Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Dancin' Machine

Brady LOVES to dance...just like his momma!

Monday, August 9, 2010

A message from Brady...

Hi, I'm Brady, and, I'm 11 months old today! Mommy can't believe in one more month, I will officially become a toddler.

I'm a sweet little guy, with an amazing, great-spirited personality. Everyday I do things that remind mommy of daddy or of herself! I LOVE to dance, which works out for mommy because so does she! I am not walking yet, but I am sure close. I love to feed myself (especially black eyed peas and shells-n-cheese, mommy's specialty) and I'm not a big fan of mommy making me eat with a spoon. I can use a straw now so I get juice boxes! I have three teeth and I think I feel a second top one coming in. I've done very well teething...I even let mommy brush my teeth for a second before I take over.

Hope all is well with everyone. I love you!

I found the toilet paper!

Me & Diesel watching TV.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

blessed by God...i'm baptized!

On Sunday, baby Brady was baptized by his great-granddaddy. Great-granddaddy even used some drops of water from the River Jordan (great-granddaddy collected in 1980!) where Jesus was said to have been baptized. What an amazing day for Brady, and for his proud mommy and daddy. Grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, Godparents and dear family friends were present to witness this sweet--and tired--sugar bear become one with God. Thank you, Lord, for all of the people you have put in our lives. For where two or more are gathered in Your Name, there You are amongst them.

great-grandma MaryJane, great-granddaddy, mommy & me.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

10 months old...

My, how time flies. I cannot believe baby Brady is 10 months old. Even more so, he will be one year old in two months! Soon, he will be toddler Brady!

Brady is a crawling machine and loves to pull himself up on everything. I mean, everything...enter head bonks; one of Brady's several firsts this past month.

Another first--Brady's first airplane trip. We flew to Kansas City, MO to see Justin's dad, aunt/uncle/cousins and grandparents. Mommy was very nervous about the flight, but Brady did great! He even slept...both ways!

We had so much fun visiting the Blankenship family in Kansas City. Mommy got to rest her feet while the family force took over. Brady is sure loved :) and mommy is sure grateful. In Kansas City, it's legal to shoot fireworks wherever and whenever. Paige turned from an adult-child who would join the party in a heartbeat, to a new-mommy who found herself yelling "if those kids don't stop that!" on more than one occasion. Brady did great, though, and slept-for the most part-through the crackles and pops.

I hope everyone enjoyed their Fourth of July-however you spent it-and remembered how lucky we are to live in America. Love to all!

Monday, June 21, 2010

climb, stand, fall, repeat...

Brady's new favorite past time...pulling up on things, falling and doing it all over again, and over again, and over again! I can't believe how fast he is growing. At his 9-month checkup, our little man weighed 23.8 pounds and was 29 inches long. He LOVES to crawl, LOVES to feed himself (what a mess!) and is really starting to show interest in the doggies. Malibu is his favorite, but i have a feeling things will change once he learns to throw the ball for Diesel. Enjoy the video! Hope all is well!

Monday, June 14, 2010

sneak peek!

A few weeks ago, Justin, Brady & I went to visit my sweet friend, Jennifer (my best friend's sister), for baby Brady's first photo-shoot. You might remember Jennifer's work from my pregger pics. Jennifer's skills amaze me with every picture she takes and she was nice enough to provide us with a little, sneak peek! More to come!

Friday, June 11, 2010


it's a little hard to see--i took it with my phone, quickly--but brady is squishing his face up against the mesh of his pack 'n play. it is absolutely the funniest thing i've ever seen. hope you can see enough to enjoy it, too!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

two teeth & a homemade swimming pool

When it's hot outside, you do what you can to cool down. With temps in the 100s, it was time for a pool. Enter Brady's bathtub. We put his tub outside, filled it with water from the hose and he had a blast. The dogs did, too...they thought it was a giant water bowl. :)

This happens to be the first picture I have that captured his two pearly whites. And boy are they white. It's just the best thing.

Monday, May 24, 2010

"Mommy! I'm ready to get up!"

This is the face I see every morning when I go to get Brady!

What a wonderful way to start the day... :)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Brady wore his new shirt, just for mommy, that says "mommy makes me smile." and that i do!

Brady is such a happy, happy baby. However, he has been a teeny bit grumpy recently because...he has two teeth! I haven't been able to get a picture of the tiny, pearly whites yet, but hopefully soon.

Happy Mother's Day to all the mommies out there! We love you!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

7 months old!

Brady is such an amazing, happy baby and is getting the most perfect personality. He loves to watch Yo Gabba Gabba, kick his legs and scream ooh! He just got his second helmet and mommy is already missing the smell of his little baby head. Hopefully he won't have to wear it too long! He is sitting all by himself and is sleeping like a champ (we will see how helmet #2 impacts that!). He eats like it's nobodies business and has started trying to pick up little baby puffs. Most end up on the floor, but he's trying!
Here are some recent pics. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

splish, splash!

Baby Brady is 26 weeks old today! He weighs 20 pounds and is 28 inches long. He can't quite sit on his own yet, but he is very close! Enjoy a few pictures of our sweet angel baby!

Friday, February 26, 2010

6 months old...holy moly!

Even though it's not the 9th yet, Brady is officially 6 months old. I cannot believe it. I can't believe he is already half of a year old. Wow! He is really starting to change into a real boy (you know what I mean!). He is grabbing things, throwing them (unintentionally, of course), laughing like crazy, looking when his name is called and staying busy enjoying his favorite thing, his bouncer. He bounces like a crazy man! His little-BIG thighs just get going and he's off! I love you, Brady! You are so special! Texas?

Yes, we get snow. But NEVER like this. It snowed around 10 inches on Thursday, February 11. In some areas, 13 inches. Brady wasn't too sure about it all, but I was dead set on making sure he experienced it. Even if he will never remember it. Here are a few pictures of my attempts to make him smile while freezing...brrr!

Friday, January 29, 2010

brady & his hero helmet!

stay tuned for the decorated version!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

cereal...not so much

well, yesterday we tried to feed Brady rice cereal. I'm not sure whether it was the fact he was a little tired or that mommy didn't know exactly how to mix it (probably a combination of the two), but he didn't seem to like it! he made yucky faces while daddy tried to sneak it in between two smacking and spitting gums! so precious.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Five Generations

Baby Brady is a fifth generation. Great great grandma Ariel, great grandpa Papa, grandma Gigi, daddy and Brady. What an amazing thing to be a part of...