Thursday, September 27, 2012


Keaton has decided as of a few nights ago that he no longer wants to be singer, but an actor. How does a 4 year old who only only watches animated movies even know what an actor is? Don't ask me. But he did recognize that the voice of Tito from Oliver and Company was the same as Banzai (the hyena) from The Lion King

Who is this kid? 

For those keeping track, this is the third career change in the last month for this ambitious boy. So, I think hold off a few weeks before we hire an agent.

After all, "the hardest part about being an actor is figuring out how to get INSIDE the TV, Mom." 

Friday, September 21, 2012


Last weekend was cause for MUCH celebration in the Anderson household. Not only did we celebrate Mark's 2nd birthday, but Daddy returned from a 24 day mission to Poland! 

Funny story: Scott didn't actually arrive until after the boys had gone to bed on Saturday night. On Sunday morning, Mark crawled out of his bed, ran down the hall and climbed in our bed (which he often does). He was quite surprised to find Daddy there! He said, "Uh oh! Dada!":-)
This was definitely the longest we've ever had to be apart as a family, which made it all the more sweeter that Scott took Monday off just to celebrate!

We spent Monday morning at Bellows enjoying the beautiful weather and beach. It was perfect!

this birthday boy loves the water!

He is in his element at the beach
The water was so beautiful on Monday!
Enjoying some much needed Daddy-time!

Sweet brother moment!
Talking Daddy's ear off...
Keaton was really worried about this sign. He kept warning us and everyone else who would listen to "be very careful!"
 On Monday evening, we met Karen and her boys at Chuck-E-Cheese! I said it once, I'll say it again - Monday night is the ONLY time to go to CEC! It is so much more laid back than party-central-Saturday. They boys basically had the place to themselves and had such a blast! 
Mark's favorite ride was the hot cocoa cup. He probably rode it 20 times!
Here's comes the cake!
He was not so sure about Chuck E at first...
"Happy Birthday to Mark!"
He warmed up to him pretty fast... Say "Chuck E Cheese!"
So blessed!

Friday, September 14, 2012


Two years ago today, God blessed us with our second son Mark Nathan! 
Just look at him. Sweet, innocent, helpless, angelic, perfect...
Still sweet - not quite as innocent. Or angelic.
But, we love our crazy, opinionated, funny, independent, mischievous, smart, noisy, adventerous Marky just the way he is! Our family would not be complete without him and I thank God for the precious gift of this boy every single day! 

Today is a busy! We have a friend over to play this morning, and then we are headed up to the North Shore for a church retreat. So, we are putting the birthday celebrations on hold until Monday, when Daddy is home to help us celebrate! More birthday pics to come...

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


I feel so safe knowing that Superman and Batman are sleeping down the hall from me. 


I can't explain Superman's six pack, but Batman has been working out with me regularly.