Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A's party

Catch up time. The whole world is busy celebrating Christmas and here I am catching up on things from a month ago. Here are some cute shots from Anderson's birthday party. I loved having the little kids at the big kid's table. The conversation was really sophisticated that night. Loud, but sophisticated.

Ally was sick that night, so Gabriella had Anderson all to herself. Look at those ladykiller eyes!

I love this shot of Jake and Anderson doing practice walks together. And apparently it's not a party until Dad turns you upside-down. Get with the program, Jason! Thank you all for coming and making it a special night for the boy. I know he won't remember it, but these pictures will help us convince him that everything was equal between him and big sis!
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Saturday, December 5, 2009

A is 1

Still in denial that our little baby is actually a year old. It's been a year filled with cuteness and smiles as you can tell from the pictures above. It's hard to find a picture of him where he's not smiling. We spent the morning taking his 1-year pictures and will celebrate with a small get-together tomorrow night. Also on the "celebration" list is a visit to Red Robin for the traditional ice cream sundae and singing and a hair cut! I couldn't bring myself to cut it before his birthday, but the Hulk Holgan/Terry Bradshaw look just isn't working anymore.

On the list of Anderson's favorite things:
Favorite people: Me, Jason and Maizie (this boy loves his family and dives to us whenever he gets the chance--so sweet)
Favorite pasttimes: Climbing stairs, chairs, boxes, benches and anything else that gets him off the ground; also sticking small items into his mouth, gnawing on electrical cords and anything else to foil any attempts at baby-proofing.
Favorite things: His blue blankets (thanks to Aunt Stephanie, Tanya and Kim); the piano; his toy circus truck; bread
Favorite ways to make friends: Waving, chattering, clapping to "If You're Happy and You Know It" and peek-a-boo!

I was hoping he'd take his first steps today. He's SOOOO close, and he may have taken a few steps during his photo shoot to try to escape the evil flash. Keep your eyes peeled for an "I'm walking!" video coming to your favorite blog soon. He loves to stand up and dance and clap to music or So You Think You Can Dance, so I think it will go down in history that this boy was dancing before he could walk.

Happy Birthday, sweet Anderson. You've made it to your first birthday with all 3 syllables in tact. Phew.
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