Author: lucy

Bits and Pieces I Want to Remember About Anna at 21 Months

Bits and Pieces I Want to Remember About Anna at 21 Months

Anna has become good at recognizing stop signs, and she is very excited about them. We just flipped her carseat to forward-facing, which means she can see the stop signs when we’re driving—not just on walks. Whenever we are stopped at one, I hear a […]

Mommy’s Helper

Mommy’s Helper

Anna, now 17 months, absolutely loves to help me. “Anna, do you want to help Mommy unload the dishwasher?” meets with an enthusiastic “please!” sign, and she sets off running for the kitchen, opening the dishwasher if it is unlatched. Anna hands me the silverware […]

My Favorite Anna Videos to Date

My Favorite Anna Videos to Date

I’ve been asked to cull our videos and photos of Anna to, well, something manageable by Uncle Max popular demand . We’ve taken more than 6,600 pictures on our camera since we got it about six months before Anna was born. Our galleries from 2010 and 2011 include about 3,400 photos. Although that does include some freelance and subjects other than Anna (gasp!), that’s still a crazy amount of photos. So here you are. Here are my thirteen favorite videos. The next post will have my favorite photos. If I missed your favorite, let me know in the comments.

Four weeks old: What was that?!

Seven weeks old, first evidence of limb control: Dancing with Mrs. Bear

Three months old: Giggling at Daddy

Five months old, one of the most commented upon videos of Anna-time: Anna in a Box

Seven and a half months old: Reads Dear Zoo with Daddy

Eight months old, the game that led to her first word, “ball”: Anna Playing Ball with Mommy

Nine months old, begins to clap: Claps for Aunt Megan’s Birthday

Ten and a half months old: Squeals for the Ducky Toy

Eleven and a half months old: Finding the Chipmunk in Charlie the Ranch Dog with Uncle Max

One year old: Showing off Some Words With Aunt Megan

Thirteen months old: Walking assisted

Thirteen and a half months: Anna Plays with Crayons–Includes a Surprise

Fourteen Months: Reads to Grandpa

A Slice of July

A Slice of July

Highlights include Eileen’s and Promise’s Birthday Parties, a visit to Grandma and Grandpa’s house and Ann and Paul’s house. Visits from Lucy; Sara; Great Gram; Christina, David, and Joshua; Bryce; a black swallowtail; Aunt Peggy, Uncle Glenn, Aunt Betsy, Uncle Chip, and Austin; Mari-Anne, Bruce, […]

Anna’s New Favorite Activity

Anna’s New Favorite Activity

Anna is a very enthusiastic walker in training.

…and an Identical Object in Each Hand

…and an Identical Object in Each Hand

It looks like Anna takes after her friend Joshua K (as seen here), as she now loves to crawl around with an identical object in each hand. Uncle Max got her some Melissa and Doug animal puzzles for her birthday, which she loves. Yesterday she pointed to the puzzles and I pulled out one of the four of them. She pointed back at the puzzles again, and I pulled out a different one. Nope, not that one either. I got to the ocean one and she pulled out the octopus and the whale, put one in each hand, and started to crawl around the floor. For most of the day, they were her constant companions. This morning, she asked for the puzzles, and I put several out. She pulled out the octopus and the whale and started crawling around again.

Not only is it cute, it keeps her from picking things up off the floor. Usually, when she finds something, she picks it up and offers it to whomever’s around. If they don’t take it, she disposes of it in her mouth. mmmmmm tasty floor.

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

We had my dad over, and John (celebrating Father’s Day number two) and my dad (celebrating Father’s Day number 31) and I worked on some babyproofing while my mom played with Anna. A new outlet, disabling a glider rocker, and cabinet locks on the cabinet. […]

A Visit From Aunt Megan!

A Visit From Aunt Megan!

Aunt Megan came to visit for a week over Anna’s first birthday. We had a great time, and Anna even let Aunt Megan take care of her without screaming. High praise. Aunt Megan was here for Anna’s first birthday, but I also have more pictures […]

Uncle Max reads to Anna

Uncle Max reads to Anna

Anna’s current favorite book is Charlie the Ranch Dog, by Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman). Uncle Max came to visit, and read it to her. Here’s a video of the ensuing amusement.

Anna’s First Birthday Party

Anna’s First Birthday Party

We had a family “Megan’s Home/Anna’s One” party the weekend before Anna’s first birthday. We had a blast. Check out photos here. Here’s a video of Anna playing with her second cousin Joshua, and here’s us singing Happy Birthday to her. Anna also enjoyed playing […]