Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Today was Uncle D and Almost Aunt-T's wedding shower but guess who the center of attention was?
Soon-to-be-Aunt Karen hoisted me up to get a better view, I mean to give everyone else a better view of me!
With Big Man and Uncle Josh in the same room, there was definitely plenty of entertainment!
Uncle Noah waited patiently for his turn to hold me and, sure enough, I assumed the position. I'm like the Verizon Wireless guy... can you see me now? Good.
Sara and I got the party started on the dance floor while Uncle Noah showed me the finer points of the Electric Slide.
After dinner we played Hot Pot-ellie.
Finally it was my turn to eat!
Well fed and well attended to, I was a happy girl.
Thanks everyone for coming to my, er... Uncle D and Almost-Aunt T's shower!
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Even though we celebrated last week, my actual birthday was today. And you know what that means! Brown chair time -- weee! Here's a quick stroll down upholstery lane...
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Friday, March 27, 2009
Today I took my first (recorded) steps! I'm not yet walking on my own -- in this video, I used the Alphabet Train Bubbie and Zayde got me for support -- but I'm on my way. Time to babyproof the house Mommy and Daddy -- there's a new El train in town!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Today was my first birthday party -- even though my actual b-day isn't until next weekend. Mommy and Daddy decked out the crib (that's their house in ebonics -- the actual party was not in my crib!) and even set up a slideshow of pics for those who haven't been keeping up on my blog.
The party theme was Big Toe in honor of my favorite body part -- and doll!
As you'd expect, I was the center of attention with Roni, Asher, and Matthew all watching me play. Sure enough, I didn't leave my Big Toe out of my sight the entire time. And it's a good thing none of them tried to play with it.
Asher and I went back-to-back for a while Kate scavenged for toys.
I was passed around like a hot potato for most of the party. Auntie Em waited patiently for her turn but there's no prying me away from Bubbie. After about an hour of getting passed-over (oh wait, that holiday's not for another few weeks!) I started to get cranky. What kind of party is this? Where's the cake?
After a quick costume change (inclusive of full bath), it was time to open my presents. Cosuin Sara helped me out.
Whee, more tissue paper!
I used one of the ribbons to pull the ole fake sneeze trick on Grandpa.
On the heels of my devilish (good) looks and excorcism, I've now been branded Psycho Baby.
Much to my surprise (not really) and delight (no, really!) Mommy and Daddy got me 2 new big toe dolls for my b-day. Now I've got one for every occasion.
Yes, we had a separate cake for everyone else so they didn't have to eat my leftovers...
Before we called it a day, er... par-tay (my sugar rush was dying down!), we assembled some of the cast of characters for some parting shots. First up was Great Grandpa Irv.
Next up was Bubbie, Grandma, and Cousin Ryan -- who showed us his Macarena.
Great-Aunt Sue got in on the action while Great-Uncle Gary lurked.
Then we did one with just the Neiman girls.
Finally, I posed with Grandpa before calling it a wrap. Needless to say, I was party-pooped!
Saturday, March 21, 2009
How embarassing! I'm wearing the same outfit 2 blog posts in a row but a full week apart! I just wanted to show off my new duds for Grandma and Grandpa. They came to town today with Auntie Em and showered me with early birthday gifts.
As you know, my favorite part of presents is opening them. I had a blast with this tissue paper and starting rehearsing a routine for when I'm a cheerleader.
Check out this cool outfit Auntie Em knitted for me. Aren't I just the picture of fashion? I've even got that "too cool for school" model look down.
One of my presents was a book that makes noises. Grandma read it to me while I basked in the glow of all the attention... and the sunlight!
It was pretty nice outside so we all went to the park while Daddy took a run. Grandma pushed gently on the swing. She didn't realize I'm not too keen on the underdog.
Mommy decided to join me on the swings...
...and then showed me the wrong way to get down.
We found some more fun things to try together at the park but this one teetered more than tottered.
This one reminds me of a joke. What do you get when you cross a rhinoceros and an elephant? Roll over the picture above for the answer.
Umm, guys, you forgot something!
Grandpa put on a concert for us before bed. His set ran the gamut from the Beatles to Itsy Bitsy Spider.
I've gotten so good at Guitar Hero, I just had to try the real thing out.
Then I pulled a Robert Randolph and traded instruments, opting for the bongos -- and finding them much easier to play when someone is accompanying me on guitar.
Methinks when I grow up, I'll start a one-man band!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
My social calendar was packed this weekend! After Jenny and Steve's, we went to Musical Magic for my boyfriend David from playgroup's b-day party (photos have been censored) and then today we hit up Aidan's (another one of my playgroup boy toys) b-day bash. Here's the big guy himself showing off his new walking skills. One of these days, I'll stand up for myself and not let these boys walk all over me!
I'm not even a year old and already running out of puns! I was gonna name this post Hair-Raising Experience but then I realized I've already used that one -- unbelievable!
The upside to all the party hoppin' I did this weekend is I got a ton of balloons. And this is what Daddy decided to do with them...