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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 […]

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.

A Visit from Dave and Larry

A Visit from Dave and Larry

My cousin Dave and Uncle Larry were in from Ohio, and we got to spend the afternoon with them. We went out to sushi and then toured Princeton campus. We had a great time. Thanks for coming out, guys! All of the photos from their […]

…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 […]

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.