Sunday, March 20, 2011

It's been a long time

Man, I have been away for a very long time! Many months have past and it would take forever for me to get you caught up, so I will talk about recent events!

Avery is ONE!!! I just can't believe how fast this year went by. She started to walk about 2 weeks before her birthday. There is no stopping her now. With turning one came an attitude. She still our very sweet little girl, but man if something doesn't go her way, she will let you know. She is one of the happiest kids ever. We will be sitting there and she will just crack herself up. We think she is teething again, because she is not sleep well, not eating well and is chewing (biting) on everything. Can't wait for that to be over!

Braylon is well too! He is just a super ornery little boy who has found the love to climb on everything. We found him on top of our downstairs entertainment center just crawling around up there. He stacking up multiple things to get up there. I'm not sure if he think he has super powers or what! HE LOVES WATCHING Spiderman and The Avenger's. This kid know who to turn on the computer, get to you tube and type in watch videos. That is all he wants to do. He can count to about 50, recognizes all his letters (upper case) and spell and write his name. And he just loves his little sister to pieces! I just hope it lasts forever!!!

We are getting ready to put Braylon in swim lessons and soccer. I'm not sure Chris and I know what we are getting ourselves into, but we are going to start becoming very busy parent! I can't wait!

Enjoy some photos from Avery's 1st Birthday party! Also, check out photos from her 1 year photo shoot, taken by none other than myself! (

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Where have we been?

I can't believe it has been 2 months since my last post. SORRY!! We have been extremely busy. Avery has been sick A LOT. About every 2-3 weeks she is either running a fever, has an ear infection or has a cold. It is crazy. She is getting over a double ear infection now. So, that coupled with Halloween, me being extremely busy at work, I've left this blog neglected. I would like to say I will have it updated more often, but it will be even harder now that we have a VERY mobile 8 month old. Avery turned 8 months old on Tuesday. She is crawling everywhere and pulling herself up on everything. She tries to take steps, but hasn't figured that out yet. Braylon is starting to get very protective if his toys now that she is mobile. It is pretty cute. I love seeing him interact with his little sister. Braylon is doing great! He has been completely potty trained for a while now. Through naps and nighttime too!!! He will get up and go potty in the middle of the night if he has to. He is such a big boy! He is growing like a weed. Not sure how, since he hardly eats anything, but that boy is TALL.

We had a great time for Halloween. We went back to Centralia for Halloween and participated in the first Trunk or Treat down main street. It was great, especially for very young children. We went back to some family friends house for dinner and Braylon loved passing out candy! They were ALL his friends. That is a big thing to him, all kids are his friends. I love such sweet innocence. Enjoy some photos I have taken of the kiddos. My little Superman and little Ladybug!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

6 Months Old

Happy Half Birthday to my baby girl!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sunday Fun / 5 Months

Enjoying our Sunday afternoon on the slip-n-slide! Braylon had a blast and Avery loved watching. Now if it would only cool down a little bit so we could spend more time outside!

Avery is now 5 months old!! She is one very active and vocal little girl. She will not sit still anymore. She will roll or scoot to where ever she is wanting to go. It won't be long before she will be crawling! We started her on rice cereal a few weeks ago and she finally Loves it! We can't get it in her mouth fast enough! She is sitting up on her own pretty well now. Still gets wobbly from time to time, but does a pretty good job. Now if we can just get her to sleep better. We are STRUGGLING! She gets up about 4 times a night to have her pacifier put back in her mouth. That is all it takes, but man it makes for a long night. Hopefully it is just a phase and she will out grow it.
Braylon is doing great! I would consider him officially Potty Trained. He rarely has an accident and even stays dry during naps and through the night for the most part. His vocabulary is continuing to grow everyday and he just amazes us.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

His Actual Birthday

We had a fun day spending time together for Braylon's birthday. We pretty much just hung out all day and played. We then took him to dinner at Fritz's! It was a blast to see him so excited. To those of you who do not know of Fritz's, they serve your dinner on trains. It is so cool and Braylon LOVED IT! He actually ate almost ALL of his food. You order your meal on a telephone, and then a train brings it to your table from the tracks that run across the top of the restaurant. After dinner we took Braylon to Power Play (a huge arcade place). He rode a few rides, played a few games and DID NOT want to leave. We only used half of our card (about $10) in over an hour. We will probably go back next weekend to use up the rest. We headed home because Braylon's aunt Robyn got him a DQ Ice-Cream cake. We lit the candles and sang Happy Birthday. It was a nice, quiet and fun birthday if I do say so myself.

We took Braylon to see Toy Story 3 this afternoon. He loved it and behaved well. He told us both times when he needed to potty and was such a big boy. He is fast asleep on the couch right now. I guess it wore him out. :)

Enjoy a few pictures from our day!