Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Nap Time thoughts

I really SHOULD be cleaning. But I just am not in the mood! So while Brynlee sleeps today, I will do everything BUT that. So this will be a whole lot of random thoughts.

1. We had family pics done a couple weeks ago and they are AMAZING! I had the most ridiculously hard time choosing pics for a christmas card. Here are a few of our favorites...

2. Brynlee is full-fledged walking. She rarely ever crawls! It is so crazy. I CANNOT believe she will be 1 in a week and a half!
3. This week is James' birthday. And let's just say, I did good this year! I feel like he is kind of hard to buy for. But this time I know he will love it! And in case he reads this: it is not something you told me you wanted!

4. Brynlee was a rockstar with the whole tube situation. It was a super quick surgery and she was her normal self in no time. {Although it was weird seeing her "off" like that from the medicine}
5. After a month off, I am back to subbing again. I think it will be a good change of pace again. Nice to get out of the house a bit. And it helps that Brynlee adores her babysitter!

Monday, November 14, 2011


In 11 short months of life Brynlee has had 7 ear infections, 4 of which were double ear infections. So tomorrow we are having tubes put in her ears. Honestly, the decision was a no brainer. My sweet baby girl has had constant trouble with this {since 10 weeks old}. She is perpetually sick {with a cold or sinus infection} because her ears won't drain.

If you think about, would you pray for us tonight or tomorrow morning?? Surgery will be early, early! I know everything will be fine but even so, I am a bit anxious about sending my baby away for surgery! Pray for the doctors to be confident in the steps they are taking to help my baby- and pray for peace for us as we send her off! 

Even with being sick so much she is such a happy girl! She is always laughing, smiling and clapping. I am so thankful that she will not remember the days of being sick and in pain. I am thankful that she has such a delightful spirit {that I am most certain came from her daddy!}. She is such a light to our world- we are lucky to have her in our lives!

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Oh chick-pea. I cannot even believe that you are eleven months old! I really am just not ready for this. It is insane to think that in less than a month we will be celebrating one year if you in our lives. Although I miss my baby girl {of course you will always be my baby girl}, I am loving this stage!

You are too much fun to play with! You LOVE to play. Since we have made a play room in the house, this is even better. Your beautiful eyes light up when you get to the door and see all the toys in that room. And it is pretty wonderful to have our living room back! Now, I have to mention that this month you have perfected throwing a fit. You tend to throw your whole body on the floor, face first and attempt to cry. Before it was pretty rare. Lately, it has become more frequent {about half the time when we tell you "no" to something}. Usually we just ignore it and you stop.

This month has been pretty big for you. You have added a few words to your vocabulary: hi, dog and out. But mostly you just say "hi" and wave continuously! It's pretty stinkin' cute! You are still contemplating truly walking. You will take 5-7 steps at a time. I am pretty sure that once you figure out how to stand up without holding on to something, you will be running!
I have missed so much being home with you all day- so now that I am back we are busy planning your birthday party! You still love shopping and hanging out with the fam. We just got back from the lake. There you discovered your love of leaves!

Baby girl we cannot even tell you how much we love you! But we will try!! So glad you aren't too cool for our hugs and kisses yet!