Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Anniston's 4 months

Anniston's fourth month has been a good one.  She has been a very happy girl and has been growing so fast. I swear she is almost too big for her carseat. 
  • Anniston, at 4 months, weighs 15 lb 10 oz, and she is in the 85th percentile in weight, 90th in height and 65th in head circumference.  Basically, the only thing average about Anni is her head size. ha 
  • Has traded in her love for books for a love for music. We still get her to sit still for a story every day, but they have to be relatively short ones. 
  • Absolutely loves dogs, especially my parents dog, Jake. However, I'm not sure the feeling is mutual.  Anniston kicked him once and he still hasn't forgiven her.
  • Has decided that singing and babbling to herself is the most fun at 4 am. 
  • Likes to chew on other peoples hands when she gets the opportunity.
  • Is a big fan of hanging out in the kitchen and watching me cook. She's already obsessed with food and she has never even tried it. ha 
  • No longer likes to hang out in her stroller.  This princess likes to be carried everywhere. 
  • Outside is her favorite place to be, other than being held in someone's arms. 
  • No longer likes taking naps.  That's been fun! 
  • Still has a tint of red in her hair, which i'm hoping stays. Her pediatrician even called her a redhead this week. 
  • Is not a fan of relief society, but really, I can't blame her. ha 

Monday, November 18, 2013

A Birthday In Julian With Wolves

Anniston with the wolf stuffed animal we got her. She really liked it. 

Tuesday was my wonderful mother's birthday.  And when I say wonderful, I absolutely mean it.  My mom is the kindest, most easy going, and loving person I know.  She has always been an extremely good example to me and I've really started to appreciate the things she has done for me now that I am also a mother. I really hope that when Anniston grows up, she will think as highly of me, and have as much respect for me, that I do for my mother. 
Anyways, to celebrate this wonderful woman's birthday, we went up to the California Wolf Center.  We are a family full of animal lovers so we really like places that have wildlife involved.  The preserve was really informative and I was surprised at how close the wolves actually got to us.  Sadly, most of the pictures turned out blurry and the fence was in the way.  But I definitely recommend paying the California Wolf Center a visit so you can see these shy, beautiful animals and also gain a little knowledge about them.  
After the wolf preserve, we headed to the little town of Julian to get some apple pie. And seriously, the boysenberry apple pie is the best pie I have ever tasted.  Gabe and I highly recommend it, if you ever just so happen to be in Julian.  All in all, I think my mom had a pretty good birthday. Honestly, I think her favorite part of the whole trip was having her whole family with her on her special day.  

Sunday, November 3, 2013

That Itty BItty Smile

There are a lot of things I believe people make out to be better than they really are, pizza and graduating from high school are some things that come to mind. Gabe would not agree with pizza being made out to be better than it really is, but I think it is. However, motherhood…. motherhood is one hundred times better than anyone made it out to be! Now, it is also just as trying as everyone said, especially when Anniston decides to cry for an hour straight, because she refuses to take a nap, like she's doing now. Gabe is singing her to sleep as I type this. All of the crying and trying times are made up for by one itty bitty smile. It's just so amazing to me how fast she is learning and growing.  I was the youngest of three and didn't really have any younger relatives, so honestly, Anniston is the first baby I've ever spent a lot of time around.  Everything she learns and does completely amazes me.  The fact that she already has opinions on things dumbfounds me everyday.  One thing that I am particularly happy about is in the past three weeks, Anniston has shown a love for animals. She loves dogs, and today, when we took her to the duck pond at Mast Park, she was mesmerized by the ducks swimming around.  She sat in her stroller and laughed and squealed with excitement as she watched the ducks eat the pieces of bread we were feeding them.  It was one of the most adorable things I have ever witnessed, but I am kind of bias. 

Friday, November 1, 2013


Halloween was a rough one for little Miss Anniston.  She was grumpy pretty much the whole day.  Maybe it was the whole watching everyone else happily eating candy and she couldn't have any. Who knows?  Gabe and I, however, had lots of fun with our bestest friends, Heather, Kevin, and Heather's parents.  Much to my mothers dismay, we don't really get any trick or treaters at my parents house.  So Gabe and I trekked over to Heather's parents, because masses of children come down their street.  It was lots of fun eating chili and nachos, while watching Logan and Anniston somewhat paying together. Their playing mostly consists of one of them accidentally hitting the other in the face with a flailing limb or Anniston chewing on Logan's hand. Nonetheless, because they are babies, it is adorable. Ha. I hope next year Anniston is a happier camper and I hope everyone else had a safe and happy Halloween!