Catching Up...

Wow I didn't think I would ever get back to blogging, but I forced myself to sit down and post the pictures I had from the end of last year.
So if anyone wants to see I have back posts from Halloween thru Christmas now. :)

Now onto 2011!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Mylee wants to use the Potty

I am such a horrible blogger....does anyone ever check this anymore? Well this is what Mylee has been up to-

So this past week I was getting things ready for a yard sale so I pulled out a lot of stuff from storage and one thing I pulled out was Austin's old potty chair. Mylee pointed to it and asked for it. I put it on the ground and she sat on it. So I sweetly told her no you have to have your diaper off if you want to use it. So I stripped her down and she sat on it, she was extremely happy. Since she was showing interest I thought I would she what she would do. So I put the potty in the bathroom sat her down on it and tried to explain things to her....of course only being 21 months old she just smiled and had no clue what I was saying - or so I thought. After about a half hour of getting on and off the potty I figured she just was playing so I put a pair of Austin's underwear on her and let her enjoy the potty chair. I had her sit on it every 15-20 mins and finally she did it! She went pee in her potty! I was so excited and VERY surprised. She was so obsessed with the chair she probably spent 2 hours in the bathroom.
That night I hid her potty chair (she has yet to ask for it) I was to busy with work and getting a yard sale together I didn't have the time to devote to training like Mylee needed. I know I am horrible but she is only 21-months right now. I think I will be pulling the chair back out next week and actually see what she will do.
Of course I snapped a few pictures of my baby girl...who is turning into a big girl on me. :(

Thursday, May 19, 2011

I Heart My Kids

I don't know if anyone even read this anymore, lol. I am a horrible blogger. I am going to blame it on being busy with my photography but that's only the start, my sweet kiddos keep my quite occupied as well.

I thought I would jump on here really quick and post some updated pictures I took of the kids last month. I really want to make a wall collage out of these but as you can tell I am occupied with many other things. I know I need to get my priorities straight because I LOVE these pictures!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Winter Blues....

I have been the worst blogger lately. I still have stuff from October to post (plus Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Vacation)...will I ever get around to posting them? Who knows. I am going to blame this lack of motivation on the "winter blues" I am dealing with. Going to California and spending 2 weeks in the sun was wonderful...and now that the vacation is over and we are back in the cold, I haven't felt like doing much of anything. January is kind of a depressing month (it is even worse as I get closer to 30). I am having a hard time getting anything done. Even going back to work is a struggle for me (even though I love what I do and I enjoy my photography). Even my kids are cranky! I wish it was warm so I could send them outside to play, and maybe I could have a clean house - for at least 10 minutes!

I think my attitude and depression would melt about if that darn SUN would shine (and the snow would vanish). I could do really well on the island of Kauai!

Am I the only one who feels this way?


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Morning 2010

This Christmas was our first spent by ourselves. Aaron's family went to Neola to be with his sister so we just decided to stay home and do Christmas with just our little family. (not going to lie, I really had to talk Aaron into it, and he still is mad about it).

And our annual tradition of new PJ's on Christmas Eve:

I thought it was really funny that before Mylee opened her new PJ's I realized that she was wearing the same ones that we had gotten her last year. Yeap she is still in 3-6 month clothes. So I thought it would be fun to post last years picture and the one I took of her this year in the same PJs.....

Had to share this picture of Mylee playing with the tree ornaments.

And now for Christmas morning:
Aaron talking to his mom on the phone and thanking her for the gifts.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Our Christmas Card

It's really hard to see since they are really small but I just had to throw it into our blog:

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Annual Brendle Bowl-off

This has become a fun tradition in my family. We usually try and do it Christmas Eve but with my sister living in Utah and spending most Christmas with Aaron's family we have to do it whenever it works for everyone. This year we did it the weekend before Christmas and held our little family Christmas then.

I am proud to say that Aaron and I won the bowl-off and took home the trophy this year. Yes there is a trophy (Aaron took an old bowling trophy from when he was a kid and turned it into the Brendle Bowl-off award. Yeah he's cool like that!)

The little boys loves playing on the games while we bowled.

Daddy helping Austin bowl

It was really fun this year watching the kids bowl and have fun at the bowling alley. It brought back a lot of memories for me. My dad actually owned Statelite Lanes when I was little (I remember cleaning it to earn an allowance) Dad sold it when I was in 1st grade. Funny thing is I don't think much has changed except the automatic scoring.

Had to post this picture of Mylee and Khloee admiring each others Gymboree outfits. :)

Monday, December 20, 2010

The Day-to-Day happenings...

I just have a bunch of random pictures I thought I'd share from the past month:

I love having a girl I can get all dressed up and put pigtails in her hair.....Mylee doesn't like it so much. :)
It takes me a while to get her ready and only 2 seconds for Mylee to get her shoes off and hair pulled out. I still haven't found that other hair bow she pulled out.

Grandma Jan brought over some chocolates for Austin and Mylee...and Mylee really enjoyed it!

I have been really busy lately with my photography and so I have to spend most of my days editing. Basically I have to let the kids trash my office while I work so I can get stuff done. Well Mylee found my baby gift stash (I buy things like baby shoes and outfits to keep on hand for baby gifts)...she thought she hit the jackpot with all the cute baby shoes.

The kids LOVE bath time!

Enjoying some playtime with daddy (Mylee was a little scared - but Austin Loved it)

I was really worried about Austin's 2 back teeth, they looked like they are rotting (I was upset because we are pretty good about brushing his teeth) I took him into the dentist and he said they weren't rotting but they were just discolored. Most likely he said that Austin had a really high fever when he was cutting those teeth and so it caused them to look that way. But the dentist wasn't worried since they are just baby teeth. Austin did pretty well, I thought he would cry. He loved the Toy Story tooth brush he got.

Austin loves his trains, and he likes to make everything into a train. I thought it was really cute when he took his chairs and made his own little train for him and Mylee.

This little tool bench is what Austin got for Christmas last year, sad thing is I just barely opened it up so he could play with it....I know I am a bad mother.