PROUD to welcome…

I have been a VERY unhappy baby lately. My mouth hurts all the time.
This morning I woke up really early and was in pain. Soon Mommy & Daddy found out why.
I GOT MY FIRST TOOTH! Top middle on the left side of my mouth! 🙂

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This is a picture Mommy took. She said she will try to take a better one tonight that shows more of my new TOOTH!

Look out STEAK here I come! 🙂

Time flies…

Okay so it has been a while since I updated. My life has been changing so quickly. Mommy and Daddy thought I was FINALLY getting a tooth… boy did I have them fooled. My gums swelled up and got a huge white bubble and then it all went away. I am still crabby but a LOT less than I was last week.

I am walking very well now. I can stand up on my own when I topple over without the help of Mom or furnature. I also learned a cool trick — straighten my legs out like I’m standing but stick my head on the floor so I can look backwards and upside down at everything! Boy, is that cool!!!!

My speech is developing well too. Last week I was obcessed with saying “zaaaa-zoooooooo”. It was my battle cry for a few days. This week I am just babbling up a storm. Mommy tells me NO and I say YES! I am TOO cute! I also give kisses now. I climb Mommy and kiss her on the lips… I am a sloppppppppy kisser. But it seems to make Mommy & Daddy smile so I will keep doing it. I can now find Mommy’s nose (but rarely Daddy’s).

I got to go to Disney World for a few days last week (Mommy and Daddy forgot the camera AGAIN). I had a LOT of fun. Mommy and Daddy ate Salmon when the waitress and hostess carried me around so they could eat in peace. I enjoyed doing something different. Since I walk now Mommy & Daddy bought me “monkey hugs” (::really a backpack that looks like a monkey that has a leash for a tail::). I like monkey hugs because i can toddle all over and Mommy and Daddy can catch me quicker when I try to run.

I discovered the “ground fountain” at the Winnie-the-pooh ride area. I discovered that if I laid down on the ground on my tummy, put my face really close ot the hole in the ground and waited a few seconds I would get soaking wet from the sprayers! It was fun for a hot day. Mommy and Daddy let me get SOAKING wet. I slept very well that night because I was exhausted!

We went out to lunch for Father’s Day to Sam Seltzer’s steakhouse. I ate grapes and cheese. I am learning to eat more table food… but still only fruits ( I really like grapes and melon) and veggies… no meat or egg-ies yet… not for lack of Mom trying though! Afterwards we went to Grandma Jo’s and Grandpa Howie’s and I got to go swimming and play at my water table. Oh yeah, I also ate a POUND of blueberries. (Thanks Grandma Jo I liked boo-berries!)

Today I got to watch Dad and Grandpa Howie rustle an aligator out of the Coy Pond!!!! WAY COOL! He was bigger than ME! (okay not really but the teeth looked SHARP!) Mommy took pictures because she wasn’t silly enough to get into the action. Plus, I like my Mommy with all 10 fingers, 10 toes and her fun to play with BELLY BUTTON. (I like to poke at it!!!)
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I guess that is it from me right now… unless Daddy thinks of anything I left out. I am a busy boy but I am loving every minute of life (even when i am fussy!!!)

P.S., Mom & Dad want to have a poll:
WHEN WILL BREIGHTON CUT HIS FIRST TOOTH??? You guess!!!
We think 14 months!

Happy Smurf Day!

Today I went over to Granny & Grandpa Reed’s house for a little birthday celebration with some family. I went swimming with Mommy & Daddy and played with all my toys. Granny got me a really cool Nemo cake. It had pretty toy fish and lots of BRIGHT colored icing. Publix (where the cake was from) also gave her a SMASH cake… and I did just that!

That’s ME in the blue… somewhere.
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Yes, I even have cake in my HAIR.
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Here is my finished work.
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Mommy picked me up and took me DIRECTLY to the bathtub!
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The water was warm and clear. I was BLUE!
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Mommy washed every inch of blue off.
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I passed inspection… ALL CLEAN!
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But the TUB… BLUE!
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Thanks Granny for tolerating my blue period in life.

My First Birthday

Mommy and Daddy took me to Great Explorations. It is a place designed just for kids that has some really neat toys and fun things to learn. I saw a tennis ball fly all the way up to the ceiling. I got to point out fish. I even got to play in a special area just for little kids like me. They were opening a new Fire Station for kids that day so I got to see fire trucks and the fire-dog even licked my face. That was kind of scary because I have really only seen dogs in my books.

Afterwards Mommy and Daddy brought me home and I took a 3 hour nap. When I got up they dressed me in my swim clothes, loaded me in the car and took me to the beach. I had only been to the beach one time before and I was really little (Mommy said about 3 months old). I didn’t know what to think of the water rushing at my feet… but i got used to it. I finger walked over 1/4 mile to the pier and then back. It was really fun.
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When we got home Daddy made me a cupcake.
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Mommy helped blow out my candle.

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One finger of frosting… I can refrain from gorging.
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Maybe not…
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I was happy. So were Mommy and Daddy.
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Thanks for a memorable FIRST Birthday!!!!