Saturday, December 29, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
In order to avoid outrageous charges for changing our flight, we had to be on the stand-by list for a flight at 2:30pm- the last flight American Airlines had to Chicago that day. I sure was praying that we would get on that flight and this time we left with my ID in hand. As the security person was checking my ID, she asks me, "Do you have a valid ID. This is expired." Great. At this point, I start to almost tear up. But luckily, they'll let you through but with extra security checks. They checked all our of carry-ons, I had to go through the "Puffer" (which puffs a bunch of air bursts at you and somehow detects explosive materials), and wait a horribly long time for them to find my ID. That's right- they lost my ID. Luckily they found it; one of the security people had forgotten to pass it along. But we made the flight and Brendan did exceptionally well. I couldn't believe it and we even made a new friend, Ram, who is from India originally but is now a doctor in Utah and teaches at the U of U- he was hillarious. All in all, it was a Christmas miracle we got here. Hopefully we can get back.
Monday, December 24, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
She picked out a Super Man toothbrush for him, too- I love it! Again, the cookie. He was so cute and looked perfect on our entertainment center along with our other Christmas decorations.
Here's to the hope that everyone can find a cookie as yummy and adorable as my little penguin!
Saturday, December 15, 2007
He was having a ball with them so I couldn't get too annoyed even though this was our last roll.
At least it was easy to clean up and most of them were salvageable- only a few were torn, which gives me hope that Brendan will learn how to be "soft".
Thursday, December 13, 2007
I did enjoy getting to spend time with some family members that live far away and we don't see very often. It was great getting to chat and catch up with everyone (there are some pictures in our December Photo Albulm). Brendan loved all the attention from so many new friends. This was the first time that Brendan got to meet his extended family and he loved it. He was so excited that he refused to nap the whole day. The only time he slept was for a half hour in the car... that was it. He was too wound up to go to sleep. And this is why-
He was in love with Grandpa, as usual and Grandpa gave him chocolate cake.
Friday, December 7, 2007
So, the past couple of weeks we've noticed some real growth in Brendan's maturity level. When he puts his finger in an electrical socket and we tell him "no" he'll look at us and move his hand away for a few seconds before he touches it again. Also, instead of grabbing handfuls of puffs to eat, he only takes two or three at a time. He's even learned to go to bed without getting a bath every night.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
(This is me potty training Brendan).
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
It's funny how the most simple things make kids happy- like the large box from Brendan's new space heater. His room gets so cold at night and we'd like to be able to save a little bit of money on our gas bill, so we bought him a new heater. (The other oscillating heater we have kept disturbing his sleep when it kicked one) It keeps his room nice and toasty, and what's even better is that the box keeps him entertained for hours on end! It's so funny to watch him climb all over it and push it across the room. I seriously can't watch him without laughing. It's a good thing that laughter is supposed to be good for your health!
Last night we headed to the season opening game of BYU basketball and we had a blast. Chris was lucky enough to get 4 free tickets from his professor, and since we hate turning down free things (which is why Chris will get a sample of a veggie burger from Costco on Saturdays- he said it tasted like butt, in case you were wondering- but I digress) we decided to keep Brendan up late and head over to the Marriott center with Angela and Jandon.
We had a lot of fun and we even all got a free BYU t-shirt. Too bad they were all size XL.
The sea of the white shirts in the student section. They stood for most of the game- there is no way I was doing that.
Brendan liked it for the most part. He cried quite a bit when they turned the lights down and had the players run out onto the court. I think it was a combination of too many flashing lights, horrible music, really loud clapping and whistling, and being up too late. But after that, he was happy to be there and loved the attention from everyone around him.
This is him crawling around with it- he was sure not to let it go or else he knew I'd snatch it and put it up where he can't get it.
I'm starting to worry that all his drool is going to short it out but it hasn't happened yet so until then...
Monday, November 12, 2007
His response was typical- he pulls a completely disgusted face for a brief moment before shoving the rest of the fry in his mouth. He had a good time devouring about 2 or 3 fries. Chris finally put an end to our fun and cut him off- I probably would have let him eat my hold container. :)
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Brendan also loved playing with Leila and Spencer, as always. I'm glad that those two are tough and can hang with him. Brendan likes to play rough. You know the kind- pushing, hair pulling, stealing toys and then sticking them in his mouth, wiping slobber on you, etc etc. He's lucky to have two great cousins who don't mind him getting into all their stuff!
Thanks for the great time, Gilchrist's! Thumbs up all around!
Friday, November 2, 2007
Brendan also loved them and wore them the very next day, when he proceeded to loose one while we were out and about- or so I thought. After searching the store for about 20 minutes, I gave up and scolded myself for being so frivilous. I should have known better- but when I went to put him in the car seat, there it was. The missing shoe was sitting nicely in the back seat. He must have kicked it off before we even got to the store and I didn't even notice.
How could you not love these shoes? The best part is that they are really soft and flexible- which is really great since he is starting to move around so much more (could walking be in the near future?). But I think next time I'll keep a better eye on them, just in case.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
He couldn't move so well in it but moving wasn't the point. Actually, it's kind of nice to have a break from him being everywhere and into everything. But he's a good sport- he put up with it for about 10 minutes- enough to get these pictures.But as you can see, he wasn't too happy by the end. It didn't help that it was 80 degrees in that thing but his mom just couldn't resist. I love that little boy!