Sunday, November 26, 2006

Turkey Day

Below is a picture of Brenna with Grandma and Grandpa from Thanksgiving. Looks like Brenna had too much to eat and is pondering giving some of it back.

Good times were had by all, we spent Thursday eating and sitting around. Emily spent Friday with her folks while I worked. On Saturday I helped Ron start building a covered deck for Becky (which he may be finished with today).

It's finally starting to feel like fall, the high today barely reached 70 degrees, and it was breezy.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, that's a pumpkin hat. It lasted about ten minutes before it was removed.

Monday, November 20, 2006


89 degrees in late November? Believe it. Supposedly it's going to be in the high 70's by weeks end, I'll believe it when I see it.

Wanna see some more "fall colors"? Addicted To Hoes has your fall fix, new blog posted there.

For those of you here for Brenna, here she is taking a bottle from Daddy.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Long Weekend

We started this weekend off on Friday, taking Brenna to her first national park, the Casa Grande Ruins, about an hour south of here. She slept all the way there, slept throughout our short tour of the ruins (have been there once before last November) and all the way to Florence before we had to stop to feed her (well, Emily did the feeding, I sat and whistled to myself).
Here is Brenna in front of the ruins. Nevermind the moron and his kid that wouldn't get out of the way of a touching family picture.

And here again in front of the viewing ramada, opposite the ruins.

It was a rather warm day, in the low 80's, but all in all a good time.
Later that day we received news that our dog Tazi was diagnosed with diabetes. Emily spent the remainder of Friday at the vets, learning how to give him shots twice a day, and test his pee (hmmm, fun) for blood sugar content.
Although I have no pictures to prove it, Saturday I went with Emily's dad and nephew back to the Florence area (between Florence and Hayden) for some hiking and quail hunting (I did the hiking, they did the shooting). Later that day her dad and brother-in-law came over and grinded up some tree limbs in a chipper that was found at a garage sale a few weeks ago.
Sunday was spent going to Sunday School for the first time since Brenna was born, and working out in the yard, where believe it or not, bulbs I planted back in late October are starting to come up!
Emily has one more week at home before she goes back to work, and Turkey Day is almost upon us!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Have A Green Thumb?

Well, me either, but I give it a go. There's a new post in the Addicted To Hoes blog! Whoo hoo! Fall colors ahoy!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

These Are Some Of My Favorite Things
(by Brenna)

- Riding in my shaky seat that plays music and has a bumble bee attached
- Riding in the car while Daddy plays loud music
- Dancing with Mommy while listening to loud music
- Going outside in the yard or riding in my stroller
- Laying in my crib watching my sheep go around and around and around and around

Here are some recent pictures, Daddy really likes this farmer outfit, I'm not too fond of it, matter of fact, I've pooped on it a time or two, hoping it'd get thrown out, but to no avail.

Here's a picture of me humoring Daddy while he poses with me in this outfit. I'm sooo happy to be wearing this.

I'm not sure what was so damn... um, darn funny here, but I was living La Vida Loca (I'm picking up some Spanish from the locals).

Someone must have been tickling me, or maybe I pooped on Mommy while she was changing me, that's the best, ha ha ha ha!

Finally, my first, I mean my last topless photo. I think my hair is starting to thin out, I'm sporting a widow's peak, I sure hope it grows back soon!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Happy Brenna!

Can you tell our lives revolve around our now 1-month old?

I could talk about how work has been going, how nice the weather's been, how our yard is doing (well, you could read about that in my gardening blog, actually), the state of the world, my favorite Mexican dish, etc, but this site has turned into a Brenna Blog, and rightfully so, I suppose.

After about a gazillion (or perhaps a few less than that) pictures, mom captured Brenna at her happiest today (keep scrolling for that).

The gas crisis, as I call it, has subsided in recent days, or mom is figuring out the best ways to sooth the savage Brenna beast. Not sure, but the last two evenings have been quiet, and today the crying and squaking have been mimimal.

Things that seem to quieten our little grrr-animal:

- car rides, preferably over 3rd world quality roads
- mom dancing to the Cherry Poppin Daddys (shall I recite the entire album for you?)
- leg exercises that dad performs on the toot-monster while she's in her crib
- the never-ending revolution of the three sheep over the crib
- sticking a boob in the screaming mouth (mom's, not mine)

And finally, what you came here for, HAPPY BRENNA (watching her sheep, no less)!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

More Brenna!

What else, after all! We drove Grandma Sheila to the airport this morning, and ran errands on the way home (including voting).

Below is a final picture of Sheila from this morning, with Emily and baby.

The many faces of Brenna...

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Weekend Of Adventure!

What a fun time we had this weekend! Grandma Sheila came to visit, and we all went (including Grandma Becky, not pictured, sorry!) to the Arboretum in Superior... Brenna's first big day out! She did very well, we managed to walk around a decent amount before she demanded to be fed lunch. All in all, good times, good times.

Pictures for your viewing pleasure, including Brenna in a 3 month moo-cow outfit (not pictured, but she's watching her sheep mobile intently), which she wore to Superior, and Sheila holding the wee little one.

Here we are, our first big trip out, the three of us!

Friday, November 03, 2006


As an afterthought to Halloween, here are some somewhat fuzzy pictures of Brenna, Mama, and Tazi (the TEB in TEBOT, if you will), from that night. Brenna tolerated her duck outfit for about 15 minutes, so this was the best I could do given the circumstances! We ran out of candy within an hour of starting, so many bloody kids in this neighborhood and people come in here from elsewhere, you'd have to spend hundreds to keep them in the goods all night.

Sheila is coming out to visit Brenna tomorrow through Tuesday, I'll post pictures of that as the weekend progresses. We're hoping to all go to the Arboretum in Superior on Sunday, the first big outing for our wee little one, who by the way weighs around 10 pounds now!

By the way, Tazi is supposed to be a pig, he lasted in his outfit about as long as Brenna. And for those keeping score at home, I'm not pictured, but I was dressed as a concert goer, sporting shorts and a Mastodon t-shirt. Yep, I was in the festive spirit of the holiday.

Here's Brenna attempting to eat her hand. Sorry for the quality of the picture, there must have been a goblin in the camera at the time these were taken.

This is the beginning of the end of the duck costume. Brenna greeting maybe 10 trick-or-treaters before she had had enough.