Wednesday, May 28, 2008

10 things I love about Bethany:

Here is a top ten list of things I love about Bethany.
(with pictures...when I have them!)

10. I love the way she sings as we ride/stroll around the neighborhood. She is always talking to somebody (or something!)

9. I love the way she sings along with us as we sing the alphabet. She tries to hit all of the "eee" notes (ex. d, e, g, p...etc.!) She really does sing along with us.

8. I love the way she "helps" fold the laundry. She loves getting into all of the clothes & throw then on the floor. She thinks it is a riot! ;)

7. I love the way she plays hide-n-seek with us. She takes her blankie, covers her face for a minute. We, of course, get confused and can't figure out where she went...then she unveils herself to our suprise!

6. I love her SQUEAL when we chase her around the house. It is hilarious.

5. I love the way Bethany really owns our house. She knows how to get stuff in & out of her toy box. She is learning our routines for bath time, dinner time, etc. It is pretty amazing to watch her learn & grow.

4. I love the way Bethany comes up to us & snuggles us, or tries to sit in our laps!

3. I love the way Bethany says ni-ni when she is tired. She will go pick up her blankie & rub her big ole' blue eyes & mumble ni-ni. It is adorable! Plus...she's extra adorable in her big girl jammies!

2. I love they way she leans in and gives kisses. She won't do them at every request. But when she is in the mood...she will lean it and give you a sweet kiss. It will melt your heart

1. I love the way she carries around her baby around the house. *yes, sometimes upside down* She also loves to offer it to others for them to give the baby some loving!!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Getting up from Naptime!

Aaarrrggg....leave me be! I am sleepy!

Gotta have my blankie!

Hey! Maybe you can hold me now...


Well, the new "PC" term isn't playpen anymore. This sounds restrictive and uninviting. They now call these contraptions Play yards. Now, doesn't that sound like a place you want to be? Sometimes Bethany walks on over to the yards and suggests she wants to go in. It is nice to have available for instances where you can't watch Bethany 100% of the time. But if you put her in there when it isn't on her out!!!!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Taking Off!

Bethany has really taken off with her walking. She has come a long way since her first steps in early April. With in the last two weeks, she really has started going, & going, & going. She is able to get to a standing position without pulling up on anything. She is able to change directions mid-step & is testing out her running abilities! She is pretty amazing, if I do say so myself.
Her walking-crawling ratio is probably 60/40. With her favoring walking to the old-school-crawling!.

Giddy-UP Zebra!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

What a beautfiful couple!

Happy Mother's Day!

Yeah! Today is Mother's Day. Mommy got lots of fun stuff! :o)
First was a new cross necklace. Her original one fell off recently. So, Daddy and I replaced it with a new one. However, if she "loses" this one, we will start questioning her!
Next, she got a nice sign to hang in our house. She's been wanting one like this for a while!

Fun Snacks

Mommy's always giving me fun snacks!
I love the Gerber CHEESY CRUNCHIES!!!!! They are DEE-LISH!
Mommy's blizzard is Fantabulous! Yum, Yum, YUM!!!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

101, 6, 0

101- That was my fever on Saturday night. It made Mom & Dad a tad bit worried. But it turned out that I was just cutting another tooth. I was acting totally fine and eating. However, I was just a little hot. Sunday morning I woke up all calm, cool & collected. I now have 7 teeth (4 on top & three on bottom).
6- That is the number of consecutive steps I can take. If you are lucky, I will do it while you are watching. However, if you ask for me to do it, it is highly unlikely I would actually walk for you.
0-That is the number of times I have said "mama". Sure I will babble & some of my babbles will sound like mama. However, I have yet to called the female-like figure in my house "mama." I do make sure I call Daddy by his name. This is just one of my many ploys to drive the folks to the loony bin. I have 18 years to implement my other plans...but be warned...they exist!