Friday, July 12, 2013

Brayden Turned TWO!!!

It is official. Brayden turned two yesterday. I am sort of dying inside from a breaking heart. How can my baby boy, born just yesterday, be two years old?! At the same time, Brayden cracks me up on a daily basis and it is so fun to hear the new things that come out of his mouth! He is talking in full sentences most of the time so we have actual conversations with him. I absolutely love that he talks so well and can communicate his wants and needs. It's such a relief that I don't have to guess what he wants {although I will be back to that very soon with Madison}.

Speaking of Madison, Brayden is getting more used to the idea of having a sister. We set up her crib and Brayden knows it's for Madison. We will see how he does when she arrives but I have high hopes that he will adjust quickly.

Back to Brayden...we went to his new doctor for the first time today and he did really well. He is right at 30 pounds {75th percentile} and 34 inches tall {50th percentile}. The doc was really pleased with his vocabulary and activity level {running, jumping etc.}. Everything looked great and I am one happy momma!!

Cartoons {Elmo, anything Disney, Sprout channel}
Fruit {Cantaloupe, watermelon, strawberries, banana}
Carbs {noodles, bread, crackers etc}
Movies {Baby Genius, Tangled, Lion King, Up, Ice Age, Toy Story 2}

Getting in trouble {spanked, time outs}
Leaving to go home {sometimes he won't say goodbye}
Diaper changes

Honestly, he is so happy 99% of the time. He isn't happy when he doesn't listen and gets in trouble. Then I see tears while he sits in time out for like a whole 20 seconds. Then we say sorry, give hugs, and move on. We are starting to see the "terrible twos" that everyone talks about. He will purposefully ignore what we say or do the opposite. Obviously that is when the consequences come up but he is still such a good boy! We are so incredibly lucky and I can't even imagine how Madison will make our lives even better. Life is so amazing right now and I know we just have greater things coming our way {new/better jobs, a house hopefully in the next few years, maybe another baby if we can afford it...}. Brayden has made us into an amazing family and I can't wait to see how he is as a big brother.

This is how we spent Brayden's actual birthday! His party won't be until Sunday so all the big stuff is happening then. It was a very low-key day! We went out to breakfast and had some awesome French toast and then wasted away our day with a nap and cartoons. Later, my parents came over to enjoy Brayden's birthday dinner and a trip to the park. Then some awesome peach dump cake for dessert!

Oh and you can't forget the free slurpee on 7-11 from 7-11! Brayden liked it but thought it was too cold!

He liked our singing so much that he requested we do it again! Silly boy...doesn't know what good singing sounds like!

He was upset when we were done singing. Oh and he had decided that he didn't want to be two, he still wanted to be one.
He loved the dessert though!!

We had a great day and I can't wait to come back and show you everything from his party on Sunday! Hopefully I will have that up by Tuesday....we will see how exhausted I am from this crazy weekend {baby shower tomorrow and then Brayden's party Sunday!}.

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