Sunday, August 26, 2007

Out to Eat

Today I went out to eat for the first time. Daddy took Mommy and me to Denny's for brunch. I was happy the whole time! I really liked going out to eat, even though I didn't get to eat anything! Here are some pictures of me enjoying my first dining out experience:

Saturday, August 25, 2007

A Tale of Two Babies (or, believe it or not, you really will miss that newborn baby cry!)

This week I took my mom to Babies-R-Us to get some goodies. I picked out my own toy for the first time. We were wheeling past a display and I reached out and grabbed a "Take-a-Long Taggies" toy. Of course Mommy had to buy it for me, since I picked it out myself! Mostly I just loved chewing on the price tag while we were shopping. But Mommy was happy to see that I still enjoy playing with it even though she cut off the tags.

My new Take-a-Long Taggies toy!

While we were in the check out line we heard a baby crying behind us. Mommy says it was the "unmistakable newborn baby cry." When I was two weeks old a nurse told my mom and dad that they would miss that sound someday; Mommy thought she was crazy! But as soon as Mommy heard that sound in the store she realized that lady was right - she does miss my newborn baby cry! She looked at the tiny 3-week old crying baby and she couldn't believe how much I have changed since I was just 3 weeks old. I think it made her a little sad but mostly she is just so happy to watch me grow and change and learn new tricks every day!
Here I am when I was about 3 weeks old...

And look at me now!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Annabelle Goes to School

All this week I've been going to school with Mommy to help her get her classroom ready. I'm a really great helper! Mostly I help by looking really cute and making Mommy want to play with me instead of getting any work done. :-)

This is me yesterday morning - I was so excited to go to school!

Here I am in Mommy's kindergarten classroom today.
I'm sitting in the "Kid of the Day" chair.
Mommy says I'm her Kid of the Day EVERYDAY!
She is really sad that she has to go back to school
instead of staying home with me.

Here I am tonight in my new Bumbo seat.
Now I have one for home and one for the babysitter's house!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

See how I've grown!

This week I went to the doctor for my 4-month check-up. I now weigh 16 pounds, 10 ounces and I am 25 3/4 inches tall. I had to get 4 shots which I really didn't like. But at least I looked cute! Here is what I looked like before we left to go to the doctor. In case you're wondering why I was wearing two different outfits that day, well, let's just say there was a "major wardrobe malfunction" after I got dressed in Outfit # 1 (don't ask!!) and so I ended up visiting the doctor in Outfit # 2.

Outfit # 1

Outfit # 2

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Bird Bath

I love bathtime! I especially like to look at myself in the big bathroom mirror and play with my rubber ducky. Here are some pictures of me taking a bath on my 4 month old birthday:

Happy Birthday to me!

I am 4 months old today. To celebrate Mommy dressed me up in a cute little outift and took about a million pictures of me. Of course, that's no different from any other day! But also we went on a picnic and Mommy and Daddy said I was the most delightful picnic companion ever.

Here's what I look like on my 4 month birthday:

I am starting to like my "solid food" a little bit more every day. But I still don't like to sleep very long at night! Here are some pictures of me eating:

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Laughing out Loud

Today I laughed harder and longer than ever before! Daddy had me sitting in the happy chair and he was singing to me in his silly voice. I let out a quick little giggle (like usual), but then I just kept giggling and giggling and smiling and giggling! I laughed out loud over and over again. Mommy and Daddy thought it was the sweetest sound they had ever heard! Mommy almost burned supper because she wanted to keep listening to me laugh instead of going back in the kitchen to cook. Since I'm turning 4 months old tomorrow I decided to just start laughing more and more! :-)

Sunday, August 12, 2007

One Hat, Two Shoes, and a Bumbo Seat

Here is our latest photo shoot. Mommy dressed me up in my new Gander Mountain hat and these funny little flowery shoes that Aunt Jerri gave me on her last visit. Then she plopped me on the table in my Bumbo seat. She thinks I look soooo adorable that she just had to post the photos for you to enjoy.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

The Story of My Nickname(s)

Why am I called "Birdie," "Baby Bird," "Miss Bird," and "Birdie Girl?"

Well, Mommy says that when we were in the hospital after I was born, I made little noises when I wanted to eat that reminded her of hungry baby birds. Also, when Mommy holds me I hold my head up and look all around like little chicks pecking for their food.

So that's the story of my nickname(s)!

Go Yankees!

I love the Yankees! Even though my Mom and Dad won't let me watch TV, I still cheer for them whenever they are playing. When A-Rod was in a slump trying to hit his 500th homerun, I wore my Yankee outfit and - you guessed it - he finally got it! I am the Yankees good luck charm.
Here I am in the lucky outfit:

Go Yankees!

A Frequently Photographed Baby

I am officially the most photographed baby in the history of the digital universe! Here are a few pics that my Mommy thinks are especially cute:

3 months old today!

My giraffe - one of my favorite toys

3 toys at once!

Holding my head up high!

My Beagle Brothers

We have two dogs named Angus and Jo-Jo. Angus is a beagle-basset mix and Jo-Jo is a beagle. Mommy and Daddy adopted them both before I was born. Angus came from the Delaware Humane Association shelter and Jo-Jo came from Buffalo Pug and Small Breed Rescue. I love our pups and I am starting to get more and more interested in them.

Me and Angus just hanging out

Having a chat with Jo-Jo

Laughing with my Daddy

My Daddy is so much fun! He is the one who gets me to giggle the most. He sits me in what he calls my "Happy Chair" and sings funny songs and tells silly stories and then I laugh right out loud! My favorite song right now is "O Solo Mio" and the story I like the best is "Jack and the Beanstalk." I also love when he plays songs for me on his guitar!

Sitting in the "Happy Chair" laughing at Daddy's song

Daddy plays and sings for me
I love my Daddy!

My First Picnic

Last weekend Mommy and Daddy took me on my first picnic. We went to Pultneyville, NY - a cute little town not too far from Rochester, where we live. We drove east on the Seaway Trail along Lake Ontario and then stopped at a park to have our picnic. My favorite part was walking around by the water and watching all the geese and one swan.

All ready to go!

Watching the geese and the swan

Enjoying my yummy thumby!

Me and Mommy were so sleepy after our fun outing

One High Tech Baby!

Check me out, not even 4 months old yet, and already a famous blogger. In 4 days I will turn 4 months old. I was born on Sunday April 15th at 3:34 A.M. I was 19 3/4 inches long and weighed just 7 pounds and 7 ounces. Now I am lots bigger! You can check out my photos to see how much I've grown.

Here I am when I was one day old:

And look at me now!