Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Anson: 6 Months

Okay, so I am way behind AGAIN! Promise that his 7th Month post will come at the end of this week when he turns 7 months!

6 Months Stats: Weight:14lbs 10oz Height: 26inches 

Dear Anson,

Most of your 6th month was spent traveling to Arizona, Southern California and then we moved to Florida for Daddy's job.  Through it all, you were amazing! You are such an angel, you're always on your best behavior when I'm most concerned that you"ll have a hard time.  We had a blast with Daddy's family in California and we're starting to get settled in Florida.  You had a really hard time getting back on your schedule with the 3 hour time change, but you did surprisingly well for how exhausted you were.  You are growing so quickly, changing everyday. 

We introduced you to veggies this month and probably a bit prematurely, but we are new at this and we're still learning.  You are so patient with us and no one would ever know that you had constipation or any discomfort, because you are so content.  You took to veggies quite well, you love carrots and peas, but squash hurts your tummy and you do not like sweet potatoes.  Your appetite is steadily growing and you're packing on the pounds! It's amazing to watch you grow into a little boy. 

You met your Granny for the first time (you met Grampy back in July at Deer Springs) and the joy that you brought to her was sweet to see.  She loves you so much and you loved her instantly. 

We took you to the beach for the first time.  You didn't like the water or the sand much much, so needless to say, we don't take you there very often. 

You have some crazy hair and your Daddy LOVES it!  He yells at me if I gel it down.  I just leave it now, because you are cute the way you are, no need for gel. 

You are rolling  like crazy, anxious to discover the world around you.  You are so close to sitting up on your and we practice everyday.  You love it when we snort at you and you are giggling and smiling all the time.  You have the funniest stretch that you do when you wake up in the morning and from naps that I have yet to capture on film.  You stretch your legs and arms up and out as far as they will go and push your belly out, it makes me laugh every time!  You love to to be read and sang to and I try to read a book everyday and I sing to you every night before bed.  You've started singing back to me sometimes and it is the sweetest sound that I've ever heard!

Thank you are being such an good little boy.  You really do have a sweet temperament and you  are more than Mommy and Daddy could have ever dreamed!  We feel so blessed to  have you!  We love you so much!

Daddy & Mommy

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Taylor's family + gorgeous condo + Seaworld + Disneyland = BEST WEEK EVER!!!!!

 So watching Taylor's Dad with Anson is quite possibly the cutest thing on the planet! 
Bailey, Claire and Hazel LOVE Anson and he adores them.  It was so fun that they couldn't get enough of holding and playing with him!

It was a brief time in the pool, but getting him dressed in his swimming outfit made in worth every second!  Pretty much the cutest monkey on the block!  The pool area was beautiful!

 Seaworld was fantastic, but I mostly enjoyed hanging with the stingrays, Shamu and the dolphins.  Let's be honest though, the dolphin show makes Shamu look like a junk show.  Also, watching Mom # 2/Grandma snuggle Anson was one of the highlights.  Anson LOVES his Grandma!

Dear Disneyland, the Halloween party was fantastic.  Thank you for letting my nieces and son get dressed up  and for loading our buckets and bags with candy (which we're still eating), for the dazzling parade quickly followed by the most spectacular firework show that I've ever seen!  I will bring my kids back when I actually have kid(s) and they are older and can enjoy it.

Disney Day #2
I quite enjoyed reliving my childhood.  I haven't been to Disneyland since I was 5 years old, so this was the BEST 25th Birthday present. I rode every ride that I could get my Nieces, Natalie or Mom #2 on.  The teacups were just as great as I remember, accept that it felt more complete this time with my nieces laughing their brains out as we spinned as fast as we could.  I don't really remember the nauseous feeling afterward though, so you can keep that Walt.  I know Anson didn't have a clue what was going on, but I still had fun showing him the park, getting a picture with every character we could (where there wasn't an INSANE line) and getting him a stuffed Mickey that was of course Halloween themed at the end.

First, thank you Mom and Natalie for working your buns off and getting us all free passes into Disneyland and thank you Seaworld employee for letting me use Lauren's pass so that we could get in free there as well!!  Thanks family for the party of Anson's and my life!  Thank you for the delicious food, the lovely accommodations and all the love and help with Anson!  Love you guys!  It was such a blast and I hope that we can go on another trip like it sometime soon!!!

Side note: Taylor's parents hauled Anson and all of our crap to Arizona pre Southern Cal, then to So-Cal and then Taylor's Dad hauled us to Florida--talk about the best Parents and Grandparents ever. Thank
 you from the bottom of our hearts, it helped us out so much!