"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Friday, May 21, 2010

Our First Night Out

Cakes and Grandpa babysat and mommy and daddy got to go out on the town!

A Picnic & Dancing Elvis'

Cakes is a pro with the chopsticks

Dancing Elvis' every Sunday at Yoyogi Park

Got my Briefcase

Amanda would carry this around and sort of slouch down like she was carrying something heavy. Mike dubbed it her "briefcase!"

Off to "work!"

Early Birthday Presents!

Fun bath toys!

I think she likes them!

My new cake dress from Great Grandma Griffin

Loving the card for Uncle Drew and "Aunt" Kelly

Check out the cute outfit Aunt Kelly made me!

My new babydoll from Cakes and Grandpa. It is the same but a newer version of mommy's first doll!

Love this new toy too!

The reason Mama's hair looked so pretty in the family picture.

Playing Dress Up!

Getting to Know Grandpa and Cakes

Up in the air!
Amanda had SO much fun with Grandpa!
Bubbles with Cakes!

Funny faces for Grandpa and Cakes while Amanda eats. She was definitely showing off!

Walkin' with Grandpa

So this is what Amanda and Grandpa did for HOURS on their visit and it started early the first morning after Grandpa arrived. Amanda and Grandpa would walk ALL OVER the house. And Amanda always had to hold something in her other hand. In this case it was her shoe.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Laughing at First Site

Grandpa had Amanda in complete hysterics within 30 minutes of getting home. Amanda was modeling her new headband and had the hiccups and couldn't stop laughing.

Meeting Grandpa and Cakes!


And more smiles!

Grandpa wasted no time to throw Amanda up in the air
And she LOVED it. If Mike and I do this--she does NOT like it. Grandpa has a special touch!
Back to Cakes!
Back to Grandpa...and this is only at the hotel where we met them. We still had yet to make it home.
Amanda had to show off her walking skills!

And finally home. Shockingly they had some presents for Amanda so she started opening them right away! Thanks Grandpa and Cakes!