Sunday, June 28, 2009

Hair today gone tommorow

So we took Kristina for a haircut last week because it was getting crazy and out of control again so I had a friend of mine thin it right out and layer it a bunch. She did a great job, but after we got home I realized how much longer it was, because it wasn't so crazy so we got Aunt Lynne to cut it way shorter afterwards and it looks awesome!!! While we were at the salon Kris and I were joking with my friend about giving Brandon a Mohawk and how cute it would be. So the next day while I was at work, on fathers day, Kris cut his hair while Aunt Lynne was doing Kristina's and did a Mohawk, it was so cute! He got some food coloring and dyed it blue. I loved it. I figure, more for when they are older, hair isn't something worth fighting about, its just hair and it will grow back! Most of the blue was gone by the next day so Kris dyed it red but it turned pink so the day after that he came home on his lunch break and dyed it green but I didn't like it. I needed to go to town and didn't want to wait for it to dry so he rinsed some out and it pretty much all came out so I said forget it, lets just finish shaving it and be done, I need to go. So Kris buzzed the rest and it looked great, except for the pink and green dye that was left on his scalp ;) Everywhere that I went that day I got the strangest looks and questions about why his scalp was strange looking!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Big news on the farm

Brandon can kiss with his mouth closed! We love giving and getting kisses from him even more now! Go Buddy!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Well we were a bit concerned there for a bit about little Brandon's feet. One seemed to turn in while he was walking. When he walks, especially when he runs his one foot would really turn in, quite badly. Sadly I didn't even notice this! But so when Mom and Aunt Lynne mentioned it I had no idea what they were talking about. So I made a point of watching his little feet as he ran around the deck that afternoon and was shocked and embarrassed that I hadn't even noticed. It looked pretty bad to me.

So I called the doctors and made an appointment for him and we took him in. To give some history
when he was born the umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck, arm and one leg, and the first month or two after he was born when they kind of curl up on you back into the fetal position his one leg would always go up funny, I guess how it was in utero because of the cord. I was concerned that it was the same leg and foot and that that was the cause of the problems.

Thankfully I have an amazing doctor who took his time watching Brandon walk around and then fully examined his little feet, hips, legs and stuff. He had Brandon lying on his back on the exam table while he pushed and pulled and pressed and moved everything around. Brandon just layed there and stared contently at him. The doctor was very impressed. He said that hes not pigeon toed because he can turn his feet outwards, you can't do that if your really pigeoned toed, and said that none of the bones in his legs were crocked and that his hips were in line, everything was good, the only thing that wasn't perfect was that one leg was about 1cm longer than the other, and that it wasn't bad enough at this point but he may need a lift in one shoe at a later time.

My doctor and my baby boy rock! Now you can run even faster buddy!!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Kristina's been a busy bee!

Well school is wrapping up for the year, yaaaaaaaaa. The class has had a final sharing assembly where Kristina and her big buddy got to read out the title of the poem they had done to the whole school and then read the poem along with there class. It was pretty neat to see, I sure couldn't do anything like that. She wasn't even nervous! They did great.

They also had a beach day. That was a lot of fun, even though it wasn't hot, it wasn't cold though, mind you it did rain a bit. The kids had a great time and even Brandon had a blast besides being a bit cold at some points. The kids did a little walk through the woods and then got to go inside the nature house and learn about some of the animals there and then got to go to the outdoor theater to see more. I got some great photos and thought I would share!

Brandons true love!

Brandon was born to live here. That's just the way it is. He lives on the tractor! If he hears the tractor, he goes running for it. If we are on the deck he runs to the side of the deck and yells for it and waves like crazy. He gets quite mad at Papa cause Papa can't take him on it and when Papa mows the lawn Brandon is not a happy little guy. If Brandon goes missing the first place we look is on the tractor, that has yet to be where he is. Hes either at the woodpile on the John Deere or in the shop on the orange tractor. He will spend an hour or so doing wood with mom, he sits on the tractor while mom loads it, we drive to our deck and he sits on it while mom unloads. After an hour or so of that you would think he would be bored of it but no, he will just sit on it in the yard for, I kid you not, hours. He will also tinker with it. Hes pulling levers, playing with the buttons, throwing the key, or adjusting things. We are just waiting for the day when we hear him fire the thing up. He had a great habit of pulling the key out as soon as he got onto it and throwing it. Uncle Nick has spent to much time searching for the key so he decided to tie the key onto the tractor. Brandon still throws the key but now we can find it. :) I will get your own when you turn 16 instead of a car buddy!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My baby's not a baby anymore!

Well hes sure not a baby anymore! Brandon can do lots more new an exciting things. He has turned into quite a climber, he can even get up onto the kitchen table and dance when your not looking! He sure is a lot busier than Kristina ever was at this age. He learned how to get up the back of his slide climber and get down, well the getting down was the easy part! He can climb all the chairs and lawn chairs, hes also starting to be able to throw the ball better, Roxie is liking that!

He is starting to sign and talk more. He can sign more, food/eat, up, all done, and we are working on thank you. He can say up, all done, go, hat, dada, mama, and nana. He is waving bye, even though its turned towards himself :) and gives hugs and kisses on demand! He is even going down for naps and at bedtime without crying entirely or just crying for a minute or two. He is clapping and dancing still, on or off of the table :)

I have his presents already bought for Christmas, I know I am ahead of the ball, but they are all used and awesome toys. They are so much easier to buy for at this age. Kristina on the other hand is looking harder and harder.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Mickey and Adam!!!!

Well I have been a little busy in the yard the last little while getting the property ready for the Slater wedding of the year!! I have however had some complaints about my lack of updating, sorry people! I do my best ;)

Yesterday was Mickey and Adams wedding, only a few days after there 7 year anniversary, does that make sense? I hope so. I was thrilled to be included and loved it, not just because I wasn't sick. Its was so much fun and an honor to be included, even though I did get kicked out of some of the family pictures, hello, I am family now! Quite a few people got sick and ended up puking and pooping all night but thankfully I was good to go. I am sorry that so many people missed out on a great party but you can't fight the flu, you need to sleep.

I have some pictures of the beautiful couple to post and of course I can't not post any of my own gorgeous kids so here they are...........

Best picture of the day right here! Love you Mick!!!!!!!!!