Monday, November 17, 2014

10 on 10: November 2014

"Mommy, why is that doggy green?"

Millie's not a crust-eater, but she sure lines them up nicely.

Running errands with a baby is like running errands by yourself compared to going with two kids! Also, vampire grin. The middle teeth have broken through now so I'm glad to have some pictures of this funny smile.

My friend calls scenes like this Mount Washmore and I think it's pretty perfect. 2 additional loads not pictured. Someday I'll get the hang of doing a bit each day and not letting it build up!

The Baker's blanket is coming along nicely. Not sure why that navy always looks black in pictures.

This is where I found Millie after her "nap." Sunday shoes on, sitting on a box of Pull-Ups, and singing "I Love to See the Temple" while holding her little wooden temple.

A little snack picnic.

Max will eat anything and everything we give him. It is amazing. 

Learning to be gentle and not pull hair. Millie is such a sweet sister a lot of the time.

Proof that he does actually have hair! 

Thursday, November 13, 2014


Monka and Ampa went to Utah for a few days last week but Sarah stayed behind, so we got to stay with her at their house! We went up Wednesday afternoon (would have been Wednesday morning but that was the day of the garage incident) and came back Friday evening. It was awesome to have Tyler's commute shrink to 5 minutes, to hang out with Sarah and pick her up from school each day, and to have access to TV for a couple of days. 

Because we left in the afternoon, the traffic was awful. After the garage stuff I was already in a bad mood and the traffic just really made me mad. Between Christmas music and this cute boy's lips, we made it there smiling.

Millie played with Sarah's Bitty Baby stuff constantly, and Max like to eat it too.

There was a crew doing some repairs on the outside of the apartment and they happened to start re-constructing the deck on the bedroom where we were sleeping, which meant holding Max was the only way to get him to nap. It was so noisy.

The weather was beautiful so we enjoyed some walks outside and the actually-changing leaves!

Exploring. We had a fun time!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Tired much, Max?

Those little solar-powered toys have now been moved into Millie's room because Max has found that he can reach them! Poor things.

A cute cake Gigi brought to us for Halloween.

These two were dancing crazy on Saturday morning. The dancing becomes much more acrobatic when Daddy is involved!

Fell asleep mid-crawl.

We jumped on the thankful tree bandwagon. It's pretty fun. I'm excited for the leaves to cover the tree, because obviously it is not very good!! I am still not an artist.

I had a little incident and broke the garage door. Luckily, we have a friend in our ward who is a garage door repairman! He came and saved the day. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Halloween 2014

Our "cheerleader princess." Millie insisted on wearing this crown for a few days straight, no matter where we were. 

Our little football player - go Cougars! 

Max is officially really hard to take pictures of. He would crawl away cackling as if he knew how frustrated I was!

We had a jam-packed day of fun. Pumpkin hunt at the park in the morning (posted before), Millie's playgroup for a little bit while I snuggled with Max, visiting Monka after lunch, visiting Daddy at work and trick-or-treating around his office, a visit from Gigi and Poppy, and trick-or-treating around the neighborhood! 

2 sleeping pics in one day. I know. But he's just so sweet! And his almost-splits are pretty funny. That kid is surprisingly flexible.

Millie decided she wanted to be Belle for trick-or-treating! Gotta love a 2-year old with options.

Our neighborhood has a cool system for handing out candy - we all go to the edge of our driveways so that the kids don't have to walk up to the doors! It saves time, it's safer, and it gets everyone out and seeing each other. 

Millie and Daddy had a fun time trick-or-treating together. I stayed and passed out candy while Max slept. Millie came home with a full bucket and I went inside with an {almost} empty one, so I'd say it was all around a successful night!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Pumpkin hunt

Our neighbor and friend (and cousin! So funny - story below the pics) puts on a fun pumpkin hunt each year. This was our second time going, and it was so fun! Sharon took some awesome pictures, and I'll let them do the talking. There's some phone pictures in there too, because that's just what I do. It was a beautiful morning, and a great way to start off Halloween.

Playing before hunting. Look! Jackets!

Decorating bags to hold the pumpkins and goodies

Maybe one of my favorite pictures of Millie ever! So cute and funny!

So on our run the other morning, Sharon mentioned her great aunts. She said some names that I knew were more than familiar, so I asked their last names. It turns out, they're my great aunts too! Our grandparents are siblings! We are second cousins!! If you meet someone and 2 years later find out you're related, you might be an Andersen. If this situation doesn't even seem strange to you, you're definitely an Andersen! What a funny world.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Goldfish picnic

We were feeling a little cooped up the other day, but didn't feel like venturing all the way out to the park. We ended up on a picnic blanket in the backyard with a bowl of Goldfish and some candy corn! Looking back, I think this triggered my weird allergy attack later that night and subsequent sickness, but oh well. Worth it.

Texas is not known for soft grass. Max sat here for a few solid minutes trying to figure out how to get out of there without touching the grass anymore!

Sharing issues. "Mom, he's just a widdle baby! He can't have fishies!"

She ended up making a little bed in the backyard. Funny girl.