Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas in a Nutshell

We enjoyed celebrating Christmas with our family.
It was full of...




Food and MANY dogs!

Toys from Santa.

Tired babies!

More fun and games.




More presents

Presents galore.

and finally home sweet home!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Busy but Having Fun!

We're really enjoying the holiday season this year! Especially since we've had the best weather here in CO. Our weather has just been gorgeous with sunshine and warm temperatures. We've hardly gotten any moisture at all this whole year so things are definitely dry but it's nice to be able to do things outdoors in the fall/winter.
The last few weeks have been full of holiday fun. Last weekend we went to the zoo to have breakfast with Santa. It was so fun this year because Anderson was fascinated with Santa. Santa sang and was very interactive with the kids. I think it will be a yearly tradition for us! We also went to our town's winter festival and to the Denver Botanical Gardens Blossoms of Light. Anderson slept last year but really enjoyed the lights this year. It was funny and kind of sad looking at the poor ice sculptures and guessing what they were before they melted.
Anderson and I are enjoying my holiday break that started on Tuesday. He sure is keeping me busy! He's gotten really good at walking and loves those stairs. He is also down to one nap a day, which is why there hasn't been a post in some time. In the past few weeks Anderson's molars (2 on the top and 2 on the bottom) have been coming in. I think they're almost in! Yay!
We're headed to my Aunt Cathy's house in a few days to spend time with my family and then in January we will go to STL to spend time with James' family. Busy, busy, but I just love the holidays and getting to see our families.

Going up the stairs but taking a break at the landing.
Mommy and her sweet boy.

Help me!
Look at that beard!
Soo exciting!!
Having fun at Madison's first birthday party.
Ready to go look at some lights.

Gotta love the one handed pics.

Sunday, December 05, 2010


We had a fun filled weekend with Grandma C. The weather was very warm (70) until Sunday. We went to the Children's Museum and Anderson loved it! It is so much fun to see him discovering all the new things. The last time we took him he was barely crawling. We even got to eat lunch outside. Grandma babysat Anderson on Friday evening so that James and I could go to his holiday work party downtown. We got dressed up and had a great night. The food was delicious and then we met some friends for a drink afterwards. James got a few free coupons for free hotel nights that we had to use before the end of the year so we stayed downtown after the party. We enjoyed a night without waking up (Anderson is getting his molars).
Anderson is changing so much! It seems like he is doing something new almost every day. He is finally at the point where he wants to take steps on his own (instead of us tricking him into taking steps). He just didn't have the self confidence before and preferred to crawl. He has been really vocal and has been trying to read his books to himself. I'm a teacher, so of course we're trying to instill a love for reading! :)
How does this work?

Family picture for Christmas card.
I don't want the Santa hat on!

I know I'm cute!
My balloon is up there, how do I get it?

Yay, I got my balloon!

Playing in the playhouse.

This is just my thing!

Outside fun.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Relaxation and Fun

We have had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year at home. It was just us this year and even though we missed family/friends, we enjoyed our quality time together. James cooked a turkey and we made a few sides to go along with it. Anderson enjoyed his Thanksgiving meal too! We are so thankful for our family, friends, and health. There is something about having a child that makes us appreciate life so much more.
It has been so nice having James home for an extended time. We have really been on the go since we moved out to CO and this has been the longest stretch that we've both been home and off work! We got out our Christmas decorations and James even hung some lights outside. We've enjoyed the nice warm weather here too! We have gone for runs, shopping, James went for a bike ride, and we went to the zoo today. Yay for one more day of break before it's back to work!
Look at me!

Where did my balloon go?

Humm...what should I do with my sock?


I LOVE boxes!
Help, I'm in Christmas jail!
Up to no good..

My first Merry Go Round ride.

Choo Choo!

Anderson said the word elephant today! He loved
watching them.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Indoor Fun

We've actually had some normal Nov. cold temps the last week so we've been spending more time indoors. It was nice for a few days but we're excited that it will get back in the high 50's and 60's. We'll take it!
Anderson is his normal funny self. He has the most easy going personality and loves to have fun! Lately he has been pointing to everything and talking gibberish. We just tell him what everything is over and over! It is tiring for us but I can't imagine how exhausting it must be for him!
Here's a few pics of our little man...

My new hat that I probably won't keep on.

Going for a ride.

Silly daddy..

Monday, November 08, 2010

Fast Weekend

We had a whirlwind of a weekend in St. Louis. We went to our friends Tori and T.J's wedding and had a great time! We also found time during the short weekend to visit three different friends and their babies that we haven't seen. It was a fast weekend but a good one. Anderson is such a great little traveler. We just love that cute little guy!
Chillin on the chair in the hotel room.
Us and the beautiful bride Tori.
Molly has a new best friend. Anderson takes a
bite and then shares with Molly. We have an adorable
video that we'll post when we get some time to download it.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Super Fun Halloween

We had a fun filled weekend full of parties! It was absolutely beautiful here in CO! As soon as James got home on Friday from Pasadena we went to my school's trunk or treat. Anderson had a ball and enjoyed looking at all the costumes. He even petted another baby that was dressed as a puppy. On Saturday we went to Houston's first birthday party. Then on Sunday we went to my friend Melanie's Halloween party where there were so many babies! They all looked adorable dressed up in their costumes. We had friends over on Halloween night and went trick or treating to a few houses. It was a fun weekend but went way too fast!
I know I make a cute dinosaur!

Anderson and Annie (Snow White)

Walk like a dinosaur!
Baby play
Thanks Grandma and Grandpa C. for the $5.00!
Voting Rocks!