Wednesday, January 28, 2009

monkey hat


Here is Coy's new monkey hat. (you can't see it, but there's a monkey on top) No, of course he didn't need it, but it was so cute, ..and 50% off :)


Like my shirt? Its from Aunt Lindsay and Uncle Kelvin! Thank you :)


hee hee






Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Lindsay!

Happy Birthday to a wonderful sister and friend!!
We hope you get to enjoy your special day filled with love and happy babies!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Our Sweet Coy Aaron


Can you tell we LOVE LOVE LOVE him?

I have been posting mostly pictures lately, without actual news. Oops. So..here is some news:
*Logan is back in class! But... it's his last semester, and he is soo looking forward to being done. Hes only got class one night a week, so the burden is not so much :) He is also liking his new job, and learning everyday. (He's now the controller at CHS) He likes to have "daddy time" with Coy, and gets plenty of it when I get to the gym. They look alike...and pretty much act alike. Just kidding...haha. ;)
*With me, i LOVE LOVE LOVE being a mom, and being able to stay home with Coy. Some days are frusterating, but I live for the moments when he smiles, and cuddles. Nothing tugs the heartstrings more than a sweet smile and their hot breath against your cheek. Every morning right after we wake up, we have a little chat, where he talks and talks and talks.I get out to the gym at least 3 times a week, which gives me a little "me" time, plus it feels really good to work out. Good for the body and mind.
*And as for Coy, he is growing growing growing! Not sure what he weighs right now, but it sure is plenty. He has, what I believe to be called "cankles" :) We is getting more mobile...we now have to watch him closely when we sit him on the couch, because it isn't too long until he's flopped over and hanging halfway off. He's playing with "things" now....primarily things that are not toys. (ei: changing mat, diapers, HAIR (ouch) wipes)
He's starting to laugh,.. and finds the weirdest things funny. One day, it was being covered with a blnket to sheild the snow that made him giggle, and tonight it was daddy hitting us with a pillow. He, of course, likes to be up and about when he's held, which sometimes makes meetings a little difficult. WE LOVE COY and feel that our little family is so blessed!
**Before I forget, thanks to all the comments that we get! I am horrible at commenting back, but I do like checking everyone's blogs when I get a chance :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

All Coy...of course

COY ONLY GOT UP ONCE LAST NIGHT!! Then after a 5 hour strecth he was of course staved, and drained a whole milk jug in about 3 minutes flat. *Buuurp. Hopefully we didn't just get lucky last night, but that this is his new routine :)

Since we got a new little point and shoot camera, i have been taking tons of pictures and videos. I realize that I do not need to post them all, but here are a few cute ones :)





Monday, January 19, 2009

things i love about this monday morning...

  • -its a little after 11, and i already have been out of the shower for at least an hour, and dressed
  • -i woke up this morning to coy sucking on my elbow. and since he wasn't getting anything from it, i figured i'd wake up and feed him. he was happy :)
  • -coy was patient while i miserably lifted a few weights. he laughed at me too...stinker!
  • -i could hear my sweet nephew cole laughing in the background. and we thought about madison a lot!
  • -i have made peace with the crappy hair trim that i got from an old man in a "salon" who had parkinsons, and smelled strongly of tobacco. *shudder*. i'll wait till it grows out to get it redone. till then, you wont see me with my hair down.
  • -im going to try to go to the gym today again, while coy's napping with koldens. that will make me feel good :)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sweet Madison


This is the best picture I can get right now, off my cell. She's so perfect!

WELCOME MADISON!

Welcome Madison Danielle Brotzman!!
8 lbs 2.7 oz
21 inches
8:04 pm
This amazing tiny baby girl has dark fuzzy hair, and has had her eyes open. No pictures yet, but Lindsay, who sounds and is doing amazing, said Kelvin would send a pic message to our phone soon. Cant wait to see her!
CONGRATULATIONS LINDSAy, KELVIN, AND COLE!!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Cow Ropers


See the green puppy ball thing in front of Coy's face? Well he deliberately took a swing at it today. What the puppy did to him? Who know!

Here are Coy's first pair of little Ropers! He apparently thinks they're interesting...he stared at them for quite a while.

Poor Logan, tonight I made a casserole with pretty much everything he doesn't like in it. Mushrooms...rice...almonds....coulda topped it off with a tomoato too I guess! But he liked it anyway...or so he says :)




Monday, January 12, 2009

Flying with Babies?

This is a MUST READ if you're flying with kids or babies. We are flying to WI in Feb., and I'm nervous about flying with Coy, especially since I'll be alone on one leg of the journey. I found this...written by a mother and flight attendant, who covers everything from checking in to breastfeeding, carseats to potty training on your flight.

http://flyingwithchildren.blogspot.com/

Friday, January 9, 2009

Whats that smell.....?

Thanks for the anniversary wishes! We had a wonderful dinner, and came home to a happy little boy, which makes mommy feel good! Oh, and Logan got me roses :)

So, as if I don't already have a reason to be kept up at night...a mysterious smell kept me up longer. I woke up to nurse Coy, and I smelt something aweful..like a way over-heated hair salon. I woke up Logan, asking him what it was. So...I got paranoid, thinking that it was something halfway hazardous. Logan searched the house, and around the house, and found nothing. Initially he thought it was the girls in our rental downstairs self-cleaning the oven...but this was at 2 am. After much comtemplating and fretting, Logan went down and knocked on their door...only to find out that THEY WERE PAINTING THEIR NAILS!!! How the smell got so powerful and raunchy, and filled the entire house, 2 floors up?...we have NO idea. At least we then had a peace of mind (but not yet peace of smell) and went back to sleep. This morning the smell was gone.
WEIRD!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Anniversary & Update

It has come to my attention, that I have not updated our photography website for nearly a year...so I did it today. Visit us at www.braatenphotography.com

Today is our 2nd wedding anniversary! "Gramma" Mary played with Coy while Logan and I went out to eat at The Depot. Mmmmm it was good...but soooo filling. We have had a wonderful 2 year of marriage, and I pray there are many more. True love makes our place a special place.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

3 Months Old!


COY is 3 months old now! He's grabbing everything...cereal bowls(messy), some toys(he's so smart), and hair(ouch). He's super smiley for mommy and daddy, and he even laughed today!! Cody Coleman was being silly for Coy after meeting, and he had a grin the size of Texas and chuckled! It was super cute! It's so fun watching him grow, and do different things for the first time. Lets just hope he doesn't grow toooo fast!