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New skills

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Sammy rolls over now and also can catch his toes. For all that chub it's quite a feat!

What Happened in 2008

Paul said I should add more about me to this blog (it was supposed to be my blog but morphed into a family blog) so here goes:

2008 In a Nutshell (stolen from my friend Nikki in Texas, who I wish lived here!)


1. What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before? Drove a minivan. Family grew... car had to grow too.

2. Did you keep your new year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I don't do New Year's resolutions. What's the point? It's gotta be about the present every single day, day in and day out.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Yes, I did! Sammy arrived Aug. 1. Also, my cousin's wife, Crystal, gave birth to little Owen in May.

4. Did anyone close to you die? Sadly, my great uncle Roger passed away in 2008.

5. What countries did you visit? None. We have got to get back to the U.K.! Paul's parents still haven't met Annabel not to mention Sammy.

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008? More time away from d…

Annabel's First Haircut

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Annabel at 2 and half years old has finally had her first haircut. She did not shed a single tear but was not entirely pleased either. She chose to sit in the car instead of the plane and was happy to watch the Snow White DVD playing. However, it was necessary to suck her thumb the entire time even though she had a delicious lolly in the other hand!

Sammy's First Solid Food

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On January 17, we gave Sammy his first taste of solid food. He tried rice cereal mixed with breast milk. He's a big boy and likes to eat so he opened right up for that spoon but made a funny face when he realized it was something very different than normal. He was just shy of 6 months old, which is the AAP recommended age for babies to have their first solids, especially those with a history of allergies in the family.

A Walk in the Rain

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It rained hard on Sunday but that didn't stop us from taking the babies for a walk. We just have to get out for fresh air!