Wednesday, October 31, 2007
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Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
She was interviewed and I volunteered to let her interview me. Here are the questions she asked and my answers. If you want to volunteer to answer 5 little questions let me know by leaving a comment or send me an email. I would love to know more about all 3 of my readers lol!
1. You recently posted about visiting your Grandma. What's one of your favorite memories of visiting her as a child?
It is tough to pick out one memory because I really did spend a lot of time there as a child. Can I give you 2? The first one would have to be outside with my brother and cousins. We would play a game kind of like hide and seek but we would sing "Ain't no boogers (burglars) out tonight. Grandpa killed them all last night." I am sure there was more to the song but that is all I can remember. We played this a lot and my brother was the best hider he could scare the crap out of us younger kids and the older ones too. The other one would be playing in the bedroom with my cousins. We would tell scary stories about my great grandmothers house that was super old and falling down. My cousin told us that ghosts lived there now and if you listened and looked at midnight you could hear chains and see lights flashing on and off. I tried many times to stay up that late to see but I never made it.
2. It's obvious that Anna is the light of your life. Tell us something special about your pregnancy with her.
I had a difficult pregnancy so the delivery was the most special but we did have some great moments. Probably my favorite was when my hubby would read Dr. Seuss books to my belly and put me to sleep. I always told him that was his alone time with his daughter. I was sleeping so he had her all to himself.
3. Describe your dream house and where it would be located. Doesn't have to exist anywhere but your imagination.
My dream house would be on the beach with the mountains behind it. I want the best of both worlds. It would be spacious enough to have company and still have plenty of space for privacy. It would have bright colors and open spaces and HUGE windows. It would have soft and plush furniture and be comfortable for adults and kids alike. It would look like an older house but have all of the comforts of today. It would have a porch all the way around. Oh and don't forget the screen door that slaps shut everytime someone comes in or out. It would definitely have a dog door for Anna's dogs to run in and out.
4. You recently went to see Disney on Ice. Which Disney princess do you identify with most closely, and why?
Snow White lol! I am very gullible and would almost believe anything and I hate to hurt people's feelings. So I would have so believed that witch and eaten the apple! Thank goodness I have already met my Prince Charming so he could wake me up!
5. Based on her personality right now, what profession do you think Anna should go into as an adult?
Hmm, this is the hardest question! She has a great little personality and can be so many different things. However, based on today I could see her being a teacher or attorney moving up to judge lol. She is a little on the bossy side, argumentative and very clear on what she wants. She also likes to show you how she does things and helps other little ones (if they let her) figure things out. Or she could be a housekeeper cause she hates "mess" lol.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2007
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Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Her favorite word has been: More!
Any time we see anything that she likes she says "more!"
Last week she was calling cows - shorshies. Finally by the time we left grandma's she realized they were cows and she would say cooowwwwsss - mmmoooooo lol
Yesterday on the way home she was asking to see more cows or shorshies and if I said there weren't any out she would say "oh, they go night night!"
We were coloring one day at the condo and I asked her what color is the sun and she said as she put her hands up over her face "bright - bright"
If we tell her she can't do something she typically nods her head and says "oh, morrow" She thinks she can do everything tomorrow. or later!
For more cute kids go to NB7!
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Monday, October 08, 2007
This is the site of what used to be my Great-Grandma's house. You can't really tell a lot by the pictures but it held many happy memories for my Grandma and my Dad too. It had 2 fireplaces and 3 porches. I don't know how many bedrooms but enough for them to live cozily with I think 5 children. Maybe 6 I am not sure. The front porch had one door that opened up onto it and the other room didn't have a door onto it. The side porch was used for the washing machine and later a bathroom was added to it taking up most of the porch. My Grandma and her family only lived there during the summer for most of her life and spent the rest of the year in town over the jail house because her Daddy was the Sherriff in town. During the summer though he worked the farm on many - many acres of land. My Grandma was actually born in the jail house. How funny is that. She said that she delivered quite a few of her children in the house that was her parents. She was telling me about the trees they had; pecan trees that are still there and producing. She said they also had 2 pomegranate trees and a pear tree. They are still there but they are dead. They had pigs and chickens and cows. My Grandma's chore was milking the cows (her and one of her siblings). Her Mom would always get the eggs from the chickens. My Grandma now lives across the street from her childhood home. She has been there since 1959 and loves being so close to where she grew up. She likes being able to look out and see the trees that can bring back her childhood memories. I wish the house were still standing. I walked through it when I was a child before it became totally unstable. I would give anything to walk through and take photos and be able to record the past on film. Instead I have to write this up so that next week when I have forgotten all of this it will be here. I will be able to look it up at any time and Anna will be able to visualize her long ago ancestors. Anna is named for her Great Grandma and she was named after her mother so there is a long line of family tied into Anna's life. If any of my family reads this and wants to add something leave me a comment and I will take care of it. I love journaling true history!
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Here is my little talker. Anna is 2 years old and chats from morning to night. A few of her conversations are as follows:
In the car I hear from the back seat.
Anna: Uh oh
Me: whats wrong baby?
Anna: Mommy, shoe.
Me: What about your shoe?
Anna: It's untied!
You could just hear the DUH behind it
Occasionally she will spout out a long monologue that is only partially intelligable. Then she closes with OK? bye bye
gug = hug
tension - attention
Oh and we can't forget her favorite phrase at the moment. "I DONE". She used it all weekend. When she was ready to leave the Disney on Ice show, when she was tired of having her picture taken or any other occassion that she had just had enough of at the time.
For more Tiny Talk go to NB7!
Monday, October 01, 2007
Friday, we went to a garden park that my hubby and I use to go have picnics at. We went with my mil and her sister. We took crackers and stuff for a snacky picnic. Anna had other ideas for the crackers and ended up feeding them to the fish. She had a blast as we walked around the park looking around and being silly. Aunt Cindy is the queen of silly. She is super smart and uses that to her advantage. Anna was thoroughly entertained. This whole time I have been sick not like pukey sick but all of the crude inside your body sick. So that night I bargained with the inlaws and told them if they wanted to let Anna sleep with them that night & I would stay at Aunt Casey's. This way I could take Nyquil and actually get some sleep and hopefully knock the crude out! They agreed instantly of course. So that night I got Anna to sleep in their bed and headed off to an amazing nights sleep.
Saturday, we hooked back up and had some silly time. An early lunch because we had a photoshoot that afternoon. Nap was perfectly timed and for once everything actually fell in place. She woke up just before I was about to go get her. We got her dressed and ready and out the door in record time. She did pretty good with her photo shoot we got about 3 good pictures. I even got a few on my camera too. She enjoyed playing in the water fountains they had there and then for the best part (in Anna's eyes) she got to ride a lawnmower (tractor). She wouldn't ride it when it was on but she enjoyed "driving" it. She spent the night with them that night too and that night really was the most amazing nights sleep. I slept like a log. I won't say a baby because we all know babies don't sleep that great lol.
Sunday, we headed back after lunch and I am so glad to be home. It is fun to go away but I love coming home. This coming weekend Anna and I are going to a family reunion. It will be a 4 hour drive that we will probably turn into at least 5 hours. Hopefully it will go well and we will have fun.