Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Today at nap time, Emily was having a hard time settling down and was crying for a bit. I was keeping a close watch on the monitor and I KNEW she was tired so I knew it was just a matter of time before she fell asleep. Well, when she did finally fall asleep, she was standing up!!! Her face was pressed against the slats and she was standing while sleeping!!! I went upstairs in the hopes that I could get a picture, but I guess her legs got tired!! LOL Anyway, here's what I got!

Monday, March 29, 2010


Today I got my first "on command" kiss from Emily!!! It was so sweet....I said, "Emily can you give mommy a kiss"? And with that, she looked a me, opened her mouth and put her lips to mine!! And just to make sure I wasn't dreaming, I asked a second time and she did it again!!! :-)

Over the weekend we came to the conclusion that Emily is done with baby food!!! I've sort of suspected this for about 2 weeks I guess because the girl just stares at us and our food when we eat!! Anyway, we were on our way home from CT over the weekend and stopped at McDon@ld's for lunch. I got a table and sat down with Brady and Emily while Alan got our food. While we were waiting for Alan I started feeding Emily her baby food and all was going fine, until Alan showed up with the "real" food!!! She immediately just pushed her spoon away and started screeching. We ended up getting her a cheeseburger of her own and she ate a fair bit of it and probably would have eaten more if we would have let her!!! The little peanut is growing like a weed, right before our very eyes!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Brady Says:

I am going to attempt to be better at documenting all of the cute, funny, silly, ridiculous etc things that Brady says. Here are a few things he's said recently:

"No, Emi-we"

"You are the specialist cooker ever, mommy" (after eating re-heated chili that had been in the freezer for who knows how long! At least he doesn't expect too much from me!!! LOL)

"We are BEST friends mommy"

"What do you want for your Birf-day mommy" (after hearing Olivia (the cartoon) talk about birthdays)

"Mommy, let's watch Ice Age....I LOVE movies"

"Mommy, it's a nice day out today. It's awfully pleasant."

"Mommy, I wuv you. You are a princess"!!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

More Walking

Here's another video of Emily walking (taken yesterday) and let me just say that even today she is walking a ton more!! For some reason whenever I turn on the camera she always falls, but when I'm washing the dishes or whatever she'll walk all over our kitchen!! LOL

Moving Out!

One day last week Brady informed me that he was going to move to a condo!!! I asked if he had enough money and he assured me he did. He said Cinderella was going to live with him. And he said that he was going to buy a giant tea pot so that we could have tea together when I visit him!!!

I don't know if I should laugh or cry!!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010


I LOVE this video!!! I love how something so simple makes Emily just giggle and squeal with delight and I also love that Brady seems to LOVE making her laugh so much. Now, if only I could get them to do this all day everyday instead of the normal antagonizing I'd be all set!!! LOL

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


I took both kids in for check ups on Feb 24th and I'm happy that both are VERY healthy!! Emily was in for her 9 month check up and she weighed 19 lbs and was 27 1/4 inches long. Both of these measurements put her in the 50-75th percentile!! During the visit the doctor and I had a funny conversation that went like this:

Dr: "Is she starting to pull to a stand?"
Me: "Um, how 'bout she's starting to walk!"
Dr: " OH! I'm sorry"

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing!!! LOL Otherwise, Emily is a very healthy, happy baby who is definitely on track both growth wise and development wise!!

Brady was in for his 3 year check up and weighed 31 lbs and is 36 inches tall or since this puts him in the 25 percentile, maybe I should say short!! I do find it interesting that the 31 lbs puts him in the 75-90th percentile....really?? The kid is pretty little if you ask me, but whatever, I'll go with it!! Brady definitely did not like when the doctor was checking out his privates... he started crying and wanted nothing to do with it, but the doctor ultimately was able to accomplish what he needed to!

So, we've got two healthy kids....life is good!! :-)