Friday, November 21, 2008

When I'm a big brother...

...I'm going to have a little sister!

That's right. Today Mom, Dad and I all went to Mom's doctor's office. We sat down and watched a computer screen on the wall. The show that was on starred our baby! It was very cool. I'm not feeling great, so it was hard for me to sit still, but we got to see that the baby is a little girl who is very healthy. Mom and Dad say that's good for me because little sisters are fun to pick on.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

My new sandbox

This weekend, Dad and Mom (mostly Dad) slaved away and built me a great new play area in our backyard. They hauled away rotten old railroad ties, pulled millions of tough little weeds out of the ground, cleaned up a bunch of old gravel, and put new edging and gravel down. The icing on the cake though, is they filled up the sandbox Bubbie and Papa gave me back in July for my first birthday.I am so excited. It's like my very own sand pit in our yard. Unfortunately, it's been cold here this week and now I'm sick. So I haven't put it to much use yet. As soon as I'm better and we aren't in the middle of a cold front, I'll be out there. To see some photos of my first time out there, click here.

I've also been walking a lot more - with my alligator toy and without - and surprised Mom the other day by crawling up onto a shelf.

Bubbe recorded some video of my moving and shaking the other week when she and Papa were in Austin. To see some of the fun we had, click here.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

November visit

Bubbe and Papa came to visit me this weekend. It has been a few months since they've seen me, so I got to surprise them with all the new things I can do. Mom and Dad took advantage of the free baby-sitting opportunity by working out in the yard all weekend to prepare a place for the sandbox that Bubbe and Papa gave me for my birthday. That left me a lot of time to play with Bubbe and Papa. They read to me, chased me around, and I got to show them my new big boy room that I'll be moving into sometime in the next few months.

They also brought me some fun clothes, including another cute Halloween costume, and some new books and toys. I am excited about all my fun new loot.

On Saturday morning, Mom and Dad took a break from the yard work and we all went to go see our farmer Miguel. Miguel had lots of good food for us, and it is nice to walk now that the weather has cooled off a little. After we got home, I took a nap and ate some lunch, then Bubbe and Papa took me outside to my swing so we could all watch Mom and Dad work. It was the best weather I've ever seen here. The weekend went by really fast. It sure was a fun visit. I can't wait to see them again.

After Bubbe and Papa left this afternoon, I surprised Mom and Dad with some new moves. I started really using my alligator walking toy and taking a few steps here and there on my own a couple weeks ago, but this past week I really started taking some major steps forward. Dad says it's a giant leap for mankind. Anyway, I made them happy by walking more this afternoon and then really shocked them by climbing up on my big boy bed all by myself! They say it's exciting and scary all at the same time. I don't know what they're talking about - I just think it's fun.

You can see pictures of our great weekend here.