Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Not a dull moment.

You can't really tell by the picture, but Anna is putting green beans down her shirt. Somehow she also got her hand wrapped around and through her shirt.
This is yet another time Anna is playing in her toy box. She's doing her favorite thing, "reading" books. Check out the cleavage on that plunging neckline! She didn't get that from my side of the family! Ha!


Like I said in the last post, Anna is a climber. A serious climber! She's been one since she about the time she started to crawl. This girl's got some balancing skills! I blame it on the fact that I let her climb on and occasionally fall off of just about everything. She's got to learn, right? But she rarely falls, and if she does it's no big deal. These are just a few different things she likes to climb on. Even if it's a book laying on the floor, she thinks she needs to stand on it. I guess if it gets her off the ground, even just a few inches, she's there. You can see why the outdoor "rock climber" thing we got her for her birthday fits her well.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Turkey Day!

We had a great Thanksgiving at Nana and Papaw's house. We had it all...turkey, ham, that cheesy broccoli and rice stuff, cranberry sauce out of the can (my favorite! for real!), and of course, Nana's famous dressing. It's not stuffing since it didn't actually go into the turkey. Just thought I'd clear that one up for those of you who don't know. Ha! Anna had a little of everything. She liked the dressing the best I think. Well, the dressing and the endless flow of Diet Coke. As soon as she heard the sound of a can opening, she immediately found out who had it and started saying, "bite?" and "MMM!" Aunt Jenni and Nana gave in every time and gave her several sips of Diet Coke. She also put on an apron of mine that I had when I was young and helped with some cooking. ...sorta. Those pictures are in my brother's camera. Therefore, I probably won't ever see them again. Ha! We also had a mini-dress up session before we left. Anna always brings me a pair of her shoes so I can put them on her. She is SUCH a girl. The ones she usually chooses are these boots her Grammy gave her. She loves them. She also puts anything resembling a necklace over her head and wears it around. On the other hand, she is definitely a tom-boy. She climbs on everything. She'd rather be standing on something that puts her a few feet off the ground than anything else. And if you give her any type of ball, she's happy. She's definitely my daughter! Scary.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Eight teeth.

Anna is learning how to brush her eight teeth. i got her a little pink toothbrush and showed her how to do it. She usually just chews on it and attempts to "brush" while she's in the bath tub. The toothbrush has been used as many different thing besides brushing her teeth. Things such as using it as a "paintbrush" after she spit up on the kitchen floor. Nice... Of course it was thoroughly cleaned after that incident.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Favorite Foods.

More pictures of Anna eating... Here are a couple of her favorites. Avocado and corn on the cob! Well, the avocado has a long time favorite and the first time she had corn on the cob was this summer after Nana and I picked fresh corn to put up. Anna hasn't had it in a while definately remembered that it's got to be one of the best things on earth!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Where does she learn this stuff?

I certainly didn't teach her this. For a while now, Anna has decided that a better way to eat is to just suck the food directly from the table or highchair tray. Hey, if that's the way she'll eat her peas, so be it! Like the peas smushed on her nose?

Saturday, November 11, 2006

My First Tantrum (in public).

Yesterday, Anna and I had our first mother-daughter fight in Old Navy. I know, what a place for the first "in public" one! I mean, we've had our moments where we'd like to kill each other, but they have always ended after only a few moments. This time was different and I am SO glad I don't have pictures to share. I'm sure all of you who know me are thinking, "was it really that bad?" Well, just think about that time you were in some store and heard a screaming kid for what seemed like forever and thought something along the lines of, "where is that kid's mother?" or, "why won't that kid just shut up?" (or maybe that's just me thinking that...) This time it was Anna and me; Anna being the screaming child that is. :) She wanted to stand up in the cart and I wouldn't let her. Even with her strapped in, she still twisted around and freed herself. I just kept pulling her out, unclipping the thing, setting her back into the seat, then clipping her back in. She of course, did NOT like any part of that process. She kept hanging on for dear life to the back of the seat so I wouldn't flip her back the right way, bucking back and forth like a psycho, etc. Many of you can picture the scene perfectly. In the end I definately won the battle. I sure wasn't going to let her win! She eventually just gave up the fight, slumped over, and cried a very sad yet still pretty pissed off cry. A nice woman who seemed as though she had had a few kids herself, although was alone, began talking to Anna and got her mind off the situation. She probably could see the look of contentment and victory in my eyes as I stood there while Anna cried and knew there had been a fight. So, eventhough it was one, thus far, of the most humiliating experiences I've had with her, I was proud of myself in the end.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Fun at Nana and Papaw's!

The past couple of days were spent at nana and papaw's house. Anna loved the wide open spaces and thought it was awesome to be able to roam around in the vastness of the country. Of course, like the "pumpkin patch chase" pictures, she refused to look at me when I called to get a good shot. There was just too much to look at and explore.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Another lazy day.

Anna decided that instead of unloading the toy bin then playing with the toys, she'd just unload and get into the toy bin. This has been a new found discovery since we've gotten a different storage solution. It was also very cold on this morning and when i opened up the front door, it was instant fog on the glass. Anna thought that was pretty cool and a great drawing surface. And we, of course, needed a googly eyes picture.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Happy Halloween!

We went trick-or-treating at Anna's dad's office yesterday. Anna was the first one there so she got lots of attention. We had to teach her that she needed to put the candy into her sack instead of just unloading it onto the floor. She walked around to each office, peeked around the corner, then would start emptying the candy bowls, piece by piece, onto the floor. Once she learned that the candy goes into her sack, she got a little coaching from me... "Put the gold wrappers in!" (which were the Twix, Snickers, etc.) Once she got some candy she sat down with Dad and had a sucker. She thought that was awesome!

Next stop was to my sister's house. She and all of her rug rats and some other friends and their kids also came over to trick-or-treat around the neighborhood. Anna had about enough of the bumble bee costume by then, but she was still tolerating it. I had to get a picture of her bending over.... We had a good time.