Saturday, December 31, 2011


Rejoice! Rejoice! Our Lord has come! How thankful I am that Jesus was born. Amongst the presents and fun, I hope that the boys truly came away from Christmas knowing that it is to celebrate Jesus and that more & more they will understand his life & love for us.

I felt like this Christmas morning was so sweet. There were not too many presents so it wasn't that overwhelming. Lee was very excited that Santa came and then thought it was cool that Whit & I gave him a couple of little games too. Santa can't have all the fun! Little Brant loved everything. He went from one thing to the next checking things out. And is still doing that since its all over our living room!

Unfortunately 99% of my pictures were blurry - arrggh - but here are a few from our Christmas morning ~

Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Night Before Christmas

Getting Lee ready for bed and putting him down tonight was so fun. First he wrote his letter to Santa Claus and put out milk and cookies. Surely Santa can read Lee. He's magic like that. When we laid down Lee was practically shaking - I think he was excited and a little nervous too. Dad, Whit & Lee had just rushed in from outside saying that they heard Santa's sleigh bells so he was pretty giddy. We prayed, sang "tismas tarols" and our regular songs and he was READY TO GO to sleep! Santa is on his way! *Sweet Brant Brant was fast asleep with a very full tummy. Santa won't forget about him!*

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

My Boys

He is always coming up with something so out of the blue and funny. He gets me every time. I love that his C's are T's. Like when he says something is so "tool" and talks about "Tismas." Love. Even on the most difficult of days. He is becoming more and more reasonable, tells me he loves me a lot, and runs through our house like a tornado. On the way to school I always ask if he's going to have a good day at school. He says yes and that he isn't going to push Noah or Butler or take toys from them. And we talk about how important it is to be kind. Putting him to bed is so sweet at first and then hard when you leave. He sings along to the 4 songs I've sang since he was born in the sweetest southern little boy voice. May you know how deep, how high, how long, how wide. When he's finally ok with me leaving he tells me he loves me, sweet dreams, and night-night Mommy as I walk out. He is my little buddy and I am so thankful for him.
He is all over the place exploring all the things he has only looked at for the past 11 months. He is a quick little thing. He pushes trucks and trains all over our house. Lee never really did that and I love that Brant does. As long as he has something to hold he will snuggle with you and be held. Such a smiley thing. Loves to eat and will down whatever you put in front of him. His new favorite thing is the tunnel. He will play with that for a long, long time. We run errands a lot while Lee is at school. He loves to ride in the buggy and look backwards the whole time. Wish he would look at me : ) but I guess he wants to see everything there is to see. I hope that this sweet boy always knows how special he is.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Its the Holiday Season

Christmas time has been fun & busy so far! Brant is loving the Christmas tree but not so much Santa.
And Lee loves all things Christmas.
Merry! Merry!
A little bath time fun...

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Happy 11 Months Brant!

Ready for some cheese?! This little boy lights up my life. I am not kidding. I have to say it. Brant brings so much happiness every day. He does cry - I mean what baby doesn't? He does not like to get changed, he does not like to be hungry & he does not like to be left alone for very long. Other than that - Brant smiles most all of the time. Some of the best smiles I've ever seen. A couple of my favorites are when he's getting ready for bed. I'll be rocking Brant and he'll snuggle up but every now and then he pops up, smiles so big, then lays his head back down. When I put him in his crib and play his music he just smiles and smiles and holds onto his bunny & puppy. When we are out running errands he smiles at everyone that looks his way. Just happy to be here - that is his motto. I love him with all my heart and am so thankful for this almost year.