Saturday, November 29, 2008

Visiting Santa

Here's Anderson 1st visit with Santa. He did SOOOO well! We hadn't really planned to get it done that day- the day after Thanksgiving, but there was no line, so we figured what the heck!

His shirt says "All Mommy Wants for Christmas is a Silent Night" which is just so true!

5 Months!


I've said it before, I'll say it again- AJ is growing up SO FAST! On Thanksgiving day, he turned 5 months old. He is growing like a weed- easily fitting into 6 month clothes and is doing new things daily. He's rolling over ALL the time which makes it interesting trying to change his diaper. He's also trying to sit up, but can't quite yet. I'd give it a few more weeks and he'll be there. He also talks and jabbers a lot.

Thankfully, Anderson has started to deal a little better with his car seat and stroller. It's still not perfect, but it's better. It used to be that guaranteed he would cry in them, but now I feel like we've got a 60% chance of him being ok.

We continue to try new foods; bananas, avocado, and sweet potato so far. His favor is sweet potato. I think we may try pears next week.

He is also doing really able to focus on things, entertain himself better and better and play with many toys that before he could just look at. He's got a serious grip on things at times- especially my hair!

This month I think we're going to be very busy getting ready for the holidays- shopping, entertaining and meeting new people in my MOMS Club. I was asked to be the Vice President of the club so that means I will be meeting even more people. I'm really excited about it!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

We certainly have A LOT to be thankful for this year. First and foremost, our beautiful baby boy Anderson who lights up our lives each and every day. He's the most fun and entertains me daily. I love him more than I could ever imagine.

Of course I'm very thankful for my family. I'm so lucky that everyone is happy and healthy and we are fortunate enough to spend the holiday with my Mom who flew out. I'm certainly thinking about the rest of my family who I am not able to see today, but looking forward to seeing them next month for Christmas.

I'm also very thankful for all of my wonderful friends in Colorado and also in California. I have the best friends in the world who are there in great times and in the not so great times too.

Lastly, I'm so grateful that Jason and I have the life that we have. We live in a great community, in a wonderful house surrounded by fantastic neighbors. I'm able to stay home with Anderson to raise him which has always been my dream. We are so lucky that even with the way our economy is today, that Jason's job allows us to live on one income.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Did someone say TURKEY?? :)

Sunday, November 23, 2008