Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Jacksonville's Soccer Star

HOW can she be EIGHT years old already?

Little Eli... getting so big!

Remember Eli Allen Brown? His picture is on my blog somewhere (I can't figure out how to link to an older post) of when he was first on the planet about five seconds and he was screaming his head off... almost three months old now. Such a sweet baby and has finally learned to smile for Skeeter!

This one is my favorite! He has a night job, driving a cab.

Skeeter and Eli, about 6-8 weeks?

Even down south in Atlanta, he cheers on his colts...

Eli with his game face on.

Tammy, Eli and Kevin

Can't wait to meet Eli in person! They are coming to Indy in December and I can't wait to see my friends and meet their newest family member!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Had to post before I forgot...

More from Natey's mouth:

-He was at Target with Kyle and found a train set he wanted. Kyle told him we couldn't buy it today. I came home from work and he was telling me about it. "Mom, Grandpa Steve is gonna buy it for me. I gotta call him."

-Today I wore knee-high "hose" and when I was putting them on, Natey asked what was wrong with my socks. I said, these are called "hose" and they are for girls. It's a different kind of sock. He stared down, studying them for a long time, and then goes, "Well what happened to your regular feet?"

-We had Catey's christening on Sunday (pictures to come!) and he had a piece of cake. Aunt Tammy asked if she could have his icing that he didn't want. He goes, "Of course you can!"

-Mimi got him some "boxers" just like Dad and he feels SO cool wearing them. Even told Aunt Jo, "These aren't undies. They are boxers." He was so exited and said, "I'm so glad Mimi got me these. I think she saw them and said, 'I'll just get these boxers for my dumplin.' "

-He was trying to sit on my lap (what little is left) and had a hard time, kept getting adjusted... then said, "I just don't FIT here anymore!"

-I was trying to get up off the floor from playing with him and he held out his hand and goes, "Here Momma, I'll help you..." So I thanked him for (trying to) help me and he said, "See, you got that big ol' baby in your tummy so you can't get up..."

-Also at Catey's Christening, Missy had her 7 week old baby, Ashton, there. I was holding him and said, look Natey, this is what it will be like when OUR baby gets here. Do you want to say hi to the baby? He looked at the baby for a second and goes, "No."

-He's starting to understand that a baby will be here soon and that things will change. Every now and then, he'll say, "Momma, when the baby gets here, will you hold me?" Yes, Buddy... today and every day from now on, I'll hold you until you don't let me hold you any more. I hope the adjustment is smooth for him.

On another note, went to the doctor on Friday and this baby is measuring ahead of schedule... almost THREE weeks ahead of schedule...the doctor said, "I think this baby is going to be bigger than Nathaniel." Looks like a long road ahead for me....

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Update on my nieces

When I don't get this thing updated, I hear it from you people!!! A few have asked about my girls, my nieces (all five of them). Catey's pops set up a blog but never updated it again... so I don't have much to report except that she's a cutie and is getting christened next weekend. Natey loves to help with her and hold her and feed her and she's a pretty good sport about it!

The twins, Carly and Grace, just turned FIVE and had a party with "Alligator Aaron" who brought animals over to visit. They, of course, were full of their usual one liners. Aaron pulled out a creepy looking worm thing, and Grace goes, "Um... I'm not touching THAT guy."

(Carly has shorter hair than Grace now. Carly in pink, Grace in green)

They also have a small modeling gig they are working on. I think they are on the Toys R Us website. More info on that coming soon. I think Matt is just glad that they got a paying job.

Here are some pics of Sophie and Olivia. Sophie plays soccer and is EIGHT years old already...Liv is almost three and likes to wear her hair in "bades."Sophie looks about 15 to me. She's FOUR feet tall! That's only 12 inches shorter than I am!

Love how Liv is clutching Sophie's arm in this pic. She goes to school one morning a week and wants to be big like Sophie. Such a sweet picture.

Another job!

Kyle received an offer from Toys R Us! What's that you say? He's already working at UPS? Yes... he is... he's going to try to keep both for awhile. UPS has excellent benefits but you have to put your time in to get them, and it is part-time. Toys R Us is retail (retail hours, schedule...) and benefits start sooner. It goes without saying that Nathan is beyond excited that Dad will work "at the toy store."

When it rains, it pours. We prayed so long for patience and guidance, and now look... two jobs, both better than we hoped. Now, if we could just get Baby B here safe and sound, things might be turning around for the Bartletts.

Also, if you're not familiar with the Trainspotting blog, check it out to the left of this post...more, better pictures to be updated soon.

Future Bassmaster

Look who caught a fish! He was so excited! (Nathan was excited too....)
(Note: I did mean to dress Nathan in the same outfit as Grandpa. Pure coincidence.)