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!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

A New Style

I didn't realize it had been so long since I wrote a blog entry. Things have been pretty busy around here. We've been birthday shopping, going to birthday parties, and running errands. I'm very excited about Braxton's birthday gifts and want to tell everyone what we've gotten for him so far. It's driving me crazy having to keep a secret! Well, here are a few things that I can talk about :).

Yesterday I finally broke down and took Braxton to get a haircut. It was starting to get aggervating for all of us. Now that it's done I regret it a bit. He looks much more like a little boy than a baby. I have to say I miss the crazy hair.
Before


During


After


Last weekend we had a yardsale but didn't have a great turn out. We couldn't figure out why until one of the customers told us that we had no signs up. Apparently they had fallen down with the storm we had had the night before. We still made some extra spending money though. I think we may try again this weekend.

Braxton was sick for a few days last week. He was running a fever (at it's highest was 103.2), runny nose, and he was just laying around on us. Turned out that he had another ear infection. After 3 days of the antibiotic he was back to normal again (thank goodness). That was the worst one he's had thus far. Normally we don't even know he has one.

Although it's been so long and I've been so busy, I can't seem to wrap my mind around anything to blog about today. I may come back tomorrow and post pictures of Braxton's first time in his "pool". It's so tiny that I don't think it can be considered a pool lol. Atleast it was easy to blow up!