Sunday, February 27, 2011

18 Months

Bryson is now 18 months old! It's been a rough week for him. He's cutting at least three teeth and has become a drooling machine. His nose and ears have started to drain, but we are hoping it's just from all the teeth........
Bryson now weighs 31 lbs and is 33 inches tall. He wears size 18-24 month clothing, with a few small 2T shirts mixed in. I got this outfit he has on at the JBF sale yesterday- I love it on him! He's such a little man now.
Bryson LOVES Elmo. He will bring us the remote when he wants to watch his Elmo DVD's. He's been playing really well by himself lately. He can identify most of his body parts- most recently his tummy. He's talking more and more, and able to follow directions most of the time.
He's still in size 4 diapers, but is slowly moving up to size 6 shoes. He's still sleeping about 11 hours a night, and continues to love his monkey.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Five miles!

(Excuse the photo quality, it was taken with my iphone!)
I ran my first race today, the 5 mile poker run here in Tulsa. I completed the race in 56 minutes. The trail was pretty clear, with occasional ice/snow patches that forced us to walk to avoid taking a spill.
Erin (on the L in the photo) and I started training back at the start of January with the' couch to 5k' program/app on my iphone. The crazy Oklahoma weather seriously messed with our training schedule, and I doubted if we could even run the entire 5 miles since we were only training for 3.2!! BUT- we did it!!!!!!!
And now, I'm officially addicted to running. I just signed up for the St. Patricks Day run benefiting Special Olympics. I can't wait!

Friday, February 4, 2011


We're going on day four of the great blizzard of 2011! And, it just started snowing again- expecting 4-6 inches tonight! We've gone a little stir crazy, and have taken on several 'projects'. Here's what we've done to pass the time:

*replace all the cabinet pulls in the kitchen with silver knobs (used to be white)
*watched way too many Elmo dvd's
*Brandon replaced the lock, knob and kick plate on the front door
*shoveled 3 driveways
*watched several netflix instant watch movies
*some online shopping
*plenty of baby snuggling :)

Here's hoping for warm, sunny days ahead!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Blizzard 2011

We received over 14 inches of snow here in Oklahoma this week! I've never seen this much snow in my entire life!!! It's so beautiful, but we have to limit our time outside because it is SO cold. Tonight it's supposed to be BELOW ZERO. Insane.

Bryson still doesn't really like the snow. He's fine with it until it touches his skin, and then he's done. We'll keep trying though :) We have some snow drifts around the house- this one is up to the formal dining room window!
For fun, we've made snow ice cream, shoveled our driveway and our neighbors and I've now resorted to pulling some of the toys out of my amazon toy sale stockpile! Brandon's office has been closed for the past two days and will be closed again tomorrow. I've been unable to work because I have to be able to drive to the office/daycares/etc- and well, we aren't getting out of our driveway anytime soon.

Luckily, we've had some wonderful family time and some good times with our neighbors. I'll have to work for the next couple Friday's (my usual day off) to make up these snow days, but I feel very blessed to have this opportunity to stay home with the family!