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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

1st Hearing Christmas

I didn't send out as many Christmas cards this year. However, if you got one, did you notice it came before Christmas this year?! Go Katie! Brody was waving to Santa and super happy before I placed him on Santa's lap. My bad! Poor child. He has been trying to say Ho, Ho, Ho. He moves his mouth in the right movements and sometimes will add the "h" sound. He's also been saying "hi" and "ooooo iii" (translation-roll tide). Sorry Jordan, but go Irish is too hard to say right now. :)

Brody's PT had ordered him some SMOs. Not entirely sure what it stands for, but they are little foot braces. Grandma had to take him to Stride Rite to get some double wide shoes. Brody has a fat foot and with the added braces it's even fatter. Aunt Sara had fat feet too and they thinned out as she grew. :) the braces are supposed to help with walking. His feet turn in a little when walks and the braces keep them turned right. 

Brody went to the pediatrician on Friday. He is 29.8 pounds and 33 inches tall. We asked about his weight but they reassured us that with his height he averages out. This boy loves his food though. Lately he's gotten into eating tomatoes and bananas...yum!

We headed up to Cinncinati on Friday night. We spent Saturday at Traders World. If you have never been to Traders World, you are missing out on some major people watching. With Christmas a few days away, everyone was out with their craziness! 

On Sunday, Jordan met up with some childhood/college friends to go to the Bengals/Vikings game. Brody and I met up with some of my college sorority sisters. Brody did great all day on only a small nap in the car. 

When we got back to Grammy and Papa Tom's house, some one decided they wanted to unpack the cabinet for them. 

And then we had a major diaper blow out which ended in a bath and Daddy getting to change the next 10 diapers! 

Brody loves him some Papa Tom (Jordan's dad). He has also really gotten into flap books. He likes to knock on each picture and say "oooo" for open. 

Monday, Papa Tom took off of work so we could all go to the Newport Aquiarium. Brody loved the fish. He signed fish and (tried) to sign turtle all the way through. We got to see Scuba Santa!

We also stopped my Neiderman Family Farm. It is down the street from Jordan's parents house. It is a completely free light display that has a biblical background. It was really cold, so we didn't get any pictures. 

Christmas Eve was spent with Jordan's side of the family. We went to Uncle Jake and Aunt Sarah's house to open presents with the immediate family. Brody was pretty excited about his Mickey Mouse ride on toy and his Elmo (very loud) guitar!

Then, we went on to Grandma Winkle's house. Brody had a ton of food and convinced people to give him more :) He cleaned up on the gifts there too. A new Mickey Mouse ball pit, a flap book, piano, basketball hoop, and tumble ball were a few of his favorites. 

Brody's been giving kisses lately. He puckers up for anyone. 

My Santa won again this year and left unwrapped presents. Santa really loves Brody!

Reaction to seeing his Santa presents!

Santa already knew to bring Brody a car, but when he spent all last weekend in the one at Papa Tom's house, we knew we asked for the right thing. 

Forget all of the new toys. Brody opened a new sweatsuit from Grandma and Papa Brown and insisted on putting the jacket on. He was super content once he got it on. 

Peek a boo with Aunt Sara's hair! 

Brody's gift to Grandma (and Grammy). Baby Jesus in the manger (yes he's yellow because I ran out of other colors and had to get it made)!

New wagon from Aunt Sara and Uncle Dany! After about an hour of putting it together (thanks Jordan), he loved it!!

Merry Christmas from the Fromholts!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Kosair Holiday Party

Do you like my new glasses?

Yesterday it snowed and iced. We took Brody sledding down the little hill in our backyard. He wasn't too fond of it at first, but then he loved it! 

Today, we went with VIPS to the Kosair Holiday Party that was at the Crowne Plaza. We saw Brody's girlfriend and her family. It seems as if Pyper and Brody have moved on from each other. They haven't been too interested in each other the past few times. :)

With one of the Shriners. Brody loved his hat!

Kosair Charities put on the event for the kids. They had different stations set up for crafts, face painting, games, and pictures. They also had Santa! Brody got a stuffed dog, sock monkey, and a book. Of course he cared more about his new book than anything! Well, the book and his cookies and milk! Brody also won a tricycle. It's a little big, but he'll grow I to it over the year! We also got to meet Rick Pitino and some of the UofL basketball team. Jordan was nervous to meet them in his Notre Dame sweater!

My new bike

With Coach Rick Pitino

Blurry...but Kevin Ware handing Brody a present from Santa.

Santa, Brody, and Jordan

Steven Van Treese, Brody, Jordan, and Russ Smith

As you can tell, Brody was in a great mood at the party! He came home and decided he was too cool for naps today as well! He is in bed early tonight!

Friday, December 6, 2013

It's been awhile!

We have had a busy few weeks!

We met with the foot specialist to have Brody measured for foot braces called SMO's. They are a light weight plastic that go up to about his ankles. His PT doesn't think he will need them long, but it will help him be more aware of his feet and hopefully start walking soon...maybe!

He had a lot of fun walking back and forth holding on to the rails at the doctor's office. 

We went to the Kentucky Horse Park's Southern Lights. The first part you drive through and look at the Christmas lights from the car. Once you park, there is a petting zoo, Santa, model trains, and doll houses. Brody and Papa Brown rode a camel! Brody wasn't too sure what to think. He just held on for dear life!

Jordan loved the petting zoo more than Brody did I'm pretty sure. :) We probably liked Santa more too. Brody just stared with no emotion-more like who is this weird man you are leaving me with!


We headed to St. Louis for the Massey family Christmas/Thanksgiving. We got a huge surprise for Thanksgiving!! Aunt Sara flew in to surprise us! We didn't think she was coming home until December. She had worked it out with my cousins to be picked up from the airport. We had no idea! Brody was kind of confused as to why Aunt Sara was not in the phone, but he took up with her quick! 

My cousin's son is about a month older than Brody. I know you aren't supposed to compare kids, but I always like to see that Brody isn't too far behind right now. Other than the walking and a little talking. It's coming soon though!

Brody was super jealous of Grandma giving another baby attention!


This week he saw Ms. Paula, his deaf education teacher. Grandma said that Brody worked with her the whole time. When it was time for her to leave, he tried to get back in the high chair to work some more! He has been turning and trying to figure out every noise. He "says" more, uh oh, and open. He has been signing candy after dinner every night. He got a little too used to Halloween candy, but he seems okay when we tell him it's all gone. :)

We also had a break through at Auqa Therapy. We were able to get through a whole lesson with no screaming and crying! Just a few little tears. I was able to get out of the pool too and just have Ms. Melody work with him on her own. Next week we are going to try me not getting in the pool at all! We'll see!

Brody has been trying to stand on his own the past few days!

And his new favorite hobby is "drinking" coffee. I think on our snow day, he watched me drink one too many cups! He carried it around with him, would pretend to drink it, and continue on. Silly kid!