Let's see, last week was pretty eventful. Monday night Mommy & Daddy had a couple of people over for dinner. Apparently the female was someone Daddy had known from his church in Clay Center and the male was her new husband. They seemed very nice and even tipped us off about another church prospect in the area. We all attended a Bible study at this church on Wednesday and their regular service on Sunday morning (actually I attended the nursery on both occasions). Mommy & Daddy seem pretty excited about it so far and are definitely going to check it out some more over the next few weeks.
This past week we also got the opportunity to go visit all our friends (and some family) in Manhattan. Daddy took the day off on Tuesday so we could make the trek to the place of my birth. We got to visit the Floersch's which was very fun. I'm especially fond of that Ian boy. He's so active; there is always something to watch when he is around. I also enjoyed seeing Ayla again. She is much more active and alert than I remember from last time. After spending a few hours at the Floersch's, Mommy, Daddy & I made our way to Aggieville to visit all the old haunts including the ever popular and always missed Java. I luckily got a nap in there because I was running on less than 30 minutes of sleep for the day and was getting pretty cranky. G & G Johnson drove up and met us there. We were able to eat dinner with them and enjoy the Tae Kwon Do demonstration that followed. Daddy seemed to really enjoy that and was very excited to see all his old comrades there. I was able to smile at a lot of people and say, "Hi!" so it was also a hit with me. Anyway, I am making this story needlessly long so to sum up, we had fun and got home after 1 in the morning. All agreed that the trip was well worth the loss of sleep.
Hi! It's my new favorite word. And I think I might even know what this one means! I love saying it to strangers in stores and just any time I'd like to get someone's attention. It seems quite effective and people always smile and return the greeting when I say it. It's great! I've even recently been adding a wave and that seems to improve the effectiveness. I'll do some more research and experimentation with this and get back to you with the results. If it works all the time like I've seen it work so far, it's a wonder that everyone doesn't do this all the time.
Mommy & Daddy have also been doing some experimenting with my hair as of late. Pictures 3 & 4 are documentations of their efforts. Can you guess which tried each style?
I've been working on my new skill of pulling up a lot lately. I'll pull up on just about anything; my crib, the computer tower (as pictured at left; you will also notice I inherited Daddy's love of banging on things), even the cushy furniture in the living room (although that's still pretty hard to get a hold of). I've even started cruising around fairly successfully. I think I could really start getting around if Mommy & Daddy would just scoot the furniture a little closer together. For now though I have finally perfected the art of crawling which provides me with all the mobility I really need, right?
I leave you with a video Mommy took one day when I was supposed to be napping (I never did nap that morning). We call it, "The Monologue". Enjoy!