Saturday, January 30, 2010

snow cream!

We braved the roads (which were just slushy) this morning to venture to Granna and Granddaddy's house. They have the perfect backyard for sledding and everywhere around our house is very flat. They even had sleds from when Mommy and Uncle Brian were kids! We just had to take advantage of today for AK's first sledding experience... who knows when we will get a decent snow here again? Anna Kate was really excited about "sliding" down the hill. She was so brave that she even went by her self after the first time with daddy. She loved it, and here is the evidence... :o)

Friday, January 29, 2010

let it snow!

Finally a decent snow for us! Hopefully more fun to come tomorrow!The most snow we have seen here in 10 years!

She L-O-V-E-S her snowman!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I know, I know. Two posts in one day is shocking, right?

Anna Kate got her very first haircut today! Her hair was basically, well completely out of control! I am so very thankful to my dear friend Kimberly for cutting it for us! What a friend!
I did not get any great pictures of the process, because AK insisted that she sit in my lap while getting her hair cut. And yes... I bribed her to sit still with candy. :)
It was also so wonderful to get some "catch-up" time with her, and let Anna Kate play with her friends Gracie, Ty, and Cole. AK really took to Gracie, and followed her around the whole time! She really looks up to her. After all, Gracie is such a big girl... she will be all of four years old soon.
It cracks me up how Kimberly's kids are always perfect posers for pictures. Mine on the other hand looks everywhere but the camera in most cases.
Thanks for a great afternoon Holland clan!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

In the past few weeks, Anna Kate has had some really fun experiences! Here is a little peek into what she's been up to. By the way I am typing this mostly with one hand, because my sweet girl is insisting on sitting in my lap. The wording may be short and sweet. :)
On a FREEZING day in January, the Hamptons invited us to join them at the bowling alley. This would be both Reed and Anna Kate's first time bowling. They had a blast!

Thank goodness for the ramps they have for young kids. They are perfect!Daddy teaching AK to bowl... she of course had to have a pink ball!
Check out her styling, tiny bowling shoes! I could not believe they had them this small...

Close game!
Although Reed is ALL boy and Anna Kate is so girly, these two are buddies for sure!
Exciting news! After months of begging and pleading, Anna Kate now has her very own big girl bed! No more crib for this baby of mine. This is the first night she slept on it. The right rails to fit into her headboard and footboard did not come with it, so I will have to take more pics once we really get it set up!
Quick funny story... About two weeks before we got the bed for her, she was playing in my room and climbed up on my and Chris' bed. She very dramatically plopped down -head on the pillow- and sighed loudly. I asked her what was wrong, and she said, "Oh... Anna Kate just NEEDS a big girl bed SO BAD, Mommy!" Like she had been waiting her entire life.
We took Anna Kate to Sesame Street live for the second year in a row! She has changed quite a bit since last year! Anna Kate and Reed both talked about going to see Elmo and Abby for weeks! They were so thrilled when the moment finally came! They both thoroughly enjoyed the show!

After a long weeks of really cold weather, we enjoyed a nice break of weather in the 50's for a few days. On MLK day Granna and Uncle Brian joined us at the park for a picnic and playing. Anna Kate had a blast playing outside! It had been awhile!

More to come soon!

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Our hopes for a decent snow here in Chattanooga were once again let down. Our predicted 1-3 inches might not sound like much to begin with, but we did not even get close to that! It was so cold out (13 degrees with a windchill of 1 degree! OUCH) that we did not last outside anyway. Anna Kate BEGGED me to go outside and make a snowman so much, that I finally told her we would try to make a small one. Well small it was. The little snow we did have was so powdery that it was almost impossible to get it to stick!
As tiny and deformed as it was, our "snowman" made my little girl happy!"
Bella had fun, too!
poor little thing...

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

(The shirt says... "Who has a secret? I do! I do!)