Sunday, February 28, 2010


Last year, my mom and I went to the Just Between Friends consignment sale with a 'new mom' pass, thus meaning we got in at 7pm, the night before the sale opened to the public. Well, this year, my SIL consigned some of her son's baby stuff, so I used her pass and I was able to get into the sale at 1pm yesterday! I spent about 3 hrs there- thank goodness Brandon was so willing to keep Bryson, but I found alot of great stuff!

I found this outfit for Bryson to wear for Easter- I just love the little hat!

I got all of these toys for about 75% off retail- the penguin was $3, the giraffe ball roll for $8, the pop-up ball toy for $5, Learning bear for $4 and the push and ride for $5.
The green shoes are from 'see kai run'- I looked them up online, and they retail for $40! I spent $8!!
I also got several summer/fall outfits for Bryson. I think I can do a little better with garage sales, but some of the outfits were just too cute to pass up.
I didn't get this toy at the sale, but I did find it 50% off at Target after Christmas. It's a toy that'll grown with him- right now he just sits and hits the piano keys- but he's just so darn cute when he's playing with it!
I think the key to the consignment sales is to find a way to get in before the general public- I was able to choose from about 20 penguins, so I was able to pick the cheapest one. I enjoyed the JBF sale though, and I'm excited to go again in the fall!

Friday, February 26, 2010

6 Months

Time seems to be flying by! Bryson is now 6 months old! I can't believe it.

* He's a drooling machine- I try to keep a bib on him at all times
* He's now sleeping from about 8:30pm to 7am every night
* He giggles at almost anything
* Still not crawling, but he likes to extend his hands/feet like 'super baby'
* He's graduating to the next class at preschool this week!
* He loves his food- bananas, squash, sweet potatoes, apples- he's even tried mashed potatoes (just one spoonful) and loved 'em!
* He enjoys playing airplane with Brandon
* He loves jumping in his jumperoo

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

More to Love....

I haven't posted in a while! I figured it was time for an update. We'll start with the most recent......this past weekend- Valentines weekend.

Friday night- Brandon and I went to a romantic dinner at The Melting Pot and spent the night at the Hotel Ambassador. My parents (and my little sis) kept Bryson overnight and I'm sure he gave them a run for their money!

Brandon's mom came into town on Saturday for a short visit, so we went downtown to McNellie's for some yummy hamburgers and to hang out with Lindsey and Asher.

Then, on Sunday- actual Valentine's day- we went to church and wrapped up our marriage series. We spent the rest of the day hanging out with our family and just spending a quite evening at home.
(Our good friend Kayla gave Bryson this dog for Valentines and he adores it! He loves to gum on its ears!) Alot's been going on around here- I turned in my two week notice at one of my contract companies. Now, I am just working at a pediatric clinic and a few hours a week at a charter school with about nine speech IEP students. I'm definitely cut out for clinic work much more than home health.
In other, non-me news, Bryson finally recovered from RSV. As soon as he was well, I came down with a terrible ear and sinus infection. Now, Brandon has it! One day, we'll all be well at the same time again!
Bryson is about to move up into the 6-12 month room at preschool. The school sent home an evaluation on Tuesday proving that he had met his developmental milestones and is ready to be promoted. I was nervous as I opened the evaluation, which I know sounds silly, but with my job, evaluations are never a positive thing! It was such a relief to see that he was on track. It definitely gave me insight on how to better handle the evaluation process at work.

So, that's what's going on in our little corner of the world! I'll try to update a little more!