Monday, March 30, 2009

Bathroom Door: Closed. Save yourself the trouble.

The bathroom is a dangerous place. Lots of ways to get hurt, into yucky things, etc., blah, blah, blah.
What I never thought about was what kind of a problem the bathroom DOOR could be.
Shirley keeps closing herself in the bathroom and then banging on the door to be let out. This poses a problem: I can easily open the door to rescue her, but not without smooshing her across the bathroom floor.
Anyway, the bathroom door stays closed from now on.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Major Milestone!

Look at my big girl!!

If you're wondering why Shirley is pantless, it's because they were getting in the way!

Sea World

Shirley LOVED the aquariums at Sea World.

That is, MUCH more than she liked Shamu and the Dolphin Show, of which she was TERRIFIED:

Checking out Manta Ray Bay:

Erin to Rich: Are you gonna touch a manta ray?
Rich: Nope. Are you?
Erin: Nope.
Daddy's girl.
Ugliest family photo ever.

SJ LOVED the sea lions. In this photo, she was mesmerized. She kept "barking" like them.

Enjoying the Penguin Experience.Medium-grade family photo.

More updates to come about our trip.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Happy Birthday, Shirley Jean!

My baby turned one yesterday. I indulged in a good fifteen minutes of weeping over her increased age, and then moved on. At 10:28 yesterday morning, I showed her just how they handed her to me when she was born. She obliged by crying similarly to that day and then we went out to lunch.
We had a nice little party for her here in Florida. Here are some snapshots from the day.
Having birthday lunch with Mommy and Daddy.
We love balloons!We love Elmo!
Singing Happy Birthday over ice cream cake. Yummy!
More ice cream cake, please, Daddy!
I'm ONE today!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Shirley Jean's First Birthday Party!

I can't believe my little girl is turning one. She had a wonderful birthday party! Here are some of my favorite pictures from the day. Check out my facebook account to see more!

Party girls!

Our theme was balloons, because Shirley loves them so much!

Shirley's new red wagon!! HUGE hit. Thanks, Grandma & Grandpa Plumm!

The grown-up birthday cake.

Shirley got her very own birthday cake!

Family photo. Nast.

The aftermath.

The party guests!

The girlybugs!!!

The birthday girl has had enough!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Apparently my moves are hilarious.


Finally having enough hair to do ponytails is great, but then, of course, a girl has to worry about this sort of thing...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Baby Shrek

Only prettier...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Goin' For It!

At Eva's birthday party, we looked up and Shirley was going for it on the stairs. What a little monkey!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Bathtime Snack

Can I offer you some duck confit your bath?

She held the rubber duckie in her mouth like this for most of her bath.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

A mere moment...

I walked away for a mere moment and came back to find this:

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Cutie Patootie

SJ was very photogenic today:

Feeling Better

Apparently, all I had to do to cure Shirley Jean of Fifth Disease was blog about it.
These photos were all taken in under a minute. It's like she's making up for lost time by ZOOMING around the living room, talking up a storm, singing songs and dancing. She's also been trying to feed Pedro the same candy wrapper for about ten minutes now. He keeps falling for it.