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07/16/2008 - And we're back...

It hasn't quite been a month, but close. It's amazing how time flies! As Anna Claire has become more and more interactive, the pictures have slowed; the blog has slowed; but time did not get the memo.

We have had huge accomplishments since Father's Day:

  • Anna Claire is sleeping through the night!
  • Nana came and visited for a week or so.
  • Mandy & Eric had their first mountain bike ride.
  • Anna Claire saw her first 4th of July Fireworks.
  • Mandy started back to work.
  • Anna Claire started school (not really, but Daycare does not sound like much fun)
  • We had Anna Claire's 3 month pictures with both sets of Grandparents.
What a busy 4 weeks!

In my opinion, the biggest step of these is Mandy going back to work. We had grand plans of giving "school" a dry run for a day or two prior to Mandy starting back, but never made time for that, so on Monday, July 7, I put Anna Claire in the car and headed for her school and Mandy headed to work. We are through week 2 and things are going big troubles or mishaps. Not too shabby for a new set of parents!

I have finally added a link to a Month 3 photo album on the right...

In the meantime, you can see the slide show that our photographer, Diana Simpson, put together from the shoot last weekend.

You can click here to see it.

We will be back soon!


07/07/2008 - Anna Claire's First Day of School

It's hard to believe that she is almost 3 months old! Today is her first day at school. Mandy starts back to work this week as well, so it is going to be a whole new ball game for us as far as determining how we are going to get ourselves ready for work, Anna Claire ready for school and then get her dropped off...all with us getting to work before lunch!

I drew the short straw and got the dubious honor of taking her to school on her first day. She was a trooper, as usual. I got to school where Dreama and Carolyn were anxiously awaiting the newest member of their class. She was an instant hit with her killer smile.

We added a few more pics to the month 3 album...check it when you have a chance.

07/03/2008 - Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'...

Well, we knew it would only be a matter of time before our little girl would start becoming mobile. I went up to get her up one morning and found this...

She had rolled on her side and was so content. Up to this point, we have been wrapping her snuggly in a sleep wrap. I guess we need to think about wrapping her arms outside of the blanket so that she can move her head around.

It won't be long before she is propping herself up. She is really getting good head control.

This is awesome!