Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Field Trip to Smiths

Today Griffin had a field trip to Smith's (a local grocery store, same line as Kroger). They made ornaments to hang on the Smiths tree and also got a tour of the store.

Posing before we left

The whole class
Their tree
Thank goodness they passed out cookies to the class (and siblings). I was about 20 seconds away from a melt down with Miss Thang

Monday, November 28, 2011

Our Halls are Decked

We put our Christmas decorations up bright and early on the day after Thanksgiving. I am finished with my Christmas shopping, so I didn't have to experience Black Friday (thank god). We really enjoyed decorating with the kids this year. Griffin was especially into it. Ansley just kept saying "tree, pretty, tree, pretty, ohhhh"

Mr. Toodles came back to visit the Beals Family

See the missing section of lights right in the middle??? We were almost panicking cause we could not find the plug for it. We seriously spent a good 30 minutes searching for the darn thing. We did find it, thank goodness!!

The finished product!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Natural History Museum

We adventured to the Natural History Museum this morning and had a great time.

The Princess before we left

The Beals Family and Stan (the t-rex)

Daddy and Griffin made a G out of the tiles

Thursday, November 24, 2011


I have a million reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving, but more than anything, I am thankful for this family I have been blessed with. Ryan is such a great provider for our family and loves me no matter what. My sweet children are the light of my life. They are so happy and healthy. I am thankful.
Happy Thanksgiving to yall! Enjoy your day with family and friends!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Jill's Gender Reveal Party

We hosted a gender reveal party for my friend Jill and her family. If you haven't heard of these, they are the latest thing to do when you are pregnant. Basically, Jill went to the doctor to have an ultrasound. The gender of the baby was not revealed to her at that time, the nurse wrote down what the baby was and placed it in a sealed envelope. Jill gave me the envelope, I took it to the baker (and DID NOT PEAK). The baker tinted the cake blue or pink for the appropriate gender. Once they cut into the cake, they find out what they are having. On the invitation, I asked everyone to dress in pink or blue to cast their vote.

This is Jill and Bill's FOURTH child! Bless her heart! :) So, it was fun to do something a little different for them. They have a girl, followed by 2 boys.

It was such a FUN party. We had an awesome time and would totally recommend this type of party to anyone who is preggers.

Griff chose to wear blue and Ansley pink

Such a stud!

I wore pink cause I really wanted it to be a girl. However, I did have a dream a few days before the party that we cut the cake and it was blue. I had to still rock the pink.

I had baby pictures out of Jill, Bill, Cash, Quinn and Brody
The cake with all the answers!!
Me and the Mommy to be (again)
Molly and Ansley have become quite the BFFs

Brody and his Aunts, Jennifer and Kris

Father and son having a serious discussion about the meal
We did a little tally as people came in and we had 19 voting for a boy and 25 voting for a girl. Pretty close! We also did a little game prior to cutting the cake about old wives tales. With that, she had 4 on the boy side and 6 on the girl side. So the majority was leaning towards a girl.....

The moment we had all been waiting for.............

ITS A BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

After celebrating the boy, we opened a few presents.
After the crowd left, Ansley and Molly had the best time hiding in the curtains.

Griffin and his best bud Cash next to the boy wins sign.
It was such an awesome party and congrats to the Anderson family for a baby boy on the way!