Thursday, March 26, 2009

Happy Spring!!

Hello Everyone! My wonderful friend from college, JP, came to visit us this past week! We had so much fun! I'm sad she's gone, and I think Annie misses her too! Anyway, this week I'm trying to catch up on all the chores I put off while JP was here, so I don't have much time. I have so many pictures to post . . . but I'll hold off for now and just put up some adorable videos of Annie. :) haha, Why not? Her new thing (and our absolute delight) is that she nods/bows when you say "Hello, Annie!" Sometimes she does it simply when I smile at her or clap and say "Yay!" Anyway, you can watch for her doing that in these videos if you'd like.

Yay for Spring! My tulips are coming up! (I'm sure I'll post pictures of that soon, too.) Bye for now!

I took this video when we got home after driving down to Baltimore and back to take JP to the airport. Annie was great for most of the trip, but boy did she have energy when we got home and she was finally out of her carseat! The only way to make her truly happy these days is to stand her up against something and let her play there. She's almost a permanent fixture on our ottoman these days. :)

Giggle time!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Hey hey hey! We're still getting over being sick here. At least Brant's on Spring break now, so that makes it a little easier. :) We've been having fun, though. Here are some more pictures!
Annie is 6 months old! Her doctor's appointment was last week. Other than still having a lingering cough from the RSV she caught, and some eczema that comes and goes, she's the picture of health! :) Here are the stats:

14 lbs. 14 oz. - 25th percentile
26" - 50th percentile
head (I don't remember what size it is) - 75th percentile

So now she's on oatmeal 3 times a day (we've been doing that for a while now), and we're mixing in all kinds of yummy fruits and veggies! So fun! So far she hasn't shown any dislike for anything we've given her. She gobbles it all up!

A very rare moment, where Annie is sitting still on the sofa. This lasted . . . maybe 10 more seconds.

I think she looks a lot like Brant in this picture! This was on a wonderful warm day. We had just gotten back from hiking with some friends in our ward. I wish I'd brought my camera!

We've pulled out Steve and Carolyn's baby gift to Annie, which she is now old enough to use--this awesome basketball toy! She loves it! I think this picture is funny, cause it looks like she's patiently explaining to Memphis how to play.

This picture illustrates Memphis realizing that Annie is now a functioning member of the family, because he now recognizes that he should beg food from her. She was chewing on a teething biscuit, and he decided the best way to beg would just be to lie down as close as he could to her and wait . . . It was really very respectful :)

She should be on an ad for this toy.

She chews on whatever she's holding on to. Oh, and the funny hat is actually a diaper cover I was in the process of sewing while she was standing and walking along the ottoman.

This is a game we play all the time. She's getting the idea of kissing . . . she just sort of comes at you with a wide open mouth. :)

Playing with the ol' b-ball toy . . .