Its Christmas! Merry Christmas Everyone ! What a fun day! We opened presents from Santa and then all my cousins and aunts and uncles came over for dinner! I played with Sydney and all the kids played with their Wii game. My aunts played cards and my uncles played pool. We had lots of fun but I was tired by the end of the day! I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!!
Its Christmas Eve! One more night until baby Jesue is born! Mommy went to visit Baby Stephen and Grandma and Grandpa Burke & I went over Aunt Kelly''s to play with the kids for awhile. Then we went over Grandma''s house and I wore my new dress and stockings!! I got lots of presents from Grandma, Grandpa, Great Grandma and Aunt Linda! Like a movie projector, a toss across, a tunnel, dolls and a dora outfit! After dinner we went to mass with Aunt Bridget and I kept singing and walking back to Aunt Bridget''s row.
Finally (it was a long day!) we left cookies and milk for Santa and carrots for the reindeer! I hope I''ve been a good girl!!
Tonight we had a party with Pap Pap, Grammy, Aunt Amanda, Aunt Ashley, Jason & Charlie! They brought all kinds of big boxes for me! I got a princess car, a teddy bear nursery, a work desk, a grille like daddy''s, a medicine kit, books and a purse ! Wow, so many presents, I''m one lucky girl !!
Guess what? Daddy came home from work and there was a big pool table in the basement! Mommy said Santa dropped it off early for him! I got to spend the night at Pap Pap & Grammy''s and played with Aunt Amanda and Aunt Ashley! We went to Damons for lunch and I ate lots of pickles!
What a busy week! I wasn''t feeling good Monday so daddy stayed home with me Tuesday. Mommy''s friends came over for a girls night dinner and Colin and Corinne came too so we played downstairs! Wednesday Santa Claus came again!! He was really loud saying "Ho Ho Ho" and he brought me a veggie tales tape and a book!
Today I got my haircut again and we''re making Christmas cookies! And its snowing! Yay!
What a weekend! First we watched all kinds of shows on the drive to and from Michigan. We visited my Great Aunt Mary and Uncle Tom once we got there and then went to mommy''s cousins in Ann Arbor for dinner. We got home really late and I got to sleep with Sydney!
Saturday we went to the mall and then over to Aunt Mary''s again for a BIG party! Santa came but he was scary so I cried and cried. But he did give me a play pony so that was nice. The other Caileigh was there too and she sure is tall! We had fun playing with our toys together. I''m glad to be back home!
We''re off to Michigan! Daddy, mommy, all my aunts (except Bridget) and cousins (except big Joe & Meghan) are headed to visit mommy''s cousins and aunts/uncles! Once we get there we are going swimming at the pool!
I didn''t feel so good last night so mommy stayed home with me. I took a long nap and woke up singing my ABCs! You know I can sing the whole song? It snowed all day long so after my nap we went outside while mommy shoveled snow, I made a snow angel. I also ate some snow and it tasted good! Mommy said it tastes like chocolate but daddy says it just tastes like water.
It sure is fun to get ready for Christmas! I''m learning a lot of new songs like "jingle bells", "frosty" and "let it snow". But my favorite song to sing is "Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Glory ("lorrie") to the Newborn King! That''s what the angel on the top of my manger says. And I like "Hosanna", like we sing at church. Mommy sings it first b/c daddy says he doesn''t have a good singing voice, then me, except I say "Psanna, Highest"!
Today was daddy and Caileigh''s day! We went to see "Go Diego Go" downtown and I got to meet Diego after the show! And I got a neat flashlight that lights up and spins around! I had so much fun with daddy!
This morning we went to Lake Forest to cut down our Christmas tree. We walked and walked and walked (ok I was carried) until we found the perfect tree. Then daddy muscles cut it down! The best part was the pretzels and hot dog at the tree farm. I like our tree !
Great News! Nin Nin''s friend Ally that has been in the hospital since July got to go home today! She had a transplant in July and her mom, sister and dad have been living in Pittsburgh since then (they are from Philadelphia area) and Ally got to go to their home in Pittsburgh! Here is Ally''s blog where you can read all about Ally and her family..
Oh and mommy got daddy a special birthday dinner tonite - sushi! I wanted to try it and started crying and crying so I got a piece and shoved it in my mouth! It was hot! Mommy forgot to tell me it was spicy. But I think I might like sushi.
Happy Thanksgiving! What a day! Its Grammy''s birthday and mine & mommy''s feast day (St. Cecelia). First we went to church and then to get a bagel at Bruegers. Then we came home and took a nap before going to Aunt MK''s for dinner. I ate alot of spinach dip, turkey and potatoes. Then we came home and ate again with Grandma, Grandpa, Great Grandma, Aunt Linda and Uncle Stevie. And THEN, Sydney, Joey & Trinity came over and stayed all night. We didn''t go to bed until 10:00 p.m.! Boy was I tired!
Moving Day! No more townhouse, hello big backyard! I love my new pink room and lots of rooms to run around in!
Thanks to all mommy and daddy''s friends and family for helping us move (and rake the leaves)!
I didn''t feel so hot today so mommy stayed home with me in the morning and then we went to her work for a little bit & I saw "nin nin" and Ms. Eileen and lots of mommy''s co-workers. Then I spent the night at Grandma and Grandpa''s house because tomorrow we move into a new house!
Mommy and daddy went to a special remembrance ceremony for Baby Stephen and all the little babies that died at Mercy Hospital - it was very sad but sweet.
Halloween was so much fun! We went to my Aunt Kelly and Uncle Joe''s house and went trick or treating! Aunt Marykay dressed up like a scary witch but I wasn''t scared! I liked walking to all the houses and asking for candy. Too bad my mom won''t let me eat any!
Today I had my 2 year old check-up and Daddy took me this time. I still cried when I got the shot but Dr. Adhar says I''m doing great!! And I don''t have to come back for a year. I''m now 23.3 lbs and 32 inches!! And my head percentile is 90% - of course! :)
Wow, what a hot weekend! We drove by our "new house" again and mommy says we have to stop b/c it seems like we are stalking the owners! We have had some people look at our townhouse so maybe it will sell soon!
I got my 2 year old pictures taken today and then we went to the party store to get all kinds of balloons and signs for my party!! I''ll be 2 years in 2 weeks and I''m very excited !! Here''s link to my pictures if you want to see them!
WE HAVE A NEW HOUSE!! Today mommy and daddy found out that the offer was accepted for the new house we looked at last week! I am really excited and already looking forward to my new pink room and my own bathroom which I call "Caileigh''s bathroom"! There''s a big yard to run around and lots of space to play inside. I can''t wait to have everyone over!
I got to sleep over Grammy''s tonite and played with Aunt Amanda, Aunt Ashley and Jason. I got my toenails painted and Grammy put pigtails in my hair and we watched the Little Mermaid! Too bad Pap Pap was golfing - he missed all the fun!
Happy Birthday Mommy! She won''t let me say how old she is so I''ll just say "older than 21"! We went to the Cheesecake Factory with Grandma, Grandpa, Great Grandma, Uncle Stevie and Diane. Then I got to ride on the slides in the mall while mommy and daddy shopped (for me of course!) Yea!
Today was the day that my brother Stephen was supposed to be born, so yesterday we went to the cemetary to say some prayers and lay flowers and balloons at his grave. We talked to Grandma and Grandpa Burke too. Then daddy let me hold the balloon and let it go and it flew straight up to heaven to Stephen.
Back in Pittsburgh- I slept the whole way home on the plane. Then we went over my Aunt Bridget''s for a picnic and I played with Sydney while all the grown-ups played volleyball! Except mommy b/c she has a boo-boo on her belly. Tomorrow''s the last day of summer - boo!!
We''re at my friend Madison & Megan''s house today and had lots of fun playing dress up and on their slide. They have a lot of neat toys and puzzles and play doh which I love!! We went for lots of walks, went to church & had pizza for dinner!
Everything went great for my mom & she came home from the hospital today! Meanwhile, my Aunt Kelly and Aunt Kay are taking great care of me = we went swimming and to the beach and I got a necklace and Mickey from the Disney Store! My aunts also updated in the guestbook to let you know what we did.
I must be getting more teeth b/c I keep sticking my fingers in my mouth (so says my mom). I like to sing my ABCs (all the way to "D" and then over and over again) and dance to the ''Macarena'', and the Laurie Berkner band! Dancing is fun!