Sunday, February 7, 2010

Tiki Tom & Tiki Tina

Here is Jordan & Jonah with Tiki Toma and Tiki Tina :)

We spent most of our time down in the water. Jordan loved it so much that he ended up getting a blister on every single one of his toes! Jonah didn't know quite what to think. Jonah did know that the water in the pools wasn't quite as warm as his bath water here at home:)

We also enjoyed some pizza from pizza luce while we watch a very disappointing Vikings game :( We all managed to survive - somewhat.

What a blessing it was to spend sometime together - the four of us!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Go Vikes!

Here is our new little Brett Farve Fan! What is this daddy of his teaching him :) Go Vikes!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Here's a video of the slip-n-slide fun Jordan had on the 4th with his cousins.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Summer Fun

Okay so Matt is the one that usually does the posting so I am not quite sure how to do this whole thing yet, but this is how you are going to get it :) All of the pictures are in reverse order because I can get them to drag.

Anyways, so having two boys is totally exhausting! But I would have to say that these two little boys are so easy (most days). Its all the other "stuff" that needs our attention that wears us out. It has been quite the adjustment since I have been back to work - that is for me. The boys have done great! It helps that they have such an amazing dad as well! We have been having a blast this summer! Here are just a few pictures (okay, maybe a lot of pictures) to show you what we've been up to. If I can get Matt away from seminary papers I might beable to post with pictures in the right order next time.

The boys and I - Not bad for taking our own picture.

Jonah just chilling - he loves his bumbo!

Jonah got his first haircut from aunt Lisa. We had to get rid of that mullet & those stray hairs!

Playing with Jordan's cars inthe crib

We bought a family membership to the MN zoo this year. It is totally worth it if we end up going at least three times and we've already gone twice. Jordan loves it! Here's a few pictures of all the fun we have when we go.

Jordan feeding a giraffe - he thought this was pretty cool.

New play ground at the zoo

We got to see Papa Ken, Uncle Joe, Aunt Andrea, and cousins Eli & Elana in the 4th of July parade this year! Jordan thought all those toe trucks hooked together was pretty great (The first truck shown here tows 10-12 other trucks). We got to sit with Aunt Laura and cousins Oliva, Emma & Ashley at the parade. We then headed to Nana and Papa's house for a BBQ and an afternoon full of water- fun!

Hanging out with cousins Molly, Eli & Sophie

Loving the slip n slide (I will post a video when I figure out how)

Jonah hanging out with Grandma. Smiley guy :)

Double Troouble!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Father's Day Fun

This past weekend was the first in a long time where we had no real agenda other than to just have fun as a family. No traveling. No big house projects. Just the four of us.
So we ended up starting the weekend by picking strawberries at the strawberry patch on Saturday. Last year, Jordan had a lot of fun picking strawberries and we thought this year would be more of the same. While Jonah just chilled in his carrier, Jordan was more interested in walking up and down the aisles looking for ants, carrying around the marking flags, and stepping on the sprinkler than he was in actually picking strawberries (although he still ate enough strawberries for the four of us!). All in all, it made for a very unique outing.
Then on Sunday, after Dad got to sleep in with Jonah as Mom made apple pancakes, we made our first ever trip to the Minnesota Zoo.
We had a hunch Jordan would enjoy it, as we'd already had numerous ventures to the Como Zoo. After several hours at the zoo, we'd had enough fun to decide on purchasing a membership. For Sally and I, our highlight was time walking around together as a family, and experiencing all of the sights and sounds through Jordan's eyes. Jordan claims his highlight was the buffalo, although we are a bit skeptical as we only spent about 5 seconds or so watching them. Jordan also really enjoyed the opportunity to touch both a snake and a lizard, as well as the butterfly exhibit, the wolves, and running around with the binoculars.
All in all, it was refreshing to spend quality time together as a family, and we are thankful for the blessings God has given us in our two little boys.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

An Eventful Month

Okay, so we know we said we'd be updating the blog more frequently and haven't really held up to our end of the bargain... So what follows is a mega-post that will update on the many things that have happened over the past month-and-a-half.

First, some news on the Jonah side of things: Jonah has grown a lot in the past couple of months. He is already 10 weeks old, and started sleeping through the night this past week. Yahoo for BabyWise!!! He is similar to his brother Jordan in that he was in the 90th percentile for length, while being a little heavier than Jordan at the 50th percentile for his weight. He is a very smiley and talkative boy and has been such a gift to our family.

We've also had some fun times with our families in the past month. In May we went down to visit Matt's family, where Jordan had a fun time taking a canoe ride with Dad and Papa Dave. Then this past week, we went to visit Sally's family, where Jordan got to see Papa Ken's trucks. He really enjoyed both experiences immensely!

Finally, we embarked on our first family road trip as we drove down to St. Louis for Luke and Sarah's wedding. We were admittedly apprehensive to take an infant and a 2-year old on a 10-hour drive, but we were so proud of how the boys handled it all. We made it a two-day trip on the way down, stopping at a hotel in Rockford that had a fun pool area for Jordan to play at.

When we arrived in St. Louis, we had a great time celebrating Luke and Sarah's wedding. The wedding went great - the weather was beautiful (a bit warm, but still great), and it was fun to spend time with family in a different setting. Jordan was the ringbearer, and did a great job fulfilling his duties (even if we did have to bribe him with M&Ms...).

The real surprise of the night came at the reception. Despite his father's complete ineptitude on the dance floor, somewhere somehow got the dancing fever. He had a blast tearing up the dance floor, and the video below only offers a small glimpse into our son, the dancing machine. He even displayed some breakdancing moves (which we're still trying to figure out where he learned them from)!

We drove home in one shot, and again the boys did a phenomenal job. In all, we only had to pull out the DVD player for about 2 hours. Not bad! Well, that is a glimpse at the past month in the Anderson household. We'll post an update in the next few days (seriously!) with some pictures on the fun that we've had over this Father's Day weekend. In the meantime, you can check our Shutterfly account for more pictures from the past few months.