Friday Oct 3, 2014

Apparently I only update over here on birthdays or big events. Well, Alexis is now seven. SEVEN! She’s in first grade and really loving it. She’s reading at a third grade level and doing really well at school. This year is such a change from last year, and we’re so very happy she’s doing so well.


Thursday Nov 7, 2013

Sophia is eleven today. She is almost certainly in the tween phase, but she’s a great kid. She has good friends, she’s mostly kind to her sister and she loves school. She took cookies for her classmates today. We got her a new tablet (shhh she hasn’t opened the gifts yet) and a new webkinz and a cover for the tablet. Aunt Emily sent her a rubber bracelet maker thingy – look up Rainbow loom if you want to see. She’s going to love it all I hope. We’ll see more family on Saturday when they come over for came, I’m sure some will bring gifts.


Sorry, I’m apparently really terrible at keeping this up to date now that both girls are in school and time actually flies by.

Hey Batter Batter

Wednesday May 15, 2013

Lexi’s first t-ball game was tonight. It is the most adorable thing ever. There are no outs, everyone bats every time, and they go for 5 innings or one hour, whichever comes first.

Lexi T-Ball from Melissa Anderson on Vimeo.

Lexi T-ball – Batter up from Melissa Anderson on Vimeo.

Lexi – T-ball – Catcher from Melissa Anderson on Vimeo.

American Voices

Friday Apr 12, 2013

Sophia’s fourth grade music program was last night. “American Voices” was sort of a musical history lesson. Sophie was part of the 50/60s rock n roll dance number. They all did a great job.

Rock and Roll – Sophia from Melissa Anderson on Vimeo.

Spring Break

Thursday Mar 28, 2013

Really I am just getting worse and worse at keeping this up. I think I’m going to scrap the whole thing and start fresh maybe, with just a blog piece that I insert photos into vs a whole separate gallery. It’ll be awhile before I get to it though. We headed up to the Mall of America for Spring Break for a couple days. The girls had a great time, and we got to do a little bit of shopping. The girls really enjoy the Nickelodeon Universe area so they ride as much as possible on Monday. Sunday we head out in the morning, eat breakfast in the car, stop for lunch and check into our hotel. Then we head over to the mall to do a little shopping and check out the rides. Monday the girls ride as much as possible. Sophie mistakenly rode the swings around and around and then she had to stop for awhile. She won’t be riding those again, but she did right the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shell Shock, which surprised us, and loved it. This year, Lexi could ride alone as well. I did ride on the Orange Streak with her so she could try it, but she’ll have to be bigger to ride that alone in future years.



Happy Holidays

Sunday Dec 23, 2012

Sorry about the delay. Hackers have really messed up this site. I have cleaned up this side of it, so you shouldn’t get malware warnings anymore, but the photo gallery is sort of out of commission. I’ll have to replace that and start fresh. Since Halloween Sophia has turned 10, Alexis is 5 and doing well in preschool. and we’re just about into Christmas and 2013. It’s been a very fast year. We went sledding yesterday after the first blizzard. Enjoy these pictures – I’ll post some videos as well as soon as their ready.

Away in a Manger from Melissa Anderson on Vimeo.

Jingle Bells and We wish you a Merry Christmas from Melissa Anderson on Vimeo.

Rudolph from Melissa Anderson on Vimeo.

Sledding from Melissa Anderson on Vimeo.

Happy Halloween

Thursday Nov 1, 2012

It was a quieter Halloween this year for us, without the cousins to candy hunt with us. Grandpa Jerry and Grandma Cathy came over, and they stayed behind to pass out candy – Cathy’s foot is in a cast, so there was no block walking for her. They handed out all 100 pieces one at a time, so we had at least 100 kids, plus a few at the end that didn’t understand the light was out = no candy. The girls didn’t overdo it on the candy, so it shouldn’t last until Valentine’s and they had fun. Aaron and Ashley came over to visit after they were done passing out candy. It was a nice night – not as crazy as some past was a good time. Sophia went as a Vampire – without any teeth or fake blood, ewww..and Alexis went as a witch.







Cutest vampire and witch with the pumpkins



Getting candy


Lexi getting candy


Her hat kept flying off

Family Pictures

Monday Oct 29, 2012

We managed to get out to Palisades park again this fall. Most of the leaves had already fallen, but that wasn’t really my picture priority. I just wanted a family picture I could put out over last year’s and some individual pictures of the girls to show who they are at five and nearly ten. There are more in the album.  They turned out pretty well.

Happy Birthday Alexis!

Tuesday Oct 9, 2012

Alexis turned FIVE on September 29th. We had a small gathering of family to celebrate and she had a great day. There are pictures in her new album in the photo gallery. Sorry this is late – had some technical difficulties.

Happy Birthday Cake

The Wedding

Sunday Sep 16, 2012

Aaron and Ashley got married yesterday. Alexis was a flower girl, Sophia handed out bubbles, and programs, Brian was an usher and Melissa was a bridesmaid. It was a long but fun day. There’s a new album with photos and here’s just a couple pictures and a video.