Friday, October 31, 2008


Brian went trick-or-treating for the first time tonight! It was a little chilly but he had fun. He rode around in his stroller most of the time. He got a ton of candy and mom and dad are pretty excited about it! There weren't a lot of houses that were really decorated but there were a few. Some people thought he was a cow and some people thought he was a girl. The one's who thought he was a girl all said he had really long lashes so I guess that's why they thought he was a girl. Mom was tired of walking after two hours but it was ok!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

When a pregnant woman wants s'mores...

...and its below 40 degrees outside, her wonderful husband makes them for her over the stove!

2 out of 3 are well!

Me and Dean are well... Brian is kinda so so at the moment. He still has a little runny nose but seems to be doing fine. I think by morning he will be OK!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Brian's first cold....

Brian has his first cold. :( He went to bed just fine. No signs of sickness. He played and ate normally all day. Around 11:15pm he woke up fussing and wouldn't go back to sleep unless someone was patting his back. That went on till about 1:15. I had already been asleep for an hour before he woke up so I was exhausted standing there over his crib patting away. Around 1:15am I tried to leave and just let him cry it out for a little while. I thought he might only cry for maybe 10 minutes but it was at least 45 minutes. Around 2am Dean went in there to calm him down. He rocked and patted him for a good 20 minutes in our bed. We laid him in bed with us for a half hour and then took him back to his crib. By 3am I think we were all sleeping again.
He woke up this morning with a runny nose, sneezing, and a little cough. We all woke up with a stuffy nose. I think we all got head colds. Unfortunately there is nothing we can give him to make him feel better. He's been sleeping alot today which is nice. He hasn't been eating very well but he's still drinking his formula. Poor little guy sounds horrible. He wants to make sure everyone gets sick with him tho. He walks over to you and then coughs on you and then spits just to make sure you catch it.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Trick-or-Treat Round One!

We went Trick-or-Treating In Olde Towne Portsmouth in their annual Safe Trick-or-Treating. We had fun today! We thought it was going to be a wash out since it was rainy on the drive over. But it cleared up just in time! It was a little crowded towards the end. But it was definatly fun! There were actually alot of businesses that participated, much more than I expected. Brian got alot of candy in his container, but of course, mom and dad get to eat it! Alot of people thought he looked like a cow and alot of people figured out that he was a dalmatian. Here are the pics!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Pumpkin Carving

We carved our pumpkins last night. We had fun with it! Dean carved his own and I carved one for me and Brian. It took us a little bit to figure it all out and it was a mess but it was still fun! Mine is a cute face and Dean's is the Headless Horse Man.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Brian took advantage of the opened wipes box while I was cooking some dinner...

What a great week!!

We had a great week developmentally this week! Brian got rid of his bink and his bottles at the same time!! yay!

No more bottle?!

Well i ran out of bottle liners yesterday afternoon and instead of going to the store I decided it was time to learn the sippy cup. He bites it instead of sucks on it, which makes a huge mess. Well his dinner bottle was a mess, he got milk everywhere. His bed time bottle started out messy but then he figured out how it works! He had his sippy cup at breakfast this morning and had no problems! He takes his sippy cup like a champ now! I guess I can pack up the bottles too!

Bye, Bye Binky Day 3

Brian has finally given up the bink! He didn't need it at all today! I think I can go ahead and pack them up! YAY!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Bye, Bye Binky Day 2

Day 2 of trying to get rid of the bink went great! He fussed a little bit before his morning nap but went down quickly. He spent his afternoon nap in the car so obviously that went well to. So two days of no bink and I'm still alive. I think this is going well!

Mommy-2 Bink-0

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Bye, Bye Binky! Day 1

We are trying again to get rid of the bink. I thought it would be good to do it now while Dean is gone. It tends to get stressful when we try to take the bink and we end up caving because we get so short tempered with each other. The only time he needs his bink is duing nap time. He spent his morning nap in the car so that wasn't a big deal. The first problem didn't start until his afternoon nap. That was a disaster! He cried for nearly an hour and a half. Eventually I got him to lay on a pillow and go to sleep. So day one ended with just one battle but mommy won!

Mommy-1 Bink-0

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Brian's Halloween Costume

I made Brian's Halloween costume this afternoon. I had alot of fun making it! He is going to be a Dalmatian! I love it! I can't wait to show everyone! Come back and see it on October 31st!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Hunt Club Farm Pumpkin Patch!

We went to the Hunt Club Farm today. We met up with some other local moms from the WTE message boards. The babies had a blast. We went to the petting zoo and played with goats, sheep and chickens. We saw a cow, a donkey, turkeys, ducks, geese, pigs, and bees. Then we went and played in the hay stack. The babies tried to eat the hay and looked really confused with it. After a throw down in the hay we went and played with the pumpkins. Brian tried to pick up the little pumpkins, but they were a bit heavier than his baseball. He had fun trying to roll them around tho! He played with pumpkins twice his size and three times his weight! All in all I think we had a fun family day!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Baby # 2 is a...

It's a boy!!!!! We are having another boy in March! We are so excited! The ultrasound Tech is very positive. Dean actually said it was a boy before the tech did. lol Here are the pics!

The Great Sketti Fiasco

We had spaghetti last night for dinner... Brian got it everywhere! It was such a mess. We got straight up from the table and right into the sink for a bath. It was even in his hair and ears! He loved it though!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

He laughed so hard he....

FELL OVER! I submitted the video to America's Funniest Home Videos at the suggestion of others.

Baby or goat boy?

Brian's new favorite thing to play with is an old sock of mine! He likes to put it in his mouth and carry it around. Silly boy!

Friday, October 3, 2008

2008 Neptune Festival

We went to the Neptune festival this past weekend. It rained the whole drive there and as soon as we parked it stopped raining! We saw some of the art stuff but we mainly wanted to see the sand castles. I was a little disappointed. It seemed like they were better last year. I guess with the bad weather we had that week the artist had less time to work. They still looked good. After we looked at the sand sculptures we walked past the parade people. By that time it was getting really muggy and hot so we wrapped it up and headed for the car. We had a good time.