Sunday, September 21, 2014

Capri is ONE!!!!

I cannot believe this sweet angel has been with our family for a year! 
And I have thought multiple times this weekend, "Where was I a year ago?"
-swollen and miserable
-in pain
-crazy pain
-more pain
What a blessing for the gift of motherhood! No sarcasm! Really!

Well we started off the day just Capri and I enjoying the morning. Then we picked Chase up from his medical study, met friends and family at the zoo, had dinner at Blue Lemon, and presents at her grandparents!!!
THANK YOU so much for those that came and celebrated Capri's day with us! And for all the CUTE CUTE presents!!! clothes, toys, food, drinks, more toys, books, new carseat, etc!! She is one loved princess!!!

every animal growled according to capri and she was actually pretty into it!
esp at the bird show!

don't let sarah fool you. both her AND ciara were taking selfies (a thousand times) as this lion walked back and forth. 

i really love this pic. for obvious reason.

blurry but full of loved ones.

a lil family shot. capri was terrified of the statue animals. baby logic!

all gathered for cupcakes!

some of the zoo crew

this present from kelly was especially creative. grandparent puzzle and family puzzle!!! i'm really excited about it. so is capri! 

this was prepping her for mega cupcake that grandma made her

back at grandma's. 

all she would do was poke it. it is destroyed bc chase and 
i smudged it around and tried to get her excited about the cake. she LOVES chocolate and sweets- so i was so sure she would dig in. 
chad was extra disappointed bc he wanted charlotte to be into it her first birthday and then chantelle and now capri.... they were all too overwhelmed and let him down. so he showed them up....... 

i put all this cake on her face and tried to capture the staged moment. 
she's still as cute as ever and now i have a ONE year old!!! what a great day. 

Happy birthday, sweet girl!!!

a great week

another great week in the anderson household.
except five second ago i just stepped on a toy and it hurt way more than it should.
but really.
today has been a great day and a relaxing, holy sabbath. the ogden temple dedication (i went to the 1 pm session- and apparently they have different speakers/program for the 10, 1, and 4 o'clock meeting!) and i was blown away by the personal revelation i received, the love i felt, the chastening i heard, and the spirit of the temple traveling through the broadcast! temples are such a blessing!

i feel so blessed that i am now over stepping on that dang toy.

well back to the recap of the week.

her hair do's always last about 10 minutes. a one year old with so much hair is CUTE.... but impossible since she doesn't listen to the word "no" or quite understand how i do not want her hair flopping in her face! but it's worth the challenge :) 

so lucky that my bestest friend cousin lives up the way (the highway!) 
and she's such a good role model to capri. and comfort to me!

and this goon has the WEIRDEST bucket list. one of his wants was to be MACED!! so yah. that happened. i was at work. i wasn't a part of it. i did not sympathize. but he's so happy that now he can "tell" people he's been maced. worth it? bahaha. his next want: to be tazed...... yah. that's my husband. but really. his quirks crack me up!

babysitting twice a week has become easier and i'm convinced i can handle twins! 
even though this has solidified my opinion that coordinating two nap schedules is a hurdle!

just found them hiding out in jodi's tent (where she naps) so i threw some toys in there and they spent the rest of the morning contained in the tent and having a great time! they are always passing toys back and forth to each other. so cute!

this should go with capri's bday post- but she got this present early so voila! 
aunt tracy and uncle troy got it for her- thank you thank you. 
chase has now seen how a little baby really can have toy preferences. 
you'll always find this little one burying her face in her unicorn or lounging about. 

my little chef. or hairdresser. 
she left this on longer than she leaves her ponytails in!

and i ended the week with my beloved tonya. she flew in from indiana and spent the afternoon with me before she headed up to idaho! i lived in indiana from 2nd to 4th grade and 10th grade to 12th grade. she has been such an influence! 
in my primary days and even more during my high school days. our bond, love, and friendship really enriches my life. 
i didn't grow up around family- so my family friends have really filled my heart with an everlasting friendship. we talked for HOURS and it made me miss seeing her every week and my old jeff ward. 
she helps me understand and be my best self in motherhood, discipleship, marriage, and every aspect of life. she is such a superhero in my eyes!
i love you so much, tonya! thanks for making my whole week!

these perfect babies

she's really into wrestling these days! esp with her teddy and fellow babies!

she used to pivot on the ground in circles for MONTHS since she was a late crawler and so immobile. caught this on video bc i fear she will soon outgrow her pivot. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Family photo sesh

Thank you SOOOO much Chad and Kina for snapping our pics last night! You did amazing work! Thank you thank you thank you.
Chase has part 2 of his medical study tomorrow, so I realized if I wanted to load/blog these pics then I needed to do it today! (he takes the computer) and my mom requested to see more. so VOILA!
i am going to put three of these pics on the wall- which ones are your fav? i pretty much have already decided my fav- but still- i may let your opinion weigh in!
Capri turns one on Saturday and we are sooo excited! Unfortunately, getting good light (evening) does not equal good moods for a baby. But capri did her best and the pics are still to die for! Good thing I have a million other photos to show Capri so I can prove to her that she's the smiliest and cutest baby!
Enjoy and judge! I encourage it :)