Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Adorable Kiddos!

I was all smiles when my friend Stephanie sent me a text tonight saying that she used both Ryan and Grant's images for the back of her photography business cards. Guess they really are cute after all, huh! (Well, we always thought so anyway. Haha)

Love it!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Giving Pacis to the Paci Faerie?

So I heard this great idea about how to get rid of the pacifier from several of my experienced mom-friends.  Ok,  ok, so really, I thought the idea was kind of weird and didn't have any expectations of it working.

The premise is, there is a magical faerie who comes to take away the pacifiers and give them to babies who need them.  In return, she leaves a special surprise in the box where the pacifiers are left for her to take.

This would never work, right?

So, Grant decorated a special box with glitter paint and stickers.  He was told the story about the Paci Faerie, and was very interested in what surprise she was going to leave for him.  He put all his pacifiers in the box, and believe it or not, he went down for his nap that day without a pacifier and was totally fine!  He looked for a pacifier at the next couple of bedtimes, but the funny thing was, he wouldn't tell me what he was looking for.  ll in all, this actually worked.  Not once has he cried for his missing paci.

Oh, and the Paci Faerie left him a hot wheels Ferrari.  And just to show you how smart he is, he's been asking where Ryan's paci is, and as I've reported before, Ryan doesn't like them.  He asked me, "Mama, did the Paci Faerie bring Ryan a paci?"

Here are a few shots of him decorating his box.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

All Smiles!

We're finally getting cute little smiles out of Ryan.

And I got some pictures of Grant painting a dinosaur sun catcher. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


It's hard to see in this picture, but Grant got to go see his very first movie on the big screen - Planes!  For the most part, he stayed relatively engaged. We are pretty sure he liked it. 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

He smiles!!

9 weeks and 3 days old, this boy finally smiles!  He was giving Grant big silly grins.  He must love his big brother already!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Grant's Bluebonnet Pics!

Oops!  Uploading Ryan's pictures yesterday reminded me that I never posted the rest of the bluebonnet pictures that Grant had made back at the end of April.  Having two kids really takes a toll on my memory!

These are more from Stephanie at Dahlias and Daisies Designs.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Ryan's Newborn Photos

On June 14th, when Ryan was 9 days old, we had photos done in Stephanie's studio (  We finally got them!  I can't wait to print out a few of these precious pictures.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Two Months Old! Now, With Stats!

Ryan had his 2-month checkup on July 30th (a few days early).  He got his first set of immunizations, and was measured head to toe.  Here are his stats!

24.25" long - 94th percentile, he's already grown 2.5 inches!
12 pounds, 12 ounces - 83rd percentile
16" head circumference - 74th percentile

Ryan at two months old!

And for comparison, his brother Grant, at two months!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Balloon Obsession.

Grant went to a birthday party today for his friend Brady and brought home a balloon.

And has tortured us with it all day long. It has to go everywhere with him, including in the car. 

He really enjoyed the cake and ice cream.