Friday, December 19, 2008

He Spits!

This is Anderson's new talent...I know that I shouldn't laugh at him when he does this because it's going to come back to haunt me, but I can't help it! It's the funniest thing!

Sorry it's so dark- I think you can see it tho.

On The Road Again...

We're about to celebrate Anderson's first Christmas. I am reminded of 6 months ago before I had AJ when I was thinking about what his Christmas would be like. At that time I wasn't sure if we'd go back to California to be with family or have our family out here. We decided it would make the most sense to go out there because we can see so many people.

Tomorrow we're heading out to Orange County, California for a week. Unlike the other few trips we've made, Jason will be joining us and I'm THRILLED! Not only do I want him with us for Christmas and to be with family, but it will take a lot of stress and pressure off of me. It is so nice to know that I'll have a lot of help.

Of course we have a lot of plans while we're away. We will celebrate Christmas 4 or 5 times with different people. We plan to see my Mom & Dave, Dad & Cory, Matt & Kristin, most of Jason's family. We'll also see lots of friends.

I'm off to pack- it's never ending! :)

Merry Christmas!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Holiday Party

Last night we had a Holiday Party at our house with our best friends and their kids. It was a wonderful time! Each year we all get together and do a nice meal and a gift exchange for the kids and this year we added in an ornament exchange for the women.

Jason cooked a WONDERFUL prime rib and then everyone brought a side. We had a few great appetizers, salad, potatoes and 2 great desserts!

This was Anderson's first time being a part of this tradition and it was just so fun watching him interact with and be entertained by all the kids. Most of the kids are much older than him so he is entertained just by watching them run around the house or when they talk to him.

The Whole Gang

AJ's Christmas Gift

" can I fit this into my mouth?"

A Tooth!

It's official- Anderson has a tooth! Well, at this point, it's just a little sharp pointy thing coming through his gums, but it is there! I can feel it, but can't really see it. It is on the bottom center.

The other day he put my finger in his mouth like he always does and chomped down and I felt something sharp. I kept feeling around to be sure I wasn't just imagining it and sure enough there it was.

I think I'm excited about this, but at the same time I wonder about him biting me (OUCH!) and then there's the reality that this just is another sign that he's growing up!