Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Miss C Turnes 4!




4th Birthday Interview:

Favorite color? Pink and Blue
Favorite toy? My Little Pony’s
Favorite fruit? Raspberries 
Favorite TV show? My Little Pony
Favorite breakfast? Waffles
Favorite lunch? Mac & Cheese
Favorite outfit? Butterfly Shirt
Favorite game? Candy land
Favorite snack? snack bar ( special K vanilla crisp)
Favorite animal? Giraffe 
Favorite song? My Little pony song
Favorite book? Coloring Book
Favorite cereal? Tiger Cereal ( Frosted Flakes)
Favorite thing to do outside? Play with friends while riding the scooter
Favorite drink? Sweet Tiger Milk ( vanilla flavored milk)
Favorite holiday? Christmas
Favorite thing to take to bed? Yellow Blanket
Who is your best friend? Jackson
What do you want to eat for your birthday dinner? Cake
What do you want to be when you grow up? Princess

Miss C, I can never put into words how much your Daddy and I love you. You are such a smart precious little girl. There is nothing you won't try and no stranger you won't talk to. You make us laugh everyday and out smart us all the time. You are very independent but don't stray to far from yourMamma (Please never change that). You are spreading your wings and learning to play with all the new neighbors and tackling playground politics well. Your only child syndrome does come out every now and then ( you don't like to share Ryker). I can tell already your going to be such a great big sister and you take great care of mommy while I'm pregnant. 
You are 40" tall
You weigh 38 lb.
You wear a 9 1/2 shoe (huge)
Your now wearing 5T clothes, pants at least. 
You hate brushing your hair but you love to wear a bow
You are a terrible eater, the only thing you eat with no fight is a happy meal
You love fruit and won't even look at vegetables
Your teeth brushing skills are getting better all the time. 
You love anything to do with horses and babies
You hate getting dressed
You are starting to show a lot of interest in reading so we are working on that
You can write your name! 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Happy Birthday Mr. T

Happy 39th Birthday to a great husband and wonderful
Daddy! One more year and your over the hill!
Miss C made daddy his favorite, cheese cake!
Mr. T has a very (to him) special picture of the Maroon Bells. It had the most hideous matte and frame from his bachelor pad days! He refused to get rid of it and I could see him looking for places to hang it on our new house. Since the Maroon Bells is where Mr. T proposed to me it has become a special place to both of us. So I had the picture reframed and it is going to actually get to hang in the house rather than the garage.








I'm not sure that this gift was not totally for Miss C!



Monday, March 5, 2012

How to handle pregnancy woes


Pregnancy woes got you down? Well they sure got me! If you read any pregnancy book or website there is just not much you can do. They all advise you to take some time to relax. Relaxation with a 3 year old and a house to finish... Well that sounds likely... NOT!


But my two favorite girls helped me make some R&R time.




Nap with Lucy




Miss C provided of snack of cherry tomatoes, ranch and wheat thins.




No day of relaxation is complete with out a pedi! Polish and blanket by Hello Kitty





Ok 2nd trimester let's see that pregnancy glow! 







The Rest Of The Story part 1



as Paul Harvy would say... and the rest of the story 
part 1

So I announced I was expecting back on February 17, here. But I never explained how all this really came about. Don't worry I not telling that kinda story! 
For most people having more children is something they have been planning, hoping for or always had on there plan. Not us. Mr. T and I are both only children, it's our normal and frankly we both like it. Actually not only are we only children but our first cousins we are closest to are all only children as well (yes both Trey and I). So like I said it really is all we know. 
It's not until I got older that I see the benefits of siblings. I see patterns in my husband and I that relate directly back to being only children and most of theses are patterns and character traits we developed as adults and as I 'm sure you can guess they are not all positive. Enough on that subject it's a post all in it's self! 
So on with our story, we adored Miss C from the moment we met her! How could we ever love another human as much? Having another baby was never completely off the table but it was NOT on the agenda. I'm no spring chicken but I knew I still had time. We never had pressure from our families to have another baby, actually quite the opposite. 
Seems like everyone around me has had at least 1 more baby if not 2 in the time since I had Miss C. They were proudly planning and scheduling sexcapades with their husbands and even 
 unfortunately trips to the fertility doctor. I still had no baby fever. Then along came Baby B, my friends second son. It's like the stares aligned and the timing was right and I was ready. Plus Miss C melts every time she see baby B. I mean he has her total attention. There it was, she looked at me while holding that baby an I knew she wanted and needed that partner in crime, that support system, that person to fight with constantly yet always love. 

So my plan was put into motion. It was the end of football season and Mr. T was distracted so he did not notice for a month or two that things were a little more regular than they usually are (have you tried doing this activity with a 3 year old sharing your space?) When he did catch on, well I did not hear any complaints, hey this is a man we are talking about here. So if my math is correct it took me about 4 months to pull off my plan. Just in time for Christmas! 
Mr. T had no idea! I knew on the first day of my missed period I was pregnant. I also knew I could not keep a secret! I convinced Mr. T that we should open some gifts that night the Tuesday before Christmas, a mini Christmas just the 3 of us. Telling him it was silly to take this huge castle to my parents house. So I whipped up a dinner, made all 3 of us put on PJ's and set the stage. I wrapped the pregnancy test in a Tiffany's box and placed it under the tree. Mr. T has really been wanting a new watch hee hee hee. Mini Christmas began... 



video



did you hear that? Miss C told Mr T it was a pen! I cut the video short but he does actually get excited after a few min. 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Embrace the camera: 3-1-12 Tart Face






After MUCH thought we decided to let today be Miss C's last day at her current school. A few things helped tip the scale in favor of this decision.
1. Logistically it was a pain in the rear driving her the now 25 miles from our new house  to school that was taking about an hour to do. 2. The daily debate on Shopping killing time for 4 hours till pick up or driving home and back. 3. When to start her at the new school summer or fall.

So the plan is to let her take a early summer vacation. Visit the farm and spend time with family, take a baby moon but most importantly spend time as a family of 3 before we are a family of 5! Then she will start up part time at her new school in June. Giving her time to get adjusted to the new school before the babies arrive. 

Truth be told, Mr T had to do drop off and pickup today. I hate goodbyes and knew pregnancy hormones would not let me control the mass amount of tears that would flow as they handed me all her belongings. 

After pick up we took Daddy to our favorite after school treat spot

Vanilla Frozen Yogurt with Gummy Bears! 
The tart face picture!



here's the nitty gritty on embrace the camera:
1. take a picture of YOU with your kids, spouse, friends, etc. the point of embrace the camera is to get in front of the camera and to document a bit of yourself.
2. link up your POST, not your blog, that way we can see your embrace post.
3. link back to The Anderson Crew by a text link or using our button in your post.
4. and lastly, have fun and visit each other!
leave each other lots of love---it's not easy to get in front of the camera---bravo to all of you who join us every week! your family will thank you for it one day :)


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