Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Party

I couldn't get this picture to load in the previous post so here it is! 

Halloween Party at Ballet Class

This Week!

Our weeks just fly by!  Marissa finished up swimming lessons on Monday.  She did great and is moving on to the next level.  She had her Halloween party at ballet last night.  I got a group picture which I'll post below!  I'm also going to post a couple of other pics I took this week.  We are looking forward to a fun Halloween weekend!

Marissa & Brody cuddling

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Weekend Getaway!

This weekend Tony & I were able to do a getaway weekend just the two of us!  It was a wonderful time to be away and have time together.   It was so nice to have a conversation uninterrupted!  Here's a self-portrait that we took!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Brody Update!!!

Took Mr. Brody Man to the doctor today because it looked likes he has a clogged tear duct.  The doctor agreed and I got him some eye drops to help his poor watering eye!  The real fun was a weight check for him since we were there.  He now weighs a whopping 15lbs 9ounces.  No wonder when I carry him in the car seat it feels SO heavy!  I love all his little rolls he has on his legs.  It's so cute!  We got his 3 month pics taken last week and I'm excited to get them on Friday!  That's it for now!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Zoo Boo!

We had a fantastic Saturday yesterday!  We took a long walk, had a picnic lunch, played at the park and ended our day with the Zoo Boo at Como Zoo.  Zoo Boo is a Halloween party for kids.  Marissa got to trick-or-treat and get dressed up in her costume.  She is going to be a cheerleader this year!  She was super excited about it!  Here's a few pics from our night!

P.S.  Notice the missing tooth :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Missing tooth....

Well, we had our first real tragedy happen on Wednesday.  I had walked upstairs to Brody's room to rock him to sleep.  After a few minutes, I heard Marissa screaming like I've never heard before.  I ran downstairs with Brody in my arms and all I saw was blood.  Blood pouring out of her mouth, blood on her bed & floor and I had no idea what happened.  I set Brody down quick and looked in her mouth and I saw her front tooth was missing.  My heart just stopped and the adrenaline kicked in.  I tried asking her what happened but she couldn't stop screaming.  Then Brody starts crying because he is scared too.  She is holding "blankie" in her mouth so I went and got a towel quick for her.  I asked her again, "What happened?"  She just pointed at the curtain. 

Now to back up to earlier in the day, I always do the same thing in the morning.  I always open the blinds behind the couch and tuck in the cords so she can't see them and play with them.  She has been known to play with the cords so I figured if I tucked them in she wouldn't.  Well, now it was untucked and hanging down.  So I quickly put it together.  She had pulled out her tooth by getting it stuck on the cord.  I quickly called the dentist office.  After 3 rings, I get the voicemail.  We are closed!  Of course, the one day I need them, they are closed.  They leave an emergency number to call.  Luckily, that number rang right to the Dentist's cell phone.  I explained what had happened and she said she would meet me at the office immediately.  Marissa is still screaming & I am crying and in panic mood.  I can't believe this just happened. 

I quickly get Brody in his car seat & carry Marissa to the car.  I am completely frazzled and I have no idea how I drove to the dentist.  Oh and I also called my mom to come right away.  I call her and say, " I NEED YOU RIGHT NOW, GET IN THE CAR AND CALL MY CELL PHONE."  I just needed her.  I didn't know how long we would be at the dentist but I'm thinking that I couldn't really take care of Brody & be with Marissa.  I of course called Tony and told him what happened and to meet us at the dentist. 

The dentist took some X-Rays to make sure it didn't hurt the permanent tooth and sent her home.  She is now without her front tooth and will be for several years.  I know something worse could have happened but it still feels surreal and I can't believe it.

She told me the next day exactly what happened.  She was flossing her tooth with the cord of the curtain and got stuck.  So she tried pulling it off and kept pulling and pulled her tooth right out.  Now everyone I know gets Novocaine for such a thing.  Not her, she literally just pulled her tooth right out.  OUCH!  Just thinking about it makes me cringe.  I have to give her credit for wanting to floss her teeth but we've reviewed this is not the correct way to floss teeth :)

Oh, and my mom did find the tooth in the couch cushions!  Poor girl!  I'll try to post a picture soon but she hasn't been willing to take a picture of it yet.  :)  I have to admit it makes her look older since you see a lot of 6 year olds with missing teeth!!! 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Brody is 3 months old!!!

Today marks Brody's 3 month birthday!  It seems like he has been here much longer than only 3 months!!!

Here are a few things he is doing this month:

* He found his hands and love to suck on them!!!

* He smiles all the time....especially when your Big Sister is talking to you!

* He loves to talk, squeal and coo!

* He still eats every 3-4 hours!!  Even AT NIGHT!

* He LOVES his car seat!  It's no problem to put him to sleep in it!

* He is starting to try to sit-up!

* He LOVES his bath and makes a GIANT mess!!  He is graduating to putting the baby tub in the real tub!

* He wears 3-6 month clothes and is almost too big for those!

* He weighs at least 14 pounds and my arms are getting strong holding him!!

* He hates the baby swing just like his big sister did!

* He is the perfect addition to our family and we are so completely blessed to have him in our lives!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

12 years and counting....

Tony & Keia
October 1998


Today marks 12 years together.....October 12, 1998 we "officially" became a couple.  It's been such an adventure so far and I look forward to many, many more years to come!