera been on Auto. Oh well, live and learn!

 my buddy (future boyfriend?), River

 Hannah, the birthday girl!

Fun at Northpark Mall

Mommy took me to see the ducks and turtles at the mall... as long as there's water, I'm there! After about 20 minutes of standing in front of the fountain shouting "bath time! bath time!", I realized that Mommy was not going to whip out the bubbles, so I just stood and watched. And stood. And watched.

Daddy/Daughter Day

This morning Daddy let Mommy rest, so he took me to school! (fortunately, it was MOMMY who packed my lunch) ;)

Who's your caddy?

While waiting for mommy's car to be washed, we killed time inside. I was playing with the animal figurines and mom was making me try on hats. Clearly, by the look on my face, I'm a fan...

First day of school!

Today I start Preston Hollow Presbyterian... it's just one day a week, but mom made a big 'to do' and wanted a whole photo session this morning. In the background is my new nap mat. Mom tried to explain to me what it was for - even putting it in the crib a few nights - but I think she has doubts about my follow-through.

p.s. That's my Zhu Zhu pet, who I stowed away in my backpack. :)

Friday, September 3, 2010

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single (wobbly) step...

And I FINALLY took that step un-assisted on Tuesday, August 31, 2010! I had a Physical Therapy session on Tuesday and today... which no doubt helped me get mobile faster. I took a few steps on my own yesterday, but it was today when I REALLY took off. Now I can't stop!?! Mommy and Daddy act really excited, so I guess this is a pretty big accomplishment. :) Now hopefully I can start wearing my Lelli Kellys (that Mommy told me I couldn't wear until I am walking on my own) and keep up with my peers! Watch out world!

(please excuse the NON-child friendly wires draped all over the floor... fixing them is on Daddy's "honey do" list!)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Livin' it up at the lake!

Mommy and some of her equally ambitious friends decided to take us kiddos to the lake for a few days. One of the girls has a family house at Possum Kingdom. The group was made up of 6 Mommys and 9 babies (ages 3 months to 3 years). Oddly enough, there was minimal scratching/pinching/biting between us and the toy sharing went a lot smoother than anticipated.
Of course I was not a fan of the environmnetal change at first, but eventually warmed up to it. Wearing a life jacket and getting into the lake was something I did NOT warm up to, however... Sorry Mommy. Maybe next time?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

My first tricycle

It'll be a year or so before I'm big enough to ride it, but it sure is fun to push around! And a GREAT toy to motivate me to stand... which I need to do a lot of to build my leg muscles (as well as confidence).

Scratching = TIME OUT

For some reason, it's taking me awhile to "get that"... so Mommy and Da Da put me in my Bumbo facing the wall whenever I claw them. I don't do it to hurt... I just want a reaction. Mommy has tried to ignore it, but that's not the reaction I'm looking for. Fortunately, they signed up for the "Love & Logic" class at church (based on the book "Parenting with Love & Logic") and are determined to be a united front to whip me into shape! Until then, I will spend 1 minute increments in my T.O. spot. Argh.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

I get my "ticklish-ness" from my Mama

and Dada sure knows the right spots to squeeze to send me into a laughing fit! Good times.

Besos with dada

This week mom & dad taught me the word "kiss" and how to give one... and they sure are milkin' it. If I had a nickel for every beso I dolled out on command, I'd be able to pay for my college education.

Friday, July 9, 2010

God Bless America

I may not be old enough to wait up for the fireworks, but I can still partake in some of the celebrations! We were out at Grandma & Grandpa's... Vaquero always loves an excuse to throw a huge celebration. The evening was full of firsts: first faux tattoo, first snowcone and first pony ride! Mom also had a first: she practically devoured the whole dessert buffet.