Monday, December 31, 2012

Snow day

I've learned the size of a snowman is in direct proportion to how much snow actually falls on the ground.
(Dec. 31, 2012)

Dressed to Kill

I've mastered the art of garment removal on a Barbie. The reapplication  is a bit trickier. 
(Dec. 30, 2012)

More peek-a-boo

I'll play this game anytime, anywhere.
(Dec. 29, 2012)

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Weary traveler

I've spend some serious hours in the car seat over the Christmas season. Good thing I don't mind it. 
(Dec. 28, 2012)

Christmas redux

It's the Christmas that has no end! The gifts just keep coming and coming!
(Dec. 27, 2012)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

One last hug

As much as I wanted her to stay, Aunt Laura needed to head back to the great state of Texas.
(Dec. 26, 2012)

Merry Christmas!

I spent Christmas Day in my pajamas and played with all sorts of toys, including this nifty Mr. Potato Head set that Baby Georgia Grace sent to me. 
(Dec. 25, 2012)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Foto friends

It was a frigid day in Nebraska, but worth the trip to meet up with Dad's college buddies Matt and Jeff back in their old stomping grounds. Have you ever heard the joke about how many photographer it takes to entertain a toddler?
(Dec. 24, 2012)

Comic relief

My Christmas present from the New family started laughing at me through the wrapping paper before I even got it open. Grandpa Junior laughed so hard, he nearly busted his gut. Wait... his gut's already busted. Darn hernias. 
(Dec. 23, 2012)

Monday, December 24, 2012

Not quite a star on stage

After last year's stellar performance at my school Christmas program, Aunt Laura was sure I would be a big hit this year. Little did she know I wasn't an enthusiastic performer until she got out her phone and we viewed the video together.
(Dec. 22, 2012)

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Reluctant participant

Despite plenty of practice, I was inclined to hover on the sidelines during my Christmas program today. 
(Dec. 21, 2012)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The breakfast challenge

I was given Grape Nuts Flakes this morning for breakfast. After 10 minutes of spirited protests, and threats from Dad that I'd have to go to school hungry, he finally handed over his Cherrios. The score, for those keeping track at home; Dad: 0, Helen: 841.
(Dec. 20, 2012)

Training partner

I've been working on my potty skills lately and I'm getting pretty good! I'm glad I've got Elmo along to help me. 
(Dec. 19, 2012)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Love the lather

This new shampoo is great. Bubbles really do make everything better.
(Dec. 18, 2012)

Two little monkeys jumping on the bed

Nobody fell off and bumped their head, thank goodness.
(Dec. 17, 2012)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A room with a view

I visited this awesome house in Kansas City today. It was a great place to practice learning about different shapes. 
(Dec. 16, 2012)

Saturday, December 15, 2012

A visit from the fam

Jared and Tara made a trip to ICT just to see me (and do some Christmas shopping, too).
(Dec. 15, 2012)

Friday, December 14, 2012

A big canvas

All that exposure to art and all those drawing activities at school are sure paying off. 
(Dec. 14, 2012)

Carrot top

I really wanted to eat this snowman's nose, but I just couldn't quite reach it. 
(Dec. 13, 2012)

Permanent party room

I think I've convinced Mommy that she shouldn't deinstall the party room but instead keep it as a permanent, kinetic art installation. We'll see what happens.
(Dec. 12, 2012)

All outta milk

I keep forgetting that when I drink all of the milk in my glass, it's not the end of the world: there's always more in the 'fridge.
(Dec. 11, 2012)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Visiting the Griswold house

I visited this over-the-top Christmas light display tonight. Below is a video from when it was turned on. 
(Dec. 10, 2012)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Trimming the tree

Glass ornaments are hung toward the top of the Christmas tree. Helen-friendly ornaments, like the ones made out of wood or cloth, get hung at the bottom of the tree.
(Dec. 9, 2012)

A hair-raising morning

Crazy bed head means I got a great night's sleep.
(Dec. 8, 2012)

Another guest narrator

Sandra Boynton books always sound great when Auntie Barb reads them to me.
(Dec. 7, 2012)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Babysitters and nicknames

I spent a couple hours being babysat by Jill tonight. She let me take awesome self-portraits like this with her phone. She also bestowed a new nickname upon me. By combining my name with Dad's, she calls me Helvis. It's like Elvis, only cooler. 
(Dec. 6, 2012)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Car seat caroling

There's no denying I'm feeling the Christmas spirit, even if I'm still trying to figure out what a "one horse open sleigh" is. 
(Dec. 5, 2012)

Look with your eyes, not your hands

Repeat after me:
The Nativity figurines are not toys.
The Nativity figurines are not toys.
The Nativity figurines are not toys.
(Dec. 4, 2012)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Lit up

I went and saw the Illuminations display at Wichita's Botanica Gardens tonight. I even saw Santa, but decided to keep my distance. 
(Dec. 3, 2012)

Out on a limb

Can you believe I can sit in a tree without a jacket in December? Global warming has its advantages. 
(Dec. 2, 2012)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Playing peek-a-boo

This game never gets old.
(Dec. 1, 2012)

Go Big Red

I wore this shirt because Dad said there's a big game this weekend. All I know is I look good in red. 
(Nov. 30, 2012)

I scream for ice cream

I didn't have to scream for it, but it sure was nice of Dad to let me have a little bit for dessert.
(Nov. 29, 2012)

Friday, November 30, 2012

Putting on the PJs

Getting myself dressed for bed is still a work in progress, but I'm getting there.
(Nov. 28, 2012)

Monday, November 26, 2012

Meeting with the boss

I went up to the office with Dad today and had a meeting with his boss. I told him Dad deserved a raise. 
(Nov. 26, 2012)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Beacons of fun

When you're two-years-old, even decorative lanterns in a public square can offer endless fun.
(Nov. 25, 2012)

Building blocks

The best part about building a tower out of blocks is watching it fall down. 
(Nov. 24, 2012)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Georgia on my mind

I loved every minute I spent with my new baby cousin. If I could pack her up in my suitcase and bring her back to Kansas, I sure would.
(Nov. 23, 2012)

Thanksgiving Day treat

The Vz/Rodriguez clan from upstate New York made a stop in D.C. so we cousins could get together and play for a while.
(Nov. 22, 2012)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A little under the weather

Is it seasonal allergies or a cold or some kind of pesky bug? Nothing that a three-hour nap can't take care of.
(Nov. 21, 2012)

Visiting a (super) great uncle

Baby Georgia and I took a road trip out to see Great Great Uncle Edwin. It'd been a while since I last saw him, so it was nice to catch up.
(Nov. 20, 2012)

Just hangin' out

The best part about my visit to our nation's capital is being to max and relax with my new cousin.
(Nov. 19, 2012)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Mind if I borrow this?

I had to test out Baby Georgia's binkie for her to make sure it was okay. After all, testing out others' binkies is what I do best.
(Nov. 18, 2012)

Our first hello

I met my baby cousin, Georgia Grace, for the first time. Unfortunately, we were both fast asleep when it happened.
(Nov. 17, 2012)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Goodbye kiss

I'm leaving on trip in the morning and won't see Dad for a week. He said he sure would miss me. 
(Nov. 16, 2012)

Big eater

Dad let me sit at the big kid table tonight. The menu at this table has a lot more variety now than it used to. 
(Nov. 15, 2012)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Morning ritual

Combing my hair and brushing my teeth are part of getting ready in the morning, but I'm still too young for putting on makeup and deodorant.
(Nov. 14, 2012)

Big Girl Bed

First a cradle, then a crib, and now my own big girl bed. Here's to another great night's sleep!
(Nov. 13, 2012)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Get the punk out

Bath time is a chance for me to clean off that sweet little girl and show off my inner punk look. 
(Nov. 12, 2012)