So much has happened over the past few months since our last post. I am about as good at blogging as I am journaling...often times I will think about doing it, but there never seems time to actually sit down and do it. sure i can find a couple of minutes to face-stalk someone or to look at other people's blog but when it comes to my own...im just not good. Ryan is also very busy---and I don't think he really thinks about it that much. Prehaps i can make a goal to blog 1 time a week. Don't hold your breath folks....but i will try
Anywho-with that rambling...here is a short list of a few things that happend since the last post:
Annaylse turned 1! (holy cow), school has started, we went up to the Lakes (all the shracks) and had TONS of fun!, Annalyse's Great, great grandma shrack turned 101, we took Annalyse and Kirsten up to the Johnny Appleseed Festival...those are really the major things i can think of. For some reason, I can't seem to get blogger to upload my photos. So...those will have to wait for another time.
Our wonderful neighbors (and best friends) found us a bread machine at a yard sale a few weeks back--so one of my other new goals/hobbys is to figure out how to make bread. My first loaf turned out OK, but not what i expected. My 2nd loaf...didn't even turn into dough....so hopefully, i figure out what im doing wrong and start making wonderful bread. You'd think that you cn't mess up w/ using a bread machine...well I can! I know i'll figure it out.
I see Annalyse grow up so fast, i can't believe it! Many nights, after Annalyse finally goes to sleep, we talk about how MUCH she can do now. All the words she can say, all the cute little things that make her-her, and how different life would be without her. Lately Annalyse has discovered books...not just that she can chew on them or try to destroy them...but she's actually really discovered them. They can occupy her for a good 20 minutes! It is not uncommon for her to take a couple to a corner and sit and 'read', making little babbling noises as she reads. She also loves to have Mommy or Daddy read to her-she'll bring a book, give it to one of us and sit on our laps and just listen. Occassionally, we have to hide a book because the thought of having to read that perticular book one more time causes us to cringe...but its better than having her watch something horrible...like sponge bob...right?!. Annalyse has also surprised us by picking up a few signs as well. I often times, without thinking, sign as I talk...and she's picked up on it completely by accident. First she could say, all gone/finshed when a meal was finished...everyone who was at dinner that night was so SHOCKED (even me), then i decided to try to teach her Milk, it didn't take long for her to get it, now im not sure which word to teach her...either eat or please...i think. I knew that it would be easy to teach her...but i didn't realize that she would learn completely by accident. she truly does amaze me.
Anyway, I have got a long list of other things to do toay.