Tuesday, December 13, 2005


This past Sunday Brian and I took Brendan out sledding. There is a hill (man made) at a park that I found over this past summer. It was the perfect day to try out Brendan's new inner tube sled. And Brendan just loved it. We started out just half way up to get use to the idea of Brendan flying down a hill on nothing but an inner tube, but he did great and held on tight so it was to the top of the hill. Which was nice because they had steps with railings on both sides of the hill and even two different hills. We kept with the simple one. Brendan loved it. He said weeee and everything.
One the way home Brendan said go to Papa Tatz' house big hill, but we had to tell him that Papa Tatz does have a big hill just no snow.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Visit with Santa

Brendan got to visit with Santa this year at Berkley's first annual Holiday Lights Parade and Berkley Junior Women's Club annual Tree Lighting on Dec. 3rd. Having escaped from the hospital just hours before (okay they let me out) we were able to go and see the parade with Jim & Sharon, and thank goodness too because mommy was busy helping present flowers to Miss Michigan and an award to this years Parade Grand Marshal, while daddy was taking pictures of course.

But Brendan got to visit with Santa and tell him what he wanted for Christmas (I am not sure what he said).

Monday, December 05, 2005


Brendan loves to help out and right now that I can no longer see my feet this is a very usefull thing. Well Brendan's new favorite thing is to do the dishes. And he is really pretty good at doing them too.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Feast Day

Yestorday was Feast Day in Brendan's pre-school class. The dad's had to wear black pilgrim hats while the mom's wore white collars and kids were dressed as indians. It was so cute.All the children stood on their circle time rug and put on a little show for all the parents. Now you know Brendan and you can probably guess where he stood, right in the center in the very front.The children preformed a couple of songs and then we had our feast, every child (or parent as the case mostly is) brought a small snack item for the feast. We had juice, popcorn, raisins, cheese cubes, crackers, turkey slices rolled w/tooth picks, veggie tray w/dip, brownies, and pumpkin pie to name a few. Brendan had a great time and can even say cornucopia.

Friday, November 11, 2005


Brendan hasn't been up to much these past couple of days. He isn't feeling too good so I am taking him to the doctor this afternoon. It seems everyday he wakes up with something new. Yestorday he seemed fine and better so we let him go to school and when I picked him up his voice was horse. So maybe school wasn't the best idea.

So I will keep you updated on his poor little majesty. But I do like all the cuddle time I have been getting, but he does want my hair a little too much now. Oh well can't have both.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Fall Leaves

Fall is upon us here in Michigan and that means most Fall Leaves. And boy do we have some. We have not one or two but three large trees that just love to dump their leaves out at different times. So we spent all of November raking leaves. But the nice thing about being pregnant this year is that Brian will get to do most of the work.But while he is away this weekend (getting ready for deer season in the U.P.) Brendan and I decieded that it would be fun to go out and play in the leaves for a while. So after raking together a large pile (that took all of five minutes) Brendan had fun jumping, falling, and running in his leaf pile. Over an hours' worth of fun. So this is what we did on our windy Sunday afternoon.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

FINALLY - Brendan's 3 Year Old Photos

We are a little late in getting Brendan's official 3 year old photos done, but we finally did them. To check them out click here.

Monday, October 31, 2005

Trick - or -Treat

Brendan went Trick-or-Treating monday evening with mommy & daddy. He got so much candy that he said his bag was tooo heavy. Poor thing. So daddy started taking handfulls out and putting it into his coat pockets.
One of the greatest things about Halloween is when people decorate. And there is this one house that just goes all out. It is called the "Berkley Boneyard" and Brendan just loves going an visiting it weeks before halloween. And on halloween they have pictures taken with the vampire (who own's the house).And as for our pumpkin this year, we bought them early (on our way home from Westbranch). But didn't have time over the weekend before halloween to carve them. So mommy started cleaning and carving at about 3 in the afternoon on halloween, thinking that Brendan would wake up from his nap any minute now. He didn't, he miss the whole thing. Oh well maybe we will have more time next year. Oh yeah and extra help too.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Halloween Party at Jason's

On Saturday, our friend Jason had a halloween party at his house. He lives in Holly, and has just over 16 acres. They always go way out, with way too much food. He also does a haywagon ride for the kids, and a really cool haunted trail through the woods. Here are some photos.

Brendan as tigger. His make-up did not make it to Jason's house.

Brendan was the talk of the party when he just decided he had to go pee, and went in the middle of the yard in front of everybody! I was too slow on the camera with this one : )

Brendan and Jen on the hay wagon.

Jason's haunted Trail.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Halloween Party at School

On Friday night (10/28) Brendan's school had a Halloween open house. They had games to play for candy, a guy making balloon animals, hot dogs, popcorn and cotton candy. We did not know if it was a "dress up" event, so we went with the safe option of dressing Brendan in his pumpkin shirt. Of course, everyone was dressed up, but Brendan has a dress up party today (Saturday) and of course, trick-or-treating on Monday. We figured that was enough dressing up. Here are some pics:

Brendan is picking out what type of balloon animal he wants.

Brendan gets a cool spiderman balloon man.

Brendan is just a crazy man on the moonwalk!

Brendan gets to meet a Tiger.

Brendan playing the football game. He didn't make it in the hole, but he has a pretty good arm. I guess all that pitching baseball to dad in the back yard is paying off.

Finally, Brendan gets a "bat" painted on his face.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Brendan & E-mail

Brendan's new favorite past time is to check his e-mail. And just the way he sayes it is cute, me checka my eee-mail. If you can picture that. We are going to have to get a dummy computer soon, ours is too smart to run all those children's computer games, I don't know why they just won't work on ours. But feel free to e-mail Brendan at crazybunky@comcast.net, and he will write you back. You probably won't understand what he types, but he will write back.

Also Brendan is convenced that he "needs" an up/down bed (bunk bed) so this spring (after the snow melts & brian can play with all of his power tools outside) Brian is going to give in and build him a loft bed so Brendan will have his own space underneath since he will be getting a room mate in March. Only 20 more weeks to go. And 8 more weeks till Christmas. Happy shopping.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005


We had our 19 week ultra sound this morning and we have a baby! The baby weights about 11 ounces right now and was a mover and a shaker on the monitor. But here is a photo of the baby.
Brendan is so excited to be having a baby brother or sister. We will have to see how long the excitment will last after baby is here.
Have a great day.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Ghost Train

We also took Brendan to Crossroads Villiage and to ride the Ghost Train on Sunday. Brendan had a great time trick-or-treating at all the stops on the map, and even getting a mini bag of microwave-able popcorn and donuts & cider at the end.Here is Brendan posing in a one-eyed pumkin. We saw a halloween play, rode the ghost train and even went in a hay bail maze. What a fun weekend we had. Brendan had a great time riding the train.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Family Squirrel Hunting

We took Brendan up north to Westbranch over the past weekend (10/22-10/23). I swear that Jen is squirrel repellent! I went squirrel hunting 3 weeks ago, and saw so many, I barely knew which ones to shoot at. So, I took her and Brendan to the exact same spot, and we did not see any. I think it is because they both fell asleep : ) No lie, they did! Here is Bunky alone.

Here is one of us all together.....

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Pregnancy Update

Today I had my 18 week check up and everything is looking great. My blood pressure is at the low end of normal but still in the normal range (finally), my blood sugar is up, and I am gaining weight finally. But my belly is all baby, heart rate is perfect, and the size of my bump is right on track. Next week ultra sound time, so I will have a picture of the baby then.

But for now everything is just fine.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

First Field Trip

Brendan went on his first field trip yestorday with his pre-school class. We went to a Nature Center where we went on a nature walk, the kids got to touch a turte and snake, and we even had dounuts and cider. (we did wash our hands before)

Brendan watching the turtles swim in the large indoor ponds.

Brendan got his turn at making the juming seeds jump. You touch them from the bottom and they jump off the stem. The adults liked them as much as the kids.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Fire Safety Open House

On Saturday October 8th was Berkley's Fire Prevention Open House. Brendan was lucky enough to get to ride in the fire truck. That is only because we know people : )

He also got a chance to play fireman with officer Frost. Mr. Frost just got back from helping out in Louisiana after hurricane Katrina. Jen says he is one of the "troublemakers."