Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Blankie... and Easter

We officially have a magic, thumb-suck-inducing blankie. This morning I left Anna alone in her room to play and came back to find that she had pulled the blankie through the rungs of the crib and started sucking away.
I thought everyone would want to see some Easter photos. It was super cold, so the outfit seemed a bit inappropriate, but cute nonetheless. The fluffy pink dress didn't stop her from tearing into the toys the very second I put her down in the church nursery. She managed to destroy her tights in about 24 minutes.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

All Grown Up

Okay, let's be honest. Nobody really wants to hear about the bathroom remodel on the blog. Everyone just wants the Anna udpate. So here's the latest. Anna had her nine month check up a couple weeks ago and weighed in at a surprisingly trim 19 lbs 2 oz. (50th percentile believe it or not.) Apparently, she only seems chubby because she's carrying so much in her cheeks and head. (For the record, her head measurement was in the 90th percentile!)

She's crawling around like a maniac and getting into everything. Our lifestyle has had to adjust quite a bit. I'm sure I say "no" about 107 times a day now. The other big new thing for Anna is her determination to feed herself. She turns her nose up at most spoon-fed, pureed baby food now because she wants to be in charge. It's a messy ordeal, but it makes her happy. The best part is when she makes what I've dubbed "mousey face" in between bites. I finally caught it on video:

Sunday, March 16, 2008

And So It Begins

We've finally started work on the upstairs bathroom! As I'm typing, Anna is asleep at a neighbor's house because the cutting and hammering and banging is just TOO LOUD. While living in a construction zone isn't the most fun in the world, I'll definitely be happy to finally have a shower upstairs!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Scooting Around

Anna's definitely enjoying her new skills which include both crawling and imitating sounds:

Anna also had some fun earlier this week hanging out with her buddies, Nicholas and Matthew. The weather was unusually nice for March, so we took all the kiddos to Mason's Mill Park. Safety Town is as cool as ever!

Monday, March 3, 2008


It's been a long time coming, but the little one finally crawls! The mechanics are still a bit awkward, but she pretty much has it figured out. I'm sure Josh will be happy to hear that the first item she took four crawls toward was a Macy's bag...