Tuesday, April 27, 2010

All About Brynn!

April 22, 2010

Our little girl is officially a year old! We had her year check-up on Monday and she is healthy and growing. Brynn was a trooper and had shots and blood drawn for this check-up, so thank goodness for daddy--mommy can handle shots now, but holding her down to get blood drawn is not for me! Our Dr. recommends it to be done, so it is done and over with now and we can enjoy all the joy and fun she has brought to our lives!

Height=29 inches long, 50th percentile
Weight=20 lbs, 7 oz, 40th percentile

Teeth--she now has 6 teeth--4 on top and 2 on bottom

Brynn is eating all people food and has been for about 2 months now. She is just like her brother and loves anything with noodles, but also enjoys grilled cheese, pizza, pancakes, and green beans. Also like her brother, she is not too into fruit--Caden eats apples and applesauce and right now, Brynn will eat applesauce and some fruit yogurt--what weird kiddos! I keep trying different types of fruit with her and she spits it right back out, so we will see!

Just in the last week, Brynn has started letting go of items and taking steps by herself--I think we are up to about 6 steps, so getting closer, but still prefers crawling. Brynn goes to sleep around 8:00 and sleeps til about 6:30ish. We are still doing one night bottle, but the rest of the day she is using a sippy cup--she also transitioned to whole milk great!

Brynn's favorite words are still da-da and daddy--she will say ma-ma, but daddy is differently the pick of the day. She also says Kee--for kitty, and Ut-Ohh--is another favorite especially when it involves dropping her sippy cup or other toys on the floor. Brynn is also a pro at clapping and letting us know when she is done eating! She does her best to stay right up with her big brother and loves to do whatever he is doing--most the time he handles that ok. She loves swinging in her swing outside and we go for stroller rides almost every night--she pulls herself right to the front of the stroller and takes in all of the sights!

Most days she is a happy and loveable little girl and we are so blessed to have her in our lives!

A year ago she was born!

And now she is one...

We took brownies to daycare for her treats!

Her birthday breakfast--pancake or french toast stick--one or the other!

A stroller from Mommy and Daddy for her baby.

Layne and I with the birthday girl!

Birthday dinner--Chicken Lo Mein Noodles--and brownies!

Stuffing the brownie in!

And the final bear picture of the year!
Too cute!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Birthday Parties--present time!

Cake time is over, so on to the presents! Both kids got spoiled rotten--I think Brynn enjoyed present time even more than Caden did! Caden likes to open about 3-4 presents and then he wants to play with his new toys and be done! We had to do some sweet talking to get him to finish, but he finally did and then was turned loose to play. Thank you everyone for loving and spoiling our kids--we have enjoyed exploring all the new items this week and Caden has had fun taking a few new toys to Valerie's this week to show-off.

Brynn is ready to get started!

Aunt Kristi helping Caden.

Conner is going to town with his tall present!

Look Isak--new cars!

A baby doll--thank you Uncle Brad and Aunt Lindsey!

Beef Jerky from Grandma Parry--and yes, Caden, you have to share with Daddy

Caden needed a lot of help opening this present--thank you Carter and Allen Family!

My new Nike hat from Aunt Nell and Uncle Jake--it is reversible even!

More truck fun from Mommy and Daddy.

New boots to help Grandpa Parry at the farm.

Greyson is ready to dive in.

An animal sound toy from Grandma and Grandpa Haymond.

A princess ride and push toy from Mommy and Daddy!

Caden is using his new power drill from Aunt Kristi to fix McQueen--Parry men--you should be proud!

Conner was so nice to push Brynn around and around--on Greyson's new ride toy!

The following pictures are the adult celebration that the party was over--Aunt Clarice decided a balloon popping race was in need--she had not done a race like this since 3rd grade--she was pretty excited and the rest of us also got into the spirit! Clarice--you were so fast and good that I missed your pictures, but hope you enjoy the fun and expressions on the ones I did capture! Maybe we can have balloon races at the next Parry Party!

Adriane's turn!

Grandpa Parry had no problem!

Way to join in the fun Great Grandma!

And Aunt Kristi finished it off--enough said!

We are so blessed to have two beautiful, healthy, happy--and yes ornery children in our lives! Thank you to everyone who came and celebrated with us--or was there in spirit--you made many lasting memories for our kids--and their parents. We had a wonderful time!
A special thank you to the grandma's--for making and bringing some yummy food--and also to Aunt Kristi--for spending many days with us--helping to entertain kids, blow up balloons, and taking Caden to his very first circus! I don't have any pictures, but Caden and Kristi took in the Isis Shrine Circus Saturday morning and had a great time--Caden loved seeing the animals and he also talked Kristi into buying him a sword that lit up green--what more could a boy want!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Birthday Parties--cake time!

"B" is for birthdays and was it ever the party on Saturday! Brynn, Caden, Conner, and Greyson--all cousins--had one big bash on Saturday. From balloons, to 4 cakes, to toys from one end of the church to the other, to lots of friends and family--a fun time was had by all. And as Mindy reminded me, as mom and I were looking at the toys, kids, and balloons scattered all over the church--it was not my house getting crazy and messy! We decided to host the event at our church fellowship hall--plenty of room, playground outside, and it is free. Let the fun begin! A big thank you to Aunt Mindy for taking many pictures for me--you do an amazing job of capturing every moment--which is why my blog will be two parts! Enjoy part 1---cake time!

Caden's invitation that Layne did--cheesy grin and all--it is what it is!

Brynn's invitation--also done by Layne--thanks honey!

Caden's cars and trucks birthday cake--done by Layne!

Brynn's sun cake/cupcakes--done by Layne--he is a handy guy to have around!

Tables are ready--and lots of presents.

Jess's mom ordered McQueen and Mater for the party--they were a huge hit with all the kids!

Caden's turn.

Conner's McQueen cookie cake.

Our friends and family helping us celebrate!

The big 1!

Giving the cupcake a whirl.

Such a happy girl!

A little bit messy--but she was a lot like Caden, at one, and was not too interested in eating it--oh well!
Greyson on the other hand dove into his dirtcake full force!
Serving all the cakes and icecream.

Our son eating jelly beans--again--jelly beans and cupcakes were his supper that night--and no he did not get sick--I guess you only turn 3 once!

Some the of kiddos playing with the toys.

Brynn in her pretty skirt and her famous crawl--bum in the air!
She has started taking a few steps--so getting closer!

The boy table--Caden, Carter, and Isak.

Chowing down...

and very pleased with himself!

Some family enjoying the yummy treats!

Stay tuned for all the present fun!