Saturday, January 24, 2009

A few fun playdates...

This week we had a couple of playdates with some great friends. First, we went to play with Charlie, Scarlett and Jack at my friend, Cabell's house. Scarlett and Jack, the twins, are exactly Anna's age and Charlie is not too far behind. They all loved Charlie's great toys. Here are a couple of pics...
Then on Friday we got together with some long time friends. Wendi and I grew up with the Edwards kids in church and our parents have been friends for several years. Kelly recently had baby Colin and we wanted to get together. Of course, the grandmothers wanted to come too!

Anna loving their little dog Peyton!
The mamas and the babies
The grandmothers
Sweet little Colin and crazy Anna Lou!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Dave, Anna and I spent the weekend in Fredericksburg at Mimi and PawPaw's Bed&Breakfast. It is a beautiful place, so if you are planning a trip to Fburg, look them up. It is called Abend Haus. Anna has traveled a lot during her first year, but this was the first time for it to be just the three of us. It was a good weekend except that Anna was a little under the weather and Dave was A LOT under the weather. Here are the pics I got. (mostly from the house, since we didn't get out much:)
Anna at the back door. Oskie got to go too, of course.

Front doorWe spent lots of time in the back yard and on the front porch.
We did a little shopping too. Dave and Anna are in the distance.Anna enjoying her pigs in a blanket. Well...just the blankets.
Ready to get out of the tub!Anna helping unpack.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Random pics from the past month...

Here are some random pics from the past month of Anna.
Just at home playing one day.
Checking out the horses at Memaw's house.
Brooks giving Anna a little ride. She really did enjoy it, even though it doesn't look like it!
Swinging in the chilly weather.
Happy Birthday Nick!!
A little washers tournament in the yard.Papa keeping Anna Lou warm watching the washers.
Uncle Nick trying to teach her to make noises with her lips.
Honey reading Anna's favorite book! Both are getting a kick out of it!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Frat Curl...

Frat Curl! That is what Dave calls Anna's hair. As most of you remember, the famous "Frat Curl" from college that 95% of the guys had. Their hair was just long enough to curl up beneath their hat. We thought her hair was growing into more like a mullet, but Dave insists that Anna has herself a "Frat Curl."

Saturday, January 10, 2009

We've got a walker on a walker!

Anna is on the move! She has taken to the walker! I caught her on video the other day when Honey was over playing with us. You can hear us in the background. Funny! The only problem is she runs into everything. I guess, with time, she will figure out how to turn it around.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Welcome to the world Carter Michael Hall!!

Born December 30th, Carter Michael Hall!!! We love you so much!!

The five Hall grandbabies! 4 girls and 1 BOY!

Dave and his bro, Mike with Anna and Carter

Anna watching Mimi with Carter

Cute Aubrey with her handprints on the wall.

The four of us with the 5 Hall babies.

Friday, January 2, 2009

The Amazing ICE!

The day after Christmas, Honey and Papa took all of us to the Gaylord Texan ICE show. It was incredible! Everything in the exhibit was completely made of ice. Even the stairs we walked on were ice covered with carpet. Inside, it was 9 degrees, so very chilly! They gave you parkas to wear which really helped! Anna started in the stroller, but we quickly realized the Baby Bjorn would work better. Her little head just poked out of Dave's parka. It was hillarious, but she seemed to really enjoy it! Everyone needs to see it sometime! Thank you so much Honey and Papa for a fun afternoon!

Dark pic, but all of us in a gingerbread house.
Wendi and I on Santa's lap.
The whole gang on Santa.
Brooks and Papa loved the slide!

Watkins Fam
The most beautiful part, the nativity scene! It was unbelievable. The pic does not do it justice!