Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Flashback: Anastyn's 1st BirthDAY!

I already posted about this, but I am going to bring it up again with some pictures! On Anastyn's birthday I took the day off and we spent the day planning for her birthday party. We had some errands to run so we decided to grab a quick lunch at McDonald's, which ended up being kind of fun. Anastyn ate her first chicken McNuggets and some carrots from my salad. She didn't get much down though because she spent most of the time playing with the other people in the restaurant. She would wave and smile, and she kept trying to play with this older gentleman. He waved at her once and in response she waved back and started laughing. Then she would turn her head to look at me and then back at this man. If she caught his eye she would wave and just laugh. It was so cute.
Eating her nuggets.

Flirting with the older gentleman.

Reaching for something, I just thought she looked cute in her Cardinal's gear.

After we ran our errands we got home and since it was such a nice day we decided to play in the yard a bit with the ball we got at the party store. Being outside is Anastyn's FAVORITE place to be, so it is great that we finally have a yard where she can run around and play. We had a great time and she had fun kicking and carrying her ball around the yard.

Football, maybe?

Just relaxing

You can't catch me!

Too cute!

Since Anastyn's birthday is the same day as our anniversary, we celebrated by going to a cardinals game with Devin & Kevin and Trent & Kesha. (Thank you grandma!) It was a lot of fun to get to spend some time with my siblings without any of the kiddos. All in all, it was a great day!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Catching Up

About a month ago now, we moved out of our apartment and into our new house. While we were in the process of taking loads of things to the car we found something to occupy Anastyn quite well. She loves to let water run over her hands and this little faucet on the outside of our apartment kept her happy for quite some time. She played and played in it. Thank goodness for the simple things! She's a water baby!

She also likes to feel water when it is on the ground. She will rub her hands in it, then rub her hair to get her hair wet. This cracks me up, mainly because she hates having her hair washed when she is in the tub, I guess it wouldn't be so bad if I wasn't dumping a whole cup of water on her head though!

Monday, July 13, 2009

One Year Check-Up

On Monday, July 6, Anastyn had her ONE year check-up. She is doing very well. She is a good, healthy baby. Her stats were 18 lbs. 8 oz (8%) and 28 inches long (16%). Still a small little one, but she is growing well the doctor says. She is just our little peanut.

My home computer is still not working, so I am unable to upload any of our pictures, but I promise there will be one photo-loaded post coming soon!

Anastyn is really enjoying being able to walk. She is so busy all of the time, and she does NOT want our help. She doesn't really like to hold your hand when she is walking and she has to always try to do something on her own before she will let you help. Most definitely, she is "Little Miss Independent"! I have been told that there was another girl in our family that was the same way when she was little. I have no idea who they could be talking about!

Anastyn loves her food and is a healthy little eater. She LOVES blueberries and most of the fruits that I give her. She has had blueberries, apples, kiwi, bananas, strawberries, rasberries, grapes, and mandarin oranges. She likes her veggies too, but doesn't eat them quite as well as the fruit. She is almost completely bottle-free. She is just taking a bottle in the morning now and the rest of the day she is drinking milk and water from her sippy cups. She eats her meals like a champ and we recently discovered she really likes pizza. She ate almost a whole piece and that was after I had already fed her supper.

She knows our routines and is often pointing to tell us where we need to go next or what things we need to grab. She loves to play with her books and toys a little more now. Anastyn LOVES to go outside. She points to the birds and the airplanes the entire time we our out there. There is also a dog a few houses down that she hears barking and makes her dog sound. She loves to run around in the yard and have us chase her. She is so much fun!

Some of my favorite things that she does:
She takes toilet paper and holds it up to her nose and blows.
She puckers her lips for us to give her a kiss (and then plants a big open mouth kiss on us)
She tries to put her shoes on her feet.
She does motions for "Itsy, Bitsy Spider","Wise Man", (she likes the rain motions), "This Little Light"(She hides it under the bushel and blows it out... so cute!) and "If Your Happy and You Know It" (she claps, stomps, and touches her head).
She is always dancing when she hears music.
She carries her baby doll around and loves on it.
She always waves by-by when we are ready to leave.
MY VERY FAVORITE: She puts her hands together to pray when we pray. At church after we sing, if it gets quiet, she puts her hands together, she knows what comes next! Too sweet!
There are so many more things that she does that I love (LIKE, EVERYTHING lol) but I will leave you with these things.
It has been such a fabulous year with this sweet little girl! We are so thankful that God blessed our lives with Anastyn!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy Birthday, Anastyn!

July 2nd was Anastyn's 1st birthday! I don't know where the time went, but it has been a great year! On Anastyn's birthday, I took the day off so I could spend the day with her and get ready for her party on the 3rd. We played in the yard, ate at McDonald's, her first chicken nuggets :), and went to buy balloons for her party. Nothing too exciting, but it was nice to get to spend the day together. I know I enjoyed it!

Our anniversary is also on the 2nd and my grandma bought tickets to the Cardinals game for Trent, Kesha, Devin, Kevin, Nathan and myself. It was great to get to do something fun with my siblings, since we really don't get to spend time together like that anymore!

July 3rd was Anastyn's party and the entire family was able to be there to celebrate along with our friends Matt, Michelle, & Mya and John, Norma, Rachel & Brandon. We had a lot of fun watching the birthday girl play and open her presents and play with her cake. I will post more on the birthday later along with some pictures. Our internet at home has been on the fritz lately so I haven't really had the chance to upload any. But they will be soon to follow.

Hope everyone had a Happy and safe 4th of July!
My wonderful sister, who is much more on top of her blog than I am, has posted a few pictures from Anastyn's big day if you want to check them out head on over to her blog, What A Wonderful World. Thank you, Devin!