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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 […]

Anna’s ONE!

Anna’s ONE!

Happy Birthday, Little Bear! Aunt Megan, who was here for the big day, helped me make a series of videos of Anna showing the words and signs she knows. Well, theoretically. “Outside words” came out the closest to what I had envisioned. Oh, and before […]

March 2011

March 2011

I’m planning a separate post for our big March adventure, a 3 day visit to Grandma and Grandpa’s house. Here’s the rest of what was going on in March:

Uncle Max came by for a visit. Anna enjoyed playing ball with him. And now we know where the genes come from for sticking your tongue out as far as possible

Anna was given a ducky and a bear that she loves. Of course, she really really needs more stuffed animals, as you can see here and in this better shot here that John took upon having the same idea less than 24 hours later (and we missed some…). One of our favorite cards to celebrate Anna’s birth was from our friend Emily. It had “types” of baby girls, which included “stuffed animal magnet.” Yep.

GramE has been trying to teach Anna to “E.T.”, or touch pointer fingers, with limited but some success.

Anna welcomed Elliot (and mom Laura). Until, that is, he wanted to play with a toy that immediately became more desirable than all the other toys. Sharing lessons begin. We were amused whenever Elliot, who is very mobile, would walk away from Anna, she would scream. Loneliness? Anger? We’re not sure. But we’re interested to see how she responds to that when she’s mobile, as that’s now two older men (Joshua K being the other) who have broken her heart by walking away.

Swing!

Swing!

Anna had a spectacular time on the swing at Grandma and Grandpa’s house. I couldn’t decide which photo of John’s was my favorite, so here you go. Listen and you can hear giggling. Photos full size here.

February 2011

February 2011

Being as it’s the end of April, here are some links to February’s photos. Anna made a photo book for Aunt Megan’s 30th birthday, which was at the beginning of March. It’s now in Idaho with Aunt Megan, Anna’s one and only true Aunt! Becky […]

Peekaboo!

Peekaboo!

Here’s a video of Anna playing peekaboo with Daddy after her bath. In case you’re wondering, we’ve still been taking pictures (sorry–images–we’re a professional establishment), but a wee bit behind on blogposts. Here are the photos we’ve posted for February, March, and April.

January Hodge Podge

January Hodge Podge

Here’s what we were up to in January. Rachel, a college friend, came to visit us. Our favorite Anna moment was when Anna had a toy in each hand. The dilemma came when Rachel offered her a third toy. Anna looked at her left hand, […]

Play Ball!

Play Ball!

Someone‘s (finally) feeling better! After nearly two weeks of feeling under the weather, Anna seems to be back to her normal self. As evidenced by this video I took today, we had a ball.

Do I Have Too Many Grandmothers?!

Do I Have Too Many Grandmothers?!

LaLaLa, doing my morning workout with my duckie…

Enter Grandma (grandmother #1). We play with my stacking cups. Still, a quiet, peaceful morning.

“GramC” (known to the world as Cindy, GramE’s best friend) wants to come over and play. We play with my stacking cups. She’s grandmother #2.

GramE, of course, can’t miss the fun! So she comes, too, and there are now three grandmothers who are playing with me. I tolerate it pretty well. I don’t want them to feel badly, you know. (Close-up provided so you can admire my acting skills.)

There are two videos in a row of their crazy antics here. All appeared to be going well. The grandmothers were getting along splendidly. Suddenly, a fight breaks out! I am pulled in three directions! Does my mommy save me? No! She takes a photograph!

Now, I ask you, do I have too many grandmothers? If you need to see more to decide, you can see the rest of my time with the three of them here. I throw myself upon the mercy of the court of public opinion.

Snow!

Snow!

John took some photos of snow in our yard on Thursday. Which one do you think we should put on our wall? Compare our house now to before we bought it two years ago: