Friday, December 25, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
We tied each of her presents to a string, so she had to follow the string to find them in odd places. (That's a tradition from Marty's family)
Dancing in her Belle dress. We tried to decorate the upstairs in bright colors and with lots of pink crepe paper, avoiding a Christmas theme. I am determined to make her not hate her December birthday. She loves her new clothes from Uncle Greg! It was so fun to have him here for her bday.
The morning was spent eating chocolate chip pancakes (as always) and playing with new toys (mostly art-themed).
We went to Chuck-E-Cheese's!
Monday, December 21, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
And last night I had one of those wretched mommy hours that I have found myself laughing about all day today. I got Bryce a big bowl of rice cereal, gave him two bites, and Brynn had a potty emergency...which I didn't get to in time so it turned into more of an accident.
While I'm cleaning up upstairs and trying in vain to get her to finish up, I think to myself, "Hm, Bryce sure has been happy in the high chair all by himself. Especially since he was so hungry and I only gave him a couple bites. And he hates the high chair...," and so on. So I ran downstairs to find that I had rushed to Brynn so quickly that I stupidly left a full bowl of rice cereal right there for him to play with.
I couldn't decide whether to laugh or cry. I had just spent the last 45 minutes bathing them and getting them all dressed cute and Christmas-y for the ward Christmas party, which was starting in just a few minutes. Plus I had no help from Marty, because he had gone to the party early since he was playing the part of a certain jolly Christmas-time figure. So I ran Bryce upstairs with a new bowl of food and fed him in the bath to avoid another disaster. Because technically I hadn't finished up with Brynn's mess that started this whole thing (gross, I know).
So if any moms are reading this, you know what happened next. He proved me wrong about my brilliant plan to eliminate another mess and pooped in the bath. So I scooped him up out of his bathtub, took him to mine, and gave him his third bath in an hour. By this time, the party had started and we were back to square one. Actually it was more like square negative 100, considering my two undressed children, messes all over the entire house that really shouldn't wait to be cleaned, my toddler beating on her brother for attention while I was trying to put myself back together.
We went to Burger King instead. And I took the long way, because that's the only way I could think to strap them both down for a half hour without getting in trouble with the CPS.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
I've forgotten to post a couple of updates on my family, so here are just a few things.
Marty really wanted me to post this. It is a video taken at the airport right after I got back from Alaska. It was a happy reunion for all of us, but especially for Brynn and Bryce. I had no idea how much these two would miss each other.
Also, Brynn got her cast off! Marty was the one who took her to the appointment which was a little bit disastrous, but I had the scary experience of getting a cast removed as a kid so that's pretty much what we were expecting. What we weren't expecting was the big barrette that Brynn had shoved down her cast and her skin started to grow around. Yeah, I was really happy to miss that one. But she's doing great!
Bryce is 6 months old! He is slimming down a little with his weight in the 70th percentile and his height in the 80th. And he is now officially bigger than Brynn was at one year.
He started solid foods, too! We started him on squash, and of course being part Oldham he LOVED it! Not so fond of peas though. Here's a video I took this morning.
And speaking of squash, I didn't forget! I will be sure to get my annual squash post with new recipes up here soon. I know you just can't wait, Jana. :)
Sunday, November 1, 2009
And here is Brynn enjoying some Halloween candy.
So here is the story of Brynn's second Halloween costume. At the trunk-or-treat she saw a whole bunch of Cinderella's and was in complete awe. She wouldn't leave them alone. Well, a few weeks ago our neighbors had a garage sale with a gazillion Halloween costumes they had gotten from their Uncle's costume store that had gone out of business. We bought her a Cinderella, Rose, Snow White, and Belle costume for three dollars each that we were planning to give her for Christmas. If you know Brynn at all, you know how OBSESSED she is with the princesses.
Trying to keep brother happy for the camera.