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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Baby's First Christmas

Greg, Brayden and I traveled to Oswego, NY to spend Christmas with Greg's family. Brayden did wonderfully on the car rides up and back, which took over 12 hours each trip. I don't think he could have done any better! His NY relatives were all so excited to finally meet our little man. He got to meet Great Grandpa and Gramma Sharkey, as well as all of his great aunts & uncles and some cousins on the Sharkey side. Brayden impressed them all by being such a good, happy baby. He gave LOTS of smiles and talked to everyone. I think he only cried twice the entire time we were there, and even then he was settled after a quick pop of the paci in his mouth. His first Christmas was a white will probably be a long time before that happens again! The snow was beautiful and we took a few pictures of Brayden out in it. He was too cute wearing his snowsuit because he couldn't move his arms at all. He was such a good sport about wearing it! We had a wonderful time visiting with family and can't wait to see them again. To see pictures, click here.

Monday, December 15, 2008

2 months

Brayden is 2 months old! Where has the time gone? When he was first born, he received a gift addressed to "Master Brayden Parr". Well, Greg and I quickly realized the "master" part is true! Brayden determines when we sleep, when we eat, where we go and pretty much everything else we do during the day. And he does this all without saying a word. How does he manage it? Thankfully, the sleeping part is getting longer everyday, so I can't complain. Last night we had an 8 hour stretch followed by another 2 1/2 hours after getting his belly full. He truly is a very happy, easy baby and we love him more & more each day. He has been very talkative to pretty much everyone he sees lately. I caught him talking to his toys on the playmat this morning...he especially loves the flashing star. I got him talking again tonight, but he wasn't as talkative as he was this morning. It's still very cute though =)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Breakfast with Santa

Brayden had his first visit with Santa yesterday morning at our church's annual Breakfast with Santa. He had his breakfast in a bottle as soon as we got there, and as usual feel asleep right after! But he work up in time to get a few pictures with Santa before we left.
We also tried to take a Christmas picture of the whole family yesterday afternoon. Trying to include Callie in the picture was tougher than usual this year! Greg had to hold both her and Brayden while I got the timer set for each take. This the best we got...oh well, it's not too bad, but not as good as I would have liked it to be. Callie's always looked right into the camera in years past. You can see some outtakes and other pictures by clicking here.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008


We had a wonderful (and very busy) Thanksgiving. It was an extra special Thanksgiving for us since we had Brayden to celebrate with this year. We had lunch with the Grimes family and then had dinner with the Parrs on Thursday. We spent Thursday and Friday nights at the Parrs so we could visit with Skip, Bernadette & Luciana who came down from NY. Besides eating way too much, we really enjoyed spending time with our families. Brayden got lots of love from his cousins, as well as his grandparents on both sides! Although he slept most of the time, he did give them some big smiles and "talked" to everyone while he was awake. He is such a good, sweet baby...we are very thankful that he is in our lives! Now that his first Thanksgiving has come and gone, it's time to get ready for Christmas!!
Brayden enjoying his Thanksgiving meal

The Grimes grandchildren

Grammy & Grandpa Parr, Brayden & Luciana