Friday, December 31, 2004

The Baby in the Mirror

Guess who I met today...The baby in the mirror! He is so cool. He smiles at me all the time. Thanks Aunt Terri for introducing us.

Thursday, December 30, 2004

My Last 1st Christmas

Mom and dad tell me that this is my last "first" Christmas. I got to spend it with my cosuins Logan and Trevor, Aunt Terri, Uncle Dennis, Gramps and Lynn. I had so much fun watching everyone. So much fun, I fell asleep before it was over. I want to thank Logan and Trevor for the special ornament. I love Tigger! I have to thank Gramps and Lynn for setting up appointments to get my picture taken. It's going to be a lot of fun!

Saturday, December 25, 2004

my 6th and 6.5 1st Christmas

My holiday season has not ended....I had my 6 and 6.5 Christmas celebrations today. I had Christmas breakfast with Gramps. He made eggs, pancakes, and sausage. He even started making some specialty pancakes...like a snapping turtle and a unicorn...but he chopped off their heads so they would look like circles before they had a chance to finish cooking. I kept an eye on all that food, but mom and dad would only let me eat my milk again. I sure can't wait to try everything next year. Gramps looks like such a good cook. After breakfast, we went to Grandma Ray's house again to have Christmas dinner and spend time with Great Grandma, Great Great Uncle Ed, and Great Aunt Monica and Great Uncle Fran. You should have smelled the food here. I thought for sure someone would give me something...but yet again milk....some what disappointing. However, Great Aunt Monica and Great Uncle Fran made up for it. I was kind of tired and grumpy and they held me and rocked me all afternoon (even when I was screaming in their ears!) We had fun opening presents again and I am so thankful for everything. When I finally made it home, there was a surprise waiting on the porch. My Great Great Aunt Pat and Maggie sent us a present all the way from California mom said (I am not sure where that is, but I think it is far away). Mom was so excited when she open the box because it had some of her famous candy in it. Yet again, I could not try any, but I hear it is very tasty. I was excited to see a cool outfit that mom will have to dress me in when I get a little bigger. I sure feel lucky to have so many people in my life that love me. Oh and I all most forgot. Santa came today! He made me this cool soft block stacker that mom can put pictures in so I can look at everyone when they are not around.

Friday, December 24, 2004

My 5th, 1st Christmas



I bet you are going to guess it...today I had my 5th first Christmas with Grandma Jodie, Uncle Kevin, and Aunt Ruth. I had so much fun hanging out with everyone. I was able to watch Grandma cook a hudge dinner. I can't wait until I am big enough to eat real food. It looked so good. After dinner we opened gifts. Grandma Jodie has a toy box in her house now all full of toys for me to play with when I come to visit. Everyone had fun tossing all the wrapping paper all over me in my chair. My arms were working well enough to push it off my head so I could see everything going on. I want to thank everyone for thinking of me. I am going to have fun playing with my glow pooh bear at night and am going to stay warm when I go camping in my new sleeping bag. I am going to keep mom and dad busy reading my new books, and the bib with my kitty's picture on it will come in very useful I am told. After presents I was so tired I wanted to go home and go to bed, but mom and dad said we had one more very important stop to make. I went to church and listened to some beautiful music, heard about baby Jesus and learned the true meaning of Christmas. All these celebrations have been awsome, but He is the true reason we celebrate.

Thursday, December 23, 2004

My 4th, 1st Christmas



Ok, today I hard my 4th 1st Christmas. I can't believe this holiday lasts so long. Today I spent time with Grumpy and Grandma as well as Uncles Shawn, Keegan, Chris, and Ross as well as Aunt Meg. I was so happy to give them all their "number one" uncles and aunt shirts that I worked so hard on. They all said I did a good job putting my foot prints all over the back. Everyone opened my presents for me today. I helped by keeping track of all the bows...they put them all over me! I want to say thank you to everyone. I just love my new cars. Mr. Blankey is too cool, and I am going to love dressing up like a knight when I get a little older. Mom and dad said they would read me all the new books and dress me in my new outfits as well.

My 3rd, 1st Christmas

I had my 3rd 1st Christmas tonight. I had a quiet dinner with mom and dad and then we opened presents. I learned all about tearing paper from dad. I had fun trying to reach for the tissue paper, but my arms still aren't working as well as I would like, so I had mom and dad open my presents for me. Afterwards I read my new books, and went to bed. All that hard work wore me out.

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Practical Joke Anyone??

Oh boy did I get Uncle Keegan good today! First there was this minor spit up issue that I really thought was no big deal until he started screaming as loud as I do and pulling off his shirt. Then there was this little issue of a major diaper malfunction all over his leg. I felt a little bad about that one.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Music Appreciation

Today I went to my first concert and watched Uncle Shawn conduct a band at his school. The music was fantastic. I practiced conducting right along with him. Mom was a little nervous I would be too noise since they were recording the concert to make a cd. I was perfect. I just sat there and listened the entire time!

Sunday, December 19, 2004

Reason to Celebrate


Congratulations Uncle Shawn and Dr. Great Aunt Monica on your graduations! I had so much fun at your parties. Uncle Shawn graduated from UW Madison today. He is going to be a music teacher, and Great Aunt Monica graduated from Edgewood College with a doctoral degree. They are both so smart and I know mom and dad are so proud of them.

Friday, December 17, 2004

Art Projects

I sure had a busy day today! Mom insisted that I have a gift for all my uncles and aunts and that I make it myself...well, mostly by myself any way. I can't tell you what it is, or I would ruin my Christmas surprise for everyone, but it involved turning my feet black. I was such a good sport about the entire thing. Everyone will love it!

Friday, December 10, 2004

My 2nd, 1st Christmas

Well, I had my 2nd first Christmas today with all my friends (Molly...who is a week older than me, Owen ...9 mo. and Tyler...3yrs), oh and I almost forgot mom and dad's friends were there as well. I tried showing off my newly acquired skill of sucking my thumb, but my hands wouldn't work tonight. Instead I watched the beautiful lights on Julie's tree and hung out opening presents and listening to everyone talk. What a fun night.

Thursday, December 9, 2004

My Thumb

Guess what...Guess what....I did it...I finally did it!! I have been practicing for seven weeks, and I finally got my thumb in my mouth!!!

Saturday, December 4, 2004

My first, first Christmas




We just got back from my first first Christmas. This one was in Indiana, at Great-Grandma Baker's house. Boy was that a long car ride. Mom and Dad wanted to go straight through, but I made sure they stopped every three hours to feed and change me so that they could do a little sight seeing. This was my first chance to meet Aunt Terri, Uncle Dennis, and my cousins Logan and Trevor. I also got to meet Great-Uncle Jon, and 2nd cousins, Sadie and Jay. It was a long day, and I was getting cranky, but Sadie picked me up and rocked with me for a half hour and put me right to sleep. Mom and Dad wish she was around more often. Everyone took turns taking care of me, especially Great Grandma and Aunt Terri. I love hanging out with them. Even Logan and Trevor got in on the action, and we have pictures to prove it. I got lots of presents, but I was tired and my hands don't work too well yet, so I had Mom and Dad open them for me. Thanks everyone for all the great presents. I promise to personally spit on all of them at least once.