Thursday, December 22, 2011

7 months!

I know I should be packing for our Christmas vacation, but I had better get these up first or we just might skip this month completely.  Here's our guy this month! As you can see he's a chunky guy, who loves to smile and play with his toes...  He also likes long walks on the beach and talking about his feelings.  Oh wait, he just likes to cry and poop, and you'll have his heart forever if you'll answer to his every beck and call. Love you big guy!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

No judging, that my baby is 6 months old...

But his nursery is finally done!  This is where the kiddo sleeps, (sometimes...  ) eats, and plays. The bedding was designed by his Auntie Melissa, and lovingly stitched together by Grandma Brandley.  Thank you so much for all your hard work!


P.S. Check out the Grey and Blue quilt...  All done by hand.  I think Grandma likes him a little...

Oh and please ignore the unfinished art work, I just really wanted to post these pictures...

Apparently only Auntie Melissa can finish art, the elephant is a Melissa Brandley original... So cute!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Matt had a 3 day week and his family was in town for the holiday.  We had a lot of fun.  Unfortunately we can't prove it.  What I can prove, is that $4 buys some awesome socks at the bowling alley!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

6 Months

Well here's our guy at 6 months.  He's turning into a little butterball and we couldn't be more thrilled!  He finally figured out rolling from his tummy to his back and I've started sleep training him.  I love how I can tell he's tired because he tries to shove any sort of fabric in his mouth, which usually ends up being my shirt.  His favorite way to fall asleep is by shoving his blanket in his mouth!  Anyway, like usual we love him to bits.  He still has a smile for anyone who'll look his way, and he is trying hard to master eating off a spoon.  We'll figure it out!

We were not doing so hot for pictures today, I'm sad to say that I snapped a few of him having a melt down before I put the camera away, but as you can see he's cute even when he's angry!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Halloween... Finally.


Pumpkin carving...


And way too much candy.  A perfect Halloween.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

5 Months

We're a few days late but here's our little guy at 5 months!  He's laughing like crazy and loves to be shot into the air!  He's found his feet, (a couple times...) and has a smile for anyone who will pay attention to him.  Also he's a champion roller, unless it involves getting off his tummy.

P.S.  He still LOVES his brothers, and surprisingly they still are obsessed with him!
We love you little August! 

Friday, October 21, 2011

This is Halloween!

The festivities have started and I thought I was going to have a couple adorable Pirates on my hands...  But instead we went from this...

To this...
 All because of a sticker. 

And while he does make an adorable Vampire...  I'm just not sure it was worth the effort of staying up late to make him a cape and bow tie.  Oh wait, it was.  How cute is he?  I mean terrifying.  Really scary.

At least Gibson still wants to be a pirate... I hope.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Phrases I never thought I'd use...

No you can't wear your helmet into the Doctors office...

Gibson, no helmets near the baby...

Take your helmet off at the dinner table.  Etc...

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Life Cycles 101.

The life cycle of a stay at home mom is complicated, but it becomes even more so when you factor in the lives of other organisms.  Namely Butterflies. (I bet you thought I was gonna say kids right?) Last Christmas my sweet Sis in law Laci gave me my dream present.  It had sat on my wish list for two years, constantly being looked over by those who were searching for the perfect gift.  Anyway I opened the box on Christmas morning last, and was instantly ready to send away for those fluttery little creepy crawlers.  Unfortunately it was to cold.  Then it was to busy, then there was a new baby, and then there was vacations to go on, then there was school starting.  I realised suddenly that it was about to become too cold again and figured I had better get my backside in gear.  Anyway, here is their story.  Their short but exciting story.  (Although there are lots of pictures so it may take you just as long to read this post as their entire life cycle!)

In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf.
One Sunday morning the warm sun came up and -POP!- out of the egg came a very hungry little caterpillar.
(We were not present for the blessed event of hatching, so I have no idea if it happened on a Sunday or not...  Plus we had 5... )

Anyway you know how the story goes.  he ate,

and ate...

and got big and fat. 

This is the part of the story Eric fails to talk about.  The upside down part.  I was so excited when this happened that I probably was the cause of one of the poor guys to fall from his Bat like roost.  Don't worry he went on to live a perfectly normal butterfly life.

 Then he built a house and lived in it forever...  It felt like forever...

Then one day, they came out.  And that's that.  But aren't they pretty?!

Pretty wrinkled, we caught this guy right after he came out.

Anyway, Matt said it would be mean not to let them fly, so after a week or so we let them go.  I tried to take a picture of one on my hand before they flew away, but man these guys were just itching to escape.  (It probably had nothing to do with the fact that every time Gibson got a hold of their container they experienced the shaking of their life!)  One hung around the park for a little while, so we did get to say a proper goodbye to him...  I like to think that it was the one that dropped, and it was his way of saying, "I don't blame you for the possible brain damage".  Or maybe he was just a little dumber than the others...

And they're off !
 Small orange blur...
 Small black line at the bottom...
 Jonas saying goodbye.

Thank you Laci!  This was so much fun!