05 December 2012


Well, November did not disappoint... it was very busy & fulfilling.  Throughout the month, on Facebook, I posted daily something that I was thankful for.  As the days passed it really hit me just how blessed my family & I are.

Jett & Delilah's most recent favorite thing to do is to go to the park & play on the slides... Up the stairs & down the slide... over & over & over.  They especially love it when their best friend Owen joins us.  These three kids have so much fun together.

They love each other so much!
Amongst all of the fun that we had, Delilah had another "first"... She wore her hair in a "ponytail" for the very first time.  She was absolutely adorable! 

Something else occurred in November that made the month super special... Jett & Delilah's cousin, Brisa Bella Stringer, was born on November 16th.   I'm so happy that my brother's daughter & my kids will actually have the opportunity to grow up together.

For the Thanksgiving Holiday we packed up the Anderson Battle Wagon & headed to Galveston.  We had a wonderful time visiting with Grandaddy; sharing the Thanksgiving meal with the Gartons & of course going to the neighborhood park.

Every Holiday must include a tantrum

She's SUCH her daddy's girl

  As you can see, November was a hectic but fun-filled month.  As we head into December I'm looking forward to what the Christmas Season will bring.

04 November 2012


This proved to be a very successful Halloween.  And, I'm not referring to all of the candy that Rich & I, uh, I mean the Twins collected. 
Since the first Pumpkin Patch "field trip" didn't prove to be the most authentic we took Jett & Delilah to another one at a nearby church.  I think it's fair to say they had a great time.


 Since the kiddos are still a little too young to "carve" their own pumpkin we thought it might be fun for them to decorate a "pankan" with a bunch of stickers.

Despite a couple of melt downs at the onset, we ALL had a wonderful time.  We had a bunch of friends, family & neighbors come over to join in the fun:  Grandy, Clarence & Milagros, The Clarks & the Strottners.  And, I think this is where I will mention that one adult, in particular, seemed to enjoy the candy escapades the most - Clarence!!!  His eyes lit up every time we approached a house that had chosen to set their bucket of candy out for the "honor system".
Since I know the day is fast approaching when Jett & Delilah will decide for themselves what they want to dress up as for Halloween... I'm taking full advantage of the fact that for now, I get to choose:)  So, The Flintstones it was.  Jett was Bam Bam, Delilah was Pebbles & Rich & I were Fred & Wilma.  Before hitting the streets with our gang we chowed down on some yummy, pumpkin-shaped pizza!
Here was the cast of characters:
Rosie(s) & the Pilot
A bunch of pirates

The Flintstones (2 of which were not happy)

Since our children have a "shelf life" of about 60 seconds when in front of a camera, the pre-festivity photo shoot didn't last long & we very quickly began the "Trick or Treat" tradition of running from house to house.  And, when I say "running" I mean "sprinting"!


 So, here's to the end of another season filled with costumes, pumpkins & lots of candy.  We are now ready for falling leaves, sweaters, Thanksgiving & all of the other wonderful things that November brings.