Tuesday, November 16, 2010

where have we been and what have we been doing?

Last Weekend we went to the Wake Forest/Raleigh area to hang out with my sister, Emily, and the Palahnuks. We didn't get any pictures at Emily's - where we had a yard sale in the freezing cold :) - but we did take some at KayKay's house. Everyone loved being at KayKay's. Cadence especially because Amanda and Brandy straightened her hair! It was so fun to watch her be even more prissy than normal as she tossed around her straight hair.

With both McKayla and Creed there (they're a month apart) Cadence had an extra baby to hold! I'm so glad she loves babies and is such a great big sister.

Caleb Shaun fought Jane for the barbie car and sometimes won :) He also ate Barbie pieces and tried to climb the stairs. I think he likes going to KayKay's as much as the rest of us!

What has Creed been up to? Smiling, finding his thumb, and keeping us up much later at night than we want to be up. But he's so stinkin cute that we forgive him quickly for the late nights :)

We're trying to nap Caleb Shaun in his big boy bed to get him ready for the big switch-over. It's not going well. First of all, he can finally roll over off of his back so anytime that he is on his back and wants to get up, he just rolls over and does it. This is fine in his crib but scarier on a regular bed! I heard him play the other day thru an entire piano lesson that he was supposed to be napping thru so when my student left, I went in to check on him and this is what I found. Caleb Shaun standing up - so proud of himself - holding onto the rail (that thankfully is held to the bed really well) with his diaper around his feet! He hates to wear a diaper and takes it off every chance he gets. So, I just went and got the camera and then tried again to put him to bed

With the weather being cooler, we've been using the big bath tub lots more as a way to get warm. The kids are really enjoying bathing together in it so, of course, I'll take the obligatory bath tub pictures to be used for embarrassment purposes long-term.

So, that's pretty much us lately! Life keeps going and we're adjusting more and more to 3 Andersen children.

Friday, November 5, 2010

For Your Listening Pleasure

Here is a video I took the other night of Cadence in the shower. The entire shower was between 15 and 20 minutes long and she sang the entire time! You only get to hear about 2 minutes of it but you'll get the idea :) Click HERE to watch.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Fall Foto Fun (cause you really only want to see the pictures)

OK, so for Halloween, we were a little late in getting going with the festivities but we got them all in so it still counts right? The day before Halloween we finally bought a pumpkin! and Cadence wanted to paint it instead of cut it (which was fine with us) so here she is painting her punkin :)

We made our traditional pumpkin cookies - which taste fabulous as always! Cadence was much more into getting the decorations right on the faces this year. She was also quality control to make sure that the cookies were the shape of pumpkins going onto the cookie sheet :)

See what a great decorated face that is?!

I've decided that for little kids (like Caleb Shaun and Creed) that Halloween is much more about the parents picking out a costume that they like and torturing their child by making them wear it. So, this year Chris and I went right along with what is expected and dressed the kids not only in costumes but themed costumes that went together! They were our Super Heroes!
Shaun looks like he's somewhat enjoying the pictures but don't be deceived he hated most every minute of it.
Super Baby and Super Girl
2 Supers and an upset Spider Man - he really didn't like the hat/mask
Chris got in on the action too with a new super hero t-shirt. When we left Target with the shirt Cadence observed that I didn't get a super hero outfit to wear to match everyone else. Daddy quickly informed her that I was going as "mommy" because mommies are super heroes in regular clothes :)

We Trick-or-treated in Cherry Grove, a friend's subdivision. Really we just wanted to hang out at the fire pit and play guitars but kids don't really lend themselves to that so we took the kids out to get candy. Caleb Shaun enjoyed the stroller ride much more than the candy and Creed mostly enjoyed the nap. Isn't he the cutest super baby ever?

Cadence is officially at the age where she gets Halloween. She thought it was fantastic to walk up to strangers and get told how cute she was and leave with candy. Halloween is great for a little girls ego! and not so great for a mommy trying to lose baby weight - but oh well. We've put the candy up to be rationed over the next however many months it takes to get rid of it and are already working on next year's costumes ............