Archive for January, 2009

Zzzz…



Zzzz…, originally uploaded by wa_bookworm.

Sleeping on Mom in Ikea.

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Baby snuggles



Baby snuggles, originally uploaded by wa_bookworm.

She’s pretty cute

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Uncle Travis and the bundled up baby



Uncle Travis and the bundled up baby, originally uploaded by wa_bookworm.

Heading out for a walk in the cold!

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A cold day



A cold day, originally uploaded by wa_bookworm.

A cold day’s walk.

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Annie’s first inauguration

Annie decided she’d rather nap than watch the inauguration…

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A trip to the farm.

We went to Kelsey Creek Park the other day, a city-owned park that happens to be an old dairy farm and currently houses several farm animals, including a trio of sheep, an old steer that thinks he’s a teenage boy (all he wants to do is eat and be social), a pair of spoiled goats, a pig, a rotating handful of ponies, and various and sundry chickens, ducks, geese, bunnies, and a small beehive. Some of you may recall that not only did Colin work there from the age of eight through college, but that I worked there for a few years as a “fun job” after grad school. It’s not a petting zoo, but it’s not quite a real working farm either. It seems to attract the truly, er, special animals, and there they happily live out their pampered lives. Cowboy the steer is a social creature that would never last on a real farm (he’s too used to being coddled and catered to, and is quite comfortable in his role of King of the World). One of the sheep has the distinction of being the only true hermaphrodite the vet has ever seen. Two of the ponies are old enough to run for president, and one of the chickens could qualify for a drivers’ license. Longevity is almost a given there, because the critters are so well cared for and have so relatively few duties.

In any event, we have good ties there, which give us some special visiting privileges. So even though they’d put the animals back in the barn for the evening the other day after we got there, we got to go into the barn and visit the critters. Annie had been to the farm once before, but she was only a week or two old, and she slept most of the time. This time she was mostly awake (she’d fallen asleep in the Beco [a carrier a bit like the Bjorn] on the way over) and was at least mildly aware of the animals.

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Better late than never.

I’ve been negligent in posting pictures lately. I actually don’t have many, which I will remedy from here on out by making sure the camera is glued to my wrist in the future. :-) She’s really changed in the past few weeks. She’s discovered that she has fists to chew on and feet to kick. She’s noticed the toys on her mobile and, when she’s in the mood, will try to grab them. Last week she managed to get her fist around a spoon on the table, pick it up, and hold it for almost a minute (and managed to get it into her mouth to chew it, but I think that was because it was already so close to her mouth). Colin and I are constantly amazed by things she can do one day that she couldn’t do the day before. As I type this, she’s in her bassinet next to me; she just woke up from a short nap and is entranced with her fists. We took a walk in her jogging stroller a couple of weeks ago, and now that I’ve figured out how to adjust the straps, we’ll be doing it more often. (And yes, I will take a picture of that at some point!) In other words, our girl is growing up, and it’s so much fun to see. :-)
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Updates

Update and pictures tomorrow, I promise!  :-)

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