Monday, April 30, 2007


I still can't get over these pigtails. Why did I not think of it before?

Sunday, April 29, 2007


I am loving these pigtails this morning. My baby is the cutest ever.

Friday, April 27, 2007


I'm snooping through my sisters computer, and I found some cute pictures of Bethany! They're old, I'm guessing from when she was about 6 months, but how cute are they?! Go Sabres!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Doctor, Doctor

Bethany had her one year check up today! She's 19lbs, 1oz, and 29.25 inches long. And, as usual, a very healthy baby! Granted, she did not enjoy the shot, but who does?

Sunday, April 22, 2007

The Day After

Bethany's been a little out of sorts today recovering from yesterday. But she had a lot of things to keep her busy - new toys! She should never be bored again with all this new stuff!

Saturday, April 21, 2007


This is just hilarious.

The Loot

Bethany got a lot of amazing new toys. We need a bigger place! Here's some of the present highlights!

Birthday Cake

Bethany had a spring theme for her birthday party today. And see that amazing cake? Sarah and I made it all by ourselves. Aren't you impressed? (I know my Roberts girls are proud of me.) Bethany loved her first taste of actual junk food. She savored it quite a bit, which is good considering it won't happen again until year 2!
Here's all the party guests!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Birthday Field Trip

Bethany and I are having fun celebrating her birthday today. (She's getting the whole weekend - one is a big deal!) Her and Jonas went to... you guessed it, the zoo! We didn't see many animals this time because Bethany preferred walking the zoo and checking out all the kids. Yes, she walked the entire time and refused to be put in the stroller. Hey, it's her birthday, I let her do whatever she wants. But the gorilla came over to wish her a happy birthday - that alone made the trip worth it.

Birthday Laugh

Here's Bethany enjoying her first birthday! That laugh cracks me up every time.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

One Today!

Wow, I am so overwhelmed by all the comments! I love it! Little Bethany is one... can you believe it? I think this time last year I was finally getting to sleep after being so worked up all day. Matthew was so good to me, too. He stayed with me until I was barely conscious.

Anyway, Bethany celebrated a year of life today with a trip to Camp Pioneer with Uncle Mike and "Aunt" Mary. She got home to me around 5:00, and we spent the evening making her birthday cake! We let her open one present today, too. (As opposed to at her party on Saturday.) Here's her opening a present from Great Uncle Larry and Aunt Marie - a very soft, pink sweater. She loved it! Almost as much as the wrapping paper...

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Here's a little exercise for you. Tilt your head and watch this movie. For some reason it never occurred to us that you couldn't take a "portrait" film. Ah well, it won't happen again. Oh, and listen for the "gah."

PS. To all you Browns, this is coming from your side of the family for sure!


Happy 1st birthday to cousin Ailey!!

No pictures for this post because I'm at school, but Bethany's saying her first word! Kind of. She points and says, "Gah!!" Usually with a lot of emphasis. I have no idea what "gah" means, but I'm guessing it's something like "look," or maybe "give." Anyway, she's saying it all the time and she's so stinking cute. I can't wait until the words really start coming.

Oh, and a tooth update for you. Bethany's 5th tooth is now in, on the bottom... they just keep coming!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Silk Worm

Bethany was carrying this bib around all day today. Why? Because she loves its silky tag. She's so weird. She loves silk - just like her mom.Here's some other random pictures of today, including some quality time with Daddy. He's been getting a lot of attention lately!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Jonas's Toys...

Bethany has not yet learned the art of sharing. Today, I stopped her from grabbing toys out of Jonas's hands about 1,000 times. You obviously can't blame her too much though; things just look a lot more interesting when someone else is playing with them.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007


Bethany is learning so much with her new-found mobility. She's learned how to work her Aunt Sarah's diaper genie thing, and it takes her 2 seconds to get to the toilet paper in the bathroom if someone leaves the door open. And, speaking of bathrooms, thanks to some training from Grandpa and Grandma, she now knows that if someone's in the bathroom all she has to do is slap on the door and they'll let her in, too. She's so smart.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Facing Forward

Bethany is now facing forward in the car, and she's loving the new perspective! She was quite the giggly girl today going out for her first spin.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Happy Easter!!!

We celebrated Easter at the Sirgey's this afternoon. Everyone was there, including Grandpa Jon and Grandma Miriam! Bethany got all dressed up - we're trying to get as much use out of her Easter dress as possible. She got lots of goodies, too. Check out Jonas's blog for more fun pictures of the day.

Bouncing Baby

Here's Bethany playing with her Grandpa Jon. She taught him how to bounce her on his leg!

Friday, April 6, 2007

Past Outings

Last week we went to the zoo (again) and Uncle Mike took some awesome pictures. Bethany got to meet a baby monkey right up close! They even touched hands through the glass! How cool is that?

Thursday, April 5, 2007


Bethany has become very attached to blankies. She loves cuddling with them to sleep, and often drags one around the apartment with her. I've tried getting her attached to stuffed animals, but she wants nothing to do with it. I guess I'm just going to have to concede that I have a Linus baby.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Walk, Fall, and Walk Again

Bethany is growing less and less reliant on furniture to steady her while walking. She loves Aunt Sarah's because there's tons of space to walk around... and she definitely takes advantage of it. On a slightly different topic, I realized how big my girl was getting this morning when she walked out of her room to me!

The Slide Ruler

Today is supposedly our last day of nice weather, so Bethany and I spent a bit of time on the playground. She loves hanging out on the slide... although ironically enough, she does not enjoy going down the slide. I'm sure that won't last long.