Tuesday, June 20, 2006

June 20, 2006
Only one more day until Daddy returns from Oregon! We both can't wait. Drew doesn't understand where Daddy has gone. He keeps running to the garage door and cries until I open it. When he realized that Daddy isn't there he walks away dejected. Poor thing! Drew is always saying "Daddy" and pretending to talk to him on the phone. Don't worry hunny, I have shown Drew your picture every day since you left.
I think it is safe to say that Drew is going to be an engineer! He is into everything that isn't a toy. Then he has to know how it works. He loves buttons and wheels and anything that talks. Today he has been walking around with the rectal thermometer putting the tip into the plastic cover. He must have worked on getting them together for 15 minutes before he figured out how. Now he walks around, one in each hand, going in the case and then out. He is so proud of himself. While normal boys are playing with sticks and blocks, Drew is playing with Daddy's wrenches, various parts from the garage, and sprinkler pieces. Drew loves discovering how things work. Today he saw a big boy bike for the first time. Drew ran over to the little boy and tried to trade his new toy phone (from the Goodwill for $1.00, it even sings!) for the bike. Of course it was all without words because Drew still isn't speaking! The little boy just patted Drew on the head and smiled at him. Poor Drew didn't undestand why the little boy wouldn't hand over his bike. Drew loved the wheels on the bike and tried to figure out what made them turn.
We just returned from a weekend at Julie's in OKC. As you can tell from our pictures we visited the National Memorial and the Zoo. What a fun trip we had! Drew loved every minute of it. Drew was a very good boy while we were gone. He even listened and didn't get into too many "no, no's" at "Ti Ti " Julie's non-baby proof apartment. I loved the trip and enjoyed a very relaxing Friday off. Drew took a 4 hour nap while Julie was at work on Friday. I spent the whole time reading a new book! I hadn't read that long since before I was married! It was very relaxing and fun, and probably the first non-fiction book I had read since Drew was born. Oh, you have to read Karen Kingsbury's new book Even Now - it is fantastic! A very quick and addicting read. It was so much better than the parenting books I had been reading!
Nana returned from Oregon on Sunday! Drew went over to Nana's for a few hours on Monday and Tuesday while I worked. Tonight when Nana was getting ready to go home Drew burst into tears! He cried and cried. It made me feel a little unimportant, but I know my mom loved it! Today mom, Drew and I went to 1/2 price Tuesday at the Goodwill! I found a lot of bargains! My favorite was a brand new pair of Nike, size 4, baby shoes for $1.00. The bad news, Drew's feet are too wide for them, darn!
Well, that was our week! We can't wait to pick Daddy up tomorrow and hear all about his trip! Now we just need to convince Grandma Patti to visit us this summer.......
Love,
Melissa
June 11, 2006
Hello Everyone, Drew here. I want to tell you about my marvelous week!
First, on Tuesday I met my friends Rachael and Abraham for a picnic at the park for lunch. We ate and then played in the fountain. I have been teething so I was a little cranky , plus mommy had to wake me up at that morning at 9:30 am. I hate to be woken up. If I can't wake up on my own I am cranky until my next nap! On Friday Daddy & Mommy took me to the park to feed the ducks. I loved watching them and eating their bread! I even saw turtles in the water. I was so excited to see a new animal that I almost followed them into the pond. It is a good thing Mommy was watching out for me.
On Saturday morning Mommy and I went to Southlake for a Free Tree Extravaganza - poor Daddy missed out on all the fun because he had to study! Mommy and I had so much fun drinking fresh squeezed lemonade, eating Ben & Jerry's ice cream, and listening to a live Blue Grass band. I even heard my first banjo solo. It was great; we also picked up two oak trees, one for our backyard and the other for Nana's yard. The best part was that everything was free! Oh, we also watched an old barn from the 1800's get a makeover. After that Mommy had a lot of errands to run, I was a little angel and went with her to Costco, Target, & the Plant Shed. I didn't complain once. I was ready for a long nap when we returned home.
On Saturday evening my friend Jonathan came over and we ate pizza at CeCe's. I love their pizza crust. I also loved to say "hi" to everyone who passed by. I also loved to eat their cinnamon rolls & raisins. Lately I have been on a raisin craze. I LOVE raisin. I even throw temper tantrums when mom says I can't eat anymore of them. Like today, I ate two small boxes and still wanted more. After we ate, Mommy and Ms. Shannon took Jonathan and I swimming! I had so much fun running around the kiddy pool with Jonathan. I also swam in the big pool with Mommy. I am getting better at floating in the water and kicking on my back. Mommy would like to get me into a swimming class this summer.
On Sunday I played with my friends at church and then went out to lunch with some of Mom and Dad's friends. We ate Mexican and when lunch was over I ran all over the place saying HI to everyone! I loved their fountain, I even was caught throwing my puppy in for a swim. I figure that swimming is so much fun, Puppy really needs to enjoy the experience too! The rest of my evening was spent playing in my kiddy pool that mom set up in the backyard. Mommy even got in with me! We ate raisins off the bottom of the pool and then I soaked her with the hose. Daddy came out later and played ball with me. Then mommy and daddy wrestled on the living room floor and I joined in. We had a very relaxing Sunday! Oh, I hear mommy coming up the stairs. I better get back in bed.
Love, Drew Williams

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