Monday, December 20, 2010


We took Ans to the museum Sunday. She really loves going there now. In the lobby there's a giant mammoth skeleton that she calls an elephant... close enough I guess :)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Play Kitchen

One of Ansley's early Christmas presents was a play kitchen from Granny. She absolutely loves it and especially likes to hand the utensils one by one to Jon or me. I'm not sure if it's going to stay in this exact spot. We'll probably move it to where the Christmas tree is once the holidays are over.

Making fried eggs for her Uncle Matt.

Concentrating really hard.

Delivering wooden mushrooms to daddy.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Reindeer Run

Ansley participated in her first race this morning at the 4th Annual Reindeer Run. She had so much fun and was part of the Diaper Dash, a 50 yard event for 1-2 year olds.

Happy to be there

Warming up

The course

Lining up

They're off...

... Go...

... Almost there

Clapping at the finish

Clapping with her ribbon

Wanting to do it again

Happy girl :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Ans really likes going through all of the books with animals and identifying/ repeating what they are. She went through almost every animal in "Animalia" the other night. It was so cute, but the stinking camera batteries died... errr. Here's the first 10 seconds:

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Snuggle Bear

It has been really cold the last few nights. Ansley has had to get all snuggled up for bed. Unrelated to the temperature, she has started saying "night night" when she wants to go to sleep. Sometimes it's a good 15-20 minutes before her actual bedtime.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Horse Farm

We went to the retired horse farm again on Saturday. Ansley was super pumped this time about the horses. She was shaking with excitement and squealing.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

A blurry chilly girl...

I had a hard time getting her to stand still at the park this morning. Not because of how cold it was, but because she's finally more interested in the play equipment than mommy :)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Patty Cake

For some reason I'm finding this super hilarious :)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Beach

Ansley's first time walking on beach sand and putting her feet in the surf. It was too cold to actually go in the water, but I think it was a hit :)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Day Fun

Some pics of the little kiddies on Thanksgiving day...

Kissing! :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I like this guy's style... we should all be a little more thankful :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


It is so much fun now that Ansley is old enough to play with other kids. In her age group, most of the little guys still are more interested in toys than each other. So, when Rilea came up yesterday, I wasn't sure if Ans would actually play with her. At first Rilea tried holding Ansley's hand, but little miss independent wanted nothing to do with that. Once we arrived at the park though, Ansley began calling out Rilea's name and following her around. She's finally found a buddy who wants to do stuff with her too :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

3 Syllable Words

Ansley has moved up to saying all 3 syllables of certain words. It started with "octopus" and now includes "basketball", "elephant" and "banana" :)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thursday Park Fun

Fun at the park Thursday with Lindsey and Kennon.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Lip Smacking Good

This just started 2 days ago. Although cute now, I think it might deter friends from sitting with her at lunch later on. Anyone have a copy of Miss Manners for Toddlers?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010