Monday, July 21, 2008

Almost 5 weeks!

Peyton is officially 1 month old. She will be 5 weeks on Tuesday. I can't believe how fast time has gone by, and how big she has gotten. We love our little Princess!

What a mess!

Brody came up to me today and told me that he had made a mess. Oh boy, did he ever! This is what I found when I came into the office:

However big the mess, I must admit that the kid is very creative. He did a great job on his pictures. On...and off the paper:

What DOES the Lamb Say?

I have a very strange infatuation with baby clothing that has writing and designs on the bum. I think they are just too cute! I love this little one especially...I received it at my work shower. So cute!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

New Pictures of the Princess

Brody's Birthday Parties!

Yes, I said PARTIES! Plural! What a lucky boy...he got to have 2 birthday parties this year! The first was with my family, out at the lake. We had lunch with Aunt Emily and Uncle Ben, and ate a delicious cake that Grammy made. After cake, Brody opened his presents. He received a bike seat for the back of Nick's bike,from Em and Ben, a walking, talking dinosaur from Uncle Erik and Aunt Steph, a fishing pole kit from Uncle Bill, a bike helmet and a Cars book from Nana, and a Radio Flyer Scooter from Grammy.

THEN...if that wasn't enough fun...Brody had a second party on his REAL birthday (July 10th). We went to Chuck E. Cheese with Grandma, Grandpa, Tashya, Auntie April, Bentley Erin, Kenny, Madison, Maddox, Jenn and Christian. At this party he received a bike from Grandpa Shaw and June, a soccer net and car track from mom and dad, a play dough kit from Christian, a aquadoodle from Auntie April, a Hog's hat and Baseball card from Tashya, a dump truck from Grandma and Grandpa, and Hogs PJ's from Erin and Kenny.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Post Baby-Baby Shower

Last night, I had a post-baby baby shower at work. It was a joint shower with another girl at work. We had so much fun, and I received SOOOO many wonderful outfits and gifts!

The cake and spaghetti dinner were delicious! Thank you, Mary!

My house is...

...currently quiet. Brody is laying on the couch watching Cars and having "rest time." Peyton is in her chair asleep as well. Brody has begun to phase out of naps, so I am making sure that we are at least having rest time once a day. I have goals for rest time. Catching up on my blog is definitely one of them. Another is to NOT do housework. I want rest time to be MY time. I need my time. So, let the boy watch Cars, the baby sleep, and let mommy blog...or do whatever else I would like to do, as long as I enjoy doing it!


Before Peyton was born, I tried to do as many fun craft activities with Brody as I could. I knew that it would be hectic after she got here, although I do still try to fit in art time every day. One day, we decided to get really crazy...and messy, and we did fingerpainting. For a child who hates to get his fingers dirty, he did very well!

Kool-Aid Anyone?

When I was a kid, the "cool" thing to do was to bring Kool-Aid, mixed with the sugar, to school in a plastic bag. We would sit at our desks, with the kool-aid in our laps, and when the teacher wasn't looking, we would lick our fingers, dip it in the kool-aid, and lick it off. This led to many dyed red fingers and mouths. My friend, Erin's mom was the best. She was our supplier. She would buy ALL the flavors of Kool-aid from Safeway, and let us take our pick for the day.

After a while, the teachers caught on, and we were no longer allowed to have Kool-aid at school. This typically didn't stop us...we just got smarter. We started bringing the country time lemonaid mix to school, as it didn't leave a color trail.

It seems my son is following in my footsteps. I bought him some of those kool-aid packets that you add to your water bottle for flavor. I spilled one the other day while making him a treat, and when I went to get a rag to clean it up, Brody had already begun.

Crayon wrappers...what a waste!

Who needs crayon wrappers? I mean, afterall, you can tell the color just by looking at the crayon, right? That's what my little man thinks. A couple of weeks ago, he asked to color, and when I came back to check on him, this is what I saw: