Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Christmas times. We had our merry little Christmas here before heading down to Maryland to spend most of the week with Chris' family. We gave Anna her first place setting so she is all set for solids. This weekend may be her weekend. Yesterday, I was eating a bowl of ice cream with hot fudge (per doctor's orders) and holding Anna on my lap. She watched every spoonful and put her arms up everytime I put the spoon in my mouth- What about me, Mom! The child instinctively knows that ice cream is good.

Christmas in Maryland. Anna's Opa set up a train track for Anna's yellow engine to run around. The fun was unending as that little engine kept coming around the bend over and over and over again. Anna loved it!

Anna was the subject of much Christmas gift joy.

After Christmas, Aunt Manda and Uncle Roo came and Anna did some serious work convincing her uncle it's time for a cousin. Just kidding. We had a great time hanging out with them and Anna thoroughly enjoyed having so many people to play with.

We returned home on Thursday and spent the next couple days relaxing, reorganizing this place, and watching all 12 hours of Lord of the Rings. Our plans with the Pattons for New Year's Eve were offset by a mold attack requiring their evacuation. Bummer downer. So, we rang in the New Year with Frodo.
Anna's giving up the pacifier this week. It's not pretty. Before anyone jumps on me, research shows that a baby's sucking need begins to decrease the 3rd and 4th month. Also, it will be much easier for her to forget about it at this age than when she's older. It's just not pretty.


  1. Anonymous5:06 PM

    missy you let Anna watch Lord of he Rings. Shame on you. Frodo is a dork-wad and a bad influence for Anna. Tisk, Tisk.

  2. Well, Anna really only gets to listen to the Lord of the Rings. No tv for the babe. Except when she contorts herself to get a peek- and that's just until I can get a picture.
    Why so harsh on the hobbit? He saved middle earth you know.