I am having a great time and never want to leave. Too bad it rained yesterday but that meant I got to play with all my cousins. I even tried to help my mom play cards. We went to the beach to play baseball at night and Uncle Joe was flying a kite. My aunts and uncles like to play cards alot and they are really loud!!
Boy, life at the beach is fun! We get up early in the morning (I usually get up first!) and mom goes for a walk and dad makes coffee! I play with my cousins and then we go to the beach. The sand is yummy and the waves are really big. I like to put my head on daddy's shoulder when the waves come in! Then we go back to the house and go into the pool! I like to play with all my cousins and especially with all cousin Ryan's new toys from his birthday!
Yea! We arrived at our house in the Outer Banks - its 3 stories and has an elevator & a pool and its right down the street from the beach! I can't wait to go digging for shark's teeth! Mommy and daddy aren't too happy with me today b/c I kept them up all night but that's ok b/c we're on vacation!
Mommy and Daddy were all excited today b/c we were leaving for vacation!! I didn't know what all the excitement was about but I didn't like being stuck in a car all the time. Cousin Trinity came in our car for part of the trip and then we got to the hotel in Fredericksburg and I went swimming - now that was fun!!
Tonight I went with my mom over to my friend Colin's house and saw my mom's friends and met Baby Jack Salisbury for the first time. Colin and I played with his water table and it was fun!! Baby Jack is cute, he has alot of hair ! Baby Vivian was sick so she couldn't come but I hope I meet her soon because I need a girlfriend with all these boys !!
Well I had my 9 month appointment today and I weigh 16 lbs 2 ounces and am 25 1/2 inches tall!! I gained 2 pounds since my 6 month checkup ! Dr. Adhar said I'm doing great and the best part is that I didn't have to get any shots!!
I am 9 months old to the day! But not until 10:14 pm. I go next week for my 9 month appointment to see how big I am getting. I think I'm getting taller because my feet not touch the ground when I sit in my exersaucer. I love to stand and play music on my Leap Frog music table. I can even walk all around it when I hold on! Maybe I'll try walking on my own this month! I get so excited to stand, I still like to do it all the time at night in my crib! Mom said something last night about banshees and lowest bidder but I'm not sure what that means :)!!
My first 4th of July! Yesterday I went to the pool with my cousins and it was really fun. I played with Ryan and Kyle's power rangers - shhs! Don't tell them ;). Today it rained so we didn't go to the pool but I went over my great grandma's house for my grandma's birthday! I almost got some cake but mommy said -no way!!
Today I went to my Aunt Kelly's house and played with all my cousins. And I had spaghetti noodle for dinner - yummy!! I'm feeling better but daddy and mommy aren't happy with me b/c I keep crying when they put me down to sleep and then I stand up in my crib and wait for them to come get me. I just don't like to sleep! Mommy said she isn't going to sell me to the banshees ...yet!
Well this wasn't such a hot week for me. I was sick, throwing up with high temperatures and I had to get 2 xrays and catheterized twice! It wasn't fun and mommy and daddy were pretty worried. We went to the hospital and the drs alot but I'm starting to feel better now. :)
Today is Father's Day and I surprised daddy by making giving him a poem that says how much I love him and I put my handprint on it. Even mommy was surprised that I did it! Do you know what's even better than crawling? Standing up and trying to walk! I love standing up on the couch and my exersaucer - this is fun!!
Yea! Today I figured it out that I can crawl forward! Wow, this is fun getting into everything in the house, especially the plugs, remote controls, garbage cans and all the magazines mommy and daddy have lying around. I am so glad they leave stuff on the ground for me to play with!
I turned 8 months today and mommy forgot to take my picture with my sign so she snuck it into my crib when I was sleeping. Its been a fun month so far. I love to scoot backwards and I think soon I will be able to crawl forward!!
Boy I've been really active lately. Dad says I'm like the energizer bunny. That's because there are so many things to see (and eat!) in my house and I can get there by rolling or scooting my butt around and reaching forward. But I really like to stand all the time now. I can pull myself up by holding mommy's fingers and look all around. Boy do I get mad when I have to sit back down!
Happy Memorial Day! Today was really hot so we went to the pool in the afternoon. I like to dunk my face in the pool water and then drink it! Chlorine is yummy! I looked really cool with my hat and sunglasses!
My first Friday Happy Hour! Mommy & Daddy took me to Redfins with them to meet their friends after work. Boy was it fun! I tried to drink from everyone's beer bottle but no one would give me a taste :(! I stayed up until 9:00 and fell asleep on the way home. Can't wait to do it again!
Now I figured out how to go from sitting position to on my stomach & guess what? If I keep rolling, I'll move around the room. I can't wait to get over to the tv where all those tapes are stacked up - here I go!!
I was at my Aunt Bridget's house today and she gave me these little circle things called Cheerios and boy are they fun to eat. I can grab a whole bunch and shove them into my mouth! I hope Aunt Molly gives me some tomorrow!!
Today mommy grammy & I went to visit my great Grandparents on the Duffy side and you'll never guess what Great Pap Pap let me have?!! Look at the pictures in April and you'll see! Oooh, I almost got a bite until mommy took it away! Boy it tasted better than all my plastic toys!
I can't wait to go back again!
Ouch, something is starting to pop through my gums and it hurts!! Two white things on the bottom & my mom keeps putting this yucky gel in my mouth that makes it feel funny. I'll show her, I'll just cry and cry all night so she has to come in and hold me!! And since daddy is out of town, I'll just drive my mom nuts until he comes home!
Today I had my 6 month appointment and the doctor said I'm doing great. I'm now 14 lbs 2 oz and 24 inches tall! I got a bunch of shots but they weren't too bad (probably b/c they were in my thighs and I have some extra padding there!). Mom says 10 lbs of my weight is in my thighs!
And over the weekend I started rolling from back to front at Grammy's house and even did it for daddy when I got home! Boy, going back and forth is fun!!
Well I was at my Aunt Molly's today playing with her and cousin Kyle (see the pictures of us) and I rolled over from my back to my tummy for the first time! I didn't do it again for my dad or mom though, I like to stay on my back when I'm around them!! :)
Well March has been a really busy month in our house. First we went on vacation and then mom & dad have been really busy at work :(. But I like to roll over all the time (just front to back) and eat my toes. They are so good - you should try to eat yours sometime! And my aunts say I am getting really chunky - especially my legs. They get red under my knees, mommy calls it "chub rub"! Not sure I am getting any longer though! I also started to sit up by myself. Its pretty fun although mommy always puts a pillow behind me just in case I fall
Well vacation is over and we get to ride on a plane again. I am really tired b/c I was up alot last night so I slept the whole plane ride ! Mommy said her arm was numb from holding me (I guess I am getting bigger!). Tomorrow its back to daycare!
Yea! My cousins Trinity, Joe & Sydney are here with Aunt Kelly, Aunt Mary Kay and Uncle Joe! Mommy and daddy went golfing so I went into the pool with my cousins - it was fun except when they splashed me :(
Today we went for a walk all around the resort & I slept in my stroller for a long time. Then daddy took me into the pool for the first time. The water was really warm, like my bath so I liked it! I especially liked the cool sunglasses mommy bought for me & I love dipping my fingers in the water and then sucking on them!
Well today we left for Orlando, Florida and my first plane ride & first vacation! Mommy said I did really well on the plane, first I ate, then I slept and then woke up and ate my fingers until the ride ended. And the weather is really warm so I love it!!
Well yesterday I was 4 months old and boy do I feel it! Today I went to the doctors & now I weigh 11 lbs 5 oz! And I'm 22 3/4 inches, and my head is 42 cm! All these fun measurements! I also got 3 more shots - ouch! I have a cold & cough so I'm not feeling all that great but daddy and mommy are taking good care of me & getting up every couple of hours at night when I do!
Today we left for the Detroit & the Super Bowl!! I got to hang out with daddy & all my aunts on Satuday & then with my cousin Kaeli on Sunday. I didn't stay up for the game but the Steelers won so mommy & daddy were really excited. I decided I missed them so much I would cry all night so they would hold me - what fun! Then we drove back & Auntie Lynne stayed in the back seat with me b/c she hurt her ankle at the game :(
Today at my Aunt Bridget's house I rolled over for the first time from my tummy to my back!! Aunt Bridget said I was pretty surprised and mommy & daddy were bummed they didn't see it so maybe I'll do it again tonite to show them!!
Another weight check today & I am now 10 lbs 12 ounces - a real porker!! Still in the low percentile for height but mommy said I need to stretch more when they measure me!
And daddy is so excited because he and mommy & me are going to the Super Bowl with two of my aunts (they are picking names to see who goes!). I'll get to stay with mommy's cousins while they go to the game!
Please say special prayers for mommy's cousin Mary Pat Krebs and daddy's friend's wife - Liz Cipola (part of the Buffalonian clan). They were both recently diagnosed with breast cancer and are facing surgery, treatment and recovery. Mommy said they are both really strong women so they will conquer all that is thrown at them. And Grandma Burke is watching over and sending her survivor strength their way!