Sunday, February 24, 2008

Trip to Houston

Today, I just finished my first overnight road-trip. It capped off a very exciting weekend.

The weekend began with me getting to try another new food for the first time. This time it was zucchini. It looked like florescent green goo, so at first glance, I wasn't too sure I would like it. But after I tried it, I decided it was the best thing I have ever eaten. Yum! I've already had it at three meals. Yum. Mom says some other types of squash are next - I hope they are as good as the zucchini.

Saturday morning, I had my final swim class. Dad swam around with me and we had a good time. I'm sad that its over, but Mom promised to take me swimming again soon so we can practice all that I've learned.

Then we all packed up the car and headed down to Houston to visit Mom's friends. They have a son who's about my age and we got along great. It was such a pretty weekend, that we all went to Memorial Park, where there were lots of runners and strollers and babies. We all had a nice snack while sitting outside watching the sun start to set. Then I went home and fell asleep at our friends' house. It was a late night for me; I got to stay up past my bedtime.

Sunday morning, we got up and had a nice breakfast with everyone and headed over to the Houston Zoo! Mom kept telling me about the monkeys, and how neat they were. Unfortunately, I fell asleep and missed them. But it was a nice day, and it was great to get a quality nap outside.

On our way back home from Houston, we made a special stop for Dad and grabbed some Krystal. It sure looked good, but Dad wouldn't share any with me. We got back to Austin pretty late, so that's two nights in a row I've gotten to stay up past my bedtime. I am quite the night owl.

You can see some pictures of the zucchini and our trip to Houston here.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


This was one exciting week. It started with my 6th swim lesson. I am getting really good at splashing. Next week is my last swim class. I get to practice all the splashing I learn at the swim class in my bath each night.

Mom surprised me by making a new treat. I have been eating green beans this past week, but all of the sudden, Mom gave me something that was super delicious. A banana smoothie! I loved it.
It was a good thing too, because the night before I saw what Mom made for her and Dad for dinner and it looked really good. She called it stuffed peppers. And she wouldn't share any with me!

I posted some pictures of my bath, some food, swimming, and some other stuff.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Experiencing the world

Mom says variety is the spice of life, so we have been trying to experience that lately.

Sunday night I had a night out on the town. Mom, Dad, and I went to visit some friends for dinner, and we brought my Pack N' Play with us. When it came time for bed, I just slept over at their house. When I woke up the next morning, I was back in my crib at our house. I don't know how it happened - magic, I guess. Mom and Dad said they woke me later that night and took me home, but I don't remember that. It was fun though, and since I slept so well, Mom and Dad think they will probably go out with me again. My first night out was a big success!

When I was little, I had lots of nice green clothes, which really spoke to the Irish in me. Mom liked it and called me her little green bean. Today I got to find out what she was talking about when Daddy surprised us by coming home to have lunch with us and fed me a couple of bowlfuls. At first I was surprised by the taste, but they grew on me pretty quickly. Green beans are so yummy! I can't wait to have more tomorrow.

This afternoon Mommy and I followed that up with another new experience. After I did tummy time, I was kind of grumpy, and Mom said it was time to get out of the house. I can't see out of my car seat in the stroller, which is what I usually ride in when we take a walk, and I'm still too little for our big stroller. Mom thought I'd enjoy looking around at the whole wide world while we took a walk though, so she put me in a little umbrella stroller. It's so small, just like me! Mom said it's almost like pushing a toy, and I fit in it perfectly. It's really close to the ground, and I can see everything as we walk down the street. There's so much going on! I love it! Mom is right - it is fun to do new things.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Swim Lesson 5

I had my fifth swim lesson this morning, and it was a great one. I can't believe today was the next to last class already. I'm really starting to get the hang of swimming, and we got to play a bunch of my favorite games today. Dad shot a great video of me and mom playing in the pool. To see some photos of my fun week watching the Super Bowl with Dad, playing with Grandma and swimming, click here.

Swingin' with Grandma

This week, Daddy had to go to Las Vegas to play craps, I mean work, so Grandma came to visit me and help Mommy out. We had a great time. We played a lot and I showed Grandma all the cool new things I've been doing, like growing more teeth and shrieking. It's been warm here, so we spent lots of time outside too. We walked around our neighborhood and took Peepa and Matty to the park a few times and Grandma got me a new swing. This one hangs from the tree in our backyard, and I can pretend I'm a monkey swinging from its branches. I love it!

I also tried a couple of new foods while Grandma visited. First I had carrots. They aren't my favorite, but if they are mixed with cereal, they are okay. Yesterday Grandma gave me yams for the first time. I love them! I'm glad Grandma came to visit and I can't wait to see her again.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Bonding with Dad

Mom, Dad and I had a family Super Bowl party on Sunday, so they let me stay up a little late to watch the game. Because Mom went to school in Boston, I'm a big Patriots fan. Oma even sent me this cool Pats shirt. I was really excited to watch the game with Dad, but I only got to watch the first quarter before I fell asleep. The Pats were winning when I went to bed, so I'm sure everything turned out okay.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Swimming IV

Today was my fourth swim lesson. Mom and Dad mixed things up - this time Dad swam with me. It was fun, and I feel like I'm really improving. I only have two classes left. What a bummer.

To see pictures of our fun class, click here.