We took a family trip up to Oswego, NY last week to visit with Greg's relatives. Brayden did GREAT on the drives there and back, 11 + hours each way! I was a little worried after our bad ride up in January, but he kept busy with a few new toys and lots of DVDs to watch. Oswego's annual hometown festival, Harborfest, was going on while we were there, so we got to enjoy some of the activities each day. On Saturday, some good friends we met in NC who moved back to NY last summer came to Oswego for the day. It was great to catch up with them and Brayden enjoyed playing with their son, Keaghan. We got to spend lots of time with Greg's relatives too, including cousin Luciana. We were a little bummed that it rained quite a bit while we were there, but it was nice to enjoy the cooler weather! Sunday was a beautiful day, which was perfect for the family reunion we went to at a local park. Brayden was such a trooper for the entire trip...he made himself right at home everywhere we went and was quite a ham for all of the relatives. Here are some pictures from our trip:
Playing at Harborfest
Brayden & Luciana took part in a kids "band"...Luciana decided to dance instead of playing the tamborine
Brayden & Keaghan
Playing in the sand with cousins at the family reunion
Greg, Brayden and I took a last minute trip to the beach this past Thursday. Greg had to work in the Wilmington area in the morning, so Brayden and I decided to tag along. When Greg finished working, we went to Wrightsville Beach for the afternoon. We weren't too sure of what Brayden would think of the beach (especially since we got there around nap time), but he seemed to enjoy it. He really liked playing in the sand and looking for sea shells. He also enjoyed the ocean a bit, but not as much as I had thought he would....maybe next time. Here are some pictures from our afternoon.
We've had a great holiday weekend celebrating the 4th of July. Brayden was in his first "parade" on Saturday morning with lots of other children in my parents neighborhood. All of the kids decorated their bikes, scooters or wagons and went around a few blocks with a fire truck leading the way. I think Brayden enjoyed it...he loves to ride in his wagon all the time. We got a big surprise at the parade too when my sister & niece showed up from Wilmington and learned that Brayden has a cousin on the way. Come February, Brayden won't be the baby in the extended family anymore...we are very excited to meet the new addition!
Brayden, Margo & Reese The parade starts
Grandpa & Carolina (notice her shirt!)
Lydia joined Brayden in the wagon when she got tired of pushing her scooter
Margo & Brayden relaxing after the parade
We spent Saturday & Sunday nights at Greg's parents house. We got in a little sun and fun at the pool, and then watched fireworks both nights in their neighborhood. Brayden was VERY scared by the fireworks for the first few minutes, but he eventually calmed down a little to watch (Callie on the other hand was a nevous wreck the whole time). Brayden was definitely holding on tight to his momma the whole time though. Maybe he'll enjoy them a little better next year.