Friday, November 28, 2008

Bryson's first Thanksgiving

Every year for Thanksgiving, we drive 2 hours to Shane's grandmother's house for the day. We all had a wonderful time and stuffed ourselves on great food. Bryson of course had fun playing and getting into everything. He also had fun playing with his cousin Destiny whom he adores.
Bryson & Destiny
Kissin' cousins

Favorite Photo Friday #36

Bryson in mommy's boots

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

This year I have so much to be thankful for. The most important thing being Bryson. This has been the greatest year for me yet because I became a mommy and Bryson became a part of our family. He is by far the best thing that has ever happened to us. I still remember the feeling and heartache of thinking we would never get the chance to be parents. It is amazing what roads our lives can lead us down. I will be forever grateful for being led down the path to Bryson. Who would have ever thought that we would just have to fly across the world to find "our son." Being a mommy is the hardest job I have ever had, but when he leans over to kiss me, you quickly forget all the kicks, screams, bites, tantrums, etc. Even after being home over 9 months with B, I still find myself watching him in complete amazement that he is all mine. He fulfills us, he completes us (don't get me wrong, I want another, but I will save that for another post on another day). Bryson, I love you more than words could describe.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sea World

On Saturday, my mother in law took us to Sea World along with Shane's grandmother. I wasn't sure how Bryson would like it since our visit to Universal Studios wasn't too successful. He loved it though! We first went to watch some dolphins and he kept squealing over them. He has recently learned the word ball, so he called all the ornaments throughout the park, balls. We saw several shows and the first one he loved so much that he sat the entire 30 minutes. I couldn't believe it. Of course any animal he saw, he called a kitty because all animals are kitties or moos.

Grammy & Bryson

GG & Bryson

Bryson flirting

Daddy & Bryson watching the dolphins

Favorite Photo Friday (Monday) #35

Bryson & daddy playing

Friday, November 14, 2008

Favorite Photo Friday #34

The thing you can't see Bryson staring at, is pigs! We went to a small fair and he sat and watched the pigs forever. He even tried climbing in the cages with him. I hope there is no pig farming in his future!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

9 months Gotcha Day

Today is 9 months Gotcha Day. It's hard to imagine that he has been with us for 9 months. Each week he grows, does new things and surprises us in many ways.

I got a call from his GI specialist last week. One of the biopsies from his endoscopy came back and he has H-Pylori. She also tested him and he is lactose intolerant. She has put him on 2 more medications, for a total of 4 now. I am so happy that I kept pushing this issue. I knew in my gut and heart that something wasn't right with him. I am also glad this wonderful speech therapist kept pushing the issue as well. Now that we have all these answers and results, it explains so much. Like the way he has acted and the way he has been eating. It is going to be a long road with his eating, but one day he will eat like a normal child.

Tanya and Oliver were staying at the beach near us for the weekend, so we drove out Saturday afternoon to visit with them. The boys were cute together, especially when they kept closing themselves in the bedroom and giggling at it. This time Shane came along and it was nice for the 4 of us to be able to talk about our experiences. It was also nice to sit back and talk with Tanya while our husbands chased after the boys.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Favorite Photo Friday #33

I know, he is 2 and still has an occasional bottle. Right now, it's his security with everything going on.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Bryson's birthday party

We had Bryson's 2nd birthday party on Sunday at a local park. We had a great turnout and I am so grateful to everyone that came and spent the day with him. I can honestly say, I don't think Shane or I had Bryson more than a few minutes the whole day. He was off running around with friends and family. It was kinda nice to not have to chase after him for one day. He received lots of wonderful toys and clothes. He had fun opening all the gifts, but he really enjoyed playing in the wrapping paper and tissue paper. The aftermath of it is still sitting in our game room. Since he missed his first birthday, we gave him his own cake and it only took him seconds to figure out what he was supposed to do with it. I also had a pinata and he very much enjoyed hitting it. Overall, it turned out to be a great day and I think he had lots of fun!

Click to play
Create your own scrapbook - Powered by <span class=Smilebox" src="" width=386>
Make a Smilebox scrapbook