Thursday, October 30, 2008

Annnalea locks up another first

Annalea was not particularly thrilled about her first haircut.

Food temporarily relieved her stress...but not for long...

Finally...can we go now?

Monday, October 27, 2008

Christening Photos

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Quite the contrast

So today we decided to pull out Ryan's Christening video from over 7 years ago. Ryan was 2 months old for his Christening and Annalea was 13 months. Quite a difference in temperment between the two...not just because of age mind you. Note what the Der Hayr says at the end of the clip...Ryan apparently was one of "the easiest baptisms ever."

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Today was Christening Day

As an Armenian, being a child of God is no trivial task.

It started out very light, and Annalea was enjoying her self as usual.

Then the ceremony began. First the family must meet in the foyer to denounce Satan so that Annalea could be allowed through the doors of the church.

As the ceremony rolled on, Annalea was getting a little concerned. First of all, "Who is this person holding me?" (Her Godparents both live out of town and she doesn't really know them yet.) And, "What is this guy doing with this pitcher?"

The big moment..."Hey, I had a bath last night!!"

The ceremony ends with congrats from the Der Hayr. "Please, can I have my bottle now?"

Photo Op

Sunday, October 12, 2008

She's makin' strides!

Annalea loves using her Teletubbies walker!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

She had her cake and ate it!!

Finally!!! We celebrated Annalea's birthday as a family only 16 days late...but you know the saying. Annalea has discovered chocolate!!!