Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Here are a couple of videos to slake your Addilyn thirst. The first an attempt of a somersault. The second is one of her new favorite games. Riding on Daddy.
Merry Christmas to all of you and if you have snow and don't enjoy it I'll find that to be quite offensive.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Nonetheless, we got our tree and spent Saturday evening decorating it. Addilyn was a happy helper throughout the process.
Here she's helping Daddy arrange the lights.
And here she is participating in her first assembly line. Tyler would get out the ornaments and attach the hangers, then Addilyn would bring them to me to put on the tree. She seemed to enjoy her role immensely.
So here is the finished product.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Here is a picture of my newest hairstyle. Mommy has been tying my hair back so I can eat my yogurt without getting it all over in my hair. I think I look pretty cute like this. Don't you agree?
Here is a picture of me after my bath in my super cool penguin towel.
And here I am in my pajamas. I was given these last Valentine's Day and I just got big enough to wear them. Mommy and Daddy said that they make me look so grown up. I just think they are soft and comfy (and they have some pretty buttons all down the front which I love).
I would say I'm a happy person. Unlike Mommy and Daddy I generally wake up pretty happy. Lately when I wake up, I get really excited and greet whoever comes to get me rather exuberantly.
This is a video of me as I tried my version of cliffjumping this evening. I climbed up here myself and tested Daddy's reflexes. (This was my fourth or fifth trip so Daddy is a bit more relaxed than the first time around)
Until next time,
Saturday, November 8, 2008
"I CAN'T TURN THE PAGE WITH YOU SITTING THERE!"
"As I was saying, We can all pajamy in whatever we've got"
"The end, wasn't that a good book?"
"I think I'll have a bath now."
Friday, October 31, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
In the past two or so weeks a lot has happened. Aunt Kendall and Uncle Joel came with Oliver last weekend. We had so much fun that nobody on this side took any pictures. I'm sure the Smiths have some on their blog (see list on right). While they were here Mommy and Daddy took advantage of the free baby sitting (again) and went to the K-State vs. Texas A&M game in College Station with Daddy's friend Don.
As you can see from the picture K-State won in a overall good looking game until the end of the fourth quarter where A&M was able to score two touchdown in about two minutes of play.
This week they play Colorado in Boulder, check it out on FSN at 6PM.
I won't be watching the game as I would like because Daddy and I will be flying to Kansas City tomorrow. Last year Daddy decided on a whim to compete in Choon Lee's Tae Kwon Do tournament in KC. He happened to win (barely) and was dubbed Light Weight Grand Champion and now he wants to defend his title. I get to come along and see Auntie Courtney and even Grandma and Grandpa Johnson. If anyone else wants to show up and say hi we'll be at Kansas City Community College - all day.
Back to last weekend. While the Smiths were visiting we went to IKEA. When I woke up the next morning this was waiting for me.
I like it a lot. Ollie and I had fun with it. I think Mommy has some plans for it. Check back in a while.
Tonight Daddy made steak on our $10 charcoal grill. It was good. I even got my own piece.
I leave you with these thoughts:
Does using the word pedantic make you pedantic?
Does using the word Sesquipedalian make you one?
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Here Addilyn is enjoying a speech by Barack Obama in a chair that she latched on to (and drug all over the house).
Addilyn has finally gotten over her inability to sleep in our van. Hooray!!
She spent a lot of time hanging out with Daddy. Here Tyler and Addilyn were cuddling on the couch and "napping."
Addilyn looks super cute playing with the toys at Grandma & Grandpa's house (also if you look closely you'll notice that her stitches/scar are healing quite nicely).
This is actually a picture from after we got back to Seabrook. We finally received a package of books Grandma B sent that included this lovely polar bear (which Addilyn hugged like crazy then promptly fell asleep on).
We got back to the Seabrook area on Sunday afternoon and endured 2 sticky, miserable days before our power was turned back on. We had been told it might not be turned on until Thursday or later so we were very pleased to receive early relief from the heat and humidity. Other than getting the stink out of our refrigerator (we've tried/are trying just about everything), our lives have pretty much returned to normal. It will take quite a bit longer for others in our area.
Here is a couple of satellite images of the area we live in. The orange circle indicates our apartment. The red line shows where we were driving in the first video. The blue line is the second video. The green box shows a marina near us, which is where a bunch of our pictures are taken.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
So here is how a couple of Kansans prepare for a hurricane in our second story apartment.
First put thing up high when you don't want them to get wet (20'+ storm surges are possible)
Second, hide bicycles in the bathroom.
Thirdly, put heavy things in front of windows when convenient.
If heavy things aren't readily available a mattress will do.
We are heading north this weekend. K-State vs. North Texas! Whoo Hoo!
OH yeah and family and such. So if a huge hurricane comes we will be safe. Probably. And as you can see our stuff will be safe too, probably.
it is projected to get closer than it previously had been projected to get.
AHHHHHHHHHHHH Blub blub blub
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
This being our first full weekend with Homer, we decided it would be a good time to head out for an adventure. With wide open roads as our goal, we settled on a journey around the bay as our task. First stop on this "odyssey" of sorts (aside from Quiznos of course) was the ferry that takes you from Galveston to the Bolivar Peninsula. Since neither Addilyn nor I (Erin) had ever been on a ferry before, all parties were duly excited for this journey into the unknown. This first picture is of our wait to board the ferry. If you look closely you can see two ferries docked (although I'm not sure if they were loading or unloading at this time).
This is the view from the observation deck of the ferry. Ooo look, there's Homer!
And we are leaving the shore at last. The ferry on the whole was a pretty fun experience. While it probably took 20 minutes to get from point to point, we were able to see many ships, some dolphins and what appeared to be the ruins of an old shipwreck which were all pretty cool. After getting off the ferry we took a long, peaceful drive up the coast of the Bolivar Peninsula. The peninsula was as desolate and unpopulated as any section of rural Kansas we've seen (which was a wonderful break from the constant city we've experienced for the last 3 and a half months).
Here's a closeup view of the new shoes. They are her first lace-up shoes and she's pretty excited about them.