Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Christmas Happenings

I had such a wonderful Christmas this year! It started with a trolley ride through parts of Houston to look at Christmas lights! Daddy says that next year we have to work on setting our lights to follow music ... I'm up for the challenge!

I got lots of wonderful gifts. Lots of cars and some great books. But most importantly I got to spend time with my wonderful family :)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

I'm not a big fan of the pumpkin patch. Pumpkins are cool and all, but I'd rather be home watching Cars!

I'll just sit here and play with some hay until you are done.

No, I will not take a good picture with you!

FINE! Here you go, a big smile, now can we go home?

A family picture? Really? This is all you get.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Big Boy Moves

I am really becoming a big boy lately! First, I got my very own BIG BED! Mommy was tired of me threatening to climb out of the crib head first, so she settled on something as low as possible to the ground. It took me a few days to get used to it but I REALLY like being able to spread out! And boy do I move all over that bed during the night. Now I even sleep with a pillow and blanket (the same Big Bird blanket my Daddy used when he was a kid!). I still like it when my mommy or daddy lays next to me when I fall asleep, but I am getting much better about getting to sleep on my own again.

My other really big step is going to Mother's Day Out! I LOVE IT! The first week I cried a lot. I think mommy did too. But my teachers are really nice and patient with me. The second week I got even better and now I still cry when my mommy drops me off, but once she leaves I calm down (shhhh, I just do that to make her feel better). This picture is when my mommy picked me up the first day :(

Now though, I am in a much better mood when I see my mommy. I love playing on the playground at MDO and am usually one of the first to fall asleep at naptime. I am like my mommy ... I need my sleep!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Happy Birthday!

A few weeks ago I celebrated my second birthday! I had a super cool race car party with lots and lots of cars! My Aunt Niki made me a super duper cake that looked like a race track!

I had a lot of fun playing with my friends and eating a lot of Chick fil a chicken nuggets and mommy's homemade macaroni and cheese!

Thank you everyone for such a wonderful time and GO CARL!

Friday, June 26, 2009


Yesterday I had my first music class!!! It was so much fun. I was grinning ear to ear the whole time. I got to watch other little kids and play some fun instruments. I also learned that Mommy cannot sing. Oh boy. I've politely indicated to her not to sing in class anymore. I don't want to be embarrassed in front of the other kids or the pretty teacher! I think Mommy really hopes that this will get me to talk someday soon. I don't know about that ... I don't talk now and Mommy anticipates and understands my every move! So what reason do I have to talk?

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Florida Fun

We recently returned from a family trip to Florida to visit grandma and grandpa Mickelsen and my great-grandpa. The plane ride was fun ... I got to take a really long nap. Mommy and Daddy say I'm the best traveller. I fell asleep while the plane took off.

We surprised my grandma for her 60th birthday. Boy, was she not expecting us to walk in the door! It was a lot of fun to celebrate with her.

We went to the beach on Monday for grouper sandwhiches (for the adults) and I discovered chicken fingers and BBQ sauce! Yes I am a true Texan.

But I still do not like the beach. I do not like to frolic in the water. I do not like to feel my toes in the sand. I do not like the beach Mack I am.

But I did love playing in the pool! I wasn't sure about it at first (it's really big!) but daddy let me ride on his shoulders and threw me up in the air. I can't wait to go swimming again!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Book Review: Animal Hide and Seek

I come from a family of avid readers and I am proving to be no exception in my love for books. My mommy grew up in a bookstore in Houston. It was all murder mysteries so I am not sure what those are yet. I do know what I like though! So I thought I would share books I have read and let you know if they are worthy of your time or if they are better to be a coaster for your sippy cups. My current favorite is the Animal Hide-n-Seek Touchy Feely book.

It's a board book which is a must for me since I must turn the pages and those skinny pages are too hard to flip. There are lots of different textures, like the corn the hens eat, the ears on the dog, the rough plants that my mommy doesn't know the name of (she makes up a new name every time and thinks I don't catch on!), and the soft little pigs. It captures my attention from beginning to end (all 5 pages of it), so mommy and I get to read it at least 8 times before bed. Mommy really likes it too and there is always another animal sound or color that she points out each time we read it. I highly recommend it!