Thursday, February 28, 2008

A Handful of Random Stuff

videoThis may be Anna's best video yet. It's definitely worth viewing the entire 80 seconds. Anna's desperately trying to crawl, but no dice yet. In the meantime, she's getting around by rolling which is pretty darn cute. Take special note of the "oomph" sound as her belly hits the floor around 32 seconds and the interspersed "duh, duh, duh" sound (which according to "What To Expect The First Year" is supposed to be "da, da, da" but in Anna's case it's definitely a "DUH"). You also have to watch her face after she gets two sets of rolls in. She looks back at me like, "Hey, are you watching? Cuz I'm escaping!" and then, upon discovering that I'm completely absorbed with Oprah, she flashes a sneaky smile at the camera like, "Ha, she's not watching!"

Okay, so, I snapped this picture during bathtime and while I normally hesitate to post naked baby photos, I felt like I had to put this one up because I finally see what Josh has been talking about... she does look a little bit like her Uncle Ben! I totally see it in this picture.


... and in other news, could this kid get any cuter?? She's got a bad cold and cough right now, so I've been having to rock & bounce her to sleep. The upside is having a cute, chubby, drooly baby fall asleep on your shoulder.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Monday, February 18, 2008

Yucky Day


Saturday, February 16, 2008

Pizza... Sigh


The pictures pretty much tell the story here, but allow me to point out the gobs of pizza grease on Anna's face in photo #2. I think it's pretty clear who is going to be the favorite parent in this family... hopefully someday Anna will appreciate the mom who makes her eat her peas!





On a completely separate note, I couldn't help posting this cute photo of a totally tuckered out Anna who fell asleep sitting up this morning. I think all the extra fun with Grandmom H this week is wearing the little girl out!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Anna and The Dinner Buffet

I'm pretty sure Anna's going through yet another growth spurt. Last night she managed to down a jar of peas, a couple ounces of chicken, a container of applesauce, a Yo-Baby yogurt, and half a bagel. I know they say babies can regulate themselves when it comes to food quantities but seesh! I definitely start second guessing that wisdom when it feels like my eight month old eats more than I do for dinner.


Why is it so entertaining to strip a baby down to a diaper and socks and let them scoot around? As I'm sure you could guess, Josh is always the one to initiate this stripage, but I have to admit I like seeing all her little rolls hanging out too!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

So Close!!

Anna's definitely not crawling yet, but she has the basic idea. She can roll onto her knees now and hold this pose for a minute or so. My bet is she'll just take off one morning and start crawling like a pro... oh how my life will change then!






These aren't exactly glamour shots, huh? When it's dark and dreary outside, Anna and I both sit around the house looking pretty beat, wearing elastic waisted pants, ignoring chunks of food on our shirts, and seriously considering attending Lincoln Tech.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Splashy McSplasher

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The way we spend our Saturday night has changed quite a bit in the last year or so. Lately, there's no better place to be than by the bathtub on Saturday around 7 p.m. Anna's finally starting to really enjoy bathtime, splashing around and playing with her bath toys.