Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Finally Updating!

Wow, I can't believe how much I've abandoned my blog!!! Let's see what I have to update on. We'll start with Braxton :). He is now 15 months old and very very wide open. The boy is definitely a climber and loves to scare the crap out of me lol. You name it and he's tried to climb on it! He's also speaking up a storm. It's so much fun to hear him actually ask for things. I'm starting to wonder what it's going to be like to have full blown conversations with him. His newest thing is saying "one" while holding up his index finger. We've taught him to do it when asked how old he is lol. It's super cute.

An update on me: Well, I've started weight watchers and it's really helping a lot. Four weeks ago I tried counting calories on my own and it was boring lol. So, I started going to the meetings the week after that. So far I've lost 10 pounds. I know the weight loss will be slow but at least it's a healthy way of losing. I also enjoy getting out of the house to go to the weekly meetings. Other than that I've just been busy with the usual things like cleaning, cooking and running after the little monster.

I hope to be able to post more often!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Great Outdoors

A fellow June mommy (Gentri) had some pictures of her little one (Cooper) playing in the sprinkler a while back. I remembered saying that it looked like fun and I should try it out sometime. Well, it didn't go over as well with Braxton. He ran from the water and smacked himself in the head everytime drops of it hit him. Although it was interesting for me to watch, not very amusing for him lol. We ended up kicking his ball around and pushing his car buggy. Even though the sprinkler wasn't a big hit we still had fun! If only the batteries in my camera hadn't been dead!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

It's getting kinda boring around here

We are in serious need of some new activities. Sitting at home has become very boring for Braxton and I both. I've thought of a million things we "could" do but nothing works out. Any ideas?

Here is an example of a bored baby...excuse me...toddler!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

It's just too catchy

So, I've been walking around for days with the Hillshire Farms commercial in my head. Ya know the one...guys grilling, sing/cheering about their hotdogs and brats. It's so bad that I considered getting cheddar wursts at the store last night, I don't even like them. GO MEAT!


Some pictures

12 Month Stats
Weight: 24.2 lbs
Height: 29 3/4 inches
Didn't get the head circ.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Finally another post :)

This week Braxton decided to transform into a clingy, fussy, tantrum throwing one year old. Luckily he started getting better yesterday but all of that listed above kept me from posting (or doing much of anything). We've had a lot going on in the Braxton department but nothing else excited to speak of. All bottles have been tossed out and we are on our last day of the milk weaning process. Yesterday he realized that he can hug things, not only kiss them. He is obsessed now with hugging his stuffed animals. It really is the cutest thing ever. When he gave his daddy a hug last night he patted him on the shoulder, as if it was a more manly hug. It really cracked me up, even though I'm sure it wasn't intentional. Now that he's napping I need to get off of this computer and get some rest. I'm exhausted from the 1 hour that I had to spend letting Braxton chase me down the hallway in and out of his room. The smallest things amuse him :).

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

William Braxton is Offically One!!!

Sorry this was so late! I tried to post yesterday on his actual birthday but my computer wasn't having that! Braxton's birthday was a lot of fun. He enjoyed running around with his cousins and being spoiled rotten by the adults. When it came time for presents and cake he started to get tired and have a small meltdown. It was fine though and he enjoyed playing with his cake, yes playing because he wouldn't eat it. When we tried to feed him some he made a nasty face and spit it out lol. We ended up giving him a plastic folk and letting him tear it to pieces. Here are some pictures.


Setting up


The cake

Braxton and his auntie Billie Jo
This crown stayed on for exactly two pictures lol
The plastic knife that was quickly traded for a folk lol



I had to add this because this is his favorite thing to do these days. I think he's trying to give me grey hairs before my time!


I can't wait to see what this year brings!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

It's coming....

I cannot believe that Braxton's very first birthday party is going to be this Saturday! Even though a lot of people close to us can't make it, we are still hoping for the perfect birthday celebration! We went from 33 people to 27 people! This would normally upset me but I know that Braxton won't know the difference at this age. I'm soo glad that we started planning so long ago. I can just relax this week and wait for the day to come. Luckily we are having it at a local park and I don't have to run around like a chicken with it's head cut off to clean my house! Here are a few pictures of his invitation and his theme. As for presents, we bought him a couple big things and a couple of smaller things. Brian and I decided that we should spoil him this year since he won't remember. This way he won't expect it every year! Plus we had saved for a swing set that we decided against. We just used the money to get him several different things.
Invitations (so cute thanks to Anelys!)




Only 4 more days to go!