Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Keaton and James Henry

Our friend, James Henry came over to play for a couple of hours yesterday evening. Here's a short video of them having fun together.

Monday, March 30, 2009

11 months old!

This is the closest I could get to a smile today. I can't believe my baby boy is one month from being one year old!

Friday, March 27, 2009

My Plant Family

When my mom came a couple of weeks ago, she helped me install this great plant shelf. I love it - I think it adds so much life to my kitchen! I have named each of my plants. I figure that if I give them each names and "adopt" them as new members of our family, I am less likely to neglect to water them. So, I would like to introduce the newest members of the Anderson household:

Verna (the African Violet): Mom brought her from Oklahoma. She is so dainty and beautiful! Apparently, she can be a little high-maintenance, but I love her anyway.

Charlotte and Peter Parker are brother and sister. I read that Spider plants are very easy to grow and propagate. According to the website I read, "If you take proper care of your plants, you will soon have a house full of spider plants. Spider plants reproduce like bunnies when they are given the right conditions to grow in..." Yikes! Ever seen the movie Arachnophobia?

Lucky is my Shamrock plant. He came from Publix. I just potted him the other day. We have not really bonded yet, but I'm sure we will.

Merrily is my friendly Philodendron. I've actually had her for over a year now. She is named for her pot that I made in high school art class with one of my favorite teachers, Merrily Gamwell.

We are one big happy family!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Spring Break

My mom, brother, and sister came to visit us for their spring break last week (hence, the lack of blogging). We had such a great time, and Keaton enjoyed all the extra attention! I love having a full house, so I'm a little depressed this morning in my quiet house :-( Here's a few pics from their visit.

Watching basketball online with Grandma and Uncle Jason

Silly Uncle Jason

Happy Boy!

Out for an evening drive with Dad

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Saturday in the Park

We took advantage of the mild weather on Saturday and took Keaton to the park for a picnic. He had a blast just sitting on the blanket watching the other children play and dogs walk by. He also played on the swing and slid down the slide a few times. We are looking forward to many more of these wonderful days outdoors this spring!

Back at home on the porch helping dad read.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


In my opinion, there are not many things in the world more entertaining than a laughing baby. I'm always so amazed and puzzled at what cracks him up! Tonight, it was daddy saying "zap!"

First Toothbrush

Now that Keaton has 5 teeth, I thought it was about time we start getting him used to brushing his teeth. So, we bought a brand new Elmo toothbrush yesterday at Wal-mart. He liked the taste of the toothpaste, but thought the toothbrush worked much better as a drumstick.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

10 months old!

I was a day late with his month birthday sign since we were traveling yesterday. I can't believe my boy is getting so old. He is loving his new learning table. Thanks Cousin Matthew!

Oklahoma/Texas Trip

Keaton and I just returned from a 10 day trip to Oklahoma and Texas visiting some family and friends. My older brother Justin and his wife Sheri (who live in Idaho) were in town for a wedding, so I thought it was a good time for a "work trip." We spent a week in Bartlesville, and then drove down to Fort Worth for the weekend to see the Hudson/Dennison clan. We had such a great time, but we were really glad to get home. I think Daddy was happy to have us home too. Here are some pics from our trip.

Uncle Justin and Aunt Sheri

This is the first time all 8 of us siblings have been altogether at the same time in a very long time!

Grandma Ruby

Aaron and Mia

Taking a bath with Hudson and William

Keaton with Grandma

Hudson and Keaton playing together

Aunt Meg

Emery turned 1, and we got to go to her birthday party on Saturday!