Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Well worth it!

The following event bought me an extra 30 minutes of free time, which I used to return some emails. I say, well worth the cost of clean up time of only a mere 2 minutes. Overall, 28 minutes of age-appropriate-entertainment for both me and Annie and a trick I plan to use again!

Caught in the middle of having some fun!

Realizing she's been caught!

Showing me the tools she used to complete this masterpiece.

Flapping her arms with excitement.

Proud of herself... really proud.

And a video featuring her crawling!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A day at the park...

We have been having some gorgeous days lately in Austin. Not today, which is why we are inside writing a blog. The other day we decided to take the big cahuna camera to the park to capture Annie on the swing. She LOVES swinging! (See above)

soaking up her favorite snack... a leaf... or anything she finds on the ground for that matter. also among her favorite snacks, sticks, rocks, grass...

can't wait for summer. more park days, swimming pool, sprinklers- so fun!

What you might not know...

My friend, Steph posted this on her blog- I love these things, but no pressure!!!!!

1.High heels or boots? heels if I have to choose, but if flip-flops or ballet flats were on the list- those.
2. What time did you get up this morning? 6:30-- Thanks, Annie!
4. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Bedtime Stories. Pretty cute and funny!
5. What is your favorite TV show? The Office
6. What do you usually have for breakfast? 4 egg whites with veggies scrambled. compliments of Molly.
7. What is your middle name? Anne
8. What food do you dislike? Gluten-free cornbread or fishy-fish (know what I mean?)
9. What is your favorite song at the moment? Thy Mercy
10. Favorite sandwich? chicken-salad... with all my heart.
11. What characteristic do you despise? cruelty... does that count?
12. Clothing? work-out clothes, whenever I can get away with it!
13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation? Greece
14. Are you an organized person? very, but only for particular things. not at all for other things. :-) It's complicated.
15. Where would you like to retire to? In one sense, I already have, from getting paid anyways. I "retired" to being a mom full-time. I am now more busy and stretched, but love it!
16. What was your most recent memorable birthday? Sushi-sake on my 24th, I think. It was a joint party with my friend, Olivia. J and Todd (Liv's hubby) rented the table on the ground in the back and you had to take off your shoes. We had about 15 friends there and ate sushi! LOVE it!
17. What are you going to do when you finish this? shower
18. Furthest place you are sending this? UK, Mia- you better represent!
19. Person you expect to send it back first? Jennifer? Leslie? Kayla? Candi?
20.When is your birthday? October 26
21. Morning person or a night person? Night by choice, Morning by Annie!
22. What is your shoe size? 8
23. Pets? Only on you-tube. Annie loves dogs so we watch them on you-tube. We have convinced her that these are her pets.
24. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? I'm pregnant.... Nope. Just kidding. This would be a cool way to tell people though. Just kidding, again.
25. What did you want to be when you were little? A ninja. I think my brothers had something to do with this.
27. What is your favorite flower? tulips
28. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? Annie's first birthday- March 24th!
29. What was the last thing you ate? ritz crakers with some vitamins (zinc, vitamin c, echinasea)
31. Do you wish on stars? nope
32. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? cerulean
33. How is the weather right now? rainy and 60
34. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Molly, my sister
35. Favorite soft drink? dp
36. Favorite restaurant? La Bodega in College Station. Moonshine in Austin.
37. Hair color? light brown, blonde, I don't really know how to describe it.
38. What was your favorite toy as a child? Maple town animals or my black baby doll that was in a bunny costume. I can't decide.
39. Summer or winter? Summer!
40. Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate—dark chocolate that's been in the freezer.
41. Coffee or tea? ice tea!
42. Do you want your friends to do this also? Yep!!
43. When was the last time you cried? last week.
44. What is under your bed? a bedspread
45. What did you do last night? hung out with my family. J is sick. :-(
47. Salty or sweet? Both, together.
48. How many keys on your key ring? 7
49. How many years at your current job? almost 1 year!
50. Favorite day of the week? Saturday
51. Positive or negative? Positive
52. How many people will you send this to? whoever reads the blog
53. How many will respond? 4 that i know of.
54. Do you like finding out all this stuff about your friends? LOVE IT!