Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Our weekend

Another weekend come and gone.
Why do they have to go so darn fast?

We spent Saturday doing what seems to have become the new norm over here...at a children's birthday party.  It was hot as all get out so thank goodness it was at the splash park.  

All that fun wore her out for a good three hour nap while Steve and I tackled some over due house projects.  We finally finished the kitchen backsplash and got it all grouted and cleaned.  Another project down, 34348793245 more to go.  Buying a fixer upper is no joke, but it is really fun to say we did it all on our own and made it ours.

Sunday started with a bomb breakfast.  Steve really throws down on the weekends and we really look forward to it!

We did our usual Sunday cleaning, 
& then took Brynn out to wash the car.  We figured it would be a hit seeing as outside and "bubbas" are her two favorite things right now.  

We were right.  A total win.

We followed that up with some afternoon coronas and pool swimming.

Now who's ready for next weekend!  It's game day....our festive attire is in the mail on it's way and we are ready!  Roll Tide!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Beating the heat.

It has been deathly hot over here.
Like walk out your front door, check your mail, you are dripping hot!
Like 100 degrees on the daily hot!

I am desperately awaiting the cooler months.  Sadly, that really doesnt happen around here until Novemeber. Wah.

Brynn has always loved the outdoors,  she is always happy as a clam when she is playing outside.  But, within the last month she is OBSESSED with being outside.  I'm talking from the moment she wakes up until the moment she goes to bed.  She has started this hysterical little bit where she tries to pick you up off the couch.  While she is attempting this impossible stunt she grunts, as if to let you know this lifting a grown up business is hard work.  And when picking you up doesn't work she pulls your hand to try to get you to follow her. Which always leads to taking you to the door where she proceeds to hang on the door handle and whine.

I mean seriously, how do you say no!

I have been trying to bust out all the stops, everything short of a three ring circus to try to distract this little nugget from the outdoors.

This means lots of coloring in coloring books and water color painting.

Followed by play doh and lots and lots of books. & spaghetti in the bathtub!

And when all else fails you run up and down the hallway on an office chair while eating yogurt raisins.

But, inevitably we always end up outside.  Which mean lots of side walk chalk in the shade, sprinkler time, and popsicles in the pool.

Fall weather, we are ready for you!

Monday, August 11, 2014

15 months of Brynn.

I can't believe it has already been 3 months since her first birthday.  15 whole months this girl is now.  It's insane.  She's basically a teenager. uhh, stop. Just stop it missy.  You are looking way to old these days.

I kid.  As much as I would love to slow time down. Stop it.  Soak in all this goodness that is right now, forever, I am thoroughly enjoying this stage in life.  It has been fun times.

Brynn Caroline.

You have so much personality and sass.
You are constantly trying to be silly and make us laugh.
...and that you do.  About 23984948 times a day.

...dancing is your jam.  You seriously dance all. day. long.
We joke that you just feel it in your bones.
In the car. In the store. On the tv.
...if you hear it, and the beat hits you...you get down girl.
& your moves.  I can't even.  Its something new every week.
The bounce.  The lean with it.  Hip swivel. Clapping side to side.
It brings us to our knees in laughter every time.

Helping is your favorite.
Whatever we are doing you have to join in.
Taking the broom from me. 
Walking around with the pledge and rag.  Pretending to spray it and wipe wipe wipe.
Unloading the dishwasher is the ultimate.
Handing me one fork and spoon at a time. Smiling with each one. So proud.
Doing yard work with daddy. Helping to spray the hose.  Handing him one rock at a time.
Feeding Lilly is also a fav.
....one piece of dog food at time, straight from your hand.

Cuddles are at an ultimate these past few months.
You come up to the couch and ask to get up.
You have to climb in my lap and then lean back.  You will stay like this forever.
You also love to watch cartoons while straddling me in my lap with our faces cheek to cheek.
Please never stop doing this.
Sugars are always given on command and sometimes even just because.
I can't even tell you how that melts my heart.
You also learned to give hugs this month.  Like arms around the neck. Squeeeeeze hugs.
uhhhh, i die!

Your favorite food right now...still bananas, at the tippy tip top of the list.
Yogurt raisins come in at a close second.
Followed by applesauce pouches.
The little jig you do when you see a banana is hysterical.
You still aren't picky and eat everything I put in front of you.
Thank you for that.  You make meal time very easy on mama.

The biggest difference in you between 12 and 15 months is your vocabulary.
It seems like you are picking up a new word every day.
words you are using consistently day to day: hey, bye & good bye (in the most southern accent) go, uh oh, mama, dada, lilly, ma-mama(granmama), ball, close, banana, bath, ma (more), Ah gone (all gone), Ba-bee (baby), coo coo (cookie), bubba (bubble),  if I count one, two you will say "treeeee.", book.
You are so incredibly smart.  You don't forget a thing.  You see something once and thats it, thats all it takes and you will be trying to do it again the very next day.

You understand commands.
"Brynn go get mommy the baby."  You will go to the toys dig and find the baby and bring it to me.
"Brynn go get your shoes", you will go in your room, open the drawer, get them out and bring them for me to put them on.  "Time for bath" you run to the bathtub.
So proud!

Such a girlie girl.  Through and through.
Every morning we get dressed.  Go to the bathroom and you brush your teeth (you love to brush your teeth) while I do your hair.  Afterwards you run to the living room for daddy to tell you "Oh sooo pretty" and give you a kiss.

You still sleep like a champ.  Straight to bed at 7..sometimes 7:30 if I am suckered by the extra
snuggles, which lets be honest, I always am.
You wake up anywhere from 8 to 9.
Still taking your two naps.  10:30 and 2:30.

You make everyday so much fun.
You keep me laughing constantly.
Smiling all day.
Words can't describe how much I love you.
My little mini me.
My best friend.

Love you to the the moon and back!