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Thursday, August 27, 2009


Brayden loves to look at books and lately he has started "reading" them aloud. He'll flip the pages and babble while doing so. I think it's adorable! He won't let Greg or I read them to him anymore...he'll just start "reading" to us instead. Check out the video clip below!

PS - Getting this video clip was not easy! Whenever I turn the camera on now, he'll stop whatever he is doing most of the time and crawl over to look right into the camera lens. I've gotten a good number of extreme closeups lately!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Weekend in Western NC

This past weekend we headed to western NC for my cousin's bridal shower on Saturday. During the shower, all of the guys went hiking at South Mountain State Park. Greg had Brayden in a backpack carrier for the hike, which he said Brayden absolutely loved! He had a big smile on his face and talked the whole time. Brayden also kept patting Greg's head and pulling his ears. I hate I missed it, but I did make Greg take the camera to get a few pictures! Needless to say, he was pretty tired and sore after the big hike. On Sunday, we all went to Wiseman's View in the Linville Gorge to spread my grandmother's ashes. Although Greg and I had a hard time getting there (mapquest directions are not always the best!), we finally made it and thankfully the family waited for us to arrive. It was a beautiful day and an even more beautiful setting for the occasion. My grandfather's ashes were spread in the same spot several years ago, so now my grandmother has joined him there. While we were sharing special memories with one another, a giant hawk flew right over the area. It was really neat for that to happen right at that time, and seemed to fit in perfectly with the moment. Here are a few pictures taken over the weekend.

Monday, August 10, 2009

9 month pictures

I took Brayden to get his 9 month pictures taken last week. He did such a good fact, he was too good because I ordered way too many pictures. They all came out so well! He has changed so much since his 6 month pictures. My little boy is growing up too fast!