Tuesday, August 20, 2013

17 months with Brady

The summer has flown by. Brady & I have had so much fun together. Everyday he seems more boyish than babyish to me (and I've had several people tell me the same thing). He's so funny and it really is a joy to watch him develop and mature.

Brady is busy as always. Here's what he's been up to lately.
* He is officially off the pacifier.
* He's got two teeth that have been trying to come in for about a month....he slobbers so bad.
* He sleeps so good at night and will take 3 hour naps during the day.
* He loves to laugh. I laugh at him laughing. We really do have a lot of fun together.
* He loves to pick his nose.
* He very active. He never stops until he goes to sleep.
* He's getting to where he slaps you in the face, but he gets a spanking for that. I hope he'll get out of that phase soon.
* He runs everywhere...he hardly ever walks. He's pretty fast too.
* He loved the beach when we went on vacation. I really didn't get him out in the pool much at all because I was so worried he'd get burnt, so I was surprised the few times he was around water that he did so well.
* I think he's growing, a little. He'll go back for another check-up in September.
* Since we've taken the pacifier away, he's talking a lot more. He does pretty well when you get him to repeat you.
* He loves to brush his teeth. He even steals other peoples' toothbrushes and uses them!
* He knows his eyes, nose, teeth, belly button, hands, feet and a few other body parts.
* He's starting to stack objects.
* He loves books. We have read Gus Loses a Tooth about a million times over the past few weeks. If someone's not around to read to him, he'll just sit alone and read a book to himself. A few times I've found him in his room, in the glider, looking through a book. I hope he'll always love reading.
* He doesn't meet a stranger.
* He's been healthy this whole month. He had a running nose one week, but I gave him Zyrtec and it cleared him up.
* He's getting to where he can throw balls.
* And speaking of balls, he loves to play with his boy parts!!!
* He loves taking showers with his daddy.
I'm sure I'm missing a few new things that he's up to, but I think I've hit most of the "big" things. Everyday we fall more and more in love with him. I can't see what he does this next month.

Friday, August 2, 2013

July 2013

Another month in the books for 2013. I sure hate that my summer is almost over. August is my least favorite month of the year. It's scorching hot, I have to get ready to go back to work, and finally, the dreadful first day of school. It's an exciting time but oh how I dread it.

July has been fun and full for lots of adventures. Brady had a rough start to July with a burnt hand, pink eye, and an ear infection all in one week. We took him on his first vacation. He loved the beach. He's really started to talk a lot the past few weeks. And finally, the biggest news as of yesterday, Brady is off the paci!!! He's done better than I expected but isn't going down for naps or bedtime well, yet. I hope it won't take too long for him to adjust. I honestly didn't want to take it away but my plan since the beginning of summer was to have him off it before school started back. I only have 2 weeks left, so it was now or never.

Here's some random pics of my growing guy.
Silly boy

His hand is all healed up now. But he still likes to get you to kiss it and he'll say "hot".

He wants to feed himself...but he makes the biggest messes.

His upset face

Independence Day 2013

His NY shirt we brought back from our little trip.

He loves to step on my feet.

And hid between my legs.

Caught him climbing on the table.

Beach bum

Pink eye was no fun

Visiting with Papaw

Walking in Mama's shoes

Watering the plants with daddy.