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Friday, October 26, 2012

Picture Post

Below are some recent pictures taken over the past few weeks of the boys. Enjoy!
 My big baby
 Connor in his bathrobe
 Playing peek a boo with Madeline
 Enjoying a nice day outside
 Brayden and Margo
 Helping daddy on the computer
 Brayden and his friend Tanner at the pumpkin patch
 Brayden at his birthday party at preschool
 Connor getting into some wrapping paper
 My handsome boy "cheesing" in his new church tie
Happy baby!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Brayden is 4!

Brayden is 4!!  His birthday is always bittersweet to me...I'm so happy he is growing up, but it is going by way too fast!  This birthday was definitely one to remember, in both good and bad ways.  At the beginning of September, I had booked his birthday party at a funhouse that took care of everything; cupcakes, food, drinks, supplies, decorations, balloon animals, etc.  All we had to do was show up.  This sounded good to me because I have plenty going on this time of year at work and with the two boys, there is not much time to do anything else.  Well, to make a long story short, I found out last Thursday that the funhouse CLOSED for business earlier that week.  They didn't call, email, nothing...I had to find out on my own!  So, Thursday night Greg and I started party planning for Brayden's birthday party of 20 kids to be at our house on Saturday.  Less than 48 hours!

Everything turned out great, thank goodness. The weather was perfect, so we were able to set up everything in the back yard. All of his friends came to help celebrate, and I think everyone had a great time. They made their own Batman themed masks, got Batman temporary tattoos, played pin the logo on batman, and even got to practice their target shooting at the Batman villans with our dart guns. And they played, played, played on the swingset and chasing each other through the yard. I must say, I was kind of impressed with the party we pulled together in 48 hours. Brayden told me that night his birthday party was "amazing" : ) That definitely made all the hard work and stress worth it!


Friday, September 14, 2012


Brayden started his first year at First Presbyterian Preschool last week, my "alma mater"! He has been so excited all summer to start, so it was an easy transition from the MMO program he has gone to for the past two years.  Here are a few pictures from his first day: 

Brayden went right in to his classroom, put his things in his cubby and sat the table and started coloring with his friends.  Such a big boy!  He has lots of friends in his class that he already knew before school...they are such a cute little group!  So far, he loves going to preschool.  Every MWF morning, he wants to pack his snack first thing and get ready as soon as he wakes up.  I hope this continues.  I look foward to all the fun things he'll do this year at preschool  : )

Friday, August 24, 2012

Myrtle Beach

As I mentioned in my last post, we spent a week of vacation with Uncle Skip, Titi Bernadette and Luciana a few weeks ago.  Part of that week was spent down at The Carribean hotel in Myrtle Beach with Grammy and Grampa Parr.  This is the third year we've gone there, and we had a great time as usual.  Brayden loved all the pools, slides, hot tubs, etc at the hotel and he loved the beach even more!  He didn't enjoy the beach last year, but he really did this year.  Connor, however , did not enjoy it too much : (  We ended up taking turns in the room with him...maybe he'll like it next year.  Below are a few pictures from our trip:




Thursday, August 16, 2012

Summer Catch Up!

This summer has been flying by and we/I have been super busy with no time to post!  So, here is a quick photo update to catch up!!

Brayden & Margo at the 4th of July bike parade
Connor's first taste of rice cereal!
Brayden loves to help feed Connor
Happy boy after his bath...Connor loves taking a bath now!
We've been spending lots of time at Grammy & Grampa's pool this summer

 Brayden and Connor love each other so much...melts my heart!

 Connor really likes to play in his exersaucer!

 Always chewing on something, his hands if nothing else is around.  Maybe he's teething?

 I could just eat him up!  So cute!

 He doozed off while eating the other night...I remember Brayden use to do this too : )

Connor was baptized this past Sunday.  We celebrated with both of our families...such a great day!

The cake that Grammy made for Connor's special day.

We spent last week on vacation with Greg's parents and his brother's family.  We went to Myrtle Beach part of the week and had so much fun...I'll try to post an update on that soon.  TRY being the key word!