Wednesday, November 30, 2011


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Dear God,
(Psalm 139:14) -I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Thanks for good boxes to kick, too.
Love,
Anna Ruth


*Anna got a glimpse of her wonderful self today and I just pictured God smiling in delight as she was so pleased with seeing her pretty reflection in the mirror. I wondered if she knew it was her or not-but either way-she knows a pretty thing when she sees it. And the box kicking was just plain fun!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Playtime and Projects




Christmas is coming! -Quick DIY project-wrap trees in ribbon!


A peek into playtime with Anna Ruth. She's such a busy, active girl! We do all kinds of things during the day-practice sitting up, sit in the bumbo, swing, look at the Christmas tree, stand up, play on tummy (not for long though-she always rolls to her back), etc.
This is our new stove!! We got it set up properly yesterday and a fire is going in it today. Anna and I have enjoyed hanging out in the study since we have a warm, toasty fire going. I've been channeling my "inner Jana" and keeping a fire going at home! Jana was always the chief fire starter and keeper-upper at home growing up. :)
We set up our Christmas tree in the great room over the weekend. It sure is different/nice/new feeling have a baby and a house this year!








Just a few of our Christmas decorations! I sure love decorating and DIY projects, but this year I did them rather quickly. Sometimes, deciding to be done with something is the best decision one can make, I believe! I wanted to make sure and enjoy the season-not stressing over decor too much. I told Brett I might have "Christmas in July" next year and try to make some fancy stockings and a tree skirt. :)
We went to the Lights on the Square for about five minutes last weekend. Too cold-didn't have the proper attire for Anna Ruth, and we needed her stroller. However, I think when we go back better prepared she'll love it! She was wide-eyed. :)




Helping mama decorate the tree :) (for the record-she's already grabbed one ornament and dropped it before I could get it out of her hands. And yes-it broke! :0 ) Curious, curious..

There are all kinds of neat things to explore at Christmas time! Anna Ruth sure is a lot of fun. Having a baby changes everything. :) I just love seeing Christmas time through her eyes!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!















Anna slept in her pack and play for the very first time today for a quick nap! :)

























Thankful, thankful, thankful, thankful,..........

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Gobble, Gobble

We are working through some new sleeping patterns with Anna Ruth right now. One day this week she got to scratching on her mattress while I was trying to pat her to sleep. So I gave her this lovey to hold to help get her to sleep. It worked! I sat and did my nails while she drifted off...then took the lovey away. :)
I haven't blogged about this book yet-but Jana got me this for my birthday. I am a HUGE fan of Martha Stewart books. I'm not necessarily a huge fan of hers specifically-but her creative crew that put together all these fabulous ideas are awesome!



I've been getting DIY ideas for Christmas. I love a good project :)

We gave Anna Ruth cereal for the first time last night! (thanks Aunt Becca for the cereal!)



She wasn't a big fan of the spoon-basically just didn't know what to do with it.

But she took it right down in the bottle! I can't wait to give her "real food"-veggies and things. I think she'll love it!!



I made Anna Ruth a Thanksgiving onesie. I plan on making her a rolled flower barrette to go with it too-if I get the time.

I've been a bit "under the weather" since Saturday-sinus/throat stuff pretty bad. However-water, Advil Congestion relief, and most importantly prayer and the care of my hubby, is helping! I am slowly on the mend. :)

although I haven't mentioned it yet...........HUGE CONGRATULATIONS
to my friends the Hendersons, and their new baby Liv! :)

:)

happy