Saturday, April 5, 2008

Beans and Butterflies!

Never a dull moment at the Tidd house. First, Anna has been introduced to the art of computer building with Dad last Friday evening. What a momentous occasion for all!
I feel your pain, Anna. (She's not always smiling). :)
Then just when you think it can't get any better, we introduce green beans to the arsenal of yummy mushy Anna food! Once again, she ate it like a champ and still does. We also tried carrots later in the week, but we think it either didn't agree with her or she's teething as she spit up a lot that day after eating it. So we're going to try another veggie tomorrow.

Then we treated ourselves to an afternoon at Fredrick Meijer Gardens to see the Butterfly Exhibit. It was beautiful and Anna wasn't going to miss a thing! She followed the butterflies all over and enjoyed touching (not grabbing, we're learning to be gentle) all the foliage. We can't wait to go back and walk the sculpture park.

I finally got a picture of Anna with her Easter baskets. She doesn't really sit by herself, but we managed to get a couple pictures in before she attacked her basket. She, of course, went for the chocolate. Good girl. :)

I don't know if most of you know that Anna has a mullet. She's had it since the day she was born and it's great. I wanted to get a picture of it before she started to get more hair. She also loves pulling on our hair and our face.

She has quite a grip! Speaking of grip - she loves to sleep on her tummy so at night when we checked on her she had her arm a little bit out of the crib clutching the bars. So we moved her away so we wouldn't be woken up to cries of being stuck. Then we went to wake her up in the morning (yes, we have to wake her up usually) and she had her whole arm out of the crib.

So we rounded out the week a day home with mom b/c Anna had an upset tummy from the carrots we think. But now we think she's teething. No signs of teeth that I can see or feel, but I'm sure they are on their way. That morning, we left her on the floor on her blanket to get stuff ready for the day. About 2 minutes later we check on her, this is what she did. What a character!

And the week wouldn't be complete without a sunny photo shoot with the lovely Anna. I can't resist! All of my discs for my camera since she's been born have been labeled Anna and the month. She's certainly taken over our lives in such a wonderful way and can't imagine life without her!

We've been thrilled to be able to take walks, open windows in the house and the car and see the sun again! It sure makes such a difference. Gary and I are doing well. Work is good. Sidework is good. We've been working on being better stewards of what we have. I didn't really know what the word meant until recently and it's been on my mind ever since. We've been having people over to our home for dinner and sharing in fellowship, going through our boxes of stuff and getting rid of/donating what we don't need or want anymore, recycling things to better the environment, things like that. I guess we're following the trend of being more "green" but it's really doing what God has already commanded us to do a long time ago and "rule" of the earth and treasure it for what it is. It may be small, but a little goes a long way sometimes.

Have a wonderful Lord's Day tomorrow and I'll leave you with this picture. We talk a walk with Anna, it was a little breezy and apparently it took it all out of her. I put her down on the floor for 2 minutes, came back and this is what we found. Too cute!

Love to you all!

Gary, Christie and the Booger

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