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You look like a monkey aaaaand you act like one too!

Happy First Birthday Ander Dare.
You've got 6 (almost 7) teeth. You weigh 23 lbs. You learned how to walk 3 days before your birthday. You grunt louder than any child I know. You love to explore and climb on/in everything. You don't even know what it means to sit still. This makes church reeeeally hard. ;) You have a HUGE stomach that loves pretty much every food. You are very VERY opinionated. You only love to be held by a small few but are slowly getting better with strangers. You make the funniest faces. You scrunch up your whole face in a way that makes me laugh every time. You absolutely adore your fluffy blue blankie and won't sleep with anything else. Your favorite toys are plastic spoons, cardboard boxes, paper, and pens that click in and out. I don't know why we bother buying you toys. :P Your snuggles are rare and quick but totally melt my heart. You are still an avid thumb sucker but are happy to take your lion binkie as well. You are a fabulous sleeper. Th…

oNcE mEsEs!

Ander Man is 11 months old today. We almost have a one year old! Craziness. What's new this month? The question is, what isn't new this month? At this point he is learning too many things to list! His hair is really coming in. It's fun to play with! Although, I really have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to doing boy hair! He's got 4 teeth now and he's been grumpy enough the past couple days, he must be getting another one! ;) He gets sooo excited when someone walks with him. He played with a walker at a friend's house last night and he looooved it. You shoulda seen his face! If we practiced with him, he'd be walking in no time. But.. we really don't want to push that milestone. lol. His new favorite pasttime is opening all the lower drawers in the house and pulling everything out, one by one, and throwing them over his shoulder into a big pile. This kid's trouble! Recently, he's started singing with me. He lets out with a long and …

diEz MeSEs

Another month has passed already. I can't believe it. Ander Man is 10 months old!
He has mastered climbing stairs which is absolutely terrifying. We've been trying to teach him how to safely get down them but so far, he hasn't caught on.
He has discovered a love for shave ice, just like his mama. I'm all too happy to oblige him with a trip to the Hokulia Shave Ice shack. ;) He likes to feed himself more and more these days and often pushes my hand away if I try to feed him. ha ha.

One funny fact is that he absolutely hates grass. ha ha. He didn't used to mind it but now if you set him on it, he will immediately raise his legs off the grass and cry. He won't even come to me if there is grass between us and that's sayin somethin!
He also says dadda now! YAY! Dad is pretty excited about that. He can make quite a few sounds now and strings different consonants together more often. It's adorable. I love baby babble!

He enjoyed a visit from grandma and grand…

Jackson Hole/Yellowstone Adventure

We got to go on a super fun trip because Brandon's parents wanted to take Marvin, their foreign exchange student from Germany, to Jackson before he headed home today. We were all for tagging along. :)
Ander was SOOO good in the car! What a trooper.

 Holy wildlife Batman! I really wanted to see animals on this trip and I was not disappointed. I was even dangerously close to a moose! AWESOME!
In addition to the moose, we saw buffalo, elk, deer, and even a bald eagle!

The Grand Tetons
Rick's attempt at holding up the mountain. Ha ha. I love him.
Ander was excited about the buffalo too!
 My first time (in my memory anyway) at Old Faithful. Too cool!
 Grandma scored all kinds of points with Ander by giving him ice cream. Ha ha!  I think he likes it. ;)
We hiked quite a bit to get different views of the waterfalls (my favorite). This is at the brink of the Lower Falls. Can you believe this is real??

 I'm falling off the waterfall. Obviously.
We were making out in the photo…