Bramell, Party of Five: November 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving and other randomness...

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We sure had a busy and fun time the last few days. We stayed in Fayetteville and got to visit with lots of the Bramell/Pugsley family. Of course, there was a lot of cooking, eating and card playing going on. Here are some pictures from the festivities.

This may be my favorite picture from the whole holiday. It's Becca with her Uncle Bernie, who is Lee's brother from Tennessee. How sweet!

This is a picture of Lee's mother and her kids (but not all of them!). Dennis was here earlier in the week, but he had to leave before this picture was made. This is Rob, Lee, Francena, Ben and Bernie. Another sibling there, and they wouldn't have all fit on the couch!

And here is a picture of us all (Fergie included, of course). Toby was in Little Rock at the Razorback game, so he missed the picture, too.

Last weekend, Becca finally let us put pigtails in her hair!! Yay! Granted, they aren't the best looking pigtails ever, but we got them in. Big victory for mom.

Don't let the innocent face fool you!

Monday, November 24, 2008

What a big girl!

I don't have any pictures, but I wanted to tell this story. I took Becca back to Baby Bookworms class at the library this morning. Parents and babies sat in a circle around the room with the librarian in the middle, who led us in songs before reading a story. In the past, Becca has been very clingy to me at this thing.

Today, I was so proud of her!! During the songs, she ran around the room to point at all the other "babies," some her own age, of course. She would giggle then run back to me, throwing herself in my arms so proud of herself. Then during the story, she went right up to the front of the circle and stood with her little hand perched on the librarian's knee the entire time. It was the cutest thing ever!

After story time, the librarian puts out a plastic tub of board books for the kids to read, play with, carry around, slobber on, etc. Our little bookworm managed to bring me a stack of 6 books before I finally cut her off. Enough already!! Lee said this morning that he is going to build her a bookshelf to support her habit.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The transformation has begun...

This is our sweet little Becca dressed in her jammies. This is the good girl who minds us and reads books all day long. This is her sweet face.

This is Miss Independent Becca. Miss "how-dare-you-tell-me-no." If she doesn't get her way, this is Miss Mean Face. Just try to look at her and not laugh. I dare you.

Oh, dear. It is true. We have somewhat of a drama queen on our hands. She is wanting to do everything by herself already, including use the spoon, which does not have a great outcome--especially with oatmeal and applesauce. The good news is that Becca keeps us laughing most of the time. And, her vocabulary is moving right along. New words: "good girl" (which actually sounds a bit like "doo doo" but who cares), "bath," "meat" and "apple."

I also got the potty out a couple of weeks ago for her to look at. The first few times we sat her on it (clothed even), she had a hissy. But now she will sit on it and smile. Still no potty action, but at least she's not afraid of it.

Sorry it has been so long since we blogged. Had a rough couple of weeks. We'll do better, though. Enjoy the new festive look of the blog. Until next time...

Monday, November 3, 2008

Our little ladybug...

First off, let me say I know what you are thinking. Yes, I know that we have to stop it with the ladybug insanity. But isn't she the cutest ladybug you ever saw??

She loved being dressed up; she never fussed or cried about her costume at all. Not like last year, when all she did was cry! We trick-or-treated to about 4 or 5 neighbors' houses, which was a lot of fun. Once Becca figured out that holding out her pumpkin got her something, she had no problems at all. We were happy that Becca's friend Madison and her daddy joined us on our jaunt around the block. Madison lives on the street behind us and she is Becca's first friend! Maddie is about 4 months older than Becca and they love to play together.

We came home to hand out our candy at home. I'm sure Becca loved this part more than walking around the neighborhood! She ran to the door each time the bell rang and after awhile, she greeted the kids with a warm "hi!" Before the night was over, she was handing out the candy like a pro--so cute! She didn't want to drop it in the pumpkins, she wanted to put it in the kids' hands.

So, without further she is!

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