Saturday, January 21, 2012

Helping Mommy

We were having some friends over today, so I decided to make brownies. The girls were more than eager to help....or rather, lick the spoons!!! :-)

A little more of Christmas...

While all of Kevin's side of the family were together the day after Christmas, Kevin's sister, Georganna took some pictures and we even got one of all of us together! Quite the clan we've got going now...when we got family pictures taken about year after we got married, there were only 16 people in that there are 28!!! That's quite the increase in almost 8 years!! Anyways, Georganna forwarded some pictures from that day, so now I'm sharing them with you.
Grandma and Grandpa with all the grandkids!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

..::Barrett: 9 Month Stats::..

Barrett had his 9 month check up with Dr. Swanson this morning. Here are his stats:
23.5 lbs (95th percentile)
30" tall (98th percentile)
46.5 cm head circumference (95th percentile)
Healthy and Happy!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

..::Barrett: 9 Months::..

NINE months!!! You know what that means?????.....only three months left of buying formula!!!
I'm not excited, so don't think I am!!! :-)
What's been goin' on this past month??
*started waving - December 20th
*got 2nd tooth (bottom right central) - December 24th
(he got his two front teeth just in time for Christmas!!)
*experienced his FIRST Christmas
*stands up in crib (which is now how we find him each time we go in to get him) - Dec 29th
*starts clapping his hands - January 6th (does this ALL the time now)
We have his 9 month checkup on Friday so I'll have to update his stats at that time. I'm guessing though that he's weighing in around 26 lbs!! I just cannot get enough of our little man. I seriously love. having. a. boy! LOVE it! I love my girls too, don't get me wrong....but there's just something different about having a boy, despite the obvious. :-) Maybe because after two girls it IS just that, different! Whatever it is, I just want to squeeze and smooch him all day long. He has a special hold on my heart and seriously can do no wrong in my eyes. I know I'm in trouble...he's going to be that crazy, tantrum-throwing 2 year old and I'll just say, it's okay, have whatever you want! Hahaha...okay, not REALLY, but that's how I feel at this point. He could ask me for a car for his 1st birthday and I'd buy him a real one. Lol...needless to say, I adore him! And what's even better, he absolutely, 100% adores his mama! I am sooooo the favorite. Even though, when daddy comes home from work, if he doesn't pick Barrett up within seconds, he's crying like we chopped his arm off...he still prefers mommy 99.9% of the time. :-) Oh goodness...I could go on and on (and on) about all the cute, adorable things about Bubba...but I'll spare you all!
Sufficeth to say, we all love him so much! He pretty much has each one of us (his sisters included) wrapped around his chubby little fingers!

Childhood Reminder

Do you remember Fun Dips? I sure do! I remember riding my brown, banana-seat bike from my house, down the road, to the little convenience store to spend my hard earned (or hard found) money on this sugary confection! There was something about dipping a stick of hard candy into colored sugary powder. And having my tongue and lips turn crazy much fun!
So fast forward almost 30 years and my kids happened to come across some of these Fun Dips! It sure took me back...especially seeing the absolute delight on their faces!
Today is Barrett's 9 month and since I always take his picture to document this milestone, the girls have gotten into the routine of wanting to get their picture taken too. I thought today's pictures were too cute not to share. I sure love these girls! (*said through clenched teeth as I sit listening to one said girl throw a complete fit as I write this!!)