Thursday, March 31, 2011

March In Pictures

Can you believe it's almost April?  This year is FLYING by!  Here's a look back at the fun, and troubles we had in March.

Brandon's "pirate" hat he made at school

Daddy got creative one Sunday morning and made a letter B pancake for Brandon

Having fun after church.  The pink thing in Nick's mouth is a Tums!

Where the transmission in my car should be

Where the transmission for my car ended up!

Brandon's autographed picture of Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

Isn't he soooo handsome?!?

Brandon's first day of being 4 years old!

Almost a week later and we're still eating this cake!

An evil spirit possessed Brandon!  Oh no!

And for anyone who didn't get a chance to see it; Brandon's version of Step Into The Water by Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Who Sings It Better?


We're going to travel back to the 1980s today.  Music was incredible during the 80s.  Whether you liked Michael Jackson, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Poison, Guns N Roses, or you preferred artists such as Phil Collins, Lionel Ritchie, or Billy Joel, there was something for everyone during this decade.

Released in 1981, Endless Love, originally by Lionel Ritchie and Diana Ross became a huge hit.  A "power ballad" in every sense of the word, this song has been covered by many different people.

I have two versions for you today.  First up, the original by Lionel Ritchie and Diana Ross.

Next up, a version by Mariah Carey and Luther Vandross

Which do I prefer?  Usually I'm all for the origianl version, but in this case I think I enjoy Mariah Carey and Luther Vandross's version better.  The video is cheesy, but I like it more.

So, who sings it better?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ten On Tuesday


10 Favorite Children's Movies

The Lion King



Monsters Inc.

Finding Nemo

The Wizard of Oz

Mary Poppins

Beauty and The Beast

Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs


The Princess Bride

Monday, March 28, 2011

Musicals Monday


I have a confession to make:  I've never actually seen the musical I'm talking about today in its entirety.  There is one scene, however, that I think most of the world is familiar with, and that's what I'm focusing on today.

The King and I is another famous Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.  One thing I do know about this musical is that there are some amazing dresses worn in it.  (Told you, my knowledge of this movie is very limited!!)  The song today will feature one of the those amazing dresses, and of course a wonderful song and dance.

For your Musicals Monday, "Shall We Dance?" from The King and I.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

My Bub-y Is Four!!!

I can't believe that four years ago today Brandon was born.  If you don't remember the story, look here for the drama behind his birth.

I've spent the last few days reflecting about all the milestones we've hit with him.  Birth, first smile, eating solid food, first steps, weaning from the pacificer (that was quite a task!), first words, going from a crib to a toddler bed (and learning to stay in it through the night!!), potty training, teeth brushing...the list goes on and on.

Brandon has such a personality, he's such a ham.  He loves playing to a crowd, and he LOVES to talk!

So, here is Brandon's life (so far!), in pictures.  Hope you enjoy it!

Happy Birthday Brandon!  I love you very much. 

Birth - first birthday

"Hi mom and dad!"

Brandon's first picture

6 weeks old, Brandon's blessing picture

Look at those chubby cheeks!

Brandon always loved his cherrios

2nd to 3rd birthday

Oooh, what's that, Grandma?!?

Brandon's first hair cut

Mowing the lawn with Grandma

His first major fall...nose dive at school

Told you he was a ham!

3rd to 4th birthday

Chasing the ducks at the park

Loving soccer!

Spiderman for Halloween....sound effects included!

Mommy, I don't feel good!

Ride 'em, cowboy!

I can make funny faces while I brush my teeth!

Brandon is going through a "goofy" grin phase!!

Brandon and his famous friends, Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

Look how handsome he is in his first white shirt and clip on tie!

First day of year 4!

Lego Star Wars!!

Brandon picked this cake decoration out a week before his birthday...he was very proud of himself and couldn't wait to pick it up!

We forgot to tell Brandon not to spit on the cake when he blows out his candles!!!

Putting together the Lego Star Wars

Brandon and Daddy completing the Lego Star Wars Landspeeder

With year 4 comes his first Primary program, and he already can't wait to loose his first tooth since the older boys at school are loosing theirs!!  Don't grow up too fast Brandon.