Sunday, February 27, 2011

Grandma Marley's Birthday!

We celebrated Grandma Marley's birthday a few days late today!  Here's a few pics to highlight our day!

Friday, February 25, 2011


Marissa has made SO many new friends this year!  One of her very best new friends is Jaelynn!  They take dance class together and go to the same preschool.  Jaelynn is not in Marissa's class as she is a year older then Marissa but they still play together during gym time at school.  She is SO beyond excited to go to her house for a playdate this afternoon. 

She also has a very good friend named none other than Marissa.  So now we have Marissa H and her friend Marissa M.  Marissa M's birthday is next week so Marissa H is super excited to go to Marissa M's cowgirl themed party! 

The list could go on and on with all her friends but it's fun to watch her interact with all these little people :)

Here's a pic of Marissa & Jaelynn the other night at class when they tried on their recital costumes!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

What a week!

This week has been a mess!  I started getting a sore throat on Saturday.  I thought I was just getting yet another cold.  Sunday, my throat felt a little worse but by Sunday night into Monday, I was up all night.  I had the worst body aches, ear ache and my throat felt like it was ON FIRE!  Went to the doc as soon as they opened on Monday morning.  Got a strep test and sure enough I have strep throat.  Got meds and went to bed until Wednesday morning.  Yes, I was in bed for two days.  Luckily, Tony was able to watch the kids so I could take a couple "sick days." 

Then, Marissa broke out in this rash on her face which accompanied her runny nose and cough.  I took her in to the doctor on Tuesday and got her antibiotics and cream for her face.  I'm happy to report the rash is looking much better and I think she is feeling better too!

Today, I took Brody to the doctor because he is SO crabby, won't eat and WON'T SLEEP!  Sure enough, he has an ear infection in both ears so now he is on antibiotics. 

So, now it's Tony's turn....I pray that we all get better soon.  I need some sleep again and some happy kids.  Vacation cannot come soon enough! 

Brody starting crying again as I'm writing this post....time to rock him to sleep :) 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Pictures from my phone....

Now that I have my new phone, it's just so easy to grab it quick and take pics.  I've hardly used my camera recently.  My phone doesn't take the quality pictures like the "real" camera but here is a few from recent weeks. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day 2011!!

Marissa had her first school party for Valentines Day this year.  They decorated their bags and wrote Valentines to hand out to all of their friends!  I can't believe she is old enough to do these things now!  It doesn't seem that long ago that I was doing them!  HA!  Today we are baking cupcakes and a heart cake.  Decorating for our family Valentines Party, Having craft time, Playing outside in the snow, and going to the YMCA for a workout and playtime at the Kids Club!  Should be a great day!  Here's some pics of our day so far!

7 months old!!!

Brody turned 7 months old yesterday!  Another month quickly flew by and we actually had a break from the cold winter weather with a 45 degree day!  Here is what the little man is up to this month!

**Wearing 6-9 Months Clothes or 9-12 Months depending on the brand!

**Wearing size 3 Diapers....
**You LOVE applesauce, bananas, oatmeal, pears, peaches and sweet potatoes!

**You are sitting up on your own like a PRO! 
**You reach for everything and like a true champ you put everything in your mouth.  Sissy is going to have to be very careful with all her polly pockets!
**You say MAMA, DADA, and BABA!  You say it with intention and know by saying it that you will get your way!

**Your sister makes you smile & laugh the most of everyone!
**Mommy bought you a new bath seat that allows you to sit up in the tub and you love taking baths with your sister!

**Your sister feeds you your cereal and you LOVE it!  You prefer her over anyone to feed you!  You LOVE her chugga chugga move! 

** You act like you are close to crawling because you know how to be on "all fours" when on your tummy! 

** You like to be held A LOT!  It doesn't help that Mommy loves to snuggle with you so you are a bit spoiled!

**You figured out the "stranger" thing already and prefer to stay with Mommy & Daddy. 

**You don't like to sleep anywhere but your bed and have started refusing to sleep in the car seat!

**You still don't have the whole sleeping thing figured out.  However, you are doing better! 

**You have two teeth on the bottom and are drooling A LOT so I'm thinking you are working on those top chompers!

**You are VERY ticklish on your tummy so it's easy to get you to laugh!

**You are moving around in your crib because you are always in a different spot than where I laid you down at!

We love you BRODY!  Happy 7 months!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Brody giggles

Brody says Mama

Brody says dada