Saturday, September 29, 2007
Here you can see how excited I am (for my daughter, so that she will be able) to partake of these sensory pleasures. My olfactory capacities have not been so dulled that the ambrosial fragrances of Five Guys cajun fries do not conjure up salivatory anticipation that is sure to be fulfilled. This gift was sure and it was more than equal to the preceding anticipation, and I rejoiced (on behalf of Anna Ruth).
Our friends from Red Mountain community group, John and Alison Dagnan just had their baby boy on Friday evening. John "Thomas" Dagnan weighed 9lbs 8oz. and was almost 21 inches long! We are so happy for John and Alison as they begin this new chapter in their lives. Congratulations!
Happy Birthday, William!
The amazing train cake that William's mom made for his 3rd birthday. Each car was a different flavor cake--pretty cool, huh?
Despite all the cake, trains, and presents, Anna Ruth's favorite aspect of the party was the wooden horse.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Yesterday we enjoyed the first taste of fall weather and walked down the road to the playground. For the first time, Anna Ruth was able to climb up the stairs by herself and was not afraid to go down the slide by herself. We thought it was so cute to see her being such a big girl.
She even tried her hand at the monkey bars!
Friday, September 07, 2007
It was complete with homemade tortillas, homemade salsa, guacamole, and tomatillo sauce, Mexican rice, tostadas, margaritas, and Latino music.
They also decorated the front rooms with streamers and balloons.
Scott serenaded us while we ate.
Lisa made a chocolate chip cheesecake and used her culinary expertise to produce a beautiful presentation of it.
Anna Ruth loved kissing and hugging baby Sullivan.
She also enjoyed the pool, as usual, and pushing the red wagon around the yard.
Sullivan sat contentedly in the swing outside for so long, Sarah said she might put him in there whenever she needs to do homeschooling with Robert! :)
Overall, the weekend was fun, even though it was tiring (and we won't talk about Anna Ruth's behavior in the car!). I was sad that Rich couldn't be there to share in the fun, but was glad for the time with my family around my birthday. And on the way home, Anna Ruth kept talking about "Tita"(Lita) and "Pop-Pop"(that's what the grandkids call my Mom and Dad), so that was cute. I was glad that she could see them again. Thanks again, everyone, for the effort you put into the celebration for me and for all my nice gifts and cards. I love y'all!