Wednesday, August 17, 2011

3-a month ago

So Caleb turned 3-a month ago!
Wow, I'm quite embarrassed that it's been over a month
and I'm just now blogging, but better late than never.
I guess it could be worse-he could be turning 5.

July was a wonderful month.
It’s made me kind of wish that my birthday was in July as well.
After all, it’s only in July when you can celebrate with fireworks.
That has been a highlight of the month for Caleb.
Many nights we have found him looking for fireworks out his bedroom window
instead of going to sleep.
He also got to celebrate his birthday twice.

The first was at Grandma’s house over the 4th of July weekend.

He got to do a lot of the things he really enjoys:

Chocolate cake with strawberry toppings-his choice.
Riding horses

On his birthday we went to the zoo.
Yep, it was the dinosaurs that made the biggest impression-
for both boys!!
Oh, and the water ball!
Wherever water is found, there Caleb will be also-
soaking wet and probably muddy.
I really luv that you can see the water droplets flying through the air-
evidence of the fun both boys are having splashing.

Here's a few more cute pics of my boys:

Caleb and his play dough "snowman".

My 2 adorable boys-
so sweet
so fun!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


I can't believe my baby is ONE!!!
I guess the saying
time flies when you are having fun
is true-sigh.
is such a sweetheart and has brought so much
into our family.
I LOVE his adorable smile,
and just look at all that hair.
I guess that's one good thing about the helmet,
he's had very little hair loss.
Hopefully we'll be done with the helmet sometime in the next couple of months.

For Brayden's birthday we went to the park.

Here's the birthday boy in the swing,
honestly he enjoyed his stick a lot more!

Grandma A, Aunt Em, Uncle Mat and Uncle B and Addy
came to celebrate with us.

So, I pondered quite awhile what kind of cake I should make.
I am the first to admit that I'm not very creative,
and most of the time when I try to test my creativity,
I fail-miserably.
So you can probably understand why I was having a hard time deciding.
The day before the party, the "light bulb" finally flashed on.
I was sitting at the table, watching Brayden scarf strawberries and
voila the answer appeared-
strawberry shortcake cupcakes!!

What Brayden enjoys:
(besides strawberry shortcake of course)
Climbing on everything
Trying to run
(It's so cute to see him try to move faster
when being chased!)
Helping put the toys or clothes away.
(Of course he also enjoys pulling everything out to begin with.)
Playing in my cupboards.

He says "mama", "dadada", and "all done".
He can sign more, all done and drink.
And it's so cute to see him wave.

Got to LOVE this adorable little face!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Looking, looking, looking...

After what seems like forever of
perhaps spring is on the way!

Here's Caleb looking through his "telescope"
looking for birds and bugs in the backyard.

Ahh, finally a beautiful spring day!!

Brayden loved the old, dead tree limbs in our backyard.
(Ignore the ugly grass and weeds.)

Caleb: "I want to be a monkey in the tree".
So, here's our cute monkey.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

feeling thankful

So the other day was one of THOSE days-

(Disclaimer: Actually in this pic all 3 boys were having a really good time.
Caleb decided he wanted to take the picture rather than be in it right before I took it,
hence the stressed out look on Brian's face as he tried to climb down on his own.
I just thought it portrayed how I feel some days rather well.)

both boys woke up too early,
neither napped very long,
and so both were clingy and very ORNERY.
Brayden didn't sleep very well during the night,
so I'll admit I was a bit tired and ORNERY as well.
The culmination of the day was a trip to the library that did not end well,
at all!
Just ask all the library patrons!
I was SO glad when Brian got home.
He's so awesome with the boys!

(Please don't misunderstand-
I absolutely LOVE being a mom to my boys,
and I wouldn't change my life for ANYTHING,
some days are just a little,
or LOT,
crazier than others.)

Yes, I realize I sound a little whiny;
and honestly I feel a little whiny
especially after reading this blog the next day.

It's not only an awesome giveaway
but also a celebration of a bravery that I truly admire
and admit that I severely lack.
Some days I 'm counting down the hours (10-12 hours) until my sweet hubby gets home,
let alone 7 months or longer.

After reading Jessica's story and being reminded of many other circumstances like hers;
I would just like to say a big THANK YOU to her
(and all other military spouses)
and her husband
(and all other military personnel)
for their sacrifice and courage to serve our country.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


So I have a TON of pictures that I would like to share
that tell the story of our family for the past 4 months.
BUT if I ever want to actually finish a post enough to publish it,
I'd better just stick with what is current.

My house constantly looks like a tornado passed through it,
or rather 2 tornadoes!
Brayden is now 10 months and LOVES to get into everything,

And if wasn't hard enough to keep up with him crawling-
Now he's walking!
And loving it as you can probably tell by the huge grin on his face.

I love this picture of the cute guy!
He's such a sweetie,
is all smiles
and takes his big brother's "loves" like a tough little man.
Caleb is 2 1/2.
That should say it all!
He loves playing outside-
the mud was just a bonus.

He loves wrestling with his dad.
(Even Brayden gets in the action.)

He loves doing "new tricks":
Jumping off the couch,
jumping on the bed,
(yeah there's a lot of jumping happening at our house)
and doing somersaults.

Look at those BIG smiles.
Got to say I love my life!
But then, who wouldn't when you have these cuties to look at everyday!