We have had some big events occur this week. First, Anna turned 1! We had the typical birthday celebration for her--balloons and streamers, cake, and friends over to watch her open presents. It was a fun day, mainly because we all absolutely adore her and almost everything she does! Here are some pictures from her big day: She is so petite she can fit in the 5-gallon drink container; enjoying the birthday cake Katie made for her--homemade funfetti and sherbet ice cream; on daddy's lap opening presents and discovering her new dolly;I hope nobody minded fingers inthe cake as she checked it out before we ate it!
Also, here are two pictures from the past to see how far she has come. The first is in the hospital just before coming home and the second is on her blessing day at three months old. What a cutie she is! She really is the family baby. We all enjoy her so much!!
The second big event was that Jacob and Katie each got a cell phone this week, making them apparently the very last freshmen in the world to get them! They are each working at various money making schemes to pay for them ($16 a month.) So we have become a texting family. This has interesting ramifications. They can text us to tell us they are ready to pick them up from this or that activity. They can text with cousins who live out of town. They text with questions from school during a break. Also, they can text insults to each other, and back and forth with Daniel when he gets on my phone. At least we don't have to hear them out loud! I actually think it is a great way to keep in touch.