Saturday, December 31, 2011

Our Christmas 2011



Our Christmas was wonderful this year! We had lots of parties with family & friends that made it so special. Here is a sneak peek of one of those special times. We hope you all had a Merry Christmas!


Saturday, December 17, 2011

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year









Happy Holiday's


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Brody Turns the Big ONE!



It's Brody's Birthday! He turned 1 on the 8th! This past year has been so wonderful. It seemed like yesterday when Mommy Chanel announced that she wanted Brody apart of our family. We were in SHOCK, but very excited. We will never forget the spirit we felt that night, testifying to us that Chanel's decision was the right decision. We are so blessed to be the ones to watch this little baby boy grow and develop perfectly. Brody brings such a sweet peace into our home. He makes us smile every day with his determined personality.
We had such a blast the night of his party. We were surrounded by family and friends who have supported us through both adoptions. We are so grateful for everyone who came. Brody is loving all the fun gifts. THANK YOU! To all of you who couldn't make it, we put together a video of the events that took place that day. Enjoy.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRODY!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Never A Dull Moment

Do you recognize who this is? This is the Phantom. He walks around our house now and again hoping someone won't see his scar behind the mask (tape). Brock loves playing different characters, from super hero's to villains. We never know who he is going to be. He loves to pretend he's Batman, Darth Vader, The Phantom, Astro Boy, Spider Man, and the scary man in Home Alone with the black boots and shovel. He is always willing to save the day.

Not the greatest picture, but I just had to show you my LONG hair! I can't believe I did it. I grew it out. It only took me 10 years. haha


Kailee and Brock being the silly kids they are:)



Our happy baby. Oh wait...TODDLER! He has a fake laugh that's pretty darn cute.



Daddy time. The boys love to wrestle with daddy and I love watching. Even Brody gets into it by doing awesome body slams.


These two boys love the bath. As soon as the water turns on they both come running. I hope it stays that way:p


Brock's and Kailee's gingerbread house. It looks so cute.

So you see at the Mellor house there is never a dull moment.


Monday, November 28, 2011

Our Thanksgiving





This year we broke our tradition of staying home, pigging out to turkey, to going to Little America & well....pigging out there. We have never been there and have always wanted to go. It was amazing! EXCELLENT FOOD and such a variety. It was my side of the families year. All my siblings were there, minus Zack's family (they stayed home with their new born baby Izzy). We were also lucky enough to have Mommy Chanel come too!







After the lunch we headed to Fats Cats to burn some of the calories we just ate. Great time with the family. This Thanksgiving was awesome! Good food & great company I hope you all had a fabulous time with the blessings that matter most in life, FAMILY. I am so THANKFUL for my extended family & my little family.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

A New Blog to Follow (It's a must)



Brody's Mommy Chanel has a blog! If you have not yet heard her adoption story visit her blog here. You will not only understand the miracle of it, you will see how wonderful this young women is. She is fabulous! I am glad she is apart of not only our life, but Brody's as well. We love you Chanel!


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

It's the 8th Already?

Brody is 11 months today! This boy is trouble! haha. He has achieved so much in the last month. He conquered the stairs! Going up and down. He can get off our bed by himself (feet first). He can stand up in the middle of the room. He is now learning how to run. He loves to give hugs and kisses. He is just the sweetest thing! We feel so blessed to watch this little one grow. Happy 11 months Brody! There is nothing you can't do. We love you!

Also, we just got news that cousin baby Izzy was born today! I will post pictures soon:) Congrats Zack & Heather! I can't wait to meet her:)


Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I am crush the turtle in Nemo



I am a Army Soldier






Dig in!










We had a awesome Halloween with the family! Ate chili, hotdogs, yummy scones, and had lots and lots of candy. Trick-or-Treat? We saw mommy Chanel and her family. So much fun!

Happy Halloween!



Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Our Little Dracula

We love that his fangs came in before he front teeth. We just had to blog about it. Brody also got his first little black eye. Don't ask us where it came from because we have know idea? That is the worst part about being a parent so far, not knowing where all the bumps and bruises come from. What a tough and scary little boy! Maybe Count Dracula will pay us a visit on Halloween?...

Monday, October 10, 2011

Alpine Loop












Saturday, October 8, 2011

Brody Unleashed

Our sweet Brody is 10 months old today. He has accomplished so much in the last month. Here are a few things he likes and doesn't like:



Likes:

This kid loves to eat. If I let him, he would eat all day.

He loves to scream at high pitches.

Loves to crawl fast. He is on the move.
Loves to eat anything found on the floor. I find myself sweeping a lot more.

He loves his mommy. When ever I leave the room, with in moments he is right back by my side. I LOVE IT!



Dislikes:

Taking naps. It is almost a fight everyday to get him down.

Being thrown in the air. He really doesn't know what to think about it.

He doesn't like being confined, like in his bouncer. He likes to be free.


We learn new things about Brody everyday. He fits us like a glove. We could not imagine life with out him. Take a look at what has been doing.



No more binky! We took Brody's binky away at 8 months. We know that if you take it away sooner than later they forget about it more quickly. We know this because we did the same with Brock at 8 months. It was a piece of cake:)






Brody is walking! What? Yes, I know...walking! Can you believe it? He started taking his first steps at 9 months. He is determined to accomplish this fast. He gets better and better each day. Way to go Brody!



This is a new face Brody likes to pull. It's so stinkin' cute!

I haven't yet blogged about Brody's 9 month check-up. He is a big boy check it out!

Weight: 24 lbs-88%

Height: 28.5 in-43%

Head Cir.-18.5 in-85%



He maybe a football player instead of basketball. We will see...


Brody gets into everything! This is a bitter/sweet stage. His favorite our my toiletries. Brock loved them too! Why oh why? This picture may come in handy one day. haha He loves our closet with all the shoes. He pulls them down one by one until there is a big mountain of them on the floor, then he moves on to the next thing.



We love our Brody!
Keep up the good work:)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Welcome Home Corbin!

Last night we had the opportunity to go to the airport to welcome home our nephew, Corbin. He has been serving the Lord for 2 years in the Seattle, Washington mission. He had a wonderful experience and he certainly came home a man. Corbin is a great example to us, of what true happiness is. He is always smiling and happy. He will do what ever you ask him to do, with no complaining or hesitation. He loves doing the Lord's work. We are happy to have him home safe and sound.


Here he comes! With that same smile and all.


Brock was so excited about the balloons and the snickers candy bar attached to the bottom. He so badly wanted to eat the snickers. I told him it was for Corbin. A few moments later he came over and asked, "when I come home off my mission, do I get balloons with a snickers?" I said you certainly do. I got a little teary eyed knowing that one day our boys will hopefully serve missions. It's great to see that Corbin's example is teaching and helping them.




Elder Mellor (Corbin) with his awesome family.

Welcome Home Corbin!