Sunday, December 28, 2008
We spent Christmas Eve with my parents at their home and we had steak and shrimp which was delicious! Then we opened gifts and spent time enjoying each other. It was a very, very nice evening. We got home around 8:30 and we put Braden to bed and Brad and I exchanged our gifts to each other. Then it was time for Santa to come and we managed to crawl into bed just before midnight!
We had to wake Braden up Christmas morning around 8 and I was so disappointed that it rained the night before because I had envisioned him being able to spend lots of time on his new swing set. But he was excited about the swing set and he was able to enjoy the other toys that he received inside so it all worked out just fine. My parents and Brad's parents came over for Christmas breakfast and after my parents left we spent time with Brad's parents and exchanged gifts. We went to my Aunt's house for Christmas lunch at 2:00 and we were home by 5:30 and completely exhausted! However, this magical season only comes once a year and I truly enjoy being able to spend so much time with our family so to me the exhaustion was completely worth it. Till next Christmas.......
The only annoying part of the Christmas was the Chipmunks CD that I bought for Braden that we have been listening to since Thanksgiving. I will be completely happy if I NEVER hear the chipmunks again!
I hope that everyone had a wonderful and joyful holiday season!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
The brothers chatting it up
Grandpa and Grandma hanging out with all of the grandkids
Braden "smooching" Berkley
Friday, December 5, 2008
Hands in the mouth
It looks like I am wrestling with him.....which I was!
Hey....Braden.....Can you look at Mommy and smile?
UHHH! GAG! BWWWHH! Hey there is that handsome smile!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
The one thing I have not been able to plan out and it bugs the crap out of me is that I can never decide on Braden's Halloween costume ( I didn't decide on his pirate outfit last year until 2 weeks before and I just saw it and knew that he would be so precious). I never put things off until the last minute, especially something as exciting as dressing him up, but I just couldn't decide on costumes. I didn't want him to be an animal (it seems too babyish now) and I don't like the character costumes ( he'll want to wear that stuff soon enough). First I wanted him to be a UPS guy, but the costume was too big and really not that impressive. Then I wanted him to be a golfer, complete with golf clubs. Once again I wasn't really into it. I was even as desperate as to suggest a baby pimp outfit ( I know it sounds horrible but the costume was HILARIOUS). Brad and my mom thought that I was nuts and they were both ready to kill me if I ordered that costume. I finally found a cute Fisher man costume, but i just never could commit. Over Fall Break my parents went to Cherokee, NC and they brought Braden back a drum, tomahawk, stick horse and Indian headdress. I didn't really think anything about it until Saturday night when he started beating his drum and I put the headdress on him and he started running around in circles yelling and beating the drum. He was so cute and at that moment I knew that he had to be an Indian. I ordered the costume and it is on it's way! I can't wait to post my Halloween pictures of my adorable little Indian! Here is a sneak peak and waht gave me the idea!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
The museum is set up into "centers" and the current "theme" is Bob the Builder. They have a water center, moon sand and art center, simple machine center, dramatic play (dress up and housekeeping), a complete center that shows growing vegetable all the way to delivering them to the grocery store, and then a huge Bob the Builder center. Bob the Builder is also worked into most of the other centers. Braden's favorite activity was playing on the delivery truck that looked like a giant van. Braden kept calling it a bus (which is his favorite vehicle). Every time we would move to anew center he somehow "found" his way back to the "bus". He was actually sitting in the driver seat when it was time for us to leave. Of course when we told him we needed to go bye-bye he said in his very sweet Braden voice, "no....oh no...no". I told him to blow the bus a kiss and the whole way out of the museum he kept blowing kisses saying "mmmmmwwwww" (what he says when he blows a kiss). It was so cute.
We had such a great time and we are definitely going to take Braden back soon. I just wish that we lived closer.