Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Flurries in the air

Yes, we had flurries here on Monday! Yuck! I am so not ready for that! However it is very sunny here today and nice. It's actually to be in the 60's for Halloween which is very unusual because it's always very cold when those trick or treaters come.

Bradyn's daycare is taking his class trick or treating tomorrow to all the local businesses in town. Am sure that he will have fun. He's going to be a chicken and I promise I will post pics later this week. I have no idea how to download our camera to the computer so I have to have Bob do that for me!

We have had a busy week so far. We went to church on Sunday and then did some car shopping afterwards. Yes, I am still driving a 2 door sports car with an 18 month old child! It is definitely not a family vehicle and I can't wait to get rid of it!! Bradyn is just getting too tall to get in and out of the back seat. It's time for it to go! Yeah!!!

I worked late Tuesday which worked out OK since Bob is home to pick up Bradyn. Tonight we have swim lessons which Bradyn is really enjoying this time around. Bob gets to go with him tonight and this will be the first time since he moved up to the big boy class.

Bradyn cracks me up sometimes with the things he says. He really does have quite the vocabulary for a an 18 month old. This week I put his mittens on him and he just stood and looked at them for the longest time and then he says "SOCKS"- too funny! He's probably wondering why Mommy puts socks on his hands!

Extreme Makeover wrapped up here yesterday. The house is beautiful! It was for a really deserving family. I actually work with the girls' spouse that had nominated the family. The little boy has a bone disorder that make his bones very fragile. It will be very exciting to watch it on TV. They were really pushing to get it done on time because we had such awful weather this past week and they were behind but it all worked out. I will let you know when the show is going to air.

Check back later this week for pics-I promise! Happy Halloween to everyone!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Windy Illinois

Well, the wind in central Illinois has kicked in! It feels like winter is here with that wind. There is a wind advisory out for tomorrow. That is what I hate about living here. It's way too cold and windy to go outside and play so we have been spending our time indoors.

Bradyn is feeling much better finally. He is still chewing on those hands and working on his teeth but he is not cranky anymore. Thank goodness! He had swim lessons on Wednesday and is doing really well. He will try to blow bubbles in the water and did a back float with his head in the water so he can get used to water in his ears. He did really well with that.

Thursday Bob came home and Bradyn was quite happy to see his daddy! He really misses Bob when he's gone now that he's older.

Today we went to vote (yes you can vote early in Illinois) this is the first year that we did that and it was great. No waiting in long lines! Then we went to the mall for a little bit and then out to dinner. We are watching the Penn State game now. It's nice to see the local games from home.

Tomorrow we are off to church and grocery shopping. I don't have any pics to post tonight but will try to do that tomorrow. Oh yes, my new niece has a name- Mia Grace! We are excited to meet her. They were to come home from the hospital today.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

New Member of the family

I am an aunt again! How exciting! My sister-in-law Kristin and her husband welcomed a little girl into the world today. Congrats to them. She is a big girl weighing in at 9lbs 1oz and 21 1/2 inches long. She has a full head of brown hair! Which is funny because Bradyn is 18 months and hardly has any! They haven't decided on a name for her yet. We can't wait to meet her next month.
We are doing ok here. Bradyn has had a rough couple of days. The poor guy has 4 teeth coming in and is just miserable which is totally unlike him. His poor little nose just runs like a faucet. His favorite word right now is "outside". The little guy just wants to spend all the time outside and it is too cold. It's only 50 here today and is to rain the next 3 days.
Bob is in Canada until tomorrow night so we will be happy to have him home for a little while. He said that it has snowed there this week- sure hope he doesn't bring that home with him!
The other exciting news here is that Extreme Makeover is here filming this week and it's to air in January. I really wanted to help volunteer but it's hard with working everyday. I want to drive by the house this weekend to check it out and see if I can see any famous people!
I hope that everyone is having a great week. Talk to you Sat!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fall is here

Hope everyone is having a good weekend. Fall has finally hit us here in Illinois! It is COLD! Last night we took Bradyn to a hockey game. He did pretty well but was a little antsy at times. It is a little long for a kid to sit still so overall he did OK. He seemed to enjoy it for the most part. We are just glad that we didn't renew our season tickets because I know he wouldn't do well every weekend!

Bradyn has been quite cranky all day today from the time he got up! He is working on 2 molars and they must be painful. This is the first time he's been cranky with any of his teeth so I really can't complain. He spent about 1 1/2 hours outside playing today while I worked outside putting away my flower boxes. He needed the fresh air. It was cool but sunny. Then tonight we went to the race track to watch Bob race but didn't stay very long but it got COLD! I HATE cold weather!

Bradyn's swim classes started on Wednesday and he did really well. He actually stuck his face in the water to try and blow bubbles. This is a BIG accomplishment for him because he hates to get water ion his head or face in the bathtub so needless to say hair watching is a challenge each and every time! He is one of the youngest in this class because it's for 19 to 36 months.

Lots of errands to do tomorrow and then the work week starts all over. Bob leaves for Toronto on Monday so it's just the little guy and me again this week. My plan is to post every Wed and Sat so enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will be back on Wed!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Beginning

Here we go! This blogging is all new to me but I want to give it a try. Bradyn just turned 18 months old and I thought that this would be a good way to keep our family and friends updated on our day to day life since we live so far away from everyone. Wednesdays are my days off from work and I love having that extra day with Bradyn plus it's a good break for him from daycare right in the middle of the week.

He went for his 18 month check up and continues to be tall and thin like his daddy! He is 34.25 inches (93%) and 25lbs. 12.8 oz. (49%). He is growing like a weed and is soooo much fun! He has quite the vocabulary for his age. He really enjoys going to daycare and spending time with the other kids. It's good for him except when there is some sort of illness going around (colds, stomach bug, etc)!!! He is learning so much there and he's in a great Christian environment. They have even taught him to pray and he says "Amen" He seems to amaze us everyday. He is interested in the potty training thing (must have picked that up at school) and he's doing pretty well with that.

Bob and I keep busy chasing after Bradyn! Bob is actually in PGH this week at his Alma Mater CMU for work. He enjoys going back there every year. Bradyn starts swim lessons tonight. He moves up to the next class so we will see how that goes.

I will try to update this once or twice a week!