Sunday, November 28, 2010

9 Months Old

Height: 28 1/4 in ~ 75th percentile
Weight: 19 lbs 12 oz ~ 75th percentile
Head Circumference: 17" ~ 25th percentile

Brinley is now 9 months old! Seriously, where did the time go?! She's such a cutie! We love her to pieces! She is now army crawling everywhere and recently got up on her hands and knees and rocked. She LOVES to sit and play with the toys. I can set her down by the toys and she'll play for quite a while, and she has a good time. She pulls all the books out of the bookshelf, just like Hayden used to. She is SO happy all the time. She gets excited when she hears her daddy's voice and she loves it when he gobbles her. She loves to put the blanket over her own face and have us play peek a boo with her. She loves her feet! She pulls her socks off all the time. She also puts them in the air and plays with them and puts them in her mouth. She loves cheerios, graham crackers and yogurt, and is starting to eat some table foods. She takes 2 naps a day. Morning and afternoon. She sleeps best in her bed. If we are out and about she has to be exhausted before she will fall asleep. She doesn't like to snuggle like she used to. It makes me sad, but it's a good thing too. I will hold her and rock her standing up and sing to her and then lay her down and turn on her music and she will fall asleep. At night she will snuggle with me and while I rock her and feed her a bottle. She also doesn't like to be swaddled anymore, she wiggles out of it. I wrap her up now but she usually likes her arms out. She loves it when her brother plays with her. She thinks he is so funny. I love dressing Brinley up! Josh teases me that our kids are my dolls. I don't care, it's fun!
We love ya little girly!

Playing with her feet

Playing in her bed when she is supposed to be sleeping.

army crawling

cute little miss all dressed up!


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Turkey Fun

We went to the mall where they had some Thanksgiving activities for kids. They read books, had face paintings and made a turkey. Hayden love it!

Hayden chose to have a turkey painted on his cheek

Hayden and Jason posing with their turkeys

Brinley and her friends
{Brinely, Tatum, Lexi & Lexie}

Brinley LOVED this balloon

Later in the month we made turkey hands and wrote things we were thankful for.

this little man is proud of his turkey hands
{once again LOVES the super grover hat & wears it all the time! LOVE this little boy!}

On Thanksgiving Day we spent the day together. I made turkey and all the stuff that goes along with it. Everything turned out and tasted pretty good! We planned to go to a movie at the cheap theater, but instead we decided to buy Toy Story 3 and watch it at home.

Brinley got to try a little of almost everything. She liked the rolls and turkey the most. She wasn't a fan of the mashed potatoes, but I think it's because of the texture and because I was feeding her instead of her feeding herself.

The kids before we ate

cute little man

Watching Toy Story

Hayden was so nervous anytime anything happened to the toys.
Of course we had to have snacks!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Daddy's Boy

Hayden is definitely his father's son. He LOVES action figures, flying, swords, ninja fighting, wearing his boots inside during the winter and while at pottery barn story time the other day he brought me multiple boxes of Lego's that he wanted.

We went to Target the other day as a family and Josh took Hayden to look at the toys. He told Hayden he could have one toy and kept pointing out different toys to him. Hayden kept wanting an animated Anakan action figure. I even pointed out a buzz toy, but he was set on Anakan. He sleeps with him every night now. And Hayden thinks he needs a little Yoda now!

When Josh was little he LOVED action figures. Star wars were his favorite. He would wear his black snow boots indoors all during the summer pretending to be Luke Sky Walker. His mom would have to make him multiple paper zoro masks every day. He knows all the "wa-pa" ninja moves, and he loved legos so much had lego figurines sitting on his desk in his college dorm.

I LoVE these guys!

Best Friends

Hayden, Hugh, Tyson

These 3 little guys are Best Friends
They were all born within five months of each other and have played and shared everything since they were babies.

We had to document their love for each other because they don't understand it right now but there will come a day in the future when we won't live down the street and around the corner from each other. It will be a sad day when Hayden says "play with Tyson" " play with Hugh" and he really can't. We try not to think about it.

Sweet Little Baby

*NO this is NOT an announcement

My friends and I threw a baby shower for our friend Melissa. She is having her 3rd baby and it's her first girl so we had to have a party! I had fun planning and preparing for it and with the help of Natalie and Kalie I think it turned out pretty well.

We had a "sweet" theme so we had lots of sweets and a little bag for everyone to fill before they went home.
the food

the cute cupcakes and cupcake toppers

the fun little pink napkin dresses

the decorations that Melissa got to take home after the shower, bows and all.

opening presents

the guests

the adorable caterpillar toy and butterfly clip that diana made. Oh and the bag she made for the caterpillar to go into since all the pieces come apart. SO creative!!
US: Kalie, Me, Melissa, Natalie & cute little Lexi
the invitation

Melissa, I'm so excited to meet little Angela!

Monday, November 15, 2010


I turned 27 on Saturday, and I was showered with Love from everyone! I got lots of fun gifts, phone calls, texts, cards, visits, emails and facebook messages. I'm not really in love with the idea of being closer to 30, but that's still a few years away!

We spent the day together hanging out, being lazy and silly, getting brunch, taking a nap and then we ended the day by going out to dinner together.

It was a good day! Thanks everyone for making my day special!

The only picture I got from the day was this one with my cute little miss!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Fall Photos

My sister also took these photos while we were in Arizona