Wednesday, April 28, 2010

2 months

He's starting to coo and smile more. Just wanted to share.


Is there anything cuter than a sleeping baby?

Thursday, April 22, 2010

No Pictures to Share - For a good reason

We took the "potty training plunge" with Camille over Spring break at the end of March. With my older girls home, I had extra help and Camille took to the challenge remarkably well. After only a few days, she was a pro. However, Camille drinks about 64 ounces of Gatorade a day (low-calorie) so you can imagine how often she is having to visit the bathroom. With Mommy attending to Baby Brandon, Camille devised a new way to get Mommy's attention. Yelling "I have to pee!" seemed to get Mommy to stop what she was doing and focus the attention on her.

Well, this Mommy got tired of accompanying Camille to the bathroom 216 times a day, so I got smart. Actually, after saying a prayer for guidance, I received a wonderful inspiration. Camille's sippy cup got put in "time out" every time Camille demanded help going to the bathroom. If Camille went to the bathroom by herself, the sippy cup could come out of the time out. BRILLIANT! It worked like a charm. When the sippy cup went into time out for the first time, you would've thought this Mommy had brutally beaten her child. The wailing awoke the neighbors, I'm sure. But, like I said, it worked. Camille now does her business by herself, no longer interrupting me 216 times a day.

Yes, I was feeling quite proud of myself ..... until this morning when Camille said "Uh oh! I'm wet." Yes, that gets any Mommy's immediate attention. For some unknown reason, while Camille was ALONE in the bathroom, she stuck her head in the toilet. WHAT??????? Her hair was all wet. I was hoping to find the toilet empty but it wasn't. She had successfully done her business like I had trained her to do. I'm still not sure what she was thinking but she's had a bath and her head is sanitized.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Camera Shoot

Church starts at 12:30. The routine consists of hairstyles for 4 girls and getting all 6 of us dressed (while Daddy is attending meetings). This morning we curled Camille's straighter-than-ever hair and it turned out so cute. I sent Natalie & Amanda out the door with the camera and told them to "go to town". These are some of the shots they captured.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Go Team!

We start 'em early around here.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Talking with Daddy

Brandon is starting to smile and coo but I have been unsuccessful getting it on camera so here's a video of him adoring his daddy (and daddy adoring his son).

Our Chunky Monkey

He's 2 months old and in the 95th percentile for weight (90th for height) coming in at 14 pounds 12 ounces, 24 inches. Football player? Hockey? Sumo wrester? What do you think?

Monday, April 5, 2010


Think he wants something to eat???