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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Mom, Dad, Melinda and Lee went down to Charleston to visit Jenny and Brett yesterday. Melinda took these pictures.

Choxie is a good nanny-dog with Brett. Here they play with Choxie's toys.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Jig Saw Puzzles

I enjoy putting together a jig saw puzzle but it always seemed like a lot of work just to pull it back apart and dump it back in it's box. My Papa and Grandma were the first ones I knew of to glue a puzzle together and have it framed.

Now the problem is where to put a framed puzzle since most of my walls already have pictures on them.

But here are some jig saw puzzle ideas:

While you are putting a puzzle together, it takes time. What do you do with it until you've finished. It takes up all your table space. What about a box?

You can even buy nested puzzle boxes so you can organize your pieces by sky, greenery, image and edges and they nest into the biggest box that holds the entire puzzle. I thought that was a great idea!

Here, you can roll your puzzle and pieces up.

And here is a puzzle portfolio.

This board is a good idea and even has a glass you clip on top to keep it from getting messed up.

Brett's Progress

I kept a calendar on my refrigerator and jotted down some of Brett's progress from the time they moved in.
March 9, 2009 Jenny and Brett came to live with us while Kyle is in Iraq.
March 15, 2009 Brett smiled at me today
March 22, 2009 Brett started making baby sounds and coos
April 12, 2009 Brett goes to church for the first time at AMRBC
April 15, 2009 Brett laughed out loud for the first time.
April 16, 2009 I took Jenny and Brett for a drive in the country to find old cemeteries
April 9, 2009 Jenny took Brett to our church (where she grew up) to let all her church friends see him
April 21, 2009 Brett rolled over
April 26-30, 2009 Jenny and Hannah took Brett to the beach for the first time
May 3, 2009 Brett ate baby food for the first time
May 16, 2009 Brett tried to hold his bottle himself
May 24-30, 2009 Family beach trip with Brett
June 7, 2009 Brett no longer needs a pillow beneath his feet in the jumper. His feet have found purchase on the floor!
June 9, 2009 Reached for his Grandmother, Elaine aka Grommie, and kissed her. He also reached for me and kissed me.
June 10, 2009 Brett reached for his Great Grandmother and tried to kiss her
June 15, 2009 Brett moved to Stage 3 diapers
June 20, 2009 Brett went to his first birthday party - Logan turned 6
June 26, 2009 We took Brett to Red, White, and Boom to see the fireworks. He liked them!
July 1, 2009 Brett loved his first taste of Southern sweet iced tea!
July 3, 2009 Brett's first "Hash Night". Stan cooks hash the night before the big family 4th. Anyone from the family that wants to come, come over and sit with us. Brett got his first taste of BBQ sauce, dill pickle juice (he sucked the dill juice from a mini pickle) and lemonade.
July 4th, 2009 Brett's first Harris July 4th celebration and his first day in the pool!
July 8, 2009 Brett's vaccinations AND he slept in a crib for the first time. Kenny & Anna lent Logan's crib to Jenny while she is here and Stan and Ronnie set it up.
July 11, 2009 Brett started crawling this morning
July 16, 2009 Brett is crawling all over and got in the dog food dish and dog's water dish!
July 27, 2009 Brett said his first word, "Ma-Ma" and he started doing the "roll 'em overs" in Patty Cake all by himself and not prompted. We just started noticing him doing his hands like that and we realized he was doing the "roll 'em overs" and when we said it, he smiled so big because WE GOT IT! He is just too smart!!!
July 29, 2009 We could see two white tooth buds coming up on his bottom gums. He held onto Uncle Stan's hands and walked a few steps.
August 28, 2009 Jenny went to Charleston, SC to get the keys to the new house on base and unpack the pod and clean up. She left Brett at home with me, Elaine, Ronnie, Mom and Dad. I was taking a nap right beside him on the floor when he woke up. He looked around and started crying and I picked him up. He burrowed his head in my chest and cried "Mama" and sobbed. He was looking for her. We got him settled down and he was just fine. I got him to sleep twice...I still got it!
August 29, 2009 We had a good bye party and Aunt Janis and Uncle Glenn got to see Brett in person for the first time. He did so well with everyone. Stan held a vanilla and chocolate covered popsicle for him and he got to eat it. He made quite a mess and finally the popsicle plopped into Stan's hand. After Jenny cleaned it up, Brett kept looking for his ice cream and finally stuck Stan's thumb in his mouth to lick the chocolate off.
August 30, 2009 Jenny and Brett moved back to Charleston, SC in anticipation of Kyle's return.

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