Monday, January 30, 2012

A 12-pack of Helen

Always refreshing to have around. Speaking of tasty things, anyone recall what I was doing on this day one year ago?
(Jan. 30, 2012)

Sights and sounds

Fewer things get me more excited than when I see a dog or hear one barking. I wish I had a dog of my own!
(Jan. 29, 2012)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Party animals

My friend, Max, had his first birthday party today and guess what he had set up in his backyard? A petting zoo!
(Jan. 28, 2012)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Park and Play

Another day of warm weather in January meant an afternoon stop at the park for me and Dad. 
(Jan. 26, 2012)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A trip down Memory Lane

Paid a visit to my old infant room today. Miss Chelsea, who took such good care of me as a baby, showed me around. They've redecorated and got some new toys, too.
(Jan. 25, 2012)

Finger puppets

I used to try and eat my finger puppets. Now that I'm a little bit older, I can stand back and enjoy the show.
(Jan. 24, 2012)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Waiting room shenanigans

I went to see the doctor today for a regular checkup. I'm 23 pounds and 8 oz for anyone keeping score at home, which places me in the 48th percentile for my age. More importantly, they had chairs in the waiting room that provided endless fun. 
(Jan. 23, 2012)

A kick in the pants

Both Dad and Aunt Kim kicked a lot of soccer balls in their time, so it's probably no surprise that I like kicking a ball around. However, I'm not a big fan of chasing after it. 
(Jan. 22, 2012)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Soup's on again

It's been while since I've visited Tanya's Soup Kitchen. Instead of drinking her delicious Tomato Bisque soup from a bottle, I'm a big girl now and can eat it from a spoon.
(Jan. 21, 2012)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Babes in Toyland

Sometimes Mommy goes to her closet, looks inside, and says in an exasperated tone, "I have nothing to wear."
Sometimes I go to my toybox/toy-storage shelf/toy closet, look inside, and say (in my cute baby-talk way), "I have nothing to play with."
(Jan. 20, 2012)

Tight squeeze

I've been maneuvering around the dining room chairs lately. I've pondered climbing them, but dad says that's not a good idea. 
(Jan. 19, 2012)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My little pony

Mommy is trying to teach me how to say "giddy-up" and "whoa."
(Jan. 18, 2012)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

It was a long ride home

Sometimes the distance between school and my house just isn't short enough.
(Jan. 17, 2012)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sidewalk beggar

This guy kept following me during my walk hoping I'd share my Goldfish crackers with him. Silly bird.
(Jan. 16, 2012)

Fair weather fan

Winter's visit to Wichita was brief and dry, and by Saturday I was able to play outside again. Seems I've been able to play outside more in January than I was in July, when it was just too hot to even think about going outside. Yay for mild winters!
(Jan. 15, 2011)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

I spy Helen's dinner

Julian came over and joined me for a nice dinner and chance to be a part of the 500th post on "Helen of Wichita." 
(Jan. 14, 2012)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Chef Boyardee trainee

Spaghetti. Slippery. Messy. Delicious.
(Jan. 13, 2012)

PJ Day

It was "Wear Your PJs to School" Day so I rocked this footed outfit.
(Jan. 12, 2012)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Old Man Winter finally decided to grace us with his presence. I'm sure glad I'm inside where it's warm and cozy. 
(Jan. 11, 2012)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Shock and awe

My newest facial expression is called "Surprise!" Grandma did a pretty good job of imitating me when the bill from dinner arrived.
(Jan. 10, 2012)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Mount St. Helen

I had a tear eruption when dad took my sippy cup so he could wash my hands and face after lunch. 
Also, Mom says I look just like Dad when I do this, whatever that means. 
(Jan. 9, 2012)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Means of expression

I've learned all kinds of new facial expressions since I was born, and this one is my current favorite. 
(Jan. 8, 2011)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Little House in the Basement

Guess where my favorite place to play is? This playhouse, hand sewn by my dynamite Aunt Laura! It's made of felt and fits over a cardtable. Those apples on the left are velcro so I can pick them. What a great place to play!
(Jan. 7, 2012)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Dinner with friends

Carter and Jaime came over and showed me how to make delicious Indian food for dinner. I love cooking lessons!
(Jan. 6, 2012)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Under surveillance

Today's pic came waaaaaayyy after my bedtime so Mommy chose this photo (strikingly similar to another one) so she didn't wake me up with the flash from the camera.
(Jan. 5, 2012)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Top of the World

There's really only one hill in Wichita, at Sedgwick County Park, and to call it a hill is really an insult to hills everywhere. Regardless, I climbed to the top today.
I rule. 
(Jan. 4, 2012)

Sculpture tour

My art history education continued today with a tour of the Grafly Sculpture Garden. This piece was neat, but mostly it was a bunch of heads with no bodies, and that was kinda weird. 
(Jan. 3, 2012)

Monday, January 2, 2012

Silly spoon

I licked mashed potatoes off of the beater and decided that it's a lot easier to just grab a handful and shovel them in. 
(Jan. 2, 2011)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New friends in 2012

A new year means new faces. On New Year's Day last year, I was hanging out with the Elmos but this year Dave and RyAnne paid me a visit and we had fun!
(Jan. 1, 2012)