Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A post about my boys!

I'm so far behind in posting! Cason turned 6 months old so long ago that I should just wait and post about him turning 7 months. Oh well! Here are his 6 month pictures......
With the monkey of course. (Jeremy happened to ask me what the monkey's name was. Um, the tag says "Mambo." He said that wasn't manly enough, so we're still searching for a monkey name.....any suggestions?)

And with the UT football!

Cassidee said she wanted her 6 month picture taken.....I didn't have the heart to tell her it was more like her 34 month picture, but whatever!

A few outtakes....
When I put the monkey by Cason he either:
puts him in a head-lock

or eats him! Poor monkey!

This is what happens when daddy tells Cassidee that she can't be in anymore pictures until she puts more clothes on.....she didn't like that answer.

And now, I'm onto another "post" that I'm behind on. Saturday was Jeremy's birthday. It wasn't a super significant birthday, unless you count his last birthday in his 20's significant. We had a great birthday weekend. We went to Galveston on Friday, spent most of the day there Saturday, went to Houston to see some of our FAVORITE PEOPLE on Saturday evening, and back home Saturday night. Of course your birthday isn't complete without a party. Sunday after church we had a yummy lunch with friends that included a birthday cake picked out by Cassidee! We even went to a Japanese Steakhouse for supper with our other FAVORITE FRIENDS! It was a fun weekend!!
So, Happy 29th Birthday Jeremy David Broom! I hope you had a great day!
( I felt the need to include an actual picture of Jeremy since the b-day post was about him, and this is the one I found first. Not the best picture, but I know that we were having fun when it was taken, so that's most important, right? )

Thursday, January 22, 2009

My poor little man!

Sometimes it's rough to be a little boy with a big sister.
I looked over at Cason in his bouncy seat yesterday and saw this:

What is on his head? Yes, they are panties. Cassidee's (clean) panties. She walks over as I'm trying to get them off of him and says, "No mommy, he's playing with them." I told her that he could play with one of his own toys. But she insisted that he wanted to play with her panties.

Poor kid!

And, he play with them for a few minutes before his daddy walked in and promptly took them away!

Cassidee took this picture. She told us later that she gave him the panties as a "funny joke." She has recently learned to tell jokes....her kind of jokes anyway, so this was just a "funny joke" that she was playing!
Once again, Poor Cason!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I can't believe she is big enough.....

Cassidee had her very first night of gymnastics on this past Monday. I don't know why that almost makes me tear up. She is just getting way too big, I guess. She'll be with the Tiny Tots until she turns 3 and then she'll be in Kidz Gym and I won't have to stay with her the whole time. I can just "drop her off." She was soo, sooo, soooooo proud to put on her "nim-nastics suit" at home and was anxious to go all day. She was all smiles and not nervous at all.
Here she is (not so) patiently waiting for her group to be called.

We are so lucky to be doing this with her sweet friends Camille and Olivia. Cass and Olivia are in the same group, so that is an added bonus. Cutie Camille does her gymnastics at the same time, so we got to watch her sometimes too.

Jumping on the trampoline---one of her favorite things!

Stretching in the music circle!

Playing in the block pit. Olivia is to Cassidee's left in the cute blue and green leo. Unknown boy in front of them! :) I think they liked this part. They got to swing on a rope and fall into this block pit!

Here is a video of Cass swinging on the rope. Her coach/teacher is Miss Jenn. And yes, she is pretty pregnant. I wonder how much longer she'll be our teacher??!!

Why do they have to grow up so fast? It's sad, but it's fun too!!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

A catch up of sorts....

I'm guessing I won't ever get the actual Christmas pictures on here. I didn't take a single pic on my camera---I let my sister take all of them on hers since she has a much better camera. I have a CD with the pictures on them......hmmm, when will I actually get them on my computer to post? Your guess is as good as mine. So, here are the pictures that were on my camera, but don't have super significance.....I just felt the need to update my blog!

Before Christmas we took the kids to see Santa at Cabelas. After they were dressed I told Cassidee I wanted to take her picture. This was not a "posed" pose. She turned around and did this. Do you think I'm dealing with a diva here???

Posing on the rocks while looking at the fish!

We had promised Cassidee a long, long, looooong time ago that if she would ever get potty trained we would buy her the Leap Frog Tag Reader system. She'd look at it every single time we went to Target and always asked for the "Diego book and magic pen." Simple rules: pee and poop in the potty and it's yours. SHE decided a few days before Christmas that she didn't want diapers anymore and was rewarded a few days later after having no accidents!

So, for those of you who have asked me how I did it.....
I didn't. She did.
After all the times of me trying to get her to wear panties and all that stuff, she just had to decide on her own that she really wanted to do it.
Just FYI for what worked for us! :)

Now, onto my little guy.
He loves food. He loves watching you eat food. He loves it when you give him food. We've had all the stage one veggies and most of the fruits. This kid will eat.
He also loves his cups. He chews on them alot since he is teething, but he's actually really good about holding it and drinking out of it.

My little chunk looking like a big kid in his chair!

See, loves his food. He'll grab the spoon if I'm not fast enough! :)

Who wouldn't want help from this little cutie?
She asked me last night if she could help me make supper.
She said, "Mommy, can I help you? See, I look cute in my Pony panties!"
Well, since you look cute then you can help!
I couldn't resist taking a picture of my little helper too, since she always poses like this now!

We had Cason's 6 month well check yesterday.
I'm sure I'm not supposed to, but I can't help but compare Cass and Cason to see how alike or different they are size wise.
Cassidee at 6 months:
17.6 pounds, 27 inches long
Cason at 6 months:
18.2 pounds, 27 1/2 inches long
Pretty close! :)

Thursday, January 08, 2009

This is a life saver!!!! You'll want one too!!!!

Thank you to good friend Amie for showing me one of the coolest websites out there right now!!!
Go HERE and you'll see what I'm talking about!

When I first began blogging I realized that the stories I was telling about our family and the pictures were posting were really just an extension of Cassidee's baby book and what I was writing in there for her. I began printing out the posts that I had done and after hundreds of sheets of paper and one big 2" binder full, I realized I've only actually printed up to when Cassidee was about 9 months old.....Yes, I'm behind. With no foreseen time in the future, I figured that nothing else would get printed.

I played around with this website for a little while and I now have one book ordered and am in the process of editing another. It's so great! You can delete posts, delete pictures, whatever you want almost. They have a picture limit, so I've broken my books down in roughly 6 month increments, but at only about $20 a book, it's not too bad. $40 a year for all my blogs that year isn't bad, right?

Check it out and let me know what you think.....if you have a better website that does this, let me know as well!!!