Saturday, November 27, 2010

What spins around...

... must fall down! Brady was "dancing" to his Thanksgiving card from Grandma and Grandpa Eatherton when... well, you'll see. Rest assured, he shook it off like a champ.

Disclaimer: Mom had nothing to do with the making of this video.


This year we celebrated Thanksgiving a little differently... It was hard being away from our families on such a special occasion, but we enjoyed the challenge of cooking our first ever Thanksgiving feast. Mini-feast. So what if it was only a 4 lb. turkey breast... we resisted the urge to order a pre-made Thanksgiving meal from Whole Foods, and that says a lot!

We also resisted the urge to eat on paper plates in our pajamas. Ok, Brady ate on a paper plate, but who would have known?!

A pre-dinner stroll to burn off some energy
Skyping everyone at Grandma & Grandpa Eatherton's
The sucker is key to keeping this one still!
Tinley thinks he's at Papa's house, looking for scraps
Brady approves of Daddy's mashed potatoes
Post-dinner zoning out at TV, in true Thanksgiving fashion

We have so much to be thankful for,
We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving too!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Last week, in photos!

Brady had a great time last week. On Wednesday, he met his friends Lyla, Bella and Bella (yes, that's two Bellas) at Happy Hallow Park & Zoo in San Jose. We heard about this place a long time ago, but never made it there for some reason. Man have we missed out! Brady enjoyed riding his first rides solo (cars and butterflies) as well as seeing a handful of animals. Okay, mostly lemurs, but still... he liked them!

Brady, Bella and Lyla

Brady with Lyla and Lyla's Mommy Jolie

Bella, Bella (hidden by first Bella) and Brady

Papa Stetzer was in town for work last week, so we got to see him for dinner on Wed. and Thurs., and then he spent the whole weekend here! Brady had a great time "chasing", "racing", "tackling", "wrestling"... and all the other boy things Brady is into these days.

On Sat., we checked out the Oakland Zoo for the first time and found it much more impressive than the San Fran Zoo. Brady had a great time running around looking for elephants and zebras, and was highly entertained by a "show" that a cage full of monkeys put on as we were leaving. Mom was scared to death, but Brady held it together. Just ask, he'll tell you all about the "screaming monkey"!

A sucker always cures the "I don't want to ride in the stroller" blues

That ape staring at my son stirred up quite a bit of trouble later in the day!

Papa pointing out the monkeys

Brady brushing a goat. And no, he didn't cause that bald spot.

It was hard to say good-bye to Papa, but we're looking forward to seeing him in a few weeks. We can't wait to spend some good old-fashioned quality time with all the family in Dec.!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Proof #2

From now on, everyone will get their own personal birthday greeting from Brady!

Proof #1

Got it on video this morning, Brady and his ever-growing vocabulary!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Happy Halloween

Even though this was Brady's second Halloween, it truly felt like his first! From carving pumpkins to trick-or-treating, he loved every minute of it all. Even putting on his costume; he couldn't get enough of his "workerman boots" (no joke, that's what he called them!)

We had a blast watching him run from house to house gathering his candy, even if he didn't want to put it in his bag! He would tell his friends, "Hurry. Run. Next house!"

A few days after Halloween, Brady said his first full sentence*. It was so funny that we can't help asking him to say it over and over and over again. Without being prompted, when we asked Brady where his candy went, he replied, "Mommy took it away!" Hilarious! Hopefully we can get a video of that up on here soon.

After getting a taste of his holiday excitement, we cannot wait for Christmas. Only 7 weeks away!

Scooping out "the guts"

Helping Dad with the "big one!!"

Having a blast pulling out the seeds

The finished products

A very happy Bob the Builder, ready to trick-or-treat

Not willing to give up the goods!

Having trouble taking just one
(And yes, the dads are really wearing shorts)

Brady and his buddy Leo

Getting candy from the pirates (Arrr matey!)

I wonder what Brady loves more, his mom or his sucker?!

Somehow, he ended up with two suckers!

Post-trick-or-treating dinner with friends

* On a side note, since Brady said his first full sentence, he's been putting more and more words together. Just today, he called his great-grandma Bubby to wish her a happy birthday and actually said, "Happy birthday to you!"

Just a couple of cousins...

If only they could spend more time together... Can't wait til the holidays!

Sexy beach pose!

Give a little kiss!


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