My mom said this is the last day of 2006 and I'm not really sure what that mean but daddy and I went outside on the porch and it was really warm! Then Aunt Bridget, Uncle Matt, Aunt Kelly & Uncle Joe came over and played cards. I played with all my cousins exc. baby Jack who was sleeping! I didn't stay up until midnite though, I was fast asleep!
Today we went to my other grandparents and I met some of my daddy's cousins for the first time! We had pizza and opened presents again! I loved running around my great grandma's house! I got a neat hat and knitted poncho from my great aunt Sheila that I can wear on St. Patrick's Day! I'll post pictures soon!
Santa came to our house and brought me lots of fun books, crayons, and things to play with in the tub! Then we went over Aunt Kellys and I got fridge phonics and clothes from my godmother. Boy am I lucky to have such great family!
Today is Christmas Eve so daddy, mommy & I went to Grandma Butera's house for dinner. I got to open lots of gifts like my talking teddy bear! Then we went to church at Mt. Alvernia where Sister Ann lives. Mommy thought I would be sleepy but I laughed and talked the whole mass! Then we got cookies after, and then it was home to bed to wait for Santa!
Tonight we celebrated Christmas early with Pap Pap, Grammy, Aunt Amanda, Aunt Ashley and Charlie. I got alot of toys like a lawnmower, vaccuum, caterpillar, elmo table and lots more. We had alot of fun, I can't wait to open more gifts because I really like the paper!!
This weekend we went to Michigan to visit mommy's aunts, uncles and cousins! I saw Santa Claus two times! Once I sat on his lap but the second time I was scared! Santa brought me a neat book and stuffed animal!
Today is my feast day - and my mom's and Grandma Burke's too! St. Cecelia is the patron saint of music and I do love to listen to music! Tommorrow is Thanksgiving and we are going to church in the morning. The mass is being said for my Grandma Burke because it is her birthday! Wasn't she lucky to have a birthday on Thanksgiving?! Then we're off to Aunt Molly's and Grandma Erika's for turkey dinner. I don't know what that is but dad is realllllyyyy excited!!
My mom tells me she and dad are so blessed and tomorrow is a special day to give thanks! So Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Oh no, my eyes are really itchy and there is gunk coming out of them! Looks like I have to go to see Dr. Adhar and get some medicine! And I'm getting two more teeth on the top next to my front teeth and boy do they hurt! Guess what?! Dr. Adhar weighed me and I am not 17 lbs 14 oz - almost 18 lbs!!
Tonight I went to my first Irish bar with my relatives and tasted Guinness for the first time! It was yummy! I had so much fun at the Claddagh Pub, especially when mommy, grammy and great Aunt Sheila and I did the hokey pokey in the bathroom!
YEA!! I am a big cousin finally!! My aunt Kelly and Uncle Joe had a baby boy today so I'm no longer the youngest in the family! His name is Jack Thomas and he was 8 lb 6 oz. My mom said he'll be as big as me in no time! I can't wait to meet him!
Tonight I got to dress up in a costume and ask for candy from all the neighbors! I dressed up as a spider and it was alot of fun. I wish it didn't rain and I would have stayed out longer and I wish my mom and dad would have let me eat some of that candy!
I have two front teeth! And boy did they hurt coming in!! Finally they started to arrive bit by bit and now they are starting to show. My dad hopes I start to chew more now that they are here!!
And here's a funny story from daycare. My mom talked to Ms. Emily yesterday and she said I was doing great BUT, she picked me up and felt a lump under my arm! So she looked in my shirt and you'll never guess what I was hiding ... a GOLF Ball!! My dad gave me one that morning to hold and I was so sneaky, I hid it in my shirt without my mom knowing. Too bad I forgot it was there until Ms. Emily found it!! My mom said she has to "pat me down" before I leave the house now!!
Well today I had my 1 year checkup and the dr said I am healthy! Of course, I haven't gained much weight lately and I had to be measured a few times to make sure I was still on the growth chart but since I am eating so well the dr isn't too concerned. For those keeping a record, I'm now a whopping 17 lb 4 oz and 26 3/4 inches!! Mommy says I'm easier to cuddle with and is happy that I still fit in the 9 month clothes b/c they are so cute!!
Today was my birthday party at Aunt Bridget and Uncle Matt's house. All my cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, great grandparents, godparents and friends came - whew there were alot of people!
We ate alot and watched a video my mom made of all pictures of my first year. Then - the best part- presents! I got all kinds of neat toys, books and clothes! But I liked the red tissue paper the best! Then we had cake but I didn't like that smash cake at all - I didn't even touch it! But my mom gave me some chocolate ice cream and it was yummy!
My mommy and daddy were so busy at the party that they only took 4 pictures! Boy was I tired when I got home, being 1 is hard work!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!! I'm not sure what that means but everyone sure is making a fuss!
Mommy and daddy skipped work and we slept until 9:30! Then I went downstairs and there were yellow balloons all over. And I got an ELMO cart that I can push or ride. I started pushing it around the house right away! But I liked playing with the balloons better than anything!
Then, we went to a pumpkin patch and we saw a really big fat PIG!! And goats and sheep too. We met my friends Vivian and baby Jack and their moms too! Then we went shopping and to Monte Cellos for dinner so I could have my favorite food- PIZZA! Then at home I got to eat this yummy thing called a cupcake - I wasn't sure about it at first but then it was fun to eat! I can't wait until my party tomorrow!!
I went over my Aunt Bridget's today and all my cousins were there because they were off school. I followed them all over the place and it was so much fun! But I was really tired when I got home! Then my grandma and grandpa brought me over a new pink coat with pants - I liked carrying them around the kitchen.
Today daddy, mommy and I went to this place called ToyRUs and boy was it fun. They picked out my birthday presents while I played with this really cool lawnmower. I pushed it all around the store but daddy wouldn't buy it because he said its too big for me! I had lots of fun pulling everything off the shelves and waving to all the nice people!
We went to church this afternoon and boy did I have a good time waving to all the nice people. Then I started walking up and down the pews and found out that I could escape down the aisle if I walked fast! But daddy wouldn't let me go too far by myself. Oh well, maybe next week!
Well I'm not sure what happened last night but my mommy and daddy never came home before I went to bed and when I woke up this morning I was in a strange crib at my Aunt Kelly's house. Oh well, I'm sure they'll come back. In the meantime I sure like chasing after my cousins!!
(mommy adds... it was our first night away from Caileigh and of course she slept straight through for her aunt and uncle! )
Today was a very sad day for my mommy. She found out that her friend and partner at work died when he was on vacation in another country. We were just at his house when I met mommy's friends from work and he was very nice. I'm saying special prayers for Mr. Randy, Ms. Lorrie and Miss Elizabeth every night.
Today I went downtown and did the Diaper Dash in the Pittsburgh Great Race! I started fast but then the boy next to me caught up and cut me off! So I stopped, looked around for my mom and smiled and then started crawling again. Then I stopped, looked around and waived and crawled to the finish! I came in 3rd ! and got my own certificate plus lots of fun prizes and a t-shirt! I can't wait to do the Toddler Trot next year!
Today mommy and daddy took me to my very first Irish Festival ! It was so much fun! I loved listening to the Irish music, especially Gaelic Storm and petting all the big Irish dogs! I really like sticking my fingers in daddy's Guinness beer - yumm!!
Wow, what a busy weekend this was! On Saturday we went over Pap Pap and Grammy's house for a picnic and celebrated a bunch of birthdays! Sunday we went over Aunt Bridget's house to celebrate my mom's birthday and today we went to Great Grandma's house for dinner. Boy am I tired!! I'm still trying to get my balance to stand up and take a step - getting very close!!
Today I met all kinds of nice people that Mommy works with and their kids. Ms. Eda who signs my guestbook and her husband Mr. Guy were there too! There was a girl the same age as my cousin Meghan - her name was Julia and she held me alot and took me all over the place ! I didn't even miss my mom or dad!
Well today I wasn't feeling so hot, something I ate didn't agree with me because my face got all red and splotchy and I had bumps on my legs and stomach! Mommy was really worried so she gave me some medicine and called the doctor ! Grammy and Pap Pap came over at night and played with me for awhile. They brought all kinds of fun toys like a drum and a dog that talks! I felt better the next morning but boy do my gums hurt!
Today my dad took me to the hospital he works at and I met all kinds of nice people. Then Grandma and Grandpa took me to this really tall building where Grandma works and I looked out the windows and saw all these little cars on the street! They gave me a pink baby doll and I love her!
Boo Hoo!! We had to leave to drive back to Pittsburgh early this morning. I didn't mind it because I slept almost the whole way home but I was sad to leave. I can't wait to come back to the beach again!!