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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in our home took a drastic change for us this year. We were planning one last trip out to Gamma and Grampa Barrett's cabin when we recieved news that Great Granny was seriously ill. So, we headed to Calgary to visit and make sure that everything was going to be ok. We packed a wonderful chicken dinner up to the hospital with Auntie Cheryl, Uncle Mark and the kids to celebrate with Granny. We would like to report that things are getting better for Granny and she is moving in to a new place that will be healthier for her. She's a strong lady with lots of great family that love her! Here are a few pictures from our party:

Kids, Kids and more Kids!


October has been a fun time for us. We went out camping with Gamma and Grampa Barrett and Everett managed to find a baby snake.


We had fun walking in the cooler weather and getting Everett ready for the fall.


We watched my SIL Jessie's kids for 4 days while she and Pat took a well deserved holiday to Vegas with friends. While we had the kids we went to the Petting Zoo at the Corn Maze, watched movies and had a blast with everyone! It was a little crazy but we loved it.


Saturday, September 18, 2010

6 Months!!!

Can you even believe it? I sure can't, but whether you believe it or not, our little man is 6 months old today! In just a short time he has gone from this
to this
Here are some of the wonderful things he does:
~Sit all by himself
~Jump in the Jolly Jumper
~Shower with Mommy or Daddy
~Eat cereal and fruit~Pick up his sucky and put it in his mouth
~Talks and hollers up a storm
~Roll over~Play with his feet
~Hold his own bottle~Giggle
~Swim and splash
He has had his first cold for about 2 weeks now. This has not been the best 2 weeks for me ever. Not only is Everett sick, but so am I and there has been very little sleep occurring in our home. Oh well, I guess this comes with being a mommy. It's not all smiles and laughs.

We entered Everett into the Zellers baby face contest. This means that if he wins, he will be featured in the January baby days flyer. We think he will win, what do you think?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Something fun!

So I don't really have too much new to write about. Everett is quickly approaching 5 months (as in tomorrow, yikes)! I will try to get a good shot of him to put up, as well as a shot of him sitting. Yup, thats right sitting. I am still too afraid to let him do it without me right there, but he is able to sit and balance for well over 15 minutes. The problem starts when he decided that he is done and he just flops backwards. Last week, while visiting Jenny and Hailey, he did just that and smacked his head on the laminate. Oops! Any ways, here are some pictures and movies to tide you over for a bit! video
We also spent the long weekend visiting Gamma and Gampa Barrett in Stuart Valley at the cabin. Everett did great and loved spending time with them. Mommy and Daddy also had a great time playing around with Gamma's quad. Check it out! Here is a one and only photo of Mommy and Everett. Cherish it because there are not many of them.
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We send you all lots of love, XOXOXOXO!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Growing, Jumping and Camping!

Everett is now 4 months old! He is working hard to become a big boy! When we visited the Dr last week, he weighed 16lbs and 8oz. I can't believe that he is more than double his birth weight already. All I keep thinking is what happened to my little boy? Here are a couple pictures of him at 4 months. Along with being twice his birth weight, Everett is developing in other ways. He can now fully manuvor his Exersaucer and play with most of the toys.
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He has started to use a Jolly Jumper and absolutely LOVES it! He adopted a Bumbo chair from Auntie Jessie and spends some time in it (although it makes him puke most of the time). He also can sit on the couch as long as he has back support. As you can tell, he constantly has his fingers in his mouth although he doesn't specifically suck on one or another. This weekend we spent camping with Gramma and Grampa Barrett. We had a great time, although it took us a full night and part of another of screaming to figure out how to get Everett to sleep. He really hates sleeping with us, so he ended up sleeping in his stroller. Whatever, he was happy! We also took him out on Grampa's boat. He was mesmerized by the wake at the back of the boat. He is a wonder! There is never a quiet moment when Everett is awake, but I wouldn't have it any other way!
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Sunday, June 27, 2010

What a GREAT weekend!

Hello All! Sorry, I know that I promised to post sooner, but life got away from me again. As you all know, Everett turned 3 months. Here is a few new pictures of our little man:


He is such a big boy! I am pretty sure that he would crawl if he could hold himself up. He is 25 inches long and 14 lbs 8 oz.


This is a classic example of Everett swimming. He's not really grumpy, but not terribly happy either...


He is one cool dude for sure!


It was our niece Emmerson's birthday on Friday. Happy 3rd Birthday Emmy! Check out the sweet cake Jessie made for her. I helped by advising on color (Hahahaha, seriously)


Brock once again participated in the Lethbridge Rotary Dragon Boat Festival. This is a yearly festival to support breast cancer research and survivors. Brock is the steersman for the local AMA team. This year they jumped up to division B from D. They had a best time of 2 min 30 sec. We are so proud of our team and Daddy Brock!






Our little trooper made it through the entire weekend with hardly a whimper. He was amazing as usual

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Growing too fast



My little boy is growing up way too fast. Here are some of the things he is doing now:

-He can roll onto his side and with a bit of help can roll to his tummy
-He sticks his tongue out most of the time, rolling it, flattening it and pointing it
-He can grab toys and pull them, trying to stick them in his mouth
-He has discovered his hands and sucks on them constantly
-He is starting to discover his legs and feet
-He talks ALL THE TIME!
-He giggles and laughs when you tickle him or tease him with his blanket
-He went swimming for the first time and did not lose his mind (Thank Goodness, it was better than bathtime lol)

He is almost strong enough to play in the Exercauser. I am excited for him to be able to use it. I feel bad that he spends most of his play time on his back right now.

I will keep you posted to any other new skills he develops in the near future. Oh ya, and he is going to be 3 months tomorrow, so I will have to take a new picture and post that!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Yay for family and food!!

This weekend, my wonderful family in Calgary threw Everett and I a shower luncheon. It was awesome to get to see everyone and introduce them to my wonderful son. We got many wonderful things, including the ExerSaucer I have been eyeing up since last summer. I am so excited for Everett to be able to use it. Here are some photos:



Cupcakes mede by my cousin Kristi. Thank you for wonderful cream cheesy cupcakes.



A basket full of treats and fun stuff from Auntie Anne, Heather and Angie.



A diaper bear created by Vanessa. Can you believe that she created this on the fly? WOW!



And a diaper cake. I think I will never have to by diapers again. I can't believe the creativity!



While we are blogging and making announcements, it only took us 2 and a half months, but we have officially stopped using a shield to nurse! Mom (the writer) is super proud of her little boy! Here is a cool dude picture to celebrate: