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

Sunday, May 31, 2009

A Super Weekend (Part 2)

On Sunday, Grammy and Pop-Pop decided to take me a place that they actually learned about from my Mommy, the Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse. Just like the name says, there is a large house to play in and several play areas outside. The whole place is just for kids who are 5 years old and younger to have fun and it's also one of Grammy's favorite words... something called "free".* Grammy brought her camera along so, here are some pics that we took while we were there. You can click on each of them for a larger view.

PIC #1: Fairmont Park entrance, front and side views of the playhouse, the giant slide, and several play areas outside. The giant slide was my favorite thing to do outside. Grammy and Pop-Pop took turns riding on it with me. While we were doing that, someone was having a birthday party on the side porch of the playhouse!

PIC #2: After we played outside for a while and rode on the giant slide, Grammy and Pop-Pop wanted to take a break from the hot sun so, we decided to go inside the playhouse. On the first floor, there was another house to play in and a staircase to play on in the corner. A few pics of us on the giant slide are mixed in here too!

PIC #3: Some other things that were on the first floor are a wooden train that was big enough to play on and you know how much I like trains! I also found a big book that had something called "magnetic words" on it. I could move the words around on the book anyway that I wanted to and learn how to say them. Pop-Pop was helping me with the words in the book because some of them were big words that I didn't know how to say.

PIC #4: After I did everything there was to do on the first floor of the playhouse, we decided to go up to the second floor. We found a big room up there with all kinds of toys. Shortly after we got up there, guess what I found? A Thomas, Annie, & Claribelle train on the floor and a big train table! We actually visited the second floor twice, just so that I could play with the trains again.

PIC #5: The last stop in the playhouse for us was the lower level (basement). This was also the coolest place in the playhouse. When we got down there, I found all kinds of trikes, cars, and other things to ride on. They were parked in different places around the room so that the road could be clear for something called "traffic". And, wouldn't you know it... there was even a traffic light down there too!

We had a great time at the Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse and I may be going back there again with my family later this week. It was a great ending to a fun weekend with Grammy and Pop-Pop. I did miss my little sister Sophia and I can't wait until she is big enough to have fun on these trips with me!

* Admission is free but donations are encouraged and accepted.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

A Super Weekend (Part 1)

On Saturday, me and my little sister Sophia spent some "QT" just chillin' with Grammy and Pop-Pop at their house. Sophia just spent the day there and Pop-Pop took her back home around 8:00pm. I'm a big boy so, they let me spend the night... but, Grammy made me go to bed right after Pop-Pop left to take Sophia home. She said that I was a good boy but, it was just time for me to go to bed. Here are some random pics that Grammy took while we were there and you can click on them for a larger view.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A Website Resource For You...

Click here to follow Widdly Tinks on Twitter!

Last night, Grammy went to that place called the "internet" again and found a website that she thought you might be interested in visiting as well. It is called "Widdly Tinks" and it has all kinds of really neat stuff that you can make to add to Blogger, Facebook, My Space, etc. Check out some of the stuff that Grammy made for us and stop by Widdly Tinks to see what you can create. Just click on the logo image above to get there!

My Family Penguin Banner

My Family Gingerbread Banner

Scrapbook at WiddlyTinks.com
Dinosaurs Photo Tink

Spring Buttons Photo Tink

Bear Birth Announcement-Boy

Anniversary Tickers

Trivia Question: The name "Widdly Tinks" appears to be a play on words and closely resembles the name of a famous game that has been around for many, many years. Can you name the game? If not, scroll down to see the answer and you can click on the image to learn more about the game!

Monday, May 25, 2009

TO: All Of Our Family & Friends...

Today, we celebrated our first Memorial Day holiday as a family in our new home. Some of our family and friends dropped by to visit with my parents, play with me, take turns holding my little sister, and watch a few movies. Dad was on the grill so there was plenty of good food and cold stuff to drink, Mommy was busy hosting, and Sophia slept through the whole thing! But, that's okay... after a while, even I got tired and took a nap too.

As always, Grammy brought the camera and took some pics but, this time, she decided to post them in a video (just click the play button if you want to see them). Everybody had a good time and we hope that you had a happy holiday too!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

We Got A Neno's Award!

Me and Grammy would like to say "thank you" to our friend, In Time Out, at By The Hair Of My Chinny Chin Chin for passing on this award to us.

Criteria for the award:

* To be passed on to those who love to blog and encourage friendships through blogging.

* To seek the reasons why we all love blogging!

Rules for the award:

* Put the award in a post when you receive it.

* Name and link to the blogger who gave you the award in the post.

* Write the reason why you love to blog.

* Pass the award on to other bloggers that you know.

* Name and link to your recipients in the post.

* Let your recipients know that the award was passed on to them.

The reason we love to blog:

Because it's fun!

We would like to pass this award on to:

1. Cousin Arlene (A Grandmother's Tale)

2. Cousin Jackson (Jackson's Web)

3. Cousin Miles (Miles & His Funky Monkey Feet)

4. Cousins Laila & Nailah (Laila & Nailah)

5. Godmomie Latoya (Everlasting Love)

6. Godsister Tava (The Promised Child)

7. Mommy (Heaven On Earth)

8. Mommy (From Camera To Canvas)

9. Pop-Pop (Keith's Space)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tuesday's Child Meets Friday's Child

Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for a living,
But the child who is born on the Sabbath Day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

"I'm a Friday's child! What does THAT mean Grammy?"

The reason me and Grammy decided to call this post "Tuesday's Child Meets Friday's Child" is because, you guessed it... I'm a Tuesday's child and my little sister Sophia is a Friday's child. But, that's okay... I've decided that I'm just gonna love her anyway.

My Mommy took this pic of Sophia and put it on her Facebook page. Me and Grammy saw it and had to "borrow" it for my blog because it was just too cute. So, watch out Mommy... me and Grammy may be "borrowing" some more pics in the days to come!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Day Just For Mommies

Today is Mother's Day and it seems like everybody everywhere was spending time with their Mommy. Me and Sophia spent the day with our Mommy, Grammy, Pop-Pop, and my Great Grandmother Pumpkin Pie. We all went out to eat together at a place called "The Olive Garden". Then, we went to a special place where my Great Nana Faye is resting and left some flowers there. The flowers are called "red roses" in honor of Mother's Day.

My Mommy and Grammy both had their cameras and here are some pics of our day together. My Mommy took the first pic with her camera and Grammy took most of the other pics with her camera. All of the "Mommies" had a great time and me, Sophia, and Pop-Pop did too.

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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Random Pics 1

Here are some pics that my Mommy took of me and Sophia at home. The pics of me were taken before and after a recent haircut. I also think that that I would make a great poster boy for "Juicy Juice", don't you? The pics of Sophia were taken while she was awake and while she was sleeping. I kept telling her to "wake up" but, she just sleeps all the time (smile)!

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Attention Family & Friends...

My Mommy Received A "Mother of the Year" Award

Click on the image of President Obama to watch the news story video about my Mommy receiving this award. If you want your Mommy or any other Mommy that you know to receive an award like this one, just follow the instructions at the end of the video. Grammy said that you can name as many Mommies as you want and all you need are their email addresses.

Congratulations & Happy Mother's Day Mommy!

Monday, May 4, 2009

What A Weekend!

Sophia and my Mommy came home from the hospital yesterday so, by the time you read this post, I will back with my family and getting use to life with my little sister. She is so tiny and cute but, she sleeps a lot. I can't wait until she gets a little bigger and stops sleeping so much so that we can play together. When Pop-Pop and Grammy took me home, they stayed for a little while and took turns holding Sophia while she slept.

My Mommy is really happy that my little sister is finally here because next Sunday is "Mother's Day". Now, she is looking forward to spending that day with both of us. We usually get together with Grammy and Pumpkin Pie to celebrate that special day so, be sure to check back next week for more pics. See you then!

I had a nice time with my grandparents. I remembered the house and where everything was so, I made myself right "at home". When me and Mommy moved, Grammy decided that she would hold on to my Thomas & Friends train collection for safe keeping and I was really glad to see it again. I had lots of other Thomas stuff that I could take with me to my house so, it worked out okay. She moved all of it to the room that I use to share with my Mommy so, they were in a new place. I just kept looking around the house until I found them and I had a ball playing with them. Me and Grammy built a train track all around the bed and under it too. I played with it for hours!

Me and Pop-Pop were "on the go" in the car a lot and we even had breakfast at one of our favorite spots, The Trolly Car Diner. He wanted to take me to the playground but, it was raining the whole time I was at their house. I don't like it when my sunshine is taken away so, I had to find some fun things to do in the house. I spent some time laughing and rolling on the floor with my "Elmo" that Great Nana Faye gave me. It was good to see him again too because he hasn't made the trip over to my house yet. Grammy made me some popcorn and we watched The Wizard of Oz together, just like ol' times. I also watched a lot of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

I enjoyed spending time with Grammy and Pop-Pop again but, when it was time to go home and be with my little sister, I was more than ready to answer the call of "big brother!"

Friday, May 1, 2009

My Little Sister Is Here (Part 2)!

At the end of the day, me and Pop-Pop picked up Grammy from work and headed over to the hospital to meet little Sophia. She was s-o-o-o tiny! I can already see that she's going to need a "big brother" to look out for her and I'm just the boy for the job!

After our visit, everyone went home so that my Mommy could get some rest. She was very happy about little Sophia being here but, she was also very tired. She told me that she should be coming home with my new little sister on Sunday. Until then, I'll be hangin' out at Grammy and Pop-Pop's house!

My Little Sister Is Here (Part 1)!

Sophia Ina Skeete
May 1, 2009 @ 4:26am
6lbs + 15ozs; 19 + 1/2 inches

My Mommy went to the hospital yesterday afternoon to have my little sister. My Dad is at the hospital too and I'm at my Grammy and Pop-Pop's house right now. Mommy called us on the phone at 4:30am this morning to tell us that little Sophia was here.

My little sister's first and middle names are very special because "Sophia" is my Mommy's middle name and "Ina" is my Nana's (Dad's Mom) first name. Because she was born on May 1st, Grammy said that she is something called a "Taurus" (The Bull), just like her Daddy! What in the world is that, Grammy?

Grammy is going to work today so, it's Me & Pop-Pop Day! We are planning to go and meet my little sister when Grammy gets off from work. You know that Grammy will be taking the camera so, be sure to check back later for pics of little Sophia!


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!


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).


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.


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


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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