Friday, August 24, 2007

Growing up!


Anna turned 4 weeks old today. We can't believe she's only been with us for 4 weeks(plus the 10 months gestationally). We feel like we've had her forever and loved her even longer. Just wanted to show off my beautiful girl. Thank you all for praying so fervently for her, we know we will hear miraculous news next Friday at the doctor.

Deep Thoughts from Erin

Last night we were outside in the front yard trying to release some of Erin's energy when Joe went over to check out our friendly spider. This spider has made itself at home in our front yard, and we are talking huge. Erin loves to look at it, but last night had some other plans for it.

Erin: Why don't you kill it daddy?
Joe: Because it is a garden spider, it won't hurt you, it just eats bad bugs.
Erin: Well....it's a bad bug, can it eat itself?
Mom: That's going on the blog!

I wish I could emphasize the way she said BUUUUG, and how serious she was. We needed a good laugh and Erin's always good for that!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Anna Jane Fuchs is Here



Our dear friends Karyn and Steve Fuchs had their much anitcipated baby girl yesterday. Anna Jane Fuchs weighed in at 7lbs 6oz and 21 inches long. We are so happy that Steve and Karyn have this beautiful baby girl. They will be amazing parents.

Anna's First Bath



Monday evening Anna's umbilical cord stump finally fell off, so last night was bath night. Erin was such a big helper and seemed to have a great time doing it. All was going well, until Anna kicked a leg out, knocked a dish of water I had sitting on her tub onto me and then Erin and onto the floor. Erin was quite stressed out about her socks getting wet, and I looked like I had just been on a ride at Water Country. But, in the end, Anna was clean and smelling great and I actually think she enjoyed the bath!

Monday, August 20, 2007

The first post




Here it goes - my first attempt at posting. Erin and I painted her tote bag for preschool on Sunday. I got Joe to take a picture in case I started blogging in the next few days, so I'm going to try to post it. Does anyone else find it difficult to let their toddler "do" things without worrying about it if they mess it up. I know it is her tote bag, and I wanted us to "do" it together, but I was so afraid of her "messing" it up(not staying on the stencil), that I was way too controlling about the whole thing. I wish sometimes I could just say here you go, paint away, doesn't matter what it looks like in the end. Honestly, I bet it would look even better if it was an original!