Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Visitors from Phily! More Christmas fun!

"Miss Uncle Michael and Aunta Ashley, comin' soon"
And here they are! Thanks for a fun visit!
"Jay? Miss Aimee! See meows????"

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Happy Birthday Baby Jesus!

Here are a bunch of happy moments of celebration and love.

Merrrrrry Christmas to all!

Breakfast in jammies after Santa came.

Geneva Christmas festivities!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas Eve! ~ Elmo Ornament

When we gave Anna her Elmo ornament she was so excited
that we had to check that it wasn't made of candy or diamonds!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Cousins' Christmas Party

Hey Cousins, Anna named nearly all of you when she saw this photo!

Monday, December 17, 2007

O' Christmas Tree

Anna actually sings a few lines of this carol!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Growing belly

Mommy's AND Anna's.
Maybe you're right Anna.
Maybe there is a baby in that tummy of yours :)

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Sleepover with Violetta!

Violetta's Moses video sure is enthralling!
(Aren't Anna's hands in her little pocket cute?)

Friday, December 14, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Last Day of Gym and Swim

Anna loves Tuesdays when she gets to go to the YMCA. She has learned how to do a somersault, go down the slide without getting her legs stuck, and even tries to ride the tricycle! She learned lots of songs like ring-around-the-rosy, I'm a little teapot, and head, shoulders, knees, and toes. In the pool, she is a great kicker, comes in from the side, either sitting or standing, and she blows bubbles and gets the different parts of her face wet. She talks about Briann (her instructor) and Julie (the lifeguard) all week until we get to see them again.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Party, decorating, and picture-taking

Today we went to the Highland Heights Christmas party...decorating cookies, visiting with Rudolph, Santa, and Frosty, getting penguin and candy cane balloons, and making ornaments, even one for Nutmeg! Then we decorated the Christmas tree! Anna even got a hold of the camera to take some pictures of the day!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Joys of June (Anna at 14 months old)

This is a video of Anna throughout June this summer. She was just starting to speak more words, and did some cute things like kicking her feet, and pretending to eat cookies from her purse. There are also a few clips from Nicholas' high school graduation, party, and my cousin, Holly's wedding.

July Jubilees 2007 (Anna at 15 months old)

Anna was busy in Cleveland (when we lived in Albany), Minnesota, and Philadelphia this month being cute, cute, cute. Enjoy.

Animated in August 2007 (Anna is 16 months old)

We move out of NY and into Ohio this month and Anna kept the whole experience fun and entertaining, as always.

Silly in September (Anna is 17 months old)

Anna is playing on her pony, dancing ring-around-the-rosy with Daddy, and running around at the library for story hour. We're getting closer to up-to-date now! Enjoy! Also, remember there are photos below that are more current.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Happy Birthday Aunt Lisa! GE Lighting!

The great turning on of the lights!

All the lights were so colorful and pretty - we'll have to go back and see them again!

Lots of fun with Santa Claus, snowmen, reindeer, gifts,
Zia Tanya, Giuseppe, Violetta, Dionisio, Nana,
Gramma, Pas, David, Erika, Uncle Ben, and Aunt Lisa.

Ring-around-the-rosy with Daddy and Erika. Aren't we pretty? Well, Daddy is handsome!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Monday, November 26, 2007

Construction-Worker Anna

Now Anna says "fixin' road" or "Anna fixin' road" whenever she sees any sign of road work.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Philadelphia visit!

It was so nice to spend time with Uncle Michael, Aunt Ashley, and her sisters and dad, Alison, Aimee, and Jay! It was so fun playing with all of the kitties and putting up Christmas decorations! ...and bouncing around with Uncle Michael!

Boy are we beat.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

We had a full house today! 25 people enjoyed a wonderful feast that wouldn't have been possible without the help of all 25! Thanks everyone! Daddy got to use the new oven to make our first family turkey - boy was it delicious!

I got to wear this pretty dress passed down from my cousin Megan, and I had fun posing!

Some nice shots from our celebration.

Three beautiful ladies!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thanksgiving feast preparations

Gramma came to help set up for our big day and I got to help pat down the napkins at each place setting (very important job). I was wearing my new dress from Puerto Vallerta. Gramma and I got to relax and read stories after all of our hard work. Notice below, something really shocked me, though I can't now remember what it was...must have been good!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Happy Birthday Uncle Michael!

Today I went Little Heights today. This is a place with lots to play with - lots of little kids and lots of fun learning toys and games. We are looking forward to visiting Uncle Michael and Aunt Ashley in Philadelphia on Friday.

Friday, November 16, 2007

New oven - great for gobble, gobbles

David and Erika, and Uncle Ben came to play,
and Uncle Ben helped Daddy install our new oven.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Happy 3rd Birthday Don-Don!

Dionisio and I both love our chu-chus, and yummy ice cream birthday cake!

As you can see, I was ready to get comfortable,
but Mommy wanted to get a few shots of my in my pretty dress.

Then "Bana" (Nana), "Knuckle" (Uncle) Bob got a kick out of me,
while I got a kick out of Elmo.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Outdoor fun!

This morning Mommy and I went to the Nature Center in the North Chagrin Metroparks to see the duckies and leaves, and then this afternoon, Mommy, Daddy, and I all went to Euclid Creek Reservation for a walk by the water. Mommy and I can't wait to go walking IN the creek next summer!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Happy Early Birthday Gramma!

We had a fun celebration before Gramma and and Pas headed off to Mexico!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Marathons Banning Listening to Music!

Today there was an article about a ban on ipods during marathons; it seems really funny, safer perhaps, but a rule about listening to music?! Halloween and leaf-playing pictures are coming soon, as well as Anna's summer videos! Anna Kathryn is 19 months old today, and more than ever, just a little doll-baby! Happy November and Friday to everyone! Stay warm!

North Chargin Hike with the Pilumeli Cousins

Click on this collage to enlarge it and here is a link to a slideshow with these and other photos from our fun afternoon in the woods.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween (#3) !

First she was a CareBear, then a ladybug, and finally a bumblebee, all very cute :) Both grandmas came over to celebrate! Anna really got the knack of saying "Happy Halloween" and "trick-or-treat", also very cute.

Mommy got to scare Nana with Daddy's scary mask!