My little Anna is one today. It seems like she was just born yesterday.
We had her birthday party last night. It wasn’t anything huge – just our family and the grandparents – but it was fun.
She loved her cake (strawberry cake with buttercream and chocolate buttercream icing).
She even shared it with Caleb.
Happy Birthday, my sweet girl!!
Anna finally has enough hair to put her hair in piggie tails. I love it!
Ok, so he’s not really toothless, but he’s too cute not to share. Samuel lost his first tooth today. . .and even let me pull it for him.
Anna is now crawling all over the house and is pulling up on things. Right now her favorite thing to do is pull up on the hearth. I’m glad she’s learning to do new things, but she really keeps me on my toes lately too!
Anna’s been playing with her hands and sucking on them, but now it’s official. She really is a thumb-sucker.
We tried to get a casual Christmas picture yesterday, but it just didn’t happen. There were a lot of laughs and giggles. We didn’t get great results, but it sure was fun trying.
If you think these are funny, just imagine the video. Caleb was fascinated with the tripod. For some reason, the video is corrupted during the parts where he’s shaking the camera. Can’t imagine why that would be, though! :rolleyes_tb:
(Note to self – save the crackers until you’re done with pictures)
The expressions on this one make me laugh every time I see it!
We did get one good photo of Anna – probably because she’s still too little to run away!
A few months ago, we got the boys bunk beds. We decided to let Caleb try sleeping in the bottom bunk with Samuel tonight. He promptly fell out of bed. We heard the thud, then quiet, and then Caleb started crying. Sam whipped the door open and yelled, “Call for emergency! Caleb’s been hurt!” I have to admit – I laughed. Those two are a riot!
The boys and I made Christmas cookies on Saturday. It was wonderful!
I had to laugh at Caleb though. He enjoyed licking the beater so much that he went to the bowl of dough and helped himself to that too.
I am constantly amazed at what God has done for me. I couldn’t help but think of how God used me becoming a Mommy to show me how much I needed Him. He didn’t have to, but I’m thankful He did!
Samuel was working on a worksheet with several pictures on it. He had to mark out the things that didn’t start with an N.
I asked him, “Does frog start with N?”
“No, they’re just funny. And they pee on your hand.”
I love homeschooling!
Last week we took Samuel out for pizza to celebrate the day we finalized his adoption. Most people seem to celebrate “Gotcha Day,” but since Sam was placed with us at birth, we decided to celebrate his finalization date instead.
This is the first year we did anything, but I’m excited to keep the tradition in coming years. My parents always made me feel so special (did you know I’m adopted too?), but it’s a lot of fun to be able to see it from the parents’ eyes this time.
5 years. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long!