Believe it or not, we did do something other than take pictures of Anna this weekend. She just provided so many photo opportunities. She also provided many opportunities to lose our patience. Anna wasn't herself these last two days; not only was she super clingy, she was just plain defiant, and EVERYTHING was going in her mouth, including cardboard toilet paper rolls, crayons, pieces of chewed books, and I don't know what else. Despite the tiresome behavior, we all had some fun this weekend.
We took a drive Saturday morning and made a stop at our favorite wine shop. It was Anna's second trip to Morgan and York, and again, she dove right into the cheese tasting. We had snacks and left with a mixed case of wine, a purchase we've needed (wanted) to make for a while. Our wine inventory was nearly gone. Later, we found an indoor pool in Ann Arbor and took Anna for a brief winter swim. It was brief, because upon immersion Anna's lips flushed purple and her bottom lip quivered through her smiles. It was cold, but she welcomed splashing, floating, and jumping in the water. Blake and I crashed out at 9pm, due in part to the swim, I'm sure.
Relishing the water play.
Today we lazed around the house in the morning. Anna's recent obsession with boots (baaboos) was in full swing. She insisted on wearing my black mid-calf heels, which she absolutely could not stand up in. When I took them off, I had to offer something else, so we found her summer sandals, a close second...for a while. Later she wore her new UGGS, her snow boots, and her slippers. I swear I have done nothing to contribute to this shoe fetish!
Attempting to stand in my boots...an impossible photo to capture, but too funny not to post!
Modeling her sandals?
This afternoon we actually looked at a potential new house. We've been dreaming and browsing the real estate listings for months, hoping to find a home that we'll want to stay in for a LONG time. We were hopeful that this timber frame construction would be it, but we were unfortunately disappointed. For whatever reason, after returning home from our trip, Anna's mood lifted and she entertained us with her silly behavior.
I just missed Anna sliding along the floor on her belly...maybe soaking up the warm sun in the window?
Playing peek-a-boo with her bib after dinner.
Blake worked his butt off in the kitchen today as well - my weekend chef I'm calling him now. After dinner, as I rocked Anna and put her to bed, he whipped up Julia Child's Pots de Creme AGAIN. I'm just finishing my very decadent dessert with a glass of red from our new collection as I type. So many reasons to smile this weekend!