Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Little Gym and a little more

Levi got his first knot on his head at the babysitter's this week. :( He pulls up on everything so he falls quite a bit too. It's hard to see it in this picture but you can kind of see the little bruise.

We are enjoying a wonderful and lazy weekend at home! We love to go....but man it feels good to stay home. It was a crazy first week back at work so I was super excited to spend some time with my boys!

We went to Berripop Friday night.

Followed by playing in the fountains.
This morning we were super busy starting off with our first Little Gym class! I'm so excited to do this with Levi every week!!! As you can tell he's the young end of his age group but I think he's going to love it. He's taking a few steps when we hold his hands now but he wasn't too sure about the hula hoop walking.

Playing ball with Daddy!
I'm practicing my standing mom....this is serious.
Land surfing.....
followed with a tuck and roll!
Now this he loved! It's baby foosball...haha.
And I found these....I forgot I took them with my little camera while we were in Amarillo! Enjoying some Rudy's after church.

Look how handsome they are in their matching shirts!!!!
The kids come back to school on Monday morning. I'm not nearly ready, we've been struggling with power issues in my portable. They've started building our new school next to us so we're one big construction site! BUT...things are all ready for the first day and that's most important. We've got plans the next two weekends and then our only plans are to stay in HOUSTON. (Until Thanksgiving anyway....haha.) I'm not promising a post next week...that all depends on if I can see straight after work!

Sunday, August 14, 2011


We went made a trip up to Amarillo to visit Trent's family last weekend. First stop....Grammy and Poppy's house!

This is what happens when you leave these two in charge of the baby, haha!

Then we headed over to Trent's dad's to visit. Here are a bunch of Coleman boys. :)
Brian, Danielle, Levi and Daddy.
Then it was back to Mimi's for a cookout! Trent's mom recently redid her kitchen so we were so excited to see it! It looks WONDERFUL! Brielle and Levi were SO adorable! They don't look to excited to see each other, but they really were! Diana got some adorable pictures so check her out at to see more.
The whole Gann clan!
Sunday we went to church, lunch, then Trent played golf with his friends. Levi and I hung out with Mimi and Grandpa Lin and I got to have dinner and SNOW CONES with Diana! I LOVE Diana and I LOVE snow cones! I was a happy girl!Auntie Diana gave Levi this awesome Diego bubble blower, he thought it was awesome!

I got Levi some shirts a while back that said "I didn't do it, Nobody saw me do it, I wanna speak to my Mimi." He also had one that said Grammy. So cute!
Monday morning we went to feed the ducks and to the zoo before we headed home.

I got this one as I was unpacking, isn't he cuuuute?!?
We got a nice surprise at the end of the week! The Bates/Browning clan was going to Galveston! I drove down to see them for the afternoon and the boys had a blast! I don't have any pictures of them on the beach because it's MISERABLY humid this time of year and I wasn't taking any chances on getting "the fog" in my camera. I was a nervous wreck with him on the beach! I'm not usually (well at least I don't think I am) a nervous mom. But the beach is a different ball game!! He liked the water, of course since he was with me we only went ankles deep. I don't do the ocean. But the sand is what he loved! He crawled all over shoveling handfuls of sand in his mouth! He kept picking up shells and trying to eat them. After about 30 minutes of that, we decided to go back inside. Haha! Definitely no more beach trips without dad! Of course we had to put them in the bath because they were sandy from head to toe!
I swear Levi is changing EVERY DAY! I've been trying to get him to say touchdown for a couple of weeks and he's got it down now!! It's adorable! He did it for this couple at church this morning and of course got a huge applause.

He's all over the place, we have entered the "no, no" stage. We say no no, he turns around and shakes his head at us, then goes on with what he was doing. He knows the word...but not necessarily the meaning yet. I am not the mom that doesn't spank my kid. So yes, we have already been giving spankings. It breaks my heart, but my parents did it and I think my parents did a fantastic job! Trent and I both feel like it's the right thing to do, but it's so sad when he gets his feelings hurt!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

9 months!!

I have only 1 goal today, get blog updated!!! I planned on doing it FIRST thing this morning, but got a call at 7:30am that they desperately needed someone to teach Body Combat at 9:30am! I haven't taught since I was 35 weeks pregnant! I've been working out again, but taking a class is completely different than teaching a class! So I practiced my booty off for an hour or so then headed off to the gym. I'm always nervous to teach this specific class because the same lady has been teaching it for YEARS! If you're a group exercise person you know how that goes. Those classes are SCARY! Not to mention that instructor is one of the BEST, and the boss at my gym! But it went great and I forgot how much I liked teaching!

We had a very relaxing week at home last week.....MUCH NEEDED!

Here's Levi chowing down on a peach pop. He went to town on it, then the next day wouldn't have anything to do with one!
While we were in California he started going from laying down to sitting up by himself. Now this is a battle we're fighting at nap time! Well not really a battle....for a few days I stressed myself out about whether or not to go back in and lay him down, or leave him be and let him figure out it's nap time. Well....leave him be and let him figure it out works much better! He usually plays for a few minutes (ok sometimes 30!) before he finally lays down. BUT...I'm sticking to my ways of teaching how to go to sleep on his own!

Oh hi Mom!!!
He started saying Momma last week! We were taking a leisurely stroll through Target (where we go when we're bored!) and he said it plain as day! I'm not really sure he was talking to me, maybe he's just starting the 'M' sounds. He also said a few times while he was in his high chair and I was cooking dinner, so maybe he was talking to me? Who knows!

I have a cookie sheet with some magnetic letters on it that he plays with, this is the first time I've let him play with them on the fridge and he was very excited!
Since he likes to jack around in his crib now, I decided to set the video monitor back up (the night vision pooped out on us) to watch. I was baking and watching him, I couldn't stop laughing!!

"Hey....what's that?"
"Mom, I really don't think I need a nap."
"Somebody, anybody?"
He also likes to crawl over to the toy box and pick out what toys he wants now!
I made "Olympic Ring" cupcakes for our Family Olympics this weekend! They were DELICIOUS! Of course not as pretty as I envisioned, but hey I'm a teacher not a baker!
Samantha hosted these Family Olympics so the day started off in their awesome pool!

Nathan and Braeden taking a snack break. Aren't they precious!?!
We mean business people!
Robby is seeing who he's gotta beat, haha!
I got a little too busy playing and didn't get any pictures of all the games. Of course.
Levi and Daddy playing with Buzz, he loves both Woody and Buzz!

He had his 9 month check up on Monday. I was glad because he has a snotty nose and cough again. We're going to try Zyrtec and see if it's an allergy problem. Dr. Clarke says he's all healthy! He's 29.5 in long (90%), 19 lb 4 oz. He's average for his weight, but super long! Now I'm frantically picking out a car seat because his infant one only goes up to 30 inches! yikes!

Tuesday I had to go to the dentist. Seriously I would give birth 100 times if it meant I never had to go to the dentist again! Our sitter doesn't work during the summer so I had to drop Levi off with Daddy for an hour or so. It was just a coincidence that one of his clients was bringing Levi a gift that day so they go to meet him! Crazy because that's the first time Levi's ever been to Trent's office! (other than just to meet everybody) Look what they brought him!!! OMG IT'S GIGANTIC!

And last night he said "dada!" He's been saying b, g, and sometimes v sounds for a while. Needless to say we were very excited about m and d coming along!

So this is how Levi rolls....a bunch of milestones in 2 weeks! Holy cow!
"Look what I can do Mom!"

We are headed to Amarillo this weekend to see all of Trent's family! We haven't been there since Christmas so we are very excited!!