Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Anna James is CRAWLING!!!

Over the last few weeks, Anna James has learned to crawl. She is now pretty quick to get to where she wants to go. She also got her second tooth.

She loves this stuffed elephant that we got for her at the San Diego Zoo before she was born. It was her first toy!!!

Mommy and her girl...

We went over to Georgia in April to visit Mimi and Poppy and to go to Michelle and Emma's birthday party. Emma turned 6!!!!! We also got to visit with Granny at her new home in Ellijay. It was beautiful.

All the Hutsenpillers...
Anna James thought Poppy's head tasted good!!

Cousin Emma, the Birthday Princess!!!!!

Anna James always has a great time with her cousins. She was exited to be at the party!!

I took these pictures just before we lowered her bed. She can now sit herself up from laying down and has pulled up a couple times, so we had to lower the bed. Alot of times, when I go in to get her up, she will be sitting in her bed playing with her paci or the bedrails or something. It's sweet.

We took Anna James to the Galleria to ride on a carousel for the very first time. She rode the giraffe and loved it!!! When Matt put her on the giraffe, she grabbed hold of the pole, and, of course, put it in her mouth. She was waving her arms and having a ball!!!!!!

Playing with the slinky at Mimi and Poppy's house.

She pulled up on her own to get her container of Cheerios.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Happy Easter 2009!!

Happy Easter!!!

This Easter, as we celebrated the resurrection of our Lord and Savior and reflected on the amazing grace God has given to us, we were reminded of the unimaginable blessings in our lives. We are incredibly grateful to our Heavenly Father for all the ways He has blessed our undeserving lives but mostly for the grace He has given us through His precious gift of salvation.

Anna James enjoying her first Easter in her dress made by Aunt Mary Knox.

The Easter Bunny came by!!!!! and also wished Anna James a happy 8 month birthday!!!
Just a few recent pictures...
Anna James is starting to scoot around. She gets up on her hands and knees and scoots, falls on her tummy, the gets back up again. She can definitely get where she wants to go now. She will be crawling very soon.

She didn't actually pull up here, but she has alot of fun standing and playing.

We went to a class at the Birmingham Zoo, Black and White Animals, with our friends Jenny and Conner. The kids got to see and pet a hedge hog, chicken and a ferret. They had alot of fun.

She is very interested in this ferrett.....hmmmmm...wonder how I can get that thing in my mouth.......

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Spring Is Here!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is finally warming up here in Birmingham, and we are so exited to get out of the house. Anna James is 7 1/2 months now, and she is sitting up really well and trying to crawl. She is now big enough to go in the baby swing at the park, so that has been alot of fun. Also, she got her first tooth last week.

She loves to swing!!!!!!!!!!

...and she loves to slide with daddy!!!
Eating dinner in the chair that Mimi and Poppy got her for Christmas, with a booster attached on top. Thank you so much, Mimi and Poppy.

We went on the road with Matt for 2 weeks. First, we stopped in Dothan to see Nonni and Papa and to drop Birdee off for them to babysit. We really appreciate them keeping her for so long. Then, we went to Pensacola Beach, where we had lunch with my friend Debra and her sister and got to go out on the beach for a bit. Then, we headed over to Daphne and stayed there for the rest of the week. We got to see Stephanie, Meryl, and Hayley and got to meet Rowen and Grant for the first time. We also got to hang out with Gentrie, Andrew, Sarah, Trey, and Savannah and had a great time catching up with them. Over the weekend, we went to the Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival with Aunt Christie and Uncle Brad. Anna James was so good and even took a nap in her stroller. We also had lunch one day with Stephanie and Grant in Fairhope and then went to play on the swing near the restaurant. It was so good to see everyone that I miss so much!!!!! After the weekend, we went to Jackson, MS, where we got to hang out some more with Aunt Christie and Uncle Brad. We also got to have dinner with good friends, Elanor, Ryan, Gardner, and Parkes. We miss them. From there, we went to Gulfport, MS, and spent some time with all the family who lives there. It was good for Anna James to meet some more of her aunts, uncles, and cousins. She seemed to be very interested watching Bridie, Megan, Hannah, and Bailey run around and play. She was squealing and trying to join in the fun. We also got to tour the school where Aunt Murph is the principal. It is beautiful and very impressive as it seems to be such a wonderful school. After leaving Gulfport, we went to stay the night with Aunt Dorris and Uncle Butch in Mobile. Anna James had so much fun playing with them and took an awesome nap outside on the swing with Uncle Butch. We got up the next morning and went to run in the Azalea Trail Run while Aunt Dorris and Uncle Butch watched Anna James. A big thank you to them for that. That afternoon, we headed home to Birmingham and had dinner with Emma and Robbie, who were in town, and got to meet their son Jake. He is 3 months now and so precious. Allison and Hayley also ate dinner with us, and it was so good to catch up with everyone and to be back home. We had so much fun traveling with Matt. I am sure we will do it again soon.
Pensacola Beach on St. Patrick's day. She has on green under her sweatshirt. It was a little chilly to take it off.

At the Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival with Aunt Christie.

Playing in the hotel room. This is actually the St. Patrick's Day outfit.
She loves playing with my cell phone.

Dancing in daddy's shoes, so much fun!!!!! Excuse the drool. This was just a few days before her first tooth came in.

What a great nap with Uncle Butch!!!

Back in Birmingham, smiling for the camera in the Bama shirt that Aunt Lynn got for her. Thank you, Aunt Lynn. Roll Tide!!!!!!!!