I have successfully taken 7 consecutive steps now 3 different times! Oh the excitement! Once I do this Mommy runs like a crazy woman for the camera. She caught me today walking, but I'll warn you... it's a hot mess. I got 3 steps in, but trust me... there will be more video of me taking numerous consecutive flawless steps... just you wait!
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
This past weekend Mommy and Daddy took me to the PBS KidFest in Salem. It was absolutely crazy! There were CRAZY people EVERYWHERE! We got there just in time because by the time we had had enough, there was an obscene line all through the building to get in.
Rachel here. There is a church here in town that helped to organize an international quilt project for the victims' families from April 16th. Hundreds of squares were created in orange and maroon colors from places as far away as Australia. Volunteers put in countless hours putting the squares together and creating these beautiful quilts. We ventured on over to the church and were truly touched by what we saw. Reese even managed to make some friends with some lovely older ladies. :)
Monday, September 29, 2008
Rachel here. It's funny posting this now because in less than 2 weeks MY BABY WILL BE 1! I can't believe it!!!!!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
New York was kind of a let down. Mommy and Daddy have been there a few times before, but never with me. While they love me VERY much... and while they love my stroller VERY much... they do not love pushing me through the VERY busy streets of NYC in my stroller. Mommy found herself in Central Park for much of our visit because there was actually SOME space where there weren't TONS of people.
Instead I saw this:And frankly... it was a bore.The next day Mommy tried to make it up to me by taking me to the Central Park Zoo. I was once again not intrigued... she had just slammed my finger in a door (because all the hipster New Yorkers weren't much help), and I was extremely tired. I did however LOVE the polar bears!!!
After a little nap I started to feel more groovy and took in some of the sites...
Next time... I'll be walking... maybe that will be easier???
Stay tuned tomorrow for more updates!!! There is tons more to post! :)
Daddy had business in NYC, so as always... we decided to make a mini vacation out of it! On our way up to New York, we decided to stop by the Crayola Crayon Factory in Easton, PA. We got to watch how crayons were made back in the day and how they are made today.
I'm not gonna lie... it was rather intriguing. The Crayon man even let us hand roll a red crayon all by ourselves (this is how they did it waaaay back when people walked to school, up hill, both ways, in the snow, with paper wrapped around their feet for shoes or something...)!
I got to hang out with two super cool babies the weekend of the Georgia Tech football game (which we won... as Uncle Aaron would say "JAM!"). While Mommy hung out with her friend Erin from college and Mel (Mommy's other friend Meredith's best friend from back home but Mommy's new blog friend... ah the internet!), I got to play (well ride around in strollers for an obscene number of hours) with Brett and Lila!
While in Tidewater, I made sure to keep super busy. My Grandpa and Pearl took Thursday off to spend the day at the zoo with me! I've seen many people write about the Norfolk Zoo and how nice it is. I will say... while half of it was under construction, it was a really cool zoo.We were super close to some of the animals... the giraffes in particular. Look at this great shot Mommy got! She didn't even have to zoom in!
All in all it was a lovely trip to the beach area to visit my family. Can't wait to see them all again in October for the big day!
First of all... I'm so glad to be back (so is Mommy... I think she was dieing a slow death from not helping me document my life story)!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
But the Hokies are playing right now, so I have NO TIME for blogging shenanigans...
Sunday, September 14, 2008
... my BRAND NEW computer is on the fritz. By the way... Rachel here. While we are working on getting it fixed we'll be taking a break from blogging. Sad I know. What will you do with your lives? Let's be serious... what will I do with MY life? I have so much to help Reese post it just seems unfair. Hopefully we'll be up and running again soon. Until then we'll be in NYC, a wedding in MD, and a baby shower in Richmond. Wish us safe travels!!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
...the beach. Rachel here. So I've seen on people's blogs their adorable kids in their adorable bathing suits, looking adorable as they are eating sand, on the beach. I felt like an awful mother. My kid didn't have adorable pictures of her eating sand. My family lives at the beach for goodness sakes, we'd been to Miami, and Reese had yet to even touch sand. That is until today!
Sunday, September 7, 2008
So Daddy wanted to meander on over to the Duck Pond this afternoon. We packed up our leftover tailgating bread, I put on my super hot duck shoes (courtesy of Mommy's friend from college Lisa), and Mommy grabbed the camera.
Boat... check. Now it was time to find some ducks. We found LARGE piles of bread crumbs in random spots around the Duck Pond, but alas... NO DUCKS. We spotted all of them crowded around a small island in the middle of the pond. All around the pond were groups of people fishing and small children wanting to feed them gobs of bread. Apparently they were not hungry or in need of company, so we took our adventuring elsewhere.
Where did we go you ask? :) We went to see the horsies of coursies!!! A baby horse came right on over to say hello to me. I was quite intrigued and smiled the ENTIRE time!
After the horsies we trucked it on over to the Smithfield Plantation House. Can you believe they are open for tours on a Sunday?! We skipped the tour, however, and headed right for these giant sunflowers that were in their garden.
Oh, and I have to show you my new trick...
I can stand all on my own! Sometimes if you're lucky, you'll catch me standing up from sitting down while holding on to nothing at all! I've even taken a couple of steps. It's so fun to see Mommy and Daddy's faces when I pull these little tricks out from under my sleeve!
After the SPH it was on to the Horticulture Gardens at VT. Now this is where the picture opps got super scary. Mommy and Daddy were doing all kinds of crazy things! They were propping me up on rocks and around ponds... SCARY stuff, but I survived and got some cute pix in the meantime (Mommy and Daddy were always VERY close by!) . Oh AND I got to give the koi fish my leftover tailgating buns!!! Hopefully they don't perish. :)
Guess what people... the fooseball season has officially begun! What's that? Oh... wait... I don't think I heard you correctly... there was already a game? Huh? Oh you mean that unfortunately debacle from last weekend in Charlotte? Yeah... I don't know what you're referring to. ;) Stupid Steinspring and his stupid offense... not to mention that Sean Glennon... sigh... but I digress. :)
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
First off... Happy Labor Day to all! In honor of Labor Day (and the fact my Daddy didn't have to go to work), my Grandma and Grandaddy came to visit me. While they were here, we went on a very special adventure to... my new favorite place... THE DUCK POND! I had so much more fun this time than last time. Well, maybe not MORE fun, but I was far more interested in the ducks this time around. The bread wasn't half bad either!
... and Grandma and Grandaddy...
... and a tree.
All in all it was a great day to start the fall season!