Anna and her friends Elizabeth and Caleb on July 3rd
Well, I missed blogging on/around Anna's 10 month birthday but we are still in the middle of it so I better update. Since her 9 month update she was crawling but now she is super fast. We gotta keep a good eye on that little screwdriver. She was pulling up but now it's like second nature and if something is standing still she is using it to stand. If I am squating, cleaning up toys or picking up food she's chunked on the floor she's using me as a jungle gym. She is slowly "cruising" as they call it and reaching out with one hand holding onto whatever object that she's using as a base.
Anna's first snocone with her Mimi and Pop
She is eating solids and loves anything and everything. She is her parents daughter. :) Mostly, she's my daughter in that area. Blake can be picky about some things but I'll just about try and end up liking whatever I eat. She transitioned to the next room at daycare and the first day I sent her normal green beans and carrots and the teacher asked me with a surprised look on her face, "Oh, she eats real food?" I looked back at her with a "duh!" look on my face. When I picked her up that afternoon the teacher reported that, "Miss Anna ate every carrot and green bean with nothing left and no morsel on the floor." That's our girl.
Anna Kate in her Mimi's wig. She looks so old with hair. My precious little bald baby girl. :)
I am trying to only give her veggies, fruits and some protein in the form of turkey or chicken sticks from Gerber so she gets used to those good healthy fruits and veggies before the pastas and things. We've tried eggs, peas, lima beans, squash, etc... mostly canned veggies because they are super soft already but she has eaten everything we've put in front of her. At daycare they have a menu and I always assumed it was for the older kids but the teachers said that all the other kids are doing it, why not Anna? LOL! They didn't really say it like that but... So, I started circling some stuff on the calendar menu and finally just circled everything for each day except for milk, etc... that she can't have and every day they are happy to report she ate whatever they had that day and loved it. Lasagna, egg and sausage tacos, meatballs, hamburgers. Loves it. Of course they cut everything into tiny pieces and mash up the casseroles and things like that but I'm happy she hasn't revealed her picky side yet. The doctor said anything we can eat she can eat except for the "no-nos" like peanut butter, milk, etc...
Anna playing with the aligator piano at her Mimi and Pop's
I have a calendar on my desk at work that counts the days ahead (for loan payments etc...for my bank job) and her 1 year old birthday is 45 days away!!!!!!!!!!!!! I seriously cannot believe that she is so close to being a year old. How quickly time really does fly. It seems like forever ago I ran into our room to show Blake the positive pregnancy test...you know, when he just rolled back over. LOL! He was so calm about it while I was freaking out saying, "Oh my gosh. oh my gosh. Oh my gosh." Just like when he surprised me when he popped the question. Almost 8 years ago we started dating and even my best dreams about our future together don't compare to what we are actually living. Anna completed us and we are so blessed she is in our lives. She makes us better people and I love parenting with Blake. He is so helpful and so good with Anna. She lights up when he walks in the door and hurries to see him. I love them.
Anna and her cousin Brady
So, we have 14 days until her 11 month old "birthday" and then another 31 days after that until she is 12 months old. I can't wait until her first birthday. Her little pink and yellow country time tea party I've been planning since the second Dr. Vanover announced, "It's a GIRL!!" I have mostly everything ready and I just can't wait to use my Granny's old Mason Jars tied with pink and yellow gingham ribbon for the lemonade, and to hang tissue paper flowers, and pink and yellow gingham bunting everywhere. And, the little wading pools, one pink and one yellow, for the babies to splash in, and to see her beautiful cake that Kristin is making. Fun times. I am already throwing around ideas for her second birthday party. LOL!. But, if you know me, you know it's true. :) But, we still have 45 glorious days to spend with our little Nannerpots before the big day. Before the big day when she is no longer a baby...wahhhhhh!!! But, I can't wait to see what her future holds.
Miss Anna pulling all her books of the shelf so she can "read"