Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sick Day

Brett had to stay home from daycare one day this week, doctor's orders - bronchitis and a slight ear infection...Despite his being a little under the weather, we had a really good day just hanging out. We stayed extremely busy doing lots of important things...

Monday, November 23, 2009

Put Me In Coach

Check out this "official" BHS basketball uniform...too cute! I think he's ready to play!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Found a Turtle

Brett went on his first trick-or treat Friday. My sister-in-law Stacey works at the home office where they decorate and hand out candy to tons of little kids for Halloween. We saw all kinds of cute kiddies in cute costumes. Brian and I now have lots of candy to eat...I guess Brett will be able to help a little more with that next year. We didn't even have one trick-or-treater at our house this year! Here are some pictures from baby's first Halloween...

Brett with Aunt Stacey

He was a little scared of the pumpkin at first...and also of the black panther

You'd be upset too if you had just gotten all in your costume and then had a poopy diaper.

Since we went trick-or-treating on Friday and don't really live in a "neighborhood" we opted to stay in Saturday evening for a photo shoot ( Brian and I really needed any more candy!)

still not quite sure about the large black kitty, who is mostly only viewed through the window and from the safety of mom and dad's arms...not on ground level

This was also Brett's first hands-on experience with these crunchy things. He didn't try to eat them though-I was surprised

I thought I should throw this one with the random bunny hat in here too, from this know...

Monday, October 19, 2009

That's How I Roll

Since shortly after Brett turned 6 months his new mode of transportation is rolling. At 5 months he learned to roll from his belly to his back; then after 6 months he learned how to roll back onto his belly...then he got faster. And now he can roll continuously. He prefers to sit up and play most of the time now, but when he does play laying down it's not uncommon for him to roll up against the furniture. Then he looks surprised when he looks up and sees that he is so far away from all his toys!

How did you get over there?!

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Best 7 Months Ever

Brett turned SEVEN months old on the 6th. I can't believe this sweet baby has been with us and blessed us for seven months already. He brightens and brings so much joy to each and every one of our days. When I drop him off at daycare in the mornings I can hardly wait to see that little face again!

Here's our boy on his one month birthday...

And here he is on his 7 month birthday (same bear).

Table Manners

So we finally got the little mister a high chair a few weeks ago. We love it. A designated "this is where you eat" spot. We started off using the bumbo chair/tray and the bouncy seat, but it was high time little man starts learning to eat at the "table". He loves it too. Lately he has been patting things with his hands. He loves the noise it makes when he pats his hands on his high chair tray. He also pats his toys, my leg, my arms.... He also likes to try and reach for the bowl and spoon. The other day I turned my head for like a milisecond and he flipped the spoon, sending sweet potatoes flying through the air, landing on his forhead, in his hair, even on the carpet. It took me a little while to locate the spoon. Little man is also learning how to drink juice once in a while from a sippy cup. Sometimes we offer his formula in it because for some reason he's not alway fond of the regular bottle since he's been teething.

Somebody should teach this young man not to put his feet on the table....

Saturday, October 3, 2009


One of Brett's new tricks--what a big boy! I guess we are now one step closer to mobility--yikes! Time to start thinking about baby proofing the house?

The past month or so has been full of major milestones...we've noticed that it seems like things are starting to happen very quickly now. All of a sudden he knows more, understands more, and can do more...In the past couple weeks Brett has started to be able to sit up all by himself. Not for very long, but he's getting better every day. He weebles and he wobbles sometimes, but we make sure we catch him before he falls down!

Now that he can sit up and is getting this whole new fun view of his world, he sometimes doesn't think it's near as much fun to lay down anymore. He loves to sit.

I'm having so much fun sitting on the floor and playing with my little boy!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Company and Cooties

The bad news is, Brett has been sick with something or another for about 6 weeks soon as he's almost over something, here comes something else. He started daycare the first week of August and since then he has had:
1. the snots. lots of snot. nasal decongestion, followed by a cough
2. thrush. originally diagnosed as hand, foot, and mouth disease, but changed to thrush after we went back to the doctor for - you guessed it - the snots...and a much much worse cough, that turned out to be....
3. the croupe. oh, that nasty croup. poor baby. and the chest xray - poor baby and poor mommy. we both cried and baby was promised that mommy would hold him for the rest of the day after that. Once the croup started to FINALLY clear up, and the cough was almost gone, there was a reappearance of um...yeah...
4. the snots. followed by the cough. Again.

We are still waiting on this one to go away (or almost go away??), but we have a 6 month checkup with the doctor this next week. We want this baby well! The good news is, right now, although snotty and coughy, he is all smiles and playing as usual!!! We are looking forward to him finally having more good, full nights of sleep like he used to get before he was sickly so often.

In other news....we have had lots of company!

Since Brett was sick over Labor Day weekend we couldn't go to meemaw and papa, so meemaw and papa came to him!

Then Aunt Sue was so wonderful to come stay with him while he recovered from his thrush and croup since he couldn't go to daycare...

Then grandpa came down to pick up Aunt Sue and took us all out to eat at Shogun's for my birthday! LOVE Shogun's. Ate it ALL.

Then we trucked to Kansas for a surprise 80th birthday party for Brian's grandma, who's birthday isn't really till November (surprise!). Good times! Brian's mom and her siblings rented this awesome cabin house in Kansas that was big enough for the entire family to sleep over and have a great time.

80 years and still going strong! Happy Birthday Grandma!

This weekend, we have gotten to spend at home relaxing. Went to Fayetteville...And our sweet friends from the Burris Abode came over to say hi and snap some wonderful pictures of Brett outside in the beautiful weather. I even got to clean. Did I just say GOT tO clean? Yeah, I think I did. I never thought I would ever hear myself say this, but, I cleaned the house--and I liked it. Perfect day.

Bikes, Blues, and...Babies?

My dad has been in town for a few days attending the Bikes, Blues, and BBQ festivities. He loves riding his motorcycle all over, and has accumulated lots of biker gear and patches on is trips. Saturday night we decided to go with him to check things out (by car, of course...Brett is not quite big enough to fill out a helmet yet...). We went to the location closest to the U of A and had a great time. The air was fresh and cool, the sun was shining--just the best day! We even saw some guys doing some stunt riding, which was pretty cool, but we didn't stay for the whole thing. I felt a little out of place amongst the leather, fringe, and do-rags, but I think Brett and his grandpa fit right in.

We really enjoyed all the people, tents, and looking at all the bikes. BUT - I think, by far, the coolest thing we saw was...a motorized cooler! You heard me! Some chick went zooming by on a cooler, yes, your standard rectangle-ish cooler with a white lid, with wheels and handlebars. Just what I need.