Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Hats and Toothbrushes...Do These Go Together?

So I was winding down for bed the other night and I found this hat just lying around. So I thought I'd try it on. I don't ordinarily like hats or sunglasses or any head or eye wear on me or anyone else (I'm a purist, I guess) but this hat was fabulous so I wore it for a while.
Do you think it goes with my toothbrush? I don't know. I thought I'd check to see if I could walk, brush my teeth and wear a hat all at once...
Not so sure I'm going to make a habit of this but it sure was fun for one night. Don't expect me to become a fan of hats overnight. Adopting new things takes time, people. And I am a toddler after all.

See you again soon...

Mother's Day 2009...Better Late Than Never

Hi, Everyone!

So sorry we haven't posted in a while. I was sick with the flu last week (yucky!) so Mama was busy making me feel better and just did not have time to give you an update on my goings on.

So let's catch up...

On May 10, we celebrated Mother's Day. That's a day when we're supposed to make our Mamas feel extra special. On Saturday, Dada and I took Mama out to lunch and to pick out some comfort items at Brookstone. Pretty cool!

Then on Sunday, we had brunch with the Livingstons! Here I am with Mama at Mi Casita, Mimi and Pop's favorite Mexican joint.
Mother's Day is for Mimis, too! Here I am hamming it up with my Mimi. She's the best!
Here I am with Pop, too! He always makes me laugh!
Then Jack and his Mama and Dada arrived so the party really got started! Wow, Jack, is that fine beverage for you?! How about a sip, buddy?
And finally, we "attempted" to take a photo with Mimi but these things never quite go as planned. Mimi looks happy so I guess that's what counts, right?

Happy belated Mother's Day to all you Mamas, Grandmas, Great-Grandmas, Mimis and Tutus out there! See you soon...

Monday, May 4, 2009

The Big Baptism Day!

So the big day finally arrived and I soon learned more about this baptism thing. First you get godparents. That was an easy one. Mama and Dada chose Aunt Marisa and Uncle Mike and they said "yes" because they love me so much. Then you choose a place. Here we all at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. That's Mama's childhood church so it was special to be there. Now we just have to wait for Mass to begin.
At the beginning of Mass, Fr. Freddie came over to us and asked what we were there for and who I was. I was a bit nervous so I had to suck my thumb the whole time. Then everyone made the sign of the cross on my forehead. By the way, there was also a QuinciƱera that afternoon, too. I don't know too much about that but the ladies sure did look pretty. How Fr. Freddie made the whole thing work is amazing.
But back to me. So then we all came up to the alter and the adults stood for me and promised to help me grow into a good young person. Cool, huh? And check out my awesome little white suit. I'm cute, what can I say.
Then it was time for the water. I was a bit shocked at first but it was nice and warm so I didn't cry one bit.
Then Fr. Freddie consecrated me with oil. It was a bit, well oily, but smelled really nice.
Then Aunt Marisa lit my baptismal candle. It looked really cool so I tried to grab it. But she was quicker than me. Darn, maybe next time...
Then Dada held me up for everyone to see. They clapped for me. And I clapped, too.
Here I am with Tutu and Sir right after the ceremony. Wow, that was intense!
And here I am with my wonderful godparents. I don't have to get wet again, do I? Whew, that was close.
And here we all are with Fr. Freddie. Mimi and Pop are in the back row with Tutu and Sir. I'm feeling pretty special now and as Uncle Mike said, I definitely got my holy on.

Soooo, what do we do next? I keep seeing all the adults eating something when we're at Mass. I wonder what that is and why they don't share with me...I'll have to check into that one.

Thanks so much to everyone who came to my baptism and for sharing in this special day with us!

Visit from My Aunties

On Friday night, two of my aunties (Dada's sisters) came up to visit with me before bedtime. Auntie Darlene had not seen me since my birthday and was quite impressed by my new walking and talking skills. She also loves blowing raspberries on my tummy, too, which I love!
So they say Auntie Darlene is here all the way from Miami for my baptism on Saturday. Why haven't I heard anything about this and what is a baptism? I will have to get back to you on that one...
And of course my silly Auntie Nora was there. She is so funny! She was making me laugh just being there.

So after a fun evening with my aunties, I was off to bed to get some rest for the "big day."

Next post will be highlights from my baptism. Stay tuned...