January 27, 2017

Peter Bryson Month by Month: 8 Months

January 27, 2017

Dear Peter,

You turned 8 months old today. You started saying "Mamama" this month!  Not on purpose, but another unintentional word like "Dada".  Although, you usually only say it when you are crying and whining.  You say "Dadada"  when you are happy and excited.  Your dad finds this hilarious,  I don't think its quite as funny as he does.  

We fed you a graham cracker for the first time this month and you were in heaven.  You made a huge mess and got mushy crackers everywhere, but your happy squeals and smiles made it worth it. 

You are getting a little bit closer to crawling, sort of.  You will crawl out from a sitting position to try to grab things and then you just kind of sprawl out on your belly instead of holding yourself up.  You still don't have teeth but your bottom two are getting really close. They've been pretty swollen and you've been very fussy and sleeping horribly so we are crossing our fingers they cut through soon.

You got your first bad cold and cough this past month.  You have been wheezing since you were very little and recently got diagnosed with asthma.  Since you already have asthma any time you get a cold or cough its pretty hard on your respiratory system.  We have to give you breathing treatments twice a day, which you hate!  But the good thing is they are helping a ton.

Your love when your sister Claire plays with you.  You get so excited and whenever she comes into the room.  you love when she plays peekaboo with you and when she tickles you.  You also like to try to steal her water bottle and snacks whenever they are in close proximity to you.

We all love having you in our family.  You are such a happy, sweet boy!  

Love you too much,


Peter Bryson Week by Week: 35 Weeks

Cutest little blue eyed boy at 35 weeks old. 

January 26, 2017

Cute Little Castle Builders

I snapped a few shots of Claire sharing her new castle blocks she got for her birthday with Peter.  I love these two, they are the cutest!

January 21, 2017

Claire's 3rd Birthday Party

We threw Claire a Sofia the First Birthday Party this year.  She was in heaven and thought it was so much fun!
We didn't do anything too fancy, I just made cupcakes and a castle cake and had Claire's grandparents over for cake and ice cream.  So the cake could probably be classified as a pinterest fail.  I stayed up till about 1 am the night before making it and my tiers to make it look like an actual castle all collapsed and crumbled...so I did the best with what I had left haha!  She still loved it, even though she told me it was kind of small for a castle. :)

Claire's Grandma and Grandpa Mecham gave her a Sofia the first dvd, a new shirt, and the book "Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots."
We gave Claire her new birthday dress she's wearing, a Sofia the First Book, castle blocks, A Sofia the First stuffed doll, and a doll stroller.  Her Grandma & Grandpa Leishman gave her a castle tent (pictured at the end of the post).
Claire loved when we sang her Happy Birthday.  She was smiling so big the whole time, it was the cutest thing ever!
Claire playing in her new tent with Nana.
Claire with all her new birthday gifts!

January 19, 2017

Happy 3rd Birthday Claire!

I can't believe this little girl is three years old!  It feels like we just brought her home from the hospital yesterday!  She is equal parts sassy and sweet and most definitely keeps us on our toes.

At 3 years old some of Claire's favorite things are:
Favorite Color:  Pink & Purple
Favorite princess/show:  Sofia the First
Favorite toys:  Fisher Price castle & Princesses and her play kitchen
Favorite food:  Pizza
Favorite song: This is news to me but she just told me it is the Cinderella song, "A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes."  She also loves to sing "Part of your World" from the Little Mermaid. 
Favorite animal:  Puppy (Rory most specifically)
Favorite Book:  Flora Books (Flora & the Flamingo, Flora & the Penguin, Flora & The Peacocks).
She is 31 pounds and 37.5 inches tall.  She can also count to ten, can sing her ABCs and can identify almost all of the letters, knows all her colors & shapes, knows her full name "Claire Olivia Leishman" and that she lives in Ogden, Utah.  

Happy 3rd Birthday sweet girl!

January 11, 2017

Makeover Time

Claire giving herself a makeover with her pretend makeup set she got for Christmas.  She is the cutest!

January 4, 2017

New Year's Eve 2016

On New Year's Eve every year growing up my parents always cooked crab legs, and we usually had shrimp and a crab ball too.  It was the one day a year we cooked crab and I loved that tradition.  My parent's didn't do it this year so I decided we would carry on the tradition!  I ended up with the stomach flu on New Year's eve/New year's day but Bryce ended up with work off Monday and Tuesday after New Year's so we just celebrated a few days late.
We had steamed artichokes, crab legs, shrimp, and a crab ball for dinner.  It was delicious!
We had our celebratory dinner Monday night and then Tuesday morning we took Claire sledding at a hill near our house.  Peter slept in the car and we took turns sledding with Claire.  It was lots of fun for everyone, but I think Rory enjoyed it the most.
2016 was filled with so many fun and precious memories.  I'm looking forward to see what 2017 has in store for our family!