Wednesday, June 25, 2008

June 24, 2008

Happy 4th Birthday Braden!!!
It is so hard to believe that you are 4! You have come a long way Bubby and we love you so much! We hope you enjoyed your special day!!

He wanted to go to "Peppers" (aka Chili's) for dinner and they presented the birthday boy with this massive ice cream sundae! He ate it up and loved that it had sprinkles on it! 3 years ago he had his first Chili's ice cream sundae and was just as excited :)

Good to the last lick!!

Here is the Monster Truck cake that he picked out and loved!! I wish I could say that I made it, but I have to thank Super Target ;)

After dinner we had the neighborhood friends over for some cake in the driveway! And after seeing the way that blue icing stained everything in sight, I'm glad it wasn't in my house!!

The Birthday Boy was more interested in running the Monster Trucks through the frosting than actually eating the cake - but he sure had fun, which I guess is all that matters!!

Then things got pretty goofy and we knew it was time to call it a night :)

June 23, 2008

A boy and his Monster Trucks!

Monday, June 23, 2008

June 22, 2008

Today we had an early 4th Birthday party for Braden!!! That's right, in 2 days our little guy will be 4! So hard to believe! This day was so much more fun than June 22, 2004! That was the day that we found out our baby wasn't doing so well and we would have him within 2 days - 10 weeks early! It is so awesome to take a day that was filled with nothing but fear and turn it into something that was filled with happiness and joy! My whole family came out to the cabin for some fun in the sun! It was such a special day!

Shy Keegan

A little water balloon launcher fun! I think at this particular time the prime target was Adam in the paddle boat!

Braden giving Keegan a ride in his new huge dumptruck!

Adam and Braden crashing the paddle boat :)

Cake time!!

Best Buds!

As Mom put it "All her kids" together in one place!

June 21, 2008

After the hard work of making his own birthday cake, he got to lick the beater :)

June 20, 2008

I got to go visit Kade and Michelle today! I can't believe he's already 5 weeks old! He is a cutie! Here he is smiling away at his mommy!!

Then I went over to see my buddy Keegan! He's had a slight fever so he got a break from his helmet for awhile! Look at that hair! So cute!!

June 19, 2008

Thank goodness for fun uncles!!!

June 18, 2008

Braden pushing mommy on the Merry-go-round!!!

June 17, 2008

Braden and Gavin being wild men at the splash park!!!

June 16, 2008

Just a pre-haircut goofy smile! I cut his hair today in preparation for his 4 year pictures coming up! Holy Cow!

Monday, June 16, 2008

June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day to all the Neighboorhood Dads!
They really do all watch out for each others's a good group!

June 14, 2008

First watermelon of the year!!!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

June 13, 2008

Iowa Floods 2008

On I-80 - look at all the water along the left side of the photo - that was all farm fields...

Right next to the road...

And that building right there is the concession building at some softball fields along I-80 - so sad!

(and NO, I wasn't driving while taking these pictures Mom ;)

June 12, 2008

Getting tired of seeing my kid run around in his swimsuit yet? Well it's summertime and that's about all we want to do these days :)
First day at the splash park - they got a new "fire hose" and Braden spent the whole time putting out fires!

Someone was getting tired of my photo session!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

June 11, 2008

Look who I found hiding in my flower garden tonight - he was super cute and tiny, and I'll continue to think that until he starts eating all my flowers, then I might not like him so much!

June 10, 2008

Slip 'n' Slide

June 09, 2008

The first day of sprinkler fun for the summer