Thursday, November 19, 2009


Chris and I got to experience our first preschool function today. Brady's teacher cooked all her little "indians" a Thanksgiving feast and the parents were invited to drop in to witness it. Chris and I enjoyed observing Brady in "his world"...his little world that exists without us. They were all so cute in their native American head dresses and their necklaces that they made. They each made a laminated placemat with a turkey on it for Thanksgiving. On it, Mrs. Janey added what they were thankful for..she obtained this from asking them individually early in the week what they were thankful each placemat said "I am thankful for_______." In Brady's blank it said "My Mommy"..........awwww, I melted!!! What a sweetheart!!!

Halloween 2009

My boys made Halloween such a fun day for me!

Big dressed up as Handy of his favorite Disney shows:

Little dressed up in the costume that Brady wore his first Halloween....a red hot chile pepper

I LOVE these boys!!!! They make everything more fun and the fact that I get to be their Mommy is just another small example of how "GOD is GOOD!"

Super Sweet 6!!!

I am starting to think they should call 6 months old the "Super Sweet 6" instead of calling 16 "Sweet 16". My dear sweet Evan is the sweetest baby in the world!!! I just adore him. He is that baby that makes you want fact, I don't know how I am going to stop myself from wanting another little angel. I don't write much about my sweet baby on my blog because I journal about him and his firsts and development in his First Year Journal but I wanted to write a little update about Evan for those that keep up with us via my blog. I am his momma after all, so if I don't brag about him, who will?

  • 6 months old on November 12th and as sweet as can be

  • 26.5 inches long (60th percentile), 16lbs. 13.5oz. (50th percentile), 17 1/4 inch head circ. (50th percentile)

  • at about 5 months we started introducing baby cereal to prepare him for food, spoon feeding, etc. so he would be ready by 6 months to really eat...not a big fan of the cereal at first, but then warmed up to it

  • on November 13th he had his first veggie...squash...he was okay with it; then after a few days...sweet potatoes....liked them; today he had carrots for the first time and he liked them

  • he has started vibrating his funny

  • he laughs out loud, often, and it is the best sound on the planet

  • he absolutely ADMIRES his older brother...always watching what he is doing and smiling and laughing at him

  • he has started sitting up pretty well so he has been taking baths with Brady and it is so fun to watch them enjoy each other's company so immensely

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Brady comes in the bathroom the other day while I was going potty, he kinda looks toward the back of the toilet...."Mommy, are you going pee pee out of your penis?" Oh goodness, I think to myself....I we at this point already?!?! Me: "No, buddy. Mommy doesn't have a penis." Brady, kinda smirking like I was kidding, "Yes you do, Mommy You have a penis." Me: "Girls don't have penises, buddy." Brady (really contemplating things): "Oh. Do you pee pee out of your bottom then?" Me: "No, not really my bottom, bud, girls have different parts." Brady: "Oh, okay." I am soooo glad that he didn't not ask me about those "parts"!!

Chris and I constantly find ourselves loving the way Brady says certain words. I think we don't always appreciate how cute it is the way little ones say things until they start saying them correctly and then you have that "awwww, remember when he said it like this" moment. Brady started talking VERY WELL young...he spoke in complete, articulate sentences by 18 months so now that he is almost 3 1/2 years old there are not many words that he pronounces "wrong". Some of our favorites are:

  1. regulary...for example: "I don't want peanut butter on my waffle. I just want to eat a regulary waffle."
  2. yesternight....instead of last night, Brady always says yesternight, like yesterday...this one makes me wonder: "Why isn't it yesternight?"
  3. mapkin....instead of napkin
  4. keepor (kee.pour)....when Brady and Chris play keep away with the soccer ball...Brady calls it keepor
  5. jack o' lanterin....jack o' lantern
  6. Handy of his favorite Disney characters is Handy Manny...he calls him Handy Mandy
Yesterday Brady and I had the UGA/FL game on in the kitchen while making some Halloween cookies that we were going to bring to our friends' house for a Halloween party. Chris is also watching the the den. In Chris' typical charged up UGA football way, he went crazy in the den over some play and Brady yells from the kitchen: "Daddy, calm down. I am trying to make cookies in here." I LOVE IT!!