The brunson’s

September 5, 2008

Brunson Bath Time

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Tonight, I put the boys in the bathtub together for the first time.  I now know why generations of mothers have made siblings share baths.. What a times aver!  Matthew was a little leery at first, but then he loved it and didn’t want Andrew to get out.  Looks like we may have a new bedtime routine.

August 18, 2008

Stranger Danger

Filed under: Uncategorized — thebrunsons @ 3:18 am

Something has turned our once confident, outgoing oldest son into a fearful child. It’s not the boogie man, there are no monsters under his bed, he hasn’t watched any scary movies… so what could it be? STRANGERS!

Now I know that stranger awareness is supposed to be a good thing, but Matthew has been scared to death. It all started 3 weeks ago; when at school, they talked about strangers for the first time. When I picked him up, all he could talk about was “gray things with no faces”. After much prodding, I was able to get the full story. Apparently, they had flash cards showing strangers as gray shadows with no faces. Although I understand the theory of them not wanting to put faces on the strangers.. Matthew has been scared to death of the “gray things”. The entire drive home, Matthew repeated what he had learned that day.

Here are a few:

* Strangers are gray things with no faces

* Police take the strangers away with their hands behind their backs

* Call 911 if there is an emergency or if a stranger tries to get into the house

That night we talked about strangers, and Jeff and I taught Matthew how to dial 911, and all was good.. or so we thought. For the first time in his 4 1/2 years Matthew crawled into our bed in the middle of the night. About 3 am or so, Matthew tapped me on the shoulder and asked to get into our bed because there were strangers trying to get into his room. The following night he did she same thing again. He was so worried about strangers getting in to our house and wanted to know if he could “kill” them. After I told him no, he said he would just “poke” them or cal 911. So now, each night he locks all the doors, turns on his closet light, and shuts his bedroom door just in case a stranger gets in. I keep waiting for this phase to pass, but today the obsession continues.

Here are two pictures that Matthew drew today:

Blue stranger

This is a blue stranger, a rocket, and the steps to our home. He told Jeff that the blue rocket was really a house and that the stranger couldn’t get in because the doors were locked.

Hat Store

This one is a hat store riding a turtle. He has a brownie in one hand and kool-aid in the other.

July 21, 2008

Brotherly love

Filed under: Uncategorized — thebrunsons @ 11:46 am

My two boys keep me busier than I ever expected. Every once in a while I get a little glimpse into what the future holds for my family. Matthew was quietly playing in his room tonight, and came running into the living room and asked us to bring Andrew to his room. He wanted to teach him how to play video games. I just pray that this is just the first of many more playdates that they will have together! So cute!!

first time in Matthew's old walker

Too cute

teaching Andrew how to play

teaching Andrew how to play

July 2, 2008

A Slow Start

Filed under: Uncategorized — thebrunsons @ 5:57 pm

 

 

Ok Ok, so I didn’t get off to a great start.  Acutally, I forgot that I had even created this thing.  I’ll go ahead and just jump right in.

  Matthew started T-ball last month.  He goes back and forth between loving it and being bored by it.  I think he is so cute in his T-ball outfit ( I mean uniform) and I just love taking him to the games.  Poor thing doesn’t know what to do with the ball once he gets it but he tries.  I’ll post a few pictures so you can see for yourself just how cute he is.

Andrew will be 4 months old this week.  Time has really flown by since he was born.  I am still taking him to work with me every afternoon, but it is getting harder as he is getting bigger.  He doesn’t sleep as much and wants to be entertained. 

April 15, 2008

Life as a Blogger

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — thebrunsons @ 1:28 am

So I guess I finally gave in.  Seems like everyone I know has a blog, and I am the last one to join in. I’m not promising anything profound or enlightening…maybe just something entertaining.  This blog is really just a way to keep friends and family updated on our daily life.  Hopefully I can find the time to write every few days and actually keep this thing going.  I have my hands full these days with a very active 4 year old, a 5 week old baby, and working full time so I will do my best.  Here’s Hoping!

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