Friday, July 19, 2013

Unsure/New Blog

So we have kind of lost a member of our family....and I'm unsure what to do about this blog. This blog holds so many memories and photos that I want my boys to be able to look at and that I would still like to look at. I plan on making it into a blog book some day so I don't want to delete it. So for now, if you would like to continue following me and the boys, come to our new blog! 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Braxton 10 Month, 11 Month and 1 Year

Oh Braxton----you are 1 year old today!!! This has been such a fast year but such an amazing year with you in it! I truly believe that you were born at the perfect time in my life. You are the happiest little kid I know. You wake up smiling and fall asleep smiling! You laugh all day! You make me want to be happy! There are many moments during the day that I just look at you and feel happiness-and I need that right now!

 You are such a boy! You love to get dirty, you are loud, you scream, you make noises! You have no fear at all! You love to climb up on things and jump off couches and beds-all while laughing! You saw a potato bug crawling around today and just picked it up! You love water and don't care that it gets in your face-unlike your brother! You get into everything and love to make messes! You love loud noises like the vacuum.  You are very much the opposite of your brother and I love that! 

You eat everything-except for black olives! You love trying new food and I love feeding you new foods! I love to see your reaction and I just love the way your fingers move as you try to get the food into your mouth. You love pasta fruit, vegetables, bread, cheese, pizza, sugar...anything!!! And you even like to eat things that you shouldn't like toilet paper, grass and anything else your tiny hands can pick up! We have to keep a close eye on you! 

You are a mover! You love to crawl and are super fast at it. You drag your right leg behind you a little bit but you move quick. In the past 2 weeks you started walking!!! You don't do it all of the time, but will shortly. I started holding your hands and walking around with you about 2 weeks ago and you are already taking steps by yourself and yesterday and today you started standing up in the middle of the room by yourself and walking! I have no doubt that you will be running around soon. You are always active! You have to be crawling or moving in some way! You do no sit still ever!  And this includes when I change your diaper-that needs to stop soon! And you love to crawl up the stairs and are trying to figure out how to go down! 

Although you grunt, scream and make lots of noises, you aren't really talking. You have said Mom and Da Da but don't do it regularly. You just smile a lot and that's ok too! You wave hi and goodbye and smack your lips to blow kisses! You always bob your head like you are dancing! I will look at you and say your name and you dance! I always say that you must have a song that plays all the time in your head! 

I can honestly say that our lives would not be the same without you Brax! I hope that you always stay happy. I hope that you always keep your "zest" in life! We love you so much! 
Happy 1st Birthday Brax!!!

 ** His 1 year appointment is next week so I will add in his stats then! 

At 1 Year Braxton-
-Wears size 3 diapers
-Wears size 4 shoes
-Wears 12-18 Month Clothes

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Braxton 8 and 9 Month

Braxton is at such a fun stage of life right now! He is learning so much, growing so quickly and trying to do everything his big brother is doing! He and Conner have such an amazing bond that is so cool to see-I will have to write a post about it one day! Braxton makes me smile every single day and I love him so much! 
At 8 and 9 Months Braxton:
-wears size 3 diapers and mostly 12 month clothes. I have not put shoes on him though-well only a couple of times so I'm not actually sure what size shoe he is
-loves to move! He crawls so fast and when he does crawl, he drags his right leg behind him, it's funny to watch. But he's fast.
-loves to be with me. He hates when I put him down and will cry. Or he will crawl to where I am. 
-LOVES FOOD! He is such a good eater! He eats anything that I am eating and is trying to grab at my drinks when I have one with a straw. He loves to drink out of cups, but I rarely let him do this because it's a huge mess! 
-loves to dance-move his head to music. 
-loves to do whatever his brother is doing-like playing cars. He will grab the cars and try and play with Conner. Conner is not such a huge fan of that. 
-love to play with stuff more than toys. Brax has rattles and lots of toys, but he would rather suck on my phone, the remote, keys, anything besides toys! 
-puts EVERYTHING in his mouth! 
-is still not sleeping well. He is up several times a night and usually requires a bottle to go back to sleep. 
-loves to smack his lips-I call it blowing kisses. 
-loves to stick out his tongue when you smile at him

 Showing his serious side 

I love this picture---Mom stop taking my picture, this is getting old! 

I've spent 30 minutes trying to turn these pictures and I can't, so sorry! 

Tuesday, April 30, 2013


I don't even know what to write in this post right now. A huge change is about to occur in our family and has pretty much consumed my life since October, so this poor little blog that was neglected before has been even more neglected. So many moments that I have wanted to document in the boys lives are undocumented and maybe even forgotten at this point. We, or should I say I, am just trying to survive each day right now. I don't really sleep between Braxton and the thoughts in my head and things that I do late at night. I live off diet coke and chocolate right now and have the worst diet ever. I have a horrible attitude and am a very unhappy person right now. I just took Braxton's 9 month photos, the poor kid is almost 10 months old. So as soon as I get our cord back, I will upload those pictures and get his post up here. I want to do a post about our Monkey, Conner, but am waiting until he finishes preschool next month. So that's our life right now!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Braxtons 6 Month Photos

When Braxton was 6 months old, we had one of our favorite (we have a couple) photographers take his pictures! She took a couple of the boys and some of me and the boys as well! I love photography so much and capturing their fun stages of life. I wish I could take better photos or that I had more money to get their pictures done more often. I cherish every photo of my boys!!! If you need a photographer please check out Julie Burton Photography

Braxton 6 and 7 Month

I hate missing months and trying to catch up and remembering what happened in what month, so for month 6 and 7 I am just going to combine them, sorry Braxton! This little boy is the happiest kid ever! You just say his name and look at him and he grins from ear to ear! We love him so, so much!

At 6 and 7 Months Braxton-
-Wears size 9 month clothes (so pretty much 6-12 month clothes, just depends on the brand)
-Wears size 3 diapers
-Wears size 3 shoes
-Is teething!! He has 2 teeth that are coming in on the bottom, but haven't officially broken the gum yet.
-Loves food! There has not been 1 single thing this kid hasn't liked-total opposite of his brother! He has had little pieces of pizza, bread, egg, bacon, bagel, chicken, banana, fruit cocktail, applesauce, pureed carrots, peas, apple juice, yogurt, a few drops of diet coke, cereal puffs, yogurt melts, cheerios and pretty much whatever we are eating we feed him little pieces of. He loves pouch food! He loves to hold the pouch but hasn't figured out to squeeze it out yet.
-He is a mover! He crawls fast everywhere and tries to follow Conner around the house. He likes to hold onto the couches and walk along them. He will also walk around the house if we hold his hands and help him. I really think that in the next month or two he will be walking.
-He loves to do whatever Conner is doing! He will sit by him and hold a car while Conner plays cars. They love to play in this pop up tent together. They have a special bond between and I think it started before they both came to Earth! Conner is really fond of him too! First thing Conner does in the morning is hug Braxton and tell him good morning and he always to touch his face, it's funny!
-He loves to babble and just make sounds.
-And like is said before is just so happy! No matter what is going around him, he just smiles and is so content in life!

Friday, January 4, 2013

5 Months Old

Blogging was just not my thing in 2012, hopefully I can do better in 2013. Braxton is now 6 months old, but here is his 5 month post. 

At 5 Months Old Braxton-
-Wears size 3 diapers, 6 month clothes and no shoes
-Eats 4-6 oz. at a time
-He also loves to eat real food! He loves applesauce, Baby rice and oatmeal cereal, mashed potatoes, steamed and mashed carrots, yogurt and yogurt melts. We have also given him little bits of most everything we eat-bread, chocolate, ice cream-pretty much whatever we are eating. 
-Last month he didn't like being on the floor, but now he loves it. He isn't officially crawling but he rolls, lunges forwards, scoots forward and backwards and can sit up but still leans on one hand. It's hard to entertain him because he can't fully move like he wants to but doesn't like to sit in his exersaucer or walker for too long. 
-Loves to put everything into his mouth! 
-Still doesn't sleep well.
-Is the happiest baby! He is always smiling and will go to anyone who wants to hold him. 
-Loves to talk!