Saturday, October 31, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 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
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
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
Friday, October 9, 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
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.
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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