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:)

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