Saturday, October 24, 2009

Anna takes the camera






That's a plastic banana.


And I couldn't resist this one of them "trading places." I think Joshua's ready for his own place at the table.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Falling for Autumn

Our first fire of the season is lit in the fireplace as I write this post. Ahh...cozy. It's been a wet, chilly last few days here; feeling more like January than October in VA. It's hampered our leaf peeping and bike riding, but has kept the pumpkin on the deck wet, "so it can grow," according to Anna.

We're still having fun, though. Last weekend we visited our local fire station's open house and on Sunday our friend Sara came for brunch and then helped us in the adoption of this year's aforementioned pumpkin.

This is the way we drive a firetruck. I even asked a fireman how they blow that crazy loud horn I often hear in the middle of the night as they zoom down the 6-lane "street" by our bedroom window. He showed me the petals on the floor they push with their feet to control the sirens and horns. How fun would that be!



Anna earned her own fireman's hat for demonstrating her low-crawling and dropping and rolling -- skills we hope she never has to use!



Joshua will be 7 months old on Sunday and I think he gets cuter and sweeter every day.

He's pretty passionate about eating...



and he doesn't mind hanging out in the "baby stocks" tasting and patting all the toys that surround him.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Anna vs. Sesame Street - A Philosophical Debate

Yesterday I sat down with Anna on the sofa as some morning PBS Kids time was wrapping up. The concluding song of "Elmo's World," caused her to exclaim, "It's not Elmo's world, it's GOD'S world!"

I'm glad we've got that straight.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

A Cousin is Born

Anna and Joshua are so excited another cousin arrived on Friday afternoon. Isaac Michael Childress was born to Uncle Michael and Aunt Faith and we're so thankful everyone is doing well. As they say, everything is bigger in Texas. Isaac weighed in at 8 lbs., 6 oz., and is 21.75" long. We can't wait to meet him at Christmas when, if he's like his daddy, I'm sure he'll be an enthusiastic participant at Grammie's Christmas table -- even if only as a spectator this year.