Friday, November 25, 2011

Family Photo Fun

We had a spectacular Thanksgiving surrounded by a lot of Rusty's family. Rowynn enjoyed running around being a little ham while Brennyn just smiled his face off at anyone who would look at him.

The only thing Rowynn would eat, during the four hours we were there, was a chocolate chip cookie. A full on Thanksgiving feast and all the kid will take a bite of is a stinking cookie? How is this kid mine? He is so picky. I'll eat anything you put in front of my face.

After we got home and I realized I didn't take one single picture, my husband prompted me to set the camera up with the timer. Good thing I'm married to such a quick thinker because I was on the fast track to a Debbie downer moment. I mean, it was Brennyn's first Thanksgiving and I didn't have one speck of evidence. It is so hard juggling two little ones and trying to throw a camera in the mix.

So, here are our attempts at a family photo:

 Oh crud, no flash...
 Still no flash but the lighting is somehow better?!
 Brennyn, look at the camera! Wow, mommy is bug eyed and Rowynn is tired.
Finally, we are all looking. The colors are a bit on the bright side but oh well, it will do.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Splish, Splash

Brennyn had his first bath in the big tub! I think he really enjoyed getting to splash his legs and feet in the water. I'm sure stretching out was also nice. Normally he's pretty packed into the baby bath tub.

 After Brennyn's bath, I tried my hand at giving this boy a much needed hair cut.
 I think it turned out all right!
It is amazing how much a hair cut can make my baby look like a toddler. 

On a side note, last night Brennyn rolled from his back to his belly for the first time!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Rowynn in Video

Rowynn claimed this walker as soon as I brought it out of storage! When I would put Brennyn in it he would try to get him out. Silly boy.

And, here's what Rowynn thinks of spiders...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

SKP - Brennyn 3 months

Our wonderful photographer, Kristen Mackey (Son Kissed Photography), once again did a fantastic job! Here's our sweet little man at his three month session.

Monday, November 14, 2011

This and That

 As you may know, from my lack of blogging, things around our house are a little hectic. Rowynn does well at playing by himself but, he wants you in whatever room he is playing in. Also, he is not keen on the idea of me sitting at the computer. I assume it must be the fact that my back is turned to all of his cuteness.
 And there is a lot of cuteness.
Rowynn continues to be such a wonderful big brother. He constantly kisses Brennyn and tries to "share" his toys. His big heart never seizes to amaze me.
Now that Rowynn is 21 months, he not only enjoys being covered up with a blanket but we have finally allowed him to have one in his crib with him. I started by letting him have a blanket during his nap and then camping out by the monitor for the two hours that he slept. Once I was comfortable enough with that we moved on to letting him have one all night. 
Brennyn is huge. We had his 4 month check-up a couple of weeks ago and he weighed 18 lbs 12.5 ozs (97%). He measured in at 25 inches (85%).  
Rowynn has a new found enjoyment in coloring (with mommy's lip stick that he stole from my purse), crafts and playdoh. I am trying to find activities for his age. I'm hoping to get him a little table and an art easel for Christmas so he will have his own space to do crafts.

Rowynn has also turned into quite the climber. He can now get on our bed all by himself. He enjoys getting up there and sitting on a pillow, covering up with a blanket and turning on our TV.

Not only is he climbing, he can reach ALL of the door knobs (and deadbolts) in the house and the light switches. Thank heavens for the child protectors for the doors. Who knows where he would be!
Our chunky bear is all smiles, all day. He wakes up with a smile and when I put him down for his rests he typically smiles up at me. He rarely cries. He is really good about sitting in his swing, bouncy chair, jumper or walker, with no complaint. 
He loves bath time.
 I love seeing all of his rolls and dough like skin.
 Just look at those thighs!
I think this was the only toy I have ever seen Rowynn not willing to share with his brother. I pulled it out of storage so Brennyn could watch me do dishes and Rowynn claimed it. Crawled in it and wouldn't get out! 
 That is a mischievous face if I have ever seen one!
 I sure love this little stinker.
Rowynn plays with his playdoh at least once a day. I have finally given in and let him use a handful of my kitchen utensils. Eventually I may look into what kind of playdoh tools are available so I can have all of my kitchen items back!
Now, I'll try not to wait 2 weeks before my next post!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween

Halloween was an absolute blast this year. We decided to dress Rowynn as a fisherman and Brennyn as a clown fish. It was such a cute combination!
 Here's the little fisherman now. He had to explore the yard before we could head out. In all actuality, this was the only way to allow Rusty time to get his costume on.

 Here is my hat and pole mama!

 Look at that catch!

 And here is our little clown fish!
 Happy as a clam. No wait, happy as a fish.

 That's a HUGE fish!
 Has to get a better look....


Rusty and I decided last minute to dress up. Thankfully we have a few costumes on hand so we were able to get ready fairly quickly. We decided on him being a ghost groom and I was his ice princess bride.

Thankfully we went trick-or-treating with our friends and their kids so it allowed Rowynn a glimpse at how this whole Halloween thing works. He was a little skittish at first but, he warmed up by the third or forth house.
Once he was used to going up to doors and getting to put candy in his net, he then wanted to take things a bit further and try to enter their house. Yup, our boy has no fear of strangers.

He would even get more candy out of their bowls after he had already gotten a piece. He just got down right demanding toward the end of the night.

It was all right though. He seemed to have really enjoyed his evening and that's all that mattered to me.
 Having fun with my angel of a friend.
 Love that Katie is a picture taker. She got some shots I didn't think to! Like: Daddy and son
 Brennyn on his first ever trick-or-treating adventure
 Rowynn with his minnow net candy bag

 This is how I spent the majority of the night, pushing the fish around the neighborhood.
Rowynn trick-or-treating

I am so glad that Katie and her family let us join them on their Halloween festivities. Seeing that we live "in the country", it was nice to have a neighborhood to go have fun in. It was also nice getting to just visit with me friend while the kiddos made their rounds. 

It was a perfect night!