Monday, December 6, 2010

Santa Came Early!

I never thought that adding 1 more person to the family would cause there to be SO MUCH MORE LAUNDRY! But, it has. Brandon had the brilliant idea to get a frontloading washer and dryer for Christmas to help with this. Yay for great husbands!! I love my new washer and dryer! Here are my top 5 reasons why I love them so much.

1. They're pretty.
2. They work faster.
3. They have lots of cool buttons and settings.
4. They are going to save on water and electricity.
5. Brent can now do laundry. Look and see...

Loading the washer.

Moving the clothes over to the dryer.

I think I should sell these pics to whoever makes Kenmore appliances. It is a great selling feature that they leave out in their ads. :)

Happy 2 Months "Little Leigh"

Brandon calls Owen "Little Leigh" because he thinks he looks just like my mom. I told him he is going to have to quit calling him that as he gets older. I don't care who you are, no little boy wants to be known for looking like his grandmother.

Owen's looks have changed some, but for the most part he still favors my side of the family. His reflux is still pretty bad but we have gotten used to it and just do A LOT of laundry! He is a super gasy little man too. With the combination of those 2 things, he tends to be pretty moody. For the most part he is sleeping great at night, 6-7 hours straight through. His naps are okay. He would much rather be out in the living room watching what Brent and I are doing or being held:) He is grinning GREAT BIG now and I love it! I forgot how sweet it is when they first start smiling. I don't care if it's at 3 AM, it is the most adorable thing!

He just had his first shots today. Talk about breaking my heart! Some things just don't get easier the second time around. He weighs 11 lbs 4 oz (25-50%) and is 22 inches long (25%). It is so much fun watching him grow and seeing the differences/similarities in him and Brent. I love you and Happy 2 Months Baby Owen!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Goodbye Thanksgiving, Hello Christmas!

I can't believe it's that time of year again and our family is even bigger and better this Christmas! We have a tradition to put up the Christmas tree the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Well, that didn't happen because life happened. Actually, we had a dishwasher and dryer tear up within a week of each other so Brandon was playing "handy man". Well, after those problems were fixed, Brandon had to go out of town for 3 days for work so we just did it without him. Trust me, he does NOT mind! I remember last year Brent was just a little bit older than 1 and into EVERYTHING so I had to be real careful about breakable decor. I think (and hope) things will be a little different this year. He was so excited about putting up the tree, lights and ornaments and was a BIG help. He is pretty talented too. He managed to hang about 9 ornaments on one branch! I don't know if I could even do that. I thought it was so cute. I told myself I would move them once he went to bed but it makes me smile every time I look at the tree so I might just leave it like this for a little while. Atleast until Daddy gets home.