Christmas in July, HO HO HO!

Yesterday was Christmas in July…such a fun day and boy was it hot and humid here in Maryland!

Well with Brendan getting so big and adventurous now he is a big boy, proving he is a big boy and enjoys the big boy tub. Brendan is definitely a water baby, he loves tubby time but especially bubble baths.  He splish splashes, swims, smiles, giggles and then tries to kill his mother by standing up in the tub holding on with one hand looking at me with that devilish smile as if to say “hahah mom it’s only going to get worse from here.”  And everytime he does I giggle back and say you better sit down before you get hurt and he does, he sits…and five minutes later we do that whole song and dance again.  We weren’t prepared for the big boy tub antics we thought we had more time…we didn’t realize that time was going at or faster then the speed of light.  So we got Brendan a no slip mat, it’s not like they have a lot of options…it was this or an Elmo themed one…ick!  And we also got him a book for the bathtub.  We are slowly building a collection tubby toys, yikes! If you have any recommendations for tubby toys please let me know.

We also realized after the escape from the playroom through the exersaucer that we needed gates, but we tried to find some at local stores…with no luck.  Our doorway openings are apparently odd sizes..yippie!  I also had the requirement that they couldn’t be like the old fashioned kind where Brendan could stick his toes in them to assist him in a climb to escape from the room. After more research we did luckily find some gates at BabiesRUs so yesterday we went to pick them up. Brendan needed a kid friendly room, so we did that for him…and finally found the perfect outlet covers that we don’t think Houdini (aka Brendan) will be able to finagle out of the outlets.   We ended up purchasing these gates:  Safety 1st Perfect Fit Gate and  Evenflo Soft & Wide Crosstown.   These are both excellent gates and  we highly recommend them.  The Evenflo one is just like Brendan’s pack n play he does the smooshy face against it and cracks up laughing. It is nice because he can see through it but still be safe in his own space.

WARNING:  Naked heiny below…

***the two tub pics are from my cell phone

about to do his death defying stunt ...of standing in the tub ;)

about to do his death defying stunt ...of standing in the tub 😉

he really loves to go "swimming"in the tub. Mamie and Pop you will be seeing us a lot over the summers haha

mowing the carpet bright and early on Sunday morning

mowing the carpet bright and early on Sunday morning

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Mommy says: Brendan make smooshy face ; Brendan giggles and does smooshy face... we do this ALL day

Mommy says: Brendan make smooshy face ; Brendan giggles and does smooshy face... we do this ALL day

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When babies attack!  he was sick of me taking his picture...

When babies attack! he was sick of me taking his picture...

I'm gonna get that camera, mom!

I'm gonna get that camera, mom!

fast.....

fast.....

but not fast enough...  he was stumped that he couldn't catch me hehe

but not fast enough... he was stumped that he couldn't catch me hehe

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