Thursday, April 30, 2009

Simon Says "My Great-Grandma Needs Some TLC"

MiMi has learned about the "good news / bad news" of my Great-Grandma's doctor's advice. She had to go meet a new doctor to learn more about her heart (for all of us that she loves, we know she has a BIG one to love so many of us!). The good news is that she liked him very much and he said he can make her feel so much better. The bad news is that it requires a stay overnight in the hospital and a surgical procedure. Even though her own son is a surgeon, going through that kind of thing is still scary. So, please say a prayer for my Great-Grandma and send her a dose of courage too. She should get a lot of special care for the next couple of weeks so that she can be feeling her best again real soon. We all love you grandma and for all of us you are "Great"!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Simon Says "I Like Being MiMi's Landscape Architect"

MiMi was away for the weekend and now that she's back, it's time to spend in the garden out back. Mommy shared some of her plants from our backyard ... the Bleeding Heart behind me came from my yard. I am thinking maybe some pansies would go nicely too. What do you think? We had a busy weekend ... seeing Oma and PopPop now that they're home again (hurray!) ... some shopping at our favorite second-hand sale ... visits with old friends ... and perfect weather for the outdoors! I hope you all had the same kind of fun-filled days. Auntie Lauren came back to Baltimore with MiMi so I get to have some more time to play with her! I'm going to ask her to go for a walk right now!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Simon Says "What, Bert Already Has a Partner?!"

Well, we can still be friends. I am making new friends from Sesame Street ... and you know what? They were friends of Mommy & Daddy when they were little too! I like the idea we can have the same friends for our whole lives and there is always room for more. So if we haven't met each other yet, I am still hoping that we can be friends. Have you ever tried to count all your friends? My list is already long and I am going to try to be the best friend I can. We need to say thank you for being my friend ... friends can make life so much more fun!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Simon Says "Did You Know? It's Earth Day!"

Happy Earth Day ... Can I ask? What are you doing to help save the land, the air, and all of the birds and animals for me to grow up and learn about? MiMi says she's recycling her hugs and kisses but it'll take more than that!!!
Well, not only is this Earth Day but it is also the day I turn three months old! Do you know how old the earth is? I hope we can all help to make it live forever!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Simon Says "Look MiMi, Let's Go, The Sun Is Shining!"

MiMi and I heard the weather report earlier and we figured we were stuck inside again today ... then what a nice surprise ... I looked up and the sun was shining! Off we went for a nice long walk ... MiMi likes to see what she can see ... me, I usually sleep while taking in all the fresh air. Hope you can find some time to get out and get your fresh air today too!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Simon Says "Check Out My Ride!"

MiMi's good friend, Erin, has a little girl and a little boy all her own ... but they're kind of big kids now. Look how lucky I am ... they let me borrow this wild animal print carseat for my rides in MiMi's car. And they let Oma & PopPop borrow one too, so I am all set for lots of adventures!
On Sunday, Mommy and I went with MiMi and Aunt Kerrian to visit Sherwood Gardens to walk in the park and see all of the tulip gardens. MiMi and I think that the walks in her neighborhood are really just as pretty. Did you see the pictures MiMi shared yesterday? It's a good way to learn your numbers and your colors by looking at the spring flowers!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Simon Says "A Day For Rest and A Beautiful Walk"

For this quiet Sunday while I am home with Mommy & Daddy, MiMi took a solo walk (well she and her camera) and she thought you might just like to have some quiet time with the flowers too.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Simon Says "Who Remembers?"

This is my very special room over at MiMi's house. She knew I was going to come play at her house when Mommy went back to work, so she and Mommy fixed up this great place for me! My MiMi had some special baby things saved up in her attic that my own Mommy had in her room when she was MiMi's little baby. Do you see these storybook people up on the wall around my crib? Can you remember who they are and the stories about them? MiMi says she's going to tell me all about them and read their stories. Boy, they are fun to look at!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Simon Says "MiMi and I Are a Good Team"

Well today was the BIG day. Mommy dropped me at MiMi's house to spend the day while she went to her office. I wore my new hat and it made MiMi laugh so we got off to a good start. She called me Sweet Pea all day.
I had my challenges when MiMi offered me the milk Mommy brought for me ... the packaging leaves something to be desired, but I'm getting better at it. I liked my naptimes and since the sun was shining I got to take a nice long ride in the stroller too. I was glad that the flowers got MiMi's attention and she finally was pointing her camera at something else other than me!
We had a real nice surprise ... PopPop came by to visit! I was happy we got to visit ... he and my Oma are leaving for a fun trip and I won't see them for a little while! I wonder if they'll notice that I'm growing oh so fast, so I could be a BIG boy when they see me next. Have a safe trip and lots of fun Oma and PopPop. I will miss you! Mommy told us that she and Daddy had lunch together and she said they took a nice stroll in the sun too. I went home with Mommy and Daddy was meeting us there. So we all had a good day and we're lucky to have each other!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Simon Says "Mommy and Me"

Mommy has been able to spend everyday of these last 84 days with me. We have had so much fun learning together and have gotten to know each other's faces and voices, we play and make each other smile and laugh everyday. There is no one like my Mommy. Tomorrow I will be spending time with MiMi while Mommy heads back to work. Daddy and I are so proud of her ... she's a smart, hard-working Mommy and has a very important reason to help others by sharing her talents. I don't understand all that she does, but I know she works out problems with numbers. That will come in handy in a few years when I start learning arithmetic. I know that Mommy will be a little sad tomorrow, so please join MiMi and me and say a little prayer for her that the day will go quickly and we will be back together sharing a fun evening with Daddy ... smiling and laughing together again!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Simon Says "Meet My New Friend, Harrison Xavier Mulready"

MiMi and Auntie Kerrian went down to Virginia to some horse races. I've got to figure out what a horse is. My Auntie's best friend was visiting from Denver and she has a little boy, Harrison, who is just about my same age. MiMi will show you our two pictures together so you can see my new friend. Can you tell us apart?
Mommy, Daddy & I had a fun Easter too ... Oma & PopPop had us over for a yummy Easter dinner with Auntie Julia. It was a sunny day, but still too cold for all of us. Did the Easter bunny visit your house too?

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Simon Says "Bunnies, Eggs & Chicks, Oh My"

The weather was a delightful surprise for us on Friday and so we took a long walk with MiMi and Auntie Kerrian. All of a sudden, out jumped this crazy chick to wish us a Happy Easter ... so I am passing along the same wish to all of you. We saw loads of daffodils, tulips, hyacinth, colored eggs and bunnies along the way. I'm a little confused because MiMi still has a snow village on her mantle!?!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Simon Says "Ya Gotta Keep Laughing"

I was just having a laugh with Mommy yesterday and MiMi thinks that this picture could help us all remember that everything seems a little better if you can laugh at something everyday ... okay, well on some days it might just be a weak smile, but try it. Today the sun is shining and Mommy and I are going down to the ship to meet Daddy for lunch and I bet I do something to help them share a laugh! Go find your laugh for today and share it with those you love.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Simon Says "It's official ... I was born!"

One of the tasks Mommy set for herself before she goes back to the office was to get my official paperwork. I know you all have gotten to meet me (here at least) and you probably really believe I'm for real, but the State of Maryland now has provided the official record of that happy event. It's a good thing Mommy went before the lunch crowd because, boy oh boy, there was a slow-moving line (think a trip to the motor vehicle dept). MiMi took me out for a walk and Mommy took on the boredom of the line. Now we're set ... I'm ready for a passport, driver's license, a work permit ... life, here I come (paperwork in hand)!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Simon Says "Have You Seen My Hat?"

This morning MiMi walked out and look what she found in her yard!!! As you can see Mr. Duckie is wearing a hat that looks suspiciously like one I own and Mommy can't find! I agree he looks rather cute, but you be the judge, which one of us looks best in it?

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Simon Says "Meet My Computer-Savvy Great Grandpa Kerrigan"

My Great-Grandpa Kerrigan had a BIG day yesterday ... he turned 85 years young! Know what he did for his birthday ? He signed up with a profile on Facebook! Now that's a forward-thinking young man! I hope that eighty-five years from now I will still be willing to learn whatever is the latest thing so that it will keep me young too ... just like Great-Grandpa Kerrigan! Great-Grandma and Grandpa Kerrigan live in Florida ... we're planning a trip down in November (when I'll be almost ten months old) so I can meet them and lots of other relatives from my MiMi's family ... like maybe 40 more! It's going to be so much fun ... by then, they'll have 13 great-grandsons and 2 great-granddaughters! The Land of Mickey ... here we come!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Simon Says "Guess Who's My Favorite Uncle?"

My Uncle Charley took his GTO to the track about a week ago and ran it in some time trials. Dad and I didn't get to go to this one, but we will definitely go soon. He has a beautiful specimen that not only looks great, but he had some of the best times of the day! A man and his toys ... that's what it's all about!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Simon Says "Auntie Lauren Can't Stay Away!"

I would like to think it's because she can't get enough of seeing me, but we're also lucky that she has just gotten a nice big contract to do some of her magic with the Web for a Baltimore company and that means more visits! Yea! Now we just have to find a way to get Auntie Rama to come up from Atlanta too! Hey, has anyone seen my Auntie Julia? I haven't seen her in a few weeks and I miss her too! Julia, have your people call my people.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Simon Says "It's So Cold, This May Be My Easter Bonnet!"

So this is what spring is all about ... one teaser of a day with warm sunny skies and then we get today. Boy, we took a walk today and it was gray, damp and down-right chilly! Good thing Mommy had just the right hat for me! Hey, was today's weather the first April Fools Day trick played on me?