Friday, July 29, 2005

We had dinner at our favorite mexican place tonight. Braeden wanted to eat too, so we gave him this knife to play with instead!

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Serious Faces

I took this photo last night after Braeden's bath because I thought it was cute that father and son matched in green striped shirts (well, one shirt, one onesie anyway). And don't they look so serious?

Braeden's got a little cold so he's been coughing and sniffling yesterday and today. Most of the babies at day care are sick so we were expecting him to get it too. Hopefully he won't spread it to us, or at least that we won't get very sick this time around.

We tried putting Braeden in his new play pen this morning while we got ready for work but he just kept crying. He was too tired, so we put him in his car seat and he fell right asleep. Too cute! We'll try the play pen again tomorrow morning and hopefully he'll do better.

G-mama sees a toad for Braeden

We finally had a rain shower last evening and this morning I saw a lovely medium sized toad for Braeden in G-mama's rock garden! If only you were here!

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Happy Baby Food Grinder: future projects

Future Happy Baby projects include the following baby foods:

Biscuitville sausage biscuit
Filet mignon
Grilled salmon
Veal
Chik-fil-a
Glazed Krispy Kremes
Huey’s BBQ w/Texas Pete

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

A Happy Baby eats sweet potatoes


Tonight was the trial run of the Happy Baby Food Grinder. We microwaved a sweet potato then peeled it and put the chunks through the grinder. It worked like magic! In fact, it worked just like the playdoh spaghetti maker that both Mat and I remembered having as kids!!

To make it the right consistency, I mixed the potato with a little apple juice and a little water. Braeden loved it! It was a little thicker than out of the jar which made dinner time much neater!

We took pictures and I'll get them up as soon as I can. We also bought carrots and I'll get a butternut squash Friday when we go to the Bi-Lo. We also need an ice cube tray so that we can freeze cubes of happy baby food.

Happy Baby Food Grinder!

So, Braeden, how is that squash? G-mama has to know!! Better that knowing is seeing, so send us a photo too!

Yesterday's snail mail

Amongst the bills and junk mail, yesterday's mail included a very nice card/message from Candy and Bill with a picture of Braeden showing considerable interest in the musical frog, Baby Tad. I wish this were a digital image so I could post it for all to see. Braeden looks quite intrigued by Tad's various sight and sound antics. Come to think of it, so was I.

Monday, July 25, 2005

One of my favorite Braeden pictures


Although this picture of Braeden (and Mat) was taken on Father's day--a month and a half ago--it is still one of my favorites. If I remember correctly, Melissa told me both father and son had been hard at work most of the day. A well deserved rest ensued.

Sweet dreams Little Boy Braeden

It's getting to be nighttime at our house and we hope that you have a nice sleep tonight at your house! x G-mama and P-pa

I took this picture of Braeden from the front seat of Mat's car with my camera phone. Don't his feet look cute in those red striped socks?

Braeden's first post

Braeden has entered the world of blogging! Now we have a place to share everything that is Braeden with the people who love him, no matter where they may be.

So, to catch you up on what Braeden has been up to...He's got two teeth, the bottom front two teeth came in around the end of June. He's starting to sit up on his own using his hands to support himself. And for the most part he hates to be on his back. We put him to sleep on his back, but he rolls over almost immediately onto his stomach.

What's new in Braeden's world? He's discovered our cats...he loves them! When he catches a glimpse of one, he smiles and tracks it with his eyes. Tilloo, the stupid one, will lay down next to Braeden on the floor and gingerly put up with getting his hair and whiskers pulled. Braeden pets the cat (petting=swatting and hitting) and tries to stuff the cat's hair in his mouth. Hudson won't go near Braeden, which makes him the smarter cat.