Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Grandparents Day

I'm not sure how many people know this, but a few weeks ago was Grandparents Day. Jessica came over and borrowed my dad's camera to try and get some cute pics to put into frames for all of the grandparents. Unfortunately Clayton wanted to play with the camera more then he wanted to be photographed so... his pictures all came out as close, close, close-ups! Jessica is a great photographer though and got some too cute pics of Michelle!

Even though we did get some great pictures we didn't end up giving them as gifts. Jessica and I both got so busy that day that we totaly forgot! -I know, we suck! Sorry grandma and grandpa! We'll do better next year!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Upside-down fun

Ok, so Bryan and I are trying to get Michelle to stop crying when my Mom walks up and says "Let me take her", and, of course, without waiting for a reply from Bryan or I, she took Michelle and went into her bedroom. It cracks me up when mom takes her because Michelle can scream and scream and my mom isn't phased at all! Anyway, she had Michelle laying on her bed and was playing with her feet when all of a sudden...

Upside-down Baby!! It scared me at first, but after seeing how funny Michelle thought it was I relaxed. It is pretty cute...

Speaking of pretty cute, I got a hair cut! I haven't had a hair cut in four or five months, so I'm loving it! What do you think?

Friday, September 11, 2009

Lots to Catch Up On #4 (and final)

Michelle is getting so grown up! She has grown out of the newborn stage and is now a full-on tantrum throwing, big grin smiling, love you and cuddle you in the morning, hit you and yell at you at night, lifts her legs to help you change her, melts her mom and dad's hearts kind of baby! Have I ever meantioned how much I love this little girl?!

Lots to Catch Up On #3

Michelle's New Trick:
She had a little help at first...

But guess what happened when we let go?!

TA-DA! She can hold her own bottle!!

But only for a second or two...

Lots to Cach Up On #2

This month is just full of birthdays for our family! Yesterday was Ben's Birthday and today is Tom's (Bryan's dad) birthday! Plus Daniel's on the 17th and Mom's on the 30th, but we'll talk about them later!

Ben has been super busy lately with school, work, and extra odds and ends jobs, so we haven't seen too much of him. He didn't even get to take his birthday off! I know Jess has been missing him and to show him how much she loves him and thinks about him when he's not around she got him something special to celebrate. I'm sure Jessica is going to blog about what she did for him though so I won't steal her thunder! Happy Birthday Ben!
Tom is such a great grandpa! He and Lori come over to see Michelle and make sure that we go over to see them as much as possible! Lori and Tom are always getting Michelle new clothes and the cutest outfits! Bryan and I have talked about what wonderful grandparents they are and how much fun they are to hang out with every time we see them! Thanks- and Happy Birthday Grandpa Tom!

Lots to Catch Up On

Well there's a lot of blogging that I have been wanting to do, but I haven't gotten around to it. So- now that Michelle is down for her long morning nap- I'll do it now! First I want to wish my dad a very happy birthday. Dad turned...well, another year older (but is still surprisingly young to be a grandpa with two grandchildren) on September 7th. We didn't do a whole lot for his birthday, but, in our defence, every time we asked "what do you want?" or "what kind of cake do you want to have?" or "what would you like to do?" we got "oh, I don't know." or "I'm not sure, let me think about it." We did have cake though- actually we still have cake. We got a HUGE red velvet cheese cake from the Cheesecake Factory. It's delish! And we made sure dad got to make a birthday wish by blowing out the candles...err, candle.
Bryan and I got him the perfect card! It had a little note from "your daughter", "your son-in-law", and "your grandchild" already on the card. All we had to do was sign it!

Since Michelle is still too little to write her name, or even hold a pen while I move her hand to write her name, we put her hand print in the card. It turned out really well, I think.

Happy Birthday Dad!