Tuesday, December 30, 2014


November, like every other month was hectic!  So I will just recap leading up to Thanksgiving..

This was "Ike and Brandy day".  I get Veteran's day off so we have declared it our day from here on out.  This year we went to breakfast, got massages, shopped, ate a late lunch and picked the boys up early.  We loved it.  I wish we could have one every month.
Then the dreadful RSV hit our house.  Poor Spence!  My parents thankfully came and stayed with the boys for a whole week!!  They spoiled us by having supper ready every night too!

 We cheered hard for our Bulldogs!  They had a good run this year, and we are looking forward to next year!
 We had pizza with the Anderson's.  Best buds.
 Then we pulled out the Christmas decorations and got started decorating!  We knew Brant would be so excited so we put the tree up while he was napping so we could surprise him.  He didn't disappoint either.  First thing he said was ooohhhh...  Spence seemed to like them also.

 Brant helped out with decorating.  He loved it.  He has become a great little helper.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Halloween 2014

Oh my goodness!  I just love this picture of our sweet sweet boys!
The boys wore their costumes to school on Halloween!  I would not let Spence wear his actual costume because he’s a spitter.  So we used Brant’s from last year.  They were the cutest things!!!

My parents came down for Trick or treating!  Brant was so excited to see them.We were so excited to trick or treat with Gray.  The boys both did well.  They made it to about 4 houses so I call that an successful.  
Spence's actual costume!

My parents, Amanda and Jason stayed for the weekend with us!  The boys loved it!
These guys supporting our Dawgs.
Spence and Uncle Jason get along jusstttt great! 

Spence 4 and 5 months

Not just a whole lot has changed for Spence these past few months just as sweet as ever!
Weight: 17lbs at your 4 month check up
Diaper size: 4…almost caught up with Brant
Milestone: Rolling over!  He's good at this.  He is almost sitting up unassisted, and hates laying down.
Food: Still just breastfeeding.  We did attempt some cereal and he was not really interested.
Sleeping:  6:30-3 or 4 or 5...you just never really know.  Still swaddled in the rock and play.  I have tried swaddled in the pack and play, and I have tried unswaddled in the rock and play neither worked out well yet.  Maybe next week...I keep saying that. 
Here are some pictures from the last few months…

5 months

You are just precious!  You still rarely ever get upset, and your cries are usually easy to read. They mean I'm hungry or I'm tired, and occasionally you just want us to hold you. This past month we took you for a check up and found out you had an ear infection, a touch of RSV, and getting a tooth. We were clueless because you rarely fuss. We say you smile more than any thing!  You are just wonderful and we are loving watching you grow and learn new things. It feels like it is happening even faster this time. We love so much little buddy!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Brant 19 and 20 months

It's hard to keep up these days!  So here is a little up date on Brant...
-full of energy
-still loves lining up his toys
-started rolling cars and crashing them into each other
-loves being outside
-starting to tell us when he has gone poo poo
-got tubes and is starting to say a lot of new words
-loves his barn and animals
-favorite movie is Cars
-loves Mickey Mouse and Veggie tales
-loves running
-loves music and dancing
-sleeping great since the tubes
-loves our bed and playing in the pillows
-favorite foods: PIZZA, yogurt, peanut butter, any kind of dip- ranch, hummus, ketchup, etc., bread of any kind
Most pictures look like this these days cause there is no stoping
Tube day...

20 Months

You love getting in the baby things....

Brant Man,
You are a ball of energy.  Daddy and I can hardly keep up, but are a ton of fun.  We say you are our little entertainer.  You have the sweetest heart.  You are very concerned about others, constantly checking on Spence.  You give the best hugs and kisses.  You have started saying mmmmm and kissing us on the cheek, and will blow us kisses too.   We love so much big boy!!