Sunday, February 13, 2011

Months 9-10

Hey All-

I hope y'all have been doing well.  I have been great.  There are so many things that I want to tell you about.  Last time I wrote about my Thanksgiving experiences and now I want to tell you about my Holidays.

For Christmas we made the long trip to Illinois.  It's about a 10 hour ride so Momma and Daddy always leave around 9 PM and drive through the night so I will sleep most of the time.  This trip Daddy drove most of the way so I'm sure he was really tired by the time we arrived.

When we got to Illinois I saw snow for the first time.  I know Daddy was concerned about the condition of the roads as we got closer to Grandma and Grandpa's house, but fortunately we didn't run into any issues.

This what the snow looked like in G-ma & G-pa's front yard
I finally got to meet to meet Santa Claus.  I had heard all about him for several months and I wanted to see who this guy really was.  I went with Momma, Grandma A, Auntie Cassie, Connor, and Daddy.  Overall he seems like a pretty nice guy, I'm not to sure about his beard though.  I do have to say that he brought me a lot of gifts.  So many that Daddy wasn't able to fit them all in the car.  I guess he should have brought his trailer.  Needless to say we will have a lot of things to bring home when we come back from my first b-day party.
Grandma A and I waiting to see Santa
I'm not too sure about this guy.....
Opening gifts at Great G-ma H's house
Christmas Day at G-ma A's house sporting my tutu
I have been eating solid food for awhile, but now I have gotten pretty good at feeding myself.  I love food.  In fact as long as Momma and Daddy keep putting it on my tray I keep shoveling it in.  My favorites right now are chicken, peas, grapes, mangoes, carrots, and homemade jello.  I really appreciate all the time Momma spends making my food, that way I don't get exposed to all the additives and preservatives that are in the store bought stuff.

After Christmas we started the drive south and stopped in Nashville to visit with our friends Sam, Steph, and Everett.  On New Year's Eve Momma, Daddy, Cassie, Sam, and Steph all went to dinner and Everett and I stayed with Miss Meredith and Mr Don.  We had a good time, they were all surprised about the amount of food I can put away.  I had fun playing with Everett although Momma and Daddy say I am too rough because I like to slap his head and pull on his ears.
Playing with Everett
I had my 9 month check-up back in January.  I hate going to the Dr because they always want to stick me with needles.  Fortunately Momma and Daddy have decided to put me through an alternate immunization schedule so I don't get stuck as many times at one time as other kids do.  My weight was 18.7 lbs which is in the 30th percentile, while my length was 29" which is in the 85th percentile for my age.  The Dr told my Momma that I need to quit using the bottle and start drinking exclusively from a sippy cup.  I'm proud to say that I gave up the bottle over a month ago and haven't looked back since.
This is what I think of all them shots :)
In addition to feeding myself, I also started waving at people and pointing at things.  I especially enjoy pointing at pictures of myself and mumbling something that sounds like 'bee bee'.  Daddy has been trying to get me on video showing off these new skills, but I like to stare at the camera and wish I could get a hold of that crazy thing.

In mid-January Great Grandma and Great Grandpa H came to visit me again.  While they were Great Grandma gave me my first haircut while I was getting a bath.  I didn't like her cutting my hair so I kept moving around and fussing.  .  I have learned that next time I will hold still a little better.
During my haircut
Watching some TV showing off my new 'do 
Well folks qualifying for the Daytona 500 just started so Daddy and I are going to cheer on our boy #24!  I'll leave you with some more videos of me doing various things.

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