Thursday, March 13, 2008

Two firsts----rice cereal and my first flight

Rest in Peace Great Grandpa Mike......Lewis Walter Easler Jr. otherwise known as "Mike". He is on the left in his picture of my aunt Wendy, cousin (Ally) and my grandpa. this was taken before I was born. But I was lucky enough to see my great grandpa Mike before he passed away on Friday, March 7th at 11:30pm. He was a very special man to me, because without him, i would not have been possible. I am his ever lasting legacy on this earth. What a special gift, huh? Because mommy and daddy had trouble getting pregnant, they had to do in vitro or IVF to have me. It is not cheap and Grandpa Mike helped them pay for it. So if he had not been so generous, I would not be here. I am named after my grandma, his wife, Ellen Reed who passed away 4 years ago. (My middle name- Reed). It is also my grandpa's name- Jimmie Reed. My parents will share great stories and photos of my great grandpa and remind me of how special he was to us all.

So the doctor okayed us to start rice cereal. I am eating a little every night now- and after a week, mommy is going to feed me rice cereal at breakfast and dinner! i am not quite sure how to eat it yet, i just like to play with it in my mouth for now, but i am slowly getting the hang of it and swallowing it. Boy, do i like to make a mess though!

I also had my first flight this week. Being on an airplane was pretty exciting. Unfortunately it was under bad circumstances as my great grandpa passed away. I was very lucky to get there on Friday and see him before he passed away. It was as if he was waiting for me and mommy to get there so he could see us before he went to heaven. I was so good at the hospital and well behaved. Here I am with Grandpa just after the funeral.
I got to meet my cousins- Janine and Buddy. I loved Janine- of course I like blondes! She would talk to me and I would just laugh! My two aunts also kept me entertained in our hotel room. I was a bit fussy going to bed because I was sick and my schedule was messed up with the time change and daylight savings time. Aunt Wendy would rock me in front of the mirror so I could look at myself and she and Nene would sing me disney songs! that finally got me to calm down and to sleep.

Aunt Wendy also rocked me on the porch at my Great Grandpa's house. I liked that a lot! Here I am in just my diaper at the hotel!

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