Sunday, May 31, 2009

Alice becomes a Catfish

Tomorrow, Alice moves up to a new class called - Catfish. She started out as a Pearl, then became a Dragonfly, and now a Catfish.

There are 4 other kids in her current class who will move up with her, so she will have familiar friends with her, but mom is sad that little Alice is growing up, and so quickly now.

She now has (4) 1 year molars making her teeth grand total = 12
She is learning to manipulate the situation to her liking (which is fascinating to watch and trying at times).
She is harder to re-direct, and remembers what you took away from her
She remembers where things are kept.
She wants to try whatever you are eating/drinking.
She wants to do it herself. She is independent, but still wants you to be there to help when she gets frustrated.
She has turned into a little monkey - climbing on everything she can - and everything she shouldn't.

She can be as sweet as candy - giving you hugs, kisses and love pats.
She squeels with delite and screams when unhappy.
She runs and plays, but still falls and needs hugs from mommy and daddy.
She chants mom-ma, mom-ma and dad-da, dad-da.
She loves dancing with Daddy and can do the 'white boy dance' all by herself.
Doggies are the best things on earth.
She loves stroller rides to the park and will swing for hours if allowed.

Monday, May 18, 2009


Alice talks on the phone......"Hi Doggie"

Alice goes shopping....(daddy follows with wallet)

Alice on the pot....(I go where I want!)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Alice gets a haircut

Today, we took Alice for her first haircut.
At 16 months of age, Alice had still not had her first haircut. Her hair on top was so long, I always had to put it up in a ponytail to keep it out of her eyes.

Alice did not like it, but she was a trooper. There were a few tears, but it was over quickly and her new "do" is adorable!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Juice Moments

"Sweet, sweet juice"

"Done with that juice"

Monday, May 11, 2009

Sprinkler Fun

On Mother's Day after traveling back from Dallas, the Bickel family took some time in the afternoon playing outside. These are pic's of Alice's first time to play in the sprinkler.