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Saturday, July 25, 2009


Below are some of our favorite recent pictures of Brayden. It seems like we take so many each week because we want to capture everything he does!

Cool dudes Swinging at the park Looking out the window with Callie Getting into the videotapes Dinnertime"Listening" to the headphonesPlaying at the beach with mommyBoatrideSnoozing on daddy's chestTaking a bath with Caroline

Thursday, July 16, 2009


After weeks of doing the "army" crawl on his stomach, Brayden is officially up on his hands and knees crawling. We were beginning to think it would never happen. He started doing it a little while we were in NY, and since we've been home he's only gotten better. He gets faster and faster every day. He is using his new found mobility to explore and get into EVERYTHING!! I don't think I sat down for more than five minutes at a time today. One of his favorite targets to crawl to is Callie. I'm not too sure if she likes the new attention....he goes straight for her tail and pulls as hard as he can. She's been pretty patient with him so far, I hope it continues! He has also mastered pulling himself to stand in the past few days. He is using that to his advantage as well...he'll pull himself up on the couch, coffee table, etc and just start grabbing for anything in site. We need to do some serious babyproofing now! Here is a video clip of Brayden in action.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Catch up!

I didn't realize I hadn't posted anything in awhile. The past few weeks have been a blur...we've been busy, busy, busy! The weekend before last, Greg's brother & family (Skip, Bernadette & Luciana) came down to NC. We spent a long weekend at Grammy & Grandpa Parr's visiting with everyone. We spent most of the weekend in the pool, which was very much needed in the 90+ weather! Brayden & Luciana had some good cousin bonding time....she really seemed to enjoy playing with him and his toys. We only get to see her a few times a year, so she has changed so much since we last saw her!
Brayden & Luciana
After their visit, we came home for two days to pack and get ready for our trip to NY to visit Greg's other relatives. We decided to break up the 11 1/2 hour drive into two days to make it a little easier for Brayden. He did great on the way up! Everyone there was so happy to see him (and I guess Greg and I too), although he was very clingy to me for the most part. Brayden has definitely become a mama's boy. He eventually warmed up and let others hold him, thank arms were tired! He saw Lake Ontario, went to cousin Heather's graduation party and watched the July 4th parade while we were there. He couldn't stay up late enough for the fireworks though! We enjoyed spending time with the family and experiencing some cool weather for a change. (It was in the low 70s while we were there) The drive back was not so good. We were stuck in traffic for over two hours in PA and Brayden was VERY fussy. I think he has had enough of the car for quite awhile.

Watching the waves crash at Lake Ontario
With Great Grandpa & Gramma Sharkey
Brayden's first 4th of July
Watching the parade with daddy
Catching a nap on the way home

While we had a great time seeing everyone, we are glad to finally be home and able to get things back to normal. Click here to see more pictures.