Travis and I went on a little 3 day holiday that was well needed. Oh ya it was without kids. Travis's sister watched Emma and Tobin for us, we were so greatful that she did that for us. We stayed at the Fantasyland hotel in the Roman room. It was really nice. We went to the waterpark, got those aqua massages and saw a movie every night. We also went travel trailer shopping. We hit up 5 dealerships in about 2 hrs and eventually went back to the first place we started. Camping is going to be great now with kids. We tried tenting it 2 years ago and that was it. We decided to never do it again until the kids are older. It was a great trip with out the kids, I was pretty anxious to see them though by the time we got back. I think Tobin got way bigger while we were gone. The kid is getting huge!
Monday, May 25, 2009
So lately I feel like everything I do is half done. It's crazy how much harder it is to get stuff done when you have a baby and a 3 year old. I start the dishes and get interrupted and have to go and feed a baby then I get sidetracked with something else. I'll start laundry and forget about getting that all done because I need to put the baby down for a nap and that takes about 1/2 an hour because heaven forbid he'll just go to sleep the first time. By the time the baby is sleeping Emma needs a snack and won't stop asking until I get one for her then she has to play with mom, which is fine because I like to play with her and would rather do that then clean. Then I try to go outside and pull the dandelions out of the lawn because there are more of them than actual grass!! Emma comes outside with me and gets mad because I'm pull out all the pretty yellow flowers. The we get most of them out I think they multiply as you pull them out too. So in between pulling weeds I'm in and out of the house because Tobin still hasn't decided to fall asleep and is crying... when I finally think he is asleep I go back outside and start the lawn mower, mow part of the lawn and have to go back in because Tobin is awake and ready to get up... Its been about 10 mins since I thought he was napping! This post is making me tired. So my laundry is only half done, my dish are half done, the weeds are a little more than half done and my lawn is half mowed.... fewwwwwwwwwwwwwwsh... what a day, oh and after ever sentence I've had to go and roll Tobin off his stomach because he can't get back on his back when he rolls and he gets really mad! That was a lot of verbal diarrhea! And on top of all this Emma is now only half dressed!
Posted by The Anderson Family at 3:26 PM
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
So I have to start by thanking Mindy for telling me about the awesome shabby blog website. It is awesome. I was just looking through the blinkers and stuff like that when I saw the one that says "Families are Forever". I couldn't agree more with that. I have especially been thinking about that this month as I have for the last 4 years. Tomorrow May 21 is a specially hard day for me. This is the day that my son Ethan passed away. He was born on the 2 of this month. Most of you know the story of what happened. He was born very premature (14weeks early) and developed some complications. Me and Travis had to make the decision to take him off life support. The hardest thing that we have ever had to do. I know I never wrote anything about mother's day so I'm going to tell you about the most special one that I have had so far. The first time that I got to hold Ethan was actually on mother's day. What a great day that was to finally hold my son. I'm so glad that we have the knowledge that we do about family's being forever. Knowing that Ethan will be are son forever and we will get the chance to raise him is a great blessing to me. Life doesn't always seem fair. Challenges and trials get thrown at us all the time. Some are definitely worse than others but we all learn and grow from these things. If only we could see the big picture it would all make more sense. No matter what happens we will always have family. I'm so grateful for my family and for all the love and support that they gave us during the biggest trial that I hope we have to go through. I know there will be more trials and we will learn and grow. We cannot progress without it. Ethan we love you and miss you every day. We look forward to the day that we can all be together as a family. I love you and your Daddy loves you so much. What a great day that will be to hold you in our arms again.
"We held you in are arms now we hold you in are hearts"
"We held you in are arms now we hold you in are hearts"
Posted by The Anderson Family at 4:13 PM
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
So the other day Travis was getting Tobin ready to have a bath. Most of you know that he is kinda chubby!!! Ok he's a lot chubby but I love it. Anyways Travis had all of his clothes off and thought he would be funny... he held Tobin up and said to me "Look at that cute chubby little bum!" It really is a cute little bum but, Tobin's timing couldn't have been better. Right after Travis said that, Tobin peed all over Travis's shirt. It really was too funny! I think Trav learned his lesson that night.
Posted by The Anderson Family at 3:31 PM
Friday, May 1, 2009
I know I'm a bad Mom and missed his first haircut... well I didn't miss it because I cut it I just forgot to take pictures. That is ok though because the second one is way more drastic. Tobin had a lot of hair on top of his head and a lot of patchy spots all the way around. So I took the clippers to it. I love rubbing his little brush cut!! He is such a happy little guy. He rolled over for the first time the other day. 3 times in a row from his tummy to his back. Tobin is starting to grab toys and loves to chew on his little toy puppy! He has had quite the rosey cheeks the last few days so it wouldn't surprise me if a tooth shows up sometime in the next month. I can't believe how big he is getting. Time really does fly.
Before the hair cut...
After the hair cut.
Posted by The Anderson Family at 9:47 AM