Thursday, May 27, 2010

Baby Brother

I'm starting to get excited about baby brother. I love going to the doctor's office. I get to help with the tape measure to see how big he is. I also get to push the buttons so we can hear him 'talk' to us. He always says hi to me! We all got to go to the doctor's yesterday. The doctor said that baby brother will come out to play soon. Only a couple more weeks now (due date 20th June).

We went to Babies R Us last weekend and I got to scan lots of things for baby brother and a few things for me too -- like the cookie monster towel and some sippy cups. So if you feel like getting something, and don't know what, you can hop on the web and check out baby brother's registry... and don't forget about me too. I like presents.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Eastern Shore - Assateague Island

Leave it to me to go to the beach and find pine cones. Leave it to Mommy to have a camera with no batteries when we go to see the wild horsies on Assateague Island. So all of the cool things that we saw on the north side of the island weren't captured 'on film'. Like me petting a horseshoe crab and conchs, the first herd of horses we saw ... after the thunderstorm passed by. Luckily, she did remember to bring the battery charger, so we have pictures of the south side of the island - including my pine cone.

I found the pine cone on our walk to see the lighthouse. It was TALL!!

Daddy and I went up (read Daddy carried me up) over 200 steps to the top of the lighthouse. I refused to go outside though... it was too windy! The lady at the top gave me a sticker.

Finally we got to see more horsies. Much more interesting than lighthouses. We spotted the horsies out on the marsh and then came right up to our car!

Some were white, some were brown, some were mixed.

One even posed with the lighthouse in the distance... just for G'pa Kenny.

My favorite horsey was the baby horse. The rangers said he was only about a week old!!

After a while too many other people crowded our horsies. There was a pretty good traffic jam. So we headed of to take a walk around a different marsh. No horsies but lots of birds.

Including a family of geese with 3 goslings. (Just like in my Gossie book! Well minus the red boots.) Can you spot them in the picture?

It was a fun long weekend - pool, beach, horsies, birdies and a lighthouse - what more could a girl want?

Eastern Shore - Ocean City

This weekend we went to the beach. It was the first time I saw the Atlantic Ocean. It was all the first time I made a sand castle.

The hotel gave me my very own bucket and shovel.

It was a love/hate relationship though. I loved playing in the sand and making sand castles. I hated when the wind blew and the sand blasted into my legs. I also hated the water - it was COLD!!

Some boardwalk junk food made me feel much better. Nothing like dipping huge french fries in ketchup to make a 2 year old smile.

Luckily the hotel also had 3 pools - 1 indoor and 2 outdoor. So we got to go swimming in relatively warmer water. The next hotel in Virginia had a heated indoor pool... now that was NICE.


The yards are still a bit of a mess but we've been working on it. Instead of our usual garden, we had to settle for some potted veggies on the porch. I helped to plant the peppers, tomatoes, and cucumbers.

We also tried to fix the patches in the lawn from the old auto accident and from the construction work. I got to help put out the seed. Daddy spread the fertilizer though. I waited my turn to do the next thing... WATER!! We did well... there's little sproutlets everywhere.

Getting dressed

Sometimes I like to choose my outfits in the morning. I'm so much more fashionable when I choose than when Mommy dresses me. I can even put some of the clothes on myself. For example - the bib and rain boots shown here. The yellow bag really sets off the outfit. Its all about the accessories!

And what could be a better way to accessorize than with pink hair!?!

New Toys

I've gotten lots of presents... cuz I'm so cute.

Mommy and Daddy got me an easel. One side is a white board and the other side is a chalk board. Check out my Picasso drawing... or is it more Matisse?

Grandma Ai got me a new bathing suit. Its even got matching flip flops! I dare you say something bad about it.

Grandpa Jim got me a hippo chair which I love too.
The best new toy though is my big girl bed! No more crib for me. I'm going to share it with my baby brother.