Saturday, December 23, 2006

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas everyone!!! We hope you all have a wonderful time where ever you are! We know some aren't able to spend Christmas with family this year, but we hope you will feel the peace this season brings and remember the wonderful memories of past Christmas's shared with loved ones. To Amanda (in Iraq), we love you and are proud of the service you are giving to our country! We are grateful for all of our wonderful family and friends and hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

No, No, NO!!!

This week Ansel has started shaking his head, "no". Well, the Dr.'s office called today to say we had to come back in because the last lead testing didn't work right. We got into the room, and Ansel was smiling away at the nurse; then he got a very serious and worried look on his face. (It was the same nurse who gave him his vaccines (5 different shots!) last week.) I think the situation was becoming a little familiar! When the nurse started putting on her gloves, Ansel, looking even more concerned, began shaking his head (as if saying, "no, no, no") and began crying before he even got stuck. It was sad and cute at the same time. Usually he isn't phased at all by finger or toe pricks, but seven shots in one day can leave their mark! (he also had RSV shots on his vaccine day) Anyway, his fun new discoveries this past month have been getting into sitting postion, pulling up and cruising a little, and his new "no" head shake.

My Birthday Party!

After graduation, we had Ansel's birthday party. It was lots of fun, and great to get together with our friends and family. Ansel didn't mind the chocolate cake either (although with all of the frosting, I'm not really sure that he got down to the cake part! )

No more pictures please!

Here's what the bigger cake looked like. (The theme was animals)
Ansel's cousins: Jewell, Kaley, and Kelsey!
Checking out some of my presents!

Cousin Lindsey and I playing again! Yep, we can both stand up and play now!
It was also gingerbread house weekend... a very anticipated tradition each year!

Daddy graduated!!!

Cody graduated on Saturday!!! (His major was Spanish) We were so proud of him!

Ansel found some more strings!

I realized after the last post that the picture I
was thinking of wasn't actually posted early on... so here's Ansel's first picture with his puppy!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

One year old!

It's actually been a year already!! We took Ansel to get his pictures taken today, so here's a link where you can view them..

We gave him a little carrot cupcake for today...which he LOVED. (We're having his party on Saturday.)
Part of the perks of turning one year is more vaccines, which he has tomorrow, plus his next synagis (RSV) shot is also tomorrow.. not a birthday present to get excited about! At one year he weighs right at 17lbs, and is 26.5 inches long.

We had to leave really early the other morning ...he looked so cute all cuddled up. He's such a good night sleeper.. we got lucky on that one!

So ... the spoon feeding thing is going much better (haha)

Got this thing figured out!

You guys have been holding out on me.... how come this is the first time I've had carrot cake?

I'm busting out!

Me and my milestone marker
(In very early posts this puppy looked huge next to him!)

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Thanksgiving weekend

It's always fun getting to spend time with grandparents , aunts, uncles, and cousins!

Me and Aunt Rachel... this cucumber feels great on my new teeth!

Grandpa's beard feels neat

Cuddling with my cousins

Ansel likes playing with necklaces people are wearing... Karina wasn't too thrilled about that!

Who ever came up with these videos knew what they were doing!

Fascinated by a golf ball

Grown up shopping cart rider