Sunday, February 28, 2010

The first of many...

Tea Parties! The first of many tea parties with Lou Lou and Daddy has taken place. Thanks to the cute tea party set from Mimi! More food and dishes!And of course Oskie needed some tea too! What a great doggie!More cute Melissa & Doug play food from sweet Aunt Mary!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Anna's Birthday (part 1)...

First...a message from Baby G for Anna Lou.
Did you want to see 50 pics of my child? Probably not, but here ya go!

Anna's 2nd Birthday started a couple of days before when we let her open a package that came in the mail from my sweet friend, Jayme. Showing me her card.

Jayme sent two books and the cutest little dress!! Thank you Jayme!!! Anna loved them!

Thursday before MDO. Not sure what this little move is.

We made #2 cookies for her MDO class and when I showed them to her, of course she needed one.

Dave and his Mini Me! The night before her BIG DAY after bath.

Birthday kiss for Daddy.

Birthday breakfast.

Showing me her "two" fingers.

Opening her card from Mimi and PawPaw.

Blurry bday kiss for brother.

Helping make her cake.


And this little punkin' just hangin' in the saucer!

So excited to see Honey! H&P came over for a bday dinner, cake and presents.

Good blowing!

My great friend, Janet , let me borrow this cute cupcake pan.

Anna's first look at her new kitchen from H&P!!!

How about the food in the sink.

Opening more presents from H&P and Aunt Sissy and Uncle Nick! This girl is spoiled rotten!!

Thank you H&P for such wonderful gifts and a fun night!

Another post coming soon with more birthday fun...

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Anna, The TWO Year Old!

It seems like this was last week... And now it's 2010 and you are TWO, Anna Louise Hall!!
Tomorrow, Febuary 19th, our little Anna will turn two! It has been an incredible two years and so much more than I could have ever hoped for. I just cannot believe she is TWO!
There are so many precious things we love about our Anna Lou, but here are some of my favorites:
~the way you run/gallop when you are excited.
~the way you pronounce some words like cookies "tookies" and thank you "chank chu" and waffles "wapples." (and lots of other cute words)
~your raspy voice.
~how you immediately lay your head on my shoulder before nap or bed when I sing "Jesus Loves Me."
~how you always love on your baby brother and have shown no signs of jealousy.
~how you have never had seperation anxiety (crossing my fingers).
~how you love animals of all kinds and have no fear of them.
~how you remind us sometimes to pray for before bed.
~how you say "Love You Mommy, Love You Daddy"...."Chuv you Mommy, Chuv you Daddy!"
~how you love having "Piggies" in your hair.
~you are still itty bitty, wearing size 18 month clothes and weighing 24 lbs. Your brother is going to catch you soon!
~listening to you learning to sing songs like "How Great is our God" and "Blessed Be the Name."
~how you like your baby dolls swaddled.
~how when asked where daddy is you say, "Bootball!"
~most of the time you are a good eater.
~you are finally a good napper!!!!!
~how you squinch up your nose and tell me your hands are "ticky" after eating your morning waffles or pancakes and fruit.
~you are all girl in some ways with purses, stroller and babies, but in other ways you are a tomboy loving to kick and throw that ball!
I could go on and on as most mothers could!! But these are a few of the sweet little things that our baby girl does. We think she is the most precious, beautiful, extraordinary little girl in the world! (I'm her mom and can say that:)!
Happy 2nd Birthday to our Anna Louise!! We love you more than anything and are so thankful the Lord gave you to us!
More posts to come of birthday festivities!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Snow and Valentines...

Here was Anna last week dressed in her shirt from Honey for her Valentine's party at MDO.
So the snow started falling and continued falling ALL day!! And ALL night! This was Anna's first response to my idea of trying out the snow when she got home from MDO.Anna's buddy Harper was over and they enjoyed watching it fall from inside the house.
Sarah and I really wanted them to like it, but they just were not big fans.

Thrilled to be out there!
Valentines is not a very big deal to us, but it was nice to have a little dinner date with my man on Saturday night. Thanks to Honey and Papa for coming over and watching the munchkins so we could go out.

Papa and Anna Lou in her cute new VDay pj's from H&P!
Cute froggy from H&P and lots of other treats! And wish I had a pic of the cute froggy sent in the mail from MIMI! Lou Lou loves those "Ribbits!"
Valentines kiss for Daddy.

I cooked at Valentines dinner for the fam and made heart cookies "tookies" for my sweethearts.
Notice AL already in her pj's at dinner. She had a rough day with a serious nasty cold and was headed to bed early.

Graham in his V-Day bib passed down from AL. Sorry for the pink, G! It was a gift from Aunt Terry when AL was a baby. And nice drool and spit up on the bib!

Happy Valentines Day from the Halls!