Monday, June 29, 2009

A Sunny Sunday Stroll

Sunday brought a break from our daily morning visits to the hospital to see Papa Dana. Mima took over for us and allowed us the opportunity for a trip to Jones Beach. It was such a beautiful morning - a little cloudy and windy with a high of 73! You couldn't ask for better weather. Mom and Dad went for a swim in the brisk ocean but I wouldn't even get my feet wet. I screamed and screamed every time Mom or Dad tried to get me in the water. I was content with the sand and my bucket!

Later that evening just as we had finished dinner we heard the ice cream truck coming down the street. We had ice cream in the freezer so there was no real need to buy from the truck except for the novelty of it. Mom and Dad let me have a couple of nibbles from their cones and as you can see I kind of like it!

Mom took this incredible picture from the hospital. We're hoping it's a sign of good things to come! If you look hard enough you'll see that this was a double rainbow. The second rainbow is stronger in other pics but I chose to upload this one as it appears that the rainbow is casting a ray of light onto the statue.

Eating lunch down by the boats in Port Washington. Notice my new shoes that Dad bought me yesterday - Pink Converse! I love them so much I had to wear them to sleep for my nap the day I got them.

While Mom has been over at the hospital Dad and I have been visiting Museum Row. Today we went to the Firefighters Museum and the Cradle of Aviation.

I found these sunglasses at the Museum and would not take them off the entire day.

Waiting for the next call to go and fight the fires.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

I'm growing up fast!

I think I have finally pushed myself over the hurdle! I will not, and I repeat, WILL NOT, pee in my diaper anymore. Yes, that's right, I hate the feeling of a wet bum! If we are outside, I'll pee in the grass. If there's a bathroom nearby, you better get me there fast or I'll throw a fit.

Today while walking around Port Washington I threw a fit yelling "Potty, Maya Pee Pee, Daddy!!" I was able to hold it until we found a bathroom and even though it's a lot of trouble to take my pants and diaper off, it's worth it!

About 3 weeks ago Mom bought me my first set of underwear. Mom and Dad keep telling me that I can't pee in them, that I can only wear them if I pee in the potty. Well, I guess it's worked!!

On another note...I have been talking up a storm lately. My ability to talk in sentences is growing every day. Just last week I strung 4 sentences together and formed my first paragraph. I've been repeating everything the GPS lady says while driving and today I repeated the chorus to a song that was playing on Sirius.

Oh, and one more thing. Dad and Mom need to watch their language around me because I am beginning to repeat and learn a few words from their adult vocabulary. I'll leave it to your imagination as to what they are.

I'm growing up fast!

For those of you not using Twitter...

Playing music @ Long Island Childrens Museum. on Twitpic

The last couple of weeks have been very busy and extremely difficult. We have been very occupied of late with work and home duties that posting to the blog has become an afterthought. We have 3 blog posts half written and only a few of the pictures uploaded but have not found the time to finish them. The most important of them and probably the most likely to ever get posted at this point is about Maya's 2nd birthday party. We promise to finish it soon and post a few pics.

On Tuesday afternoon we received a call that Tia's Dad had been hospitalized. We immediately packed up the car and drove through the night to New York to be with him. We arrived around 615am and spent the entire day at the hospital. I think our visit made his day! After nearly 40 straight hours of having our eyes wide open, our heads finally hit the pillow for some much needed rest!

We'll be up here throughout the next week making sure that everything is fine before returning home. Tia has been at the hospital every day while Maya and I are trying to keep ourselves busy. We've been hitting a few Museums and tomorrow we're headed to Jones Beach.

We most likely won't be posting much to the blog over the next week (unless we get the itch) so be sure to check out our Twitter feed in the upper right hand column of the blog or by clicking here. I'm updating it with my phone so excuse the poor quality pics.

PS...Once we post pics from Maya's birthday you'll understand the significance of the picture above.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I'm two going on three

On May 28th I turned two years old, but if you ask me, I'll tell you I'm three. Mom and Dad keep telling me that I can do certain things when I get older so I guess I am trying to trick them into thinking that I'm old enough now!

So for my birthday, Mom and I took a hike down to the end of the neighborhood to have a picnic with the horses. We packed up the buggy, brought along Jenny and Oscar (my cabbage patch kids), and a few snacks. It was a wonderful time, great weather, and all the horses came out to play.

Munching on some snacks while Jenny and Oscar take a nap.

When we first arrived at the stables the horses were scattered all over the fields. I started yelling "HORSEY" and immediately they all came running. It was wild watching them respond to me like that. I felt bad however, not being able to share my lunch with them.

While we were there the keepers came down to feed the horses. They asked if I wanted to help feed them but I didn't really feel like getting out of my buggy. I have become a little shy around these horses of late. When I was younger and more naive I wouldn't think twice about petting them. So instead, the keeper walked the horses right by my buggy as I sat and excitedly waved at each passing horse.

Later that evening Grandma and Papa Richard arrived from Chattanooga. Dad prepared a wonderful dinner and we topped it off with a fresh strawberry shortcake.


Earlier that week we met a friend of Mom and Dad's to pick some strawberries at the Vollmer Farm. We picked 2 baskets of strawberries but decided not to jam them since they weren't the sweetest berries we've had. Instead, we made lots of smoothies and topped almost every breakfast with fresh berries until we finished every last one!

My friend Izzy

We'll have to compare to next year.

The coolest John Deer chopper-tricycle ever!

Being silly