Monday, December 28, 2009


No matter how many times i watch my mom find out about the baby, I laugh every time. hahah

baby surprise from maqueca anderson on Vimeo.

Saturday, December 26, 2009


We can come out and say it.... WE ARE GONNA HAVE A BABY! you heard right. it was a christmas miracle. hahah ok no. but we are extremly excited about our new baby! I'm due in Aug so we got a WHILE.... sophie has turned into such a little mommy lately with her dolls that we are very excited to see how she is being a big sister. so the polls are open! boy? or girl? you decide. :) PS: my parent's CLASSIC reaction is to come... it was AWESOME. hahahah I just gotta download the video. :)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

sophie spells her name...

sophie has learned the letters of her name and can read it! don't get me wrong... she can't read anything else... she's only 21 months. :) but her name is good enough for now! PS: don't mind her ghetto homeless look she's rockin... :)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Let it snow! let it snow! let it snow!

Sophie had a lot of fun playing in the snow. even though we only got aroun 4 inches while everyone got pounded... gotta love winter!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009


This year we hosted thanksgiving for my side of the family at our house. It was our first thanksgiving in our home so it was nice to host it. everything turned out very yummi and I didn't burn the turkey!! hahah it turned out pretty good. We had TONS of fun with sophie and emma and watching old family videos and laughing at ourselves. hahah I thank Heavenly Father everyday for the great family we are in. thank you guys for coming!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

sophie learns her name

well... how to say it :)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

trick or treat!

we took sophie trick or treating this year and we had a blast! she was so cute running around pointing at all the "pukin!" (pumkins) and chasing all the cats and dogs around the neighborhood. we went up to my sister's in centerville and my brother and debbie came up with us and we went to dinner and headed out to get our treats! we had lots of FUN! she learned the words "moon" and realized that stars were not only pictures but something in the sky! hahaha so she kept pointing at the moon and stars saying "moooooon" and "tars!" there was a little boy dressed in a super cute puppy costume that was all fluffy and she for some reason thought it was a real dog and was following him saying "puppy! puppy" it was hillarious! we then explained to her it was a little boy and so she went back to playing with the cat that was following us. she sure loves animals....

Friday, October 30, 2009

ever since....

we got back from disneyland sophie has been obsessed with the small world song... she asks me EVERYDAY "a wok a wok?" which to her means (i'm guessing) small world... i have no idea why she says it like that. hahah so therefore... you get to listen to it on our blog. i'm sick of singing it. so sophie can hear it on the computer.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Disneyland 09

what a fun and eventful trip we had! sophie was loving all the characters and kissing all of them. of course she got super tired and therefore cranky but we survived. it was a FUN trip! she danced to all the parades and sang and danced at the disney playhouse show. she LOVED that. that was a highlight. along with her yelling mickey!!! and running to him and giving him a big hug. too cute. LOVED IT.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

the grass is greener on our side of the fence :)

we finally laid our sod! it only took 1.5 hrs thanks to all the help that showed up. there were men carrying sod everywhere! 3500 sq ft of sod laid so quick!!thank you everyone for your help! we will enjoy our yards very much!!! :) (the little dirt patch in the back behind the curbing will be where the playground will be that we plan on getting next spring.) sorry the panoramic pictures kinda look weird and make the yard look all funky. :) it doesn't do it justice of how beautiful it looks!! next spring we will put decorative rock and plants in the front yard behind the curbing

Monday, September 28, 2009


too bad she won't wear the captain hat that comes with the costume.... oh well...

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Yep. It happened.

Sophis is 18 months. and I cannot believe it! what has she been up to? what hasn't she? she now says over 40 words... and for your sake i won't start naming them one by one. she knows the sounds to 20 things like puppy, kitty, train, ball, snake, elephant, ducky, lion, fire truck, frog, bird, dinasour, monkey and some others... but my favorite is the horse... which is "yeeeeeeeee haaaw" to her. haha. he is putting phrases together now like "there you go" "I got it!", "you ok?" "thank you" "aaww maaan", "Take bath?", all done!, how nice!, "thats GOOD!"(when she eats something yummi) and so on... but her favorite..." whats that?!" she says it... ALL THE TIME. she wants to know what everything is... and then when I tell her what it is she says "hiiii". she can count to three and is still learning colors... for now everything is "green!". maybe she'll learn the difference soon...She weighs 23 lbs, 33 inches tall and still has a 99 percentile head :) she sings along to wheels on the bus and does the motions... of course she mumbles till the part comes and she says "round round" and "shut!"(for the open and shut part) and then finishes the song by saying TOOOOWN. she also likes head shoulders knees and toes. she does the motions to that one and says "toes" and "nose" and mumbles the rest. She know pretty much all her body parts and loves her feet. she hugs them everyday. she is getting to be a FUN FUN kid. she is so stinkin smart and has learned that time out is no fun. I will try to get her to sit still to videotape her saying some things and sounds but its just impossible to get her to sit still.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Mom's 25th bday ;)

My mom celebrated her bday on the 9th. 09-09-09 to be exact... :) we had a bbq at my parent's house where sophie ate pretty much a whole cow by herself from all the meat she ate. she sure loves a good argentine bbq by abuelo. One of the member's in my dad's ward baked my mom an AMAZING cake. (which i decided he is going to bake sophie's 2nd bday cake since he's a baker and it was sooo soo good). Mom we love you and hope you had an amazing bday!! your the best! (thanks paula for taking picture and letting me steal this one from your blog:))

Friday, September 11, 2009

Dicovery Gateway

Well we spent the day at discovery gateway today and sophie had a BLAST. We went with my sister paula and a couple of our friends and kids. we played with water, sat on a horse, played in mini everything, and sat in a helicopter! it was a TON of fun and we are excited to go again... on monday... and next friday. HAAH and every friday after that. :) year passes rock. what a great gift.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Sophie is learning to count

sophie has gotten in this kick of counting things... she'll count to three. but thats it. if we are not helping her she'll count "oooooooooooone.... Twooooooooooooo... threeeeeeeeeeeeee" ahaha but she'll say two and three if we start for her. and then she'll keep repeating.. Twooooooooooo threeeeeeeeee twooooooooooo threeeeeee... we are still working on it... :)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

sophie's gymnastics class

we just enrolled sophie in a tot and parent gymnastics class. she definetly has the energy for it... so might as well burn it learning something! I took her to the open house for it and she tried out some of the equipment... the rings were her favorite... after a couple mins she figured out that if she lifted her legs she could swing and then swung away! we will keep you posted on her progress!!! (sorry it's so dark... i did it with my phone. i couldn't resist :)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Derek's deer

Derek got his first deer with his bow. congrats to him! opening day. way to go babe. i'm excited to eat him. HAHA we are not going for a trophie here... just a deer. next year... MY TURN! :)

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Derek's bday is today and he is turning 27... getting up there. :) I still think he is an amazing man with amazing potential. He is one of the kindest people I know and a fantastic father and husband. I know his parents and parents in law think he is an amazing son. we love him so much for everthing he's done. He built us a house and has spent every spare moment in his life making us happy. He cracks us up with his funny and sometime not so funny jokes. He's smart, kind, funny, strong priesthood holder, and to top it off... very handsome :) thank you babe for everything you do and have done for us. your amazing and we love you very much! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

in these tough economic times...

this is where we find our gold. (she found her nose holes when we taught her where her nose was... she went straight to it. HAHAHA gross.)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

daddy's shoes...

...are hard to fill.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Summer fun

we've been taking advantage of the weather and having some fun at the aquarium and thanksgiving point... sophie rode the pony saying "yeee aaah" the whole time and stuck her finger up lots of animal noses...

Sunday, July 12, 2009


you'll have to wait to see all the info on Paula's blog since this is not my kid hahaha but I wanted to show pictures to everyone of this cute little guy! he is our newest nephew and little bud.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Sophie's Update

Sophie is doing MUCH MUCH better. she is drinking and eating like an animal again. :) and the thing that had me worried the most... she's back to eating gummies. and you know that if she's spitting those out there's something REALLY wrong with her tummy. She hasn't had any more episodes or anything. she is very much back to herself... still with a little diarrhea but that's it. they told me that could last up to two weeks! poor thing. we've managed to make it this far without a diaper rash because that's the LAST thing we need. thank you everyone for your support and prayers. we couldn't have made it without you. Daddy bought her a hat in cali that she LOVES and wont stop wearing... even though its HUGE on her. :)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Scariest day of my life...

How do I even begin to tell you what happened Saturday. I figured I would just write something about it because I have told this story around 15 times in the last 24hrs to doctors, emts, family and friends... Sophie has been sick with diarrhea and vomited 3 times since wed. I kept calling the doctors to see if I should bring her in or if it was just a stomach bug. They told me to keep her hydrated and watch her temperature so that's what I did. I got pedialyte and took her temperature like 20 times an hr i swear.... I'm paranoid about fevers. She hasn't had much of an appetite because her belly didn't feel good so she hasn't been eating very much since wed. Saturday I went to Red Robin for my sister's daughter's bday party. Sophie was feeling ok and hadn't thrown up so I'm thinking she's feeling better. She was acting just fine going over there and before. When we got to the restaurant she had a blow out...(sorry dad for her getting it on your white shirt sleeve :) after that she was very whiny and attached which she never is unless she doesn't feel good. I figured her belly hurt so I just carried her and cuddled her and made her feel comfortable... she was acting very loopy and kinda light headed cause she keep bopping her head on my shoulder, which again, she never does. after an hr or so of her trying to go to sleep on me I decided since we were almost leaving to take her out to the truck and sit in there with the AC and maybe she'd fall asleep in the car seat. when I went to put her in her whole body froze. I can't even explain how i felt. she went completely stiff and was unresponsive. her eyes were not rolled into her head but she just wasn't there. she was gone. her whole body was tensing up she was having a seizure (it was later concluded). I'm freaking out and I'm by myself (Derek was working) and I see a guy walking by and while holding Sophie in my arms I yell at him to call 911. after several tries and busy signals he got through. ya... 911 was busy. I had put Sophie down on the ground and by now she stopped tensing up and went limp. like she was sleeping. I thought I had lost my little girl. my heart hurt so bad that i could not stop shaking. I kept calling out to her to come back to mommy and she was just laying there. by this time I'm screaming and crying hysterically. it was then when she woke up a little bit and gave out a little cry and slobbered some and we put her on her side. I got a lady to go get the rest of my family from inside and they all came running out to help. luckily my brother in law Adam (Paula's husband) was there. He is a nurse. he hept Sophie safe and was making sure that she was breathing and that her heart was still beating. I was holding onto Paula and my dad and felt helpless. when the ambulance arrived we took her to the hospital which luckily it was only about a minute away and took her into the ER. she was exhausted. when they starting poking her to get an IV in she woke up and started screaming. I have never been so happy to hear Sophie cry and fight people. The ER staff was not equipped for a baby so they tried poking her 10 times (2 times in her feet, 4 times in her arms, 2 times in her hands and 2 times in her head) to get an IV in. She was stable but her glucose level was low and she seemed dehydrated which came from her sickness. After a Cat scan to make sure nothing was wrong with her brain and numerous tests the doctor said we would take her up to Primary children's to get an IV in her and take a better look. She loved the ambulance ride. she was doing so much better and being responsive and after taking a nap on daddy ( which Derek enjoyed since she never EVER sleeps on us). She was laughing and yelling "weeeeeee!" on the ride up there. what an amazing hospital primary's is. I knew she was in better hands. they did a heart test to make sure her heart was ok and it was. everything looked good. all test came back good or negative for bad things... the doctor here said that maybe the combination of being sick and dehydrated and everything just reached her seizing point and she seized. We stayed overnight to make sure it didn't happen again and to hydrate her since the IV team in this hospital got it in the first try. she is doing MUCH better today. she still had diarrhea but hasn't vomited in 2 days and she is eating a little better and drinking just fine. we came home and I'm sure Sophie is going to sleep for the next 2 days straight. no wait. its Sophie. she'll wake up in a few mins. I have never experienced anything like this. holding your child thinking she was going to die and thinking you were going to loose her forever. my family was amazing. both sides. I could not ask for a better family. everyone came rushing to our aid and to see Sophie. and either called or came. I love them all so much and I want them to know how much we appreciate everything they do for us. specially yesterday. We hope to never have to go through that again and that the image of Sophie's face frozen and stiff will leave my mind soon. I cannot stop seeing it every time I close my eyes. I know Heavenly father made everything to happen the way it needed to... from Derek's co worker to just happen to drop by on his day off right when we call him therefore making it possible for Derek to come to the hospital right away and leave his co worker to close up the plant, to me being at the party instead of home alone and farther from the hospital, to my brother in law being there to help keep Sophie safe, to my dad's baptism he had to go do being cancelled 10 mins before, therefore us being able to stay at the party longer and not having this episode on the freeway to me being with everyone in my family when I needed them the most. I love my family so much and my baby so much. I don't know what I would do with any of them. Derek makes me feel safe and strong. and i know that why Heavenly father sent me to him. Sophie playing and watching Dora in her hospital crib. that hospital sure was equipped for her.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Gunner forgot his Guns...

gunner apparently brought a knife to a gun fight and lost against a dirt bike.... stinkin dog likes to chase vehicles that pass behind our house and he finally caught one... we took him to the doggy ER late last night and they cleaned up a couple scrapes and cuts that were pretty bad... doctor says he probably has a concusion and maybe a broken or fractured bone on his nose but it could just be swollen. Luckly he is a puppy still and will heal up quickly and easily.... poor little guy though is all disoriented and very mellow and sore. hopefully he gets better soon.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Gymboree at the Gateway

Paula and I love going shopping with the girls... specially at Gymboree. because they have a TV and little chairs there for the girls while we shop. So we went to the gateway and shopped today.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Birthday Fun

On the 16th I turned So we went up to thanksgiving point and took sophie to the little petting zoo they have and then had lunch and ice cream at the deli. Which sophie now INSISTS on eating on her own... EVERYTHING. I'm not against her getting dirty because she's a kid... but she actually does pretty well and stays pretty clean. Sophie is so brave around animals that it makes me a little nervous... she was sticking her fingers in the goat's nose and petting everything... they were walking a little cow that she also got to pet. we had lots of fun there. then Derek and I got away and went to watch the Star Trek movie (which I was pretty bored in... I guess I'm not a trekie) It was a wonderful birthday spending time with Derek and Soph. This weekend we'll have a big family BBQ for father's day and my birthday and I can't wait to have some of my dad's bbq :)