Thursday, August 30, 2007
Uh oh..this means crawling is right around the corner...time to baby proof!
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
We arrived at my Aunt Pat and Uncle Lee's house on Friday about 4 or so. This is what the boys did...
This is my Grandpa feeding Connor...
and Grandma feeding Brandon
Here's my Aunt Joyce talking to the boys
Connor LOVES tummy time now....if I could just get him to roll over we'd all be mobile. He has rolled over 3 times in his sleep, but I haven't seen him do it yet.
I took this picture to show everyone how BIG Brandon has gotten. Look how long his legs are!
Even though my cousins are 17 and 21, Aunt Joyce hasn't lost her touch!
Uncle Danny took Noah to the back yard to do some fishing.
Here's one of Noah's "catches" If I remember correctly, he caught Blue Gill and Bass
SUPER TALL Danny lets Noah piggy his way back to the house
We stopped by grandma and grandpa's house on our way back on Monday
This is their backyard...and it look exactly the same for as long as I can remember. Swing, big trees, bird bath, and the railroad tracks. The next time we make it out to Illinois, I'm SURE the boys will love trains and will love to watch one pass. We used to count the cars...those were the days.
A happy Connor in Grandma's lap
A happy Brandon in Annie's lap with baby Hannan
Grandpa feeding Brandon one last time before we left.
Thank you so much to everyone for all of their hospitality and help with the boys. I had a really nice time and very relaxing weekend. I managed to get out of the house and few times and even to take a nice long run around a path by Lee and Pat's house. We can't wait to see you all again. I'll be back through Kentucky again in the Spring after the arrival of Baby Hannan and Baby Bender!
Dad and I are heading back to North Carolina this Saturday. We'll be in NC for a week and then we're heading to Maryland to see Aunt Bridget and Uncle Jason. The boys are going to be a specimen in the class Bri is teaching this semester!
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Here's the proud Great Grandpa with Connor. Yibby saw the boys in March, but Connor was still in the NICU, so it was nice for him to be able to hold him without being attached to all the monitors
Here he is again with Brandon. He was a little bitty 5 pounds back in March and he's almost 15 pounds now. BIG DIFFERENCE
My Aunt Jayne from Colorado...lovin' on my B-buddy and my cousin Brianna has C-man in the background
Here's my cousin Zach with Brandon. Zach is a freshman in high school this year and is well over 6 feet tall already. I remember going to Colorado right after he was born...damn I'm old.
My other Aunt from Colorado...Aunt JWAAAAAAN (aka Joann) One of these days, we're going to make it out to her farm when the boys will be able to play. Maybe another year or 2. Their farm is a little boy's dream. Chickens, dogs, cats and a majority of other farm like creatures. I'm pretty sure they have a go-cart track too...hand made of course.
Thanks to all of the hospitality of the Brainerd Folk...see you all at the next wedding. Who's turn is it now???
Monday, August 13, 2007
The first one is Brandon tickling Connor and Connor squealing.
The second one is of the boys laying on the floor in my parent's bedroom just talking away...Brandon ends the video with his newest trick...spitting.
And finally...I GOT THIS JUST FOR YOU ERIC!!! Brandon rolling from his back to his belly to his back. YAY BRANDON!
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Connor fell asleep SO hard and fast the other night while I sang them their bedtime story. This was a really cute book! The words could be sung to the tune of a children's song our mom used to sing to us when we were little. Brandon especially loves for me to sing to him or even just read him a book. He always relaxes when I read to him.
Here's a picture of Connor's first band aid. He flinched when I was clipping his nails and I snip his skin pretty badly. It took a couple seconds for him to cry after I did it, so I know it shocked him. Sorry Connor!
Once again, Connor passed out! This time, he passed out on Auntie Annie and Baby Hannan was kicking him.
Connor rolled over! I don't know when he did it, but I woke up this morning to Connor laying on his back and I know I put him down on his tummy. Brandon is snuggled up against him...HOW CUTE! Brothers love each other very much
Noah wanted to "help" Ann carry Brandon to see Gabe. He wanted Mommy to carry his head and Noah to carry his feet.
Noah also helped to feed Brandon with Ann's help
Ann's mother and father-in-law made dinner for all of us on Thursday, so we tried to put Connor in a booster seat again. He is definitely getting stronger everyday. He can't quite sit up on his own, but he's getting there.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
This last picture shows the amount of waves Brandon was producing! He really had the water splashing all around...including on his face and Connor's face. We had to take them out because both of their faces were covered in water and their little eyes were getting red. They L-O-V-E their baths!
Sunday, August 5, 2007
We don't have too many plans for the rest of the week. We'll be heading to Indy to see Ann, Gabe, & Noah on Thursday during their afternoon nap, but other than that...we're just going to chill. I'm still exhausted from the drive yesterday and the two days that it took me to pack. I hope to get caught up on my sleep tomorrow. We might try to go meet Grandma Karen at the office for lunch.
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Brandon...to small to wear clothes...
at his worst...
now look at him!!!
Connor at his maddest and smallest...
now look at him!