Thursday, September 20, 2007

Hannah Poem - I


There once was a girl named Hannah
who wouldn’t eat her peas.

She stomped her feet and puffed her cheeks
and hit her hands on her knees.

Her mommy exclaimed, “O dear, O no!
why is Hannah acting so?”

Her father mused, “Hmmm hmm, hum hum,
I think I might have to spank her bum!”

With that, little Hannah, being bright, and quick,
picked up her spoon and took a lick.

At first, the taste produced a grim face,
but then she dropped her biased case.

The peas were yummy with a bit of butter,
so much so, that she asked for another


by todd and heather anderson

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Humorous family Things

My inlaws are down to visit, and to take care of the baby while Heather and I scoot off to a TCF event. We were trying to decide what name Hannah could call Terry (Heather's father). He is not into the whole 'grandpa' thing yet. So we were cruising around looking for quality Japanese names.

We started out looking at the Japanese name for grandpa, which didn't want to stick. So we looked up alternatives. We came accross 'Hiro' which means wise. And then we found this gem:

Toshihiro Intelligent + wise

Heather's mother's comment was: 'That won't do...'

In any case, it was a quality moment in family happenings.

Gotta run.


Wednesday, August 22, 2007


"Jesus on the Lock"

"An eerie doorway"

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The Pops

So, I am a father to a delightful little baby girl, whom we call Hannah Joy Anderson, or baby girl, Han (not to be confused with Han Solo), Giant Lungs, and a whole host of other things. She was born 9 lbs. 3 oz. at 1:49 am on Saturday, and she won't stop eating...

In any case, please check either Heather's facebook, or my own, for pictures, since I will reserve the blog for reflective words, and such.

We are well, God is infinitely good, and babies change your whole life.

God bless,

The Pops

Friday, August 10, 2007

Labour Part I

Currently at home in the early stages of labour. Heather's water has broken, so we went to the hospital. They told us we could stay or go, but to come back whenever we felt the need to. God is good, and the baby may be here soon!

Please continue to be in prayer.

Todd out

Tuesday, August 07, 2007


Seamless joy
No conflict
Too human
To believe

Thoughts on anticipation

It is surely a strange thing to anticipate the arrival of your first newborn. Recently I have been reflecting on whether or not it is like waiting for Christ to return. Noone knows the date or time, there are signs of it, and there are a whole host of references that I would include, were I in a dangerous sort of mood, which I am not, but those of you who know your eschatology can deduce and infer all you like.

Needless to say, baby Anderson Mark II has not arrived yet, but plans are being laid for safe arrival if he/she decides to hold out for much longer. Heather is healthy and happy, out shopping with her sister and mother for who knows what! She is however at that classic 'I want the baby out' stage of pregnancy, which is sort of humorous, but really leaves you feeling helpless and powerless, but not impotent.

Ahem... That will be my final dangerous comment in this entry.

In other news, my battles with the wily Trent University Course Calender have been slowly advancing. A few victorious skirmishes have left me re-evaluating the situation, but hopeful of success in the overall campaign. That is to say that I am closing in on the final stages of overload request, and my course list looks different. I apologize Jer, I tried to keep Metaphyz and Epist but it got shot by Philosophy of Religion early tuesday morning in an ambush near a ravine. I tell you, these Registrar people are crafty, but they don't know what's hit them yet!

Butcher's Bill:

English 3150 - Studies in Shakespeare
Philosophy 320 - Metaphysics and Epistemology (for Jer)
MODL 303H - Germanic Linguistics

Current Holdings:

Full Year
ENGL 2000 (205) [Form and Context]
ENGL3250 [Studies in the Romantics]
PHIL 310 [Moral Philosophy]

MODL 302H [Romance Linguistics]
PHIL 275H [Philosophy of Religion]

PHIL 245H [Argumentation and Rhetoric]
MODL 202H [Historical Linguistics]

If I get this excited about the process of registration this year, I wonder what my classes are going to be like...

Anyways friends, keep anticipating, because if you ever stop, you're probably dead.