Friday, July 25, 2008

FFF - Friends

This weeks "Favorite Foto Friday" theme is FRIENDS. I thought this would be a good time to show Johanna with her newest friend. She decided on this friend about two weeks ago. She sleeps with this friend every night. She even shares the friend with me.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Johanna's First Birthday

Yesterday was Johanna's 1st birthday. We had about 20 friends and family over for a party. We had cake and ice cream, opened gifts, and had a pull-string pinata. I think Johanna had a great time.
Today we will a have smaller party with just the daycare kids in attendance. I will post pictures of it tomorrow.

Johanna did not understand why 20 people were standing around singing to her while she sat on the table. I love the look on her face!!

Eating cake. Johanna dug right in. When the frosting lifted off the cake in one piece, Johanna went right for the frosting.

Opening presents with friend Brynn.

Mommy got Johanna her first car for her first birthday. Hope she doesn't expect one when she turns 16.
Friends Desiree and Abigail push Johanna.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Movie Time!!

Our church "Mommy's Group" had a movie day. Johanna has never been to a movie but I decided to give it a try. If Johanna is going to get out-of-hand it might as well be during a kids' movie, right? The movie was "Charlotte's Web" with Dakota Fanning, not the animated version. Johanna was mesmerized from the moment the lights went out. She did so well. About 10 minutes before the movie was over she started getting fussy and babbling but nothing really loud. We may go again next week and take the daycare kids too.
Mommy and Johanna on their way to the theater.

I don't want to sit in this big chair alone!!!

Drinking from Mommy's Diet Coke.

In other news: Johanna has "Hit the bigtime!" as my agency coordinator said. She is now on our agency website. You can see it at

Friday, July 18, 2008

FFF - First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

This is the very first picture I saw of Johanna. She is nine days old in this picture. I got her referral at 11 days. I cannot believe she will be 1 year old in FIVE DAYS!!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Getting Down and Dirty

Johanna loves to go outside when the daycare kids do. Usually I put her in a walker or swing. Sometimes I let her sit in the grass in front of me. Today I got more adventurous and let her crawl across the yard and to the sand. She liked it a lot, especially letting the sand run through her fingers. The hard part was keeping things out of her mouth.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Round and Round She Goes

I got this little roller coaster from ebay a few years ago. Last weekend I pulled it out of storage and Johanna loves it.

Friday, July 11, 2008

FFF - Red, White and Blue

This weeks "Favorite Foto Friday" theme is "Red, White and Blue." This picture is of Johanna waiting to go to our church's annual "Hoe Down" the Sunday before 4th of July.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

4th of July

I think Johanna had a very nice 4th of July. At least I did. My nephew from Wichita came to town with his wife and three little boys. (I love visiting with them because their youngest is just older than Johanna and I can get lots of advice and information.) Aside from cleaning after the three floods in one week in the basement we had family dinners and fireworks. We went to the fairgrounds to watch the city fireworks too.

Below are pictures of Johanna in ONE of her FOUR 4th of July outfits. This is the first time she rode the little train and she loved it.

Before the city fireworks started Johanna was having a wonderful time sitting in her stroller and visiting with family.

The picture below is after the first firework went off. She didn't really like them and we ended up watching them from the van.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Thursday, July 3, 2008

First Real Haircut

Johanna got her first real haircut on Saturday. I had trimmed it once before but she needed it evened up and layered. The back had finally filled in over the bald spot and the front, top and sides needed to be cut even with the back.

I was going to get my haircut too. We waited almost an hour and a half for haircuts. Johanna got her's cut at the same time I did. My mom held her while my niece Xaviera took pictures. She did wonderfully!!

Final look

Wednesday, July 2, 2008