Saturday, January 2, 2010

Sickies please leave us!

We're on day 7 of this monster that has invaded our house. Buying stock in Kleenex and Tylenol is sounding really good right now. On the bright side, the kids are feeling better and I have managed to avoid getting sick both times! Cameron wasn't so lucky on the other hand. The funny part is that Braylon gets so irritated with being sick that he figures it couldn't hurt to irritate Brielle as much as possible so that they're both cranky. Next year I'm thinking we'll stay home the whole winter......I'll be insane by spring but will have saved tons of money in kleenex, tylenol and gas from going to the doctor.

Friday, January 1, 2010

We're back!

We're back after a BUSY 2009! Braylon and Brielle are now 2 years old and are keeping us busy. We are definitely in the terrible twos but still loving every minute of it. They are both growing so fast and have totally different personalities, still cute as ever though!

Braylon has had a busy year with physical and speech therapy. He was diagnosed with SPD (sensory processing disorder) in the summer. He is doing well in therapy and doing new things everyday! His speech is still behind but he has a great speech therapist that he loves. He's a total boy that loves ESPN, football and wrestling (which helps his SPD) with daddy. His hobbies also include jumping in the bed and stealing Brielle's sippy cup.

Brielle has turned out to have more attitude than we anticipated. She knows exactly what she wants and when and how she wants it. She loves her brother, they're a little team. She loves taking her clothes off ( please let her grow out of this!) and practicing putting them back on . She's always manages to get Braylon to do the things she doesn't want to get in trouble for and rarely gets caught. She finally sits still to get her hair done and loves to look in the mirror when we're done. She is a total daddy's girl!

I'm sure 2010 will be just as busy for us but we are looking forward to it. They will hopefully be starting preschool in early spring and making tons of new friends. We hope to reach tons of milestones and to bring you guys along for the ride!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

So I haven't been doing a very good job of updating like I should but I'm trying people! Work with me here! We have had a week full of milestones, which is so exciting! Braylon no longer has therapy once a week now, he now will go once a month. On the one day that I decide to stay home with Brielle ( she wasn't feeling well) he goes into therapy and does everything the therapist needs to see. Keep in mind that his therapist put him at 10 months for development a while back and we had been going every week since then. I was thinking maybe he was more interested in what mommy and daddy are doing than in showing off what he can do. Needless to say we are relieved to not have to load the kids up every Wednesday and truck it to therapy. He has also taken two steps, of course I missed the first one! Brielle is her usual high maintenance self these days. Her new thing is not wanting her clothes to get dirty when she eats ( total DIVA!) and clapping her hands at any and everything. She is becoming a total lap baby, which is not good for me when I need to fix lunch or actually go pee every now and then. The funniest part is she just figures there is no way you wouldn't want to hold her so she just gets in your lap and smiles as if she's doing you a favor! LOL Is this a sign of the things to come? How will we make it with two stubborn kids and equally stubborn parents?

Saturday, January 24, 2009

They loved finger painting!

We were super busy over the holidays and so much has happened. Braylon & Brielle are almost 15 months (13 months adjusted) for those that don't know 13m adjusted is how age is counted for premature babies. They were born two months early so their development is evaluated from their actual due date and not the date they were born. Anywho, we have hit a few milestones since our last post. Brielle now has a few words under her belt which include "baby" and bye bye" and I suppose we should count her shaking her head "no." Braylon has caught up with her developmentally and is now right where he should for his adjusted age. He has started to clap his hands, babbles and holds a conversation with his sister. What they're saying is a very good question. Christmas was great for them, Santa brought them lots of toys to help them learn ABC's and 123's.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

We made our television debut!

Our local TV station was asking for viewers to send in holiday pictures or videos and so we decided to send in our Christmas picture. I mean, what's the worse that could happen right? Well, Tuesday night I get a call saying that the kids were just on TV! We had missed it but luckily the news comes on again at 10 and we hoped to catch it then. I set the DVR to record it to make sure we didn't miss it and called all of our family to make sure they watched, LOL. Just as they were saying "Check out the picture of these cute babies" someone made a mistake and showed the picture of a bank robber instead! LOL Luckily, they found the right picture and showed it! It was very exciting for us to see our kids on TV and we have watched it tons of times since then.