Anna needs a post -- it's been a while. I've been trying to get some pictures of her but that seems to be near to impossible now that she is walking everywhere. She completely gave up crawling last week and is full-on walking wherever her little heart desires to go. It is so weird to see her walking! Scott and I still can't get used to it.
We also can't get over what a cutie she is! We are constantly laughing and shaking our heads because we cannot believe we have got ourselves such an adorable little girl. The boys agree and are always saying things like "you're such a cutie pie" to her. Her blonde hairs are coming in slowly but surely. I figure that by the time she's 2 1/2 I'll be able to put something in her hair. I just switched her up to her 12-18 month clothes and I am having so much fun dressing her up each day. Everyday Scott comes home from work and comments on how cute her latest outfit is.
She was officially weaned as of Sept. 7th -- so we are definitely on track for our vacation. I've been giving her formula for a while. When we ran out on Tuesday I decided to switch her over to whole milk -- I figure we're close enough to her 1st birthday. This girl loves the stuff. It's only been 2 1/2 days and she' has already drank a half gallon! She also enjoys waffles, mac & cheese, string cheese, yogurt, peaches, grilled cheese sandwiches . . . . this girl is down with the dairy products!
Anna loves to clap her hands; she likes to pat her head (especially when I say "head, head, head" over and over again); she likes to walk around with empty candy or fruit snack wrappers in her hand - she likes the crinkly sound & feeling; she has a new "ooo-ooo" sound she makes while making monkey lips (perfect, she'll fit right in with the circus that Conner and Payton are building in our house); she loves to take any article of clothing she can find, throw it on her head and just walk around the house; she's also into making messes -- pulling all the books off the bookshelf.
This photo was taken last week, before the changing of the wardrobe (you can see just how tight her 6-12 month clothes were on her). So for this photo I had walked into the family room to find Anna standing in the middle of a pile of books, at the time the book in her hand was held open with both hands, and she had her head down looking at the pictures. I ran for my camera and by the time I got back the moment was gone. But I think capturing a smile like this was even better!