Saturday, November 29, 2008

Two quick updates...

Aubrey: She has only woken up once a night for the last four out of five nights! She will go to bed around 7pm and wake up once around 2 or 3am then sleep until 7am. The night of thanksgiving she actually slept from 7:45 to 5:45am! Then went back to sleep until about 8am. Last night Brandon said he'd do her first feeding so he got up with her at 3am and she didn't wake up again so I slept all night! I'm loving this. We're sleeping great around here. Naps are still very short though, like 30-45 min. I'm trying to get her to sleep longer... it will happen as she gets older, I'm sure.

Brynley: At thanksgiving we were talking about how Brynley has no interest in potty training. Dane said "Why don't you get her a princess potty?" Like, duh. Why didn't we think of that. I think it just never occured to us because we didn't think it would help. I don't know. So I asked her if she wanted a Princess potty and she said she wanted a Dora potty. I kept using reverse psychology saying, "I don't know if you'll really use it. I don't want to get you one." We got her a dora potty yesterday and she has been using it ever since! She's been wearing underwear and everything. No accidents either! Hopefully this continues. I'll keep you posted.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Brynley's hair cut

Brynley got her first real hair cut! By "real" I mean the first one that she is old enough to actually remember. She had one before she turned two but I don't really count that one. Stacy gave it to her and she loved it! I was totally nervous that she would freak out but she just grinned the entire time. It was so cute.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Writing and drawing skills

Last week Caleb wanted to draw our family with our names written next to each of us on a piece of paper. It has become painfully obvious, that while Caleb is a pretty bright kid and can read well and is learning simple math pretty easily, he has the artistic skill of, well, his father. This includes his penmanship.

When Lindsey first showed me what he had done, I thought, "oh no, what has he heard us talking about?" Then I thought, "what is he hearing from kids at school?" At last it hit me, "oh good, he has the artistic ability of a drunken gamecock with a pen tied to its talons". And yes, the chicken does have large talons, so no jokes about that.

If you don't see what I'm referring to specifically, look closely at the bottom right corner.

Yep, he totally spelled my name wrong.

Edit by Lindsey: If you can see the line above it says "lind" then the line below says "seY". While Brandon's name is spelled "Brandin". I think it's a cute picture, still pretty funny. Pretty good since no one helped him at all.

School picture

I can't believe how old Caleb looks in his first official school picture. We were so happy that he actually gave a good smile because he wouldn't when Lindsey asked him to practice before picture day. What a handsome boy.

I like how the top button is buttoned too. As if to say, "Hey Vato. ¿Don chu know I'm loco en la cabeza?" They told us he was flashing Vatos Locos signs, but they wouldn't allow that in the picture.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Smiley Aubrey

Aubrey is 8 weeks old! She is such a wonderful baby! She has started smiling and cooing and we love it. Here are some cute pictures of her.

She weighed 10lbs 4 oz and was 22 1/2 inches at her apt. She is in the 42% for weight and 63% for height. Her head was in the 4th percentile. Pretty typical stats for our family.

Lastly, check out this attitude: