Monday, January 24, 2011

Tea Party and more

Allison and Ann (Taylor's youngest sisters) hosted a tea party / baby shower for little Miss Anna Belle. It was very elegant and a lot of fun.
On Friday, January 7th, Taylor, Brady and I had lunch at Lucky Strike. The food was great and they had this cool ramp, so that Brady could bowl too. We were the only ones in the whole bowling alley; it's our favorite way to enjoy in town destinations... off hours.
Our townhouse is back on the market with a new Realtor. Our old Realtor moved to Colorado. Hopefully the new year and new Realtor will bring the right buyer. We have a few house showings this week and an open house on Sunday. Both of our favorite houses in Coles Crossing reduced their sale prices last week. We certainly have the itch!

I've been feeling tired and nauseated constantly. I'm so tired of being sick! I know that I'll feel a million times better once little Anna Belle makes her debut. Seven more weeks feels like an eternity.

We've been working on our next Shutterfly album and burning our Brady videos to DVD. Making "movies" is particularly time consuming. Now that we have the process figured out, hopefully it will be smoother. The past week has felt like one technical difficulty after another. Computers apparently don't like working with 47 GB files.

Brady's potty training has been slow. He generally does really well at school, but he's not interested in the potty at home (this is a vast understatement for the fits he throws when we take him to the big boy potty). This brings out the part of me that feels like his school parents him better than Taylor and I ever could. I'm glad we have another few weeks to concentrate on potty training before Anna Belle arrives. Maybe 7 weeks is just what we need...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Potty Training Day 1

Brady officially started potty training at school today. We were told to bring him with 3 pairs of underwear and 3 pants. He had 2 successful potty trips and NO ACCIDENTS today! Hooray!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Daddy and Brady Day at the Zoo

Daddy and Brady were the first ones in line for the Zoo this morning. The weather was very pleasant and for about the first hour we basically had the whole place to ourselves. We went directly to see the elephants, which we found all still in the elephant house getting groomed and fed. Brady was a little disappointed that we could no go into the house and pet the elephants. Actually, every exhibit we went to Brady fully expected to be able to walk right up to the animals and pet them, even the Lions. He would not last very long in the wild : )

Almost every animal we went to see was busy eating their morning meal. The tiger was no different. He was right next to the thick glass so Brady was able to get a front row seat to the show.

Usually Brady lets us know when he is ready for his nap. Today was a little different. In the middle of watching Toy Story, he very quietly pulled out the storage basket under his new train table, climbed in, and made himself comfortable. I had to take a picture since Mommy wasn't there to see. Yes, I did offer him a bed after I took the pictures.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Family Reunion

I'm so glad that Brady got to spend time with his Pappaw and my Mammaw over the holidays. Before they left, we all had dinner at Olive Garden and Taylor snapped these cute photos.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Prego Update

Anna Belle kicks and moves around far more than Brady ever did. I also feel nauseated more, here in the later part of the pregnancy. On Saturday, Grammy's going to Bradysit so Taylor and I can attend childbirth class. I know second time parents frequently skip the childbirth class, but I feel like we could use a refresher course. My labor and delivery with Brady were fairly easy, and I've heard a lot of hospital procedures have changed. It should be interesting... (though Taylor may disagree)

After visiting the Wildlife Ranch, we had lunch in Gruene and then shopped the San Marcos outlet malls. I felt like a power shopper traveling in and out of so many stores. I bought a few things for Brady (Hillfiger T's for $3.50 and Hillfiger polos for $7.50) and a lot of things for Anna Belle (tunics, dresses, footed PJ's, prices undisclosed). Girl clothes are much cuter, more fun to shop for, more expensive and far more complicated than boy clothes. I look forward to playing dress up with my little girl.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Hello Hill Country

I've had a lot of trouble uploading videos lately. Fortunately, I was able to upload this one. Taylor and I came up to the ranch to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary. We feel very blessed to have our little Brady and Anna Belle on the way. Taylor was a little under the weather Friday and Saturday, but he started feeling better today. We took a drive to the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch where we got to feed the animals. Without prompting Brady kept saying, "I'm so excited!"
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Christmas Surprises

On the 4th very long try at downloading the video of Christmas morning, it finally worked! Spending this Christmas with our little Brady was so magical this year, and this is probably one of my most treasured moments.
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Every morning since Christmas, Brady comes downstairs, gasps and says, "OH, a train set!"