Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
We arrived late Tuesday night in Dallas on the day before Christmas Eve. We had bought Alice a new "big girl" car seat for the trip to Dallas and she slept well on the drive. Once we got there - she was up for a couple of hours, which was exhausting but expected.
On Christmas Eve day, Alice got to participate in the Meadows womens' tradition of going to Neiman Marcus downtown to eat brunch in the Zodiac Room and to shop Neimans sale racks. Alice did very well at brunch, trying all sorts of new foods. I think she really enjoyed the orange souffle, mashed potatoes, kiwi, and pasta. She even got a taste of the dessert tray. I think she ate all of the cheesecake. Shopping is not quite Alice's forte as yet, but I'm sure the skill will develop with time - watch out dad! (Nieman Pics to follow when Aunt Pappa gets a copy to me!). That evening, Alice went with Grandma Didi and Pop to the candelight service at their church. Reportedly...she enjoyed the spectacle and was adored by all.
Christmas morning, we all gathered and opened presents in the morning. Alice got a Little People's Garage and a Bounce and Spin Pony, just to name a few.
The extended family came over at lunch and we all ate Christmas dinner together. Alice sat in her high chair and ate off of mom and dad's plates. Her first Christmas dinner was great.
The day after Christmas we saw the Bickel/Meisse side of the family. We pretty much did a repeat of Christmas day there too. Open presents, eat dinner and hang out. Again, Alice ate off our plates and did a great job. Some of her presents this day were an air ball toy and a stuffed puppy that talks and sings. Alice enjoyed watching and playing with her cousins, and we were all exhausted at the end of the day.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
PS...The hat was her dad's purchase, but she loved it and looks absolutely adorable in it....see - I'm not prejudice at all ;-)
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Alice is getting more teeth. She now has the two bottom and two top teeth, and more top teeth are starting to emerge. It's kinda cute and funny how her two top teeth are bigger than her bottom teeth and there is a gap between the two.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Due to the recession, cost reduction measures must be implemented at all levels of the organization. Starting with the newest members of our corporate family we will find creative and bold ways to conserve our capital and collectively ensure our survival during this historic financial crisis.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Larry told me that a few nights ago, Alice pushed the walker and walked behind it. I thought he meant that he was holding her up and helping her. Friday night, he showed me what she can do. He placed her at the back of the walker and she began franken-walking behind the walker. I was so amazed. By the next day, we had converted the walker into a push walker and Alice was cruising like a pro.
(Sorry for the poor quality - it was taken with my phone)
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I took Alice to Dallas the first weekend in November. I took friday off and left with Alice for Dallas Thursday night after her dinner, bath and bottle. She was so good on the ride up...she slept the entire way. Once we got to Dallas, she woke up and was up for about 2 hours - new place - new people (not really NEW, but not wholly familiar)
Grandma Didi and Pop took care of Alice while mom got to go shopping :-) and that evening we met Aunt Papa and Uncle Paul at Northpark Mall for Halloween. We didn't want to stay at the house with the dogs barking up a storm at all the trick-or-treaters, so we strolled around the Mall. Alice was a doll, and she slept on the way home.
Saturday Alice began getting (what I thought were) bite marks on her arm, leg and belly. We were confounded as to what was bitting her because we were all on the floor with her and no one else has noticed anything. At first we thought it might be something in Grandma Didi's house, but a trip to the Doctor upon returning to Austin proved it to be an allergic reaction to the medication she was on for her ear infection...plus Thrush.
Alice is now on medication for the Thrush and the spots are starting to fade and everyone is happy that Grandma Didi's is safe :-)
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Alice with Gammy Grandma DiDi
Swingin' with Aunt Pappa
Saturday, October 4, 2008
- Say mama, dada and baba
- Expert crawler
- Pull up on EVERYTHING
- Balance with one hand
- Feed myself a bottle
- Blow Rasberries
- Drink from a sippy cup
- Feed myself cheese, puffs and cheerios
- I finally have my 2 front teeth
- Enjoy my favorite video (Baby Mozart) - over and over
- Dip my face in the bath water - on purpose!
- Play with classmates
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
We all had a good time just spending time together and hope to get dad back to the beach again ;-)