Saturday, September 29, 2007

September 29, 2007

Mr. Braden the fashion king! He picked this outfit out all by himself today. He was so excited that Meena K and PopPop Dirk were here, he wanted to go outside! So he ran into his room and grabbed this array of clothing! He even came out with socks (one short, one long) underwear and brown dress shoes! Awww...he's growing up!

September 28, 2007

Today we enjoyed the lunch buffet at Yanni's (a very yummy restuarant) on Daddy's last official day off before he starts his new job on Monday! It's been nice having him home all week, Braden isn't going to know what to do with just Mommy!

September 27, 2007

The scrapbooking party went great tonight! It was fun and a great excuse for a girls night!
After the party was over (and we'd all watched the premiere of Grey's Anatomy) I sat down to watch The Office. Our neighbor so graciously *taped* it for us because I had to TIVO Grey's and didn't have a spare VCR...oh the drama :) Anyway...back to the story. I tried to put the tape in the VCR and I couldn't get the tape that was currently in the VCR out, so I tried and tried and finally got it out...then I looked inside and saw something strange...I thought it was one cd/dvd so I called up to Chris to bring a screwdriver so I could unscrew the VCR and get it out...turns out there were 9 cd's stuck in the VCR...hmmmmmm....wonder who could have done that? And just look at the selection...everything from Lil Kim to Alan Jackson, Limp Bizkit and the Indigo Girls..WOW!

September 26, 2007

Look at that clean kitchen! My scrapbooking party is tomorrow! Good excuse to clean my house!

September 25, 2007

Man he's cute :)
Ok, I'm biased, but still!
He was so excited about the Lightening McQueen cake...why did we have a Lightening McQueen cake you ask? Well Chris brought it back from was PopPop Dirk's Birthday cake, but he didn't even get to eat a piece of it...instead the whole cake came to our house...boy did we have one excited little it made a great bribe tool! I swear he's going through a growth spurt all he has been doing is eating!

September 24, 2007

Braden finally got a helmet to wear on his bike...he has gotten way to fast for my comfort and hasn't quite figured out that he can use his brakes instead of dragging his he made me nervous and I bought him a I can breathe a little easier as he is tearing done the sidewalk!

September 23, 2007


September 22, 2007

Watching a little college football...Nebraska wasn't on, but we still have to support them :)

September 21, 2007

The Marlboro Man visited our neighborhood tonight???!?!?!
Actually this is our neighbor DJ. We were having a surprise 30th birthday party for our other neighbor Amy and DJ decided that it should be a costume party :) The funny part is that no one really questioned him...I guess we're just used to his crazy ways!

September 20, 2007

Braden got his work out pushing Gavin around on his bike!

September 19, 2007

I'm surprised I even got a picture of this package...these things seem to disappear fast in our house! Between Chris and Braden they don't last 2 days. Chris has of course taught Braden how to dunk them and everything...I guess when you're not on the growth charts for weight...this is not a problem...but it doesn't work for Mommy ;)

September 18, 2007

Nothing better than popping Colby Ridge popcorn! This is one of Braden's favorite! I'm sure it has nothing to do with the fact that his Uncle Matt will make it for him everytime we are in Lincoln...unfortunately he was mad at me because we didn't have grape juice, only orange juice to drink with our popcorn...Matthew always has grape and since he worships his uncles, he thinks you can only have grape juice with popcorn. So the next day I went out and bought some so we'll be ready for the next time!!

September 17, 2007

Well this may be a boring picture of the day, but it has significant meaning! Braden is doing awesome in preschool and really loves it! He has so far learned the letter M and A and recognizes them everywhere now! Last weekend we were watching college football and Michigan happened to be on he asked Chris why there was a big M on the field! Dang he's getting so smart ;)

September 16, 2007

Who knows???

September 15, 2007

Today was the big Iowa vs. Iowa State football game. They refer to this game as the Iowa Superbowl and it is a big deal in our neighborhood. It really doesn't mean much to Chris and I since we are Nebraska and Mizzou fans, but we had a little fun with them anyway ;) Plus Iowa was picked as HEAVY favorites (and most of our neighbors are Iowa fans) and they although no one else would think so, it was great to see...gotta cheer for the underdog ;)

The day started off with a few games of *bags* also known as Cornhole in some circles! It is a neighborhood favorite and we've been known to play at midnight under the street lights!
Then the kids were getting bored with the game (which we were watching in DJ's (the cowboy!) garage) so they started watching a movie on the DVD player on the porch!

September 14, 2007

Well, since we took the twin bed out of the computer room, I've moved in the card table and set up my scrapbooking shop! I've already gotten a few pages done! It really helps when you can spread out and leave everything out :) Plus I'm having a Creative Memories Scrapbooking party in 2 weeks, so I'm hoping that will really get my bootie in gear!

September 13, 2007

I do believe that this is the first time that Braden has eaten a peach like this :) Usually I cut it up into little pieces, or he eats the *yellow* ones, as he calls them, out of the little cups! (Gotta love Dole!) But we got some tasty peaches the other day and I asked him if he wanted to try them...he said yes, but he wanted to eat it like he did!

September 12, 2007

I guess every little boy has to put his shorts on his head at some point in his Braden decided that he would perform this right of passage, man did he think he was funny!

September 11, 2007

Such a deep thinker!
Or maybe he was just mesmerized by the tv?!?!

September 10, 2007



Sunday, September 9, 2007

September 09, 2007

Today Braden came out to the kitchen and told Chris and I that puppy was in timeout! So we went to see and sure enough, there was puppy sitting in Braden's timeout spot in the hall. I asked what puppy had done and Braden said that he had hit his friends, so he had to sit in timeout.
Then Braden sat down and had *the talk* with puppy...he asked him if he knew why he was in timeout, then gave him a big hug and kiss after he said he was sorry...oh my gosh, it was so stinking cute!
Then I guess it was bedtime for puppy because he needed an inhaler treatment...
And to think...3 years ago today that big boy up there came home for the very first time...after calling the hospital home for 11 weeks we got to walk through the doors with him in our arms...what a wonderful day that was!

September 08, 2007

Today Braden rebounded well from his sickness...guess it was a 24 hour bug or something??? So he helped me paint in the bathroom and we had a great time, and he did such a good time and kept saying, "Mom, you are doing a really good job." Awww...what a sweetie!

September 07, 2007

After 2 days of being back to normal, Braden woke up today with a yucky nose, wheezing and eventually throwing much fun! So we were very lazy today and spent a lot of time watching cartoons...then I started getting the painting supplies out to tackle our very white bathroom...before and after pictures to come soon! Here Braden decided that the stir sticks and paint can made a great drum set!!!

September 06, 2007

hmmm....looks like someones little fingers have been all over my laptop screen..guess I better get out the cleaner!

September 05, 2007

This is a nightly ritual lately...reading the book "Naughty Little Monkeys" Braden can pretty much read the whole thing himself, and it's a long book! It is really cute! And he loves it that we can fit in his bed with him now that he has a big bed!

September 04, 2007

Today after 4 days of running a high fever we went to the doctor to make sure it wasn't anything more that a stinking virus (it wasn't) but poor Braden had to endure 2 finger sticks b/c the first one didn't work, and he was a trooper...didn't cry at all...he was just so happy that he wasn't getting a shot at the doctor's office...and in his mind there is a distinct difference between a finger stick and a shot!

September 03, 2007

Well today, Braden is still sick...still running a fever, so we didn't do much of anything...just layed around and played!
I also wanted to say Happy Birthday to my brother-in-law (and new daddy) Nathan! Hope you had a great day! I think you're holding one of the best presents right there!!!

September 02, 2007

Braden was still running a fever today so we just layed low at Meena's house and watched some movies! Then later he was feeling a little better so PopPop took him out on the tractor...that will always brighten your spirits!!!

September 01, 2007

Today we headed down to St. Louis with Meena K and PopPop Dirk to meet up with John and Katie for some fun! The boys went to the Mizzou vs. Illinois game down at the dome while Meena, KT, Braden and I did a little shopping, drank some starbucks and hung out! Then the 5 of us headed to Busch Stadium to watch the Cardinals and Meena K and Braden were ready to have a fun slumber party in the hotel across the street...unfortunately Braden ended up getting sick and had a high fever by the time we got back to the game. Yuck! So he wasn't very entertaining for Meena :) But the game was a blast and we had a great time, and we even got to see a win this year!

Braden looking at the stadium from the hotel!

The gang!

Um....the gang (minus PopPop) a little later...

The view from our hotel room! Very cool!

Thank you Meena K and PopPop Dirk for a wonderful weekend, we really had a great time!!!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

August 31, 2007

Tonight we traveled to Meena K and PopPop Dirk's house in Missouri! Meena K had gotten Braden a new Nemo step stool and he couldn't wait to try it out in the bathroom!

August 30, 2007

Another project with the new markers in his goody bag! He was drawing me a picture of my car...I think it's pretty beautiful!
We also want to wish Caden Micheal a very happy BIRTHday! Chris's cousin Marcy and her husband Jon welcomed their first child into the world this morning! We can't wait to meet him!

August 29, 2007

Braden's friends London and Camden brought him over a bag full of *going to school* goodies (which was so sweet of them!) and among the prizes was this walrus bank that Braden got to paint, he loved doing it! Mommy is going to have to go find some fun projects like this, he really was quite to artist and wanted absolutely no help from mommy...Mr. Independence!

August 28, 2007

Ok, well I forgot to take a picture that twice in one month, that's horrible, I vow to do better next month!!! So this is really from girls with our boys! Nathan got a better picture on his camera, but has yet to share it with me (hint, hint) so this will have to do!
Also I want to wish my brother-in-law John and my Grandma a very happy birthday!!! Hope you guys had a great one!!! We love you!!!

August 27, 2007

Ok, I know I'm going a little overboard with Keegan, but come on, he's darn cute, don't ya think! And I'm afraid he'll be crawling by the next time I see I have to capture his *babyness* (Isn't that blanket so cute? Ok, so that was my first attempt at sewing a flannel blanket and I think it came out OK, as long as he doesn't care that the stitches aren't perfectly straight :)

August 26, 2007

Well we decided to give Emily, Nathan and Keegan a break today and headed out to the lake for some fun in the sun! It was a great relaxing time!

"I love uncle Adam!"