October 1, 2004: Happy 1st Birthday to me! I've just finished demolishing my cake, and I was so upset about being messy, I wanted my binkie. The smiley sticker is for World Smile Day, which was on my birthday this year - yay!

September 24, 2004: I got my very first haircut last weekend. It's hard to see my hair in this picture, but the salon is very colorful - it's just for kids - and you can see me wearing my first pair of real shoes, too!

September 17, 2004: Now that I'm a bigger girl and almost walking, I get to wear big girl shoes! In this picture, I am sneakily trying to figure out how to undo the straps so I can take them off, but I like them... really, I do...

September 10, 2004: I still love my swing at Nana and Grampy's house. It's so much fun - wheee!

September 3, 2004: Peek-a-boo! Here I am, getting into trouble by chasing the kitty (not pictured) behind the big chair. Notice my cute pigtails - Mommy can only get me to sit still long enough to do them up once in a while.

August 27, 2004: Now that I can pull myself up using anything and everything, it's hard to get me to sit still for a picture. In this one, I'm supposed to be going to bed, but I wanted to play some more!

August 20, 2004: Now that I have a tooth, I have my very own toothbrush, and it's fun to chew on. I also really like this hat my Grammy gave me - I actually keep it on my head!

August 13, 2004: Hey! What are you doing, Daddy? I love having my picture taken, but I just can't sit still for it!

August 6, 2004: I'm on vacation this week, visiting my Grammy, but here's a picture of me from last month, when I had my hair in pigtails for the first time. My eyes are still blue!

July 30, 2004: I LOVE my little swimming pool! It's just the right size for me and my little friends, including my rubber duckies and my tugboat.

July 23, 2004: I'm crawling through the sand at Castle Island, on my first trip to Boston last weekend. Sand is icky - it sticks to my hands, feet, and legs - and the ocean I had to wash off in was cold!

July 16, 2004: "It works! My program works!" As you can see by my T-shirt, I am a "geek-in-training". Now that I can crawl, I am free to investigate all the cool stuff Mommy and Daddy have around the house!

July 9, 2004: This is my very own swing at my Nana and Grampy's house. As you can see, I really enjoy it. Yes, I am wearing pajamas and my Red Sox hat - I was having too much fun to be concerned with fashion.

July 2, 2004: Good morning! This week, I surprised Mommy and Daddy by standing up in my crib - all by myself! Now I'm 9 months old, and I can climb on things. Climbing is fun!

June 25, 2004: Bubbles are fun - especially these bubbles because they stick to things and stay there. They stick to my hair my clothes, even my kitty cats!

June 18, 2004: Happy Father's Day, Daddy! Mommy and I conspired to have this photograph of me taken for Daddy this week. We gave it to him in a pretty frame, and he likes it very much, almost as much I liked chewing on the stem of this flower.

June 11, 2004: Silly Daddy - Toys are for kids! One of my current playthings is my set of stackable cups. When Daddy stacks them, I knock them over to make lots of noise! I can also make noise by banging them together and screaming...

June 4, 2004: Red... Socks? The red thing in this picture is my foot, which I was bringing up to my mouth before someone stuck a camera in my face.

May 28, 2004: Here, I am playing with one of my favorite toys. It is supposed to be for bigger babies, but I love it! I think Daddy is trying to tear me away from the toy to have lunch. Toy... or food? Decisions, decisions...

May 21, 2004: Zzzzzzzzzzz... This may be the only photographic proof that I have ever napped, in the car or otherwise. I don't usually fall asleep in the car until we're about 10 minutes away from our destination. Hee hee!

May 14, 2004: What? The Red Sox lost AGAIN!? *sigh* This week, I was visited by Spooky Cat, which is making his way around the country to visit a bunch of us babies born in October 2003. We had lots of fun together!

May 7, 2004: My exersaucer is my castle! I love to play in my saucer. It is helping me learn to balance while standing on my feet. This week, I used the couch to hold myself up standing, too!

April 30, 2004: I love getting a bath, but this was something new. I took a bath in Nana's sink! I like to play with toys when I take a bath, too, especially these cups. Mmmm! Tasty!

April 23, 2004: I like to play while sitting up now. In this photo, I am playing with my pacifier and taking a break from playing with my favorite thing (again): my toes.

April 16, 2004: Happy Easter! This is me on Easter Sunday, posing in my pretty Easter dress. I am even wearing real shoes - my first time! They are pretty... tasty!

April 9, 2004: What? Don't interrupt my dinner, Daddy! I *love* my cereal and sweet potatoes! As you can see, I'm a pretty sloppy eater.

April 2, 2004: Neat! A fishbowl! Finally, a toy for big girls like me! I really enjoy playing with things while sitting up, but I still need pillows to catch me when I fall over.

March 26, 2004: Uh oh! I'm caught in the act of removing my sock! I can sit up better this week, but as you can see, I'm not putting my new-found skill to "good" use.

March 19, 2004: I have a spring hat! This picture was taken by "Uncle" Troy at the parade last weekend in Worcester. I was pretty happy in my stroller, as you can see here, right up until the police car came by with its loud siren. Ow!

March 12, 2004: I'm in my blue phase. Mommy says I look good in blue because it accentuates my blue eyes (which are still blue - yay!). In this picture taken by Daddy, I am in my swing, just waking up from a nap and starting to get a little hungry.

March 5, 2004: I'm in my current native element here - on the floor. I play on the floor a lot now that I can hold toys and really play with them. Here, I'm playing with a new toy, a cold that Daddy gave me.

February 27, 2004: I had my first official portrait taken at the mall this week, and aren't I cute? Why am I so happy? Because I'm NAKED, of course! Naked Ainsley! Whee!

February 20, 2004: Mommy caught me chewing on my finger and snapped this picture of me. I have been blowing bubbles this week and slobbering all over everything. My hair is getting more curly and wild, too, as you can kinda tell here.

February 13, 2004: I am SO happy! I love to talk - I sing, squeal, and scream. I make lots of noise! I am saying "Thank You!" to Mrs. Dickert for this cool sweatshirt - it has my name on it!

February 6, 2004: Grammy says this is my "shopping" outfit. This is the first time I wore this outfit, but I'm not quite sure about the hat.

January 2004: I went to visit Nana and Grampy wearing this cute pink dress and tights that my Grammy bought for me. It was my second time wearing a dress, and my first time wearing tights.

December 2003: Mommy's friend Mrs. Dickert made this cute little Christmas tree bunting just for me! Mommy took many pictures of me in it, but this was the best one and we mailed it to all our friends and family for Christmas.

November 2003: I'm such a happy camper in my pink OshKosh outfit! This photo was taken at cousin Kristy's baby shower. It was my first big outing with Mommy and Nana - we had a great time!

October 2003: This is my official hospital portrait. I am wearing a John Lennon gown from Carter's, which was my going home outfit. Unfortunately, Mommy didn't turn down the sleeves fast enough, and I managed to scratch up my face about five minutes before the photographer arrived...

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