July 22, 2012

Henry's Blessing

Miles at his blessing 10 weeks old

Henry at his blessing 10 weeks old


Our Family at Miles's blessing 2010

Our Family at Henry's Blessing 2012

Our Family at Elly's Blessing 2007

Elly at her blessing 7 weeks old

This past weekend was a big one for our little family.  Elly had a dance concert, in which she danced beautifully.  Henry was given a name and a blessing by his father, which was very touching.  Mima and Papa were in town to help celebrate; we had such fun with them and wished we all lived closer together.  Aunt Madelyn, Uncle Cody, and Cousin Greta were in town; we all fell in love with Greta and I had such fun with my sister.  It was Mother's Day and we had good food and fabulous presents and an all around great time with family and friends.

Here are some fun pictures of our children and our family from each of their blessings.  Elly was blessed in Visalia, California (Visalia 3rd ward) in 2007 when she was 7 weeks old.  Miles was blessed in Provo, Utah (BYU 93rd Married Student Ward) in 2010 when he was 10 weeks old.  Henry was blessed in a different ward in Provo, Utah (Slate Canyon 11th ward) when he was 10 weeks old.

Henry at 4 months

Our sweet little Henry man is 4 months old and we love him so much!  He is a very mild mannered, content little baby and brings us so much joy.  This past week, we have "sleep trained" him, letting him cry in his bed until he soothes himself and learns to go to sleep on his own.  Henry is a champ and learned very quickly.  He cried for about an hour and a half the first night, but slept for 8 hours after that.  The second night, he didn't cry at all and went right to sleep (it helped that I made sure he was VERY tired before putting him down in his crib).  Then, he slept for 12 hours!!!  Mommy is loving the extra sleep she gets and I think Henry is too.  Take a look at that baby chub- this baby does NOT need to eat in the middle of the night!

Elly and Miles love him to pieces and they are the sweetest older siblings.  They each love lying by him and playing with him.  Miles lies down by him and looks up at me "This is my best friend, Baby Brother."  It melts my heart every time.  Elly is such a good protector and babysitter.  She has a special touch with Henry and we call it "Sister Magic".  Since he was born, she's been able to calm and comfort him when I need a couple of extra minutes to do something.  She mostly sings to him, but talks to him too.  He adores her.

Henry has a couple of nicknames, just like all the children born to their Father (he is really good at making up names for them).

Henry Benry (that one was mine- not as good or cute)
Baby the Man
Babies the Man
Shweety the Man
Shweety Le Mon
Goo gee
Goo genhiem (that was a new one yesterday)
Googie the Man
Googie Le Mon

Googee is our favorite little baby man and we are so glad he came to live in our family.  Whenever you smile at him, he smiles right back.  He is very happy and makes us want to just have more little Anderson children come live with us!

April 9, 2012

Family of Five!

Did we mention that we have another beautiful child now? Henry is a wonderful addition to our family and we love him!

March 14, 2012

Miles Quotes - Simon Says

We often play Simon Says with Miles as we change his diaper to keep him occupied (especially his hands).  Today Miles was being particularly antsy.

Brandon:  "Miles, Simon says touch your head."

He did, but reluctantly.  Then he fought to get out of my hold.

Brandon:  "Simon says touch your ears."

Then the kicking and back arching started.

Brandon again:  "Simon says touch your ears."

Miles, looking right in my eyes:  "Simon says NO!"

January 26, 2012


January 23, 2012

Brothee and His Baby

January 21, 2012


I don't know where he gets these ideas, but this is the outfit he was rockin' today.