Saturday, November 15, 2014

How is it November already?

And how is this guy 21 months old already? I mean, it will soon be Thanksgiving, then Christmas and soon after he'll be two!

He's talking more, but still prefers nouns to verbs. And most days you'll find him pushing around a dump truck.

Last weekend we took Bryson to Aviation Day at the airport. He had a great time sitting in the helicopters and looking at the airplanes. I was on assignment for the paper so Scott and Bryson walked around while I worked.

And of course, we can't forget Halloween....
our little B-Boy
I got the jacket at the kids consignment store, and we had the hat. So I told Scott to go buy him a chain. Pretty classic costume if you ask me. We walked around the block trick-or-treating with our friends Megan and Chad and their three kids.

Is he not the cutest ever?

The poor little guy has been sick every other week since he started school. And as a result, so have we. Right now he's coughing like crazy, but still manages to have energy to want to play outside almost all day. He knows what he likes and is getting more demanding. So that's where we are right now........oh, and he has pooped in the potty several times in the past month or two. So we're getting there....or we will eventually, right?

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Pumpkin Patch 2014

Are you ready for this cuteness? We visited the pumpkin patch downtown this week to pick out our pumpkins for Halloween. So. stinking. cute.
 We also took a walk downtown since Bryson wants to be outside 24/7 now. Luckily the weather is much nicer now.

We've had a lot of fun in the last month:
Bryson is doing great in school. They said he is always the most excited to go outside to the playground.

And he has a little friend at school that loves trucks as much as he does.

School was closed for a day last week, so he came to one of my assignments on Sanibel with me.
He likes to do this now when he falls down, like he's playing it off as if he meant to fall.

Here he is birdwatching that day on Sanibel.

Playing on the playground in Estero.....

And I've been taking him to open gym every week. He loves it!

We went to the beach a couple of weeks ago.....

And we had a visit from my grandma. It was so nice to spend some time with her. Bryson liked going over to mom's to hang out with her on my mornings off.

Bryson is still trying to talk and says "ire tuck" (fire truck) a lot. His other words include tractor and shower head. Weird, I know. He says "hey!" and waves and blows kisses. He still doesn't say no or more or anything that will help him. Although he does consistently sign "more" and "all done." He also now has all his teeth except for the four final molars, so hopefully we'll get a break from teething for a while. He's been mostly sleeping through the night lately too.

Here's a recent video:

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Thank God for Grandparents

Last week Dad and Judy came to visit for a few days before going to the east coast for a conference. So I had a few precious mornings of sleeping in while they entertained Bryson. It was also a good chance for them to spend time with him since he's practically attached to me when I'm around.

We spent one afternoon together at the Six-Mile Cypress Slough. B loved running on the boardwalk and chasing Dad.

 Then he got a little tired and decided to have a quick rest....

So easily entertained.

Dad and Judy headed to Deerfield Beach on Wednesday of last week, and we joined them there on Friday night. It was a fun weekend, but a rough one for Bryson. He didn't sleep well at all. And Saturday night he came down with another fever. (He was sick for two weeks with a cold before that.) We were up most of Saturday night, and the fever stayed for a couple more days. I think he is finally feeling better, but he still has a cough and runny nose. He's pretty frustrated by it, I think, because he's been especially moody this week. That means hour-long screaming fits and tantrums. oh the joys......
I kept trying to get photos on Saturday at the pool and beach, but it rained a lot that afternoon. So I only got a couple pics.

Dad and Judy stayed with B while he napped Saturday afternoon, so we got to have a relaxing lunch date. After we ate, we went over to the beach to watch a little volleyball. When B woke up we waited for the rain to slow down then went to our beach at the hotel.

The beach there is really nice. The water is SO CLEAR. We saw lots of colorful fish swimming by the rocks. No snorkel gear required.

As I said, Bryson has been extra moody the past week, but I'm hoping it's because he's been sick for so long. He'll be going back to school this week so hopefully he stays healthy, active and occupied.

He's got one more canine tooth that is about to break through, too. Then we should get a break from teething for a while until his two-year molars come in. Before he got sick he was sleeping through the night regularly (finally!), and I'm hoping we get back to that!

These are some photos I took for his 19-month-old photo shoot a few weeks ago at Centennial Park. That smile just melts my heart.