We have had such a fun and busy week. We visited Jeff's grandmother and aunt and uncle in San Antonio Sunday through Wednesday. Tuesday night we took Ansley to the Riverwalk and ate at an amazing restaurant and visited the Alamo. We headed to the Dallas area Thursday for a delicious lunch at my Grandma's and had another feast Saturday night. There may have been a little Beatles Rockband involved too. Let's just say that my mom really should stay away from the mic.
So we have only a month until Ansley's first Christmas. We're trying to talk Daddy into putting up the lights on the house soon. Our whole street is lit up by Christmas lights.
Lots of new stuff going on here: -Ansley has a tooth! -She's eating puffs now and loves them. They'll keep her entertained for a while and that's really good. It's so funny to watch her eat them because they sometimes get stuck to her hands and she has a hard time getting them off. She also tries to stick her entire fist in her mouth. -She's learned how to feed Molly puffs (and Molly really likes them too). -Ansley has really mastered pulling up to standing and is constantly working on that all day long. She falls a lot though. Not hard or enough to hurt, but I wonder if she gets tired of it. -I found her standing in her crib this afternoon, crying, pacifier on the floor. UH-OH! -She has started begging for food like a little puppy dog. She does this thing with her mouth that makes her look like a catfish out of the water and does that when she wants a bite. Every time I put my spoon to my mouth today, there she was with her little eyes looking up at me with her mouth open.
She and I decorated for Christmas this past weekend and we're really enjoying it. I have loved showing her the Christmas tree and her stocking. I even wrapped some of her gifts and put them under the tree. She was really quiet earlier today and I found her trying to open one of her boxes. She definitely is my child. I ordered her the most precious doll from www.babybeblesseddolls.com and it's supposed to arrive this week. This is the most special Christmas gift we've gotten her and I can't wait to wrap it up and put it under the tree.
We got dressed up tonight (when I say dressed up, I mean out of our pajamas) and went to the Thanksgiving potluck at our church. The food was all so yummy and we enjoyed seeing some of our friends get baptized. I love our church family! And we're looking forward to more Thanksgiving food next week!
So, I haven't written in a while because not much has been going on here except for chasing after Ansley. She's gotten really quick and has realized that she is not confined to the living room and has an entire house to explore. I'm having so much fun getting ready for the holiday season. In fact, I'm decorating for Christmas this weekend. I know it's pretty early for that (especially since I just finished decorating for the fall), but Jeff will be hunting and I'll have lots of time to fill and figured why not now. I LOVE getting the house ready for Christmas and can't wait to share it with Ansley. So, I know plenty of people will think I'm crazy for doing it, but I'm excited and will get to enjoy it all even longer this year!
Oh, one more thing. Ansley is pulling up to standing on her own. It's one thing after another here!
You are seven months old! Your personality is so sweet and your smile is infectious. Here's what you're up to these days: -You are crawling all over the house. Fast! -You still love your bath and now that you can sit in the tub, you could spend an hour in there playing with your toys. -There are tons of toys for you to play with and you love doing that as long as Daddy or Mommy are sitting on the floor with you. You love an audience. -You have lots of friends, but they're all a little too young to play with yet. Mostly they just stare at you as you talk and squeal. -You are ALWAYS talking or smiling. -You pulled up to standing twice yesterday all by yourself. -You are such a Momma's girl. Your eyes follow me all over the house and you love to be held. I love it when you crawl over and pull on my leg. -You love hanging out with Daddy too. He's so much fun. You love it when he holds you in the air or holds you upside down. You just giggle and giggle. -Sleeping is getting easier. You've slept through the night twice in a row, but the time change has your schedule mixed up. -For your first Halloween, you dressed as candy corn. You had a lot of fun seeing your friends dressed up too.
I love you sweet Ansley Grace! I can't believe seven months has gone by so quickly.