Saturday, December 31, 2011

What can it be?

The look on my face says it all: I love surprises!
(Dec. 31, 2011)

Friday, December 30, 2011

Chalk pictures

I'm working on my sidewalk chalk art. Maybe I can become famous someday like this guy.
(Dec. 30, 2011)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Just a-swingin'

On a day as nice as today, playing outside is simply a must. It's been a few weeks since I've been to my neighborhood park.
(Dec. 29, 2011)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Art History 101

There were more Touch and Feel art books for me under the Christmas tree this year, so now I have an entire set. Maybe, instead of a curator, I should become an art historian when I grow up.
(Dec. 28, 2011)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Now hear this

My ears appear to be good for two things: Hearing things and getting infected. 
The doctor provided this cross-section model to help me understand why I now need to drink the bubble gum-tasting medicine twice a day.
(Dec. 27, 2011)

Monday, December 26, 2011

Post-holiday activity

The day after Christmas is the perfect time to relax and hang out with the fam. What's on my Christmas list for next year? A doggie, just like Mickey or Bubbles.
(Dec. 26, 2011)

Merry Christmas!

With so many gifts under the Christmas tree, what toys do I want to play with most? This pretty red ribbon and the electric Christmas-light necklace around my neck.
(Dec. 25, 2011)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

I went to Christmas Eve services at the church where Aunt Aerica and Uncle Kennedy got married. The best part was singing all of those Christmas carols.
(Dec. 24, 2011)

Planes, trains and automobiles

What a view! Can't I see Aunt Aerica and Uncle Kennedy's house from here?
(Dec. 23, 2011)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Very Merry Christmas

I got a head start on celebrating Christmas before I fly off to Washington, D.C. tomorrow morning. 
So far, it's been a great Christmas. I got this awesome kitchen set from Mom and Dad, complete with food and utensils. 
(Dec. 22, 2011)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Girl's Got Rhythm

Today was the Christmas party at daycare. We whipped up the band and I rocked the drums.
See for yourself. 
(Dec. 21, 2011)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A hair-raising experience

Bathtime is the best time to show off my baby faux-hawk. I've got a little more hair goin' on than the last time I did my best Billy Idol impression.
(Dec. 20, 2011)

Monday, December 19, 2011


Whoever heard of a kid assembling her own Christmas gift? I suppose if I'm going to play with it, I better learn how the pieces and parts go together.
(December 19, 2011)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Playground Art

It took a wardrobe change due to the chillier-than-expected weather, but I sure do love to play on these sculptures in front of the Wichita Art Museum. 
(Dec. 18, 2011)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Santa fail

Hmmmm. Not real sure what to make of this guy.  
I guess since I can't talk, I couldn't tell him what I want for Christmas, which happens to be the same things I wanted last Christmas. 
(Dec. 17, 2011)

Friday, December 16, 2011

Winter solitude

The days are getting really short. Dad says hopefully I'll sleep more at night, whatever that means. 
(Dec. 16, 2011)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Holiday lights

That sure was the oddest-looking dog I've ever seen. 
(Dec. 14, 2011)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

You smile and I'll read

Look at the camera? Nah, Grandpa, I'm totally engrossed in my book.
(Dec. 13, 2011)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Taking a dip

I haven't been swimming since I learned to walk. Turns out that motor skill only gets you so far in the pool. 
(Dec. 12, 2011)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Party on...and on

So what if the weather is kinda rainy and cold? The birthday party room is still intact, and it's the best place to play when it's too cold to go outside.
(Dec. 11, 2011)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

You snooze, you lose

Spatz took my chair. Pesky cat.
(Dec. 10, 2011)

Party girl

The Christmas season brings lots of holiday parties with it. Time to eat, drink, (just a few sips of sparkling grape juice for me) and be merry!
(Dec. 9, 2011)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

You break it, you buy it

No books were permanently damaged during the making of this blog pic.
(Dec. 8, 2011)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Shine a light

I really wanted to play with the light in the kitchen, so dad gave me a boost.
Then he said, "Too bad you can't operate a dust rag," whatever that means.
(Dec. 7, 2011)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


A gingerbread house is so much fun. I don't eat the candy on the house, I just like to look at the candy. And touch the candy.
(Dec. 6, 2011)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Holiday shine

Dad took me up to work today and the whole office is decorated for Christmas. Who knew those news people could be such good decorators.
(Dec. 5, 2011)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Bundled up

My winter look is complete. Now all we need is some snow. 
(Dec. 4, 2011)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Baby buffet

Julian and I shared a plate of peas and sweet potato fries during a play date. Sure was nice of him to share. 
(Dec. 3, 2011)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Making a mess

Everyone knows how much I love barley cereal. But do you know I love to play with it as much as I love to eat it?
(Dec. 2, 2011)

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Papa Louie came all the way from New Jersey to give me a cooking lesson tonight. The Italian cuisine he makes is delicious!
(Dec. 1, 2011)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Picture time

Important costume note: the red dress I'm wearing is really Mommy's hand-sewn Christmas dress that Grandma made for her when she was my age.
(Nov. 30, 2011)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fading fast

It's been a long day and I'm pooped. Dad too. 
(Nov. 29, 2011)

Monday, November 28, 2011

School of Rock

My guitar face needs a little work, but my ax sure is red hot. 
(Nov. 28, 2011)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Daddy's little helper

I was more than eager to help dad put the Christmas tree in its stand today. That means there will be a tree in the house with all sorts of ornaments and things for me to try and pull off. It's going to be a very, merry Christmas!
(Nov. 27, 2011)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Adventures in babysitting

I hung out at Casey's house this morning. We didn't do anything crazy like go joyriding but still had alot of fun.
(Nov. 26, 2011)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Family Tradition

Dad's Uncle Alvin and Aunt Donna watch me play the organ at their home in Nebraska today.
It sure was fun to spend a couple of days with the New family. The picture on the wall is the wedding portrait of my great-great grandparents, Henry and Julia New. They were married in Hanover, Kansas in 1913. The violin on the wall belonged to my great-grandpa Alvin, who played in a band with his siblings when they were kids, playing dances in rural South Dakota during the 1930's.

Having said all that, sit back and watch this rockin' organ solo. As Ferris Bueller would say... "Never had one lesson!"

(Nov. 25, 2011)

Taste testing

After Thanksgiving dinner, I helped Kelsey and the rest of the New family hang the Christmas lights. It's starting to taste a lot like Christmas.
(Nov. 24, 2011)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

All packed up

My kitty carry-all bag is packed and I'm ready for a Thanksgiving road trip tomorrow. Where am I going? Here's a hint
(Nov. 23, 2011)

Good to the last drop

I love barley cereal. I mean I loooovvvvve barley cereal.
(Nov. 22, 2011)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sleeping Beauty

Seems all I want to do lately is snooze. Growing sure is hard work. 
(Nov. 21, 2011)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Climbing Mount Everett

At first the piano was my instrument of music. Now all I want to do is climb to the top.
(Nov. 20, 2011)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Lunch with friends

I enjoyed lunch with Tom and Jeannie. In college Tom taught Mommy how to write well, and he was KU's version of Wichita State's Les.
(Nov. 19, 2011)

Solo snacktime

It makes sense that if I can get my own breakfast, I should be able to swing a snack.
(Nov. 18, 2011)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A trip to the Valley (Center)

Nancy is smiling because Mommy and I came to her house for a visit. Nothing helps hurting hearts like a cheery baby girl.
(Nov. 16, 2011)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Changing seasons

The fall colors are beautiful right now and that can only mean snow is just around the corner. 
(Nov. 14, 2011)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sunday in the park

A picnic lunch plus playtime in College Hill Park with my friend, Julian. What a great way to spend a beautiful Sunday afternoon.
(Nov. 13, 2011)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Don't fence me in

Chain-link fence does have advantages. It keeps pesky neighborhood dogs out and cute babies safe inside.
(Nov. 12, 2011)