Monday, November 16, 2009

Some kids, a kitchen and a huge whale

Carson turned 4 months today. I can't believe how fast the time has flown by. It is so true that they grow up quick. At his checkup today, he weighed about 17 lbs and was 26.5 inches long. If you look at him, you'd think he has to be the biggest 4 month old ever, but surprisingly, he is in about the 75 percentile in weight and 90th in height. He is getting more fun every day. I may have already mentioned this, but he rolls in both directions and we can't seem to keep him in one spot for long. As soon as we lay him on his back, he immediately rolls onto his tummy. Then those legs start moving and I always think he's about to take off crawling. I know that's still a few months away but he's definitely starting to practice! He has found his feet and loves them. He's constantly tugging at his toes and trying to pull his foot up to his mouth.

Our chubby boy in his swing...with some crazy hair!

Brody is still his humorous self. He likes to make his brother laugh by getting in his face and making faces at him. And guess what else...he is WALKING!!! A few weeks ago he just decided that he could do it and began walking around the house. For a while he would walk but would always have to have a destination. He couldn't stop walking once he started. But last week or so he finally figured that part out and can stop, turn circles and even walk backwards. We are still trying to figure out how to teach him to get up or down in the middle of the floor on his own. He has to crawl to the couch or a wall and pull up before he can take off. He has made tremendous progress, but he does have to go to TX Children's Hospital this week to see a pediatric orthopedist. Although he can walk, his legs are out wide when he does, which slows him down and causes him to lose his balance easily. So something just isn't quite right. So we're seeing a specialist to find out if he has a hip or knee problem that could be causing it. We are praying that it will be a simple problem that can be fixed with either something like braces or the right type of therapy. So please continue to pray!

Brody playing in the backyard.

Early in the month we had a play date with Leigh Ann and Cole in Houston. The boys played and it gave Leigh Ann and I time to just catch up and hang out. (Sometimes its hard to fit in "friend" time since we're also sister-in-laws!) We're planning to try to do this once a month and I'm so excited about that! I want our boys to grow up with close relationships with their it will be great for LA and I. We have some projects up our sleeve! I tried to get some pics of the boys, but they were too busy. Hopefully at the next play date I can get some good ones of the 3 together.

while Brody colored the driveway.

The first weekend of November we had a wedding in Austin. So Friday night while Matt and I shot the wedding, Brody and Carson got to spend the evening with Nina and Papa. They went to play at a super fun park (Zilker Park) where they got to ride the train and play on the playground. Then after, they had pizza at a fun restaurant that had TVs in the tables. How cool is that?! On Saturday morning, we loaded up and drove to San Antonio to spend the day at Sea World. I was so excited about this! I loved Sea World growing up and was excited to watch Brody take in all the dolphins, fish and of course, Shamu! We were a little disappointed to find out when we got there that bc it was so late in the season, they weren't doing the dolphin show, the water ski show and a few other things that we were looking forward to. But even still, it was a great day! Brody definitely enjoyed it and was pooped by the end of the day. We ended the day with a trip to Macaroni Grill then headed back home to Bryan.

Our little family in front of the entrance.

Brody watching Shamu

He really liked it!

Look at Caron's HUGE hat! Haha! It was so bright though..we had to buy him something.

They had a cool play area for kids 3 and under. I didn't know if Brody would be interested but he jumped right out there and loved it!

He thought this little boy was funny.

Trying to walk on the super soft floor. Not too easy.

He crashed after the play area.

Checking out the penguins with PaPa.

With Nina and PaPa on Sunday morning. (Wow, Brody SERIOUSLY needs a haircut!)

And lastly, we started our kitchen makeover last week. So far, we have brand new countertops. The plan is to sand and paint the cabinets, paint the kitchen and dining room walls, tile the backsplash, and possibly re-tile the floor. The countertops look awesome, but I'm not going to post any pictures yet. I'll wait and do a complete post on the entire makeover when its done. So you'll just have to keep waiting!

Hope everyone is enjoying November!


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