Saturday, September 25, 2010

Brayden is 10 Months Old!

It's hard to even type that! Wow! He was just a baby right? Where did my little 6lb 12oz baby I brought home from the hospital go? Well our "little" bundle of joy is becoming an active little guy. He can pull himself into a standing position on anything and can even stand without help for almost a minute. He is cruising furniture and has even let go and tried to step from one piece of furniture to another. Chasing his sister around the house has become his new favorite activity. We recently bought him his first pair of shoes (*tear*). Just more evidence that he's growing up so fast. Brayden can now go up and down the stair from our living room to the playroom without any help and does so often because he's so proud of this accomplishment. 

Brayden is loving any kind of food he can eat with his fingers and is quickly outgrowing baby food, although thankfully I can still get him to eat it some of  the time. We just introduced whole milk and he will drink 1-2oz a day and loves it. 

Brayden is talking and babbling a lot more now. He still favors "baba" and "dada" but I know "mama" is going to surface any day now. At least I hope it does. He has become really good at mimicking and I can already see him trying to move his mouth to copy words he hears us say. He can wave and blow kisses, but we're still working on clapping.

On the sleeping front I recently had a friend recommend that I add one of my pajama tops to Brayden's crib since it seemed he was just waking up just to wake up in the middle of the night. Tonight is night 3, but so far he's started sleeping through the night AND napping during the day better. I can usually get 2 1.5 to 2 hour naps. This is very exciting news folks! Let me tell you I was dangling at the end of my own rope on this one. It will be nice to not feel so tired all the time.

We had Brayden's 10 month photos taken while we were back east. Notice the Boston Red Sox theme! I thought they came out so cute.

Boston Children's Museum

We left Boston on a Tuesday evening and that morning we took the kids to the Boston Children's Museum. What an amazing place! If we had something similar here I would definitely get a membership so I could take the kids all the time. Who knows? I might have to settle for a Disneyland pass. Katelyn's starting to get into Mickey Mouse and Brayden loves to watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. 

We had a lot of fun at the museum checking out the bubble room, and the sand and water room, but our favorite room was the construction zone. Katelyn and Brayden both had a great time in this room playing with the trucks and crawling through the tunnels. I can't wait till the next time we visit, we're going to have to go back.

Choo Choo

My Mom had planned a great day for us at the Boston Children's Museum, but the night before we planned to go we found out the museum was going to be closed. After postponing our trip to the museum to the following day we decided to take the kids on a train ride into Boston and then home again. Katelyn is o.b.s.s.e.s.s.e.d with trains and trucks so when Grandma asked her if she wanted to take a ride on the train, she of course said yes! She was so excited to take a ride on the train. While we were riding she pointed out every truck she saw as we sped by. It was so cute watching her tell Brayden how much fun she was having and asking him if he was having fun too. They both are growing up so fast, I can hardly believe it.

Trip to Boston

I know it's been a while since the last time I blogged and I'm so sorry. Things have been crazy around here. A couple weeks ago our little family headed to the east coast to Boston to visit my mom and my grandparents. This year my Papa is turning 90 and he hadn't met Brayden yet so we really wanted to make the trip. We had so much fun. The flights were a little hectic, but I'm sure all of you who have travelled with small children don't need me to explain that one. The kids loved visiting Grandma and I loved being able to relax and enjoy some time with my Mom and getting to take a break from "Mommyhood." During our trip Katelyn got to sleep in a big girl bed for the first time. She loved it and it made the transition to her twin bed when we got home so much easier. Now we just need to work on potty training.

While we were there we went into Boston so my Mom could introduce the kids to the people she works with, made a pit stop at Johnny Cupcakes, and then visited the famous Mike's Pastries for some canolies. They were delicious! We also did some shopping, had family pictures taken and visited the Boston Children's Museum. The museum was great and the kids had so much fun.

On Sunday after church there was a town fair happening. It was so "Gilmore Girls." Katelyn had so much fun bouncing in the bounce houses at my Mom's church and meeting new friends. Poor Brayden had to watch from the sidelines.

Katelyn loved visiting Boston.

Hanging out at the house.

Family Pictures. 4 generations of women.

Go Sox!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Brayden's 1st Haircut

Before we left for our trip I took the kids to our hair dresser for a hair cut. Katelyn got her bangs trimmed and Brayden's got his very first haircut. I brought so much stuff to entertain him during the hair cut, but to no avail, half way through the haircut he was no longer a happy camper. He started off a happy little boy, but.... well, you'll see in the pictures. Poor little guy! He survived and after crying all the way home, he was happy to smile for some pictures to show off his new haircut after he got some food in his tummy. He looks so handsome with his new haircut and he looks like a big boy. Where'd my baby go?