Saturday, June 30, 2012

A hair-raising discovery

I have enough hair to put in a very small ponytail, but not enough hair to use a big hairclip. At least I have some hair now. Didn't think I was going to get any hair for a while.
(June 30, 2012)

You break it, you buy it

What are those large, colorful things on the other side of the glass? They look shiny and sparkly and fragile, so they must be toys!
(June 29, 2012)

No sign of the beast here

I can't tell you out loud the number of blog posts I've reached on "Helen of Wichita." Mommy wrote it down and then quickly recycled the paper. 
(June 28, 2012)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Escape from Alcatraz

I almost made it, but that pesky baby monitor foiled my attempt at freedom!
(June 27, 2012)

Looking out

Today I looked out the bay window just to see what I could see.
(June 26, 2012)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

So hot you can smell it

Lets hope it's not a repeat of last summer
(June 25, 2012)

Keeping cool on a hot day

It was hot outside and the sprinkler was cool. Will try wearing a swimsuit, rather than church clothes, next time. 
(June 24, 2012)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Coldplay confetti

Mommy went all the way to Dallas to see the most rockin' band in the world and all she brought back for me was little pieces of paper instead of a ($45!) concert t-shirt? 
(June 23, 2012)

Friday, June 22, 2012

Buried treasure

I figured out how to open the door to the coat closet today. Lots of good stuff in there. 
(June 22, 2012)

Out for a ride

I love having a personal chauffeur.
(June 21, 2012)

Thursday, June 21, 2012


This is me eating bratwurst. And this is me when Dad tells me there's no more bratwurst left because I've already eaten them both. 
(June 20, 2012)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Driver's seat

It's time for me to take the wheel (with the car in park and the keys removed from the ignition, of course). 
June 19, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Seeking shade

Dad let me wear his hat in the swimming pool today to keep my head from getting a sunburn. I threw it in the water, pointed at it, and said "Hat!"
(June 18, 2012)

Sunday, June 17, 2012


For Father's day, Dad and I went on a walk and looked at the pretty wildflowers growing along the river. Spending time in the great outdoors is our favorite thing to do together. 
(June 17, 2012)

A baby shower

Mommy and Aunt Laura threw Aunt Aerica a special party to celebrate my baby cousin-to-be, but I won't know if I'm getting a boy cousin or a girl cousin until November.
(June 16, 2012)

Happy birthday, Mommy!

One of these days, I'll be able to blow out the candles on a birthday cake.
(June 15, 2012)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Say Cheese!

Between dinner and bedtime, it's a regular circus with Dad. He says I wear him out. I say he's just old. 
(June 14, 2012)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Donuts with Dad

Last month it was "Muffins with Mom." Today was Dad's turn. 
Mmmmm. Donuts. 
(June 13, 2012)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sleep deprivation

Ever wondered what a baby looks like who didn't get to bed early enough the night before?
(June 12, 2012)

Hey Mr. Postman

Wonder how long it will be until junk mail with my name on it starts showing up in the mailbox?
(June 11, 2012)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Just add water

If the garden gets a drink of water from the hose, then I get to drink from the hose, too.
(June 10, 2012)

Helen engineering

So I figured out that if you pull the cushion off the chair, there's some serious spring-loaded jumping action to be had. Hooray for ingenuity!
(June 9, 2012)

Saturday, June 9, 2012

When I'm 64

Last year we celebrated Grandpa's birthday in the wheat field. This year, Grandpa was done with harvest on his birthday, which has NEVER happened.
(June 8, 2012)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

How can you not love this face?

I don't know what I want, but I know I don't want the food in front of me.
(June 7, 2012)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Eye on the prize

Maybe by the time I'm a teenager, bed jumping will be an Olympic sport. When I accept my gold medal, I'll be able to say "I've trained my whole life for this." I'll also tell the gathered reporters that I accomplished this without the support of my dad, who scolded me and told me that bed jumping would get me nothing but injured. 
(June 6, 2012)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I ken speel

Cat is C-A-T and Helen is H-E-L-E-N but I like taking the magnetic letters on the dishwasher and making up new words, such as Ezomrn and Tac Mhel.
(June 5, 2012)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Pool rules

Had my first outdoor pool trip of the summer today. The recent discovery of free will meant I could try and go all of the places, like the deep water and the water slide, that dad kept telling me I couldn't go to. 
(June 4, 2012)

The Antagonist

Julian came over to play today, and my favorite game was called "antagonize Julian." He didn't seem to think it was as much fun as I did. Silly boys. 
(June 3, 2012)

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Pushing the stroller down Memory Lane

I love pushing this baby buggy. It's held up well over the years because Mommy used to push it around when she was a little girl.
(June 2, 2012)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Put a fork in it

I'm cute AND I can use a fork. I rule. 
(June 1, 2012)

Hair-raising development

I now have enough hair to tie it into a pigtail. My first haircut can't be far behind. 
(May 31, 2012)