Monday, June 29, 2009

Brennan Crawling?

So, I wonder if Brennan will start crawling soon? He's been doing this little shimmy thing for a day or so now, and it's sort of like crawling, but not quite. It sure is adorable though!
He half rolls to one side, then hikes up his leg and then boosts himself forward about 1/2 inch. All this while NOT lifting his belly off of the ground. He sure is expending a lot of energy for so little movement! There has to be a more effective way!!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

We celebrated Father's Day a little differently this year than in years past.
The women prepared a yummy brunch for the dads that consisted of eggs, pastries, bagels, pancakes, bacon, quiche, etc. It was all sooo good!
After our brunch at my MIL's house, we all went to my FIL's house to celebrate with him a little bit. Karen made some really yummy finger foods...hummus, bruschetta, dips, quiche.
We took some family pictures, and just had a good time.
I wish all of the fathers out there a wonderful Father's Day. Miguel, you are such a great father to the boys, and they love you so much. You won't ever know how excited Colin is when he hears you pull up at night from work. It's beautiful.
The rest of the pictures are on my smugmug.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Cutest Thing...

So, for about a week or so now, Brennan has been blowing kisses to everyone. I love all of his new tricks, but I especially love this one. He purposefully blows kisses. It is just too adorable.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Brennan Update

The dermatologist just called back to tell me that Brennan's skin biopsy came back. Wow! They told me 10-14 days, and it's only been 3!

God is good!

Brennan has a mastocytoma. I'll let you follow the link to read, b/c I won't be able to explain it correctly. Basically, it's NOTHING to worry about!!! Yay!
He may get more spots, but they will go away eventually, when he's a few years old. I'm just so happy that it's not cancer or something terrible like that.

Thank you for you thoughts and prayers. I know they helped!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Crazy Ebay People

I received an e-mail from someone yesterday regarding an eBay item that they won from me a year ago.
Background story: This person won the item. Never paid for it. I sent an invoice. Waited. Never received payment. After waiting 30 days for payment, I filed a 'non-paying bidder' complaint so I could get back my insertion and Final Value Credit fees. EBay contacted buyer, but never got a response from them. EBay closed the case and gave me my money back.
This buyer e-mailed me and asked me to 'help' them get their eBay account back. (Apparently, they were banned). They gave me some sob story about how their kids got into their account, bought the item blah, blah, blah. I e-mailed him back and told him that this was a year ago, the case was closed, and there was nothing I could do. He e-mailed me again this morning asking the same thing. I e-mailed him and told him the same thing. Then he e-mailed me back and told me how he paid me and how I should just help him out.
I went back into my eBay records and looked everything up...just to give him the benefit of the doubt. It was as I remembered it...he never paid and never responded to any attempts to make the situation right. I e-mailed him back and told him to stop e-mailing me, that this was A YEAR AGO, and that there was nothing I could do.
Next thing I know...30 minutes later I received a PHONE CALL from this man. He was blaming me for ruining his account (but I went back and I was not the only person who had problems with him) and that he would never be able to use e-bay again b/c of me!
The gall! #1 - It was a YEAR AGO. Get over it. #2 - He never paid for the item! I didn't leave him negative feedback or anything, I just filed to have my money returned. #3 - DON"T CALL ME!
Some people are just ridiculous!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Brennan Update

I just want to thank everyone for your prayers and thoughts today. Miguel and I were very nervous about Brennan's dermatology appointment.

The dermatologist looked at the 'growth' on Brennan's leg and immediately thought that it wasn't anything harmful. He gave us 2 diagnosis (long weird names) that he thinks it could possibly be...both benign. It's definitely a mass of cells. He told us that we could take the 'wait and see' approach...basically keep an eye on it and if it changes bring him back in. I hate this approach. He also offered to do a skin biopsy on him. That would give us a definitive answer as to what it is, but it involves a needle and a razor thingy. This option is a little more painful now, but at least we would have results. We chose to have the skin biopsy.

They did the biopsy right then and there, and Brennan did GREAT! He barely cried for the numbing medicine, and didn't feel the biopsy at all. We can expect to have results back in 10-14 days. We are hoping for the best. The dermatologist feels pretty confident as well.

I'll update again when I get the results back. Please keep Brennan in your prayers. Thanks!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Prayers for Brennan

To make a long story short, Brennan has some sort of growth on his leg near his groin that has been growing and changing colors for a couple of months. The last couple of weeks, I've noticed it looking worse so I took him to see his pediatrician today. The pediatrician didn't have any idea what it was and was quite concerned. He referred us to a dermatologist and said that he wants a second opinion.
Getting an appointment with a dermatologist isn't an easy feat.There is usually a few week to a few month wait to get in to see one. I got a call at 5:45 this evening and it was the dermatologist office that I wanted to go to (I called several), and they gave us an appointment for tomorrow at 11:00 am.

So, please keep Brennan in your prayers tomorrow. I don't what is going to happen during the appointment, but I am hoping for the best. Thanks!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

8 Month Comparison

Colin - TOP Brennan - BOTTOM

8 Months Old

My little Brennan is 8 months old. I can't believe how fast time is flying! Pretty soon I'll be planning his 1st birthday party. I don't even want to think about that!
Brennan is rolling all over the place to get to where he wants to be. He's trying so hard to crawl, but he's just doesn't get that you have to lift your belly up off of the floor. He kicks his legs like crazy, but with the belly on the floor...well, he doesn't move. It's pretty cute watching him.
He's got 2 teeth so far, and is working on the top ones. His temperament has gotten a little better. Just a little. At least now I can put him down on the floor and he will play for a little while without crying. But, God forbid I leave his sight...the tears flow!
We won't have a doctor's appointment until 9 months, so I'll update his weight at that time.
He's eating very well. He loves his solid foods. He's still on stage 2, but that's just because I have a ton left. As soon as they are gone, we are moving to stage 3...where I think he'll be much more satisfied. He's holding his own bottle and it's so cute!
We've been doing some simple signing with him for a couple months now, and he understands what we are doing, but I haven't seen him sign back yet. We do the milk sign and he opens his mouth very wide for a bottle. Can you say ADORABLE!?!
He just loves his big brother Colin. When we can't get Brennan to calm down, Colin will walk over and make a silly face at him, and all of a sudden Brennan is laughing.

Monday, June 08, 2009

I'm Catching Up...

Wow, I haven't blogged in a bit. I've missed the last 2 weeks of the Digi Collab. Where have I been?

Just busy...but I'm uploading pictures now, and I'll try to get to updating my blog soon. Maybe even tonight.

I'm even thinking about going back and making pages for the digi collab that I missed. I'm livin' on the wild side now!

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Happy Birthday

Christian's birthday was at then end of May, but we celebrated with a party today. He's 2! Wow, time flies. He had a jungle themed party, and got his face painted like a lion. How cute! Colin didn't want any part of the face painting. The kids played 'Pin the Nose on the Elephant' and broke a pinata!

Friday, June 05, 2009


So, this is a hard one for me...but tonight was Bianca's HS graduation. For those who don't know, Bianca is Miguel's sister, so my SIL. The reason it's hard is because I have known Bianca since she was just a baby...literally. She was not even 1 when I met her...maybe 6 months or so. So, to see her graduate from HS is a happy moment, but also a sad moment. She has grown up into such a beautiful, caring & kind person. She has decided to go to the University of Arkansas and we will miss her so much when she leaves.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Brennan & Alyson Kolb

Today I watched a few of the Kolb girls, and I just had to get a few pictures of Brennan & Alyson together. They are just a day apart in age and oh so cute!!!

Monday, June 01, 2009

2nd Tooth

Brennan cut his 2nd tooth today! Well, actually last night, b/c when he woke up this morning, he had it! It's right next to his other tooth. He looks so cute with a couple teeth. As soon as I can capture a picture with his teeth showing, I'll post it!

Happy Anniversary

Happy anniversary Chris and Casey Kolb! I hope that you have a wonderful day and may God bless you with many more happy years!