Friday, April 14, 2017

four-and-a-half

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Hi, I'm Grey! I just turned four and a half!

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I'm a happy little guy, laughing at anything remotely funny and trying to make everyone else laugh. I like to sing little bits of all sorts of song and you'll be sure to find me silly dancing to any music I hear.

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While I do like push my brothers' buttons sometimes, I'm not quite so constantly in little-brother-mode. I'm pretty patient with my little sister who really enjoys hitting and scratching me for no reason. Something my mom appreciates is that, even when I'm complaining, I don't really whine. It's really refreshing for my parents.

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Mommy loves it when I open my eyes real big, it makes her laugh and laugh. I'm a sweet child who offers a lot of love and hugs and am super ready to cuddle and read books together. And I always like getting tucked in at night.

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I'm currently really enjoying doing puzzles and leaving them out for as long as my parents will let me. I also love to ride my tricycle down the sloped sidewalk at super speed. I also really like watching EthanGamerTV on youtube.

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Happy half birthday to me! Love and kisses, everyone!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Colorado's Mild Winter

Winter here in Colorado Springs has been such a different experience than in Minnesota. The temperatures sometimes get down to twenties, even the teens (one day it did actually go below zero) but in almost equal measure will swing up to the fifties and sixties! We've had so many lovely days! It snows every now and then but will melt within a couple of days. That first MN January was spent almost entirely below zero. I quite prefer the Colorado winter, I must say.

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There have been some pretty windy days. One particular wind storm blew over almost everyone's fence in the area. And there was another very windy snowstorm- the conditions were just right for the snow to smack into the plants sidelong and just build on each other.

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Everything you could see was generously smeared with snowy icing.

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For two days we lived in a grayscale world. Then the next morning, it was all gone as if it never was.

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The kids haven't been too keen on snow adventure. Maybe because they knew better weather was around the corner, so why bother?

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When Wren would venture out, the chill of the snow would become too much very quickly. Let's all get hot chocolate instead! And lay out our light jackets for tomorrow!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Zoo with Everyone

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I must have burnt myself out when I did a bazillion blogs in December. I haven't really been taking that many photos either, so it's time to reignite. Time to blog. At Christmastime, all the Bradleys were together for a few days! We took the whole troop to the zoo.

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First and foremost, we had to see the giraffes!

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Oh the eyes.

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But growing in favoritism is the little budgie house where we get to feed the birds some seeds on a stick.

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And we love it because of this! Holding the birds!

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Dash wasn't going to leave until there was a budgie on his stick too. (Grey was ready to leave it if DID happen)

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Bah! Watch your step!

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Phew, there's some glass between us and the water monsters.

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Some sweet sharing between cousins at the bear viewing area.

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My boys silhouetted.

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I walked right by these guys and didn't even notice them at first. For shame!

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This guy is usually sleeping when I visit.

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Warming his quills.

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And a goodbye kiss from the orang.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

One and a Half Years

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Hi! I'm Wren! Today I'm one and a half years old.

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I'm now chiefly a walker, though I'm still not the most stable. I like to wrap my fingers around one of Mommy's since she'll catch me when I trip. I enjoy walking so much that I really don't like going in the stroller or the car seat anymore. I'll yell to the heavens but Mommy puts me in anyway.

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Daddy and Mommy finally got me some shoes that stay on and I love them. I call them "shushuhs." And I call my coat "co," and all adults I care about are "Mahmmy" (including Daddy and all grandparents). I can say more ("mo") and sign it- I can also sign Water, Drink, Eat, and, to signify myself, give myself several hearty thumps on the chest.

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I really don't like being changed, both in my clothes and my diaper. But I do like silly chases, silly sounds, silly faces, and silly games. It's pretty easy to get me to giggle and smile.

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I eat well and usually eat most of what is given me. I'm not too keen on vegetables but desserts, yes please! And I love snacks, like crackers and fruit strips. I'll ask for them all day long. I also sleep great, both at night and for naps. Mommy says she's really grateful.

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My brothers love to play Ring Around the Rosie with me and I also like Peekaboo and watching them do goofy things. They try to do hide and seek with me but I don't really like it because everyone leaves me! I do like to give them hugs and pats whenever they are feeling sad, which seems to help them a lot. I like being so old now because I can keep up with them a little better! Hurray!