Thursday, December 13, 2012

At nine months old

Weight: 20.22 lbs/56.83%
Height: 29.32 in/81.1%
Head: 18.89 in/98.78%

Pulls to stand.
Is starting to cruise.
Usually poos on the toilet.
Imitates some actions.
Loves sweet potato fries, beans, bread, pork chops, chicken, cheese, and cuties.
Chucks eggs off his tray almost always.
Eats meals or snacks 2-3 times a day.
Knows what "come here" means with the accompanying gesture, and "milk" with the sign too.
Prefers mom over everyone.
Loves nursing and does so about 6 times a day.
Sleeps in the cutest positions.
Wears 9 month clothing.
Gets mad when I take my camelbak away from him.
Pulls everything off of shelves.
Always reaches for my or Danny's phone.
Loves "playing guitar".
Has the sweetest giggle.
Has a bazillion bruises from his constant movement.

We are so excited for his first Christmas.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

thanksgiving 2012

this year we had thanksgiving in seattle with danny's family. we stayed with jess and jaron in a suburb of seattle with grandma and grandpa brown. it was wonderful. we drove up (13.5 hours each way!) with danny's little brother. thankfully i only had to drive about 2, maybe 3, hours of the whole trip. james did alright. he really dislikes the dark so there was some fussing as soon as the sun started setting. he also didn't like sleeping in new places, so we all returned home pretty tired. it was so fun to have james play with his grandma and grandpa, aunt, uncles, and only cousins. mama brown is a phenomenal cook, and it was nice to have her meals to eat. for thanksgiving she made rolls, cinnamon rolls, pumpkin pie, french silk pie, cheesecake, an apple/sweet potato dish, and i'm sure more things. so delicious! i sneaked james some french silk pie and he got mad when i stopped! he loved the turkey too. papa brown made a moist, moist turkey. we also spent one day downtown and went to pike place and a delicious place called ivar's for fish and chips. james got to eat some fresh clam chowder and he loved it. 

seattle is such a beautiful place. even though it is the rainy season, and it did rain almost every day, washington has such a diverse landscape. hills, lakes, bays, plains. very different from dallas, broken arrow, and utah!

i also saw several women nursing. i rarely see moms nurse here! i loved that too!

on our drive up there in his new convertible car seat!
 james also got his first fever on our trip. it got up to 102.5 but he kicked it in a day!
 grandma pushing mister around
 still a little under the weather
 eating clam chowder
 at the international fountain
 danny checking on the babe
 pike place
 hanging out
 drive home

by next thanksgiving, all of the brown siblings will be off missions and hopefully in one place! i'm really hoping we can all go to BA for christmas next year. lots of people!