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Monday, September 24, 2007
The result was the cutest homeboy you've ever seen. Our little gangster is growing up.
But afterwards, I noticed the little hand prints from where his hands slipped. They are just the cutest little things. Maybe only a mother could think so...
Brendan had a great time and we really enjoyed it as well. It was a lovely evening and it tired out Brendan so bedtime was extra easy- which is always a good thing! Hopefully the weather will warm back up a little bit so we can sneak in some more trips to the park.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Earlier that afternoon, I went to the dollar store and purchased several balloons to tie to our front porch. When I came home with them, Brendan was so excited so I couldn't resist letting him play with them.
I love the blurred balloons. He was shaking them so hard as you can tell by the pictures below.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
I wonder how long he does this before he goes to sleep?
I received a package in the mail a couple of days ago and Brendan was entranced by the box. Everytime I tried to take it away, it caused an unnecessary amount of tears. Needless to say, I'm a sucker for this little boy so he got to keep it around. And it turned out to be a very useful "toy". Brendan has been using it to practice his standing skills.
He is probably just as proud of himself as I am of him! Standing is definitely now his favorite activity.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Can you blame me?!
Sunday, September 9, 2007
He's been a little cranky the past few days (due to more teeth coming in, I'm assuming) so I took him over the swings mostly to distract him from being whiny. It paid off. He was instantly in smiles and even giggled a few times for us.
These pictures turned out so cute and I just love the lighting from the setting end-of-summer sun. So precious and I really don't want the summer to end since I know these moments will now be fleeting and just as Brendan is really able to enjoy the outdoors. Ah well, there's still the fun of the snow to come in the winter, but we'll take all the warm days we can get now!
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Now Brendan (as you can tell from the above photo) really enjoyed his visit with his cousins and aunts and uncles. He got to play with Leila lots and he got to play with some keys that Aaron lent him. Brendan's new favorite thing is to eat keys or pretty much anything that is really dirty.
Monday, September 3, 2007
Brendan has also moved on from his love-affair with spoons. He discovered the world of fly-swatters. Our neighbor bought one for us since we seem to share the annoying abundance of flies but it hasn't been used once yet to kill one of the nasty buggers. Instead, Brendan has found a new best friend. My favorite thing about Brendan is how the most simple things are the most precious to him. He's just a sweetheart. Could there be a cuter boy in the world? I think not.
Seriously, I am so lucky. He is usually always this happy. What an abundant life!
In other Brendan news, he had his first (and hopefully only) fall off of our bed. It was probably the worst moment of my life. Early Sunday morning, as we were getting ready for church, I put Brendan on our bed to play around on while I tried to get his clothes ready for the adventure that is dressing Brendan. You have to dress him as quick as you can or else he just screams the whole time... so there I am fussing with some new socks and the next thing I know, my baby is falling to the floor. How it happened, I still don't know- I was standing 4 inches from him but being the expert roller that he is, he just plowed right by me onto the floor. I've never heard him cry like that before. It was unbearable.
Then, of course, I was worried that he had a concussion and that he shouldn't take his morning nap but after about 10 minutes or so, Brendan was his normal self and he stayed that way throughout church, so I figured I was being a little overly worried. He's fine and he still loves me. Thank goodness!