Friday, February 12, 2010

Snow Day

Portland thought it would be a good idea to go play in the snow today. I have to admit it was a good idea, especially seeing how it does not snow very often.

Daddy thought it would be funny to pretend to drop a mini snowball on Bradley. As you can see, the snowball found its way to Brad's head despite the "pretending."

Daddy had to fix the situation as he was the cause of the problem. Good thing he is good at it- crisis averted.
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Friday, February 5, 2010

New Hair

I have worn a ponytail nearly every day since Brad's birth. So I didn't see this coming. I didn't notice that my hair was changing in any way, so when I got it cut the other day I was slightly shocked the first time I dried it and could not straighten the top three inches of hair.

I now have wavy/ verging on curly hair. In related news, it is also darker. Weird.
I didn't know having a child would physically change my hair along with the rest of me. The hair I have grown since Bradley's birth is both darker and very wavy - see second pic.

I gladly embrace this change and am ready for something new. I have to use curly hair products to encourage the lower portion of my hair to curl. The upper portion has no trouble complying.

It is now short enough that Brad really has to try to hard to grab it. Mission accomplished. It is also easier to style now that all I have to do is partially dry it and put product in it. Maybe the next three months my hair will only be in a ponytail half the time.

I don't know about you, but I can clearly see a difference between the few new inches of hair and the old. It isn't shockingly curly in this pic, but it is darker.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Month 3

Heidi told me I needed to post more pics.
It isn't like I don't want to. It is that I find it hard to dedicate time to uploading, blogging and posting. But I'll try harder anyways. I know there are lots of family members out there who are eager for more frequent updates.

Well the third month has shown me that things do indeed get better. Not that they were bad before, but it amazes me how wonderful, how amazingly happy things are now. I love waking up to smiles, I love hour long naps, I love five hour stretches at night. I love wiggling, I love the kicking and the talking! Oh the talking!!!

Bradley will tell you a story almost as soon as he is awake. And then he tells me about how good his dreams were, and then he tells me about how good his breakfast/brunch/lunch/linner/dinner was, and then he will tell me how funny the monkeys are, and then he will tell me how cool the tv is, and then he will tell me that I'm not paying enough attention to him, and then he will tell me he is tired, and then he will tell me he is really really tired. And then he sleeps and we start over again. I can't believe that I could have so much fun doing this same thing over and over again, but I do.

We go to stores together, we go to Kyli's together, we go on walks and to church activities. He is so happy to go out and see new things. I love it. The biggest change for this month is his ability to be cool in all sorts of situations. Chillin in the carseat while I walk around the mall for a few hours, or chillin with me at the mother's group I go to sometimes. I can go to target nearly when ever I want. I don't really know what to do with all this new freedom!

I think Brian is enjoying this stage too. He can get Brad to smile and giggle just by looking at him. I'm sure it helps that Bradley knows a session of "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" is in his future every time he sees Dad. Brian has a talent for making him giggle.