Melissa Amber Seals
At 2½ years old, Melissa was well into her "terrible twos." Her specialty was to break out in tears when you told her no. Sometimes all you had to do was look at her wrong. Of course it meant she had Daddy right where she wanted him (mostly around her pinky). Mommy was no fool though, she'd done that (right, Grandpa Oglesby!?).
Melissa played well with Aaron, but loved to antagonize him and fight back. Sibling rivalry was alive and well in our household. However, having an older brother to learn from, she was learning fast. They had story time and computer time together, and she had learned alot from both. She also had a very vivid imagination - even her little dinosaur drove the toy school bus! She attended a church-run Parents-Time-Out program once a week, and loved learning and playing with the kids her age. On the other hand, Melissa still thought she was as big and dexterous as Aaron, and usually found out through a new bruise or skinned knee that she was not. But she was catching up fast!
Melissa's slow-to-grow hair made up for lost time. Check out the bad hair day picture! She had all 20 baby teeth. Melissa wanted to potty train, but we were taking our time. We had to get her out of one-piece, snap-crotch outfits first. Her winter wardrobe was all separate pants and shirts (except for her Colts Cheerleader outfit).
Here are 6 months of pictures:
"YUMMY!" Eating an Easter cookie from Aunt Karen.
Taking Sweetie for a stroll.
A sign of things to come?
Father's Day Picture.
First ice cream cone.
Sitting on a bus at Touch-a-Truck day.
"I'll drive!" At Touch-a-Truck day with Aaron. (Mommy's favorite)
With Mommy at Gymboree.
Worn out on vacation, asleep with Aaron. (Mommy's favorite)
On a teeter-totter with cousin Jack.
On the Casey Jr. train at Disneyland.
There's that gift of gab again...
With Aunt Karen and Aaron at Disneyland.
Attacking Aunt Benee.
Too cool for the room!
Swimming with Aunt Benee.
At the Cerritos Public Library fountain.
Riding the carousel at Adventure City.
Playing in the surf with Daddy.
"This turtle doesn't move very fast."
True Blue Colts Fans!
"And you thought you were having a bad hair day!" (Mommy's favorite)
This web page was last revised on March 17, 2003.