Sunday, June 28, 2009

My Little Fish

I am so proud to say Brandon finally swam a little ways by himself today! We have been working on kicking and blowing bubbles in the water. We had a major coup a month or so ago when he would wear goggles and consequently put his face under water and blow bubbles. Then this weekend I worked on floating with him in the kid pool. The kid pool is only a foot deep and it was the perfect place for him to feel safe, like he could just drop his legs and stand, and work on relaxing on his belly. So when we moved to the big pool and he watched another girl about his age floating on her belly, kicking her legs to her father and blowing bubbles, well it must have clicked because he was able to do it. He started to swim to me off of a platform in the middle of the pool and I slowly started backing up. He swam as far as he could with the big breath he took. Once he had to pick his head up to breathe though his butt dropped and he needed me to grab him. I was so excited I actually jumped up and down in the water with him. He did it several more times with me and also with Daddy.

To celebrate we took him to Toys R Us and bought him a little car as a reward for working on his fear of floating/swimming alone.

I can't wait to get back in the water with him next weekend!


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Last Day of Pre-School

Brandon started pre-school three months ago when I went back to work full time. He was only going two mornings a week. I picked him up at lunch time and brought him home to nap. Today was his last day. I can not say enough how wonderful the pre-school program is at the local JCA here. Ms. Jessica & Ms. Mary Carmen were incredibly wonderful to my little Bug. He will miss them (as will I!) and the rest of his Grasshopper class. Rumor has it that his teachers may move up to the Teddy Bear level next year and I know Bran would just love it if he got to work with them again.


Saturday, May 23, 2009

Plus and Minus

The past few weeks Brandon has really gotten the hang of adding and subtracting. We talk at meal time about how many bites of food are left and about two weeks ago he looked at us and said "3 take away 1 is 2!" He gets this for all numbers 10 and under. Two days ago he started to get the adding. He looked at his plate of food and said "5 pancake bites and 2 banana bites is 7 more bites of food!"


Thursday, April 30, 2009

Other Fun Things for April

Brandon "discovered himself" this month. One morning while I was out running errands Daddy found Brandon standing on our sofa with his pants around his knees proclaiming "Daddy! My penis got bigger! It got real big." I nearly died when I heard this story. I'm not ready for this yet!

Brandon also broke the bathroom sink stopper on April 17th which resulted in a long weekend of house projects because the broken stopper led to me wanting to replace the faucet and the sink, which resulted in a broke pipe in the wall, which resulted in no water for a weekend... oh just go read about it here... and here.

In other cuteness:

Here is my Daddy's boy playing Peggle on the xbox not needing the keypad or headset but wearing them just because he could.


Brandon got to make home-made pretzels with Grandma Jan one morning. They were really good too!


Here's our man enjoying his visit with Aunt "Grandma" Janice.

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Monday, April 27, 2009

River Taxi

On the last night of our visit with Aunt "Grandma" Janice we headed out to the Landing in downtown Jacksonville. It was especially fun for Brandon as it was his first real boat ride when we took the river taxi to the restaurant. Despite the wind, a potty accident and it generally being too cool for what I dressed the boys in, it was a great evening.


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Saturday, April 25, 2009

My Beach Bum

I think we could go to the beach every day and Brandon would be happy. He just loves it there. And that's all there really is to say about that.




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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Sunday

We had so much fun this year hiding the plastic eggs for the boys to find. We each took half and the best part was when I'd go to "hide" one and find that Joby had already hidden one in the same spot. He found the same thing out for ones I already placed. I can't wait until next year when we can start making them harder to find. Anyways Brandon thought the egg hunt was the best.


But the kid who didn't fall for the "clear egg" the night before had trouble finding the bright orange egg in the bush right in front of him.


The rest was just pure delight and makes me so incredibly happy.


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