Wednesday, October 24, 2007

This week, we mourn the loss of a dearly loved friend. Mr. Morning Nap passed away unexpectedly (and with no warning!) this past Sunday. Mom is having a pretty hard time with it, but Anna is coping well. I just never realized what a great joy Morning Nap was to me and didn't know how much I'd miss him. =(
This morning, Anna was so good though in playing by herself with her books and toys for a full 45 minutes in her room, so mom could
A) do dishes
B) do laundry
C) mop the floor

Haha, none of the above, mom laid down. I am pregnant, you know.

Anna is gaining new interests in her toys. She understands how to do the puzzles and though she can't get the pieces in every time, it's a new challenge and entertains her in a novel way.
She also digs these finger puppets.

Putting shapes in. When she gets them in, the applause is deafening.

Dad started a little project for Anna's room this weekend. He's turning some plain ol' pieces of trim into something darling cute. I'll wait to take pictures until he's finished painting it. =)

Anna was project supervisor.

So, here are the few pictures from football weekend.

Goofing off with Uncle Rob.

Me and my Grandpa.

Off to the game.

This past Friday I had another OB appt. This time I took Anna with me and it went okay...we waited over an hour though. By the end, well into supposed-to-be-napping-time, I was taking Anna's BP and letting her play with the office equipment to keep her semi-quiet. It was fun to have her there though when we did finally see our doc. This was the first she had seen Anna since she discharged us from the hospital in August 06. We heard our little baby's heart beat- nice and strong =)-and the doc held the speaker to Anna's ear so she could listen too. We are scheduled to have an ultrasound the day before Thanksgiving and we're thinking we are going to find out this baby's gender...I don't know though. I keep chickening out. I liked being surprised when we had Anna. But I think that if we do have a little boy, Anna's baby wardrobe will be entirely too pink for him. Hmm.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Lots of updates. =)
Anna is talking up a storm. Half of it is still unknown, but she's saying new words almost everyday. She also sprouted her fourth tooth, at long last. She is looking less pirate-like everyday...her other front tooth is all the way in. =)
Last week, we went to visit my friend Sonja and her new puppy! Daisy was laying down so Anna went over and laid next to her.

Can I drink out of a bowl, too?

This past Friday, we went to the zoo with Maddie.

Checking out the puma.

Looking like a big kid.

Maddie, not even a toddler anymore.

Back home, we moms were tuckered out but the girls thought they'd just go for a spin around town.

While we were at the zoo, Dad had the whole day off to play in a golf tournament with some friends. He had a great time. He had some lobster tail dinner there so Anna and I had Pizza Hut with our friend Jenn. Dad definitely missed out.
After the tournament, our good friends, M&T Lair pulled into town and we had a good time catching up with them.
Then Saturday morning, we left the house at 9AM for a wedding downtown. Here's Anna and her good friend Allegra coloring at the kid's table.

And here we all are outside the reception....all four of us.

Yes, that's right. That belly's not (just) from Cinnabon...we're having another baby! We are 13 weeks along and enjoying that sweet second trimester bliss. =) So, yep, we are excited. This baby should be coming late April, early May. The "due date" is April 28th, but I'm guessing it will be May.

Anyway, more on baby later. To finish out the updating. We left the reception early to meet up with my dad and little bro Rob in MD. They flew up to meet Chris and his brother for the Ravens vs Rams football game. So, went with them to ESPN Zone and had a lot more fun than I thought possible at an arcade. You can call me queen of waverider. Then walking around the Inner Harbor, we ran into Mav, one of Chris' best buds from GCC. Then dinner, then met up with all the rest of the Schwartzes. Then Mom and Anna passed out for the night. Church in the morning at 8:30, KRISPY KREME my love, dropped Chris off with my dad and Rob, NFL time for the boys. My camera battery died so I only have a couple pictures. =( And blogger won't let me load more pictures, so I'll post this and try to put up pics later.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

A couple pictures of the funny girl from the past few days.

The other day, she wanted to wear Dad's socks.

Kit Kat candy bar...

I said, "Oh, look at your hands!" She showed me her hand.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Exciting things going on round here this morning. After Chris left for work, Anna and I heard lots of sirens and they all stopped in front of our house. A man with HAZMAT on his shirt said to make sure all the windows were shut and to stay inside. Then everybody outside put gasmasks on. That means they were serious.
We live 50 yards from some big water tanks and there are random tanks around them- holding deadly noxious gases I suppose. Anyhow, more and more sirens, more and more people on our front yard. We'll just set that list of errands on the table and settle in here. They were outside for three hours, Anna and I took a nap, I woke up and looked out the window. The bomb squad vehicle was parked out there and guys in the full bomb attire were walking down the street with a bright orange bucket. The had to stop at orange cones at our driveway and some other guys, fully suited up as well, came out to them, sprayed them off with a hose and took the orange bucket. Since then, they've been packing up but the street is still closed and I'm still parked in. They have taken off their gas masks too- a good sign.
But what was in that bucket? I'll bet it was E.T.