Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A warm day in December

We took advantage of probably the last warm day of the year/winter today. We played outside most of the day and Brennan was thrilled! We played with the kitties and put up a basketball hoop that Brennan was pretty excited about :) We had some grass seed planted a few weeks ago and have seen some grass popping up already-that, sadly enough, is exciting for Casey and I :) Casey is laid off and although it is not the most ideal thing right now-we are enjoying our time together.

Brennan has never sang the entire alphabet so I assumed he didn't know it-out of the blue the other day he sang the entire thing. He knows all of the letters so I was a little surprised that he didn't know the ABC's, but more shocked when he belted them out of no where. It really is amazing how much kids learn at this age and so fun teaching them!

We are so excited about Christmas with Brennan this year. We went to the Belleville Santa Claus Parade-the weather was gorgeous and we all had a really good time (Blue tongue picture :). We have had fun getting some decorations out, but have not gotten our tree yet. I can already tell it is going to be a challenge getting him on Santa's lap. I'm afraid there will be no Santa picture this year :/ We will see.
Hope everyone is doing well!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Brennan and his friends dressed in a Wizard of Oz theme for Halloween! They were too cute!! I posted some pictures. Brennan was a scarecrow, his friend Brody was Tin Man, Bella was Dorothy and Clara was the Lion.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009


I got some good fall shots of Bren recently with the beautiful weather we had. We rarely get pictures done as I can usually get some decent ones myself. He is the most cooperative 2 year old I have ever seen when it comes to getting pictures taken. Must have been the camera in his face since he was born :) We also went pumpkin picking-love those pictures! Next up-Halloween. Anyway, here they are.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I am not really looking forward to the cold weather, but I am excited about decorating for Halloween and picking pumpkins with Brennan. He already has some pumpkin lights in his room and we bought our first (small) pumpkin yesterday, but now we will get out the big stuff. Hopefully he isn't scared of some of it :)

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Brennan and I have been having so much fun playing out and about lately. We went to the zoo with my friend and her little boy, Carter for his 2nd birthday-the boys had a blast! We started going to World Class Gym again this year. It really is the perfect place for him to run around and play. They have a giant trampoline that he runs down with a huge smile on his face :) We have been playing with his puppets and puppet theatre here and he LOVES it! Well, Tuesday we are starting story time at Belleville Library and I have heard such wonderful things about their stories and puppet shows-I can't wait! We also go to music class on Wednesday evenings-the drums are his favorite. So with all of that and various play dates we attend, our week fills up pretty fast! I posted a few recent pictures.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Proud of my Preemie!

I am so proud of how far Brennan has come in the last 2 years. Brennan has always been small for his age and behind developmentally. It was hard for me, as a mother, at times to see him behind in things he should have been doing for his age. The doctors always told me he would catch up at age 2, but I still felt like I should be doing more for him to catch up to where he should have been. I now feel a sense of accomplishment knowing he is caught up and possibly ahead of where he should be. He can count to 10 on his own, he knows all of his colors and he is talking in sentences most times. I have always been proud of Brennan after overcoming all of his challenges. Being born 11 weeks early is not an easy task, but Brennan has always been a fighter and we are so lucky to have him. We learn something new from him every day and enjoy every moment we have with him.

Last night we went to visit someone in the hospital at St E's and decided to take a trip up to the NICU for a visit (which probably prompted this post). Brennan's favorite night nurse was not there so we didn't stay long, but so many feelings and thoughts came back in that short amount of time-I had the same heaviness on my heart that I did back then. He was with me, but completely clueless that he had lived there for 6 weeks of his life. I posted some new recent pictures of Brennan.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Little Peaches

How does a month go by and I don't post?! Things have been so crazy...mostly house building! It will hopefully be finished in another month....hopefully :) Brennan had his last NICU appt and he has graduated! He is absolutely perfect, which we already knew :) Every single day Casey and I both realize how incredibly lucky we are to have him, for so many reasons. We are really having a great time hearing him talk more and more. I love the way he talks, the things he says and the fact that every day he has something new to say.
Brennan went peach picking with his friends, Brody and Bella (and Bella's little sis Olivia). They had a GREAT time and of course we got some really sweet shots. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Birthday Fun!

Brennan turned 2 today! We had a very fun filled day. We started with birthday pancakes :) Then we went to the zoo, which is always a great time. We went into the Children's Zoo for the first time, Brennan loved the water sprinklers. He just could not get enough! He took a great nap when we got home so he was ready for more play. We went swimming (the first time this summer!), he absolutely LOVES water so he had a blast! We had pizza (or peezee as Brennan says) for dinner and that is his favorite. We played outside a little with his new birthday toys and nothing tops off a 2nd birthday better then an ice cream cone:) Then we visited grandma and grandpa. It was very busy and alot of fun! His party is Saturday so even more good times to come. I posted a few of my favorite pictures from today. Enjoy :)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Big Boy

Brennan got a big boy bike for his birthday-a little early. He loves it! He is talking so much.. Every week his vocabulary grows and he pronunciates better. He is just such a blast! The house is coming along nicely. I am thinking we will be done in no time at all-at least I hope so :0) I posted a couple of new pictures of Brennan, enjoy!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I can't believe it has been a month since I posted last...actually I can, time is flying by. We have been super busy building our house and Brennan has been stuck right in the middle of doing all of the running! He has been very patient with it all though. We should be finished in less than 3 months so lets hope it flies by like the last month has. I posted some pictures of Brennan from tonight. He is such a pleasure to spend the days with. My baby is turning into a big boy though **tear** Enjoy the pictures :)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Baby Chicks

Brennan and I went to Eckert's for some Easter fun today. Brennan loves giving everything and everyone kisses so it was no suprise that he wanted to kiss the chicks...and mommy :) Enjoy the pics

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Fun Packing!

Not really, but my little bundle of sweetness makes most anything fun :) The next week is going to be pretty crazy so thought I would post these photos I got of him today.

Monday, March 9, 2009

♥ Little Sweeties! ♥

Had to post some more pictures of these cuties! It took me a while to get these uploaded, but here they are. Note, Brennan's newest and cutest friend, Clara. She is quite the doll! Brennan has a special bond with her as they were both preemies. See how he loves on her, too sweet! ♥