So our friends Leisly and JP have a little girl named Melanie. She is ten months old and they are considered cousins. About two weeks ago I had Melanie for a few hours. Lets just say, the pictures speak for themselves. (And yes, this was before the haircut). She is so infatuated with the fact that he can do 'all this cool stuff' like walking and climbing. And he likes how she just sits and watches. He tries to make her laugh- its cute. When it came to sharing, Brayden couldn't be happier to take EVERYTHING away from her. I had to keep telling him, "no-no, this is for Melanie" but the bad thing with that was- he would take the toys away from her in such a way that, it didn't make her cry, it made her laugh... so he kept doing it -just to hear her giggles i guess.
She had a fascination with his forehead.
He kept trying to play 'peek-a-boo' with her, but every time he covered his eyes she attacked him.
She was saying something in the language only babies understand.
This is her favorite toy at our house, I think its because it spoke to her in Spanish. Brayden didn't like sharing this one.
Everything he touched she had to touch too!
This is when he decided that her toys were cooler.
He loved how she kept following him. I think she just wanted her toy back.
ugh, my child, i swear! guess what he learned yesterday..... how to climb out of his crib.... what did he do the third time he did it, you say? fell on the butt that is still healing from a diaper rash!!!................
what other unique quality did he learn this week? how to pinch! rrrr!
what is his favorite pass time today? banging his head on things.
can i get him to stop? no!
do i think its funny or safe? no!
does he? yes!
did i let him go crazy with the jello on sunday? yes!
did i think it'd be a fun outlet for us? yes!
did mommy eat it crazy, too? yes!
did it dye brayden's skin a reddish/orange rainbow color on his stomach, lips and cheeks? yes!
is the color still there? yes!
did it dye mommy's skin? no, of course it would only happen to brayden. ugh!
did brayden put his favorite hot wheels car in his poop during a diaper change? yes!
did it have to be his FAVORITE hot wheels car? yes!
could mommy throw it away with out tears and tantrums? no!
could she find a identical car for a replacement? no!
did she put it in the dishwasher a few times and still thinks it isn't clean enough? yes!
is brayden pooping a lot lately? yes
does it make his but red? yes!
do lots of poop+sensitive skin=rash give her a headache? yes!
could the doctor see him today for his bootie rash? no! double rrrrr!
is mommy sick of his poor butt looking that way? yes!
does it make mommy feel sad? yes!
does she want to cry? yes!
does she want a day of peace? yes!
does she want to quit her job and just sit in silence on tuesdays and thursdays and paint her toes? yes!
will she get utterly bored and miss my patients that are always rude? probably!
would she miss wendy and jessica if she left? most definitely!
would it be worth leaving? ugh, no...
does she get to go home for christmas? no!
does she think her boss should let everyone off that week, and give them a huge bonus for all their hard work through out the year, plus paid vacation for jess and wendy? yes!
would he ever do that? no!
is he cheap? yes!
what do we call his wife? anna!
whats her real name? heidi!
is it rude to call someone by the wrong name? .....if only you knew
do i feel guilty now? yes!
do i over analyze things? yes!
when was the last time i cried? two days ago, poor jennifer hudson ;(
does the whole story make me want to hold brayden all day? yes!
what is annoying me right now? vote yes/no for prop 8! and i'm not even a californian.
who deserves a 1000 hugs? my lovey christie!
who deserves a 1000 kisses? ruthie pie!... and i know just the guy to give 'em too! his name is edward.
who deserves a 1000 dollars? megan, that way she can visit me. (me, selfish?-no)
who deserves a 1000 date nights? shannon, and i'm fully prepared to offer my baby-sitting services.
who deserves a 1000 massages? krystal, she has to watch brayden for 2 full days!
who deserves a 1000 prayers? everyone! especially jennifer hudson.
who deserves a 1000 free eye exams? children in africa.
who deserves a 1000 minutes of sleep? ME!
should i dye my hair brown? i think i might.
should i stop obsessing over the twilight movie/books? NEVER!
do i want troy to pick up some traits from edward? hmmmm....edward....
is edward a fictional character from twilight? unfortunately yes. he is.
do i wish i could put my cold feet on troy at night so he can warm them up? if only i were so lucky.
how long has troy been gone? 53 days. 53 long days.
do we miss him? extremely so.
does he miss us? well i'll quote a text he wrote: i love you more than the earth needs the sun.
did i save it permanently to my phone? yes.
do i read it constantly? yes. hehe i know i'm a loser.
did troy almost get his arm cut off last week? yes!!! ugh!!! scary!!
how did he do that? a stupid roll up door fell with his arm inside.
does he have a bruise? many of them, from his hand to his elbow.
who's fault was it? well i don't think its polite to say names.... troy.
am i sick of watching 'lilo and stitch' every night? actually, not really... its fun to watch brayden so into it. repeatedly..... or i just tell myself that.
how did i get brayden to stop biting? i sniffed him like a dog each time he wanted to.
does he think its funny? yes.
would he rather sniff someone than bite them? i proudly say YES!
why? because he thinks its hilarious.
do i think its weird? well, have a kid that bites vs. sniffs -then you can pick your battle.
has other bad habits been that easy to replace? no!
does he like to be naughty on purpose? yes!
does he get pleasure from it and smiles when he's in trouble? of course, he's a mini troy.
do i want twins? yes.
am i insane? obviously!
who would ever want two at once? me, duh.
why? because i'm stupid and like punishment apparently.
is this whole blog entry retarded? probably.
do my readers think i've lost my mind? yes. but most our moms, they'll understand.
do i think cars should run on water? yes.
why haven't they invented that yet? because they're dumb.
do i think our cars should be like the jetson's flying cars? yes.
do i think they should go 100 miles a minute? mmm hmmm.
why? because i'm all about saving time, not wasting it.
what am i willing to waste time over? kissing.
why? because i like it and it burns calories.
does it burn calories enough to even count? not really.
so why even mention it? because its a fact.
am i tired? yes, now would be a good time for me to shut up.
is it late? yes.
will i be able to sleep well, while thinking about brayden being capable of climbing out of his crib? NOOOOOOOO!
I finally finished it! It took me about a month to finish all 4 books, and 12 chapters of Midnight Sun (Edwards version of Twilight that isn't released yet--you can find the chapters on author Stephenie Meyer's website at www.stepheniemeyer.com). I must say I love it!! I always hated vampires and sci-fi stuff, but these books make 'real-life' seem very boring! Ugh! I love them! Read it, you won't be disappointed. And for those of you who have been living under a rock, Twilight, the first book, is coming out as a major motion picture on November 21. Ruthie and I are going to see it as soon as she gets back. :)
So today was the big day, Brayden finally got his hair cut! We went to Cool Cuts 4 Kids, and they did a great job. The lady who cut his hair was soooooo sweet! When we got there, they had a car for him to sit in and a TV for him to watch. It was a lot better than I thought it would be. He really liked the stylist, and didn't mind that she sprayed water on his head. I think he had a crush... hehe.
Troy and I got married December 27, 2002. A little more than 4 1/2 years later, we welcomed little Brayden on May 30, 2007 and Jackson on June 18, 2010. Currently we are living in Las Vegas and burning under the hot sun! But with all that we have, and endless bottles of sunscreen, we are very blessed. Life really couldn't get that much better!