Thursday, March 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Bryson

You changed our lives forever sweet boy. We love you so much!


Mommy and Daddy

March 27, 2007

March 27, 2008

More birthday pics to come soon!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A Year Ago Today

I may be smiling in this picture but I was hungry and popcicles and ice chips weren't doing the trick. I was anxiously awaiting my epidural and wondering why this labor thing was taking so long. Little did I know that in just a few short (sorta) hours I would really be putting the hard work forth in a 2 and 1/2 hour delivery. But what a joy I have in my life now!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


I had so hoped for an exciting Easter for Bryson. Church, lunch with the grandparents, Easter egg hunt?? But no, that is not what was in the plan. We spent Easter Sunday afternoon in the Acute Kids Care Clinic with a continuing ear infection with sweet Bryson. I could tell that he felt SO bad. It was sad. He just can't seem to lick this ear infection that has lingered for about 5 weeks. It just seems to come and go. He did have moments of fun when the Motrin kicked in. What would we do without Motrin?
Now how pitiful is this? Poor Bryson.

Bryson's Easter package from Nana

Look at my Elmo and Cookie Monster egg!

Gran gave me a cool elephant chair!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Brian's New Blog

Check out Brian's new blog at His perspective on "things" is always interesting. Enjoy!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day

It was such a beautiful day so Bryson and I headed outside this evening for some play in the front yard. I had such fun snapping one picture after another of Bryson playing.

Just Like Uncle Braxton

We have teased my brother, Braxton, for many years about his need to stick out his tongue when concentrating on any task at all.
It seems that Bryson has inherited this trait too. Very cute!

We Have Table Food VICTORY!

I have been very anxious over Bryson's disinterest in table food. All he wanted to do was spit it out. So my spring break mission was to introduce him to several new big people foods and try to get him on board. I was VERY excited that we had success on the second day. Bryson ate chicken nuggets, carrots, pasta spirals, strawberries, oranges, ravioli, and green beans over the last few days. Green beans were a HUGE success. He kept shoving them in his mouth! I so wanted to do the happy dance but didn't want to disrupt the momentum we had going on. He is even trying very hard to use a spoon to feed himself. He still needs some help guiding the spoon to his mouth but he gets the idea. Needless to say Mommy is breathing a sigh of relief that Bryson won't be eating baby food until he is two! Enjoy the pictures of our VICTORY!
Green beans are GOOD!

Mandarian oranges are YUMMY!
Working hard with the spoon!
We are celebrating!

A Visit From Wyatt

Our friends from college, Megan and Laura, stopped by for a surprise visit on Saturday. We hadn't seen Megan since the arrival of Baby Wyatt and enjoyed seeing Laura as they await the arrival of their baby very soon. It was so good to see them! Bryson was very intrigued with Wyatt and had fun showing off for the whole crew!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

How Much Difference A Year Makes

I was sitting in the recliner TRYING to get Bryson calmed down to go to sleep the other night, and I remembered a picture we took of us in the same recliner right after he was born. How much difference a year makes!

These are the pics of just trying to get him turned around to LOOK at the camera. He was really ready to play!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Teaching Baby New Tricks

Interesting things always happen when Brian stays home with Bryson and I am not there to supervise. They had great fun sticking their tongues out at each other the other night. You can always count on Brian to teach those good manners.


We had several days of snow this week. Bryson didn't get to explore it as much as I would have liked. We had to race off to school one day, and the other day he was sick so we didn't venture out. He did get to check out what was left after school the first day.

Trying New Foods???!!!

I have been trying to introduce Bryson to more table foods. He however really hasn't been all that interested. He loves all bread products (puffs, tortillas, crackers) but anything else that may have a strange texture he really doesn't like. I think he is currently trying to master the "spit it out" method of eating. He still really enjoys his baby food and sitting back while I shovel it into his mouth. We did have some recent sucess with chicken spaghetti. Bryson was rushed to the bathtub directly after that meal. Comet enjoyed that meal too!