Monday, August 23, 2010

First Day of Pre-School

Hi world. I bet you thought that I'd forgotten about keeping you updated on my life. Well, you'd be half correct. Daddy says, this parenting thing takes a lot of time ... but I'm sure it's time well spent. Well today I started my first day at Pam's Pre-School. I'm so excited to get started and to learn even more. Plus I'll make a whole new group of friends and get to go to some really fun places. Thank you Fairy God Mother (Auntie Karen) for my beautiful new outfit for my first day. (Mommy took me and little sister to get our pictures taken in them last Friday, so look forward to those really cute pics). I even get to take George with me to Pam's. (Thank you Di-Di). Well, I'll try to do a better job of updating you all, but between playing Cinderella, looking for my Prince Charming and reading books to Elizabeth and George, I'm a busy girl.

Love,

Catherine

Me, Little Sister (Elizabeth) and Brother (Monkey) George.
Is this the smile you are looking for Dad?
Heading into Pre-School for my first day.
My Pre-School teacher - Pam.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

It's been so long ...


Hi there ... sorry it's taken me so long to update my blog. Here are some pictures of several events ranging from Halloween to my birthday. Well, now that I'm 13 months (almost 14 months) I've officially made it through the first year with my parents. I think I've done a pretty good job of putting up with them, they can be crazy and annoying at times, like when they expected me to sleep, but I'm really ready to play, or when they try to shove food in my mouth and I'm not hungry. Oh well, I love them still. Hope you all are doing well.


Carving Pumpkins on Halloween



Finished Trick-Or-Treating ... now I'm ready to eat my "loot".

11 months old ... but starting to look like a little girl



I'm not sure why this Santa guy keeps popping up everywhere.


Gotta keep my eye on the jolly guy in the red suit ... make sure he doesn't make any quick moves.
Making gingerbread house is fun, but ...

... eating them is more fun!

Why do my parents keep punishing me by taking me to see Santa?



Will someone please help me?




My birthday party ...


Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me ...



Okay, so I don't like cake ... it's my parents faults for not feeding me sweets sooner.


Riding my new horse.


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Halloween
























































Thursday, August 21, 2008

Random photos

Here are a few random pictures:
Crawling all around and having fun!
Just practicing for Tunnel Town.
Helping Mommy pull the weeds ... and maybe a few flowers too.
What? I'm just trying to help!
First time brushing my two teeth. (I now have 7!!!)
With Grandfather on Father's Day.
Golfing with Daddy on Father's Day.
My first 18 holes ... Daddy and I won!
My first bike ride with Daddy.

All strapped in and ready to go.

Woo-hoo, I'm 7 months old!

Did you seriously not get me any presents?

How many more months are we going to have to do this?

How does this thing work again?

Pulling myself up ...


... whenever I get the chance.

Me and Great-Grandfather T.
This eating stuff can really tucker a girl out.

Still sleeping.

Clancy and I wrestling ...

Clancy thinks he won ... I let him.

Working on my blog ...



Monday, August 18, 2008

My First Vacation – Colorado

We recently got back from my first big vacation. We drove out to Estes Park, Colorado to stay the week and do some sightseeing and hiking. I had a great time if you don’t count the 10 hours of driving it took to go each way. My parents are too cheap to fly … but I told them, with gas prices the way they are it might make sense to fly. Too which my Dad said, “Catherine you’re right, lets drive the Honda out to Colorado”. So not only did I have less space to move around I had to face the sun during parts of the drive. That’ll teach me to keep my mouth shut … okay, maybe not.

Mommy and Daddy did allow me to get out and stretch my legs from time to time, play and swing at some parks along the way while also stopping to see some interesting sights. (Who knew that King Kong had his own art easel in Western Kansas?)

The first highlight of the trip was my first night in a hotel. Let’s just say that there are no Westin’s or Marriott’s in Western Kansas and Eastern Colorado. As you can see, my parents rigged a contraption that blocked me off from the rest of the room, but it was still fun to be able to jump up and down on the beds and not get in trouble for it. Daddy was sick the first two days in Colorado, so that allowed Mommy and me some time to hang out and see some wild life. I saw a lot of first on this trip. My first deer, elk, hummingbird, fox and mountain.

The elk were rather large, and could probably eat me as a pre-dinner appetizer. We did take several hikes which were fun, and the weather was pretty good, but got hot toward the end of the trip. Daddy even found a church called St. Catherine’s, although I was too tired to wake up to see it. I even got up above 12,000 feet on Alpine ridge and saw the snow. Boy was it cold up there.

On the way home I got to stay in my second hotel in Hayes, Ks. However, I don’t think my parents enjoyed this hotel either. My Mommy was reluctant let me go swimming in the pool at the hotel, but my Daddy talked her into it. It was fun to play in the water and I didn’t catch a disease like my Mom said I would. The other memorable part of the stay at this hotel was waking up and walking around the hotel at 3:30 in the morning and my Daddy complaining about the noisy air conditioning and my Mommy saying something about a cockroach. All in all it was a fun time, and I realized that vacations are all about me for the next several years. (I think my parents now realize that too!)

Now if only I can talk my parents into taking me to some more fun places … maybe that mouse resort park I keep hearing about. It was nice to be back with all my toys and sleeping in my own crib again.

Love,

Catherine



"Ah ... I don't think we are in Kansas any more"




Who knew there was an art easel in Western Kansas just for King Kong to use?





Learning to wave.





Riding the tractor with Daddy.




We finally made it to Estes Park





My first hike ... I think I'm going to like this.





Daddy's two beautiful girls.



I love my Mommy.




Pulling myself up for the first time ...



It's no big deal, it's really pretty easy ...



Unless you start out a little too far away.


Trying to help my Daddy navigate.


Enough pictures Daddy, can we go see the Lions, Tigers & Bears yet?

A deer in the headlights look.




A fox looking for dinner.

St. Catherine's church


A little chipmunk ... not sure if it's Alvin, Simon or Theordore.


You woke me up to bring me up here?


Is this cute enough Daddy ... I'm cold.




I Love my Daddy.


I'm done hiking for today ...

I'm hungry for a banana.

I love to feed myself.
View from my first hike.

Daddy and I in the park.

The elk eating lunch.

The elk standing in the river.

Playing in the swimming pool in Hays, KS.