Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fall Catch-Up

Football season is in full swing; thus, we have a very busy fall! I love this time of the year though.
Last weekend, we went to OSU's homecoming. The house decks didn't seem to 'wow' me as they have in years past, but it was sure nice to be in Stillwater and participate in Walk-Around. This was my favorite one- can you believe all this is done with chicken wire and tissue paper?!?!
Every year, we have our photo taken at Theta pond- it never turns out as well as I would like, but we still attempt it every year!

In Bryson news, he loves to sit up now- he sat like this for over 30 minutes last weekend! It was just too cute!

And here's our little pumpkin- we took him to Pumpkin Town, which is something Brandon and I have done since we moved back to town. It was different this year to take a baby with us!! I can't wait til he's a little older and can participate a little more, but we still had a good time.

In Leia news: she has adjusted to Bryson! She isn't scared of him anymore and she enjoys giving him kisses from time to time :)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Two Months

Bryson is now two months old!

Milestones from this month:
* He sleeps from 10pm to at least 6am (sometimes as late as 7:30am) every night!
* He weighs over 13 lbs
* I'll know his length after his 2 month check up- my guess is 24 inches
* He is such a little ham- he smiles at everyone!
* He can roll over from his tummy to his back, but only to the right. He's done it on 7 occasions now!
* He spent the 1st over-night away from us, with MiMi and Grand-daddy
* He really seems to enjoy preschool/daycare. He loves to watch his friends crawl around.
* He now wears size 2 diapers, 0-3 month pants and shirts
* The 0-3 month onesies are getting to be a little snug- Bryson's just too long!
We are so blessed to have such a sweet baby!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


My 11:30 patient cancelled today, so I seized the chance to go to the grocery store and coupon! Homeland has some pretty good deals this week- so I decided to go there. Here's how I did:

Total spent: $24.37
Total saved: $29.66 (54%)

free deodorant- dove and degree
$1 Honey Nut Cheerios
$0.97 Pace Salsa
free colgate toothpaste
parchment paper (for holiday baking)

My total was a little high due to the fact I bought velveeta, chips and a balloon for one of my patients birthday's :) Overall, I was really pleased with my trip. It was nice to go to the grocery store by myself and to not feel the need to rush.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Time flies....

Time really seems to be flying by right now!

I started back to work last week, thus, Bryson started his 1st week at church preschool. I took these photos at the 6 wk, 1 day mark- his 1st day at 'school'.

During week 6, Bryson started to sleep even longer- on two occasions he slept til 7:15am!! He's also become quite the little ham. My friend Kristen got married this weekend, and I was a bridesmaid in her wedding, so we had quite the weekend. I was so happy that Bryson was well behaved- he even stayed awake for the wedding and reception!
Kristen is one of our last friends to get married; Brandon and I are definitely starting to feel older. For a long while we were in the 'wedding/wedding shower' stage of life, and now we have transitioned to the 'baby shower' and 'early bedtime' stage of life.
Several of our friends are moving away though, and it feels like graduating from college all over again. It's not as easy to make friends now- we're so busy with Mr. Bryson and just life in general. It makes you really appreciate the friends you have!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Bryson started smiling this past week- we love it! He's been haming it up for everyone he comes into contact with, which makes him a very popular baby.
We had an eventful weekend; Friday we attended a bonfire/hot dog roast, Saturday we just hung out around the house and attended a neighbors birthday party and today, we visited a new church.
This afternoon I hope to drag out my fall decorations, make some pumpkin bread and actually clean house.
I start back to work this week, thus Bryson starts pre-school. I'm excited to get us more into a routine...I hope he enjoys his teachers though. They are nice, Christian ladies, I'm sure he'll do just fine!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Garage sale finds

Bryson and I hit the garage sales yesterday morning and then Brandon kept him home this morning- but we found some good deals! I found this Fisher Price jumperoo for $15!! It retails for $90 online right now......... It was never used either!
I found alot of 6-12 month clothing for Bryson all for $0.50 an item this morning. The same lady had Gap and Old Navy shirts for $0.50- I went ahead and purchased 3 of 'em for myself.
Alot of my old shirts fit, but they are tight across my tummy. These are a size bigger, so for 50 cents they'll work for now :)

I found a few BrainQuest sets to use with my therapy kiddos and a kids nativity set for Bryson to have later!

Have you been out garage sale-ing lately? Have you found anything good?