Friday, December 31, 2010

Baby Is Back

It's only been a few days but Mommy says I grew a foot during my Christmas vacation. She is so happy to see me!
(Dec. 30, 2010)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Doggone it

Ahhhh! The killer dog is eating my hand!!!
Not really. It's just Rio, Aunt Kim's trusty dog, licking my paw. 
(Dec. 29, 2010)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My little helper

My cousin Tristen has been real eager to help me the last two days. She's changed my diaper, given me a bottle and helped put me to bed. I say not bad for an 8-year-old. 
(Dec. 28, 2010)

Monday, December 27, 2010

Meet the Heyings (hīnz)

I'm surrounded by cousins and aunts and uncles and grandmas and grandpas. It's so exciting I think I'll chew on my hand!
(Dec. 27, 2010)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Out West

Over the last two days, daddy and I have driven all the way from Wichita to Gillette, Wyoming (850 miles!). That's where daddy grew up and I'm out here to meet all sorts of new people. I've been a super travel buddy. I didn't cry one time the whole way and I was pretty cozy riding along in my comfy seat. What's really on my mind though is the following: What's all of this white stuff on the ground!!!
(Dec. 26, 2010)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Twin towers of fun

My dad is always amazed at how fast I gain weight, and these days I'm coming in at a whopping 15 pounds. Daddy's cousins Brent and Brady, who live in Nebraska, come in at a combined 710 pounds. I hope they're not thinking "Get in ma belleh!!"
(Dec. 25, 2010)

My First Christmas

Are all of these presents for me? What a very Merry Christmas!
(Dec. 24, 2010)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

What'll Santa have with his cookies?

Before I leave on Christmas vacation, Mommy has packed plenty of food for me. That's 300 oz. of breakfast, lunch, dinner and some snacks in the background.
(Dec. 23, 2010)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

If you're sleepy and you know it, and you really wanna show it...

Going to sleep would have been the logical thing to do, but what fun is that?
(Dec. 22, 2010)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


And for my next trick... (Drumroll, please)
Rolling over! 
(Dec. 21, 2010)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Holding my own

Well, not really. It was more like a "bottle kickstand" that daddy rigged up to free up his hand. 
(Dec. 20, 2010)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

"You keep eating your hand..."

"'re not gonna be hungry for lunch." That's a quote from one of Mommy's favorite movies. And I'm always hungry for lunch.
(Dec. 19, 2010)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Visit with St. Nick

I met a jolly gentleman today named Santa Claus. He asked me what I wanted for Christmas, so I told him I wanted some hair for my little bald head.
(December 18, 2010)

Friday, December 17, 2010

It's true what they say...

...smiling is contagious. And I'm starting to figure out this laughing thing, too."
(Dec. 17, 2010)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Proper table manners

I went to a potluck with daddy today (see if you can spot me in this video!). You grown-ups can take your grown-up food and keep it.
(Dec. 16, 2010)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Driving Miss Helen

Reason #129 why it's good to be a baby: Personal chauffeur
(Dec. 15, 2010)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Helen Houdini

Almost as neat as that trick that features a saw and a wooden box.
(Dec. 14, 2010)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Taste great, less filling

It was so good the first time, I brought it back for seconds!
(Dec. 12, 2010)

I get by with a little help from my friends

We gathered up all of my stuffed buddies to do a retro-camera picture. I like chillin' with my friends.
(Dec. 11, 2010)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Watch your step

I took advantage of a nice December day to go for a stroll. It seems every Canada goose in town had the same idea. They made the sidewalks look worse than a dirty diaper. 
(Dec. 10, 2010)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Get a grip

I'm getting real good at grabbing a hold of things now. Today I also figured out that if I grab this strap and yank out my binkie, all I have to do is scream a little and daddy will stop the car to put it back in!
(Dec. 9, 2010)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Done With Mirrors

I have a new toy that comes with a mirror. This has led to the discovery of just how cute I really am.
(Dec. 8, 2010)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A visit to our nation's capital

I went to Washington, D.C. and all I got was this fabulous t-shirt!
(Dec. 7, 2010)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Flying the friendly skies

Getting through airport security is a breeze when you're small and cute like I am.
(Dec. 6, 2010)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Doggone cute

Mommy brought these doggone cute pajamas all the way from Kansas so I, the doggone cute baby, could have a photo opp with a couple of doggone cute dogs, Mickey and Bubbles.
(Dec. 5, 2010)

Ain't no party like a D.C. party

Aunt Aerica and Uncle Kennedy threw a party in my honor. The last time I saw Auntie Cal, I was still in Mommy's tummy.
(Dec. 4, 2010)

Where am I?

Aunt Aerica took me to her favorite dog-walking spot: D.C.'s Congressional Cemetary. Unlike her dogs, I don't need a leash. But my binkie does.
(Dec. 3, 2010)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

How'd that baby get in the cockpit?

I took my first airplane ride. Mommy gots lots of compliments because I was a good baby the whole way. Even the pilots didn't hear me cry.
(Dec. 2, 2010)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Keeping it clean

I'm going on a big adventure tomorrow, so I needed to get cleaned up because it's going to be a big day. Also, by the time most of you read this, I'll be three months old! That means this blog is 1/4 of the way complete. I sure appreciate all my loyal readers. 

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

On the night I was born

Mommy took me to Newton Medical Center's weight check clinic today (I'm already 12 1/2 pounds) and showed me where I was born. Tara was one of the terrific nurses who helped take care of us.
(Nov. 30, 2010)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed

So far, you could characterize me as a morning person. 
(Nov. 29, 2010)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmastime is here

I had fun picking out a tree at the Christmas tree lot today. Wore a red hat and a "My First Christmas" onesie to get in the holiday spirit.
(Nov. 28, 2010)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Playtime with Pa

What's the best way to get out of tummy time? Smile and coo a whole lot for Daddy!
(Nov. 27, 2010)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Helen I and Helen II

"Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother's house we go." No trip out to western KS would be complete without a visit to see my great grandma.
(Nov. 26, 2010)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Which is bigger, the 12-pound Thanksgiving turkeys or me?
(Nov. 25, 2010)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Airplane is one of my new favorite games to play with daddy. It's exciting and it teaches me to hold my head up strong!
(Nov. 24, 2010)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sleepytime is optional

Does this look like the face of someone who doesn't want to take a nap? Nah, not me.
(Nov. 23, 2010)

Take Your Daughter to Work Day

I went to work with Mommy. Maybe someday I can work at an art museum, too!
(Nov. 22, 2010)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Shine a Light

It was a beautiful day. But isn't everyday a beautiful day now that I'm around?
(Nov. 21, 2010)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Darn Cutin'

Spatz the Cat has made an appearance on this blog before, but Zelde the Cat, the other half of the feline duo collectively known as The Darn Tootins, always runs and hides when people come around. 
She likes me though. Can you blame her?
(Nov. 20, 2010)

No place like home.

Even when you're 2 months old, it feels good to be home. Had a great time in Dallas though.
(Nov. 19, 2010)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Pizza, pizza!

I'm growing bigger every day. Is it true that I'm finally longer than a Franki's Avanti special pizza is wide? Guess so.
(Nov. 18, 2010)

Lunch with friends

There are so many cool people who Mommy wants me to meet. On our trip to Dallas, I was introduced to her friends Chris and Charla.
(Nov. 17, 2010)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

It's Tuesday

Nothing super-special about today. And I'm still cute.
(Nov. 16, 2010)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Big girl bed

It's official, I've started the move to my fancy crib. It's a good thing too, because a certain someone was starting to think he wanted it to be his bed. 
(Nov. 15, 2010)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Christening day

I was baptized today at Woodland UMC and was on my best behavior the entire time. Not even a little cold water on the head bothered me.
(Nov. 14, 2010)

Hot fire on a cold night

My first visit to Grandpa's farm included a hot dog roast. The fire was warm but I was chilly and didn't stay long.
(Nov. 13, 2010)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Good food and good friends

So many of Mommy's activities revolve around one dinner or another. Friday night was no exception. She had delicious Italian cuisine with her friends Cindy, Madeline and Angie (who's holding me). I had the usual.
(Nov. 12, 2010)

Veteran's Day

Here's a salute to all of our veterans, including my late great grandpa, who served in WWII and received the bronze star. I miss you, Grandpa Doyle!
(Nov. 11, 2010)