Well, my darling little Anna has had quite a big week. On Tuesday she learned to ride her bike without training wheels. She told me, "It only took me two days!!" "And 6 months!", I said. Up until this week, she was so afraid for Doug to let go of her and kept yelping anytime he made a move to let her give it a go on her own. He told both girls they could get new bikes for Christmas if Anna would learn to ride. I guess she was finally ready and when she climbed on that afternoon, she was determined to make it happen.
He practically had to carry her in at the end of the day because she didn't want to stop riding! We're so proud of her and she is extremely proud of herself. She's having a blast!
Anna has always had a pretty little smile. Once she started losing teeth though, things got a bit wonky. Her top two teeth have been loose for a few weeks now. One of them had even started to turn at a very awkward angle but she refused to work on it because it felt tender and could "cause blood".
Doug and I just returned from a wonderful trip to Maine. Nana flew in from Alabama to watch the peanut gallery while we were away. I have a ton of pictures to post but am out of blog storage space. I have purchased more and am waiting for it to kick in. Until then, here are a few shots from the Damariscotta Pumpkin Festival held Columbus Day weekend. There was a pumpkin contest...the winner weighed 1,471 pounds and there was also a pumpkin boat race. Yes, they actually hollowed out 300-500 pound pumpkins and paddled along inside them or attached a motor to them! More of those shots to come!