Saturday, January 24, 2009

Mommy life: Only a LITTLE late!

So I might be over a year behind in things, but still...better late than never!!!

I found this digiscrap layout online yesterday at Wanderlust Designs, and threw in some cute pics from each month of Braska's first year. So I thought I'd share...maybe it's a bit of nostalgia for me as I prepare for the next "first year" to begin around here soon.

Click on the picture to make it bigger...if you want a better peek at the little pics.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Funny words and more walking

Miss J came on Tuesday to see me. We worked on talking about things and asking for things. She brought bubbles again, and I really like bubbles! She asks me what I want, and I like to just tell her the last thing she says. She wants me to pick things, but I just like to say everything that she does! She says we'll keep working on it. But the bubbles! So much fun!

Mommy and Daddy think I'm funny because I've been saying, "Oh yeah!" about alot of things. Here's a little short movie to show you, and it also shows a couple other of my favorite things... cow and horse sounds!

Yesterday, my PT came to see me. We practiced my walking again, and I'm having alot of fun doing it! So last night Mommy and I showed Daddy how good I'm getting. I just wanted to do it over and over. I really like my walker!

(You might want to turn your sound down a little...Mommy gets kind of excited and goofy!)

Pretty soon I'm gonna be going all by myself!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Walking, babies, and lookin' good!

I've been doing more practice with my walker. I like it alot! I even go and tell Mommy that I want to take walks. I tell her "Wa-wa-walk!" But sometimes my PT makes me do it more than I want. Mommy says it's her job and it helps me, but I give her sassy looks anyway. This was from when she came on Thursday.

Here's a movie of me practicing with Daddy. It's a little dark because it was close to bedtime.

I still don't like to sit in my Elmo chair alot, but I do like it to be right next to me. Mommy thinks I'm silly. I just like to sit by him while I'm watching my shows.

Saturday morning we had to get ready for going out and I had a quick bath. I found a little mirror in the tub that I never noticed before. Maybe Mommy will get me a bigger one.

We got dressed and ready. I got to wear a new jacket that my friend Larkin passed on to me after Sophie was too big for it. Thanks Larkin and Sophie!

We went to Auntie Janice's baby shower, or I guess it was really for Baby Xander who will be here soon, next month right after Kinlee's coming. Xander is so lucky! He got a whole bunch of cool stuff!
Shay even got neat presents, too. She's gonna be a big sister like me. Miss Cheryl helped her with her things. Her favorite was an Ariel doll. She LOVES Ariel!

I didn't get a nap before, so I fell asleep and took a long nap while everyone was eating and playing games. It was comfy!

On Sunday, I got to wear a dress that I got last year. I finally got big enough for it! It's pink and soft with little sparkly snowflakes. It even matched my BabyLegs, and they kept me toasty warm for church.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

School and more

Monday I went to school again.  This time Jack was there!!  We had a good time, especially in the romper room again.  That's my favorite part, for sure.  Mommy took a picture when she and Jack's mommy came to get us.  We were a little tired by this time.

Tuesday I played with my toys, but Mommy thought it was funny that I used them a little bit different than they're supposed to be used.  You mean that's not a chair??

I thought the chair would be a good table, and my computer made a nice chair!!

On Wednesday, we had to stay home and a bunch of guys came to work on stuff at the house.  Jack and Miss Julie came by to visit since we couldn't leave.  It was fun showing Jack my room and playing in there.  I even left the door open most of the time.  Mommy says that's the rule when boys are in my room.  We shut it once and the mommies came right away.  Click on the picture to see all the good shots from the day!

When Daddy came home from work for lunch yesterday, I was sitting in the big chair.  It always makes my hair look so silly!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Stylin' Time

I have been a little busy this week, so I've got several things to tell you about.  But while I'm working on those, I'll show you some cute outfits I got to wear for the first time this week.

For church on Sunday, I had a little set with a shirt and skirt and even tights that matched.  Pooh was even on the skirt!

Then Sunday afternoon I tried a new sweater that Auntie Rachel got for me at our favorite store.  It's a really pretty green.

  More stories to come soon!  I went to school again this week!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Getting ready for Idol!

Here at our house we always watch American Idol from the beginning to the end. I like all the music, and Mommy and Daddy like to make guesses on who will win. I love to sing and listen to songs and Mommy has been singing songs to me since I was a tiny baby, so we do songs every day. We're getting ready for Idol to start soon, so we've been singing extra!

Last night, I thought I would do my first movie of singing time. I was in a pretty silly mood and didn't want to be still, but Mommy thought I should let you see anyway.

This is the song I know the best, Jesus Loves Me, but it's not my best showing of it, that's for sure.

And this is my favorite song from my FAVORITE show... Blue's Clues!!! Usually I can say Blue's Clues really nice and show the hands like Steve does, but I didn't feel like it when Mommy got the camera out. But the Mail song is always fun! (Mommy even got a word wrong but I knew my part!)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Fun day at school!

Mommy told you that she took me to school yesterday. But I wanted to show you a few more things. It was so fun!! I wish I could take pictures of my class, but they don't like us to do that. That's sad, I think, but it's ok.

My teacher is Miss A, and she is really nice. We played with music and sang songs in the circle. I even had my own chair! I sat next to my new friend Z. She's a little bit older, but she's still 2. We went to the romper room, that's great big room where they have great big toys and lots of room to run and climb and play. Miss A told Mommy all about how I tried to get up on the big stuff, and how the teachers helped me walk on the balance beam since I was trying to do it.

We made pictures, and I brought mine home to show Belle. Miss A helped, but I did some of it too.

I told Mommy all about school on the way home. I just kept talking and laughing all the way in the car, but I don't think she always knew what I was saying. I was just so excited! I wanna go back again, but Mommy says I only get to go one time each week for now. When I turn 3, I'll get to go more. I can't wait!

I had my milk for lunch and then I was tired quick. School is fun but it wore me out!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Mommy life: A few more weeks

Many of you have asked about how prep is going for Kinlee's arrival. I keep most of the pregnancy stuff on the other blog, but I thought I'd link from here for those that are interested, since not everyone follows both blogs.

There's a general pregnancy update here. And there some info on what's left to get here. Thanks for keeping up with us!!

Pre-preschool dropoff:Day 1

Today Braska went to "school" for the first time. It's called Kiddin' Around and it's all 2-year-olds with varying developmental delays or need for early intervention. I call it pre-preschool since it's getting ready for the next level that she starts when she turns 3. I dropped her off about an hour ago. She seemed excited, and she didn't seem to be the least bit worried about where I was or was going, so I stayed for a few minutes while the other kids arrived and then left. Seemed a little weird, but I'm sure she'll love it. It's one morning a week for 2 hours, so that's not bad.

This was my attempt at a picture of her first school day outfit. Forgot to turn off Sesame Street though. Check out that snazzy shirt, Amy/Jen! :o)

(Just for an interesting perspective on this kid's weird sizing issues... She's 25 months old. That's a 9 month shirt, 24 month "skinny" jeans with the adjustable waist cinched to the max, and size 3 shoes that are still PLENTY big. Oh, and underneath is a 9 month onesie. She could wear 9-12 month jeans since they fit around her waist but they're too short. These are a little long still, but better than short in the winter. Eventually she'll even out...maybe.)

When she got to her room, we were the first ones there. She liked the little chairs and one of the aides brought her a toy. Anything that she can make noise with is a winner. She kept hitting the orange key...that's my color coordinated girl!

I'll go get her in another hour. I'm sure she'll be happy to tell you all about it soon. We missed Jack, since he didn't get to go today. She'll love it even more when he's there too, I'm sure.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Old toys, new fun

Last night I played for a while with one of my old toys that we're getting ready for Kinlee to have. I forgot how much fun it is, and now that I can sit up and reach everything, it's like it's different.

We gave most of my baby toys away since we didn't know Kinlee was going to come, but this one we kept since it was my favorite. Remember how I used to play with it??
(05/23/2007--6 months old)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Strong AND cute!

Since I'm finally feeling better from my coughing and icky nose, I've been busy with playing and practicing my exercises again. I've been going all over the house leaving messes for Mommy to find, so now she's closing all the doors except for my room so I can go in there and play with my toys. It's fun to play in my room! I have different toys in there than in the play corner in the living room, so I'm finding new things to do.

Miss C came over on Tuesday to help me with my eating. She keeps track of my calories and makes sure I'm getting enough good stuff to keep me growing. She brought me a cookie and I smashed it up. But then guess what? I grabbed the little bits and put it in my mouth. Mommy and Miss C were surprised! I only did it once, though. That's just the way I do things, you know!

When Daddy came home for lunch, we played and I showed him how good I can hang on. Check out how high I am! I was sitting and he just kept going with his hands so I held on tight. It was fun! Mommy and Daddy think it's funny when they remember that one of the doctors told them when I was a tiny baby in the hospital that kids with my *extra* goodness "don't have a grip." Ha!

We took Belle to see Uncle Jody on Wednesday so she could get all her shots and stuff. He's a doctor for animals, and since we live close now and Belle is back with us, he can take care of her really good. Belle really hates to go to her doctors, but she wasn't quite as scared this time even though she still wasn't happy. Maybe it's because she knew the doc! Now we just have to go get her silly long hair cut pretty this week.

We went and saw Daddy at lunch, and we got to eat with Auntie Skye too. I wore one of my outfits that Daddy likes alot. It's almost too small in the shirt parts. Mommy says it's about time since they still say 6 months on the tag!