Saturday, August 27, 2011


Brady started daycare this week and seems to be loving it. He likes to watch the other kids and he's doing really well with it. I'm also proud to say I only cried a little on the first day. We love the lady who does his daycare (Lori) and I was so happy to get a text from her on the first day, letting me know everything was going well. It saved me from worrying and from wondering whether it would be too overbearing for me to check in on him :) Win, win! Here he is right before leaving for daycare the first day. One of these days I will get a picture AT daycare. It is a huge relief to be happy with the daycare situation because I know he is in good hands, so I'm not constantly worrying all day at work. It doesn't make me miss him any less, but it makes it easier to get through the workday! Lori also has this little form that she fills out for us each day saying what he ate, when he napped, diaper changes, and a little of what they did each day. It is nice to get that, especially since Brady can't tell me anything at this point, and I think I will probably hang on to the papers and put them in a scrapbook or something. And I think all the stimulation and such wears him out because he gets pretty sleepy in the evenings now. And today I could not get him to wake up from his nap. Guess he has already figured out that the weekends are for relaxing. He has been sleeping on his side like this a lot lately. Isn't he just the sweetest?!

Just Like Daddy

I was working on dinner the other day (or maybe dishes, but that's not important) and looked over and saw this...

I thought it was so cute and I couldn't stop laughing. Brady is so much like Quentin and this just confirms it!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Half a Year

Yep, Brady has hit his 6 month mark (which unfortunately brought with it another round of shots). He did really well at the doctor and cried only for a minute with the shots. Extreme fussiness to follow, but it's part of life. Here are his stats:

Height: 28 in (91%)
Weight: 19 lb, 1 oz (80%)
Head: 44 cm (78%)

So Dr. Wheeler said he is actually not super big for his height, but I think the rolls on his legs and arms beg to differ. (As seen below if you can get past looking at the world's cutest, cheesiest grin)

We are also treating Brady for asthma now. He has a chronic cough and often wakes up coughing at night. He always has, and I realized right away as I was describing it to the doctor that it was probably asthma. Anyway, there is no way to test it other than to treat it as asthma and see if it gets better, so that's what we'll do. Other than that, everything looks great and we are lucky to have such a happy, healthy baby! He has started eating real foods now (well, the pureed version anyway) and it's fun to see his reaction when he tries something new. So far we have tried avacados, green beans, and carrots. We are still not sure about his feelings towards green beans, but he still opens his mouth for more with anything we give him, so he must like it some.

Favorites: Still Butters, songs, "Baby Signing Time," tickling, silly noises, sitting up, carrots, pulling hair, bath time, babbling

Dislikes: Loud noises (vacuum, baby food blender), getting hands and face wiped after eating, people not paying attention to him, and that's pretty much all

And here he is trying out his johnny jump-up. He hasn't quite mastered it yet, but he sure does enjoy it.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

3 Year Anniversary

I am proud to say Quentin and I have been married for 3 years! (Ok, due to a little delay, 3 years and 8 days). For our anniversary, Grandma was kind enough to take Brady off our hands so we could enjoy a baby-free dinner together at Murry's, a favorite local restaurant. We have grown a lot in the past three years, and in some ways it has flown by. But it's also sometimes hard to believe that it's only been three years because it feels like we have always been together and it's hard to imagine a life without Quentin. He is such a loving, caring, hard-working husband and I'm lucky to have him. It has been especially fun to watch him take on the role of dad the past 6 months (and he plays the role well I might add) and I look forward to seeing what's in store for us in the years to come.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Three Day Weekend

After working 7 days straight, I was rewarded with a three day weekend! And we celebrated by going to visit Cassandra, Kyle and Alexa at the lake. We tried to plan our trip to coincide with Brady's morning nap and it worked perfectly. He was asleep before we left the driveway and woke up as we pulled into Cassie's. And Alexa greeted him by putting all kinds of bows in his hair :) We spent most of the day Friday at the outlets, but we didn't find as much as usual. We definitely didn't leave empty handed though! Saturday we went swimming and it was Brady's first experience in an outdoor pool. It was also his first experience in a little floatie thing, and he seemed to really like that. He just kicked back and relaxed! Kyle was nice and volunteered to take the kiddos back to the house for naps so the rest of us could stay and get some sun. Minutes later, the sun disappeared and it rained. Oh well, it was nice while it lasted. And my skin almost got some color. Here's a picture of the cousins after naptime. They sure did love each other!We stopped by Miner Mike's for a bit after naps, but it was a little much for Brady so we headed home. After taking a 2 1/2 hour nap, I thought it would be a long ride home, but Brady slept the whole way again, which made for another rough night, but what can ya do? It was so nice to get away for a while and we were glad to spend time with Cassandra's cute little family. Thanks so much LaBrues! Here's Brady sporting some of his new clothes from our shopping trip (the shoes are new too. So cute...while they stayed on his feet that is).

Around the House

Brady was not thrilled that on my day off work last week I decided to put laundry away instead of giving him my undivided attention. But when I got the camera out, things changed... Brady loves when Aliisa comes to see us...well mainly just to see him.