Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Boog

Aww.... she looks so peaceful.

Reading with mom - the attention span is very small. :)
Family bowling and pizza night! Alex always has this look of confusion.Again....
Aren't we cute? :)
See that letter "C" - yeah, that's me. I whomped everyone that game with a 180.
Easter pictures! A photo shoot soon to come with this outfit. Hehe. :)
Isn't she the cutest?
Dad feeding Anna, but what she really wants is a place to put her foot.
This was hilarious. I finished feeding her and almost immediately her eyes got real heavy.
Eating an orange with grandpa. She liked them almost too much.
Fiber may be a better way to go.

Anna is certainly showing her personality these days. She always rolling from her back to her tummy and back over again. She's almost to the point where we could walk away and come back a couple minutes later and she'd be across the room. We need gates ASAP. :) Most of the time now she ends up on her tummy when she's sleeping. We hear her struggle a little at night when she's finding a comfortable spot and she's down for the count. She's talking loudly quite a bit, laughing, giggling and of course, showing off her flirty smile to anyone looking her way. Gary said he's going to have a talk with her. :) I think the next few weeks she'll start to put sounds together a bit more than screaming.

She has figured out how to make noises with her mouth, like boat sounds and thinks it's hilarious. In the meantime, she drools like a sive and should be wearing a bucket around her neck. No teeth yet, but I'm sure those are on the horizon as well. I thinks she's finally outgrown all her newborn clothes (hehe) and most of her 3 month clothes. I discovered last night that she has a giant Rubbermaid container full of clothes for 6-9 months. Yay! This weekend may entail going through the clothes in her room and replacing them with a new wardrobe. I wish I got a new wardrobe every 3 months. :)

Despite trying to keep her clean from all her drool and dribbles, her daily bath may have given her a case of eczema on her legs. So we bought a vat of Euciderm and it seems to be doing the trick. What else... she holds her own bottle most of the time and doesn't want to when she see's moms hand by the bottle. Still sleeps through the night. She sees something from a bit of a distance and puts her hands out to get it. Still loves to put everything in her mouth. And this weekend begins baby food: round 1. Not sure what yet, but it'll be veggies. She enjoyed the juice from an orange last weekend with grandpa, but we're going to hold off on other big people foods for awhile yet. She's also gained yet another nickname of Booger or Boog, probably b/c of all the runny noses we've had in her short 5 months.

As for Anna's entourage: Gary's been dealing with a cold like sickness along with most of his office. Oh the joys of working at a college and coming home to a child who's been in daycare. Hopefully we're on the mends now. Work is going well. I'm keeping busy at work as our busy season is starting up soon - good thing I'm getting another graphic designer in here to help! We're both doing quite a bit of side work this year - a couple of big websites for local builders. I'm also doing some of my own graphics stuff while Gary keeps fixing peoples computers. We're trying to develop a routine and designated nights to work on side work. We're getting there! We are so ready to get outside - we've been looking at strollers/carts to attach to our bikes so we can all go out on a bike ride. And I'm ready to get some flowers and maybe veggies in too! So many things, so little time.

We enjoyed the Easter weekend in Chicago with my side. We had a trecherous drive in. It took us 4 hours instead of about 2 1/2. Saturday we went bowling and I cleaned up with a 180 and 140! Then we had pizza and finished up the night with a round table discussion of homework and planning a baby shower. Sunday we went to church and saw a lot of Anna's little friends. We had a good dinner with the Tiemens and Madany's. Then scooted home in the normal amount of time and got Anna back to her normal schedule. It was a great weekend!

I hope this finds all of you well! Have a great rest of the week and pray for no more snow!

Gary, Christie and the Boog

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