Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Photos of AJ

Well it's been a few weeks since Andrew was born so I thought I should probably share some more pictures of our wonderful little boys. I'll post another one soon with the birth if anyone is interested.
 This was right after they cleaned him up and gave him to me.
 Jason went to the nursery to help with his first bath and everything. He's a natural!

 In the recovery room after being bathed. He's adorable (I love his chubby cheeks)

 The first couple of days that Andrew was home the doctor recommended that we supplement with a bottle until my milk came in. When he was born he had low blood sugars and wanted to make sure that we kept it up. Braydon loves to hold his brother and help out, however, he doesn't understand when we ask him to get something for us. All in good time.

 Braydon's first experience with S'mores. I think it's safe to say that this kid likes them

 This was the bouquet that Jason made me for Mother's Day. Best bouquet EVER!!

 Family Portrait. I probably should have tried to wake AJ up but I figured I better let him sleep.

 Daddy reading to Braydon and AJ

Cutest picture ever!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Lots Of Pictures!!

Well today is Braydon's 2nd Birthday and I realized that I haven't updated the blog since Halloween.  I'll have to post an official update later but for now you can see some of the pictures I've taken since November.

Our little McGuyver. He saw Daddy fixing the faucet on the tub a few days before so he knew exactly what to do.

I love his one dimple on his right cheek

We took him to Jump Around Utah in West Valley City today and he loved the giant jumping pillow.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ahoy Matey!

I know it's been forever but I had to post some pictures of Braydon's first experience Trick or Treating.

 Braydon helped carve the pumpkin with Daddy and Mommy

 The finished product of our creepy pumpkin.

 Our little pirate and his sword.

 I like that he is actually smiling in this one, and you can see his pajama shirt under the red and white.

 We took him to our old ward boundaries and so I decided to take a picture of one of the houses and Braydon being adorable to get more candy. I'm sure Daddy wearing his pirate hat helped.

A pirate and his booty!

Sampling his many treasures.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

14 months....

Hello from Midvale, UT! I know it's been a while but things have been crazy busy at home and at work these past few months. I just wanted to send out a few pictures so you can see some more pictures of Braydon. He' starting to actually run now which makes him difficult to keep in one spot. He says "tickle, tickle" and "ma" "da" and he's also started saying "bye". I think we are going to need to get a helmet for this kid, he is constantly hitting his head.

Playing outside for the first time this year, before his haircut.

He likes to do this a lot and he'll just smile at you hoping that you will play peek-a-boo.
Our little Nacho Libre wrestler

Playing at the park on the swings

Taking a nap with his friend Perry the Platypus

This is his Easter outfit, we couldn't find one that was in his size so we bought a 3T, the shirt fit fine but the vest and pants are huge.

He makes me laugh, he started smiling at the camera but when he smiles like that he kind of closes his eyes.

Well I better go help Jason get Braydon's dinner ready. Talk soon

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Braydon's 1st Birthday

I can't believe that Braydon is a 1 year old. It's crazy to think how fast it went by. He is the most adorable little boy. We had a little birthday party for him on Saturday Feb. 4 and here are some pictures.
Thank you pinterest for giving me the idea for the banner. I think it turned out pretty awesome for someone who is not crafty.

We bought some helium balloons to help decorate and Braydon loved them, as soon as I brought them in the door he'd track down a string and hold on to it and carry it through the house.

You can see some of the food in this picture but we made cupcakes rather than a big cake that I knew Braydon wouldn't eat. I'll have to post the video of him eating the cupcake later. He really didn't know what to do with it. He'd eat it if we put a piece in his mouth but he didn't want to touch it.

Opening his presents that he got. He became a little too distracted with the wrapping paper so I helped him open them.

We bought him a tunnel for his Birthday and when we first opened it up he wouldn't go near it. His cousin Maeli crawled inside to show him how it was done but he still didn't want to go in. I crawled inside and had him chase me into it and after that he goes in and out with no problem. He likes to play hide 'n seek and peek-a-boo while in there. He also got the phone you can see in the picture, you can record little saying on it so when he pushes a button it plays it. He also got a twilight turtle that lights up his room at night with stars. Some trucks from Grandma and Grandpa P, clothes, a puzzle and a teething ring.

And I am happy to say that he fell asleep without any ill effect from all the sugar.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

It starts...

Well, I knew this would happen someday. There have been moments when it looked like he was ready to take off at any moment. He’s been standing by the couch and holding on to it while he walks along the edge for a few months but he was always afraid to let go. On Sunday afternoon it happened. He let go and took 2 steps out into the middle of the living room. Jason and I got so excited that we started clapping which distracted him so he fell down. I’ve been trying to capture it on camera but every time I tried he would go back to the couch. However, I noticed last night that he was being more adventurous and taking a few steps here and there so I decided to grab the camera unnoticed (he realizes the noise it makes when it comes on and immediately stares at it and squints his eyes, ready for the picture). I got it this time, he was determined to take a few more steps than normal, which was great. He doesn’t really bend his legs when he takes his steps but I’m sure that will come in time. So here you go, our baby walking around.

This other video is Braydon watching a show on Sprout TV called The Pajanimals. Now, for some reason he found this frog hilarious. It played the first time and he was laughing up a storm. Then when it came on a second time I decided to record it so that I could show Jason when he came home from work. And it’s only the frog, he doesn’t laugh at anything else. So I thought you might get a kick out of watching him, I know I do.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Oh the places we will go...

Things have been crazy these past few months. Not crazy like I’m insane but crazy busy. Our internet connection in our apartment isn’t that great so when I try to download or upload anything it takes a few extra hours to get it on the blog so I usually give up and try to find something else to do.
Braydon’s very needy when I come home from work so if I’m not paying attention to him or holding him he gets upset. However, I think he likes to trick me into thinking he’s upset because as soon as I sit down with him on my lap he sometimes turns around and goes after any electronics he can get his hands on. He started crawling back in September and he got 4 of his teeth, he won’t let me get close enough to see if anymore are coming in. He’s also been standing against the furniture for quite a while. In October, we went searching through a pumpkin patch and found the perfect pumpkin. Then we dressed him up as a monkey and took him to “Boo at the Zoo”, I didn’t want to take him around for the candy it was just so that he could see the animals. I don’t think he really cared about them too much though. November, he stood by himself without holding on to anything. It usually lasts about 20 seconds before I get excited and start clapping for him and he can’t clap and stand at the same time. He’s taken a few steps to get to a toy that he really wants or to get to Jason or I. Every night when we bless the food Jason and I will kiss each other and then we’ll go over and give him a kiss. He’s gotten used to it so no matter what he is doing he will crawl over to the corner of the couch and wait for us to finish praying so he can get his kiss from mommy and daddy. In November, we went to California for Thanksgiving to be with Jason’s family and Braydon opened his first Christmas presents. He’s been playing around with them ever since. He got a ride or walk truck, at first when Jason put it together he was afraid of it but now that he’s gotten used to it he loves it. He likes to ride it and even more if you can push him really fast. If no one will push him he’ll sit on it and move his feet so he’s going in a forward direction. He’s started to stand up behind it and push it along with a stuffed animal behind the wheel. He’s a great clapper and gives high-5’s. He giggles at the most random things, he’s also started watching tv which sometimes makes him giggle. He also started waving when I’m leaving in the morning or when I’m going back to work after lunch. He hasn’t started blowing kisses yet but that’s alright. He’s a super smart boy, he’ll start stacking things on the floor so he can stand on them in order to reach a remote or the laptop. We bought a fence to keep him in the living room which has been helpful. When Jason is sitting on the floor, Braydon will try to crawl behind him or underneath his legs so we’re thinking that we will get him a tunnel for his birthday. As far as food goes he still doesn’t like anything with puffed rice, so he hasn’t started using finger foods yet. He’s also hesitant when it comes to anything with texture or beef. He’s so cute!
Jason had 2 classes he was taking this semester that he needed in order to get his associates degree. And we found out last week that he passed both of them. Woo-hoo! He wants to go to Utah Valley University to get his Bachelor’s degree but won’t be able to start attending until Fall 2012 semester. He’s been watching Braydon during the day and then drops him off at my work when he’s headed to work or class and then I watch him for the rest of the night. I like to think that we have a good system going. Jason’s been excited since the NBA lockout ended, so now he can watch the Utah Jazz play again.
And me, I’ve just been working nothing too exciting. I love watching Braydon play around and just learn new things. I also love watching Braydon and Jason interact with one another. I’ve been called to be a Relief Society teacher in our ward but I only have to teach every 2 months so I have to prepare for January 8th.
We had a great Christmas, and since we’ve already bought so many things we needed this year we weren’t going to give each other gifts. So I made Jason some gifts and ornaments for the tree and he surprised me by getting me a Kindle. He said that he already got his Christmas present when he upgraded his memory for his playstation 3. Braydon got a stuffed Perry the Platypus and Phineas and measuring cups and spoons and I think he’s enjoyed the kitchen supplies more than anything else. It’s been a crazy busy year and we’ve enjoyed every minute of it. Here’s to a great 2012!

Braydon on the swings in California

Playing on his new toy

I was folding laundry last week and he did this to himself, I thought it was funny

Thanksgiving in California

Playing with his measuring spoons, if I would have known he'd enjoy these the most I would have skipped the other presents.