Sunday, January 25, 2009

Into Everything!

This boy does not stop...he is at that stage where he wants to open every drawer and cabinet, close himself behind doors, escape my sight at every opportunity possible. The toilet paper is obvious what kid hasn't been fascinated by paper that sticks to and then dissolves on their tongue but the food just made me mad. Not too mad to take a photo...and my five year old should not have been eating in the living room let a lone leaving an entire bowl of pasta on the ottoman...

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Batman Party

His invites were done on black and yellow card stock...I hand cut out the bat symbol and glued them to the front of the card, then for the back of the card I made a copy of an old comic book cover and changed the words in the bubbles to go along with the party theme. I then added "Landon's turning Three" to the top by the title and then the birthday info was typed out to the side.

Landon had a great third birthday party! All of our family and a few of his friends were able to come. We still have unopened gifts in his closet...the result of a birthday party two weeks after Christmas. His favorite gifts were a set of batman wings, a batman imaginex cave and some action figures. Nana made him a Batman cake and cupcakes. Two walls in the dinning room were covered almost ceiling to floor with a cityscape mural and batman and batman and the bat mobile with Happy Birthday on top of that. When you entered the front door there was a bat cave to go through. Ken and I used large (long) boxes and sponge painted them and then cut them out to look like rocks and positioned them in the entry way with bats attached to them and black crate paper hanging down. I had action words like "pow" and "zap" cut out for me and had them hanging from the light fixture in the kitchen. When the kids arrived they all recieved a batman logo patch that had adhesive and stuck them to their shirts. Their goody bags had batman or a joker pez and batman markers (from the dollar bin at Target) in them. And of course balloons everywhere....I was able to salvage a lot of the decorations including the bat cave and I have all of the other decor including three more batman pez and seven goody bags in a box if anyone is interested in buying it from me, oh and the cake pan as well...if so just email me

9 months

My boy is 20.6 pounds now, not quite sure about his length...He has six teeth, three of which are just breaking through so lots of slobber this month. The three latest teeth were noticed on January 20th. He stands alone all of the time and even from a sitting position will stand up alone, I guess he has muscle under those fatty thighs...he has taken one step a couple of times and loves his walking toys. He will take a comb and rub it on his head and puts phones to his face and says "Daaa!" (Daddy) He will say Da, Hi, Hey and Alli, all of which are usually a scream.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Note to self

Anderson's bottom left tooth: Nov. 19, 2008
bottom right tooth: Nov. 21, 2008
top right tooth: Jan. 6, 2009

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

My oldest boy getting older

My Landon Everett turned Three years old today at 1:21pm.

He woke up this morning and crawled into bed by me and I told him "Happy Birthday my sweet boy!" to which he replied "Happy Birthday to you!" Love it! How sweet of him to think of me on his birthday...well, I guess to him it was like Merry Christmas, you just say it back, so he did to everyone who saw him or called him. By the end of the day he caught on and started saying Thank you instead.

We met up with friends at Chuck E. Cheese to play...this was the first time he went anywhere near the big mouse, and actually gave him a high five. All times before he would scream in fear but not today, not on the day that he said goodbye to all of his two years and went forward to the year of 3. Then we went home for a nap. After dinner Landon opened a couple of presents from Mommy and Daddy and then we went out for ice cream. He usually chooses a pretty color like cotton candy or sherbet, but at three years old he was ready to move on to Gold Medal Ribbon :)

Landon is a very sweet person. If you have seen him being ugly it was a day that he was really tired and didn't get a nap.

He will say thank you for everything.

He likes to share everything he has, and makes friends with everyone.

He is wild and crazy.

Loves music and dancing

Was potty trained this past Summer

Can spell his first name

Can sing all of the words to Jesus Loves Me, ABCs, Twinkle Twinkle, You are my All in All

Loves Toby Mac and went to his first concert this year

He has to kiss his brother goodnight every night but could care less about him during the day.

Shows he likes are Wow Wow Wubzy, Sponge Bob Square Pants and Batman

He has a GREAT imagination and comes up with the best stories and elaborates all of the time.

He can count up to 17

He drew his first monster a couple of weeks ago, circle with sticks for arms and legs and smaller circles for eyes

Loves using a glue stick and scissors

He speaks very well for his age using words like actually (three months ago this was abbalooby), and frustrated (without the r) to name a couple. He comes home from Moms Day Out asking why none of his friends spoke to him (I feel so bad when I hear that, but it is only because they haven't started really talking just yet his teachers say) We are always working on correcting his speech...he would say "It's told today" instead of cold, and when I corrected him, he told me that those words rhyme, I was quite proud :)

Wears a size 4T tops and bottoms and a size 11 shoe