Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Big Boy may be sweet and gentle, but make no mistake about his level of commitment towards achieving whatever he sets his mind to... Today he decided to clear all of the toys off the top of the storage shelves in the play room and climb on top! While Momma made it clear several dozen times that this is unsafe and unacceptable, he continually climbed right back up with a big happy grin! Nope, he is not to be slowed down... Look at the big ham!

Sweetie Pie!

While Aubrey isn't sharing in the excitement of sleep overs or going to school, she certainly is making her presence known! We like to think she expresses herself in a creative manner... By creative I mean biting, screaming, throwing tantrums, and body slamming her brother!! Sadly, I'm hardly exaggerating... This sweet little angel who we are madly in love with has already made it clear that she isn't going to coast through life with a smile and a laid back nature. Nope, she's going to be our challenge! That's ok, better to be obstinant than passive, right?!?! Come on, humor me.

Mia's First Date!

This past weekend Mia announced, very seriously, that she needed to put on a pretty dress! This sounded quite strange coming from a little girl who shuns dolls, the color pink and any mention of the fact that she is not a boy... So when questioned, she proudly announced that she had her first date with Easton tonight, our neighbor boy, and she needed to look pretty for him!! What?!?! Good god, already? So after playing all day and into the evening, Mia convinced Momma to allow her to have her first sleep over! Surprsigingly, it went very well. They built a fort at the foot of our bed, slept soundly and enjoyed sharing chocolate milk for breakfast! I'd say that was a pretty solid first date...


Big Boy is growing so quickly that he still needs some serious nappng time! His teachers have told us on several occasions of him falling asleep as they were giving him a hug... Here he is about 90 seconds after he got into Mommy's van after his first day of school. Wow, he sure was tired after all the excitement!

Big Boy at School...

Brandon really seemed to enjoy his first day of school. In fact, he has fallen so hard for his new musical teacher that he is thrilled every time he gets to school... Note his tie t-shirt Momma dressed him up in! He's such a happy, sweet little boy, that his teachers have really taken to him. He sure likes to work his magic!