Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Work Barbecue

Last weekend we went to a party at the home of Kyle's boss for people in his department. Holy cow, it was more than just a little barbecue!  His boss had rented a bouncy house and hired a face painter, and there was a TON of food.  It was really fun!  Kyle has really nice co-workers, and there were several little kids Ruby's age.  I wish I had gotten a picture of Ruby in the bouncy thing--I don't think she has ever had that much fun. She absolutely LOVED it!  Now I definitely have to take her to Kangaroo Zoo, she will have the time of her life.

Here are some pictures of our fun face paint--I didn't think she would sit still for it, but she was fascinated!







Of course we were covered in glitter the next couple days, but I think that's finally dissipated.  My favorite was Kyle's rhino!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Veterans Memorial Pool

We had so much fun at the splash park last week! (Or the week before?)


Ashley with TWO darling babies...imitating each other?


Me and my girl.

Wyatt clearly had a blast! He was much braver than Ruby.


She gradually got into it.

Ashley looks so tan compared to me (those are her brown legs).


3 mamas!

Ruby eventually got up the courage to explore...and LOVED it.


Ruby doesn't look completely sure about things.


We miss Ashley--Ruby included :(

Thursday, August 25, 2011

we've been busy lately

Last week:

I cracked a tooth that turned out to be a wisdom tooth.  Half of it fell out (alarming!) so I had it removed.  Not fun.

Ashley and I ran a 5k.  Ok, I walked.  It was the day after dental surgery and I pushed a stroller, so cut me some slack.

I went to Coreyann's baby shower--it was awesome to see her cute baby tummy!

I went to a craft night at Megan's house and saw some old friends.

We went to the cool splash park with Ashley, Jennifer/Timmy, and Megan/Wyatt.  Ruby and the little boys had so much fun! I love that place.

Ashley moved to New York :(  But we had a lot of fun before she left!


My mom came for a few days and we had a BLAST.  We visited a ton of family and bought Ruby some birthday presents and organized things in my house and went to Costa Vida twice in two days.

Here are some of Ruby's adorable boy 2nd cousins: Noah, Jeremiah, and Jacob.





And now Ruby is sick with roseola.  Our wonderful amazing fantastic pediatrician (I really do love him) said that it made his day to diagnose her--he hasn't seen a good old fashioned case of roseola in quite a while!  He was downright cheerful about it.  I got a kick out of that. I had convinced myself this morning that she had sepsis, so I am thrilled with the diagnosis!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

This movie


was awesome.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Tahoe 2011

We just returned from HEAVEN.  Which is to say, a week at an awesome lake-side condo in Tahoe with my family.  This was our best Anderson family reunion to date!  It was more fun than last year because this year I didn't have to deal with pregnancy symptoms ruining everything.  Instead, we got to play with Ruby and Joyce and Lydia!  A highlight for me was playing with Lucy-- she is at a totally fun age and we had a blast together.

We made sure to swim and kayak every day.








We are influenced mightily by the beauty of our surroundings.  Needless to say, we were especially happy and uplifted this week.




Danny taught Christy and me to SUP--go on the stand up paddle board.  Christy and I are pool people, as opposed to lake people, so we were pretty terrified.  Also, I am completely uncoordinated.  BUT we managed to both do pretty well at it, and I'm positive that if we just went it alone we would never fall in. HOWEVER, it is way more fun to do it together, which meant we hit the water many times. It was freakishly fun!  Unfortunately, neither Christy nor I are willing to post serious pictures of ourselves in wetsuits. We looked like whales.  Just believe me when I say that we both stood up at the same time, which was tricky.  We also posed for the camera in all manner of ANTM poses that Tyra would be proud of--we will just never ever display those for public viewing.




We took a million trillion pictures of each other that I love.















Danny did some nighttime supping in massive wind and crazy waves--sans wetsuit.  He is truly magnificent when it comes to that board. He didn't even fall in!  Although...he did jump in eventually.  He about gave Mom a heart attack.







The best part: the babies.  OH, the babies.  Joyce and Lydia are dolls and we all got plenty of time to hang out with them.  They are completely different with almost polar personalities (or at least it seems that way to us right now) and I love both of them to pieces.  They both smile a lot now and it absolutely melts me.

Joycie

Lyd


Lydia

Joyce


Can't wait for next year's Anderson Tahoe Reunion 2012!