Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Here are some pictures I stole from Val's facebook, taken when we were in NC. Carver and Ans hugging :o)

Friday, July 23, 2010

A year in Pictures














Monday, July 19, 2010

12 Months Old

Dear Ansley,

I can't believe it's been a year since you came into our lives. Looking back at those newborn pictures from the hospital, with your skinny skinny frog legs, it seems so long ago. But, then there are times when I'm unable to remember what life was like without you. You have been the most easy going, happy and amazing child any parent could ever ask for. You're such a great sleeper, a trait I am certain (and thankful) that you inherited from your father. Even with all of your smiles and good moods, you're starting to show some signs of a determined little personality. Once you get your mind set on something it's hard to change. You're daddy likes to say you inherited this one from me :o) You're not walking yet, but you will be soon. You started saying Ah-yee (Allie) a few days ago and absolutely love that dog. I'm sorry the feeling is not mutual right now, that will change once you're big enough to hand her your food or throw a ball. You've also seemed to stop saying Ma-Ma unless crying. When I ask you to say Ma-Ma you say Da-Da and think it's funny. You've become really good at repeating common words like "bye-bye", "doggie", "thank you", and "kitty", although your first official word was "button". You have also recently mastered the "f" sound (probably helped by the fact that your top teeth are coming in). You LOVE flowers and point at them with intensity while saying "Ffff-Ffff-Ffff". We think you are going to really like music. Already, you try to sing and since standing have begun "dancing". Your daddy and I love you so much and are excited to see your little personality emerge even more. Happy birthday baby girl!

1 year sats comparison:
7/17/09 7/17/10
6.10 lbs- 50th 20.10 lbs -50th
20 in- 55th 29.75 in -65th

Sunday, July 18, 2010

1st Birthday and 1st Cupcake

Ansley turned one on Saturday! We had a little party for her at Nana & Grandpa's that was a lot of fun. This little girl broke many of my expectations for the day, the first being that there was no way she would keep her crown on. She seemed to enjoy wearing it!

Secondly, I thought she would absolutely LOVE her cupcake since she hasn't really had any sugar. Wrong! Ansley wouldn't touch the thing. She took a small bite when I brought it up to her mouth, but cried when I tried to give her more. She did however love having a room full of people singing her "happy birthday".

Kennon and Noah know how to eat a cupcake :o)

Ansley got a lot of cute gifts, but her most favorite were the cards. Look at how she's inspecting it with her little finger. So Silly!

It was such a fun day! From the pink to the flowers, it was perfect for this little one year old.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

1st fat lip

Ansley had her first swollen lip a few days ago after slipping face first onto the tile while crawling. We think it will look all better before her birthday. The good thing about these pictures is you can see all six of her teeth.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Bathing Babies

On our way back to FL we stopped over night in Winston-Salem at Ethan & Valerie's. It was bath night for both of these cute babies.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Pittsburgh Zoo

Ansley took her first trip to the Pittsburgh zoo during our PA stay. The first thing we saw were the elephants. They were splashing and playing in the water!

Look how close this guy got!

Hmm... I guess she's right where she should be :o)

She loved looking at the fish with Daddy. Cool and relaxing.

We really wanted to get Ansley a toy to commemorate the trip. Nana and I decided to give her the choice between a jumbo 24 inch stuffed elephant and a small polar bear. She, instantly, enthusiastically and undoubtedly chose the polar bear :o)

We got really lucky, not seconds after we entered the polar tunnel a bear jumped in!

Excited about all the action.

One of my and Ansley's favorites... the Meer-kitty-cats :o)

Wearing Grandpa's hat at the end of the day.

Bye bye zoo...

Monday, July 12, 2010

Soergel's Orchard

We took a trip to Soregel's Orchard while in PA. Ansley really enjoyed the Animals... and being a pirate :o)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

4th of July

Some belated 4th of July pics from our Family Reunion in PA. It was surprisingly hard to get a picture of Ansley outside looking at the camera. There was just too much to point at :o)