Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Just Because

Brody deserves a new post just because we've taken a lot of new pics of him in the last week. He's getting cuter everyday and his personality is just booming! He laughs at everything we do, he'll smile if you just look at him. Its so cute. However, I think he's a little intimidated by my camera...he'll be laughing away so I'll run and get my camera. But as soon as I put it in front of him, he just stares at it and won't smile anymore. Most of the smiling photos we have of him are half smiles that we happened to catch before he realized what was happening. I'm trying to think if there's anything new he's doing that I didn't mention last time.

Oh, he can scoot around the house on his back! (I don't let him,obviously) It's so funny. He refuses to roll over, but he can get around by pushing his feet and scooting. We have an area rug in our living room and when we lay a blanket down, he can literally move around the entire room.

He brings us so much joy, I can't even describe it. We have our moments when he's so whiney or irritable..but as soon as he flashes that toothless grin, my heart just melts. Here are some photos from the last week.

One of the few smiles caught on camera.

Funny lips

Brody and Mommy

He's too small for this..but he loved sitting in it. He could barely see over the top.

Have I mentioned how much he LOVES his Tigger? We don't leave the house without it. He sleeps with it, it rides in his car seat, it goes EVERYWHERE. When he's fussy, you can just give him Tigger and he pulls it up to his face and it soothes him. Its AMAZING. He went to the pre-school at church for the VERY FIRST TIME this past weekend and when he got fussy, they gave it a try and it worked like a charm. Thank you Nina and PaPa for bringing it to him from Disney World!

Brody and Uncle Drew (my little bro)

Nina and PaPa brought him back an awesome Astros outfit. And it come with this funny hat that was way too small for his head. The outfit was adorable and so grown up looking, but the hat..not so much. It was hilarious.

On Monday (Memorial Day), we went to Matt and Kaycee's wedding (see pic below). Brody dressed up in his cute white polo style onzie and plaid shorts from BeBe (Leigh Ann's mom). And...we gave him a mohawk! Can you tell in the photo? His hair is thin and light so we took a bunch of pictures to try to capture was so funny. All of the guys at the wedding kept commenting on how awesome it was.

Here are Matt and Kaycee Bevers. They got married at LHBC on Monday and I have to say it was the most Christ-like wedding I have ever attended. It was simple, yet so beautiful. We sang songs of praise to the Lord and a video was played of Matt and Kaycee thanking everyone for coming and just sharing the gospel of Christ to their wedding guests. And, at the end, after Butch pronounced them husband and wife, they shared their very first kiss. And boy did they kiss! The entire santuary was cheering for them. It was a beautiful picture of what a Godly relationship should look like. Thanks Matt and Kaycee for allowing us to share in your special day!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Project 365

This is something I am going to give a try..and would love for you to try out with me! I posted the details on my photography blog. Check it out and comment to let me know if you're going to join me!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Our Little Nugget

That's what I call him anyways. He's already got a couple of nicknames...little nugget and Brodster (Uncle Charlie gave him that one) are the main ones I can think of.

He has changed sooo much just in the last couple of weeks. He is learning so much...his little personality is really coming out. Here's some pics to describe the new, exciting things he's discovering in this big ol' world!

His toys...he's learning to prop up on his mini boppy tummy time toy and play with the toys in front. And he's FINALLY enjoying his gym..he'll lay there for a little while and laugh at the musical star..until it stops, and then mom and dad have to go turn it back on (kind of annoying).

His tongue. He's started to stick it out a lot on his own, as well as when Matt sticks his out at him. It's too cute!

And finally...his favorite thing EVER. He's just discovered this amazing things in the last week or so..and he's OBSESSED. It's better than anything mommy and daddy could give him. He could play with this awesome gift for hours.

Waiting in suspense??

Here it is...

His hands! He stares at them like they are his best friends! Twirling his fingers around and grabbing them..its so cute. He is so mesmerized by them. I don't know if he knows they belong to him or not. Sometimes he seems confused that when he's holding one of his hands, and then pulls it away, that there's not still something in his other hand. (Did that make any sense?)
And of course they always make a great snack when he's done staring. Sometimes when he's "supposed" to be napping, I'll hear him on the monitor just smacking away at them. Sometimes he'd much rather his fist than his paci. I'm glad he found them because he's learning how to soothe himself on his own with them. Not a thumb sucker, but a fist sucker.

I'm really falling behind on the pictures. I need to take some more of him and get a new slide show up! He changes every day..we don't want to miss a beat!