Monday, September 28, 2009

Sweet Girl


My sweet 2 year old out enjoying the day and her new trike.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Anna!

It's hard to believe that my sweet little girl is 2 years old today! I have a feeling that I will be saying this for years to come, but I will always remember the day she was born and holding her for the first time. It is so amazing to me the transformation from the picture above to today.

Matt and I were so excited to go in and get her out of bed this morning. We made a really big deal of telling her today is special and that it is her birthday. We proudly showed her the shiny new tricycle waiting for her in the living room. Our hope in giving her the trike this morning is that she will be able to enjoy it all day. She lit up with excitement, which of course thrilled us! But after a few moments on the trike, all she really wanted was her normal routine. She melted into tears and asked very nicely for some cereal, a sippy cup of milk, and Mickey Mouse on TV... which is what we do on any given day. Poor thing!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Helping Dad, again


Helping Dad waste time by giving me wheel barrel rides!

Cousin Lauren


Kate Dave and Lauren were in town a few weekends ago, and we were able to spend a really nice evening hanging out and catching up with them. It's not the best picture of the four of us...of course the girls are not super cooperative when we want them to be!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Helping Mom Bake


I received a lot of help from Anna while making a few loaves of pumpkin bread. She is an awesome assistant.

Swinging




Claudia and Mike were so gracious to get Anna her very own swings. Yep, plural. One for our house and one for their house! She loves the swing, and we are so thankful to have one right in our yard to use anytime. Thanks Grammy and Papa!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Starved Rock



A few more pics from Matt and Anna's trip to Starved Rock State Park.

NW



A few more pics from our trip to Northwestern.

Twinkies


I have a lot of catching up to do - so bear with me as I hack out some rapid posting! First on the list is Anna's new found love of Twinkies. She had half of one the other night and promptly said "mmmmmm" after her first bite. We don't normally keep Twinkies in the house, but the skunk trap came with directions that said to bait with Twinkies! As for the skunk - well, we enjoyed the Twinkies a lot more than he did aparently!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Uncle Nick


Anna and Matt met Jack and Nick at Starved Rock State Park for lunch on Sunday. Let me just tell you that Anna LOVES her Uncle Nick. She calls out his name and she follows him around whenever we are together. It is just about the cutest thing ever.

Fat Day

Is it possible to have a fat day when you are 8 months pregnant? Because if it is, then I am. Just over 6 weeks left until this baby is born. The date is rapidly approaching, and I am waiting anxiously to not be pregnant anymore...I mean for her arrival :)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fall kickoff



We kicked off the fall season with a trip to Northwestern to see some college football. Nothing says fall like football, right? We enjoyed a really beautiful day, the marching band, great seats, and all those tough guys banging around out on the field...plus a Wildcat WIN!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Happy Anniversary


Happy Anniversary to my hubby! This picture was taken on our honeymoon - don't we look young? Gosh, if we could be back there now....aahhhh. Love you babe!