Saturday, August 28, 2010

Field trip to Houston

Yesterday some of my friends and I decided to brave Houston traffic and take our babies to the children's museum. It was the most amazing place for kids and Ansley started smiling as soon as we walked in and never stopped. I turned her loose and followed her throughout the first floor as she ran from one thing to the next. I'll post those pics as soon as I get them from my friend.

On the way home, we decided to visit Jeff at his station since he was at work. Even though Ansley's daddy and grandpa are firefighters, she had never been to see the firetrucks and she had a great time pretending to drive. Maybe in a few years we'll let her slide down the pole.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Visit to the spash pad

Ansley and her friends, Avadelle and Peter, had a great time at the splash pad this morning. It was our first time to go and we had the place to ourselves.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Cake decorating class

So, I was looking for something to get me out of the house for a little while every week. I just wanted a little time to myself for peace and quiet since Ansley's been so fussy and even more demanding than normal. I started taking cake decorating classes in July with my mom, beginning with the basic decorating course. Loved it! Now I'm taking the fondant and gum paste class and am loving that, too. The trouble is all of the yummy cakes and cupcakes. I'm trying to convince myself that I don't like them anymore. Ha! So here's a pic of a birthday cake and cupcakes I made for my sweet friend, Kate.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

More pics

Fun in a Huggies box.

Working on that spoon thing.

Mommy and me at Bluebell.

Matching my BFF.

More fun with Avadelle. (Thanks for the photos, Tara!)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

16 months

Sweet Ansley,

You are 16 months old now. I wonder when I'll finally stop telling your age in months and just in years. This has been the shortest but sweetest 16 months of my life. I love every single minute I spend with you. Here is what's going on with you:
-You have ten teeth...four top front, four bottom front, two top back. I just felt one bottom back that has broken the skin and the other should be soon to follow. No wonder you've been so fussy lately!
-Your hair is growing, but is hard to see because it's so blonde. It's still too short to put a bow in it. Speaking of those, you refuse to wear the headband with bow for any longer than a few seconds anymore. I miss those precious big bows you used to wear. They were your signature, but it's been many months since you last wore one.

-Your daddy and I are constantly amazed at how smart you are. We have been working on your body parts and you know where to find your eyes, nose, ears, hair, teeth, belly button, and toes. You also know how to clip the straps on your booster seat and have recently learned how to put on your shoes.

-You took your first bath in the water hose today. You played a little in it when I was watering, so I decided you would enjoy stripping down and running through it. It was such a precious sight!
-You are one busy little girl. You love to get all of your toys and bring them to the living room to play.
-You are so much fun to play with. You love playing chase and crawling around the floor with Daddy. You also love to tackle Molly, but she has started hiding from you.
-You are so tall and I have realized that you are no longer a baby, but are now a kid. I'm having so much fun with you! You walk very well, but prefer to run everywhere you go.
-You love people and never meet a stranger. You have always been this way. You love going to church to play with your friends and see all of Mommy and Daddy's friends too.

My sweet little girl, I love you so much. Please stop growing up so quickly.