Thursday, February 25, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
One day after her nap I hear her calling, "Amy Sasser."
I go into her room and ask her what she is saying. She says, "I'm calling Amy Sasser."
I asked her, "Who is Amy Sasser."
She says, "momma" and gives me a big hug.
Now when Anna is watching basketball with daddy she will look up at the TV and say...
"Look daddy, tattoos. He have tattoo."
Yes, almost every player has a tattoo or multiple ones along their biceps. She is very observant!Not to mention a huge fan of tattoos these days. It is a super treat when we happen to be somewhere they give out rub on tattoos.
In reference to getting into our bed one Saturday morning to snuggle she says, "let me get all situated." She has since then used the word, “situated” in the right context multiple times.
Anna begs to go to the “grocery” (Harris Teeter) and the “market” (Fresh Market). Both are like going to Disney World for our sweet girl. We can easily spend an hour in the grocery when Anna gets to push her own grocery cart. Anna has never met a stranger and asks almost everyone we pass a question. The last time we were there Anna was invited to one ladies house by the time their conversation ended, she asked and was told what a cane and motorized wheelchair were, helped a little girl pick out a greeting card, asked every child that we passed what they were doing and asked multiple people what they had in their cart. One of those conversations went like this with an older gentleman…
Anna: "What's that?" Pointing to a bag in his cart.
Anna: "You make shewee on the potty?"
Man: “What sweetie?”
Me: Smiling and ushering Anna down the aisle, trying to explain that everyone does not get "cando" as she calls candy when they use the bathroom.
Several questions I hear repeated all day…
“What’s it called it? Please tell me.” (Anytime she is unsure of something new or unfamiliar)
Who gave this to me? (Lately she wants to know where and from whom each item came from)
I are? (Anytime she is wondering if she is doing something)
When answering a question, one of our favorite answers she gives...
Recently I received hand soap from bath and body works from a friend. Anna happened to open the gift bag and was SO excited. She ran to put it in her bathroom and requests to wash her hands with that soap. Without a doubt, she is our daughter. Who else would get excited about a bottle of hand-pump soap?
Just last night Kevin and I went out to dinner. When we got back home Anna was asking us several questions. I shared with her that the food wasn't that good. She looked up at me and said, "It wasn't tasty?"
And yes, this sweet girl can also be sassy. Lately if Anna is doing something she knows she is not supposed to do and we share with her that we do not do that she will respond…
“But ________ do it.” The blank can be any number of friends or even Kevin or myself. Where do they learn these things?!
Favorite things these days: babies, babies and more babies. She strolls them around our house all day, getting their "exercise," rocks, feeds, burps, changes and even disciplines them. Her kitchen, flashcards (shapes and letters) and songbooks. Instead of reading storybooks her three favorite books are songbooks-"Nursery Rhymes and Lullabies", "Bible Songs", "Children's Songs and Fingerplay" We sing them over and over and over again! There are very few pictures in them as they are literally songbooks with the chords and all but she knows exactly where her favorite songs are, three of which are "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star," "Peace like a River" and "He's got the Whole World."
She does bring us so much joy. We love you, Anna Cate Sasser!
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
He has discovered his feet and LOVES them! He just wishes he were a summer baby like Anna and they were free from his footed PJ's more! His fingers continually stay in his mouth. I believe he will follow in his sister's footsteps and suck his fingers. He hasn't had a paci in several months. The other morning as we were getting Aiden up from his morning nap I overheard Anna teaching her brother how to "pull." I was putting clothes away in his dresser and Anna was standing by his crib with her hands through the rails. She had her fingers in her mouth and she was showing him how she pulls the sheet and rubs it with the other hand she is not sucking. She was asking him if he wanted to pull as well. Her words exactly: "Want to pull Aiden?! You do buddy? Here you go."