Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fun Times

Anytime dad isn't busy at work, we hang out as a family. And even when he is at work, we'll sneak out to see him wherever he may be. We can't believe how fast this summer is racing by, but we've had fun with the things we've been able to do so far.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Preschool Graduation

Braxton has been going to Teacher Kareen's for the last two years and is very sad he's done with school. He loved going to her preschool. We are super excited for him to start Kindergarten in the Fall. He's going to LOVE it! Our baby is growing up so fast.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Our Butterfly Chaser

We weren't going to put Braxton in soccer this year, but he said he wanted to try it out. He's not the aggressive type so we weren't sure how he would do. When all was said and done...he said his favorite part was being able to run. We like to call it 'chasing butterflies'. He's not always following the ball and we would find him running the lines on the field. It drives James crazy to watch. I just laugh! I love watching Braxton discover and learn more about this big world. We found that Braxton enjoys playing goalie. He understands they are a team and tells us if a team member scores a goal...the WHOLE team gets a point. Smart little guy!

Running the lines on the field!
Big Cheese

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Happy Belated Easter Greetings!

I seem to run on a better late than never schedule anymore...
Just thought I'd post our kiddos on Easter day.

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Hunt

A couple years ago I started doing an Easter Egg Hunt at my house. Every child brings ten filled eggs with them and then we combine them all. This way all of the kids get to hunt down ten eggs and go home with different treats. This year we did it with some of our cousins. Everyone came over for lunch and decorated cookies while we hid the eggs in the backyard. They had a blast! I don't think Braxton even notices he's the only boy.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Cause I'm the 'cool' mom!'s so worth it!

SO! Our Uncle Wally gave Braxton a tent for his birthday. Well, mom had this GREAT idea to have a campout in the living room. Braxton has been begging to do this all week and we've had things come up that haven't allowed us to do it 'til now. The night before, we watched the movie 'Despicable Me' on the laptop in the tent. Let's just say, I've been dated! The ground is hard, and I'm exhausted!  Braxton thought it was pretty cool, but next time I think we'll include an air mattress and ear plugs. I had put a blanket under us to muffle the noise but by wee early hours, Braxton had managed to wiggle it out from under him. Every time he moved, it made this wonderful crackling sound that woke me up. When he woke up this morning, he asked why my pillow was outside the tent...that I was laying on. I thought it was funny he didn't ask why I was outside the tent. Needless to say, both of us had a very wrestless night. Even though I didn't get much sleep, Braxton was SO excited to have a campout with me. I'm so grateful to have the opportunities I do with my kids. They are my world and it makes the little sacrifices so worth the time that I get to spend with them. I'm going to blink and they'll be grown and off doing their own thing...or maybe think mom isn't so cool I'm going cherish what I have with them now.
Waking up to this happy little face every morning is irresistible!