Sunday, April 25, 2010

Bradyn's 3rd Birthday!

We celebrated Bradyn's 3rd birthday at Chuck E Cheese! What fun we had! Bob and I had not been there since we were kids ourselves so we weren't sure what we were in for. Bradyn had invited a few friends from his class but only his best little friend could come. That was ok because they had a blast spending extra time together outside of school. Peyton, his sister and his parents came to the party! The kids had so much fun. Bradyn and Peyton are 2 peas in a pod! They are only 5 days apart and have been at daycare together since they were about 3 months old and really have formed a friendship that I hope will last a lifetime! The 2 hour party turned into 4 hours!! I am not sure who was more tired when we left- the parents or the kids!!

It was an excellent place to have a 3rd birthday at. Bradyn talked about it for days after and wants to go back again!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Spring has arrived

Type here...Here are some spring and Easter pictures- I know that I am SLOW! I will post Bradyn's birthday pictures later this week. We have been extremely busy here this past week and I have been exhausted. I have a child that wants to get up at 6am in weekends but not during the week. Funny how that works! So between late nights at work, early am risings and pregnancy I have NO energy left!! We really need to get busy with the baby's room because she will be here in about 12 weeks! Yikes!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Dear Bradyn,

My dearest baby boy this is a birthday letter for you! As I write this I have tears rolling down my face. You are now a 3 year old! I am not sure where the time has gone, it seems like yesterday that I was pregnant with you and awaiting your arrival. Your daddy and I could not wait to meet you and see what you looked liked! Wow, what a blessing you have been to our lives! The joy that you have given us each and everyday is unmeasurable. God gave us such a beautiful and loving boy. You are a sweet, charming, funny and kind boy. The laughter that you bring us each day is unbelievable. You seem to grow into a more loving person each day. There are so many things in life that we look forward to sharing with you. Watching you grow and change is so much fun but in the blink of an eye it goes too fast! You will never know how much love you have given us. We love you more than words can say! Our prayer for you is that you will continue to grow into a wonderful young man and achieve your goals in life! I wish that you have a wonderful 3rd birthday and always remember how much we love you!

I love you Bugs!

Blessed Easter

I hope that everyone had a blessed Easter. We sure did! Bob's parents arrived on Wednesday and surprised Bradyn- he thought that they were coming the next day but they decided to come a day early so that they could go to his swim lesson. He was so happy to see them! So Bradyn had his swim lesson that night and did super great! He really has advanced!

On Thursday, Bradyn had his Easter party at school and he had a good time. I had to work late so didn't get much time to spend with the family that day. On Friday, I only worked half a day and Bradyn did not have daycare so Bradyn, my mother-in-law and me went shopping in the afternoon. I finally ordered my baby bedding so I am excited for that to come in. They didn't have it in stock. We had a good time shopping and Bradyn loved hanging out with Bama.

On Saturday, it poured down rain and so we thought the egg hunt in town would be cancelled but just when it was ready to start it stopped raining so they were able to have it. Bradyn got lots of eggs and a tin of candy. He had a lot of fun after he caught on as to what he was to do. He was so funny because when it just began he walked right past an egg and I said Bradyn you missed this one and he kept on walking and said "I don't want that one!" After that we went shopping again and I actually got the baby a few cute outfits- it's so different buying girl stuff!

On Sunday, Bradyn woke up and was excited to see whether or not the Bunny had come. He got lots of fun stuff in his basket! Then we went to church and came home and Bradyn took a nap. We then had an egg hunt at home and Bradyn had lots of fun with that- he caught on quickly that some of his eggs had money in them and so each one he would pick up and shake to see what was in it and then sometimes he would open them up to eat candy! It took him forever!! After that we played outside for awhile and then had Easter dinner. Bradyn opened up his birthday gifts from Bama and Papa Long and Bob's sister. He got a hockey net and sticks that he loves! He played outside for quite awhile until a storm blew in and the tornado siren went off. That boy ran as fast as he could to the house. He was so scared! Guess he got that from his Mama! I tried to distract him but that was hard to do! We had cake and ice cream for his birthday which did help a little with distracting him!

On Monday, Bob's parents left early in the morning. We are so happy that they came to visit and enjoyed having them here. Bradyn really misses them!

The best news of all for that week was that on Saturday a week before Easter I decided that Bradyn was going to try underwear while we were at home. He did super great and has been in undies ever since! He has had a few accidents which is to be expected but I am so proud of him. He is a little stubborn at times (He gets that from his daddy!) and doesn't want to take time out to sit on the potty but for the most part he had done great even at school! I didn't expect this to go as well as it has!

That is the news from here! I will post something special this weekend for Bradyn's birthday!