I know it has been a LONG LONG time since I last posted blog entry, pictures, etc. etc., so I have decided to do a couple blog entries. First and foremost, it is to tell about our new "bundle of joy" named Anna Larabee! She was born January 3, 2008 at 3:48 p.m. at St. Joseph's Hospital in Bloomington / Normal, IL. Today is her 7th month birthday, and she sure is growing a lot!!! Anna is a very happy baby, who has been pretty easy to get along with for the most part. She is a quick learner, very alert and attentive, generally happy, smiley, and loves Zoey and pretty much most everyone she meets! We have traveled with her a lot both before and after she was born. Before she was born, she traveled in Sarah's belly to Germany for Martina and Jochen's wedding (Sarah's cousin on the Steininger side), Rome in Italy, a library conference in Washington D.C., a library conference in Monterrey, CA, and Door County in Wisconsin. Since she's been born, she's traveled to Indiana to visit family a number of times, spent a few days in a hotel with me while Sarah was attending a library conference in Ohio, spent time with us in Ithaca, NY while visiting Sarah's friend Tomek from Poland, and spent time with both sets of her grandparents for a week while Sarah and I were out in Wyoming spending Tomek's last few days in the US sightseeing in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park.
Anna definitely has changed Sarah and I's life for the better. We really enjoy her smiling face, watching her grow, spending time with her playing, reading to her, and talking to and seeing her grandparents on a webcam over Skype. Since we don't live within a short driving distance of most of our family, we have grown to use Skype a lot more often so they can see Anna's smiling face on a more regular basis!!! Other changes are that Sarah had to sell her Chevrolet Cavalier in favor for a Toyota Prius, because having a baby with a 2-door car wasn't our choice of a good time. :)
If you would like to see more pictures of Anna, below are a bunch of links to my Picasa web albums. Feel free to check back often as I am posting new pictures often of Anna.My Picasa Web Albums
Baby Williams's Nursery -- 12/07Anna Larabee's Birth -- 01/03/08Anna's First Stroller Ride -- 01/07/08Misc Anna Pictures -- 01/08Anna's First Trip to Waldron -- 01/27/08Anna's First Valentine's Day -- 02/14/08Misc Anna Pictures -- 03/08Anna's Baptism -- 04/06/08Sarah's 1st Mother's Day -- 05/09/08Misc Anna Pictures -- 05/08Misc Anna Pictures -- 06/08Misc Anna Pictures -- 07/08Misc Anna Pictures -- 08/08