Monday, June 30, 2008

Weekend of firsts

First trip to the carnival

Mommy and Daddy like the games. Here's my haul!

First ride in the big-girl stroller instead of the bassinet

Thanks daddy for pumping up my tires!

And now, for the big one...

First roll over! (a reenactment)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

How now, brown cow?

To celebrate Daddy's 40th birthday, we headed north to the Boorn Brook Farm in Manchester, Vermont. The place was gorgeous and serene and peaceful, and the owners were so gracious and made us feel right at home.

A few highlights were:

Mass at the Weston Priory held in an open-sided barn. The monks sing most of the liturgy, and God added his own music with the rain that fell (and occasional thunderclaps!)

          Hanging out Marcy and Roger who visited from Albany

        Relaxing in the vast rustic barn

        Exploring the farm and talking to the animals

        We can't wait to go back when Annabel can run around and chase the animals. Sophie has even been invited for our return trip.

        Tummy Time

        And that's the end of today's tummy time!

        Thursday, June 19, 2008

        Monday, June 16, 2008

        I'm a big girl!

        Here's Annabel sitting in her big girl seat playing with her toy!

        Sunday, June 15, 2008

        Happy Father's Day!

        Annabel got Daddy got a waffle maker for his first Father's Day. Looks like Annabel is going to like waffles just as much as her father!

        Thursday, June 12, 2008

        If I could talk to the animals

        Annabel and Mommy having fun with friends Gracie, Claire, Kingsley, and Maggie and their moms at the Bronx Zoo

        So many outfits...

        So little time!

        Monday, June 9, 2008

        The judge said...

        There's no turning back now!

        Today we finalized Annabel's adoption. It was a very short hearing where our lawyer and the judge asked us a few questions after Shirley, our notary, swore us in. Annabel is officially ours to be responsible for and love all of her days!

        The judge and our lawyer Amy on the phone

        Our notary Shirley and our family

        The picture we sent to the judge in advance of the hearing

        Sunday, June 1, 2008