Monday, August 17, 2009

Beach Babe

We went to Santa Cruz a while ago so I have some photos to share.

Annie is having a rough time sleeping lately but is walking, talking and learning so much! Here are her words:
ma ma
da da
buh buh = buddy (Calvin's nick name)
nah nah = Nathan
ba ba = bottle
bay bay = baby (what she calls herself)
poo poo
nie nie = night night
hehwo = hello
bye bye
mah ma (rhymes with grandma) = grandma
ta da (she raises her arms up and says this after daddy flips her)
uh oh
no no (she wags her finger back and forth while saying this)
diapah = diaper
dat = that (what she says when she points at something she wants or is interested in)
bah = bath

I may be missing a few. She also mimics us a lot so we get more words but the ones above are words she uses accurately. Right now she is crawling down the hallway, saying "bah bah" asking for a bath!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

We have a walker!

Annie took her first steps the week before her 1st birthday. She still crawls most of the time but every day she's walking more and more. Yesterday she took 21 steps in a row including a big turn!

She's also talking like crazy. She's up to about 15 or so words.

A few weeks ago we went to my Dad's retirement party. It was held at the Compass Rose Gardens in Bodega Bay, the same place Lance and I got married. Here are a few photos from that evening.

Had to share this sweet happy girl at a recent neighbor's birthday party.

Yesterday we went to the fair. After Annie recovered from her first public meltdown we all had a good time!

We're doing well here. Still working on sleeping but I'm sure that will work out eventually...right?

Monday, July 27, 2009

Annie got her first haircut.

I asked the woman to trim her bangs to her eyebrows so they weren't hanging in her eyes anymore. They are a good TWO inches above her eyebrows now! :( She doesn't even look like the same girl. Thank goodness they'll grow.

*Edited to add photos. I wanted it cut so that I wouldn't have to put a hair clip in it 100% of the time. Now I will have to until it grows an inch or so. Should only take a few weeks...

Monday, July 20, 2009

1 year checkup & the water table!

Sweet Annie had her 1 year check up today and is doing great! When we brought her home at 9 months she was at the 42th percentile for weight and the 81st for height! She's gained 4 pounds and has grown an inch in the last 3 months. So now she is 22.75 pounds and 29.75" which is the 73rd percentile for weight and 65th for height! My sweet little chunky girl. :-)

Annie got the greatest water table from her Grandma Sue and Grandpa Alan for her birthday. She loves it (as shown below)!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Annie is one!

I can't believe it. Annie turned one on Saturday. We did a Korean Tol celebration at her party. In Korea turning one is cause a big celebration and Annie's foster mom gave us a beautiful Hanbok for her to wear on her first birthday.

Part of the celebration includes Annie picking items on a table, each with a meaning to predict her future. She chose the needle and thread and then the money which means she will have a long life and be wealthy! It was a lot of fun.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The River

The heat wave is over and it was a beautiful 75 degrees. We had lots of fun with friends on the Russian River.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Daddy Time

Today Annie and I went on an 8 hour shopping trip down to San Jose. We had a wonderful time at a Korean Market, a great lunch with Grandma and Grandpa and got her some adorable shoes at Nordstrom Rack. She did great on the drive and it wasn't until the last 30 minutes that I had to sing her the same song over and over so that she wouldn't cry.

When we got home she was so happy to see Daddy and they had some snuggle time on the hammock.

Here are the goodies we got at the market.

Can you believe Annie is almost one? Time is flying!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Annie's homecoming slide show!

Photos were taken by Lisa, Thad (thank you!) and me. Music by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Learning so fast!

Annie has 5 words and knows how to use them. She says mama, dada, baba, hello & cat! She babbles and understands lots too. When we say "bye-bye" she waves, "yea" she claps, and "bouncy girl" she bounces. Here's a quick video clip clapping.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Guess what?

Yes, you guessed it, more photos of sweet Annie. She's had a pretty yucky stomach bug so I haven't been online much. Even when she is sick she's still such a sweet heart, just a little less smiley.

Yesterday we went over to our good friends Brett & Kali's house. The big kids all swam while Annie played poolside.

Thanks for all the replies to my last post! :-)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Annie's first trip to the pool

She LOVED it. She slept the first hour but then had a great time hanging out and dipping her legs in the pool.

Nathan & Calvin are on the left in the first photo too.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

First day back to work

Annie and I went back to work today. She was great, as always! She spent a lot of time on my lap pounding on my keyboard so I gave her a spare keyboard to pound on in her play yard. The Ergo buckle and keyboard were her favorite toys! She took a nice nap on me and slept soundly while I worked and answered the phone. Looks like I have another happy fire house baby. The loud noises at work should teach her to be a sound sleeper. :-)

We met my mom and the boys at Slice of Lice for lunch and she liked my veggie/rice plate. The cauliflower was her fave.

She fell asleep on the way home and let me transfer her from the car seat to the crib. Such a good girl.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


I love to post photos of Annie with huge grins and her eyes closed so I thought I'd share one of her big beautiful eyes today!

How sweet is this photo of Annie & Calvin looking at each other? This was 2 days after she came home.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

My girl loves the camera!

She's a ham, just like mama.