Friday, December 24, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
- Bryson wears size 4 diapers and is moving up to 18-24 month clothing, although the pants are too long.
- Bryson says 'mama, dada, leia (yeia), yea, hello, done (du)' and signs 'more' and 'please'
- He LOVES dogs. I think his favorite word is Leia. They play together really well; he loves to pet and chase her.
- Bryson pretends like he is talking on the phone- he'll use our cell phones, remotes, toys, sock monkey, etc as a phone. He says 'hello', babbles a bit, then hands the phone to us. It's really cute.
- Bryson's ears have remained relatively clear for the past month!!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
1. my family
2. my family's good health- Bryson's ears are finally clearing!
3. my business, my business partner and Brandon for helping to make it so successful!
4. my patients and their families- I truly love my job.
5. our friends
6. our church family/Sunday School class
7. Sonic and Starbucks :)
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Tonight we went trick-or-treating with our neighbors, and Bryson had a blast!! He actually started to carry his own pumpkin bag and reach for candy by the end of the night. He adores our neighbor, Blake- and is always wanting to hang with him. I love this photo of the two of them!
Even Leia got in on the costume action, and she absolutely hated it. But, here she is- Doctor Leia:
Saturday evening, we had a hayride/bonfire event with our Sunday School class outside of town, in Haskell. It was a perfect evening and Bryson really enjoyed watching the 'big kids' and running around.
Bryson doesn't go to school on Fridays, but we made a special trip since the 'Black Cat Parade' was scheduled. Basically, they parade the school around the circle drive 3x, and all the parents stand around and watch, taking cute photos. Bryson just couldn't quite figure out why all of his friends looked different :)
Overall, it was a wonderful weekend. I feel like we all need an extra day to rest up before starting another week! It's hard to believe that October is actually over, and Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner. Time seems to be going by too quick!
Monday, October 25, 2010
We stayed at the New Orleans Hotel and Spa right in the middle of the historic district, on Spring Street. It was a beautiful old hotel. There wasn't an elevator, and our room was on the 3rd floor, so we got plenty of exercise!! We walked almost everywhere this weekend- dinner at Ermelio's, shopping, Mud Street Cafe and several hiking trails.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
We are still going to try to visit to our old stomping grounds- pumpkin town next weekend. But this little pumpkin patch outside of Tulsa was well worth the drive and the petting zoo really set it apart! I'm so excited to start this tradition with Brandon and Bryson!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Easy Pumpkin Muffins (from www.ourbestbites.com)
2 boxes of spiced cake mix
2 cans (medium) of pumpkin puree
1 bag of chocolate chips
Mix the cake mix and pumpkin together. Fold in the chocolate chips. Using a spoon (these don't bake to look very pretty- they keep the same shape you start with) fill the muffin tins.
Bake for 22 minutes at 350 degrees.
This recipe made about 40 muffins, and our best bites reports that these are 1 WW point.
Something about fall makes me love casseroles. And having people over for supper. This recipe makes a TON of food- and its addicting, so share with friends :)
Potato Casserole (from my mom)
2 lb bag of frozen hash browns
1 pint of sour cream
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 cups shredded cheese
2 tbsp minced onion
crushed corn flakes
1/4 cup melted butter
Thaw the potatoes. Mix all (non-topping) ingredients together- and put into a greased 9x13 pan. Your pan will be FULL. Sprinkle the corn flakes on top and cover with melted butter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Not too much has changed this past month, but here's some of the highlights:
Shoes: size 5
Clothing: 12-18 months
Interests: Elmo, cars/trucks/trains, books, opening and closing doors
Words: dada, a form of 'I did it!' and 'all done'
Bryson had his second ear surgery this past week. His old tubes were removed, and new tubes were placed that are supposed to last longer. He also had his adenoids removed. He seems to be doing quite well. It appears that he can hear more- we will have his hearing re-checked by an audiologist in October. I'm praying that this new set of tubes will reduce the infections and we'll have a healthy winter.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Floor/1st shelf: Bryson's toys and puzzles
2nd shelf: sensory tubs (rice, beans and noodles), Lincoln logs and speech therapy toys/manipulative's
3rd shelf: my scrapbooking stuff
top wooden shelf: speech therapy games, printing papers, folders and assorted scrapbooking stuff.
I love the way this all came together. Bryson only have a few toys left downstairs now, and we spend more time up here at as family now that we have a couch to hang out on......And, what would a post be without a Bryson photo? He seems to be enjoying the game room now too!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I'm going to keep the trike and the workbench in the attic and pull them back out around Christmas....... This next weekend is our neighborhood's annual garage sale, so we'll see what other goodies I find!!
Thursday, September 9, 2010
*Bryson's now walking!
*Completely off the bottle, taking whole milk and water through a sippy cup.
*He moved up to the next room at school! Now, he only has one nap a day.
*He eats whatever we eat- and we rarely find a food he doesn't like.
*Bryson weights 27 lbs, and is 30 1/4 inches tall. (90th %iles)
*He's a HUGE thumb sucker- speech therapy, here we come! :)
*He really enjoys playing with other kiddos- we caught Bryson and our neighbor, Lauren, playing peek-a-boo the other night with each other.