Monday, August 31, 2009

Fountain Play

We can't step outside without Brady wanting to get in the fountain now. It's a lot easier than everyone putting on their swimsuits, and the pictures are just so darn cute. Taylor likes the middle picture where I'm taking a video and Brady acts bored.

A Very Bacot Sunday

Brett and Allison set up a lunch where the two families could meet. The Livingston's and the Post Oak Bacot's were there much earlier than the rest of the crew. It was a fortunate coincidence that they were right behind us in line at Goode Company. I was glad that Tori, Brett's sister, recognized us. After eating lunch outside, we went over to Armadillo Palace. This is where Brett and Allison will probably have their rehearsal dinner. Brady and Tricia practiced their dancing skills on the stage.
For dinner, we visited Taylor's parent's house to celebrate Tricia's 2nd birthday. I was tickled to get a few good pictures of the little ones with their Grandpa.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Swim, Splash & Sesame Street

In the morning, Brady and Tricia went to Supercuts together. This was Brady's second haircut (sorry, we didn't take pics). Jeffrey, Joanne, Daniel and Tricia came over to go swimming. After we were done in the pool, we dried off and watched Sesame Street. It was funny how almost all of us stared at the show (I think even the grown ups were tired). Tricia was the only one doing her own thing. She was happy to play with Brady's little car and his Racin' Ramps Garage.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Aunt Allison and soon to be Uncle Brett

Allison and Brett got engaged over the weekend and came over on a Sunday night to bring Brady his birthday gift and hang out (one of which is the "Go Dog Go!" book photographed above). I thought the pictures with the three of them were really cute.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Modified Baby Pool

With no forethought, I walked outside and decided it might be fun to let Brady touch the fountain water (for the first time). He was sick and fussy; it seemed like a good idea. One thing led to another and he ended up naked and completely in the fountain. The fun and games ended with poop in the fountain. I'm grateful Taylor ran out with the camera.
The G rated nude shot.

Sick Day

For the past few mornings, Brady's woken up a little out of breath. He didn't seem sick; I just assumed he had been jumping up and down for awhile before he woke me up. This morning, Brady definitely seemed sick. He was congested and breathing heavily. He had a barking sort of cough, which made him cry with each cough. I took him downstairs. He has never liked his nebulizer treatments, but he was very patient this time. When the first does ran out, he whimpered and continued holding it to his face. After the second dose, he wasn't coughing much, but his breathing still seemed fast and congested. We called his doctor's office (at 5:30am) and they recommended we take him to the emergency room. The ER at Texas Children's was awesome. We were in and out within an hour. It turns out Brady has croup. They gave him a dose of a steroid and sent us home. Brady seems much better as the day wears on. I think the mornings are just his sickest time of the day.

Target Trip

Brady loves to play with the steering wheel and dance with the music. Playing with the windshield wipers and wiper fluid is fun too, though sometimes startling.
On our trip to Target, we got Brady this little sock monkey. He hugs it and says, "ahhhh". We couldn't resist.

Boys in the 'burbs

We had dinner at the Smoter's Friday night. Every time we take pictures of our boys, we talk about how they're getting closer and closer in age. With Brady more mobile, I feel like it's hard to snap photos of both of them together. Sarah Beth has a lot of cute pictures on their familys blog too www.smoterfamily.blogspot.com.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Astros v. Marlins

All was well when Junction Jack was on the field, but Brady got a bit nervous when they posed for a picture.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Every Day Moments

I haven't blogged in awhile. I feel like life is changing all around us. At school, Brady spent the past few weeks transitioning to his new class. This means he eats school food (no baby food), school milk (no formula), no bottle, no pacifier and no morning nap. With no morning nap, Brady takes a longer afternoon nap and he's ready to go to bed around 7:30pm (instead of 8:30pm).
We limit Brady's TV watching to Sesame Street and Discovery Channel shows. One of our latest favorite shows is called "How it's Made". In the photo above, Brady's watching Max the Magician teach about subtraction on Sesame Street.
Brady's been a pretty good eater. Historically, Taylor and I eat freezer dinners in the evenings. Since Brady started eating grown up food, I've been cooking meals that we repeat for the next 3 - 4 evenings for dinner. Spinach quesadillas and whipped sweet potatoes are our favorite. Last week I introduced a whole wheat rigatoni with a meaty marinara sauce. Brady did well; I think he really liked practicing with his fork (happy photos above). We usually leave his clothes on for dinner, but marinara's pretty messy. I was very proud of a tortilla soup that I made, but Brady wasn't a big fan. The learning and discovery process continues for both of us...

Breakfast at Papa's

I called Grammy yesterday to see when we could / would hang out this weekend. She suggested breakfast. I was tickled that on such short notice, the whole family could come. We met at Papa's. Grammy made vegetable quiche, quice lorraine, potatoe salad and (of course) her famous waffles. It was delicious! Thanks Grammy!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Everybody Dance Now

video
Brady loves the radio on this little car. I can't help but laugh out loud every time I watch this video.

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Before we met up for pizza, the Willman's brought Addie over to our house to play.
Brady kept wanting to poke her in the eye. Hopefully that means he really likes her. I think we've been playing the, "Brady, where's my eye?" game too much.
This was Taylor's first birthday as a daddy. It's a little tough to focus on Taylor's birthday, when Brady's birthday is just 5 days later. We managed to meet our friends for dinner at Collina's. I was so glad that everyone could make it.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Brady's 1st Birthday


Grammy and Pappaw got Brady this Radio Flier Roadster for his birthday. It's cute in the pictures, but it's even cuter in person. Brady got to play with his toy a little bit before his nap and birthday party. As you can see, he was pretty tickled with it.

We had a really good turn out including both sides of the family, friends and neighbors. Taylor made burgers and hot dogs for everyone. It was really hot outside; I was grateful he had it covered.

This is my favorite picture from Brady's birthday party. It's so strange to see him with a teethy grin!
Brady cried while we brought the cake and sang happy birthday. I think he was a little overwhelmed by all the attention. At first he would gently touch the cake with his finger.

Once he got past the frosting, he really dug into this delicious banana cake.

We haven't really let Brady practice feeding himself with a spoon, but he tried today and did a great job.

I went a little bit crazy with the "cake". We made a banana cake for Brady and had a few types of cupcakes for our guests.

Brady received a lot of really wonderful gifts.

Grammy bakes little "1" cookies with a poem attached, as party favors.