Saturday, November 28, 2009

Help Me!!!!

Since Josh doesn't read our blog I feel it may be safe to do this post. I am having the hardest time thinking of something really great to get him for Christmas. This year has been long and difficult for both of us and I just really want to get him something that expresses how much I appreciate all his hard work and how much I truly LOVE him. And he sucks because he is super romantic and thinks of the best gifts ever for me each year. If anyone has any ideas or past experiences please, please let me know.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Busy life

Oh my, where to begin.... Well, potty training went well and very fast. Everett did so well, I am so proud of him, especially with how crazy our lives are right now. I wish I had more time to blog and catch up on other people, but I'm scheduling time to sleep at this point. I got 2 new great jobs recently, and work about 70 hrs week, which is a blessing with the unemployment rate right now. Josh is still interning at Northwestern Mutual and going to school full time. The summer went by so fast (even though I feel 85 - 90 degrees counts as summer weather) and now I can see the holidays are going to fly by as well. I remember being a child and not understanding why my parents didn't care about Halloween and Christmas like we did, but I'm starting to understand that it's not that they didn't care, they just didn't have time to really acknowledge them. But we're hoping to be in our own place by Christmas, and in order to do that we need to find a smokin deal on a car ...we're not having any luck with that. I'll have to upload pictures of the kids in their way cute costumes after Halloween.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Potty Training!

I swear I have the BEST kid in the whole world! We started potty training today and Everett has done so well! I don't like to brag but I am so proud of him. I went to the store this morning and bought him like 10 pair of new underwear (he loves the Spongebob ones), a bunch of juice and a bag of Oreos. The day started out really well and he was so excited to go potty but as the day went on I think he got sick of going all the way to the bathroom to pee, so we had a couple accidents, but Josh and I stayed positive and by the end of the night he was coming to find us to tell us he had to go potty. I can not believe what an awesome little man he is! I feel like I'm not experiencing the horrors of potty training like most parents. But, I am on my own tomorrow while Josh is at school for 9 hours, so we'll see if my luck sticks.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

I HATE working out.

Josh and I started P90X 2 weeks ago and I HATE it. I prefer to weigh nothing and eat whatever I want. Unfortunately those days are over. But... my issue is since I've started this stupid program I've gained 7 lbs. What the hey?? Josh has lost 5 lbs, yeah for him. I tried the diet but it made my anemia unmanageable, so I changed it a little bit and I hope it works. I don't feel skinnier or stronger and I'm really bad at doing it everyday. Today I'm sick and there is no way I'm about to go out in the garage where it's 100 degrees and work out. Josh did, which is probably why he's doing better at it. He's looking good and he can do anything really well so I'm excited to see his 90 day results! I feel if I don't step up and get in shape we won't match anymore. We're both fat now, but he won't be forever. I feel like its a guy's workout and I'm scared I'm going to look like a dude when I'm done. Ha ha ha, then we'll really match!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The terrible two's...

Oh my, my sweet boy has turned into the terrific two year old that I hoped I would never have to see. But, despite the "NO'S!" and the messes, he has given us some good laughs. Yesterday, while I was at work, after Josh picked up the kids from my parents, he was driving home and Everett, upset from leaving Grandpa's, decided to throw a small fit. It was about 3 o'clock in the afternoon, so Josh decided to warn Everett that once they reached home he would be taking a nap (it seems to go better that way), due to him obviously being tired. Well, it would be safe to say Everett wanted no part in a nap, but Josh explained to him that when he behaves like that it must mean it's nap time. This is how it went from there...
Everett's response -"Daddy, I want to hit you."
Josh- "Everett, I am sorry you want to hit me, but you are taking a nap when we get home."
Everett- "No! I want to hit you."
Josh- "Everett, I am sorry I make you want to hit me, but if you take a nap we'll go swimming when you wake up, k?"
Everett- "K."
But when they got home Everett knew it was time for a nap and decided to throw yet another fit. He didn't want to get out of the truck so Josh grabbed Jordyn and took her in and put her in bed. Then he went back out to get Everett, but that didn't go so well. He did NOT want out of the truck, but its 100 degrees here during the afternoon, so Josh took him unwillingly inside. As he was walking down the hall holding Everett, Josh was yet trying to reason with him, when Everett again said "Daddy, I want to hit you!". Before Josh could respond, Everett balled up his fist and punched him square in the face. Now, if you know my son, you know this is not normal behavior. So as Josh was trying not to laugh from surprise, he explained to Everett that it is never okay to hit, especially mommy or daddy. Needless to say, Everett did not take a nap and he still got to go swimming. His daddy is such a softy.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Nothing too interesting is happening with us Andersons lately. Josh is working really hard, sometimes 12+ hours a day and I'm desperately trying to find a new job. Everett just started taking swimming lessons and im sure will do really well. He's just one of those people (like his dad) who is naturally good at everything. Poor baby Jordyn has an ear infection and we were trying to battle her high fever all weekend. She's a tough cookie though, we had no clue what was wrong because she was acting fine, until her fever got too high and she would want to sleep. She didn't cry or whine at all, and she was eating great (maybe a little better than normal). We finally took her to the doctor today and I was suprised to hear that that's what was wrong. She never showed a single ounce of discomfort. So sweet! Anyway... that's the most interesting thing that's happened to us lately.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

This is funny stuff...

Josh got bored the other day and made this video which is hilarious. Just thought we would share.