Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend

We stayed home last weekend and enjoyed being together....FINALLY! We got a lot of work done around the yard There's a lot of landscaping and it seemed like the lady that lived here before never raked a leaf in her life! We spent the whole weekend cleaning out the beds and there's still one bed I haven't even touched yet! YIKES! But, it's cleaning up nicely. Noah trimmed some trees, cut out some dead stuff and mowed the lawn. I trimmed hedges and tore out some overgrowth.
Alistair was AWESOME! We finally broke down and bought a backpack for him and he hung out with me when he wasn't eating or sleeping. He loves that thing! I think he would stay in it all day if I let him. He has always liked being a part of the action.

Daddy got home from work and the weekend began:

We even planted a garden!

Alistair helped rake out flower beds:

He loved being in on the action all weekend long!

He likes to get comfortable at the table:

I left the childlock off of this cupboard:

Now it's Alistair's fort:

Juice in my right hand, cookie in my left:

Alistair's 1st (golden) Oreo (he's still a litte young for chocolate)

Friday, May 23, 2008

Who knew?

Who knew that a child who LOVES the jets in the bathtub would HATE a wind-up dolphin?! I bought him a 2 pack yesterday thinking he would love how they swim around on their own.........NOPE! As soon as dolphin number 1 came near him, he began to scream and demand that I get him out of the tub at once! That was the worst $1.99 I've ever spent. I felt so bad.

Well, this morning, he wanting into the tub:

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

6 months in review!

We are in Maryland now and we have cable internet! (BUH BYE, DIAL-UP!!!!!!)
So, after 6 months of starving for speed and leaving everyone in the dark, here's what you've missed:

I met my cousins, Luke and Nathan:

3 generations of Brackbill men:

I had a Happy Christmas:

Aunt Casey sent me a box of goodies, including my gorilla hat:

Pappy bought my jumperoo:

We had Christmas at Grandma Centric's house:

And New Year's at Gnu-Gnu and Grandude's:

I had my first food:

And enjoyed the great outdoors:

I had to have treatments for a respiratory infection:

Aunt Connie and Uncle Mike came for Mommy's birthday:

My hair started to come in on top:

I visited lots with my Great-Grammie Brackbill:

And we had LOTS of snow:

I started cruisin' in my walker:

Holding my own bottle:

And petting my dogs:

I met cousin Will:

I never let Mommy and Daddy eat a warm meal:

Pappy visited me a lot:

I say, "DA DA"

I got a new crib:

Grandma Centric came for Easter:

So did Gnu-Gnu! (I love my Peeps easter basket):

I hold my own cup:

I feed myself:

And I ride Horses:

Sunglasses make me smile:

So do cameras:

I visited my Great-Grammie Esh:

I play BEAUTIFUL music:

I went on outdoor hikes:

Met crazy animals:

And met crazy cousins (Jamie's my favorite):

I sit up in the bathtub:

I crawl through tunnels:

And I LOVE my new house:

I'm ready for summer:

Happy Mother's Day, Gnu-Gnu!

Fake cats make me crack up:

So do real ones:

and cameras:

Our first Mother's Day! I LOVE YOU, MOMMY!

Happy Mother's Day, Great-Grammie Brackbill:

I can climb up my Daddy! (I'm not afraid of heights):

Did I mention I love cameras?

And messes?

And Uncle Steve?

Uncle Steve helped us move:

I want to pull out his facial hair:

Sunglasses still make me smile!