Thursday, January 29, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
He is such a little ham. He was laughing so hard at silly faces.
His new trick! He started pulling up a few days ago, and now everytime he wakes up morning or naptime he immediately stands up. He is way faster on this then any of our other kiddos were.
He can also get on all 4s now. He does still army crawl, but he is super close to regular crawling now.
Peek-a-boo! His favorite game by far. I am a sucker for those eyes!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
The boys' pjs came from the M&M World Store in Las Vegas. They are hard to see, but they are solid colored with a M&M on the front. They didn't have any just like them in Brennan's size, so he got a slightly different striped set. I think they are a cute souvenir from our trip, and the boys have been wearing those almost every night...my washer is getting tired of seeing them. haha
Brandt opening a huge Lego set. He LOVES Legos, they are by far his favorite thing. He is unbelievable at them as well. This set has 434 pieces and is for 7-14 year olds. He completed it by himself in less than 2 hours. He very carefully follows the directions, and counts each lego to make sure it is exactly the right one. We also gave him a remote control transformer, and a Star Wars Transformer with Hans Solo and Chewy (his favorite character).
After we finished opening presents, we drove the hour to my parents' house. My 2 younger sisters, my brother, brother-in-law, grandmother, 2 nephews, and 1 niece were also there.
After my parents' house we all drove the 20 minutes over to my aunt & uncle's house. A lot of my extended family was there, and I love getting to spend time with them. We do a mens and ladies gift exchange there since we never know how many or who all is going to show up. It is always fun to see what gets brought.
I am little sad Christmas is over, it is by far my favorite time of the year. A time for celebrating our Lord Jesus Christ, and spending wonderful time with family and friends. Dustin and I both have off 2 weeks every year around Christmas time, and I always look forward to it...it is the best 2 weeks.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
This is a picture of us from last Thanksgiving when she was here. I was pregnant with Brennan and feeling pretty yucky, I was still having some major problems with my back and not looking so hot. lol
I LOVE his eyes in the picture. How come the boys always get the longest lashes? When he is just sitting and relaxing, his eyelashes actually touch his eyebrows.
I am so thankful we made this trip, and I will treasure the memories we made in my heart. Hopefully, she will continue to do well as her 80th birthday is in May and I would love to make another trip with all the boys.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Dustin took this picture from the plane. I loved that the mountains are in the background everywhere, something we miss here in Texas.
By far the highlight of the trip was playing slots. It was a lot of fun. This was our biggest win, triple 7s across and we won 1620...too bad it was nickels. It was still over $81 on $.15, not too bad. Overall, we netted $215 over what we spent on slots. We were to cheap to do quarter or dollar slots, because it is amazing how fast you can pull that lever. lol We went to the top of the Stratosphere, and it was pretty neat to look over all of Vegas at night with all the pretty lights. We saw 2 different shows., and really enjoyed them. We wouldn't mind going back in the future, there was lots of things we didn't get a chance to see.
When we got to the airport to come home, we were suppose to leave Vegas at 7:25 pm (9:25 central) and land in Houston at 12:30 am central time. My sweet sis was suppose to pick us up at the airport and we were going to crash at her house (she lives about 20 min from the airport). The hotel told us to leave 2 hours before the flight to get there and get through security. Well we must have timed it perfectly because we were at the airport and through security within 30 minutes of leaving the hotel. So we were already going to be waiting over 1 1/2 hours for our flight. Evidently, there was a snow storm in Chicago and it was causing havic at all of the airports. Our flight was delayed for almost 2 hours, and I was just so happy we had planned to come home on the 23rd and not the 24th. We finally landed in Houston and got to my sister's around 3:30 in the morning. We were exhausted, but so thankful for my sis that woke up to come pick us up in the middle of the night.