Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas with the Birds

We have been enjoying our time off together with the rest of the Bird Family. Kim & Alan rented a house for us all to stay together in. Brighton has been learning to share his toys with Cousin Tanner as they always seem to want the same toy. We had a wonderful Christmas and are so grateful for this time of year.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Now and Then

Christmas 2010

Christmas 2009

Not only does Brighton look just like his daddy he loves all the things his daddy loves...CARS is large on the list. Last year for Christmas my parents got Brighton a push car and he has played with it pretty much everyday since the day he opened it. This year they got him an electric one. My dad charged it before it was wrapped so as soon as Brighton opened the car he was able to hop on and go. He had to get the hang of pushing the button instead of using his feet. The first night he would only push it for a second at a time so he kinda jerked around. Now he holds it down and goes all around the house. Both days he's had it he has worn the battery down.

Early Christmas

Since the married couples don't get to go home for Christmas this year Mama and Papa Albright came up to celebrate with us for an Early Christmas. It was so fun to have all the family together. The babies love to have all their aunts, uncles, and grandparents around and love the constant attention even more. We were spoiled with Christmas presents. They had to drive home in the Snow but were able to have a little White Christmas for a change.

When Bugs saw Heidi on the couch he didn't want to do anything but play with her.

I found these cute little antlers at the dollars store. They loved wearing them around.

Brighton is the Ice Cream king and had to eat mine as well.

Bugs and his Gramma. He loved having her over to play with him.

K's Christmas dress my mom got last year after Christmas for only 5 dollars. SHe looked so cute!

Opening is new car. This year he got a motorized one!

Grandparents and babies.

All the kids. We're getting so big its hard to take a decent picture.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Baby Boy Names

Ta Da... The last one is finished but it just needs a name!

Chris and I don't agree on anything. Here are some cute ones I've thought of. What do you like?


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Stockings and Santa

Last night we went to see Santa at the ward Christmas Party. We had been prepping Brighton by pointing out Santa whenever we saw him in Christmas decorations, he has worn Santa PJ's the past few nights and we waved to him while in line. Brighton did alright; he liked the orange that Santa gave and at least he sat next to him :)

Over Thanksgiving Break our mom taught us how to sew Stockings. Amy came over last night and we finished ours so they are ready for Santa in a few weeks!! I am very proud of us! I am working on the new babies but it won't be completely done since we don't have a name picked out. Everyones will be made out of the same 5 fabrics but then each kid will have one fabric of their own. I love the dark blue in Brighton's. Chris loved it too since he tried to say that one was his but I got Brighton's name on it so he can't steal his. HAhA!! THanks mom we love our stockings!!

Amy couldn't decide to put Amy and Woody since someday they will be MOM and Dad but for now she thought Amy and Woody fit best. We really struggled with the puffy paint; it stinks that the last part can really mess up your stocking and there is no going back but we did pretty well after a few bloopers.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The baby is...

It took a few tries on the video to get Brighton to say it right and we bribed him by promising he could jump down after he said the right word. :) He's a smart one!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

15 Weeks

Well...Here's me four weeks later. I have to say I look a bit smaller than expected. I've been a little sick lately. Threw up twice from poor prenatal vitamin choices, another time from food poisoning and had a horrible cold which really through off my appetite. I'm feeling much better now and love the second trimester. My nausea is gone and I am not as tired so I don't have to take a nap every day. Hooray! We heard the heartbeat yesterday at the doctors office. He said it was fast. We are so excited. I love how much my little boy loves other babies. He wants to hold and kiss them all the time. He is going to be the best big brother!

I had to include this one because he's just too dang cute! Brighton loves to wear hats lately and actually keeps them on. We're still looking for a super cute beanie for the cold weather coming up.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Halloween Fun!

These PJ's were bought by my mom. They describe Brighton completely. He was up late Halloween night and all through the night because he had a tummy ache from all his candy!

Someday we will get Chris to match us.

The whole fam went Trick or Treating at the mall. We got there a little late so only a few stores had candy left.

Bugs loved the idea of walking around and getting candy in his bucket.

Here are the little cuties Trick or Treating in the neighborhood. They were very cold but didn't mind one bit as long as people kept putting candy in their buckets. I think this will always be their favorite holiday.

Bugs loved getting suckers. It was what he chose from all the different candy buckets.

Him and Kherrington took baths afterwards. We had to get all the paint out of his hair. A short time after Kherrington got out Brighton told me "poop" so I said ok go. And he did!! AHHHHH

Saturday, October 16, 2010

18 months

I can't believe my little man is so old! How fast time flies! Brighton always gets the same comment. "He looks like such a little man!" and I couldn't agree more. I feel like this kid just came out of me looking all grown up. His personality is definitely starting to shine through and he is going to be a stubborn one who always wants his way. He can easily copy all the words that come out of our mouths now but he has picked up two that he just loves "Don't" and "Stop it" Oh man. Brighton's main goal in life is just like his daddy's...To always have fun. He loves cars and four wheelers. Him and Chris take daily rides on his Can am. My mom bought Chris a remote control car. Brighton sits on the kitchen floor controlling it many times a day. He gives the best hugs and kisses and is such a little sweetheart. He seems to know when he is tired and does not fight being put down for his nap or bed time. He loves to read books. If reading by himself he will make up words as he looks at the pages. He no longer needs his bottle, thanks mom!!! and has gotten so much better at eating. He even will ask for food. His favorites are apples and bananas, chicken, noodles, and chips. Brighton has decided that he does not need his booster seat anymore and likes to stand on the chair as he eats. He is always on the go, always wanting to be outside and doing something. He loves to throw balls and push things around the house. He enjoys playing with other kids, or adults. As long as he gets attention. He continues to love animals and will bark at all the dogs he sees. I hope that I will be able to nurture his fun loving personality and keep up with his busy little life. I know Brighton will be the best big brother to all his siblings. He loves every baby he sees; kisses them and tickles their feet. He is constantly looking at our baby book to see pictures of the baby. We are so blessed to have Brighton in our lives!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sick & Tired

And Pregnant!!!

Yep! The rumors are true. Baby number 2 is on its way in the beginning of May!! I am doing well, feeling a little sick but luckily I'm not the throwing up type. I am always exhausted and take a nap after school just about everyday. We were able to go to the Doctor's yesterday. He did an ultrasound and we saw the cute little thing. It kind of gave us a little wave. Brighton loves to read the Week By Week book with me and look at pictures of the baby. He will be playing downstairs, remember the baby, grab my hand and drag me upstairs to look at the pictures in the book, and kiss them. He loves to kiss the baby. Whenever he sees a car seat he says "Baby!" and runs to look inside. I know that Brighton will be the best big brother and absolutely love having a sibling around.

I'm around 11 weeks here. I like taking the photos in the morning because my belly is so much smaller. I barely look pregnant here but by night you can tell!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Mr. & Mrs. Bird

We are so excited for Stephen and Lisa. The wedding day turned out perfect after much concern over the weather. Brighton loved every minute of the day, running around in his cute little suit and entertaining all. He was the first to run up to Stephen and lIsa when they came out of the temple; he knew there was something special about this day for them. He loved to sit on the photo stairs, eat his pretzels, and get his picture taken. It is always wonderful to attend a wedding and remember my vows to my amazing husband. I am so grateful for the temple and the ordinances taken place there!