Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Kayla turned 6 years old!

Kayla turned 6 years old on December 9th 2017.  It was a Saturday so we had a small party for her with some of her good friends.  We had pizza and cupcakes at our house then we took the girls to the movies by our house and they saw the movie "The Star".  She had a great birthday!  I can't believe she is 6 years old already.  Why do kids have to grow up so fast!!?? 

At 6 years old she liked:
- My little pony
- Monster High dolls
- Barbie
- Watching movies
- Playing with friends.  She loved going to play dates
- Ballet
- Painting her fingernails
- Spending time with her cousins that live 10 minutes away

Pictures from her party:

Kayla's 6 year old photos:

Monday, May 14, 2018

Snow days in Texas

Again I am trying to play catch up.  I really do want to keep up with this blog but it seems that I am busier than usual and have so much on my plate.  I will keep updating the best I can. So I am going back to where I left off.  I had started this post awhile ago and thought I would finish it.  Back in December 2017 right before Kayla's birthday we got snow here in Houston!  It wasn't a lot of snow at all, but it was snow none the less.  Snow in Houston doesn't happen often.  It seems to happen every 8 years or so.   Then in January 2018 we had a couple of days that were icy and had some very light snow.  Crazy winter weather for us this past winter.  So here are a couple of pictures of our snow days this past winter. 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

New family pictures

We had new family pictures taken in November 2017.  A friend in our church took them for us.  He did a great job!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Brandon at 23 months old

Brandon turned 23 months on November 14th.  In November he made good progress physically.  His physical therapist worked more with him using the walker.  He started taking some steps on his own while in the walker.  Also during November he started talking a lot more.  He added more words to his vocabulary.  He was only still saying single words in November.
Brandon has been a social boy even at a young age, but around October/November he increased his social skills.  While we would be out at stores shopping, he would say Hi and bye to almost everyone he saw.  He will say hi to anyone.  Even if he has never seen the person before.  He makes people smile.   He is just so cute.

For his 23 month photos, I snapped a few of him after we finished our family pictures.  So here he is at 23 months.

Back in May 2017 I finally finished decorating Brandon's sports theme room.  I took pictures of his room in November 2017, so I will add those pics here.  I really enjoyed decorating his room.  A change since we have 3 girls.  His room was Kayla's room but when he was born we moved Kayla to the bigger guest room.  His room is the smallest of all the bedrooms so it is packed!  We have a full size bed in his room for him to transition to when he out grows the crib.  The bed takes up so much room, but I was able to pack in a lot of stuff in his room despite the size and extra bed.  We use the bed to change him.  So it works!

So I got a comment regarding a question of why I decorated his room in sports theme when Brandon won't be able to play sports.  Here is my answer:  You DON'T have to participate in sports to like sports.  I have always wanted to decorate a boys room in sports theme because my husband loves sports.  We finally had Brandon and so my dream came true.  He may not be able to play sports but we don't know that yet.  There are sports like golf that he probably can play later in life.   A lot of people like sports but don't play sports.  Nothing wrong with decorating a kids room in sports theme.  Its a boy room so I decorated it in a boy theme.  I will let Brandon decorate his room however he likes when he is older and has an opinion about it. 

I made the birth stats plague for Brandon.  Love how it turned out.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Halloween 2017

Its weird to be writing about Halloween in January but I want to include these pics because my kids looked so cute in their costumes.  We enjoyed the Halloween season by going to a pumpkin patch and then to our church trunk or treat.  Kayla also participated in her Kindergarten character parade (last picture below).

Pictures from the pumpkin patch:

Pictures from our church trunk or treat:

The picture below is Kayla at her Kindergarten character parade.  She was the character from the book A Rainbow of my Own.  She wore her rainbow dress (Halloween costume in above pics) and red rain boots.  She was suppose to wear a yellow rain hat but she didn't want to.  You can tell in the picture she was being shy during the parade.  Little stinker!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Brandon at 22 months old

I will have to catch up at this point with all my posts.  I am so behind but will continue this blog as best as I can.  So the next post where I left off was Brandon turning 22 months old on October 14th.  Since it has been such a long time since then, I don't remember  all the new little things he was doing.  I wish I would have kept up with that.  I want to remember all the progress and new things he was doing.  Well all I can remember was that he was continuing to make progress physically.  He was working to pull up to stand and making strides on learning to take steps in his walker.  He was still needing a lot of assistance to initiate taking a step.

As for talking he was saying more new words, I just don't remember what new words he learned.

On October 14th, he weighed 24 pounds

October is spina bifida month and on the 25th it was spina bifida and hydrocephalus day.  I did a photo shoot of Brandon wearing a Superman costume (his Halloween costume) since he is my "super baby".  I did a photo shoot back in October 2016 of Brandon wearing a superman cape for spina bifida month. Here are the October 2017 month pictures.  I will be doing a superman photo shoot with Brandon for Spina Bifida month every October.

Standing briefly on his own
Super Baby!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Grandparents day lunch with Kayla

Kayla's school hosted a Grandparents day luncheon on September 22nd. This luncheon was suppose to have happened on September 8th, but due to school starting late on September 7th, the luncheon was held on September 22nd.   Kayla was so excited to have her Grandparents (my parents) there with her.  Her other grandparents couldn't come due to being out of town.