Sunday, December 30, 2012


       Bailey and I share our birthday month! My birthday is on the 11th and hers is the 15th. We had fun celebrating and getting spoiled! For my birthday my mom came and watch our kids while my best friend Jade and I went to the temple. I love being in the temple and I don't get there often enough so I was glad we went. Later that day Jon took me to see Sky fall at the Ipic theater and we ate dinner at one of our favorite restaurants Vitto's! My parents also gave me some nice gifts and my mom even made me  two birthday cakes... One for our family dinner on sunday and one on my actual birthday.. she is thee best! Later that week my good friends took me to dinner and then we went shopping. I had so much fun and am so lucky to have the sweetest friends and family a girl could ask for!
       On Bailey's birthday we took her to go play and eat lunch at chick fil a, one of her favorite places to eat. Then we went to Bass Pro to let the kids look at the fish and ride the carousel. After that we went home and she opened some fun presents. Later that night all the family gathered at Venezia's and we all enjoyed pizza, salad, and wings to celebrate are little girl turning 2. Lastly, we went to our house for some cake and more visiting:) Bailey is our sweet little princess. She keeps us on our toes but we are starting to realize that she isn't trying to be naughty, she just literally wants to grow up over night and do everything herself! She is 2 going on 20 haha! When I let her help me throughout the day things go much more smoothly. Otherwise she gets into things and creates huge messes to try and get my attention. She is so quick to learn new things and is a ball of energy. We even find her in new spots in her room when we go to get her in the morning because she is all over even in her sleep. She makes us laugh and has a love of dancing and music. She actually is already pretty good at dancing to the beat. She has beautiful blue eyes, a bright smile, long light brown hair, and big red full lips. She loves to tease her brothers and play with them. Sometimes I have to remind her to be gentle:) She is quite the acrobat and can climb almost anythings, swing from anything, and land on her feet. She can already ride a razor scooter, ride a bike with training wheels, and slide down the biggest slides at the park. She loves to explore and see new things. She loves to help me clean and play pretend with her dollies. We love her so much and are thankful our Heavenly Father sent her to us.
My Birthday festivities in picture!

Bailey's birthday festivities in picture!

 Opening Presents

 Wyatt hanging out with cousin Trey!

 Giving Grandpa Curtis a hug!

 Blowing out the candles

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Grandpa Anderson

Jons dad Eric came down again to Arizona to participate in trying to break a skydiving record down in Eloy Arizona. We had so much fun getting to see him again. The kids don't really know Jon's side of the family since they are so far from us, but they love getting to know them better. We were able to do a few fun things while Jon's dad Eric was down. We went to see him sky dive, saw christmas lights, and enjoyed the nice weather outside!
I love when these three will play together!
 They all love to swing so we have to improvise to get them swinging all at once:)

 Bentley and Bailey reading books in their nursery at church!
 wyatt standing for the first time by himself and showing off for Grandpa Anderson
 Meeting Santa! Bailey is the one to the left stealing candy from santa's basket!

 Outside enjoying the nice weather

 On our way to watch Grandpa Anderson Skydive! Had to stop for donuts:)
 The planes and formation about 120 people jumped out of!
 The Geometric shaped they made...
 Shooting away from the group so the can open their parachutes without getting tangled...
 Floating down from the sky...
 Landing safely back on solid ground...
 Glad he made it back! Bentley loved watching and thought it was so cool! He even asked if he could do it when he was older. I told him no but we will see what he chooses:)

Monday, December 24, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012, Wyatt 8mos., and visit from Grandpa and Grandma Anderson

The month of November came and went in the blink of an eye. We started it off with the Veterans Day Parade in downtown Mesa! The kids loved all the parade festivities, and then we ate at one of my favorite spots Sweetcakes! Jons parents Marni and Eric came for a visit in the middle of the month. We love visitors especially from loved ones. The kids had a wonderful time getting to know their Grandma and Grandpa Anderson from Canada better. We played at the park, went out to eat, saw the new Gilbert temple, and went to the Mesa Temple lights! While they were here Wyatt picked up a new talent... He now crawls all over. He will even chase the kids down and make them laugh. He wants to be everywhere his big brother and sister are. Also he will crawl all over the house to find out where mom is at. He is eight months old now and has four teeth, beautiful ivory skin, walnut brown hair, blue eyes, and he is a very big boy! He will say mama, dada, and babbles in his baby talk. He doesn't like to sleep through the night anymore to his mommy's detriment and we have had a rough time figuring out why he is waking up so often now. Other than that though you are a Joy and a light to your family. Bentley loves school and making art projects. He has made so many friends and his teacher always says  what a great kid he is...but we already knew that:) Bailey is active as usual, but I have learned to channel some of her energy into helping me around the house. I give her a mop and she follows me around "cleaning" while I am getting done what I need to.  She loves to tease her brothers, and she loves to prance around and perform. She can throw a great tantrum and starts to cry every time we tell her she can't do something. She has started to show interest in potty training and pretty much goes all on her own. 
Thanksgiving Day we went to my mom and dad's house and enjoyed a delicious dinner, dessert, and visiting with family. I love my family and think they are the best! I am so thankful for the gospel and the knowledge that my family can be eternal. Also for my health, my kids health, and for Jons work! That night my mom and I went out and partook in the Black Friday shopping sales that now start Thursday night but whatever. We got some good deals and made a dent in our Christmas shopping. The next day the boys went out and rode motorcyles, rangers, and shot guns in the dessert. That pretty much sums up our November:)

Bentley and Collin watching the Veterans Day Parade
 Grandma Curtis and Bailey waving to the marching band!
 Wyatt and mommy watching the Harley Davidsons
 Cool Helicopter from the army on display
 Bentley and Bailey enjoying the Parade!
 Bentley and Collin outside the dinosaur museum
Roasting marshmellows at Grandpa and Grandma Curtis'
 Bath time with these cuties
 These two are fast becoming best buds
 Making candy turkeys at his friend Deans house
 Bailey already eating hers:)
 Bailey loving walking the neighbors dogs. They were walking her in reality!
 Jon with his parents Marni and Eric. Marni taught me how to cook a turkey and we enjoyed some delicious food!
Bentley showing off:)
 Grandma Anderson pushing Bailey on the swing
Wyatt loves playing on the grass and with sit there for quite awhile.
 Bentley trying to guard the Ipad and his soccer trophy from Wyatt!
 Date night at the rodeo
 Lunch at Joes Farm Grill with Grandma and Grandpa Anderson
Bailey with Grandma Anderson
 Wyatt enjoying the beautiful weather
 Taking a walk through the Gardens
 watching the ducks at Discovery Park by the Gilbert Temple. We also played a fun game of soccer.
 Bailey loves chasing the ducks. One of the big ones snapped at her and chased her back!
 Everyone enjoying the nice weather
 Bailey running up and down the hills. I don't know where this girl gets her energy from!
 Bailey loved all the lights!
 We took Grandma and Grandpa Anderson to see the temple lights

 Jon with his mom and dad
 Bentley loved the lights as well.
Bentley wearing the turkey hat he made at school
 Aunt Heidi and Uncle Collin Being silly with Bentley
 Wyatt loves his Aunt Heidi
 All tuckered out from the days Activities
 Jon and Kevin enjoying the amazing food on Thanksgiving!
 The kids table

 cousins Mckenna and Colton
 Bailey loves Grandma's rolls of course:)
 Cousin Julz
 Adult table
 Mom and Amber
 Cousin Annabelle with Wyatt
 Aunt Heidi with the kiddos
 Love these cute kids
 Wyatt and his cousin Trey
 Making candy turkeys with cousins
 Thank you Jessica for supervising
 Mckenna thank you also:)
 Bentley with the finished product
 Yummy leaves are good!:)
 Jon teaching us all how to make a pie! It turned out perfect:)