Thursday, March 29, 2012

Braden is 1!!!

Our precious little boy is one year old today!  I can't even believe it.  This year has definitely flown by, and while it was an amazing year, Steven and I are happy for a new one to begin.  Braden has such a joyful and firey spirit.  He started smiling at 3weeks (I promise it was intentional) and whoever meets him says that they have never seen a baby smile so much.  And it is true!  But, he also has a very strong opinion and for the first 4 months of his life, sleep and riding in the car were 2 things about which he refused to agree with us. At 4 months, though, he started sleeping well and really has been a great sleeper ever since.  He is all boy, turning everything into a vehicle, already saying "ball", and making the best car noise ever.  He adores his sister, and even though he does like to take her toys and is already pushing her around a bit, she really does love him a lot too and often smothers him with hugs and kisses.  She calls him "Bubba" and I think the nickname will stick.  He also really loves his daddy, and gets SOOO excited whenever he comes home.  Braden is a snuggler, a laugher, a busy body, a climber, a flirt, and simply a joy to have in our family.  We feel so blessed to be his parents, and we can't wait to see him grow into his personality even more (and this boy sure has personality!)  We cannot imagine life without him, and while our lives have gotten a bit noisier, they have also been filled with so much more joy and laughter.  Thank you sweet boy, for blessing us so much!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUBBA!!!!  (and yes, she dressed herself.)

Braden had a fight with a cookie, and I am still not sure who one...but I think it had to have been the cookie!

This boy loves his trucks!

Grami and Pop Rock stopped by to give him some birthday presents and kisses

hanging with his daddy

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

And...we're back :)

We're back and busy!  So, I didn't get a post out this weekend, but our weekend is Sunday and Monday, so I'm really only a day late :).  A lot has been going on in this little family. We are renovating our kitchen, which means we have been in and out of the house a lot over the past 3 weeks (thank you to my parents who have allowed us to crash there many nights), and we have been enjoying the nice weather and spending lots of time outside trying to clean up the yard.  Both kids love being outside, and I have already had to break out the summer hats and suntan lotion.  (Adelyn told me, when I put her hat and lotion on her, that she was at the beach...we only wish, sweet girl!)  Here are a few pictures of the kiddos that I took over the past 2 months.  There are many more to come!

What a sweet face :)

My little trouble maker likes to find new places to hide...oh my...

Braden's favorite new word is, "ball".  I love that he is starting to talk!

Friday, March 9, 2012

I'm Back!

My sweet husband when out yesterday and got me a new computer!  I have been missing my hulu, pintrest, gmail, and blog following.  (Yes, that is what I mainly use the computer for :) )  I promise a post over the weekend, but I have been working A LOT recently, so there has been no time for picture taking and blogging.  A lot has happened in the past few weeks, though, so there will be plenty to blog about.  Thanks for your patience :)  (to my few followers)