Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Happy July Everybody!

Well guess what. I'm growing and growing and growing. At least that's what my Mommy says. On July 1st I measured in at 23 inches long and weighed 11 pounds 5 ounces! The doctor was quite happy with my growing progress. The only part of this visit that wasn't my favorite was getting shots. :( I had to have 3 of them, and they hurt. At least I got a shiny band-aid when it was over. :) And I was only grumpy for one day.

The 4th of July was a new experience. (Just like everything else these days.) Mommy and Daddy invited some people over and BBQ'd. Mommy also decided to make it her birthday party, she said something about it being her 'first 29th' birthday. I haven't even had my first birthday party, 29 seems like a long ways away. We had fun; we colored the sidewalk with chalk, ate tons of food, had berry short cake, and watched fireworks from the front window. Our neighbors blew up fireworks for close to an hour, and they were big and bright.

I also went swimming! The water wasn't quite warm enough for me, but I spent 30 minutes remembering the good old times when I always was swimming. At least I was having a good time until some one decided to see if I remembered how to hold my breath under water. Auntie Susan and Teresa were there to entertain me and make sure I didn't drown. Auntie Teresa is a life guard, so Mommy knew I would be ok, but I still didn't like going under water.

Mommy says pictures will be up soon.
Kisses and hugs,

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Late June 2009

So now for more on what I did in June.

Remember how I said going out to Olive Garden was the second time Mommy and Daddy have gone out to eat? Well Daddy took me and Mommy out to Red Robin and they thought it would be funny if I had my picture taken with the large bottle of seasoning. So there I am, in my car seat hanging out with my pink friend and the big 'ole bottle of seasoning. Funny parents. The same night we went out to RR, Daddy's office buddies decided to go out to Whirly Ball. We went and watched a few matches... and it looked like so much fun that I just had to let them know I would be on the team just as soon as my feet can reach the pedals of the go cart. I figured I would start by practicing with the catcher thingy. Just need to grow a few more inches...

I also got to meet some more family. Aunt Michi and Uncle Harold and my cousins Shannon and Natalie were so nice to invite us all over for coffee and cookies. Aunt Michi made a scrumptious rubarb crisp, at least that is what I was told since I couldn't have any. I got to hear all about Natalie's engagement and upcoming wedding, and Shannon is moving and changing practices. I had a very nice visit.

The major event of June was Shop Hop. Mommy and Auntie Teresa decided that at 9 weeks old it was time for me to take up a hobby, and apparently quilting is it. If you haven't heard of Shop Hop it's a 5 day event in Western Washington and you drive around to the 50 some odd quilt shops and pick up free blocks and fabric to make a sampler quilt. We started on the 24th with 6 shops, then on the 26th we went to 11 shops, then on the 27th Connie and Lindsay joined us to go to another 11 shops, and then on the 28th Teresa stayed home and Daddy took us to the last 4 shops to collect an amazing 32 blocks!! It was a total of 717 miles that I drove around picking up fabric. It was fun, but I was so tired. Mommy said she would help me put together my fabric to make my very first shop hop quilt, which is good since I don't know how to work a pair of scissors.

On that last day of shop hop, Daddy and Mommy were trying to plan it so that they could go on an 'alone date'. I didn't quite understand why they didn't want me to come too, but since we were in Olympia and I got to spend more time with Ohbah and Ohgee, I was happy. I guess I am too cute because Mommy and Daddythey were only able to stay out for an hour and a half!

So that was June. So busy! July looks to be a busy month too... I have a check up at the doctor's office (I've been told that the shots won't hurt too much), I get to see 4th of July fireworks, it's going to be Mommy's Birthday (she mentioned something about it being her first 29th birthday), Ohbah and Ohgee are throwing me a 100 day party, GiGi is coming to town... and that's all before the 15th!! Can't wait to tell you all about it!

Hugs and kisses to all,

Me with Red Robbin seasonings...
Me practicing for Whirly Ball.
Me with Aunt Michi and cousins Shannon and Natalie.

Me with Lindsay in the fabric aisles during Shop Hop.
Me with Mommy, Auntie Teresa, Lindsay and Connie outside the Kingston Quilt shop, which was the last shop of the day.
Me and Ohgee in Olympia.