Sunday, June 24, 2007

Playing with friends

Brayden loves to play with other kids and babies. Well play might be the wrong word, um wrestle may be a better one. He is at the stage where he wants to pull hair, pinch, bite, etc, and whoever he can get ahold of they are getting it. We went over to our friend's Cory and Amanda's the other night, their daughter Addison is a week younger than Brayden and they are equally rough. Except Addison has hair and Brayden doesn't. But they usually have a pretty good time together, stealing toys, giggling and just having fun.

Also this week, Brayden started crawling. Look out world! I bought him a blue ball the other day from the Superstore, and we would roll it across the floor and he would get on his hands and knees and try to get it, and finally on Wednesday he went across the livingroom, and he hasn't stopped yet. He wants to master the kitchen, but to his dismay, today I dug out the baby gate and put it up. Next will be walking I guess, there's no stopping him now!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Growing up

Last Friday, Brayden turned 7 months old. He is growing up so fast. He is learning new things everyday and trying so many new foods. He loves toast, sweet potatoes, watermelon, apples, bananas, and peas to name a few. And he loves to feed himself. He's still working on crawling, and he can go a little bit, and can also pull himself up to standing when he is holding onto my hands or arms.

Yesterday was Father's Day, and Brayden and I got his daddy a new sheft system for the building, new shorts, a new shirt and a gadget for the satellite radio to be mounted to the dash of our car instead of the winshield where it keeps falling down. We went out to breakfast with both our families to the new restaurant in Murray River, The Finnan Haddie. It was pretty good.

Then we all went up to Mike's parents' house for some yummy ice cream cake. Here I got a few pictures of Brayden riding his bike and with his grandparents.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Silly Boy

Sometimes after supper, I give Brayden a baby mum-mum cookie. He really likes them, and it is something big enough that he can't shove it all in his mouth, and it melts quickly. Today was one of those days that I gave one to him. I turned away for a minute to check on the spaghetti sauce I was making, when I turned back to Brayden, he had most of the cookie stogged in between his chin and his chest. So funny I had to get a picture to share.

Also today, Brayden said "hi dada". He has been babbling on and on with dada, and gaga, sometimes it sounds like he says hi, but today it was a definite hi dada.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Great Weekend

What a great weekend we had. We finally got the skirting on our mini home painted to match the new siding that went on late last fall. We don't have blue skirting with our brown home now. We got some topsoil for the back yard. Those are big accomplishments! Brayden enjoyed seeing his Grampy Wayde pulling in with the dump truck with the topsoil, didn't take his eyes off him for a second and even waved to him! On Saturday night Mike and I went to my old roommate Kayla's wedding dance for a bit. She looked gorgeous and we had a good time catching up. On Sunday, Brayden and I went to Georgetown for a family ball game and BBQ. We didn't participate in the ball game, but Brayden had a great time socializing with his cousin Ava. I got a sunburn, even though I was wearing sunscreen, but other than that we had a great time and were both tuckered out when we got home Sunday evening.

Yesterday, I put on Baby Einstein on the Farm for Brayden to watch while I washed bottles and made formula. I had a peek at him and found that he was watching the show by peeking through his Sesame Street Gym. Too cute to pass up on a picture!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Sunny Days

The last few days, Brayden and I have taken the opportunity to enjoy the sunshine. On Tuesday morning (while it rained) we had a playdate with Amy and Katelyn Doucette. Katelyn is 9 months old, and just so cute. Then in the afternoon when it cleared up, Sandra and I took Brayden to Kings Castle and went down on the beach for some pictures. It was such a nice day, and Brayden loves watching the waves go in and out. We put his feet in the sand and he loved this, squishing the mud between his toes.

On Wednesday we went to visit April and Ava and spent some time outside with them. I got some great shots of the two kids. They are so cute.

Today it rained, so we didn't play outside, but went to town with my Dad. Tomorrow we are hoping for sunshine since Brenda and Maysea are coming down for a walk on the trail. Come on sunshine!
( Picture 1: Brayden and Katelyn; 2: Brayden and I at the beach; 3: Toes in the mud; 4: Ava watching the dandelions; 5: Brayden looking at himself in the mirror)

Monday, June 4, 2007

Crawl Baby!

Brayden is at that stage now that sitting is not good enough anymore. So he is trying to get around the best way he can. Sometimes he will take his giraffe and push it a bit away and then use it for leverage to pull himself across the room. Too funny. He also knows how to get on all fours, but can't figure out how to get anywhere yet. I think my days of sitting Brayden on the floor with toys to get some housework done are over!

Brayden's two top front teeth are finally making their way in. He spent some time on Saturday with Grammie Somers and she is the one who noticed them. So those pearly whites are making the boy cranky today. I think he might look like a redneck with just those four teeth...oh well, he will always be my little cutie!!

Brayden also tried MUM MUM cookies for the first time last week. First time he didn't like them at all, but now he LOVES them! Check out the new pics of him eating the cookies.