Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Santa and White Lights

A few weeks ago we went to the Broadmoor Hotel to see their Christmas lights. It was neat to stand in the dark and count down and have all of the lights turn on. This is very special to us because it is where Jeremy proposed, 6 years ago. It was such a special night, and being back there brought back many memories.

I forgot my camera so sorry for the lack of pictures, but my camera would not do this place justice anyway. These were taken with Jeremy's phone.
We also got to see santa while we were there. Brady was very happy to see him. He had been saying he only wanted cookies for Christmas, but he finally started asking for a truck. That is what he asked Santa for, and we hope he gets it! 

Monday, December 13, 2010

Marvelous Monday

Today I only have a suggestion for you. Listen to this.
It is very entertaining, and not boring at all I promise! Perfect for everyone, believers and non-believers alike. We can always grow and learn, and I love that!

You can support this organization and buy it here.

Or you can listen on youtube starting here. On youtube it is ten minutes at a time, so you can do it in short segments. But I enjoyed doing it all at one time, during a long afternoon naptime, while crocheting of course.

Listen! You will not regret it.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Decor

Brady loved setting up our Chrsitmas decor, and he was a great help this year.
 It makes us so happy to see him so excited.

 We also decorated a gingerbread house. It was fun, and he did well, but he did sneak some candies!  
Love Christmas!

My Truck

For a combo late birthday, early Christmas present, Brady got a truck from his Grandpa! It is more like a four wheeler, but Brady calls it his truck, so we call it his truck. He loves it!
One day when Jeremy was getting ready to leave for work, Brady said "Daddy, don't take my truck, you take your car to work." We just laughed, and Jeremy had to promise he would not take Brady's truck to work. I needed to move it in the garage one day, so I rode it, and it is very fun.

Here are a few videos of him riding.

Thanks Grandpa from Melissa Yeats on Vimeo.

Brady riding his truck from Melissa Yeats on Vimeo.

Brady riding his truck -part 2 from Melissa Yeats on Vimeo.
We can't wait until it is warmer and we can ride it all the time!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Boo at the Zoo

Instead of going trick or treating on Halloween we went to our awesome zoo. They pass out candy, and you get to see the animals at night. It wasn't too cold, and we had a really nice night.

Brady dressed up as a doctor, and everyone who saw him thought that he was too cute. I thought it was a so-so costume, but I guess with our super cute kid in it, it was awesome!
 Our favorite, feeding giraffes crackers.
Sad story: A few weeks ago one of the giraffes fell outside, and could not get up. They tried for hours to get her up, but she could not stand. They had to put her down, and it was very sad. :(
 Normally the Lions are lazy bums, but at night they go crazy, and we could see them pacing back and forth on the other side of the glass. So neat.
Brady kept yelling roar at them, but they never roared back.
 Mom and doctor with pumpkins. It was a very fun night.

Marvelous Monday

God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.
Ephesians 3:20 (Message)

Pumpkin Carving

This year was the first year we involved Brady in pumpkin carving. We used our pumpkins we got from the pumpkin patch. Brady had a blast, but he did not like the gooey seeds. Yes, we carve pumpkins in our pj tops and pull ups, well not all of us wear pull ups. We do not see the point of putting on clean clothes to get dirty. Moms, I know you know how I feel.

Scooping out the seeds
 He was so proud of his pumpkin

 Don't worry, it was a crazy warm day
 He loves his pumpkins!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Harvest Festival

Still catching up...

Every year our church has a Halloween alternative, with a big festival. Kids are encouraged to dress up, play games and win candy. I did not volunteer at a booth this year because I was still working, but next year I hope to work at a booth and play with all the kids I teach in Sunday School.

Nana, Jenn, Zack, and Chesley joined us and we had a fun time.

Kids on the big slide
 Shooting hoops at a booth
 Crazy Cousins
 Silly faces
 Shooting a ball at the booth
 2010 Fall pic
What a fun night!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Baby Update 6 months left!

Less than six months actually. I am a little late in posting about the baby, but that is okay!

I am 15 weeks and 3 days pregnant, which means we have about 24 weeks and 4 days until we meet our baby. According to my pregnancy app on my phone, the baby is about the size of a navel orange or, 4.5 inches, and 2 to 3 ounces. I have gained about 5 pounds now, but 3 of those pounds I put on in the last week. This has been the first week that I have not been "sick", but I still get nauseous and dizzy if I am even the slightest bit hungry.

The most exciting thing is that I can for sure feel the baby now! I thought maybe I could a few weeks ago but then not really. The past few days though, once I lay down at night, I think baby goes crazy. Tonight I layed down to snuggle and pray with Brady before he went to sleep, and baby was kicking up a storm. I guess you never forget that feeling. It is so amazing to feel something so small in you moving around.

I went to the doctor on Tuesday, and I was very happy/relieved. I was worried about my weight gain, and size. I thought that I should be bigger, and before Thanksgiving food binges occurred, I had barely gained 2 pounds. My doctor reassured me that everything is great and perfectly healthy. Not quite sure why my crazy pregnant brain wants to gain more weight than it should. I am just continuing to eat healthy and no longer going to worry. (I will gain it all when I go to Houston in a few weeks, and eat my weight in Mexican food!) The baby also had a strong heartbeat, which was 157-161 beats per minute. Love hearing that sound!

We have the big ultrasound in 5 weeks, on January 7th. This is the ultrasound that if we wanted to we could find out the sex. But we are still going to wait and let baby be a surprise. I can't wait to meet him or her!

1 month
 2 months
 3 months
 That first picture is so awkward (thanks Brady), and it looks like I am more pregnant then than I am today! The most recent picture was in a too big shirt, and you can see how tired I am! Oh well, just so excited to be progressing and we are that much closer to meeting our baby!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Air Show

Because I am still catching up on past blog posts, today I am going to post on the Air show we went to more than a few weeks ago.

Brady loves planes and helicopters, so he had a blast. When the super loud jets would fly by, I would cover his ears, and so even now sometimes he covers his ears when planes fly by.

For some reason Brady did not want to sit in the plane. The nice Air Force cadet even got in the plane with him, oh well!
We loved watching these planes twist and dive.
 Brady flying the helicopter 
 They also had big trucks that the kids could get in.
The firetruck with Dad
 A huge work truck even Dad had to check out, boys will be boys.
 Driving Mom on the bus, and we of course sang the wheels on the bus song.
 Driving a race car.
What a fun family thing to do, and perfect for a truck and plane loving little boy! 

Monday, November 29, 2010

Marvelous Monday

For the Lord your God will bless you as he has promised, and you will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. You will rule over many nations but none will rule over you. Deuteronomy 15:6

This was spoken of Israel, but it so applies to our nation today. I pray that our country and our leaders will turn back to God, and we will continue to be blessed. If we follow God then we will no longer have the worries we have now. Imagine what our country could be if it once again served God, and not ourselves.   

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Marvelous Monday

A day late...

But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57 (NLT)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Our Yearly Hike

Every fall since Brady was born we have gone on a hike at Mueller State Park to see the changing of the colors of the Aspen trees. It is so beautiful, and one of my favorite times of year.

This is the blog post from last year.

We had a blast, and especially enjoyed having Mom with us this year. It was a gorgeous day. Other than poor planning by me, and not bringing enough diapers, it would have been perfect. We had to cut our hike short and head to the nearest convenience store, but we still had a nice time.

 We love Colorado!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Shutterfly Cards

I have read on several blogs about how shutterfly is giving away 50 free Christmas cards to bloggers if you write a blog post about it. Ummm yeah, I will take free Christmas cards!

I love shutterfly! I have ordered quite a few photo books and calendars from shutterfly and I love them. They provide a great way to preserve memories, and they turn out so nice. All of the loved ones that I have given photobooks or calendars to have loved the sentimental gift. They have great service and with promo codes you can get some awesome deals.

I already have my cards all picked out, but there are so many beautiful options. Here is a sneak of our possible card this year. There is a possibility I may always change my mind. It is hard there are too many choices.
And here are some of the others I really love!
 How neat would these be with a wonderful message inside?
If you are interested in getting in on this deal, make sure you blog all about it, and get your free cards!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Apple Picking

While my mom was here, (in September, that how far behind I am on blogging) we went to an apple orchid. It was a gorgeous day and we had a blast. The first place we went to was nice, it had raspberries and pumpkins, but horrible apple trees. They were all picked, or bug eaten. We tried another orchard down the road, and it was beautiful. Brady loved picking apples, and I think it renewed his love for apples.

On the hay ride out to the fields
 Picking some raspberries with Grandma
 A great little berry picker
 One for my bucket, and 5 for me.
I had to ask them to charge extra because he could not stop eating them before they got weighed. Raspberries are by far his favorite fruit.
 Still eating
 Off to get a cart for our pumpkins
 We had a nice lunch, with lots of berries
 Pumpkins in the pumpkin patch. We got two lovely pumpkins
At the apple orchard, where we got delicious apples 
 Pulling the apple off the trees, he is so strong
 Mom made an amazing pie with the apples
 I have never met a two year old who will eat an apple, skin and all. He was eating 3 a day for awhile. We love them!