Sunday, September 30, 2012

Fun with Ms. Kay

Ms. Kay is my new best friend and play partner.  She is so much fun to hang out with all day. 
I thought Scout was big until I met Ms. Kay's dog Nali. She is HUGE!
Ms. Kay takes me to the pool, library and on this occasion she treated me to Monkey Joes which is a huge warehouse filled with bouncy castles and things to jump on. 
I crawled through tunnels. 
I played peek-a-boo 
I danced... 
and jumped... 
and crawled... 
and had the time of my life.  I can't wait to go back.


Playing in the kiddie pool in our backyard. 
I'm all ready to hit the pool. 
When it the sun was too hot we would move to the bigger pool in the shade of the porch. 
Mommy and I loved to hang out in the pool
I started swim lessons to learn how to blow bubbles and put my head underwater 
Daddy would pull me along and talk me into getting my face wet 
He would pick me up and down and dunk me under from time to time 
I learned out to hang on to the floats and kick my little legs
After 4 classes I graduated at the top of my class of 4 toddlers.  It is now official...I Rock!

My baby brother Alex

Here is the last picture of me as an only child.  It was a good ride but it is time to move up to my new role as the big sister. 
My first look at Alex.
I was very curious about this new little guy. 
Mommy made sure I knew she has enough love for both of us.

Summer 2012

I need a hat and sunglasses for our walks now that it is summer
We headed up to the cottage to visit family and hang out on the river
I started trying on Daddy's shoes and could actually walk in them 
Playing in the tubes with cousin Nora before a trip down the river 
Rehydrating after a hot afternoon.  It was hotter in Michigan than it was in Houston for several weeks this summer. 
My first taste of Spanky's breadsticks on our picnic at Fremont Lake Park.  It was love at first bite.   
Our neighbor raises chickens and turkeys and the turkeys came over for a visit 
We set up indoor tents for the cousins to sleep in while they stayed for an overnight visit.  Daddy and I had to try them out to make sure there was plenty of room. 
Daddy tried to take a nap but I wasn't tired. 
Waving at tubers as they floated by. 
Walking back up to the house with Mommy.  I really improved my walking this summer, especially on uneven ground. 
Milk in one hand and water in the other.  It was a hot and dry summer in Michigan. 
Hapa came over to help us replace the old, sqeeky staircase.  The new one looks fantastic and is so quiet that Mommy and Daddy can walk upstairs without waking me up. 
Tia made several visits to see me this summer. 
Stretching out my hamstrings. 
My hair grew a lot this summer and I can wear pigtails now. 
My dexterity is improving and I can put on my own sunglasses 
I can even brush my own teeth 
Was there ever a question? 
I'm coming to get you! 
Cousin Sophia taught me that if I smile and wear pigtails I can get anything I want. 
All ready for an afternoon at the pool. 
Dressing up Scout. 
Trying on Mommy's shoes now.  I have a major love affair with shoes. 
I have learned that during meal time I have complete control over Scout. 
Hamming it up with Mommy.