Friday, December 28, 2007

Welcome Baby Rowe

Our friends Celeste and Lee Gillis had a baby boy today! Mom and baby are doing great! His stats...
Gene "Rowe" Gillis
8 lbs 4 oz
18 1/2 inches
1:55 p.m.

I talked to Lee tonight and he said that Rowe was perfect. Bo and I are planning to go see him tomorrow. I will post pics as soon as I get them. Please keep Celeste and Rowe in your prayers.

Christmas 2007

Brayden's first Christmas was wonderful. We got to see all the family this year. Sometimes it's hard for us all to get together at the same time, but this year we all made it. This Christmas we are so thankful for our additions to our family- Brayden and Ashley and we are thankful for all of our families... Brayden is blessed to still have all 4 sets of Great-Grandparents still living. We went to Memphis for Bo's mom's side the weekend before Christmas. While we were there, we went to the Memphis Zoo. It was very windy as you can tell in the pictures. It was a great time to go(no one was there but us and a few others). From there we went to Greenville to have Christmas with Bo's parent's and his dad's family. Brayden got to meet Uncle Jackie(bo's only uncle on his dad's side) for the first time. We came home Christmas Eve and had Christmas with my dad's family that night. We got up Christmas morning to see what Santa had brought and then on to my parents house for breakfast. We had Christmas lunch at my mom's parent's house. It was a busy few days, but well worth it!

Brayden and Aunt Ashley

my dad's family

This is what Santa brought

Bo trying to show Brayden how to drive his new toy...

Brayden's new toy from his Mimi and Poppy

Christie, Shawn, and Brantley

Monday, December 17, 2007

7 Months Old! (and catching up)

Brayden is now 7 months old. We can't believe it! We have had a busy last couple of weeks. We have gone to Mobile to visit with my brother, Drew, and his wife, Ashley. We tried to get some Christmas shopping done, but didn't get much accomplished. We had a good time visiting. I also kept a 3 year boy(Luke) for 2 weeks. He was an angel. We had fun playing and watching him ride his scooter. He was a pro! Here is a video of Brayden crawling, mainly for the Grandparents. He wasn't crawling last time Bo's parents saw him.

We now have 2 teeth!! Yes 2! It was about week after the first tooth, the second one came too. Brayden is 7 months old and is crawling everywhere and PULLING UP! I had Brayden in his pack and play while I was getting some things done and I walked into the living room and he was standing up! I couldn't believe it. Bo is so proud of him, but I don't want all this to be happening now. It's too soon! :) I know that it's time for all of this to take place so I have to encourage him. He looks so little standing up and he just started sitting up all by himself.

Brayden loves his bath. He could play for a long time if we would let him.

Christmas is just around the corner and the shopping is almost done. We still have a few more things to get to finish up. I even have presents wrapped and under the tree. I'm bad about waiting until the week of Christmas or Christmas Eve to wrap everything.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Check this out

This is too funny! You should try it! My friend Jenny and her family did this and it was so cute.
Click here to get a good laugh and to Elf Yourself!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Old pictures,Our first tooth and Thanksgiving

I just now found this picture. I post a few blogs back that I got to meet up with some old college friends. Here is a picture of us back in college. We played in a washboard band- which was lots of fun. The other picture is of us recently. My have we changed!

Our First Tooth!

Brayden has got his first tooth!! It has broken through and is coming! He slobbers all the time, so we knew it must be coming! He has not ran any fever, but this may be our problem to waking up in the middle of the night. An update on the doctor's visit----
Brayden weighs 17 lbs. 2 oz. and is 28 1/4 inches long. He is in the 50% in weight and 95% in his length. He got his 6 month shots and of course didn't like them and he did NOT like his doctor this time either. He screamed the whole time the doctor was messing with him.

We had a good Thanksgiving. We went to Batesville for Bo's family Thanksgiving. It was good to see everybody and we had lots of great food. We definatley ate way too much! We got up early on Friday and made it to Walmart! It was CRAZY! I was able to get a little bit of Christmas shopping done, but still have alot more to go. We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving too!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Brayden is half a year old!

Brayden turned 6 months yesterday. We can't believe that half of his first year is gone already! He has come so far just since last month. He is almost sitting up-he sits proped up on his arm. He gets up on his knees and rocks back and forth-so I know that crawling will be any day now. He is now eating all baby foods(green and yellow/orange vegetables and all fruits). He loves sweet potatoes and squash and peaches. He copies us on different things(when we hit something he'll hit at it too)and loves patty cake. He has been sleeping all night until the last couple of weeks. he wakes up at 4:30, which I can't complain when he goes to bed at 9:00. he wakes up starving and goes right back to sleep and then wakes up around 9:30. I guess he is growing. We have uped his feeding at night but he still wakes up. It's amazing watching this child grow. We have had our first Halloween and we're about to have our first Thanksgiving.

Brayden has had a stuffy nose this weekend, but what child doesn't right now with the weather changing. Thankfully he has not run any fever. We will go to the Dr. tomorrow for his 6 month checkup. I always hate the shots part. I can't wait to see how much he weighs now and how long he is. I see other babies his age and Brayden is so much longer -but I guess he can't help that having a 6'6'' daddy. :) Happy 6 Months Brayden!

We had Thanksgiving with my mom's family yesterday also-why I didnt' post yesterday. This was Brayden's first family get together on my side, other than my brothers wedding-but that was hectic. We are having Thanksgiving with Bo's family on Thursday. The bib on Brayden is bigger that he is. His cousin Christie gave it to him.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Christmas time at The Edmistons

It's Christmas time at our house. I always have my Christmas tree up the weekend after Halloween. Yes, Halloween, not Thanksgiving. I get in the Christmas spirit going to to all the Christmas open houses downtown. That weekend, I had My tree up and decorated. I don't have much more done than that, but I am starting to work on the rest. I like to enjoy the Christmas holidays, so this is why I get started early. Brayden just looks at all the lights and the ornaments. I think he likes them!

What a weekend!

This weekend, my inlaws came into town along with The Moore's. We had a house full, but we had a good time. Friday night I got to visit with some friends of mine from college. I had not seen some of them in 4 years! It was great to see everyone. Out of 11, 5 of us have children and 1 on the way. We got to visit with the kids Saturday. I wish everyone lived closer so we could get together more often. The kids are so close in age (2 years - 6 months). I will post some pictures below. Saturday night, we got to meet up with the Longs(Ms. Sue, Mr. Larry, Celeste, Lee, Gabe, and Jenny) at Marty's Steakhouse. We were planning on going to a new steakhouse in town, but it was a 2 hour wait! Sunday was Celeste's baby shower. She got lots of great things. Baby Rowe will be here before we know it! We can't wait to see him!

Ashley, Brayden, and Tori

Ashley and Anna-Claire, Erin and Jake

Becky and Asher

Eating at the Grill with all the babie

The Edmiston's and The Long's

The Moore's and the Gillis'

Gabe and Jenny

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Pumpkin Carving

Bo, Brayden and I went to Jerry and Rebecca's apartment Tuesday night to carve pumpkins. Jerry and Rebecca live in a loft apartment downtown, which is very nice, by the way. Jerry grilled out hamburgers and the girls made caramel apples. They were delicious. Bain and his wife Kelly were also able to come. After dinner we carved pumpkins. Bo and I carved a spider into ours. We had to use a stencil since we had to keep an eye on Brayden. We had a lot of fun though! Thanks Jerry and Becca!


This was Brayden's first Halloween. For the day, he was a pumpkin and for trick or treating, he was a dinosaur. We went to Communtiy Baptist Church for the night with my cousin Christie, Shawn, Gavin, Brantley, Resa and Jim. We did make it to a few houses... we got to see Mimi, Aunt Clarice, Granny and PawPaw, Nanny and Joe, Aunt Wendi, Morgan and Julia, Mike, Shannon, and Evan, Aunt Resa and Uncle Jim, Christie, Shawn, Gavin and Brantley. Evan was Thomas the Train, Gavin was Batman, and Brantley was Diego(from Dora the Explorer). Brayden got lots of goodies. He was exhausted when the night was over, but he a good first Halloween. Here are a few pics from yesterday.

Friday, October 19, 2007

5 Months Old!

Yesterday, Brayden was 5 months old. We can't believe that time goes by so fast now! Brayden is so much fun at this age. He notices alot more now. He can hold his arms out for us, he is rolling over everywhere, scoots backwards, and has found his feet-he loves to put them in his mouth. His smile just melts us and we love to hear him laugh. The funniest thing to him is when Wrigley(our dog) licks his feet-he will cackle so hard. Here are a couple of pictures from yesterday.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Go Dawgs!

Even though State lost to Tennessee, Brayden went to his first MSU football game. He was wonderful! He was entertained by all the people there. He even took a couple of naps while everyone was screaming. He was worn out by the time we got home though. We were able to spend some time with our friends Leigha and Jason and we also ran into a friend of mine that I had not seen in a few years, Kristy and her husband Michael. It was good to visit with everyone.


Brayden LOVES his Jumperoo! He jumps for a long time and it keeps him entertained for a while. Here is a picture of him jumping.