Saturday, October 31, 2009

Mommy's Little Pumpkin

Mommy's Little Pumpkin
Halloween 2009

This year for Halloween my parents and Evan decided to go to Camas and spend the weekend with the Burnett's. We all love visiting them so I took my new little family up there too! Brody always loves getting away especially to go see a few cute girls who love him and give him tons of attention. He had so much fun! This year I just could not make up my mind on what Brody should be. I keep going back and forth, I thought it would be really cute to have him be a monkey since I always call him Monk (short for monkey) or my little monkey. My Mom thought I should have him wear the same pumpkin costume I wore when I was little. In the end we just went with the pumpkin mostly out of shortage of time and cheapest...but I'm so glad I did! The funny part is I found a picture of me in it and on the back it said I was 3 1/2 years old, well Brody fits in it perfectly and is only 1!

Helping pass out candy before we went out

He HATED it at first, but eventually warmed up to the idea. I think the biggest thing for him to get over was the hat, he hates hats with a passion!

The crew-Erika as a fairy, Emma as a witch, Evan as a nerd, and Brody as a pumpkin. Brody wouldn't stop stairing at Evan, I don't think he quiet knew what to make of him.

We all had to take turns holding Brody..he is sooo heavy. He is walking now and we let him a little bit but he's still pretty slow.

It wasn't very long before our little guy started dosing off. He would literally fall asleep in our arms on the way to a door haha, crazy guy! And there's Dad already mooching off Brody's candy!

We thought it was cute how his pumpkin was like a pillow for him.

We we're sad that Anya couldn't be with us this year, we went to Utah to see her last year for Halloween when Brody was only one month. We miss and love you Anya and hope you enjoy the pictures!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Can That Be Comortable?!?

Can That Be Comfortable?!?
August 28th, 2009

I hardly ever put Brody in his crib without him being asleep, I would like to plenty of times but I just don't do it. I hate to hear his cry and I know that most likely he wont end up falling asleep anyways and then he will be even more ticked off and cling then he was before. Today was an exception. I was trying to get ready for work, already running behind like usual and he just was not working with me at all. I tried several times to give him a bottle and get him to sleep but he just wouldn't give in even though I knew he was tired. He tends to fight his sleep a lot. He was being extremely clingy and I just couldn't possible get ready for work on time while holding a screaming baby. So I did it, I put him in his crib. I did feel bad, but not quiet as bad because I knew he was super tired. This was the first time he actually fell asleep on his own in his crib and in the most uncomfortable position ever! He must have been sitting up crying and just wore himself out so much that he leaned forward and fell asleep. Babies can sleep in the weirdest positions sometimes!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

More Teeth!!

More Teeth!!
October 25th, 2009

I dont know why I havnt thought to check or even look at Brodys teeth lately, I guess I just wasnt too worried about it. Today we were playing around and he was acting like he would bit my finger which made him laugh everytime. For some reason I checked his back gums and I felt TEETH! He wouldnt let me get a good feel but he definatly has at least 4 new teeth, one on each side on top and bottom. It felt like his right one on top wasnt all the way out yet though. I called my mom and asked if she had notices, she said she didnt but that explains why he can chew a lot better lately. She also said that he wasnt cranky for her ever. He was cranky for me, but nothing more then his usual. We were thinking about it though and a week or so ago he had a runny noise so thats probiboly when it started. Last time he got teeth in his two on the top came first then the other 6 came all around the same time. Maybe its better just to get it all out of the way at once!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Gap Casting Call!!

Gap Casting Call!!
Okay, so I know the odds aren't great but I still think Brody is pretty stinkin cute. I entered Brody in the 2009 Gap Casting Call. We would love your help voting for him!
To vote go to gapcastingcall.com, you have to register first. Once your registered and get to the galleries of all the pictures there's a place at the top right hand corner that says type in a member name or contestant ID number. Brody's ID number is 508032252, or just go to the link below.Your allowed one vote per day. I know, its kind of a pain to vote, sorry!
Brody S. submitted by brodysmithsmom for the Gap Casting Call
Source: family.go.com
Brody S. Entry submitted by brodysmithsmom for the Gap Casting Call. See if Brody S. has what it takes to be the next Gap Model.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


October 20th, 2009

Brodys been walking for almost a month now and I know that all you Prosser people have already seen him do it a ton of times but Aunt Anya has been dieing to see Brody! She's always asking questions about him, I can tell she misses him tons. So heres your video youv been asking for Anya, hope you enjoy!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Shopping With The Boys

Shopping With The Boys
October 16th, 2009
Annie Austin Brody and I made a trip to Tricities today. There is this new store that sells used baby clothes in it that we wanted to check out (we love the children's Attic!) Well the store ended up being kind of a disappointment but the trip was still fun. We went to Target, I swear I cant hardly ever go to Tricities without stopping at Target. I was expecting them to have those fun carts that have the steering wheels in them or something but instead we found these....interesting was my first thought. The boys seemed to like them alright but personally I think Target needs to get with it and get some funny baby carts, I mean really!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Camping/Four Wheeling Trip

Camping/Four Wheeling Trip
September 26th, 2009

A while ago our good friends the Dawsey's invited us to go on they're yearly camping trip with them. I don't really do a whole lot of camping, I like it though as long as there is either a shower nearby or we are only going overnight. Stuart on the other hand loves camping. I am not even kidding you he was obsessive about this trip, talking about it all the time. Stuart has two Toyota Four Runners and lets just say they were his first love. I joke around that if he ever was to have an affair it would be with his white four runner. He always wanted a friend that had one too to go on trails with so he was very excited when Devin bought his. Saturday we all headed up to the mountains, we ended up somewhere past Naches. I'm not sure exactly where, and to tell you the truth I don't know if anyone else knows exactly where either. It was a beautiful day out, a little chilly but still really nice.

The Men setting up Devin and Annie's tent. As you can see theirs was very large!

Austin and Brody in Devin's Four Runner. The boys loved playing in these, especially in the drivers seat with the steering wheel. They also got into trouble digging through all the change in the middle. These two boys are pretty funny to watch when they get going.

Our tent on the other hand wasn't so big. As you can see there wasn't a huge amount of room left once the air mattress was blown up (something I demanded we took with us). We used my Dad's tent. He had two to pick from, this one and a bigger one. Well this one was easier to set up so we just went with the smaller one.

Annie and I in front of Devin's. I'm so glad that we are becoming better friends. It is nice to have a friend who's husband is best friends with Stuart and little boy is only 10 months older then Brody. We all love hanging out together!

It was getting pretty late by the time we got camp all set up so we just went on a short trail that was right next to where we stayed. This is how Stuart drives most of the time only his head is usually sticking out the window more. Apparently your supposed to watch the tires flex or something. I saw it a few times, or at least I think I did.

Once the sun went down it got really cold! Or at least Annie and I thought it did. I made sure to get Brody all nice and bundled up. He even keep his hat on which usually doesn't happen. It usually only lasts for about 10 seconds if that.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Camping/Four Wheeling Trip

Camping/Four Wheeling Trip
September 27th, 2009

Saturday night was FREEZING. Seriously though, it was bad. Luckily Brody sleep in between us so he stayed pretty warm. His poor little face and hands were pretty cold though. Sunday morning was very cold too. Somehow Stuart didn't think It was bad though, I'm always cold though. Both Brody and Austin were being pills during Breakfast. Devin made us pancakes and eggs and neither of them wanted much of anything to do with it. So we pretty much went driving around and found a trail first thing in the morning.
Brody did so great the whole trip (other then breakfast). I was pretty worried that he wouldn't like it because we would be bumping around a lot and get sick of being in the car. He really liked it though and he did a lot of sleeping. It seemed like ever time we went he took at least two naps. When he was awake he loved just looking out the window.

The views were beautiful!
Devin and Stuart climbing a hill...show offs.
The beginning of trail 684 or Naches Trail. It was very crowded with trees, there were a few times where I swore we were going to make it through. But we always fit through, even if it was just barley. This trail was also a very popular one with the dirt bikes. There was tons of them. It was kind of a pain because we would have to stop and move over so that they could get through. Their faces told us a few times that they thought we were a pain too, but for the most part everyone was nice about it.
This was the first crazy thing we came to on this trail. It was a crazy but really fun one to go on. It was marked under easy, and if this is really an easy on then I don't even want to know what a hard one is like! It doesn't show it that great in this picture but this is a pretty steep hill. Stuart and Devin ran up to the top to see what it was like before we went for it.
Stuart making the climb. If you look in the top right hand corner you can see Devin's Four Runner at the bottom of the hill, it kind of shows how steep it was.
I guess I didn't realize that once we went up we would also have to go down. You know when your on a roller coaster and you get butterfly's, well I had butterfly's! I was seriously scared for all of our lives at this point! (ok I'm probably over reacting, but hey it was scary). This is the best picture I got of the way down. It wasn't only the downhill that scared me but also the steep drop that was right next to us on Stuarts side. There was nothing stopping us from going over, ya pretty scary. Even Stuart got a little nervous at one point.
Once we got past the craziness it was a lot of bumpy trail and tree roots. I was pretty surprised at how much fun I had, It seemed like Annie was enjoying it too.
Devin coming up over a hill.
There were a lot of these bridges of this specific trail. They were fun to go over. Stuart wanted a picture of it because he said it is in all of his Four Wheeling magazines.
We stopped and got out for a little bit to let everyone have a break, especially the little boys who had been in they're car seats all morning and afternoon.
Austin loved throwing bark over the ledge!
Brody just liked playing with it.
Brody loves it when Daddy gets down and plays with him in the dirt. Stuart was trying to sneak up on Brody in this pictures, I'm not sure how good it worked though.
The Dawsey's, what a cute little family.
Back on the trail

We went back to camp for some lunch and went on the trail by our camp again. Devin really liked going through the mud so the boys went through it again and again and again.
There was a bane on campfires so we just improvised. We made smores on the stove. Not quiet the same, but still tasty! Austin's lovin his marshmallow.
Our little reader. Brody loves to read, this is how he keep himself entertained for part of the ride. It was funny because once in a while it would end up upside down. I told you he sleep a lot! I don't know how anyone could sleep through all that bumping and throwing around.

Stuart wanted to go on this trail because it was a historical trail. I guess it used to be a wagon trail. It is a very popular one.
The scenery was breathtaking! Reminds me of Twilight!!
Okay, so we might have gotten a little bit lost. Haha who am I kidding, we were lost. by the end of the trail, or at least were we stopped I was not feeling good at all. I think a whole days worth or bumps and my body being thrown around caught up to me and made me sick to my stomach. I had to keep my window rolled down because I thought I was going to loose it with every bump we took. We weren't sure If the trail was done or not but I couldn't take it any longer so we took a dirt road to what we thought would be out of there. Well little did we know it wasn't. We drove around for a couples hours before we finally found our way off that stupid mountain.
It was pitch dark by the time we got back to clean up camp. we got everything cleaned up pretty fast and left. We stopped at the gas station and I got some motion sickness pills (they didn't have a lot to pick from). I swear it must have worked miracles or something because I was completely out. It felt like we were only in the car for 5 minutes before Stuart woke me up and we were home. Over all We all had a great little trip. It was so much fun to be able to go somewhere with friends. We would love to go back next year. Maybe a little earlier in the year though so its warmer. Stuart is already trying to talk Devin into going back for a day trip he misses it so much, and to tell you the truth I wouldn't mind going back either.

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