Sunday, November 30, 2008


When I found myself offering Anna a show and she said "no thanks", instead of the reverse, I thought we should do something fun! Notice the stylish art smock -- from when I was a little girl!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008

Thank you Aunt Lori!

Our new friends -- Hal and Holly :)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

The turkey and the party of 26 wiped out Anna! We found her asleep on the couch in the midst of lots of noisy fun. She NEVER falls asleep like this! When she was full of energy 4 hours later and the crowd was gone, she helped herself to the pumpkin pie!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Thanks for coming to visit Grandma J!

We had so much fun with Grandma while Daddy was working on the bathroom. Grandma was so impressed that Anna made this house out of pebbles all by herself! There is even a roof top and a "stick" (chimney). Carla was sitting all by herself; she is getting pretty good...though Mommy was too scared to move too far away, especially with the hard floors! The one of both girls together is cute because it's fun to see any interaction between them; there isn't a lot yet. Check out Anna's new hair cut! Thank you Grandma for your great hair salon skills! Thanks for all of your help and your great company these last few days!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Care Bears are a captive audience

Reading to her friends. So precious...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Loving Daddy and Mommy

So snuggly with Daddy.

Also, it was so cute how when she heard my (Mommy) voice, she smiled in her sleep...every time. I could barely get out what I wanted to say because each time I began speaking, she would grin :) And she didn't even wake up the whole time!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Dionisio's 4th Birthday Party!

Please click to enlarge!

It would be better if I matched everything up, and I will try to, but in the meantime, here is a photo of Carla at Dionisio's 4th birthday party, at nearly 4 months old, and it reminded me of an old photo of Anna on vacation in Cape Cod, at a little more than 4 months old!

Carla has a bit less hair, but I certainly see that they are sisters :)

Friday, November 07, 2008

Happy actual birthday Gramma and Dionisio!

Carla had her 4-month appointment a few days early. She is 14 lb 14 oz! Hard to believe, but she is smaller than Anna was. For some reason, we always think of Carla as so much bigger than Anna was...oh well. As Mike says, they are allowed to be different :) It was a really quick appointment - Carla is perfectly healthy. The big quote from the doctor to report is "Wow! She has great control!" Oh yeah, and immunizations apparently treat Carla well - she was in a super giddy, giggly mood, and all smiles the rest of the day, after FOUR shots and an oral vaccine!...and no Tylenol!

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Gramma's birthday party!...whoops, no did that happen?

This girl is a crazy climber! (earlier)

Then she was so fussy at Gramma M's birthday party until Uncle Billy cuddled up and rocked her to sleep, soooo cute! Cozy Godfather and Goddaughter :)

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

A perfectly perfect day at the zoo

We went with Alana and Gabby and it was a gorgeous day! The picture of the sky was to try to remember the perfection. Anna was SO good - she walked the whole time, and we even hiked all the way up to the Primate House and back!...except to the car - last photo - when she finally collapsed into the stroller.

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Monday, November 03, 2008

El Rodeo - Yum!

"More 'spicy' Daddy!"

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Sisters playing!

Oh, they're really going to have so much fun together, you know, in the next month, year, decade...I'm so happy for them that they each have a sister :)

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Cooing and Carving

Sometimes it's just easier and more fun to make a collage than to pick.

Better late than never :)