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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

After a few cold days, we have had some beautiful fall weather the past few days. Above is a picture of Brayden on the front porch with the mums I bought a few weeks ago (I really can't believe they haven't died yet...I don't have the best luck with any type of plant)

Greg, Brayden and I went to a pumpkin patch earlier since it has been such a gorgeous day. We went through the millet maze first, where we got a little lost. We had to backtrack a few times before we finally found our way out.
After the maze, we stopped to see and feed the goats. I'm not sure Brayden knew what to think of them. He just looked at them for awhile while Greg and I fed them. After a few minutes, he started trying to reach out and pet them. They were very sweet and happy to get some attention from us. Then we went to the pumpkin patch for a few pictures and to pick some pumpkins. Brayden enjoyed walking around seeing all the pumpkins. We ended up getting a large pumpkin to carve and a small pumpkin just for Brayden.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday Brayden

Brayden turned 1 year old today! I am amazed at how fast this past year has flown seems like just yesterday we were bringing him home from the hospital. We had a beautiful day today, so we spent part of it outside riding in his new wagon. I think he would ride around in it all day if we'd let him!
Grandma & Grandpa Grimes came over for dinner to help celebrate Brayden's big day. We grilled out and then had cake & ice cream. Brayden did wonderfully with this candle this time...he just looked and didn't even try to touch it. When we blew out the candle he still was a little hesitant at first to touch the cake. But he eventually dug into it and really enjoyed it. He made a mess, so he did his job.Afterwards, he had a few more presents to open. He was very excited about his new ball and puzzle. More toys to add to the pile we've already collected. You can see more pictures from today and the party on Saturday by clicking here.It's hard to believe our baby boy is already one. I can't even begin to explain how much joy he has brought into our lives this past year. We have so enjoyed watching him grow and and change everyday, it just happened too fast. He needs to slow down! We are looking forward to what this next year brings us.

Happy Birthday sweet boy. We love you very much!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Birthday Party

We had Brayden's 1st birthday party on Saturday. I still can't get over the fact that he is turning one! Where did the time go?? We had lots of family and friends over for pizza, cake & ice cream to help us celebrate. Everything went great, except a small mishap when we sang Happy Birthday to Brayden. While I was trying to take a quick picture of him with his cake, he reached out for the lit candle. Everyone screamed at once, which scared him and then he started crying. He wouldn't have anything to do with the cake for a few minutes after that! I was finally able to calm him down though and he played with the cake a little. His finger is damage done =) As Aunt Gina said, it will be a memory we'll have of his first birthday party. He gots lots of new toys and books at the party and he has thoroughly enjoyed playing with them all since Saturday. He goes from one to another to another, etc all day. Below are a few pictures from the party.
The cake!
(Thanks Grammy Parr for making it!)
Going for the candle
Eating his cake
Opening presents!
Pushing Margo on his new train
Getting a ride in his wagon

New toys

His actual birthday is tomorrow. We'll have a smaller family celebration and try the cake thing again! I'll post the pictures of that later.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Halloween Fun

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