Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Mama's Wish List

When Alex turned 6 months old I quickly realized my baby was growing into this little person and I started to put together a Mama's Wish List for him.  Just things I was looking forward to.  I found this list recently and started to update it with notes as many of these wishes have already happened:

Mama's Can’t Wait List (as of February 2012;updated 10/2012):
1.       Watch you take your first steps – 7/16/2012 – the day you turned 11 months old, you began to walk; your first step without falling was on 7/9/2012, then on 7/10/2012 you took 2 steps, but on 7/16 you walked from Daddy to Mommy without missing a beat. J

2.       Your first word - DOG

3.       The first time you say “Mama / Mom / Mommy” - saying Mama came quickly after Dada....and it makes me smile every time.

4.       The first time you say “Dada / Dad / Daddy” – you called your papa “Daddy” on his birthday 4.13.2012 – that totally made his day!

5.       1st time in a swimming pool (since you love your bath, I think you’ll like it!) – Verdict is in – YOU ARE A FISH; You love water, the pool, your water table…yup, it’s a big thumbs up on this one J

6.       1st time at a playground (hopefully Annie’s Playground – it’s really cool!) – ended up being at Lynn Stacie Getz playground since it was closer to our house; we’re planning to go to Annie’s Playground sometime soon 5/2012)

7.       Take you to the circus (and get a light up twirling toy and cotton candy)

8.       1st baseball game (hopefully the O’s will be better by then – 10/2012 – the O’s are in the playoffs for the 1st time in 15 years….hopefully they’ll continue to do well and we’ll catch a game at Camden Yards in the next couple of years)

9.       1st football game

10.   1st time fishing

11.   Dance in the rain / jumping in puddles

12.   Watch a thunderstorm through the bay window

13.   Run through sprinklers on a hot summer day

14.   Introduce to you to the wonder of bubbles! - another thing that you LOVE, and another word you say "bubbles"; you will say this at the sight of bubbles, a bubble wand, a bubble bucket, a bottle of bubbles...yup, you know and love your bubbles!!!

15.   1st haircut (supposedly on your 1st birthday, but it will depend on how much hair you have, still waiting for more hair to grow 10/2012)

16.   1st McDonald’s Happy Meal (really hope they still have the toy in it by then)

17.   1st piece of artwork

18.   1st Ice Cream  / Ice Cream Cone (perhaps at Brooms Bloom J) – you had bites of mine on the OC boardwalk (it was strawberry banana from Kohr’s Brothers); looking forward to the day you get one of your very own J

19.   1st time playing in the snow…10/2012 I think that’s going to happen this winter – they’re saying we should get 20+ inches of snow!!!

20.   1st time buying an ice cream dessert off the ice cream truck

21.   1st yoohoo and car ride with Daddy (childhood tradition)

22.   1st cupcake at the bakery

23.   1st time at the state farm

24.   1st visit to a theme park (Hershey Park has to be your first, it’s a tradition…there’s a story)

25.   Dancing on the big piano at FAO Schwartz in NYC

26.   Visiting Santa at the Macy’s in NYC

27.   Dressing up and going Trick-or-Treating on Halloween – 2012 Can't wait!!!! J

28.   Visiting the zoo

29.   Visiting the aquarium

30.   Teaching you how to bowl / taking you bowling for the 1st time

31.   1st Merry-Go-Round ride

32.   1st ride on an airplane

33.   1st ride on a train

34.   1st Bible Verse memorized

35.   Visiting the train garden this year (2012) – last year you were only 4 ½ months old and didn’t really get the whole concept.
 With the holiday season just around the corner, I am looking forward to sharing / introducing Alex to our favorite traditions.  I know they will be a little bit sweeter as he will be able to participate in more of them and is more aware of things now.  I'm hoping he won't be frightened of Santa this year (since he's more aware); last year he sat there and was perfectly content (as you can see below). 

Holiday Traditions in our family currently include:

- Visit Webers Farm and pick put pumpkins (while eating cider donuts and drinking apple cider)
- Carving pumpkins
- Decorating the house (inside & out) for fall & halloween
- Dressing up & giving out candy to trick-or-treaters (including 4 giant bars given for best costumes, winners decided on the spot by myself and hubby).
**New this year** - Dressing up Alex and taking him trick or treating

- Pumpkin flavored baking (bread, pie, etc) & Pecan pies :)
- Thanksgiving dinner with the family
- Our wedding anniversary & my birthday are both in this month
- Black Friday shopping & lunch
- Visiting Santa the weekend of my birthday (started tradition last year)

-Decorate house (inside & out)
- Christmas tree
- Baking Christmas cookies
- Stockings
- Christmas gifts at Grandma's house
- Christmas Eve with family
- Christmas Dinner with family

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