Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Joys and Mischief of my First Christmas......By Steele Brady

This is my first Christmas and I am lovin it so far. There are lots of shinny lights, glass ornaments and electrical cords galore. They are my favorite to put in my mouth and chew on.

My Mom is using the word NO a lot and I'm not sure what it means. She usually says it when I'm about to play with something really exciting so I don't know what her deal is. My latest fascination is toilet paper. It is the BEST tasting thing I've ever eaten! My Mom always runs to take it out of my mouth so I try to get as much in while she isn't watching. One swipe with my hand and the entire roll just starts spinning. I also love to bang on the toilet lid. Don't worry Mom always wipes it down with Clorox wipes before I play......I love being a baby!

I try my very best to behave almost all the time but sometimes I do things just to give it my own special touch. My finger prints look great on the stainless steel appliances!

Another one of my favorite places to go is the DVDs and electronics. I know Mom always keeps a close eye on me so I have to be quick. Every time she puts me down I speed for the big TV and the fun gadgets to play with. I LOVE remotes and climbing up the screen of the TV. Isn't that what they are for?

I LOVE my straw sippy and LOVE to spit blueberry juice onto Mom's carpet! Such fun.....

Railing is so fun to climb on! It makes Mom nervous but it gives me great views of Aunt Fergi's house!

I just want to have a bowl of cereal like my Dad. And YES I am strong enough to pick up this gallon of milk!

I am a really big help....right Mom?

My Mom and Dad really love each other! I can tell by how much they love me. This was the night we went and picked out our Christmas tress! It was freezing cold so they made me stay all bundled up in my car seat and stroller.

See... here I am all bundled up! Mom, I'm trying to smile for you but that flash is bright!

I love my family! I am really lucky to have such fun people to hang out with all the the time.
After we loaded up our Christmas trees we headed over to my great Uncle Jonny's house. This has been a tradition for a long time but this was my first visit.
I really liked meeting him. We got along great and he even let me play with his 30 year old famous JoeRaff. He is this stuffed animal that my Mom and all my aunts and uncles got a visit from when they were sick.

The next day we started decorating our Christmas tree! Tea and I get along really well and were doing such a good job with the lights.

Like I said, cords are the best to chew on!

Being the big helper that I am is what makes my parents love me!

Tea loves Christmas too


Daddy is really brave, unlike my Mom. He climbs all the way to the top of the ladder!

Auntie Brittany helped decorate a lot this year!

Cousin Hallie always plays with me and is a big helper too.

Wow...I wish I was up there. Of course Mommy wouldn't let me. \

What a big Christmas tree! I like it.

Merry Christmas from me Steele to you my friends and family!


Kristin and Dan said...

WHAT A CUTE POST!!! He is such a cutie! Oh and I love your boots and hat in that pictures of you and Brett. I love your Christmas tree, good job!

The Redford Family said...

I love your family too! Heidi's belly is soo cute! Steele is so cute...he likes what most toddlers his age like! He keeps you busy! Merry Christmas!

Dana said...

Emily what a darling little guy! This is such a cute blog and will be a great memory for all of you. I loved seeing all the pictures.

Brittany said...

Such a cute post, definitely one you have to print or scrapbook. I love my little Steele....he is so darn cute. I on the other hand am just beautiful in my lovely picture.

Greg and Sarah Nelson said...

Merry Christmas Steele! You are WAY too cute! Hope you have fun opening all your Christmas presents and eating the paper!

Jeff & Kayci said...

So precious! Your tree is adorable! I am too scared to put glass ornaments on our tree and miss how beautiful they make the tree. Anyway, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! Loves!

Auntie Elaine said...

Dear Steele,
Thank you for sharing such a fun post. Your pictures are SO cute and it looks like you keep your mommy and daddy busy - as you should during this time of your life. Merry 1st Christmas! I'm sure you'll get too many presents like your buddy Nixon will (since you won't even remember them), but the people giving them to you will love all your reactions and will probably have more fun than you!!
love, "auntie"

Keith and Charayye said...

I can't believe how much your little dude does! He is such a cutie!

Regan and Michelle said...

Steele is getting so big and so cute!! you guys look great, we need to get together!!!

We ♥ Life said...

Oh my gosh I love this post Emily! Every single picture is just so cute. One of my favorites of Steele though is the toliet paper in the mouth, so cute and funny!! haha. He is getting so big. It's crazy how fast time goes by. Anyway your family is adorable and I love your updates :)

The Colvins said...

Steele is so cute! It looks like he's in the exploring age :)

jenna said...

don't you love that age? the mischief only increases!!! what a cute boy!!!
i'm SERIOUS when i say we need to get them together.
but not until i lose another ten lbs. you're making me look bad skiiiiiiny!!!!!!!! totally jealous.