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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Million Dollar Baby

Uncle Ken made a video montage of me to help boost sales for his company, Morrison Video Productions. Click here to check it out if you have a few spare minutes. And even if you don't. You won't be sorry. I promise.




8 Months

Yesterday marked our little peanut's eight month birthday. My, oh my, how time does fly. How in the world have eight months already passed???
  


We spent most of the day just hanging out since Dad can't walk much with a broken foot.


He found his foot massager.










Brendan, how did you get under the coffee table? I know that is not where I put you.



Everywhere we go someone comments on those big blue eyes.


And today is our buddy's first birthday. Happy birthday, baby Will!


I hope we make it back to the States in time for you guys to be best buddies.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Been Busy....

It's been a busy couple of weeks. As soon as we cleared up one ear infection, we got hit with another. But Brendan is on the mend, and he will be seeing a specialist Monday. He looks like he feels MUCH better.





























I love outfits that have something on the butt.
















Daddy and Brendan sure do love their play time.


I cannot believe how big this boy is getting.


























He sleeps the best on Daddy's chest.





And Kody now snuggles with Dad. What's up with that?


This is still my favorite part of the day. Nothing beats snuggling a sleeping baby.

And guess what else happened.

Thomas broke his foot.

And speaking of feet, check out these dirty piggies.

Brendan likes to stand, with help of course, these days. I had no idea our driveway would get him this dirty.


At daycare yesterday the babies pretended to plant apple seeds. And then they made their handprints. I got there to pick up Brendan and I saw all the cute little handprints. And then I saw this:
My ornery baby decided to smear his. Priceless.


Tonight Brendan played in his high chair while Tom and I ate dinner.
Think he had enough toys to choose from?






Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Visit From Home

Grammy, Greatie, and Granddad drove down to visit from Virginia. Unfortunately, Brendan was still not feeling his best and was a bit cranky. In addition to not sleeping. This made for a very tired mommy. A mommy who was so tired she didn't take pictures at every opportunity. But we did get a few.

Reading with Greatie was short-lived. Makayla told Greatie that she wanted to read to "her daughter" because she would tell her the words.




I told him he better not let Grammy get ALL of his sugar.




I'm glad they got to see the girls while they were here. They certainly do liven things up. The girls loved the visit, too. I think they both ended up with brand new wardrobes. And Makayla came home from the grocery store with Grammy and Greatie brandishing a Teen Dream magazine, announcing that Justin Bieber was in it. I have no idea who Justin Bieber is. Anyway, she suckered Greatie into buying it by telling her she had been waiting for it since she was four. She'll be 8 in November.


Brendan was up super early every day. Makayla makes her first appearance shortly after he gets up.



Greatie made friends with Kody while she was here.




And Brendan got his first taste of jelly-filled donut.


And I found out that he loves cantaloupe.


He loves to play. When we bought this toy, we ended up with the floor model. Unbeknownst to us, the flowers were broken and Brendan could easily pull them off. Daddy fixed them, but Brendan remembers the days when he could pull them off and chew on them. He continues to try.


Makayla was trying to draw a portrait of Brendan. She wasn't successful.



When the cats got tired of company, here is where they ended up.
In our closet on a pile of dirty sheets.


We're working on learning to crawl, which means more time spent on the tummy.
And Sophie supervises the progress.


This cube makes a crinkle noise, and for some reason Brendan found it hilarious.


Daddy is teaching him to work the remote.
Also hilarious.

Brendan loves Montel Williams. Seriously.
He is mesmerized every time his commercial comes on. I couldn't figure out why. And then Friday it hit me. Mr. Kerry, from daycare, also has a bald head, and he spends time playing with the babies every day. That has to be it.

Just hanging out with Dad on a Friday night.

He now has complete control over holding his own bottle.

Brendan got yogurt for the first time this week.
I don't think he was impressed with the first bite. But he gave it a chance, and it ended up being a hit.


Who doesn't love a naked baby???

Or a sleeping one?