Sunday, February 21, 2010

Doggy Door Fun!

This looks like a fun game I could play with mommy and daddy. Maybe, just maybe I can stall and put bedtime off just a little bit tonight.

Hmm, I wonder if there is a way for me to get outside?

Let's see, if there is a way for me to get this open I could possibly escape to outside.

Thinking about it...

Here I go! No turning back now!

Uh-oh! Where did Brody go???

There he is!! Outside and free!!

It worked! I am so happy to be outside! What a FUN game this turned out to be!

Daddy is trying to get me to come in. I don't think I am too interested in that.

Hey Rocky! Want to come out here with me? We can play and it will be real fun!

Let me see if I can open this all by myself

Peek A Boo!

Thinking about coming back inside...

Haha! Tricked you! This is too much fun!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mr. Man is 11 months

How can this be? How is it possible that I am planning a first birthday party? I cannot fathom how fast this year has flown by. It has been the best year of my life, thanks to this amazing gift from above! We are counting our blessings every minute of every day and are extremely thankful to have such a wonderful, happy, fun-loving son. Brody is 100% boy and in to EVERYTHING! I wouldn't have it any other way. We do not sit still for one nano-second with this little munchkin.
Here are some of the things about Brody at this point in his life:
*Loves to open doors - cabinet doors, pantry doors, doors to the bedroom, doggy door, etc.
*Loves to push things, even if it is an object that doesn't normally get pushed around - we had to hide his wagon because all he wanted to so was walk over to the wagon and start pushing it.
*Loves his wagon!
*Walking walking walking walking and some more walking!
*Just started wearing shoes and is doing great with them
*Loves to shake things such as water bottles, any toys that rattles in the slightest bit. He thinks it's hilarious
*Likes for daddy to lay him down for naps and for bed time. He fights with mommy, so we cry it out for most afternoon naps...about 1-2 minutes.
*Says dadda all the time. Occasionally says momma and yeah
*Babbles a lot! I think more than the average boy. Loves to hear himself talk
*He is not afraid of new people - a great thing, but could potentially be a bad thing too
*Happy all the time, loves to laugh and thinks the most random things are hysterical
*Likes to be tickled - laughs so hard he gets the hiccups every. single. time.
*Still in a size 3 diaper
*In between 9 months and 12 months clothes - he has such a long torso
*Wearing a size 4 shoe
*Has 5 teeth
*Takes 2 naps on weekdays and 2-3 on weekends
*Sleeps 12 hours on weekdays 6pm to 6am and 12-15 hours on weekends --LOVE this!
*Starting to get the sippy cup concept
*Eats anything and every thing and a lot of it! He always wants what we are eating, even if he has just finished his own meal

We love this child so much, more and more every day. They say each stage just gets better and better and is more and more fun and it is so true. Brody has a great personality and makes us laugh constantly. He loves to play and is good socially with other babies, for which we are thankful. It is truly amazing how much he has changed, grown, and developed in his short life. I cannot wait to see what the next 11 months have in store for us.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Harvey Lee Lewis

For the record, this is my second post in 1 month, which I think is pretty outstanding and shows that I care about this wonderful outlet. So my dad came to town and it was a very manly weekend. For those that don't know, my dad lives in L.A. Last time he saw Brody was in August, so there have been many advancements with the little man since then. I was very pleased that Brody had begun to walk, so grand dad could see that. My brother came over for most of Saturday and brought Brody's cousin Bella. It was a fun day in the Lewis household! My dad is obsessed with tex-mex and barbecue, so living in California it is kind of hard to get the good stuff (though as a side note, I enjoy southern California mexican food as much or more than tex-mex). Anyway, we always treat him to both while he is here at least once. This time it was Chuy's, Rudy's, and Mi Cocina. My dad suffers from the Lewis' heartburn gene, so he got about 2 hours of sleep Saturday night because his chest and throat felt like it was on fire... sometimes, Tums and Prilosec just aren't enough.

Sunday was a good day because we went on the Cowboy's Stadium tour, which is like $17 and well worth it. It was my dad's first time to see the completed stadium and so he was pretty excited. We had season tickets back when they were winning Super Bowls in the early 90's, so he is a pretty big fan.

It was a short trip, but we were happy to have him and glad he was able to see Brody. Til the next time...

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Texas Snow Day

What a beautiful scene! A once in a lifetime experience here in DFW with absolutely breath-taking views. This was definitely a winter wonderland! On Thursday we waited for daddy to get home before we went out and played in the snow. Brody has an ear infection, so it was only right to stay outside for just a little bit...what a good sport! He didn't really know what was going on and was not really interested in the snow. Although, standing on the covered porch he stuck his hand out like he wanted to grab/touch the falling snow. I am thankful we were able to experience such beauty, but also glad this is not the norm here. It was a nice and special treat.
The view of our house at 1:00 pm on Thursday
Standing in the snow
Daddy helping Brody make his very first snow angel
Mommy and Brody

Friday morning - no work day!! Gabe and I enjoyed some outside time while our sweet angel baby continued getting some beauty sleep. One of us decided to get out the snowboard and go down a few hills at the greenbelt by our house. Crazy guy!! We threw snowballs at each other and just goofed off for a little while. The snow was so powdery and there was tons of it! I believe we ended up with around 9 inches. These pics were taken from our garage. Simply gorgeous for McKinney, TX!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Lewis vs. Long (Round 1)

It was an intense battle that lasted over a 2 hour period and it was determined too close to call... until the next time.