"FAMILY...is a little world created by LOVE"

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Face Of An Angel

Just a sneak peak into our photo shoot with Lyndsay....

Monday, June 28, 2010

Some BIG First's

You had some BIG things happen over the weekend for you, but let's begin first with Saturday morning. We had scheduled a photo shoot with one of our favorite photographers Lyndsay Vollmar she is sooo awesome, and you did so great!! You just love exploring and you smile and laugh at just about anything!!

Other than that we had a pretty uneventful kind of weekend. We relaxed quite a bit, took some much needed naps, and went to the pool for awhile on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday, right before we started to get ready for the pool... You, Daddy, Gizmo & I were all in your playroom just having a good time. I have been standing you up lately, and letting you get balanced and letting go. You are doing really well on balancing and when your ready you just sit back down. You would really like to walk, but are still uncertain as to how the whole walking thing works, and you get very excited when you think about should you or shouldn't you, LOL! Anyway, we did this again, but this time you took TWO little baby steps!!! Mommy was sooo proud and excited for you!! It was the sweetest thing, and just more proof that you are growing entirely way too fast! You are such a smart little boy, and I enjoy every waking moment with you! And, man are you a Mamma's boy, I love it! You are my sweet angel!

Well, if that wasn't enough excitement for the weekend, Daddy discovered your FIRST tooth peaking through your gums finally!! It's your top front right tooth, and it looks like its just the very corner, but its a start!!

Other than that we are preparing for a fun-filled Fourth of July neighborhood block party this coming Sunday, and anxiously awaiting your photos to be ready by the end of this week! I can't wait to share with everyone!! Also, Granny got you a new toy, that you just love so much, its been the hot new thing all weekend long!

Oh, and BTW, you will be 10 months old this Thursday, where in the world did month 9 go!??!!?

Monday, June 21, 2010

Father's Day

Father's Day Weekend...

We had such a wonderful weekend, all we did was go to the pool and BBQ with friends and family, the entire weekend. The pool has been so much fun for us since its Grand Opening on Memorial Day. I can literally say we've been there every weekend since. Braden enjoys the water SO much, James has fun tossing the football with my brother and neighbors, and I love getting a tan!!!

Saturday, we spent the evening barbecuing with our neighbors and cracking jokes at each other, we ended the night watching Cinderella on the couch with all the kiddos.

Sunday, we barbecued again, but this time at my brothers house. I was literally SO stuffed. We had brochettes, steak, beans, broccoli, and much more. We Texans know how to do it up right! :)

Anyway, I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Water Boy

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Heights 5K Fun Run

Well, I walked/jogged in my very first 5K last weekend and although I was dreading the early wake up on Saturday (5am), I actually had a lot of fun and was very proud of myself for following through with it! It makes me really want to get back in shape because it was somewhat difficult for me to do. I even left with some nice blisters on my feet.

My goal was to finish in 45 minutes (I planned on walking most of it), but in reality, especially since I did absolutely NO training for this event, I wanted to finish under in hour. And, well I broke about even between the two...I finished in 53 minutes. (Dont laugh, for all you in shape people, LOL!)

Anyway, I cant wait to do another and by then would like to have lost the remaining pregnancy weight, which should really help out on my time.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Braden's Checkup

Today was your 9 month check up and you are progressing wonderfully! Here are your current measurements at 9 months & 1 week old:

Weight: 21 lbs 5 1/2 oz - 61%

Height: 29 1/4" - 73%

Head Circum.: 18 cm - 61%

At 9 months old you are:

Crawling like crazy and you hit the power boast button when you know we are after you to get away from wherever you are on a mission to go, like the dog kennel, the round-studded coffee table, and the cable cord behind the television, are just some of your favorites.

You definitely have a Temper. I thought this started at two years old, but I was wrong and when you get mad you throw your head back while kicking and screaming. Its amazing at how smart you are already. You know what you want and when you want it.

Mama's, Dada's, Baba's are all in your vocabulary at this point. You also know the meaning of the words baby, light, and NO! You will look for the baby on the Gerber jar, or when asked where the light is you look up in any room to find it.

You love the Water, including bathtime and the pool! You like eating the bubbles in the tub, and sticking your face in the fountains at the neighborhood pool.

Your favorite Television Shows/Movies are Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Special Agent Oso, Handy Manny, Wonder Pets (which Daddy can NOT stand), and Baby Einstein's DVDs.

You clap your hands, dance, sing or yell your own little tunes, give kisses, wave hi (still working on this one, but getting better), blow bubbles, and make truck sounds with your lips.

You still have NO teeth, but it will be ANY time now. You show all the signs, and I can feel those little tooth buds right under the gums.

You are trying most of the foods that Daddy and I eat these days. You love fresh guacamole and beans from our favorite Mexican food restaurant, but you are still on a strict baby food diet as well.

You amaze us everyday with the silly things you manage to do and how your development increases dramatically with each day that passes.

Well, I could go on and on about all the little things that you do that I love, but you are whining for me to pick you up at the moment. Mommy rarely has time to update her blog while at home for this very reason, but its all so worth it.

Goodnight my sweet angel, I love you forever & always.
(aka Mommy)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend

Lots of Fun Stuff!!!

First and Foremost, I must congratulate my dear friend Amanda & husband Nathan, on the birth of their first baby, a daughter named Ashlynn Sierra York. She came into this world weighing 8 lbs 7 oz, and 21" long on May 28th, in Misawa, Japan where her husband is currently stationed. We ♥ you Manders!

Introducing...Miss Ashlynn

Next, Memorial Day Weekend...

We had a wonderful holiday, and hope you all did too! Braden had many first's this past weekend, including swimming, and the Zoo, which he had a BLAST with both!!!

Friday, we barbequed and just relaxed.

Saturday, we took Braden to the our neighbors house to let him swim with their kiddos for awhile! This was his first "baby pool/swimming experience" and he just loved it!!

Photo by "Life in Touch" Imaging

Gizmo enjoyed playing outside also...

Photo by "Life in Touch" Imaging

Then, on Sunday, we went to the Zoo with our neighbors and a few of James' cousins and mom! The kids had a great time! Braden enjoyed seeing all the neat animals! He didn't know what to think of the giraffes, fish, and baby elephant. It was a very hot day, but a good day had by all!

Photos by "Life in Touch" Imaging
We ended Sunday, with a small BBQ at my brother's house next door, and called it a night. And, Monday we just hung around the house, ate lunch at a fun Mexican resturant in town, called Vida Loca, and went swimming at our neighborhood pool for a little bit.

'Til next time....