Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Another Outfit of my Choosing...

This past week, Mom and Dad had me all dressed up in a Christmas outfit but I discovered this shirt when Mom was cleaning out my closet (she said something about being in nesting mode).

I insisted on wearing it all day and it's been a staple to my clothing attire since.

Two of my favorite characters - Elmo and "Cookie" - we were a bit concerned that "Cookie" is eating a banana and not a cookie!

My two friends who go EVERYWHERE with me - can you see why I love my shirt so?

Proudly wearing my shirt.

Do you have a favorite shirt?

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Morning...

Despite me being a not-so-great sleeper this year (Mom and Dad say that's an understatement), I must have been a good enough kid to merit a visit from Santa. Maybe being potty trained evens things out?

What a sight I woke up to...

Dinosaurs, Cookie Monster, Cozy Coupe, and an Elmo balloon - WOW!!!

You might recall that I originally asked Santa for "a balloon" - Aunt JT brought one to me last night. I thought she was Santa! However, this morning I found another one by the tree!

Opening my stocking with Dad

Kisses for Dad - I know Santa brought the gifts but I had to give someone a thank you kiss - and it just seemed fitting that it would be Dad!

Playing with some of my new toys.

Is this T Rex cool or what?!? From Aunt Shelley and Uncle Rich. He got some kisses too!

Enjoying watching my new Sesame Street videos.

Merry Christmas - I hope Santa was good to you too!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Play Time...

A couple photos from my recent play time with Joseph - his mom and dad had a date night and he came to hang out with me.

We had a grand time playing with the space station and eating fish crackers.

It's the simple things in life, don't you think?

Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday Fashion...D-I-N-O

You would think with my nickname "T Rex" that I would really be into dinosaurs. Well, it hasn't been until recently that I've become quite enamored with dinosaurs. Combine that with letters and a perfect match in my opinion!

Hence, my fashion statement for this week.

Also note, my shoes are dinosaurs as well!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


In my Tigger sweatshirt working with my letters before heading out to run errands...

Dad found my super-cool easel in the background at a garage sale - after he cleaned it up, it's totally awesome...

Sunday, December 13, 2009


(Asking for a foot tickle...)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Santa Photo 2009...

This year's Santa photo...

Mom and Dad were quite surprised that I did not cry at the sight of a strange man who put his arm around me, but I did great.

In fact, when he asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I replied, "A balloon." He asked if that was all I wanted (as the kids before me were on their second visit to ask for yet more toys) but I replied again, "A balloon". I guess I have my heart set on a balloon this Christmas!

The photo is not too bad for an impromptu visit to see Santa. Maybe that's why it went so well!

Here is my Santa photo from last year...

What did you ask Santa for this year?

(Make sure you check out Mom's poll on her blog - she checking to see whether you think Santa leaves gifts for moms and dads, too. There might even be a giveaway involved...)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Feeding My Friends...

I have a pack of friends I carry around everywhere. Here I am feeding them some milk in my booster chair...

Video of our feeding session...

(If you're speakers are on you can hear me calling them by name.)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Two Year Well Check...

This past week I went in for my 2 year old check up. I didn't need any immunizations (thankfully, as I've had 3 flu shots in the last 5 weeks). However, I REALLY did not like being examined!

Here I am waiting to see Dr. S:

T Rex Stats:
Weight: 28.2 lbs (50 percentile)
Height: 34 3/4 inches long (55 percentile)
Projected final height between 5'9" and 5'10" - just like Dad!

What I'm Doing...
Know all my ABC's and most of their sounds, too
Can count to 10
Identify colors
Identify shapes
100% toilet trained during the day (still not quite 100% at night)

Foods: pizza, pasta, cheese puffs, freeze dried strawberries, yogurt melts
Beverage: water, exclusively
Books: "Goodnight, Moon," "Hungry Caterpillar"
Songs: "ABC Song," "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"
Activities: Wrestling with Dad, Working with my letters, Collecting spheres, feeding my "animals", DUCKS!
Character: ELMO!!! (Mom says I have a small obsession)

I still take one nap a day - usually 90 minutes but up to 2 hours.
Bedtime: Between 7:30 and 8:00 pm
Asthma: no wheezing in several months and no longer using nebulizer

I got an "excellent" on my growth and development from the pediatrician. Guess I'll just keep up the good work, right?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Friday Fashion - Oh Canada...

This super cool sweatshirt showed up in the mail just in time for my birthday.

Thank you, Ms. Kim, for my wonderful Canada sweatshirt.
I love it!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Officially Two...

Me at exactly 2 years old...

Me at exactly 1 year old...

Me moments old...

Do you think I've changed much?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Makeshift Garage...

I don't have a garage to park my cars (only a space station and barn).

The barn works rather nicely, don't you think?

Monday, November 23, 2009

A Few of My Birthday Gifts...

Despite asking people to not bring gifts to my gathering this weekend, I still received a few.

Here are a couple of my favorites - both, ironically from my grandparents. They must know me well!

Trike from Grandma and Grandpa N

Basketball from "Nana"

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cheerios Banana Maki...

Mom and Dad are big into sushi - they eat it at least once a week.

So far, I won't even even eat rice but here's my version of maki - Cheerios on banana.


Maybe there is hope that I'll become a sushi addict someday too?!?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My Work...

Mom always says play is a child's work...

Guess this means I'm a good worker?!?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Playgroup Birthday Party

This weekend we started celebrating my second birthday. It's still several days away but we had a combined birthday party with my friend Joseph. Here are some photos from the event.

Happy Birthday Song...

Yes, I refused the cupcake - Mom was happy to finish it for me!

The dads of the birthday boys were able to make the gathering. We were so happy to have our "dada's" there!

With Dad

Joseph with his dada - check out that cool shirt!

A little free play time...

With Cooper - his mom brought his new baby sister. We all got to give her snuggles. Now we can't wait to have a little girl of our own to love and snuggle!

Opening presents...

I thought this was so cool but wanted the balls out!

Feeding into my new obsession - letters!!!

Thank you, Ms. Caitlin, for hosting this wonderful playgroup birthday party. We had the best time!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday Fashion...Sort of...

New curtains for my room...

My room is slowly being terraformed from a Winnie the Pooh nursery to a stars and planets big kid room. Mom finally finished the curtains this week along with her other many projects. (You can check out her blog for photos of those projects.)

Stay tuned...we still have prints to hang, a solar system mobile, and a Saturn V rocket to set up!
Do you have special colors or a special theme in your room???

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veterans Day!!!

I've posted this photo before but it's worth repeating...
Two of my favorite World War II Veterans - Grandpa and Great Uncle Ed.

Thank you for your service.

Thank you to our other Veterens for protecting my freedom!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Just Hanging with Dada...

One of my most favorite things...

What is one of your most favorite things to do???

Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday Fashion...

My "new" duck PJs...

Mom found these at a used clothing store a couple months ago for $2.

Here I am showing off the duck on my shirt - I love it!

Playing with my letters after shower time.

More photos of my duck PJs...

These are most definitely my current favorite PJs!

Do you have favorite PJs?