Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Bundle of.....


Yes that's right! Baby Boy number 2! Woo Hoo! I am really excited that Braden is going to have a buddy to play with and you know how much I love my one sweet boy already. Now we get to have two precious baby boys to love on.

We have the name picked out, but that will be our big secret this time around. So to anyone and everyone who has two boys, please shoot me some advice and your favorite thing about having two sweet baby boys.

This also means that we get to have baby number 3 and try for a girl!

*I will post our precious ultrasound pictures as soon as I get them uploaded.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

My Favorite Age


Two has been my very favorite age...thus far! Braden is so funny and has so much to say! Here are a few of the things that keep me giggling....

  • Whenever he answers yes to a question he says- Yes Siree, but it sounds like Wes Surwee. It is so cute.

  • Yesterday he ran into the office at my parents house, close the door behind him and said said "Shhwee. I just got away". My mom asked him from what and he said "Uncle Chad almost got me." Braden and Chad had been playing a game.

  • When you ask him if he wants a brother or sister he says, "No...No...JUST BRADEN!" Yeah, we're going to have to work on this.

  • "I do it all myself." These words are heard around our house almost constantly these days. Braden doesn't want help to do anything!

  • When Braden can't do something he says "Oh dragn'nt!" Apparently he has picked this up from my dad who says "Oh darn't".

  • Braden went through a phase where he wanted to open food at the grocery store and I had to constantly have the conversation with him that we can't open the food until we pay for it first. Well, a few weeks ago we were in the grocery and an older gentleman picked up a bag of chips on the chip aisle and opened it. He then started eating the chips. Before I knew what was going to happen Braden looked at the man and blurted out, "You gotta pay for it first!" OH MY! I was so embarrassed!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Anniversary Weekend in Savannah

This year for our 8th anniversary, Brad took me to Savannah for the weekend. Brad grew up in Savannah so he was really excited about going back to visit. I had a really rough 1st week back at school this year so I was really looking forward to the break!

We left Friday afternoon as soon as school was out. We made really good time going to Savannah and we were able to our hotel by 7:00. We stayed at the Inn at Ellis Square which was right across the street from River Street. Friday night we ate at Kyoto's, Brad's favorite Japanese restaurant of all time. The food was really good, but the air was messed up so I was miserable while we were eating! After dinner, we drove around downtown Savannah and through some of the squares before we went back to our hotel.

Saturday morning we woke up early and headed out to see Brad's old stomping grounds. We visited his old house, elementary school and high school. While we were driving we passed a Krispy Kreme with the HOT sign on and couldn't resist! YUMMMY! On our way back to the hotel we drove around a couple of the squares and ended up stopping at Lafayette Square to take some pictures. There was a beautiful catholic church just off the square and we were able to walk in and take some pictures. We headed back to the hotel to drop our car off and then we hit River Street. We walked through several stores and then we had lunch at Spanky's, one of Brad's favorites when he was younger. The chicken strips and spuds are awesome! After lunch we walked back to the hotel so I could take a nap and then we headed to City Market and down Whitaker Street to check out the shops. Then we headed back to River Street where I had a hot praline (my favorite) and a virgin daiquiri! We walked through several more shops, before stopping for dinner at Fiddler's Crab House. I had the Low Country Boil and Brad had shrimp and crab legs. After dinner we were so full and my feet were hurting so bad from all the walking that we were both ready to head back to the hotel, but we needed to stop at Savannah Candy Kitchen to get Braden and my parents some sweet treats. While we were in the candy store, they were making fresh taffy and throwing it at customers. Brad and I had the strawberry taffy and it was so good! I have never eaten as much sweet stuff in one day....not even on Halloween!

Lafayette Square

My handsome hubby

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

This morning we both woke up early and were trying to decide what to do when we both admitted that what we really wanted to do was see our boy (this was my first time being away from him for more than 1 night). So we packed as fast as we could and hit the road to get home to our Braden Boy.

When we pulled into the driveway, Brad remarked that we hadn't even been gone for 48 hours! However, it was wonderful to have time to ourselves to just spend with each other.

I love you baby! Thank you for 8 wonderful years!


Scooter is the nickname that my Dad has for Braden. None of us are sure why he calls him this, since it started before he was even crawling, but Braden loves it. This afternoon while we were getting him ready for his nap, we asked him what Palpaw calls him and he said, "Scooter."
What about Mommy? "Handsome."
What does Daddy call you? "Big Boy."

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Big Boy Room

This summer has been all about Braden being a big boy. In the middle of June, Braden's big boy bed arrived! He was so excited! Now he won't even go into the nusery because it is a "baby room." The only "problem" we have encountered is that he likes to get out of his bed during nap time and play with his toys (he has a few in his room, since we moved his playroom upstairs). However, after we warn him not to get out of bed he does fine.

This is before we put the bed rail on.

His pillow says 'Braden"

I painted pictures to go with his quilt and sheets that I ordered from Pottery Barn. I have yet to hang them, but this is what they look like. I still have a few odds and ends to do in his new room (like hang pictures and repaint two 8 x 10 frames, but hopefully I will get hose finished soon and I can post completed pictures of his room!

My inspiration for the pictures AKA I copied the car, truck and bus!