Thursday, September 10, 2009

Growing Up!

Saturday was Anderson's 9 month-day. We spent it with good friends and family in Abilene. Tons of fun! Took him to the doctor today and he is 17 lbs., 10 oz. (6th percentile). His height was 27.25 inches (11 percentile) and his head was, uh, well, in the 90th percentile. No wonder I've been having trouble getting his shirts on. The picture above is the "framer" for the dining room. Anderson's new "tricks" this month are pulling up (and learning to get down), putting new things in his mouth (and learning to let mommy fish them out), chasing after his big sis, and clapping to performances on So You Think You Can Dance. I couldn't have asked for a happier, sweeter, cuter man child.

Another big milestone was Maizie's first day of school. It was a bit of a madhouse getting out the door, but I dutifully posed her for first day pics when we got home. She was HYPER, so this is the best we could do. She's loving her class this year with Miss Angela and Miss Jeanne and can really repeat back the things they talk about this year.

Here are the two rugrats being so sweet together....

And now for the rest of the story. 90% of the time, all is well between the two siblings. But luck allowed me to capture this face when Anderson reached his "sharing" limit. Love it.
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Here's a shout out to my most loyal reader, Dad! It's my Dad's birthday today and he's taking care of my mom in the hospital, so I thought a movie chronicalling our trip home to Michigan complete with sappy music would cheer both of them up.

My Dad is funny and sweet and caring and giving and forgiving and he makes an amazing Papa to our kiddos. Hope you have a wonderful day and Mom gets better as a gift to you! Love you!