Thursday, February 28, 2008

February 23, 2008

Well today is my sister's 25th birthday, Braden's Auntie Em and Keegan's Mommy!
Braden helped Meena make Emily's favorite cake and frosted himself also...he did a great job!

Then of course the 2 boys had to help her blow out all the candles...

Then Meena C read the two boys a book...Keegan was very interested in getting the book in his mouth ;)Happy Birthday Emily! We had a great time celebrating with you!!! You're an awesome sister, wonderful aunt and amazing Mommy...all rolled into one!!!

Friday, February 22, 2008

February 22, 2008

Braden and I got to babysit Keegan this morning for awhile and Braden decided it was time for Keegan to learn a few things about Monster Trucks and cars...

Hmmm...what is this thing? What do I do with it?

Ok, I think I'm getting the hang of these things, they're pretty cool!

Hmmm...that's what I'm supposed to do with those things, my big cousin is pretty smart!

This yellow one is awesome, I wonder if Braden will share all his thousands of cars and trucks with me!

February 21, 2008

My poor car...
I guess it was only fitting that I hit 100,000 miles on our way to Nebraska today. We bought this car brand new and have managed to put this many miles on it in just over 6 years between driving to Missouri, Nebraska and Michigan, it's had a few road trips!

February 20, 2008

I went to Bunco tonight for a little *Me* time and when I got back at 11:00pm this is what I found! I thought maybe Chris had gone in there later and laid down, but nope, he had been asleep with Braden since 8:30...too cute!!

February 19, 2008

One of my Valentine roses that bloomed so beautiful!!!

February 18, 2008

This is Braden's *camera phone* and he was trying to take my picture while I was taking his picture...he was really concentrating hard!!!

February 17, 2008

I'm not quite sure what they were playing here...but they were sure having fun enjoying a little Daddy and son time!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

February 16, 2008

Braden decided it was his turn to give daddy a hair cut! He thought he was pretty hot stuff...and he made a big mess in my bathroom again!

February 15, 2008

Well today I'm turning over a new leaf! Our house is just way too cluttered and it is starting to bug me....or has bugged me for awhile, but I haven't done anything about it. So I logged on to FlyLady for some tips...she's all about curing you of CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome) and I definitely have that more days than not. So I'm going to try to follow some of her ways...the very first thing you are supposed to do is Shine your that is what I did...and look how clean it is?!?!?! I was amazed! So ask me in a few weeks how I'm doing...and if my sink still looks like this!

February 14, 2008

February 13, 2008

Getting ready for the Valentine's party tomorrow. This was the first time I had to actually do Valentine's for Braden! Of course he picked CARS valentine's with tatoos!

February 12, 2008

Today was "Daddy's Day" at preschool! Chris got to go and enjoy a day full of songs, games and snacks! Braden thought it was pretty cool that Daddy came to school with him. He even got to wear this "World's Greatest Dad" ribbon! sweet!

February 11, 2008

It must be a guy thing??!?!?!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

February 10, 2008

"I love Meena K and PopPop Dirk"

After all the company leaves our house, Braden gets a little we cheered him up with a hot fudge sundae from McDonalds after dinner! Both he and I had our jammies and slippers on...he thought it was pretty funny!

February 09, 2008

Here's some great friends who got together on this freezing night to do a little scrapbooking! We got a few pages done and stayed up till 4 am's good to have good friends! Love you all! Thanks D for your hospitality!

February 08, 2008

Look who came to visit! Uncle John and Aunt Katie (and PopPop Dirk and Meena K too) John didn't even have time to take his jacket off before Braden put both of them to work! They were sure good sports all weekend, building cars and ordering food from the kitchen! Thanks guys!!!

February 07, 2008

In preparation for a night of scrapbooking coming up with friends...I vowed to finish Braden's 1st year here it is! DONE! Yeah yeah, so I'm a "little" behind, but I'm working on it! Hopefully I'll get more done this Saturday with some great friends!!!

February 06, 2008

Well we got about 9 inches of snow between yesterday and today! Braden and I ventured out to play for a few minutes before the freezing wind whipped up! He had a hard time walking inthe thigh high snow, but wanted no help at all! I'm glad he loves the snow and being outside...but Mommy is sure sick of the beautiful snow!!!

February 05, 2008

The simple joys of childhood!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

February 04, 2008

Well the line was VERY long at the car wash today...they all must want to get clean before the big snow comes tomorrow!
I just love how much he studies his cars and trucks...thank goodness my kitchen floors were relatively clean...

February 03, 2008

Tonight we watched the Superbowl at Jill, Brooks and Gavin's house! The boys had a great time playing (due to sicknesses they haven't been around each other as much as they are used to!) Here Braden and Gavin are enjoying a cookie, they were told to stay on the hardwood...but still wanted to see the t.v. so they got as close to the carpet as they could!

February 02, 2008

Well Chris felt bad that there were no donuts with sprinkles today when he stopped to get Braden instead he got him the BIGGEST donut he could find...and he almost finished it all! He does like his donuts!

February 01, 2008

Isn't this what you are supposed to do with travel potty chairs???
On a happy note...we are *officially* COMPLETELY potty trained! I know, I know...we started last JULY...but after 5 months, we realized he just wasn't ready...well he now wants to be just like daddy...and is doing AWESOME! Oh and it makes for such a happy mommy :)

Saturday, February 2, 2008

January 31, 2008

I had my first Family Teams Committee meeting tonight! I am co-chairing it this year and I have a great bunch of women working with me! We hope to make this years March for Babies (formerly WalkAmerica) the best yet! This will be our 4th year walking to "Help Give All Babies a Healthy Start" You can read more info on March for Babies by clicking the link in the upper right hand corner!!!