Friday, October 28, 2011

Jack O' Lanterns

Brennan drew the outlines on the pumpkins for me. The one on the right was done first. After carving out one huge eye I asked if he wanted me to even up the face and he said yes. For the second one though, I just carved as close to his original outlines as I could. :-)

Monday, October 24, 2011

6 Months

Last Wednesday our Little Hollyn turned 6 months, which means she's now on the downhill slope to 1. Ahhhh! I know it's very cliche to ask "where did the time go?" But seriously! It does NOT feel like half a year. She's been waaaaay too easy for us. I've been waiting for all that hard baby stuff to help drag time down a little. Doesn't look like it's gonna happen.

Hollyn is not anywhere close to sitting as far as I can tell. Not interested. If we try to make her, she straightens her body into a standing position. She LOVES the doorway bouncer though. I think she'd like the walker but it's buried so far into the outside closet it's unlikely to make an appearance before she outgrows it. Most of her awake time is spent wandering around on the floor. Hollyn now makes her way to every spot of ground that has an object, which will inevitably end up in her mouth. Yesterday we had some friends over immediately after Stake Conference and I hadn't finished the cleaning and tidying I'd intended to do. I walked inside and set Hollyn on the floor and got cookin' (literally and figuratively) and my friends could not believe that she was actually content that way. "She doesn't cry if you leave the room!" As far as I can recall, none of them did that, (excepting Brennan's stint at age 4 after getting "lost" from our campsite.) No, Hollyn is quite happy to crawl around chewing on dropped school papers investigating cluttered corners.

Reading the funnies

She's finally getting used to baby food. She used to fuss about it, but now she tolerates the experience.

Yep, we've still got the perfect baby. Oh, gotta go rescue a remote before it's slobbered to death!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I found this paper on the table this morning after Brennan had left for school. Awww. What a sweet kid. He'll make a great, sensitive Husband and Daddy some day, just as he is a brother and son already.

("Mom I hope you like this")

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Jealous, Ladies?

Basically everyone that I associate with who is married has a husband who is super amazing awesome. But, how many of them have done this?...

I'm a relatively frequent hairstyle changer, but I don't usually get Brian involved. Last Friday though I let HIM pick out the dye. He picked out a color he has mentioned in the past that I should try - a very dark brown. Like, a veeeeery dark brown. I dyed it that night and was torn all the next day. Although Brian loved it, to me it was basically raven black. I knew it would lighten over the next week or so, but I was still uncomfortable. The following day I was supposed to speak a bit in front of the Relief Society and I really didn't want to stand before them looking like a "goth". So, despite really liking it, Brian voluntarily went to the store at like 9pm Saturday night and picked out a highlighter kit. Then he spent several hours pulling my hair through a hundred little holes in the cap and doing the highlighting process. We finished around 2am. Yes ladies, my husband did my hair, and it was his idea, and he loved it. :-) (But shhh, don't tell his buddies)

Also, I love, love, love the finished product. My favorite color so far, ever! (And please forgive my unphotogenicness. It can't be helped. Also, the really dark color is more prominent in person. The camera seems to just pick up the highlights.)

This Girl is Going Places!