Thursday, October 27, 2011

Brinley's 1st Snow!

In true Denver weather it was 70ish on Monday and snowing by Tuesday. Although the snow is a pain and putting Brinley in a hat, coat and gloves takes an extra five minutes I was excited for her first snow.
Brinley was mesmerized by the big white flakes that were landing on her arm and we spent quite a long time just watching it fall through the window. We might have a snow bunny on our hands :)

After Ryan got home we bundled her up and got her pictures of her outside...

Making faces :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mommy's Little Pumpkin....

A few weeks ago a friend of mine who I've known for about 13 years took some pictures of Brinley. Mindy is just starting a photography business called Mindy Renee Photography. She does an amazing job and was beyond patient when Brinley needed a quick cat nap in order to finish the session.

I few weeks ago I posted here about Brinley's adventures in pumpkin picking. We found the perfect pumpkin to put Little Miss in and this is the end result.....

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hi Everyone....


I've been trying to capture all of Brinley's accomplishments on video to share with all of you. It's been hard because she doesn't like to perform for the camera. She's been a dancing fool recently, until I get the camera out, so you'll have to wait on that video. However, I was able to catch her pulling up from a full sitting position without help. For weeks she's been pulling up on everything when she's able to use us a a helper. However, just this weekend Binley decided she didn't need help anymore and pulled her self right up at one point she even let go a stood on her own for a few seconds...

Apparently I can only load one video at a time, so I'll be posting the video of Little Miss waving in a minute...

Wordless Wednesday....Beanie Baby

It's getting cool in Denver and it was time to break out Brinley's winter gear last night when we went to the store. She looks so stinkin cute in her hat I don't ever want to take it off her. After pulling it off just once while trying to take pictures she left the hat on all throughout the cute!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Brinley's Princess Birthday Bash...

My baby girl turned 8 months old yesterday! I can hardly believe 4 very short months I'll have a 1 year old!
After attending Addie's first birthday, my head has been spinning thinking about what our plans for Brinley's birthday will be. I've decided on a lot...we've got our theme and dates, but I'm still working on a place for each party. Little Miss will have a party here in Denver and then a second party back home the weekend after her birthday. She's one lucky lady!

When thinking of themes I found myself venturing to Pinterest. Oh my goodness....I could spend hours and hours looking through the adorable ideas on that site. I haven't ventured much past birthdays and everything pink, but I think I'm really going to like this site. While sifting through the thousands of pictures one caught my eye and it became the vision of the whole party....

This ladies and gentleman is the inspiration for Brinley's Pretty in Pink Princess Birthday Bash! Look at that adorable is that? And the tissue paper pom poms.... I can't wait to get started!! With all the holidays between now and Feburary we'll be very busy so I plan on getting started early so I don't have so much to do at the end. Right now, we're still in the planning stage but I plan on starting to buying supplies here and there when Hobby Lobby has everything I need at 50% off. That's a lot of tulle, so I'm going to need to get it at bargain prices!

Here are the rest of the pictures that are inspiring her birthday bash....

The letter "B" will be on the door...

I'm hoping the cake/dessert table will look something like this...

How cute is this for the background for the cake smashing pictures?!?!

Not sure we'll do cupcakes, but the cake stand will also have tutu!

Mmmm...cake pops! I can't wait to try my hand at these...I might have to practice a few dozen times :)
These adorable pink pretties will be the party favors for the "big kids"

Stay tuned as the party plans progress over the next few months...

Thursday, October 6, 2011

8 Months....

Another month has past and that means Little Miss is 8 months old!! I feel like the months are going by faster and faster these days which means before we know it will be celebrating Brinley's 1st birthday (stay tuned tomorrow for a preview of her 1st birthday theme).

Brinley's personality is really starting to blossom. We have a little girl who knows what she wants and she'll let you know if you aren't giving her that. Her smile never stops and she's talking more and more. She's also starting pulling up on things, she can't do it everytime yet, but she sure tries! Brinley has also started waving and has turned into a waving fool :)

- Big people food (yogurt, oatmeal, pasta, ground turkey, pasta sauce, diced carrots, carrot sticks, green pepper sticks, and mashed potatoes)
- Standing up like a big girl (she no longer likes to sit)
- Pulling up on anything and everything
- Bath time
- Kids (especially Taylor and Devon, but when they aren't around any kid will do even random ones in stores make her giggle)
- Chewing on paper (I'm not sure why paper is her favorite, but if it's in site she'll do everything in her power to get it in her mouth)
- Clapping (she still needs help)
- Playing Patty Cake

- Putting on shirts (something about putting her arms in the holes makes her mad)
- Getting paper taken away from her
- Jar baby food...the girl hates it, no matter what. (Some of the plastic Gerber stuff is ok, everything else she spits out)

I've also seen her first temper tantrum. It all happened because I didn't give her a carrot to chew on when she wanted it (I was trying to get her into the stroller first) she screamed and arched her back trying to throw herself out of the stroller. It was a lovely glimpse into our future :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wordless Wednesday....

Oh Baby....

Brinley is lucky to have many special boys in her life, infact I may or may not have promised her to 3 different ones already :)
One of my best friends recently had an adorable baby boy, Griffin. He's so sweet and the kid has hair....lots and lots of hair....Brinley was jealous :)

Brinley meets Griffin

Brinley is eyeing Griffins paci...she eventually stole it

Miss Lydia and Brinley

Brinley also loves her buddy Weston, son of our best friends and Brinley's God Parents. He's just 11 days older than Brinley and super adorable. He is a baby on a mission and NEVER sits still. He's crawling like a champ and pulling up on everything. I'm sure he'll be walking before Brinley figures out the whole crawling thing. Brinley just adored him...she was constantly smiling at him and trying to get his attention, but in true boy form Weston was oblivious to the advances :)

I want to touch your face :)


"Uncle" Ryan and Brinley

Happy Boy!