March 28, 2012

Last Weekend's Happenings!

I started this post on Monday, but never got around to posting it.  Better late than never, right? 

Here's our weekend in pictures!
 We babysat for our neighbors for a few hours, and Colin and Brody hung out and watched some Blue’s Clues. 
Our good friend  Hayley turned 4 this week, and we celebrated with a family pool party at the Renaud Spirit Center.  B hadn’t been back since his swimming lessons last spring.  He really enjoyed the water. 

Saturday night, my mom kept Brody and Cody and I went out for a ‘date night’.  We had dinner at Outback, had went to Blue Sky CafĂ© for drinks until it was time for our movie.  We had planned a 9:45 movie, but were getting pretty tired so we headed back home instead! 
Brody and I lounged around most of the morning while Daddy worked on mowing the lawn and cleaning up the yard.  Later, we had a few friends over for BBQ and enjoyed the beautiful weather out on the patio.

 Brody played in our neighbors sandbox with the big boys
 Cody’s buddy Hayley. 
And he loved swinging and being pushed by his little friends

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

March 25, 2012

A day at the park

Last Tuesday I took Brody to Indian Camp Creek park to play.  Cody had taken him there the day before and they had a blast, so I took him back again.  It is a really cool park and we are lucky to have such a neat place so close to the house.  This is where we had our family pictures taken last fall, in case it looks familiar.   
He is such a boy, went straight for the water and mud puddles.
On our way home I stripped off all his wet clothes and put him in a dry diaper.  He thought he was a cool dude riding in his car seat without any clothes on!

March 11, 2012

17 months

I'm not quite sure how we got to 17 months.  I have taken pictures for both 15 and 16 months but for whatever reason never posted an update.  Who am I kidding... I know the reason.  It's called trying to go to grad school with a toddler!!! 

At seventeen months, Brody has lost almost all of his babyhood, and we have moved on to full fledged toddler.  He is wearing 12-18 month shirts, 18 month pants and pj's, size 5 shoes and for the occasional paper diapers we are still in size 3. I am not sure how much he weighs, since we haven't been to the doctor since his 15 month checkup.  Then he weighed 20 lbs even.  He likes to play on the scale in the bathroom, and I think it says about 21 pounds.  He is growing so fast these days, tall and skinny.  A few weeks ago I noticed all his pants were starting to look like high waters.  We broke out some 18 month pants for him that are all too big in the waist, but at least they are long enough!

Diaper changes are an epic battle these days, and he does everything in his power to get out my grip.   I can't understand why it is so terrible to have a diaper changed.  I sure wouldn't want to be in a dirty one.  

He is still going to school 3 days a week, and has lots of little friends there.  Our favorite teacher Ms. Erin found another job, and we were sad to see her go.  Since then, he has a new teacher Ms. Cassie, who we are getting to know and learn her routines.  

Brody goes to bed every night about 7:30-8 pm and sleeps until 8 am, or 5:30 on his school days.  We are thankful he sleeps so well for us.  He is still waking up crying around 10:30 pm every night, but he soothes himself back to sleep.  He is still using his sign language and has about 5 or 6 that he uses regularly.  He is getting better with his words too.  Some we hear regularly include: uh oh, bye bye, up, momma, dada, shoe, ball, yes, thank you and sometimes a please.  He makes lots of animal sounds in addition to his words.  

His is obsessed with shoes.  His, ours, it doesn't matter.  As soon as he wakes up in the morning he starts asking for shssss (which we assume means shoes).  He can take his shoes off and tries really hard to put them on himself.  He also loves his Mr. Potato Head, any cars or trucks, and books.  He brings them to us to read to him, and he will sit and flip through the pages by himself.  His favorite books are a set grandma got him.  It is a set of 4 books of trucks, cars, construction equipment and tractors; they have handles on them and they get carried around everywhere.  

And we are still doing the photo a day challenge, I just haven't been good about posting them all.  Over the course of the last three months, we may have only missed 1 or 2 photos.  It will be so neat to look back at them.  

Ok, that is all for now.  I hope to be back later this week with some more posts.  We have alot of catching up to do!