November 29, 2011

Allison's first phone call

Allison made her first solo phone call today. She was playing with my phone, unlocked it and called Kevin's mom on her cell phone. Guess I need to put a password back on my phone or you may be the next one to get a surprise call from Allison.

November 28, 2011

Afternoon naps

Allison cuddled up on the couch for a nap and Sophie decided to join her. So cute and perfect for today. Beef stew is in the crock pot and I'm running around (quietly) trying to get things done while everyone else sleeps.

Home again

We made it home yesterday and are settling back into our regular schedule. All the traveling must have worn Allison out - she slept through the night and then just fell asleep on the carpet next to me a minute ago. Too precious.

November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

videoAllison's first Thanksgiving dinner - this time last year we were still measuring her age in weeks and she wasn't on solid foods. Sweet potato and stuffing were the favorites of the night.
Hope everyone has had a happy Thanksgiving and taken the opportunity to realize how much there is to be thankful for.

Sleeping through Thanksgiving dinner

I guess we can save her some turkey.

November 21, 2011

At the beach

videoAllison loved the beach and stay in the water until she started getting chilled. She slept through the ferry ride to Aransas then was ready to play when we hit the water.

November 19, 2011

View from the bay house

My phone doesn't have a zoom but the white on the right side of the little island is a dozen pelicans.

November 13, 2011

Kisses from Allison

videoThis morning I was trying to get a photo of Allison wearing one of the new shirts her Nana got her last weekend. I turned on the video camera and actually caught her first time blowing kisses. Finally one time I actually having the camera on when she has a "first"! We hope you think she's as cute as we do.

November 10, 2011

Who wore the dogs out?

Allison wore both dogs out early tonight. I think they will be ready to see her leave tomorrow.

Pasta night

Allison enjoyed both her macaroni and a good portion of my lasagna tonight. I'm quite surprised how little of it is on her shirt, but to make up for that she made sure to rub some in her hair. Next up - bath time.

November 9, 2011

Cuddle buddies

Allison using 'uncle' Sparkie as a chair rest. They have been having fun playing this week, I think tonight she wore him out.

November 6, 2011

Grocery store adventures

Allison had a great time at HEB this afternoon. She got a balloon, a free cookie, free Fritos samples, watched peanut putter being made and someone told she was cute. All I can say is I miss HEB!

November 1, 2011

Merry Christmas?

I was in Kroger at 9am this morning (Nov 1).  The Halloween displays were in boxes in the aisles and they already had a Christmas tree up and the holiday displays were in full display.

In some ways its too early.  But given our travel schedule between now and Christmas I'm considering starting my holiday decorating soon so I actually get some time to enjoy the house while its all pretty, and to justify the time it takes to decorate.  I have lots of Christmas decorations - I don't have any fall or thanksgiving decorations so its easy to just skip over those!