Monday, January 31, 2011

A Few of My Favorite Things

There have been lots of new favorites in our world lately, and most of them have to do with food :) Now that Caleb Shaun eats, we get to try lots of things to see what he likes and doesn't like - and what we need to work on to get him to eat!

BoJangles - a HUGE success! Who doesn't like fried chicken and salty fries washed down with some Cheerwine ?!?

Creed even gets in on meal times spending many of them like this......

Although more times than not, he ends up like this......

Happy boys are definitely high on my list of favorite things and this little boy with the big mouth and lots of gums captured our hearts in a dangerous way!

Another happy boy - this time because he has gotten the end of the bag of popcorn. He looks so big here that it almost makes me sad.

Big Sisters who cherish their role in the family and do it with excellence. She is always helping out one brother or the other and has so much fun doing it. I'm so glad for the way God has shaped this little girl to love others - especially her brothers :)

Click HERE to watch a video of her reading to Creed.

Eating boys make me happy because full tummies lead to full nights of sleep and THAT is definitely one of my favorite things!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Floors

We redid our floors.
Here is the video of our Fun and work!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Food Updates

Several big food changes have happened in the Andersen house over the past couple of weeks. The first is that Creed has started eating baby food! :( this is a very mixed emotion topic in our house because as glad as we are that he is sleeping thru the night much better, once he starts eating, there's no going back on him growing up.

So, we started cereal last week 1/3/11 and he loved it! Like, cries when you take him out of the high chair - loved it. However about 3 days in, we realized that he wasn't pooping and had a very constipated little boy for about 5 days. It was pretty scary so in that time we gave him apple juice and prune juice and prunes with a spoon (that's what the pictures are of). He loves them! and now that he's going to the bathroom again, we are mixing his cereal with prune juice and he loves that too! So far our baby boy is turning out to be a super great eater.

The other big change is with Caleb Shaun. He has decided to eat! We knew that it would be one of those things where we he made up his mind, he would just start eating and it seems that his mind is being changed - one meal at a time. With Creed now in the high chair, we've moved Caleb Shaun to the booster seat by his sister. He wants his own plate and utensil and whatever we're eating on the plate. Granted, he holds the utensil in one hand and eats with the other one, but it has been so much fun to watch him practice eating at meals. This is such a huge answer to prayer! and another great part is that there seems to be no shrieking at the table. Shaunie is so much more content to be treated like a big boy.

This picture is what our meals have looked like for the past 3 days. I guess this is an upside to snow days :) Chris is home and can help me get all 3 kids to the table at the same time so that we can practice eating and table manners with our crazy boy!

Snow Much Fun!

Snow days! 3 of them this week (so far)! With 3 kids I've decided a couple of things about snow.
1. Snow is really pretty coming down and a pain in the butt once it's on the ground
2. 3 kids and too many days inside are not fun :(
3. Daddy being home for 3 extra days is fabulous!
4. Snow is fun for a small kid for about 3 minutes and then they want inside and there is a new load of laundry to be done
5. I'm really glad to live in NC where snow comes and goes pretty quickly!

Snow Day #1 consisted of a snow man - made mostly by Chris; homemade donuts - made mostly by Ashleigh; and a gingerbread house - decorated by Cadence.