Saturday, December 25, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
At first Annaleigh wasn't sure what was going on - she couldn't figure out that she needed to look up. However, once we had her lie in our arms, she was thrilled! She got a bit unhappy whenever we tried to stop, and every time we sat her up she would try to lie down again. The best part was when we set her on the ground - she could barely walk two steps without falling down!
Monday, December 20, 2010
After going to the Domain and spending 45 minutes walking around trying to locate Santa (including a call to my dad to check online since my phone is still in the ice age) we finally found an elf at Toys'R'Us to let us know that we were in Phase I of the Domain and Santa was in Phase II. (Seriously, what mall has Phases?) We loaded Annaleigh back in the car and headed over to Phase II and found Santa. And his line of kids waiting to get terrified by the fat man in the red suit. After hemming and hawing about whether to bother with a picture that was going to cost AT LEAST $25!!!!!!!!! we waited in line for another 45 minutes. Annaleigh was surprisingly calm and patient with all of this crap. When we got to our turn AJ sat on the chair with Santa and Annaleigh was fine. Smiling, laughing as Santa tickled her. As soon as she was handed off to the big man all hell broke loose. She looked up and started screaming like she has never screamed before. There was no getting her back. Santa was the thing that nightmares are made of.
The thing is the pictures were hysterical! Santa looking at her a smiling, her looking at him and screaming. However, $25 is a bit much for a screaming baby picture. Oh well, maybe next year.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Dutch and Emory are glad that she has a new tail to pull now.
We finally got around to getting a Christmas tree on December 17th, though we weren't sure it was going to happen - we like to support the charity groups that have trees each year, but they were all closed so we had to go to Home Depot. Not quite the tree shopping experience of my youth, but it was cheap!
Annaleigh enjoyed the trees, though she wasn't sure what the point was. She likes the tree much better with all the fun decorations that she can remove each day.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Con: Plays in dog food and throws it on the floor
A seriously good dog.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
When I decided to make Annaleigh's costume for her first Halloween I thought it was a great idea to make a spider costume, that way when she crawled around she would look just like a creepy crawlie. However, I didn't think that 2 days before Halloween she would decide that crawling was no longer the thing to do! None the less, she was too cute in her Halloween costume, though she refused to wear the little black hat that went with it. Instead we went with the orange bow to let everyone know that she is a girl spider.
It was a challenge to get her to hold still for any pictures - we had to settle for a bunch of blurry ones instead!
Saturday, October 30, 2010
At the Hard Rock
At the game - while we were still smiling!
Lalime doing what he did all night - nothing.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
A week before Halloween we went to Silo Christmas Tree Farm in Temple with the Kruger's for the pumpkin patch and fall activities that are held there each year. We had a great time with the kids - both Braden and Annaleigh had a ton of fun. We went on a hay ride, paid $3 to feed some goats (crazy considering we know two goats that would love to be fed for free) and checked out all of the pumpkins. It was a lot of fun, and a great way to get ready for Annaleigh's first Halloween.
Friday, October 22, 2010
This month - once again- has been full of changes. Annaleigh has been "cruising' along the couch and coffee table for a while now, but this month she started to take steps all by herself. She is still pretty wobbly, but she is quite proud of herself! Crawling is still the favored mode of moving, and I think it will stay that way until she can walk faster than she can crawl. If you haven't noticed yet, she has two bottom chompers, and keeps sucking in her top lip like the top gums are hurting. I think it will just be a matter of time until she has some top teeth too. (I will be glad when AJ stops singing that annoying "All I want for Christmas" song too!)
I think one of my favorite things that she has started to do is crawl to someone to pull herself up on their legs. She looks straight up at you with the cutest face - who can resist picking her up?