Friday, January 18, 2008

8 Months Old!

As I say once again, time flies. When Brayden was about 3 months old, it seemed like he had been with us forever. Now that 8 months is here, it's like I can't believe he'll be a year old in 4 months! Brayden is 8 months old today! This has been the best 8 months of our lives. Bo and I have learned so much from this little guy. He is crawling EVERYWHERE! Standing up all the time and tries to take a few steps holding on. He has let go a few times and falls, but will get right back up. No bruises yet but I know they will come soon. He waves now (most of the time when you're not looking). He says da da da da.... and ma ma ma when he wants to. He doesn't understand what he's saying but we love to hear it. :) He flips around all the time while trying to change him... it's challenging now trying to get his diapers changed and getting him dressed. He has been the best baby though. Bo and I could not imagine our lives without him. We have been so BLESSED! Here's a wrap up of Brayden's 8th month.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Let's Play Ball!

Mary Martha and Don gave Brayden a little t-ball set. He has so much fun with it. He will try to swing the bat and hit the ball. It's amazing at how fast he catches on.

Riding in the Wagon

Brayden got this wagon for Christmas. He loves it! He has gotten to ride in it several times when the weather was still pretty.

Big Wins

Bo and Brayden spent Saturday afternoon watching basketball while we were giving the shower. They watched Mississippi State on TV and then went to the New Hope game. Both of them won! On Sunday, they put their jerseys on and watched the NY Giants play football. They too pulled off a win against the Cowboys! Mary Martha is a huge Cowboys fan so Bo loved rubbing that one in, considering the Giants had lost to them twice this year.

Laura's Baby Shower

Last weekend, Mary Martha and I threw her sister Laura a baby shower. It was at my house. We had lots of good food and Laura got some great gifts for her little boy! We had a good crowd. Laura and Jeff are on their way to New Mexico now where Jeff is in the Air Force. Mary Martha also told us this weekend that her and Don are expecting too. Laura is due in May and Mary Martha is due is August. It's great that the babies will be so close in age. Here is a picture of Laura and her family at the shower.

Brayden is Everywhere Now

This little boy is everywhere now. I will walk out of the room and here he comes after me. He crawls all the time and will stand up when he gets to his destination. He can walk around in his pack n play as long as he is holding on. It may take him a little while but, he can do it. He will be 8 months old this week.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Brantley saying the Blessing

This is a video of my cousin Brantley saying the blessing at dinner last night. He said it all by himself! He is saying "God is Great... God is Good..." For those of you who don't know Brantley, he is our little miracle child. His mom went into labor at 22 weeks. Brantley was born at 27 weeks. He has been diagnosed with Cerebral palsy. He will be 4 this March. He has come so far! So last night, I got to hear him say the blessing for the first time all by himself. We usually have to help him out. It was a blessing for me to hear this. Some things come easy for some children, but Brantley has to work extra hard. We are so thankful for this little boy. I will post his story later on.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Meet little Rowe

Celeste got to come home from the hospital yesterday. I got to see little Rowe for just a minute. I ran by their house, knowing they would be trying to get settled in and I just had to stop by to see them. Rowe is so handsome. I myself didn't get this picture, but Mr. Larry(one proud grandfather) sent this out via email, so I got it from him.