Dad’s Newspaper

She’s at it again.  Even though she’s surrounded by toys, Annabelle’s new favorite game is destroying her dad’s newspaper.   Once I figure out uTube, I’ll have to post some video of her swatting, ripping, and well, beating the newspaper to its wrinkled end.

June 22, 2007. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Annabelle’s Friend Meera

Annabelle and her friend Meera have some face time at Bertucci’s.  Meera is a few days older than Annabelle but she’s already crawling!

June 22, 2007. cute. Leave a comment.

Happy 6 Month Birthday

Happy 6 month birthday Annabelle! Cute, naked baby girl. Oh my, I can’t believe how fast you’re growing . . .

June 22, 2007. cute, Occassion. Leave a comment.

Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

Happy 1st Father’s Day Dad!  I’m not sure about you, but I had a great time hanging out with you this whole weekend.  Just so you know, I made sure that Mom bought you a cool gift, like Led Zepplin’s greatest hits.   Gotta stay hip and cool even though becoming parents is making you and Mom a bit boring.   Another good part about Father’s Day are getting to wear the gift wrap.  Here I am sporting a polka dotted bow for my first dance to Led Zepplin.  Now, I’m not only cute, but hip too.

June 18, 2007. cute, Occassion. Leave a comment.

Little Swimmer

Our baby loves to swim! At our last baby reading group (I know, I know, how much reading can we do in a pool? Well, we had water proof books and we played and sang water themed activities), Annabelle revealed how much she loves to swim. Another mom instructed the rest of us to put our babies on their bellies and to let them try to kick and move their arms. Well, I didn’t expect too much, but Annabelle surprised us all but passionately kicking and paddling. She didn’t even care about all the water that was splashing up into her face (thank goodness we were in a low chlorinated pool). All the other moms were laughing and telling their babies to take Annabelle’s cue. It was so cute, and I have to say, I was so proud of my little girl.

Yesterday, for Father’s Day, we stopped by the pool after a long day outside in the sun. If you didn’t know, Matt is totally whipped by his little girl, so when we showed him that she loves the water (just like he does), I think I saw him get a bit teary eyed through his laughter. I wish we had a photo of her face as she pushes herself through the water. She is just so taken by it.

June 18, 2007. cute. Leave a comment.

Little Talker

Ms. Annabelle just isn’t shy when it comes to telling us what’s on her mind. Especially when she isn’t pleased with Mom and Dad . . .

June 18, 2007. cute. Leave a comment.

Sweet, Smart, and Passionate for Reading (Materials)

She looks so sweet and smart, too, doesn’t she? What the camera doesn’t show is Annabelle tossing the book and then punting it across the room. So much for mom’s dreams of a baby who likes books, huh? For now we’ll just have to settle for the fact that she enjoys attacking newspapers and chewing on books and paper. Oh, and we checked. Paper, in small amounts–we’re guessing–isn’t too dangerous for baby’s to ingest.

June 18, 2007. cute. Leave a comment.

Uncle Nate and Aunt Casey renew their wedding vows!

Wow, I’ve only been alive about 25 weeks and already I’ve attended three weddings! Phew! But Aunt Casey and Uncle Nate’s wedding is the first one where I was the flower girl. The day started out pretty good. I showed Nanny and Mom my cute bloomers before Mom headed out with Aunt Casey to get their hair done. After Mom had her hair pulled up, I started getting a bit woozy and tired from all that hairspray, so Mom and I walked all around cute little Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. After that, everything was a blur. Daddy showed up sometime and whisked me away from all the makeup and ladies rushing around. Then Mom picked me up and we headed outside to the cornfield where it was 90 plus degrees with only a slight breeze. I thought I was going to sweat right through my diaper. Actually I did get so hot that after Mom and I dropped petals on our way down the aisle, she handed me off to Dad and I pooped all over him. Thank goodness Uncle Nate’s parents have a strong air conditioner. I slept for a bit before heading back outside to meet relatives I never met before; Mom’s uncles, aunts, and cousins, plus I got to see my cousin Jackson, who has a fondness for walking around naked. What a day!

Congratulations again Uncle Nate and Casey! Glad you waited for me to arrive for your big day!

June 12, 2007. Occassion. Leave a comment.

Pirate and Bandit Baby

On long drives, Mommy and I get pretty bored.  So Mommy makes up games.  Here I pretending to be a pirate/gypsy and a bandit.  ARRGH!!

June 12, 2007. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

At Gramma’s

Boy was I the traveling baby these past few weeks.  Mom’s been kind of busy catching up on laundry and such, so she’s just getting a chance to post photos from our east coast journeys.  Here I am with Gramma and my cousins Charlie and Bianca.   We swam together and played while Mom and Dad snuck out to catch Pirates of the Caribbean 3.  Mom worried through the entire 3 hours, but when she saw me having a good time she told Dad that she wants to see a chick flick on our next visit to Connecticut.

June 12, 2007. Uncategorized. 1 comment.