Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Brandon's 1st Christmas

This was Brandon's first Christmas so I was not sure if he would be interested in presents or not. Well, as you see he did quite well ripping the paper and trying to eat the cardboard boxes. He was so fervent that he received two paper cuts. I did not notice he was bleeding until I saw the blood on his pants. He did not seem to mind. He must be a tough kid.

Then my sister-in-law's niece came over and I had to get my hands on her. Bella is 10 weeks old and weights about 8 pounds. It was quite different from carrying around Brandon, who is now around 22 pounds.

Here is Christmas with my family at my mom and dad's house. My sister and her daughter, Kendall, opened their gifts close to Brandon and me.

We did Christmas lunch at Jeremy's parents home, and then on Saturday we went to my parents. I think everyone enjoyed the new addition to our family.

I wish you and your family had a great Christmas.

Until then...


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Photos

Well, I received Brandon's Christmas photos on Wednesday and I could not be happier. The pictures turned out better than I remembered from when they were taken. Here are a few of those photos:

We had a few other photos taken with Brandon and I and those turned out really good too. But the photos I thought were the cutest are not ones I can post, they are the ones with Brandon with only a Santa hat on his head. Of course, he is on his belly or turned so no boy parts are seen. I just know he will be so glad when he is a teenager for us to show those photos to his girlfriends.

Until then...


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Brandon's seven month updates

I know it has been 3 months, and really I do not have a good excuse. We had Brandon's six month pictures done along with a few photos in his Halloween costume done at the end of October. By now, we have his Christmas pictures taken, but we do not have them back yet.

A few stats on Brandon at 6 months old.

He weighs 19 lbs. 9 oz. and he is 26.38 inches tall. He does not roll over or crawl yet, but he does sit up ok. He does not have teeth at 6 months, when this is written he has two teeth. He is a big time Mama's boy. He says da-da. He is now in a larger car seat that he loves. He can see out much better. We started him on rice cereal on October 13th. And we are working our way through the first foods. He loves the walker in the church nursery. The dogs are not very interested in him, but he is very interested in them. He always wakes up happy. He sleeps 10-11 hours straight each night and then takes a couple hour nap each day. Brandon enjoys bath time and makes a big mess. He has more clothes than he will ever wear, but for some reason I can't come home from shopping without buying him clothes.

At seven months old we have tried white grape juice in a sippy cup, and he seems to like it. And we have gone through all of the first foods vegetables, we only have three more fruits to try and then we are off to the 2nd foods. We have used all of the rice cereal and we are now on the mixed cereal. Brandon's favorite vegetable is green beans. He is now doing this really cheesy smile that makes his eyes vanish. He went to his first kiddie birthday party this weekend. And I think he had a good time I know I did. I see a Gymboree party for him in his future.

He has been to Branson three times and he spends a day every few weeks with his Nana and his Grandma. It is so nice to have them both in town close.

I am getting more confident taking him places by myself, but I am always nervous that he will have a meltdown or worst I will have a meltdown. I never knew it would take two hours for he and I to get ready to go somewhere. This is where planning is crucial.

I hope you enjoyed the pictures.

Until then..