Saturday, November 28, 2009

Anna the Gymnast!

Anna somehow discovered how to do somersaults. She is like a machine! She'll just bust out 50 or so in a row. Here's an example of her expertise.
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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Anna 2nd Birthday Party!

Anna is now an official 2-year old! Unfortunately Seasson & I had a trip to San Diego right on her birthday but we were still able to celebrate when we got home. Seasson sent some bug cakes into daycare with Anna. I can't believe that they let you bring in home-baked goods into school here. Her teachers must of thought we were really weird asking for permission and being surprised about it. Grandma Gale came into town and watched Anna while we were gone and we a little cake with friends to celebrate.


Anna likes all her gifts and here is a pic of her playing with her new kitchen and baby highchair.

Winter Festival

So one of the slap-in-the-face things Seasson & I have noticed about Sioux Falls is that they love Christmas. I mean that people here crazy LUV it! The day after Halloween I can't tell you how many Christmas decorations and lights went up. Also, all those Olsens and Johnsons arn't afraid to scream that December is for Christmas and nothing else. There is a Winter Festival held down at Falls Park which consisted mostly of lights (see blurry pic), free hot cocoa and cookies, and a Santa appearance. While being incredibly popular it was pretty dull - good thing that Jill came with us.

We did get to ride the Sioux Falls trolley from the downtown area to the park which was fun for Anna.

We went shopping and had dinner downtown beforehand which was the best part of the night and we were able to pickup an early Christmas gift for ourselves - love it!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween 2009

This was the first year that Anna could really trick-or-treat on Halloween. She was pretty hesitant to talk to our neighbors at first but wasn't worried about digging through their candy bowls.
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We double-dipped and used that same turtle costume last year but she was only just starting to walk.



Here's a video of Anna in the neighborhood - i hope that she didn't get freaked out by the camera i had when she answered the door.
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