Grayson’s First Birthday Party

My friend Grayson had his first birthday party today at Sunnyside Park. Daddy had to work on the yard, so just Mommy and I went.

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Grayson’s mommy designed this neat poster for him.

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His birthday theme was “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” Just like my party!

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Grayson and his mommy, Roseanne.

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There were a lot of fun things for toddlers at this party! This was cloud dough (flour and oil mixture) that we could play in.

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I was more content to watch the cloud dough action from afar.

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Grayson had no problem climbing in and getting messy!

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Such a boy!

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I did manage to swoop in and grab a Mickey Mouse toy out of the cloud dough bin. I loved chewing on him.

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Next it was time for finger paint. I wasn’t quite sure what to do. I did eat some, but that was okay because it was edible!

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See my masterpiece! Watch out Van Gogh, here I come!

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Since I couldn’t stay in one spot for more than ten seconds, Mommy and I walked down to see the ducks.

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I really liked when they came close to me!

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When we got back to the party, there was play dough.

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I took one piece out of the container and carried it everywhere.

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And I had to taste it (of course). It didn’t taste great, but it was edible play dough, so it was safe for me.

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Mommy and I wandered over to the playground to do some swinging.

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I love leaning my head back as far as I can when I swing. Mommy says I’m a big goof!

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I spent a lot of the party playing with these toy cars.

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I would put the wheels on the ground and have them zoom all over the place.

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After lots of running around, it was time to sing Happy Birthday to Grayson.

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He had a little mini cake to devour.

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This is the cake the guests got to enjoy.

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There were also yummy cupcakes. Mommy and I shared one of these. It was delicious!

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After we finished our cupcake, we went to check on Grayson’s progress. Wow! He sure demolished that cake.

I had such a fun time at Grayson’s first birthday party. Happy Birthday Grayson!

Daisy and Kylie’s 2nd Birthday Party

Daisy and Kylie turned two-years-old a couple of weeks ago, and we got to celebrate that with them today!

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Their theme was Sesame Street.

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As soon as I got there, I grabbed a party hat and a ball.

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Daisy getting pushed by her Aunt Karee and cousin Mirabel.

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Mirabel was very sweet and came up to give me a hug. I didn’t quite know what was happening.

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There was so many toys, but it was much more fun to climb on the tables.

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Kylie in her adorable birthday outfit!

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This roller coaster was one of my favorite toys. I was eventually able to do it all on my own!

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Kylie and Daisy had a lot of fun on this teeter-totter.

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After lots of yummy food and playing, it was time for cupcakes! Here is Kylie with her family right before we started singing.

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Everyone is singing “Happy Birthday” to the girls right now.

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Mirabel loved her cupcake!

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I didn’t have any trouble digging into my cupcake either.

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One last bite, and then I finished this yummy cupcake!

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We had to leave before presents were opened, but it looks like the girls won’t be short on presents. Happy Birthday Daisy and Kylie!

Colton Fair

The Colton Fair happened yesterday! We didn’t have long, but we took a quick walk over there to check things out.

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Waiting patiently for Mommy to get ready.

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In the stroller on our way to the fair.

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We got to see some cows. Those are the first cows I’ve ever seen in person!

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The pigs must have been taking a nap somewhere, but they left a cool sign in their pen.

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Next we got to go see some horses!

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This is how close we were. So neat!

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We also got to spend some time watching the dog show.

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Those dogs can do some neat tricks!

After the dog show, we went inside the gym and got to pet some friendly dogs. I liked that part. I tried to be very brave by petting the big dogs as well. It was a fun time at the Colton Fair!

A Walk to the Post Office

Mommy and I often walk to the post office. It’s only a block away, but it takes us about 30 minutes because of frequent stops and explorations. We chronicled our journey today.

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Here I am finding out that we get to go outside. I love it!

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I try to put on my own shoes, but I can’t quite figure it out yet.

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Mommy helps me put them on.

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Shoes are on!

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Coat is on. Let’s go!

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Dragging Mommy down the stairs.

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Freedom!

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Our first stop of the day is to check out the sprinkler head. Have to keep those things working!

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I get a little sidetracked in the yard, but Mommy gets me going in the right direction again.

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Let’s go this way!

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Hmmm…gotta check out this hole.

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I’ll just go ahead and stick my finger in it.

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Okay, back to walking.

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Time to cross the street.

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But first I need to check out these yellow bumps.

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And I need to pick up a tiny rock.

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We made it across crosswalk number one. Now it’s time for crosswalk number two.

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I’ve got a rock in each hand and I’m going to the post office. What more could a girl want?

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Oops. Dropped the rocks.

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Just about have them picked up.

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Got my rocks again. Let’s go!

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I always like to pause here to look up at my favorite tree.

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Isn’t it nice?

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Okay, on our way again. (Notice, though, that Mommy has to hold onto my wrist because I’m holding onto my precious rocks.)

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Oh my gosh! More rocks! I immediately drop my old rocks to get two new rocks.

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I had to sit down to give myself time to pick the best rocks.

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WE MADE IT!

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I’m so happy that we’re finally here.

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I expressed my joy by doing a little dance on the drain cover.

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Here’s my area of the post office.

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That’s my box.

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There’s my mail.

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We’ve got our mail. Let’s go home!

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Out the door…

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…down the slope, and…

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Wait, what is this? Somebody dropped their mail. We can’t go home yet!

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Mommy, please open the door.

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I have some mail to return!

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Okay, glad that’s been taken care of. Now we can go home!

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We always get to see lots of big trucks on our walks. I love waving at them!

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Starting our long journey home with a stick in hand.

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Back to visit the amazing rock collection.

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Ummmm…I don’t want this stick anymore.

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I need a good handful of rocks!

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Checking out the signs along the sidewalk.

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Here comes a tractor! Another one of my favorite things to see on our walks.

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Bye, bye tractor.

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Time to go back across the street. Mommy always makes me hold her hand for this part. I’m not a big fan of that.

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A quick break between the crosswalks. I was initially distracted by the yellow arrow, but then I found MORE ROCKS!

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Crosswalk #2. I was sneaky and ran ahead of Mommy.

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There goes another truck. Bye, bye truck.

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The final stretch. We’re almost home.

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Stopping to look at these pretty yellow flowers. I don’t know why Daddy doesn’t want them in our yard. They’re beautiful.

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There’s just enough time to take a brief moment to roll around on the sidewalk.

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Last bit of sidewalk, and…

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We’re home!

All of that happened in just one block! Can you imagine what I will do when I’m older and can walk faster and farther?!

My Very Own Cherry Tree

My Great Grandpa Al wanted to give me a cherry tree that could grow older with me. While Grandma Melissa and Grandpa Roland were visiting this week, we went to pick one out.

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Walking through the plant nursery with Daddy.

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Checking out the cherry trees.

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We found a tree! It will grow three different types of cherries. How cool is that?!

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Grandpa Roland took me on my first wagon ride ever!

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I had lots of fun.

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Mommy and Daddy also bought a few extra plants. I happily shared my wagon with them!

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After a nap and lunch it was time to plant the tree!

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Daddy had to make sure the tree would fit in the hole.

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I also fit in the hole, but I’m not sure that I liked it. We should leave the hole for the tree.

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Daddy and Grandma Melissa did a great job of getting this tree in the ground!

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Look at my tree! I love it! Thanks for the wonderful gift Great Grandpa Al!