This posting is all for Anna this time around. Jack will get his turn in a couple of days.
Anna is quite a funny little girl. Her favorite phrase these days is "I do it! I do it!" She is asserting her independence, and she wants to do everything by herself. She had a great Christmas and visit when my mom was here. It was actually nice at Christmas because she and Jack are now at an age where they play and have fun together. I remember the baby days where you can't leave their side for an instant. This year, they were playing, giggling and having fun together. (And fighting some, too, but who wants to hear about negative things on a blog?)
Anyway, back to the title of this posting. On New Years' Eve, my mom and I took the kids to this Curious George event at the Children's Museum. You actually got to eat breakfast with George himself! I called ahead of time to get tickets, and the person informed me that they set a 200 child limit for the event. (Yeah, 200 children WITH their adults.) Needless to say, it was nutty. But, like the smart mother that I am, we went upstairs 5 minutes before the "photos with George" started. Only 1 family was in front of us, so we got to see George right away! Anna was thrilled! She sat on his lap right away and smiled nice and pretty for the camera (which she rarely does). Then she gave him a kiss, high five and told him "bye-bye" about 10 times. She wanted to go back for more, so we had to quick get her out of sight. After the event (there was a lame balloon drop at 10 a.m. for the New Year), we went down the stairs to try to get close to George one more time. He was the midst of dozens of crazy kids. Well, Anna found herself a little corner and blissfully danced along with George and the music. Of course, his back is turned to her and he had people surrounding him, but Anna didn't notice or care. It was so cute, I had to put a little video of the event here.
Back to more Anna stories. We got her a big girl bed recently. She loves it and is doing great. Don't worry, she is sleeping on the bottom part. And, because of my recent Ikea finds, I organized her closet, and I just had to put that picture in here, too.
Here's my final Anna story. Recently, we were eating dinner when Anna starting screaming and crying. It sounded like she was in pain, and I was sure she had bitten her tongue or something. We noticed that she was pointing to something on the table. We looked down and found a spider, crawling near her hand. She was so upset. It took us a long time to calm her down. Even later that night, she didn't want to sit at that spot because of the spider from earlier. It was so strange. This is our brave and fearless little girl, but she crumbled when she saw the spider. We've seen spiders before and no one in our house is afraid of them. All I can think of is to blame her Uncle Scott. :)