Sunday, December 21, 2008

First Stop Kathy and Ed's

So tonight was our 1st of many Christmas stops. We went to Chris's sisters house and had our Christmas with them! Anna-Grace and her cousin Kairi were so much fun to watch, it's amazing how different this Christmas is from last year they were passing out presents and so excited about the things they got. Her couin Thorne however, was either sleeping or eating a bow! Next year we will have all 3 of them running around!

Stay tuned for more pictures....we still have 4 more stops to go!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Getting in the Christmas Spirit

So last weekend I was not feeling well at all. This weekend I was in desperate need of something to get me in the Christmas spirit....what better than taking Anna-Grace to get her pictures taken! We went early enough in the morning that we didn't have to wait long and she did just fine! I can't believe how big she is getting and how big of a show off she is!

There is Christmas music on this slideshow, so you may want to pause the music player at the bottom of the blog :-)

Monday, December 1, 2008

More busy times for the Williford's!!!

Sorry I did not get a chance to update after Thanksgiving, but we had company the weekend after and I have been sick every since. Just now starting to get some energy back!

However we did have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We switched things up a bit and went to my families first some of my Aunts and Uncles have never met Anna-Grace so it was nice to get to spend some extra time with them. Asusual it was a rush though, 4 houses and over 4 hours in the car. Anna-Grace was a trooper again this year, only took a 30 minute nap and stayed up until 10pm, but she was not that ill (Thank GOD!).
I also made my Grandma's banana pudding by myself and I don't think I completely ruined it! I think it tasted kind of good :-)

After we got back Thursday night we were preparing for my cousin and her family to come in from Arizona. I haven't seen Tera in almost a year and have never met the newest addition to their family Bailey so it was so good to spend time with them. We had our little girls 3 days apart and it was nice that they could finally meet each other. I miss so much that she doesn't live here anymore....I am surrounded by Chris's family so much that it's nice to have a peice of mine here even if it's just for a day!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

What a bubbleful day!!

Today was such a beautiful day after Anna-Grace and I finished all of our errands, we decided to spend some time blowing some bubbles. Steve, Shannon and Ashlyn got Anna-Grace a Lion that blows bubbbles for her birthday and man that thing spits them out fast. In not time the whole street was covered with bubbles and we both had a blast!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Pee-Pee in the Potty

With Daddy working and a weekend where we can finally stay at home, I decided to give myself a challenge and start the potty training process. So far I must say my child is AMAZING.

We have a chart, much similar to the ne my mom and sister used with my nephews where everytime she goes to the potty she gets to pick a sticker to put on her chart. So far we have had a day full of stickers and a DRY pull up! Maybe just maybe she will be out of diapers by the time she is 2!

I had to post this picture becuase I think that it's hilarious that everytime she sits on the potty she wants a book. I liked to eat hot dogs while I was on the potty (don't ask) and one of my nephews liked banana popsicles......I guess Anna-Grace will just read!! LOL

Thursday, November 6, 2008

October has come and gone....

It is simply amazing to me how fast the months go by these days! It was truly a BIG and BUSY October for the Williford family. With football games, my bithday, Halloween and Anna-Grace running all over the place we don't know which way we are going most days!!

Below is a little slideshow of some of our family outings with Anna-Grace in October, we took her to the Pumpkin Patch to pick out her pumpkins. We went to Briley's Farm last year and had such a blast (more so than AG did b/c she was only 4 months old! LOL. This year was much different and a lot more fun. She loved seeing all the animals at the petting zoo and after much thought finally picked out the perfect pumpkin!

We also have some pics of Miss Anna-Grace and I carving the pumpkins. We had a rough couple weeks with one of Chris's family friends in the hospital and a funeral. The pumpkin carving got put on hold until the last minute so we had to carve them while Daddy was at work, but Anna-Grace and I along with Chris's mom got the job done! In case you can't tell my pumpkin was a Monster, Chris's was a Skull and Crossbones and Anna-Grace's was a will notice a pattern here in just a second.

Last but not least we have the wonderful Halloween Night. Anna-Grace was a butterfly one of her favorite things. We just took her to 2 houses here in our neighborhood (since she doesn't eat candy)...however she helped us pass out candy and walked around flapping her wings (arms LOL) until it was time to go to bed! She is gorwing and changing so much and seeing how 1 little costume makes her so happy just warms our hearts!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

ECU 24, Houston 41

Well, as usual it has been another fun filled weekend for the Williford's. Despite the fact that Houston came to town and KILLED the pirates. We took Anna-Grace to her 2nd tailgate of the year, this was really her 1st offical tailgate since the last one was right after Hurrican Hannah, and we didn't get our usual spot! We got there early and made sure to have plenty of toys avaliable for her to play with.

However, it didn't much matter becuse all she wanted to do was walk around. Last year we just sat her in her bouncy seat and carried her around.....this year things are WAY different! She kept wanting her daddy to walk her around to different tailgate spots so she could dance and listen to the music. We think she is going to be quite the social butterfly!

It turned out to be a nice day and after Nana and Papa came to pick Anna-Grace up, we just sat around talked, laughed and relaxed. Some how in the whole planning of this weekends tailgate I ended up being the ONLY girl, but I suffered through it!! LOL

We ended our day with a night out with some f our good friends and as always had a it is time for the work week to begin! UUUUGGGGHHHH!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Silly Baby!!!

Anna-Grace was all dressed up in her Wolfpack Gear on Tuesday. She was wearing her hat while trying to walk around the house....not sure what she was doing, but the video is hilarious!

No worries, she didn't hurt her self, the bill of her hat took most of the blow! She got right back up and started all over again!

Crazy Walking Baby

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Busy Little Bee!

Anna-Grace is about 90% towards being a full fleged walker! She is into anything she can reach, and proving to be more of a busy body than we thought she would be. Here lately she has been attached at the hip to her daddy, I guess it's true she's a daddy's girl! From watching football to eating dinner sitting in his lap, she wants to be around him all the time.

She has recently learned how to sing her ABC's thanks to Leap and Choo-Choo Soul on Disney Channel....I swear she will be smarter than me before she starts pre-school!

Football season has arrived so our Saturdays are spent watching NC State, or Tailgating for the Pirates then we spend Sundays cheering for our Cowboys! We have even taught Anna-Grace TO's famous saying from the 07 season "gettcha popcorn ready"!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

ECU 24 WVU 3

So Hurricane Hannah put a bit of a damper on our 1st home football game of the year, but after the wind stopped and the sun came out we headed out any way. We took Miss Anna-Grace out for a bit all sone up in her Pirate Gear and then her and I came home while Chris and his Bro-in-law Ed went to watch the Pirates beat West Virginia. Then Chris came home to listen to his Wolfpack beat William and if our Cowboys could win tomorrow it would be a GREAT weekend!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

08 Watermelon Festival

Wow, so it's on;y 2:00pm and I am exhausted! We had such a bisy day already today. We woke up early and headed to meet Kristel, Colin, Kirstel's mom and Shannon to go to the 2008 Winterville Watermelon Festival Parade. It was Anna-Grace's 1st parade and she loved it. Of course she was all decked out in her Watermelon Outfit. Her favorite things in the parade were the HS bands(she danced and clapped her hands), and the Shriners that rode around on Alligator cars and sprayed water and bubbles. She waved at people and even said Princess when the Watermelon Festival Queen rode by. Then we met up with Daddy (he slept in late becuase he has to work tonight :-( ) and we had lunch, Anna-Grace had a corn dog and french fries.

We walked around some after that and Anna-Grace rode her 1st rides, she rode the Carousel 1st then some Bumble Bee ride. She liked them both a lot and didn't seem scared at all. She's such a dare devil. We ended our trip with some Dippin Dots Ice Cream and headed home. She is now upstairs knocked out for hours I am sure.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Almost There!

Tonight after Anna-Grace and I got home and we got her changed into her jammies, she treated her daddy and me. She would walk from him to me, then from me to him. She did it for about 10 minutes and got so excited because she knew she was doing something big! It's taking her a little while, but I think we are almost there. She will be walking in no time!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Give Me Three Steps..

So for those of you that did not hear my screams of joy last night, Anna-Grace finally took her first steps on her own! She only took three then sat down and laughed but she is well on her way to a full flegged toddler! Of course she did it when there was no camera around so no video or pics, but stay tuned I am sure it won't be long before we are chasing her around the house!

I think her walking had something to do with the Olymipcs being on.....maybe she will be in them one day :-)

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Eye teeth are no walk in the park!

So the past week has been a bit challenging! When we came home from Raleigh we quickly discovered Miss Anna-Grace had an ear infection and ALL 4 of her eye teeth coming in. We went to the doctor on Monday and I stayed home with her. She didn't wake up during the night much but she's been real whinny and the wrost dirty diapers I have EVER had to change. 3 of them are in, with 1 more to go, so pray we make it thru the weekend!

The pictures I put up is AG showing off her new teeth, and playing with her favorite Fur Sibling Payton!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

A Blast From The Past

This weekend my mom came up to keep Anna-Grace and Chris and I were treated to a weekend with old friends in Raleigh. It started out as just going to hang out with Tripp and Joe (an old friend that used to work at the bar with them). But once we got to Buckhead we saw TONS of Chris's old friends. It was a nice treat to see everyone and talk about old times.

Saturday we did a little bit of shopping (we had to bring Anna-Grace home a present), and had a yummy luch at The Cheesecake Factory. We are home now resting up a bit before the work week begins!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

She's so Curious....

Anna-Grace is just getting so curious these days....she has always been very observant, even when she was very little. Unlike most babies that just go along with what they want, Anna-Grace has always been overly interested at what people around her are doing, watching your every move. Take for instance the top picture. I was sitting at the computer the other day with her in my lap looking at pictures, I kicked off my flip flops and all of a sudden she wanted to get down, so I put her standing up holding onto my legs. Well she quickly (and when I say quickly I mean it...she is fast as lightning these days) sat down and crawled over to my flip flops. Where for the next 30 minutes she tried to put them on like I do and kept saying "mommy shoes" it was just the cutest thing and luckily my camera was in reach.

The other pic is from her 1st adventure with fried chicken the other day. It was unfortunatley a big fat BOMB. For those of you that are not around Anna-Grace that much the poor child HATES to get her hands dirty, so needless to say the fried chicken was a no go for her she kept putting it down and holding her hands out for me to clean them......what a silly girl!

Mom's Night Out

Thanks to our wonderful husband's Kristel and I were treated to a Mom's Night Out this past Saturday night. We headed down to City Hotel and Bistro and listened to the Johnny Dollar Band, drank and danced the night away. It was nice to go out and just be silly for a night. We even ran into a few old friends. Thanks again Chris and Tommy! We love you!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Anderson Family Reunion!

Yesterday was the Anderson Family reunion. It was so much fun watching Anna-Grace play with her cousins. They had tons of great food and the weather was just perfect....though it could have been about 15 degrees cooler :-) Only got a chance to snap a few pics yesterday of Anna-Grace and Kairi, and my new Nephew Thorne!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Fun in the Sun!

The Paul's invited Anna-Grace and I to the pool to play this afternoon. Anna-Grace and Colin are playing so well together! Anna-Grace did not know what to think about the whole pool thing since this one is way bigger than her baby pool at home. It took her a few minutes to adjust but then she was off. Splashing the water and kicking her feet, she got so good at kicking her feet that she would swim away from you when you tried to catch her. Daddy was working :-( so he didn't get to come and boy did we miss him!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Ashlyn Turns 1!!

Yesterday we were treated to a 1st birthday party at Shannon and Steve's for Miss Ashlyn. Anna-Grace was a bit confused since her 1st birthday was just a little over a month ago. She kept pointing to herself when you would ask her where the birthday girl was, and she was WAY to excited when it came time for Ashlyn to open her presents.
It was such a fun day all the food was yummy and Anna-Grace played so hard she fell asleep in the car on the way home!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Fun with the Paul Family

Last night we took Anna-Grace to go play with Colin. Tommy and Kristel just bought a house right around the corner so we headed over there so the kids could play. We got to watch some TV, eat some Pizza and even played some cards. Colin and Anna-Grace are so cute playing together......he even fed her some peperonni! We look forward to many fun nights with the Paul Family!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

She Get's Sweeter Everyday........

So Miss Anna-Grace has got a new "baby". It's not really new, just something I found in her toybox the other day and gave to her. Well to my suprise she took to it and now is just the cutest little thing with her baby. She carries it around for a bit when she wakes up in the morning, and has to have it when she goes to bed at night. Chris and I both have to give the baby nite-nite kisses and hugs before they go to bed and so does Anna-Grace. She will even hold the baby and pat it's back like we do her. It's just the cutest thing! The picture we took was of her playing with her toys with the baby.......I think the baby needs a name, but for now it's just baby!!

The next picture is of her latest thing, when I put her on the floor to play with toys, she always crawls over to her toy box and pulls one toy out at a time and plays with it until all the toys are in the middle of the floor and I just happenede to catch her in the act. It sure makes a mess but she is happy doing it!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Oh What A Night!

Last night was our annual Birthday Bash for Chris, and as usual it was a success! We did get rained on a bit, but it cleared up. We re-lived our college days and had the most amazing food, thanks to Chris's sister,as usual, she always makes the neatest treats! It was such a great time and it's so nice to get to hang out with our friends and relax right in our own backyard! Now Chris and I get to recover for the next 2 weeks :-)

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Birthday Chris!

Today is not only America's Birthday, but 37 years ago today Christopher Linwood Williford was born! He is so special that the rest of the world celebrates his birthday with him. We didn't do much today just mainly preperations for his annual birthday bash tomorrow....more pics to come.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Just a quick one.....

I had to blog today beacuse of the cutest pic I took of AG in the car today. We were running around doing errands after I got off work to get prepared for Chris's Birthday party and she was just in the best mood ever! She must love to shop for her Daddy!!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

It only took 26 years.....

But today my Grandma Teenie finally taught me how to make her famous from scratch banana pudding. Chris is working nights this weekend so at the last minute Anna-Grace and I decided to make a quick trip to Fayetteville. It's amazing how life's stress can build up and make you feel like you have lost your way but the second you go home things somehow just become clear. This has been a much needed trip for sometime now considering I have not been home since Christmas. We spent most of the day at Grandma Teenie's making sure I had every last detail of the pudding downpat. I have always loved going to her house, something about the location (in the middle of nowhere), just help you clear your mind and all of your troubles melt away. We even made a quick stop at my sisters to see her, my mom and nephews.

I got some cute pictures of Anna-Grace on my Grandma's swing that has been there since I was a kid, and her playing the same piano I played many times when I was her age! Even got one of the three of us.

Friday, June 27, 2008

It's been a while.........

Wow, so I had much better intentions for this site....planned on posting at least weekly, if not at least hitting Anna-Grace's major milestones, but looks like I got a bit off track. A lot has changed since the last blog, Chris got a new job and I got a promotion. It keeps both of us very busy but we seem to have adjusted. Things right now are CRAZY for me at work, and with just celebrating our Anniversary, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Anna-Grace's Birthday and Chris's Birthday shortly around the corner most day's I am not sure what I am doing!

Anna-Grace is still the absolute Angel she was the day we brought her home from the hospital. Still sleeping through the night with an occasional fight to get her to lay down. She LOVES to stand in her crib and scream "Otay Mama", which in her language means get me outta here. She is working on her 11th tooth, she has all 4 on top and bottom, got her 1st 2 molars and is working on the 3rd (we still think she's pat alligator but it has not been confirmed). She is not walking, but crawls all over the place now. What she lacks in mobility she more than makes up for in language....we have already learned to watch our "not so nice words" in her presence because she will quickly reapeat them. Her Aunt Becky says shes "advanced" but then again she's probably partial. She loves books and would much rather have you read her a book than watch cartoons. I am amazed everyday at her and the things she picks up. She truly is such a blessing!

I could update this thing for hours on what has happend since my last post but I will just leave it at this and just promise to update a lot more :-)

Above is one of Anna-Grace's 1 year pictures and one of the 3 of us from Chris's Step-Brothers wedding.