Our Little Sister Alexis


Birthday: April 16th;
Day of the Week: Monday's child is fair of face;
Sun Sign: Aries (The Ram), just like my Pop-Pop.
Click on my pic to learn more about me and my birthday!

Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers


Monday, January 26, 2009

Thank You!


Me and Grammy would like to say "thank you" to In Time Out over at By The Hair Of My Chinny Chin Chin for giving us this award as one of her early followers!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

I'm 3 Years Old!


Well, my special day finally got here yesterday and I had a chance to celebrate with a few family and friends. My Godmomie Latoya and Godsister Tava came by and we had a good time playing together upstairs while all the "big people" talked and ate pizza downstairs.




Then, it was time to sing the "Happy Birthday" song and cut the cake. When Mommy put my birthday cake on the table, I was really surprised to see Thomas the Tank Engine sitting right on top of it! Mommy lit the candles, Grammy was taking pics, and Pop-Pop set me up in my chair. After I blew out the candles, Grammy gave Thomas a little bath and said that I could play with him when I finished my cake and ice cream.





In these pics, I'm having a bowl of cake and ice cream with my Godmomie Latoya, Tava, and Alex. I really liked my chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream a lot. A little later, I got a great big ol' hug from Tava and I got my camera out so I could take some pics too!





Here are some pics that my Mommy took with me, Tava, and Marsha. My Great Grandmother Pumpkin Pie and Great Uncle Andy came by to see me too. My birthday presents included some books, clothes, money, and a few more add-on pieces for my Thomas & Friends train collection.




I had a really nice birthday and I want to say "Thank You" to everybody who came by to see me and to Godmomie Latoya for sending me some of the pics that she took too. I also want to thank my Mommy for the pizza party that I had at day care on Friday, the day before my birthday. "Mommy, you're the best!"

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Dawn Of A New Day...


11:30am Swearing In Ceremony
West front of the U.S. Capitol

The President-elect and Vice President-elect and their families will participate in the traditional inaugural ceremonies and events. For the first time ever, the length of the National Mall will be open to those wishing to attend this historical ceremony, as the United States of America will have its first African-American president.

Festivities will include:

• Musical Selections: The United States Marine Band, followed by The San Francisco Boys Chorus and the San Francisco Girls Chorus
• Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks: Senator Dianne Feinstein
• Invocation: Dr. Rick Warren
• Musical Selection: Aretha Franklin
• Vice President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will be sworn into office by Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, the Honorable John Paul Stevens
• Musical Selection: John Williams, composer/arranger with Itzhak Perlman, (violin), Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Gabriela Montero (piano) and Anthony McGill (clarinet)
• President-elect Barack H. Obama will take the Oath of Office, using President Lincoln’s Inaugural Bible, administered by the Chief Justice of the United States, the Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr.
• Inaugural Address
• Poem: Elizabeth Alexander
• Benediction: The Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery
• The National Anthem: The United States Navy Band “Sea Chanters"

After President Obama gives his Inaugural Address, he will escort outgoing President George W. Bush to a departure ceremony.

Inaugural Luncheon

Following the swearing-in ceremony, President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, and members of their families will attend an inaugural luncheon hosted by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.

Inaugural Parade

The 56th Inaugural Parade will make its way down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House with groups traveling from all over the country to participate. While there is no official start time for the parade, it traditionally begins around 2:30pm

8:00pm Neighborhood Ball
Walter E. Washington Convention Center

President-elect Barack Obama will host the first-ever Neighborhood Inaugural Ball, the premier event of the night, with musical performances by: Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Faith Hill, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Shakira, Stevie Wonder, and Nick Cannon (as DJ ). ABC will air this unique event live to neighborhoods across the nation from 8:00-10:00pm (EST).

Grammy said that, even though we did not make it to Washington, DC to witness this historic moment in person, we will be watching it on TV and very much present in spirit. We wish our new president, his family, and all the citizens of this great nation and around the world, God's richest blessings as we move forward together with a renewed sense of faith, hope, purpose, and relationships.


WARNING: GRAMMY KNOWS WHERE YOUR COMPUTER LIVES!



April is Autism Awareness Month - World Autism Day is April 2nd!




Google Custom Search Engine That's Safe For Kids




Let's all work together toward an end to this problem!




Making friends is easy, being a good friend takes practice.




Did you know there are 7 days in a week? Can you name them?




Do you know which day of the week you were born?




Did you know there are 12 months in a year? Can you name them?




Reading is Fun & Fundamental!




Thomas & Friends and The Booga Wooga
made tracks to great destinations from 2007-2012!


MY WOODEN RAILWAY COLLECTION

Trains & Characters: Annie, Clarabel, Arthur, Barrel Car, Bertie The Bus, Bill, Ben, Cargo Car, Chinese Dragon, Cement Mixer, Circus Animals & Trains (3), Construction Cars (2), Conveyor Belt Car, Cranky the Crane, Daisy, Diesel, Diesel 10, Donald*, Douglas*, Duke*, Dumper Car, Edward, Emily*, Express Coaches (2), Fearless Freddie, Giggling Troublesome Trucks (2), Gordon*, Harold The Helicopter, Harvey, Henry*, Iron 'Arry, Iron Bert, James*, Mavis, Murdoch*, Sodor Line Musical Caboose, Oil Car, Old Slow Coach, Percy, Peter Sam, Recycling Bins, Recycling Car, Rheneas, Rock Crusher, Rusty, Salty, Sir Handel, Sir Topham Hatt, Sir Topham Hatt's Car, Skarloey, Spencer*, Thomas The Tank Engine, and Toby. (* Engine w/ Tender)

Buildings & Other Stuff: Deluxe Over-Track Signal, Down Trees Track, Glenn Nock Switch Track, Hatt St. Deluxe Railroad Crossing, Mountain Crossing, Round-About Action Turntable, Roundhouse, Rumblin' Bridge, Sodor Blocks Building & Destinations Set, Sodor Cargo Drop, Sodor Engine Wash, Sodor Haunted Mine, Sodor Oil Depot, Sodor Postal Station, Toby's Windmill, Useful Engine Shed, Water Tower, and Wellsworth Station.

Tracks & Accessories: 8" Ascending Tracks (4), 2.5" Ascending Track Risers (4), 4" Curved Road Tracks (4), 3.5" Curved Tracks (16), 6.5" Curved Tracks (10), 3.5" Single Curved Switch Track (6), 2" Straight Tracks (9), 3" Straight Tracks (4), 4" Straight Tracks (6), 6" Straight Tracks (14), 8" Straight Tracks (8), 2" Track Adapters (2), and 14" Wacky Tracks (6).

MY OTHER COLLECTIONS

Trackmaster Sets: Morgan's Mine Railway and Spin 'N Fix. Trains & Characters: Thomas The Tank Engine (2) and Cargo Car.

Take-N-Play Sets: Knapford Station, Percy's Mail Delivery, Colin at the Wharf, and Tidmouth Tunnel. Trains & Characters: Annie, Bertie The Bus, Charlie (2), Clarabelle, Dash, Diesel, Diesel Fuel Car, Elizabeth, Mighty Mac, Percy (2), Rheneas, Salty, Sir Handel, Sodor Fuel Company, Thomas The Tank Engine (2), Toby, Troublesome Truck, and Whiff. Tracks & Accessories: Bridge Fold-Out Tracks (2) Flexi-Tracks (88), Straight & Curved Tracks (22), S-Curves (3), and Signs/Signals (6).

Mega Bloks Sets: Thomas At The Sodar Fair, Thomas & Diesel Busy Day At The Quarry, Cranky & Salty At The Docks, Thomas At The Coal Station, Emily On The Go, Toby Hard At Work, and Thomas At The Logging Camp. Train Characters: Cranky The Crane, Diesel, Emily*, Gordon*, Harold The Helicopter, Henry*, James*, Percy, Salty, Spencer*, Thomas The Tank Engine (4), and Toby. (* Engine w/ Tender)




Drawing, games, puzzles, and alphabet-number magnets.










BROTHERS & SISTERS


Siblings are the people we practice on. They teach us about
caring, cooperation, fairness, and kindness the hard way!





PRAYER FOR CHILDREN

Lord Jesus, You were never too busy to pay attention to children, for You dearly loved them. We are happy that you love us and that You have time to listen to our prayers and to answer them. We thank You that You have made us Your own. As we get bigger and stronger every day, help us to grow stronger in our faith too. Bless our parents, whom You have given to us, and help us to respect and obey them, to love and treasure them. Forgive us when we disobey them or when we fail to respect them as Your previous gifts to us. Give them the wisdom to train us in the good and right way. Bless our home and every member of our family with a strong faith in You and true love to one another. Teach us to be kind, unselfish, helpful, cheerful, forgiving, and faithful in our duties. Help us to be like You, Lord Jesus, to grow in wisdom and character and in favor with God and all people. Send Your angels to watch over us, to keep us from all harm of body and soul. Bless us, and make us a blessing to our family and friends. Amen.



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