Saturday, October 17, 2009

Eighty Days

What a difference a day makes, or eighty days, as in this case.

Brystol, Four Days Old

Brystol, 12 Weeks Old
(or 84 Days Old)

Wordless Wednesday: Footie Jammies/Bumbo Chair

Brystol, Ten Weeks Old

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Pick of the Patch

We took our newest lil' pumpkin out for her first trip to the Pumpkin Patch. We opted to go early in the season hoping to avoid the crowds and the illnesses that come with them. The dreary, rainy beginning of fall caused our favorite Pumpkin Patch to close for the day, so we stopped in at the smaller neighboring field where I took 9,637 photos for four good shots. At least one pair of socks got ruined, Brystol cried a fair bit, the kids complained about the sun burning out their retinas every time I instructed them to say "cheese," and we all left covered with mud and hay.

Ah, precious memories.

-- The Four Good Pictures --

Brystol Channeling Her Inner-Chef Boyardee

Who You Callin' Pumpkin?

-- The Pumpkin Patch Rejects --

Happy Fall, Y'all!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


To my sister:

Remember every day,
no matter what I've said,
here's what i want to say --

I will always love you,
be with you till the end,
when no one else is around
I'll be your friend.

-- Author Unknown

A Couple of Nuts

Sister to sister we will always be,
A couple of nuts off the family tree.

--Author Unknown

Monday, September 28, 2009

Baby Brystol and the Two Month Stats

Brystol, Two Months Old

At two months, Brystol:

  • weighs 11 lbs. 12 oz. and is 75% for weight, 50% for height/head

  • is as chubby as ever, with a double chin and fat rolls galore

  • has outgrown a few 0-3 month outfits

  • has outgrown most Size 1 disposable diapers

  • is moving into cloth diapers full-time

  • smiles all the time, even while nursing

  • still doesn't sleep through the night

  • doesn't like to sleep alone

  • coos and "talks" to Daddy, but rarely to anyone else

  • has earned the nickname "Tootsie," emphasis on "Toot"

  • tolerates other people holding her for brief periods of time

  • hates her car seat

  • has learned to take a bottle

  • prefers to *not* take a bottle

  • is losing her hair

  • might have brown eyes

  • loves bathtime

  • doesn't mind tummy time

  • attended her first opera, "Three Little Pigs"

  • visited her first series of art museums

  • loves her brother and sister

  • is well-loved in return

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Smiling Sweetly

Brystol, Seven Weeks Old

Smiling Sweetly

Not Quite a Giggle

Our Little Bear Cub


Happy, Happy Girl