Friday, June 26, 2009

First trip to the pool

It went well minus the fact that Annerson screams every time someone splashes the water or jumps in the pool.  It scares her for some reason.  She really doesn't like it if you go under the water. She freaks out.  But besides that....

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day Lexington!

You never fail to amaze me when I watch you with Annerson.  

We are both very blessed.

Happy 1st Father's Day love!

Friday, June 19, 2009

If at first you don't succeed

I think I can.

I'm pretty sure I can.

Nope.  Can't drive over my books.

I'll just go this way instead!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Annerson experienced her first
" straight from the high chair to the sink & hose her down" 
dinner last night.  
Or should I say, Lex & I experienced it.

She had more food in her hair and under her chin than on her face.

Friday, June 12, 2009

I don't say it enough

Jesus is My God.  He's not just my salvation, but He's author of my faith & sits on the throne in my heart.  I fight Him for that position day after day.  Thank HIM He always wins :)

I just want people who read this blog to know that.  It's so easy to talk about Annerson or Lex or pittly little day to day stuff and forget to post about the fact that Christ is behind it all.  He's the driving force & absolute core of who I am at all times.  

He's done a miraculous work on this rebellious girl. I don't deserve one second of His time or love, yet He pours it out on me.  POURS IT.  Not just gives me glimpses every once in a while.  But overflows my cup with His grace & mercy.  It doesn't make sense. 

Why would the Creator of all things waste time trying to reconcile my black heart to His glorious Splendor?  Who am I?  I'm no one.  I'm absolutely filthy rags & that's the beauty of it.  There's nothing I can do or not do to change my "worthiness" of God's love.  All I can do is plead the blood of Christ.  And I do. Everyday. 

His grace truly is sufficient.  I hope you understand that. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Normal Day

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.  
Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart.  
Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.

  This quote describes perfectly so much of how I often feel.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Annerson had her 9 month check up this morning.  It seems like we were just visiting Dr. Stripling's office for her 3 day appointment.  It really does goes by in a blink. 

She is progressing really well in her development.  The doctor was impressed with her cognitive abilities more than anything.  He said that she seemed 2 months ahead of schedule in that area. Works for me!  

Drum roll for the bullet list of milestones....hey, the grandparents want to know this stuff, ok?  
  • She weighs 16.5 lbs. -10% percentile
  • She's 27.25 inches long -50% percentile
  • Head is also 50% percentile...44 cm.
  • She's crawling!  She started at 8 1/2 months.  
  • She's pulling up.  This happened a few days after crawling.
  • Almost cruising-she'll take the steps if we coax her to come our way.
  • She loves puffs, soft table foods & most baby foods
  • She's started trying to feed us her finger foods...adorable
  • She's always standing in her crib when I go get her in the morning
  • Annerson loves to take walks.  I told this to my Papa tonight on the phone.  We were on a walk when I was talking to him and he said, "You mean she's WALKING ALREADY?"  I guess that could be confusing since I said, "We're on a walk." Or maybe it's just because he's 89 years old.  Gotta love Papa.
  • Finally, after 2 months of laboring, figured out how to drink from her sippy cup
  • Let's see...she points, shakes her head no in response to us telling her "NO", has started dancing when music is on, & is starting to wave
  • This girl loves Olly!  She gets so excited when he walks in the room or she hears him meow.  The feelings aren't exactly mutual.  
The list goes on and go of course.  But you get the jist.  She's our little Annerson Grace & we love her dearly.  Everyday there is something waiting to capture our amazement. Everyday we feel the bond grow as a family.  

Here are some of my favorite pics from her 8th month