Monday, September 26, 2005

Saturday is for errands!


Here's Braeden in the grocery store in his favorite aisle. As you can see, we lead very exciting lives. Saturday we went to Home Depot, out to lunch, then to the grocery store. Braeden, like his mom, loves to run errands. And for that, we're truly grateful! Like at La Fiesta, this is Braeden's first time riding in the top section of the cart. He's in his floppy seat again which is supposed to protect him from touching any part of the germy cart, but as you can see, it didn't work as well on the Bi-Lo cart. As we were checking out, we noticed that Braeden was biting the thin metal bar you can see in the photo! Yuck!

Out to Lunch

Lunch at La Fiesta Saturday was our first time using the high chair at a restaurant. We put the floppy cover over the high chair and then sat him down and strapped him in. Braeden sat up like a champ! He spent the time at lunch banging on the table, chewing on his caterpillar toy, and eating puffs. And of course, within seconds of sitting in the high chair he'd dipped his hand in the cup of salsa! We very quickly wiped him off before he could stick those fingers in his mouth.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Then and Now

I thought it would be nice to post an early picture of Braeden. I think he's probably a month old here. It reminds me of how big he's gotten. Braeden is wearing a 0-3 month outfit. He used to drive me crazy by pulling his legs up into the body of his outfits with legs. That's one of the reasons he lived in those fleecy, zip-up bags until he was about 4 months old.

That was then and this is now...

Braeden must weigh 20 pounds now. Our next chance to weigh him is at his nine-month doctor's appointment on October 11. We'll get an official weight and length then. Braeden is back to hating diaper changes and getting dressed. This time around it's not that he hates being naked (seems to like it, actually); he just hates to be restrained. He is constantly in motion and wants to see and touch everything. Still loves Tilloo--crawls over top of him, pets him, shoves his tail or hair in his mouth--and the feeling is mutual. If Braeden is in his car seat on the floor, Tilloo will come over to sit with him. He rubs up against Braeden's feet which makes Braeden smile and then moves so that Braeden can pet him. They're very cute together!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Braeden crawls on P-pa's birthday

Congratulations to Braeden for perfecting his crawl just in time for P-pa's birthday yesterday! Both events were significant and P-pa loved knowing that Braeden crossed a milestone on his birthday! Keep up the forward progress!

Friday, September 9, 2005

The Boys Go for a Walk

Here's Braeden and his boys, Matthew (in the front seat) and Hudson (behind Braeden), going for a walk after lunch. (That's Audrey ducking down behind Matthew...she must be ashamed to be seen with those rowdy boys!) It's a beautiful day here, very sunny and about 85 degrees. There's not much to see since they're limited to the parking lot, but they like getting outside. I'm so glad to have a camera phone so I can capture moments like this one! :)

Monday, September 5, 2005

Braeden goes to college

Since it's labor day, the day care is closed. Braeden went to work with Mat...you can see for yourself how interesting his days are...

Just kidding! Braeden's just woken up from a nap, so this will be all for now. :)

On his own two feet

At day care on Friday, Braeden pulled himself up so that he was standing!! Almost immediately he fell backwards onto the carpet (thank goodness), but it still counts as a milestone. He didn't do it for us this weekend, but we don't really have much that he could use to pull up on. And maybe falling backwards was distressing enough to him that he wasn't interested in trying again so soon.

Otherwise we had a great weekend. Sunday was Braeden's eight-month birthday. While he didn't party hard, he did eat some more puffs, have a bath, and crawl/scoot from the living room by the TV through the kitchen and around the morning room. He's pretty fast and very determined. He's really interested in playing with the cat toys, so we'll have to pick those up soon. He's great on the vinyl flooring and the best thing about it--easy clean-up when he spits up.