Thursday, August 30, 2012

Layla 3 Months!

So, like usual, I'm updating the blog on her half month birthday (pretty sure that's not a real thing). So even though she's 3.5 months today, here's her monthly update!  Layla is 3 months already! Makes me so, so sad!  Her life is just flying by already and it breaks my heart! Stop growing up so fast!! Her nicknames are Layla Bean, L Bean, and Missy Moo (all given to her by her mama!).  She is such a little doll and really only cries when she's hungry or if she has gas (which she has a lot of, sorry Layla!).  She wakes up happy and is just generally happy most of the day! She LOVES attention and as long as you're talking to her she's pretty content.  She is sleeping through the night 9-7 which has been a godsend, makes my life as a single mama right now SO much easier! Layla is so close to rolling over and although she hates tummy time still will be a rolling baby soon.  She talks and coos all the time and giggles like crazy when mommy tickles her! I got her 3 month pictures taken by a fellow military spouse and can't wait to get them back.  She was so smiley and happy in them! Here are some pictures I took the past day of Miss L Bean:
Loving her bumbo!

3 months old

Checking out her hands

What a doll! She was such a great little model!

Being silly more pictures!

Layla at 3 months

Brady at 3 months
It's crazy how much more feminine Layla looks! Brady looks like an old man, haha! 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sibling Love

The day that I found out I was pregnant with Layla I was terrified for what it would mean for Brady. He'd only known life as an only child, having all of mom and dad's attention. He would cry bloody murder every time I would hold another child so my initial reaction was to worry about what life would be like once Layla got here.  What actually happened was a complete 180 from my fears.  Brady has been nothing but a wonderful big brother to Layla.  He has been nothing but sweet and loving towards her which I never expected!  He's never acted out towards her or anything!  Most of the time he kind of ignores the fact that she's here but more and more he interacts with her and occasionally asks to hold her! I never knew how warm it would make my heart to see them together.  Layla just absolutely adores her older brother and her head is almost always turned to wherever he is!  Here are some pictures and a video of my kiddos with each other:
Sweet brother talking to his baby sister.  Layla is going crazy! :)
After bathtime for both kiddos, Brady decided we should read Layla a story

Really getting into it with Layla

See the pictures Layla?

Then he got down and talked to her which she LOVES!

So sweet!

She just adores her brother!

Love seeing my kiddos interact!

Another day Brady said, "Mama, hold Layla?" Which is code for Mom I want to hold her!  Then as soon as he was holding her he said, "Picture?". 

He was telling her all about Curious George

So sweet!

Brady down talking to her again. It's so cute to see him imitate how we interact with her! Such a good big brother!
Although isn't easy being a single mama right now to two little ones, seeing the act of love between the two warms my heart and makes each day a little easier to bear!  I just love those two more than anything!

Monday, August 27, 2012

A Nana and Papa Weekend

This past weekend Nana and Papa came for a visit!  We had lots of fun!  Both Nana and Papa spoiled us so much.  Here are some pictures from our weekend!:
Layla hanging out with her Papa

Movie Night!

Layla was super excited!


Layla and Mack just hanging out!

Brady's movie face

Layla hanging out with her Nana

They sure love their Nana and Papa

So sweet!

Take #1 with the kiddos

Take #2! Haha! They were done with taking pictures!

Hanging out by Daddy's plane

Brady by Daddy's plane

Oooohh airplanes!

Just sitting on the tire of Daddy's plane, no big deal

Sitting under a C-17

Airshow fun!

Layla likes planes!

Layla and her Papa at the airshow

Just sitting on a C-17


We let Brady have the camera....and this is the picture we got!

It's not everday you get your diaper changed under a C-17

Walking the line

Umm sir we need a rescue!
Come see us again soon, Nana and Papa!! :)

Monday, August 20, 2012


Last Friday we said goodbye to Brian for two months and later that day Grandpa came and helped us drive up to Minnesota.  It was Layla's first time in Minnesota and her first long car ride.  Both kiddos really did great in the car and Brady couldn't have been more excited to see all of his grandparents and family!  Brady's sleep schedule got pretty off and he was kind of a crab but we had a great time in Minnesota!  The week really flew by and we're missing everyone a lot!  Here are some pictures from our trip to Minnesota:  *Warning, there are a lot of pictures!*
Eating dinner with Brian before he deployed.  Saying goodbye is no fun :(

Grandpa's here!

Brady and Layla checking out apps for the car ride. :)

Minnesota here we come!!

We were supposed to have Layla's baptism this weekend but since Brian's deployment got moved up we had to postpone it and just had a fun bbq instead!
Layla meeting her great grandma Ross for the first time

Meeting Great Grandpa Ross for the first time

So sweet!

Layla meeting the family and snuggling with Great Grandma Ross

Brady just hanging out with the boys

Brian skyping while we toasted to Danny and Dana

Layla with her godfather, Spike

Layla with her beautiful godmother, Catherine.  And photobombed by Uncle Danny. Oh, boy!

How Layla spent the majority of the bbq!

Layla and her nana

Layla with her godparents

No party is complete without a themed cheeseball!  Teddy bear for Layla! :)

Layla and Uncle Danny

Layla with the newly engaged couple!

We got to spend some quality time with Nana and Papa and Grandma and Grandpa too which both kiddos loved!
Spaghettios in your diaper= fun night

Swinging after spaghettios

Layla and Grandpa

She loves Minnesota

Brady helping Nana water

They loved the swing! :)

Layla off-roading already.  They start young.

Racing Papa down the slide

I even went sliding too! :)

The kiddos with Nana and Papa and their growth chart on the wall.  Layla was sad she's so much shorter than her brother

Being silly with Papa

Layla meeting Sharday for the first time!

Meeting Alex for the first time!

And meeting Laura for the first time!

Her and Sharday had a deep conversation

Layla with Laura's boyfriend Matt. Looks like a natural! ;)

Brady hanging out with his godmother opening his big brother presents.

He still loves his girlfriends!

Grandma with all of her babies

Playdoh fun!!

Layla with her papa

Verdict is in: Minnesota is fun!
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