Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
Anna got a kitchen that I found on kids.woot.com months ago. Brad and Uncle Michael were up late putting it together. I think this is how Brad will be spending many Christmas Eve's in the future.
Haven got a Cabbage Patch baby doll. I wanted her to have a special doll of her own and she already loves her.
Helen's sweet daughter, Jenna. Anna LOVES being around big girls and Jenna was so patient with her.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
There was a Salvation Army kettle outside of the grocery store we go to, so I always let Anna put money into it. We would talk about why we were going to put money in the kettle on our drive to the store. The bell ringer was sweet and always let Anna ring the bell which made the giving even more fun.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Cousins Shanna and Nalani came over one day to decorate cookies. I decided this is an activity that is a lot easier with a child Nalani's age!
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
"Mom, I'm busy." (said while she was playing with puzzles and I asked her to get ready to go somewhere)
She LOVES her cousins and her friends. She always wants to go to their houses or have them come to her house. Every Sunday after church she tells me which of her friends were there. After playing with friends, she is also sure to tell me who pushed or hit her. :)
Speaking of friends, she has an imaginary one named Dido. It is funny because when I ask her about them, she doesn't want to talk about them. All I know is that Dido is a little boy. She is often telling him what to do and what not to do. It seems like she talks to him when she is bored, like when she is riding in the car.
She is still such a great sleeper! And still in a crib! She sleeps every night from 8:30 to 8:30 (unless a certain little sister wakes her up earlier). Most of the time she can sleep through Haven's middle of the night feedings. She also still takes a 2-3 hour nap in the afternoons.
She loves going to the library to get new books each week. I've noticed that she favors the classics and fairytales like The Three Little Pigs, The Little Red Hen, and The Ugly Duckling. After we return books like that, she asked me to tell her the stories.
Like I said the good moments outweigh the bad, but at this age she is going through a major whiny phase! It is funny because she will first ask for something in a soft, sweet little voice and the second I say no it changes to whining. Ready for this particular phase to pass!
I have started to let Anna take naps in my bed if her sister is already napping in their room. One of my favorite things to do with her is snuggle her in bed and talk and tell her stories. We have had some really sweet moments together and she loves the one on one attention.