Bramell, Party of Five: January 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Welcome to our world

So, I guess I'm finally out of my blog fog since I've posted so much in one week. Honestly, I've been so dang busy that I haven't had time to even think about blogging, much less do it. Work has been so crazy that the house is a mess and I've not even had time to think about how pregnant I am! That's 17 weeks now, if you're wondering. We'll have the big news ultrasound coming up on Feb. 11th to find out if Lee will be running away or not. : D

I'm feeling pretty good. I'd feel much better if we were getting more sleep in the Bramell house, but that's another story.

Here are some things I wanna share or risk forgetting:

1. Husband + wife (and belly) + dog + squirmy kid = 3
That's about how many hours of good sleep we are getting at our house these days. Seriously. Becca is going to sleep in her own room, but getting into our bed every night now. This has been going on since about Thanksgiving. I've made it my mission in life to poll every person I know (and some that I don't know) who have kids to see if this is normal or we are just pushovers. Let's see....I've talked to friends, co-workers, neighbors, the pediatrician, my OB doc and random strangers in Walmart. They all say the same thing--it happens at this age, and there's not much we can do about it, short of dragging her back to her room 10 times a night. And frankly, this child is so stubborn that she's not having any of that. So for now, one of us adults is being forced out on the couch until we resolve this. Hopefully before she starts kindergarten! I sound cranky?

2. "I'm not Becca, I'm Dora!"
Lucky me, I was treated to Sunday breakfast cooked specially for me by Dora and Boots (that would be Lee). It was yummy! I think we may be getting too much Dora lately because the other day Becca told Lee to "Vamanos!" (that is hurry up/come on)

3. The child has begged us for a clock in her room.
So, OK, whatever. Now she has a clock. She thinks it's always 5:00. Guess she probably hears the daycare teachers wishing for 5:00; that's my guess anyway.

4. She's funny about the "baby" thing.
She keeps saying, "When I get big, I'll have a baby in my belly, too...OK?" And, she insists it's a girl (mine, not hers). We'll see....

Monday, January 25, 2010

Turn up your sound and enjoy!

Look at the skills this girl has! Lee was working with her to practice throwing and catching. She's definitely got the throwing part down, although she did pretty good on the catching. Sometimes, it just looks like they are playing dodge ball.

You can tell Becca was just having a great time playing ball with her daddy. Of course, it was bedtime and I thought I'd never get her settled down! And, poor Fergie just wanted to play, too.

Here's for all you Crabby Patties who always fuss about our 30 second videos....a nice long one for you.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Fairy Princess Becca

This is part of the dress up set from Christmas. Here she is putting on her make-up and talking on the phone at the same time. Nothing wrong with learning early, I guess.

This may be my all-time favorite picture of Becca. She was flying, of course! Don't you just want to eat her up? Thanks for the awesome dress, TP. You've made her very happy.

It has finally happened...

Yes, our little rough and tumble has finally hit the girly-girl phase. I was really starting to wonder if she had it in her. She'd much rather wrestle with the boys at daycare and play in the dirt. But just since Christmas, we've seen the girl come out in her.

Grammy gave her a cool purse set with some fancy dress up shoes, which must have gotten it started. Then I gave her a manicure and pedicure to pretty her up. Last weekend, we took a girls road trip to Batesville to see TP and Uncle T's new house. Tracy gave her this sweet little fairy princess dress and now it's ON!!

She puts on the dress about 10 times each day. These aren't all the pics; I'll have to put up more later since I'm at home and internet is slower here.

Talking it over with Jonathan.

Show off a little?

Look out boys!!

Nanny and Grammy came up to Batesville for lunch on Saturday. Becca was thrilled to see her most favorite person in the whole world. They are so funny!

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