Here's a quick update!! Brian is home from SERE!! We couldn't be happier! Brady is also a big 5 month old and has started eating his first vegetables!! I will update more in the next blog but I just wanted to post these pictures and this video!
Since I have been told I'm never in any pictures, here's one! :)
Out of order, but yummy sweet potatoes!!
So excited to try sweet potatoes!!
So glad that Daddy's home!
My big 5 month old!
Blowing bubbles and laughing!
What's up mom!
Cool cat on his way to the apple orchard
Sir, can you tell me where the apples are?
The apple pickers! Pearlie, myself, Brady, and Alma!
With Brian gone at survival, Brady and I have gotten to spend a ton of quality time together!! We have quite the schedule going and it's been a lot better than I was anticipating. Single parenting is no joke though, let me tell you!! It's hard knowing that the few nights he's waking up in the middle of the night (teething) I can't roll over and say honey, your turn! It's good practice for deployments though and I think that Brady and I have compromised. He gives me endless supplies of laughs and giggles and I give him all the formula and attention he wants! :)
We have 4 more days until Brian comes home and we couldn't be more excited! Brian has been having pretty much the worst experience at survival training. Yet he calls me every night with a positive attitude and sounds pretty happy! What a guy! :) A lot of his training that he receives there is top secret, but from what he can tell me, it sounds like a pretty horrible time. He had a lot of classroom training the first week or so. Then, he went into the woods and had to survive for 5 days. He was given a bunny, chicken, and some food and water that he could carry. He also had to try and not get captured. Then he had prisoner of war training. Sounded horrible, but it's great training to have if, God forbid, his plane crashed. He comes home Monday and I'm not sure who's more excited to see him, Rascal, Brady, or myself!! He's just looking forward to a home cooked meal! :)
We are so blessed to have really friends here in Omaha. This week our friends came over and cut our grass and watched Brady for me while I got some housework done. That's the amazing thing about the military-people know that your husband is gone, and they are over at your house helping you out without you even asking! We've been keeping busy by going out to lunch with them, shopping, and going for lots of walks!
Brady is going to be 5 months tomorrow! I can't believe it! He is getting so big! Today he rolled over both ways and is thrilled with himself that he can do that! He is now rolling all over the living room. Time for the baby gates and time to child proof the house! I actually got a video of him doing it. He's been able to roll from his tummy to his back for a few months now, but figured out how to put it all together today. He'd been so close the last few days and I happened to have my camera and he did it!! Here are some recent pics of my little guy:
Eating rice cereal in his highchair like a big boy!
Almost able to sit up on his own! Sitting on the bed watching mommy get dressed.
In his big boy outfit
Getting ready for swimming!
He's looking so old!
Close-up of my precious boy's face!
Trying so hard to roll over on his belly
Mom, I did it!!!
And back over again. That's multi-tasking, rolling over, playing with pacifier, and playing with a toy!
Yo, yo, yo it's me Brady again! I know you've been missing my blogs. Well my mom did a horrible job updating this thing so I snuck out of my crib to give ya'll a real update. Excuse my crankiness, I had my shots today and man did those things hurt! Stupid nurses with their stupid needles. My thighs may be chubby but you can't just put needles in them, they won't deflate!
This is how I feel right now. Shots on top of this pain in my mouth my mom calls "teething". It sucks. At least I look good while in pain.
So my parents started giving me this weird thing on a spoon. Whatever it is, it is the sh#$! (mom edit) It's so much fun to eat it and then put my hands in my mouth and then put it in my mom's hair, my boppy, highchair, my outfit, everything. I feel like such a big boy now that I eat off a spoon!
Wanna know how irresponsible my parents are? They brought a 4 month old, hold on let me repeat this, A 4 MONTH OLD to a practice airshow. Do you know how loud those planes are? Then on top of that they made me wear this stupid hat. Can you tell how pissed I am? Honestly.
However, my parents made 1 good decision. Swimming. Yeah I know I knocked them in my last blog for signing me up for swimming lessons but I seriously knocked everyones socks off with how good I am. My teacher called me a natural. Probably the next Michael Phelps. On Tuesday it was "go under day". My mom was so nervous but not me! The teacher grabbed me, blew in my face, and dunked me under the water so fast I couldn't even yell formula! Let it be known that the other 5 children in the water, I was the only one that didn't cry the 5 times I went under. Not once. If that doesn't scream man to you, I don't know what does.
After swimming. No big deal. All those kids in the pool are staring at me waiting for my autograph. Also, my dad has a nice farmer's tan. He's cool though.
Yeah I'm a Vikings fan. What of it? Yeah they might have done really bad, but I don't care.
Wait, is that bottle for me? I'm drooling just thinking about it. I think the head turn I am portraying shows a great angle of my face. Plus my socks look excellent. I had to eat a big meal before going to hang out with these women that adore me.
They were fighting over me. Like I can help it. Sharday was like let me hold him, and Alex was like no, let me hold him. I told you ladies, there is plenty of Brady to go around. Sharday you can take the poop and Alex you can take the spit up. No but seriously, these women dig me.
I think the freakin paparazzi was at this Vikings dinner. Honestly do they have to get every angle of me with my girlfriends? They just never stop. There's my Godmother in the background!
Didn't take Sharday long to get my clothes off. Oh Brady, you must be warm, take off your Vikings shirt and sit on my lap with your rattle. Looks like she's checking out my biceps. Luckily I did a lot of laps in the pool so my body was looking good.
Cost of a sleeper: $7
Cost of a pack of 152 diapers: $29.99
Spending an evening with Brady: priceless
Yeah it takes 2 women to change a Brady diaper.
This is my new friend Annaleigh. She's 7 months old and I feel like our moms were trying to push us to be a couple. I mean she was nice and all, she let me play with her toys, but she's just not my type. I like women with college degrees, money, and hair that goes below their ears. No offense Annaleigh. I wish you the best.
This is my Papa. He is the coolest. Don't tell Child Protective Services, but he let me help him make beer. And he showed me where his hops are. So, I could basically make beer at my house. I'm surprised he didn't let me taste it. I swear!
Then, after not letting me taste it he teases me with a steak. Look Brady, you don't have teeth, you can't have this. Ha jokes on you Papa, when I took that nap in your bed I spit up on your pillow. Take that!
Then they thought it was funny and cute to give me a piece of celery. Real responsible. Although I have to admit it was quite fun to play with.
Mall of America! SO much to look at!
So Grandma and Mom thought it would be so cute to have me take a picture with Dora. First of all, Dora was a fake. She didn't speak any Spanish. And she didn't sing. To let everyone know how I felt about that, I spit up all over the floor after the picture. True story. Take that Dora!
My Papa comes up with the silliest rides!
This one is called ride the bucking Mack dog.
More ladies that dig me. I swear one of them was going to put me in their purse and take me home with them. It never gets old though hearing how handsome, strong, smart, and funny I am.
Like I said rice cereal is awesome! Picnic at my grandma and grandpa's house!
I am an angel.
Alright well it is about that time. Till next time everyone! Keep the fan mail coming!
Mom note (sorry if Brady has offended anyone in this post, especially you, Dora)
Sadly, Brian left us for survival training on Sept 1. It was hard saying goodbye, knowing that he was going to be gone for a whole month, but you gotta do what you gotta do. Brady, Rascal, and I hopped in the car that evening and drove the 5.5 hours to Minnesota! I left late so that Brady would sleep the whole ride and that worked really well. We had a blast while we were home. Brady got to spend a lot of time with both sets of grandparents, and we had something going on every day. It was great to keep busy so we didn't miss Brian too much! I got to go to another Twin's game with my father-in-law, went to the Mall of America, spent time with friends, and spent time with my parents and in-laws! Here are some pictures of our trip:
Twin's game! And they won! :)
Hi my name is Brady and I'm cute
Brady and his grandpa in their Vikings shirts!
Alex and Brady with their Vikings stuff on too!
Very blurry but Sharday and Brady playing!
Emily and Brady at our 50's Grill breakfast!
Brady and his papa
Chewing on some celery at Nana and Papa's house
Brady and his grandma
My big boy and I!
He's getting so big!
Brady at the Mall of America for the first time!
Brady was smiling at all of the people walking by!
To see Dora, or not to see Dora.....
I miss this skyline..
Silly rice cereal man!
At 50's Grill!
Brady with his grandparents on Grandparent's Day! :)