Sunday, August 1, 2010

August Already?

Hi Everybody!

Its been a couple of months since my last update and so much has happened this summer! On July 17th I turned 18 months and on the 27th I had my 18th Dr appointment. I was 24 3/4 pounds (58th %tile), 33" tall (2'9", its more fun to say it like that. 86th %tile), and my head is 19 1/4" around (96th %tile). I'm still rocking that big head, but I think it adds to my overall cuteness factor (99th %tile). Most people agree.

Its hard to remember all that has happened since my last post on May 16th, so I'll start with the most recent stuff and work my way back. This weekend Mommy and Daddy went to Green Bay, WI to run in a 5k and hang out for the first day of Packers training camp. I have learned what the Packers symbol looks like and I point to it, say "Pa..." and clap whenever I see it. It seems to make Daddy really happy. We have a lot of Packers symbols around the house so I get to do that a lot.

Anyway, Popi and Gigi came to stay with me while Mommy and Daddy were in Green Bay and we had lots of fun. We went to Randall Oaks farm, and to the park, and McDonald's, and other stuff. And they bought me a tent and tunnel to play with. I really love it. Daddy has been using a blanket to make a tent for me with a mat that I used to lay on as an infant and I love playing with it. This tent is even bigger and the tunnel is so cool. Thanks Popi and Gigi, I love it.

Mommy, Daddy, and I went to Danville for the 4th of July and saw lots of family and friends. We had the traditional 4th of July party at the farm and I played with all of the other kids. It was a very hot and very fun day. That was also the day that Jackie took the picture of me that is currently at the top of the blog.

Also in July Mommy, Daddy, and I went to the Kohl's Children's Museum. They had a 25th anniversary celebration so there were special activities there. Ms. Lori from WTTW was there singing and I had a great time dancing with her. There are three great videos of it on my youtube channel (you can click the link on the right).

We've been to the pool a couple of times this summer. Elgin has a great public pool with lots of fun things to play with in the water. I still love swimming and have a great time playing in the water.

We also went to the Kane County Fair this summer. My favorite part was the petting zoo where I got to walk around and pet goats, bunnies, and chickens. I was confused about what to do at first and the animals scared me. But after a few minutes I liked petting them. I would go up to one, wave to it, pet it once, and then move on to the next one. One of the goats tried to eat my dress, but Daddy shooed it away. Also at the fair we saw all of the 4H animals, a bunch of cows, rabbits, and pigs. We ate some good food. And when Daddy ran into his friends Rick and Mary she shared her fries with me! That was a pretty great day.

The worst day was probably the Saturday I was sick with a fever and had to go to the Emergency Room. It turned out to be no big deal but they wanted to do some tests to make sure. It was scary and took a really long time. I didn't like it and hope I don't ever have to go back.

I think that is most of the "one-time" events from the summer. We've also gone to the library a lot and I finished my summer reading program and got a free book! I've played outside a lot, except when it is too hot. John Michael comes over every week to play and we go on other play dates also.

I think that is enough for now. I'll try to get Daddy to start posting more often than just after my doctor appointments. There is so much more fun stuff to talk about than my weight and height!

Talk to you soon.

Bye Everybody!