my trick to getting brennan to do anything lately has begun with the phrase,
"brennan, do you want to play a game!?"
it is most helpful when said with zest and pizazz on the adult's part.
100% of the time he replies "uh-huh!"
dinner was becoming more of a science experiment in the high chair, so i pulled out the "game" card.
we flew our food into our mouths, making "zoom" sounds.
never thought i would get to this point.
it's more fun to eat this way as an adult too.
at least more fun than listening to a screaming toddler who doesn't want to eat.
plus, i'll bet it burns more calories.
the scout master missed the show working late.
such a hard worker.
dinner is just not the same without him.
in other news...
brennan turned 2 last week!
my family was in town to celebrate his big day and to meet miss max.
(below: my hair and right arm, grandpa ryan, grandma gigi, p.l. & scout master, grandma sandie, uncle brent)
(below: grandma gibson & max, aunt ashlie, uncle adam, grandpa gibson)
he's been dreaming of big rigs ever since...
all children need one.
it chuckles, and does all other elephant actions and sounds.
the pork loin was mesmerized.
great find grandma joi and grandpa dick.
go ahead, use this opportunity to stretch out the right side of your neck.
definitely the life of the party.
(grandpa ryan and yours truly not pictured, oh well)
asleep on the couch by 9:30pm.
wait, what's new?
toys are even better the morning after the party, says the pork loin and his kitchen escapades.
uncle adam and p.l.
that's what you can refer to me as from this point forward.
auntie kelsey and p.l.
choc cake for afternoon snacks with grandpa.
picking out all of the m&m's from the trail mix with auntie kelsey.
bath time for the little lady.
lunch has never been so fun for the pork loin.
kelsey tells me these are the most comfortable shoes around.
i'm so out of the times.
had never heard of them.
you buy a pair and a pair are donated.
how can you not like that?!
nordi's was doing free art on them if you bought a pair between 1pm and 4pm on saturday, and what did ya' know, we were there at those exact times.
love how hers turned out.
we miss them already.