Monday, June 20, 2011

Father's Day

We had such a wonderful Sunday celebrating Father's Day! We started off worshiping with our church family. We rarely get to worship together since Jon runs the broadcast, but we have decided to plug into a Sunday School class last hour and went for the first time this week and really enjoyed it! We have missed being in a Sunday School class together so much , but with Jon's responsibilities on Sunday morning it has been a challenge to make it work! We really are hoping to be able to plug in without too many interruptions!!

We then went to my grandparents house and had a nice lunch, some homemade ice cream and great fellowship! Anderson and I are so blessed to have Jon! He is a wonderful dad and loves Anderson so much! Anderson lights up when Jon walks through the door and there is nothing sweeter! Thankful for a godly, loving, thoughtful, passionate, hardworking husband and father! Here are 2 of my favorite pictures from the day... Best Buddies!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Most recent project

I have been dying to have a chalkboard wall in our house - and we finally do!!! Here are the steps:

1. Wash your wall
2. Paint 3 coats of chalkboard paint letting each coat dry
3. Wait 48 hours
4. Using the side of a piece of chalk draw all over your wall and then erase it
5. Repeat step 4
6. Get creative! Your chalkboard wall is READY!

I painted a calendar on our wall because I want it to always be there! I seriously can't stop staring at it! Can't wait to erase it all and start over again :)


Friday, June 10, 2011

My Water Bug!

I'm glad to report that Anderson LOVES the pool! We went Thursday and he had a blast! He loved the water fountain in the baby pool, was not afraid to splash or be splashed, and didn't even mind getting floated on his back. When I put him on his belly he naturally kicked his feet and used his arms! Maybe a future swimmer??? His favorite part was probably watching the big kids play! We see much fun in the sun in our future!

I think this picture captures his excitement about swimming!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

8 months and 4 days

I had to give you a quick update! Last night Anderson did 3 new things...

1) Sprouted the tippity tip of a tooth through the gums!
2) Actually chewed and swallowed a puff - he normally just plays with them or spits them out!
3) Said "mama"! Obviously he doesn't know what he is saying but it was music to my ears!!

I also forgot to mention that Anderson loves animal noises! His favorite sound to hear me make is a cow - he grins and laughs every time! He will try to imitate a few too! He will do a cat almost every time and occasionally he will imitate a dog if there is a dog around but it sounds more like he is doing a deep cough and he get a really funny face when he does the dog sound - he furrows his brows and looks kinda mean! haha!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

8 Months

Anderson is so big!! I cannot believe 8 months has passed since we brought him home from the hospital! And I cannot believe how much he has changed and all the things he can do! Anderson now crawls on his knees! He can get anywhere. He has learned that he can come to where mom is instead of crying for her to come to him. He imitates noises and sounds that we make. He says "DaDa" all day long. Besides blowing raspberries that is pretty much what i hear all day every day. He loves bath time more than ever now that he can get in the big boy tub all alone. He plays in the tub on his belly and sitting and with all kinds of toys! He also has started the early stages of cruising and I have a feeling in a week or so he will be a full blown cruiser! Our little man is a busy boy and on the go all day long. He chatters constantly too! He also loves to explore - in the tupperware, trying to help momma unload the dishwasher, he can basically get anything anywhere and we have had to start paying close attention to things laying around, especially his 3 favorites - outlets, cords and shoes!! He also has become quite the wild sleeper. I love to watch him in his moniter roll and twist and even crawl in his sleep! His favorite sleep position is on his side cuddled up to his puppy "jellycat" toy! We love life with our little booger. He is so sweet, has the most gorgeous smile, tons of thick course hair, and a crazy funny personality! We are so thankful for the gift of Anderson! The Lord is truly gracious!