Monday, June 6, 2011

Beach Day

Jason had last week off from work, so we headed down to the beach one day! This was Brayden's first time going to the beach, since we pretty much stayed inside with our newborn last summer:) Of course it was super hot and there was seaweed everywhere, but it was so much fun! Ashlyn managed to find a few seashells and Brayden loved playing in sand!

After washing all the sand off, we took Ashlyn to Moody Gardens to see the 4D Imax of Dora and Diego. She has actually never been to a movie before....crazy! She freaked out a little in the middle of the movie when the seats started shaking, but by the end she was loving it!

Preschool Graduation

Ashlyn had her preschool graduation a few weeks ago. The whole school did a little performance where each class came out dressed in a certain color and then sang a song about that color. When all the kids where on the stage, they looked like a big rainbow:) It was very cute! Ashlyn's class was the color green. She did such a great job! I could hear her over everyone....I guess that's what happens when I tell her to sing loudly:) After that, they had a little graduation ceremony for the kids that are going into Kindergarten next year. When they called the kids name out, they would also say what they wanted to be when they grow up.....Ashlyn said she wants to be a soccer player. I guess we should sign her up for soccer in the Fall:)

We are so proud of Ashlyn! She has grown up so much over the past year! She is super smart and very social! I think she is going to do great in Kindergarten next year!
Ashlyn and her teacher, Ms. Suzanne
Ashlyn and a few of her classmates
Singing the "Green" song
Getting her diploma
The Graduate:)
Daddy bough her some pretty daisies:)

1st Birthday Party

We invited a few friends and family over to celebrate Brayden's birthday. I had this whole themed party planned out, but decided I would save it for when Brayden gets older. So his little blue and green party turned out perfectly:) We made some yummy fajitas and had cupcakes for desserts. Brayden didn't like his cake very much (just like his big sister), but that didn't stop him from decorating himself with icing:)
Here are a few pictures from the party...

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Brayden!!!

I can't believe my little Bubba Bear is one! I have had bittersweet feelings all day! I'm so happy he is becoming a big boy and doing so many things, but I miss my baby! It has been such a blessing being the mother of a little boy! I don't think I could have imagine a more perfect little man to be part of our family! He is very laid back, loves his big sissy, and has the sweetest little personality! God really did have perfect plan for us by adding a little boy to our family! Ashlyn loves being Brayden's big sister so much! I love hearing them laugh and play sweet! I can't wait to see what the next year brings! Brayden, we love you so much! I can't imagine life without you!
Happy 1st Birthday Brayden!!!

Brayden - 11/12 months

First of all....Happy Birthday Brayden!!!

I do realize that I totally missed posting a blog for Brayden's 11th month....but to be honest, he didn't really do too many different things that month. He did say his first word..."Ball"!

For Brayden's 12 month post....
We celebrated Brayden's first Easter this month! He loved playing with all the plastic eggs:) We also took a trip to Dallas to visit Auntie Rachie.....Brayden did not nap well the whole trip! I guess he likes his own bed:) It was nice to get away from the usual though.

This is what he's doing now....

  • standing alone every now and then
  • taking a few steps in between to close objects (jason and me:))
  • eating a lot of different table foods....some favorites are: whole wheat Ritz crackers, grilled cheese, grapes
  • saying several words....ball, hi, bye, more, mama, dada, Brayden
  • pointing at himself and other things
  • waiving
  • his 4th and 5th teeth are coming in
  • mimicking lots of sounds....coughs, sneezes, squeals
  • Drinks water really well from his straw cup
And here are a few pics...

Man, this year flew by fast!!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Brayden - 10 Month

We are getting so close to Brayden's first birthday! Brayden is a lot of fun these days! I feel like he has done so much over the past month! Here's what he's doing now...

  • sitting up all by himself
  • Crawling
  • pulling himself up
  • Cruising
  • trying table food (and he likes CHEESE!!!)(side note-my husband and daughter do NOT like cheese)
  • sleeping good
  • no bottle, but drinks a little water from a sippy cup
  • loves to crawl after a ball around the room
Here are some pics...

We'll see what the next month brings:)......

Friday, February 25, 2011

Brayden - 9 Months

Brayden is quite the busybody these days! He's getting quicker and so much more curious about things. I really have to watch his every move now! He and Ashlyn adore each other! There is nothing better than watching your kids play and laugh together! Here's what Brayden is doing now....

  • pulls up to his knees
  • army crawling
  • has 3 teeth
  • loves eating puffs, banana, and yogurt melts
  • makes lots of sounds
  • uses the pincher grasp very well
  • turns the pages of books
And here he is...

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Ashlyn is 5!!!

This is definitely a special post! Not only is it my post about Ashlyn turning 5, but it is also my 100th post!!! I started this blog about a month before Ashlyn turned 2, and I'm so glad I did! I love going back and looking at old blog posts! It is just a reminder of why I am doing this blog...a way of recording great memories that I can go and look back on!

So my baby girl is now a BIG 5 YEAR OLD! I love so much that God chose ME to be Ashlyn's mommy! She is such an amazing little smart, so sweet, and so silly! I love seeing how excited she is to learn new things and make new friends! She is such an amazing big sister! Brayden is so lucky to have her as someone to look up to as he gets bigger! I love that she loves God so much at such a young age! Ashlyn has such a kind heart and loves making others happy!

Thank you, God, for giving me this sweet girl 5 years ago today!

Brayden - 8 Months

I feel like I just posted about him being 7 months! Time flies!

Here is what Brayden is doing now...

  • Giving baby know...the big, open mouth, slobbery ones:) (I forgot to post this last month)
  • getting closer to crawling...doing this scoot roll thing
  • eating lots of different baby foods
  • eating puffs and mum mums....and feeding himself these things!
  • mumbling lots of different sounds
  • reaching up to be picked up
  • banging things together
  • trying to pull up on things, but usually just falls over:)
  • loves chewing on socks:)