Sunday, January 15

Bed Time

When Mommy does bed time with the boys, we do a nice calming bath, dress for bed then a book and bed time.
When Daddy does bed time, it consist of rough-housing, wrestling, running around and excitement. So much for a quiet bed time tonight.
Oh well, at least they had fun....

Tuesday, January 10


With my last real posts being from so long ago, I wanted to just document and update how much he has grown. Here is a picture of Brendan from my last post about Caleb's first birthday party the end of May.
Brendan is now 3 1/2 years old. He is finally on another growth spurt, growing taller than his pants can keep up with since he is still too skinny for his age.
Besides his size, he is growing and learning so much every day. I can't believe how quickly he picks things up, we are having to be a little more careful about what he is exposed to.
For example he sings Daddy's songs after listening in the car, so much where I have told Scott he probably shouldn't play certain songs around Brendan. The other day he came in singing the country song "Toes" by Zac Brown Band. For those of you not familiar with the lyrics: "I've got my toes in the water in the sand, not a worry in the world a cold beer in my hand life is good today, life is good today."
Brendan also LOVES puzzles, he is very good at them, I need to start looking for larger puzzles to really challenge him, he does well with the 25 pieces right now, but sometimes a little too good! The only downside is that I find puzzle pieces all over the house.
Other interests include building with blocks, playing outside, playing with Sammy (his best friend) and any other friend that will come over. His new interest thanks to Christmas presents are the little action figures and vehicles by Imaginex, one of my favorite brands for this age group.
We are working with Brendan on his letters, he can name about half of the letters right every time we ask, others I can tell he guesses.
Although he is still not a big eater, he isn't as picky as before. Some favorite foods include blueberries, "Jelly sandwiches", Pancakes, and any and all candy.
I am going to try to post more of his cute little sayings or quotes throughout the year, most are so sweet with as frustrating as he is sometimes, you just want to scoop him up and kiss him all over with his sweet little innocent comments.
Here is a picture from December (I stole these from a friend on facebook, I don't even have a close up of my own to share). While I was working before Christmas, Brendan went over to Aunt Tawni's house to play with Sammy when Miss Jenni came over with Gingerbread houses for the boys to decorate. They said Brendan was so meticulous in the placement and organization of his decorations.

Saturday, January 7

Part of the downside to taking a "break" from blogging is that I stop reading others blogs as well. So for the past week or so I have been catching up on everyone's life that I have missed while I was away. I figure now it is a new year, a fresh start. Time to get back in the swing of things.