Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Gimme Some Chocolate!

The love of chocolate must run in the family.....

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Bring On The Rain!

OOOOH YEAH!! I finally got my storm!! I took most of these, and then borrowed a few from Shannon (thanks hun). I loved hearing the rain outside, and you know what...... I learned I DON'T have rain gutters! The storm was pretty wicked and I wish the high winds, lighting, and thunder could have lasted much longer. Here are some pictures..... and Brayden loved the rain, but he did NOT love the thunder!

Outside my front door.

My street.

My driveway!

Some garbage can thought it'd be fun to go water rafting and park in front of my house.


Water taking over the sidewalk!

Water attempting to flood Christie's old house ;P

My backyard.

My rocks got plenty to drink!

Brayden loving the rain.....

And hating that scary thunder!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Our sweet Callie made her journey to Heaven tonight.

The best dog in the whole world has left us. Our hearts are heavy and we'll be so lonely without her. Callie made our home complete, and I hope she knows how much we love her. Thank you Callie for the most wonderful and joyful years you brought to our lives. We will never be the same.

Love, Your Family

Even when he was sick, Brayden loved his woo-woo!

She was his other mommy, always making sure he was ok.

She was easy going and fun.

She could be silly (here she is beating up troy).

After a bath.

Callie, my mom, Lady, Grandma, and me back in Utah.

Callie always loved Christmas time (and stockings).

She loved Washington and the deer she would chase.

This was when we first got her at 9 months.

Such a sweetie!

Oh Cal, I will miss you sweet personality and kind spirit. Our nights will be empty without hearing you snoring. Our ears will miss the 'swoosh' of the doggy door. My cleaning will never be the same without my little "Hoover" all it took was two taps with my foot, and the food on the floor would be gone. Who will eat Brayden's Cheerios now without you here? I'll miss you everyday, and I'll think of you every time I hear Cheryl Crow's: My Favorite Mistake. The song was your favorite, and you 'sang' (howled) it your whole life. I'll miss your silent, but deadly toots. Troy will now have to take the blame for his own farts. Last but certainly not least, I'll miss you and your loving personality. I'll never forget the first time I saw you...I knew you were ment for our family and I'm so thankful you picked us to take you home.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

To Sippie or Soothie?

So I have been unsuccessful at trying to get Brayden off the bottle.... but recently I found a sippie cup that he'll actually put in his mouth! Take a look....

So, as you can see, he likes to fool me into thinking he will change his ways and go for the sippie cup. But in reality.... just him holding it and putting it in his mouth to chew on is as far as it goes! Ugh, can't we ever get rid of the nasty bottle?! I'm so sick of them, and sippies are so much easier!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Wheeler Farm

So on Thursday Mike insisted that we go to Wheeler Farm. Well, it was pretty cool actually (even tho I am allergic to hay, and a farm has plenty of it). But Brayden LOVED the animals, and I got some great shots of him and my step dad. Special thanks to Mike for introducing him to chickens, roosters, turkeys, horses, ducks, geese, sheep, and a moo-moo. He sure is an adventurous grandpa! Lucky Beez.

Lets Swim!

So for the past week we went to Utah and stayed with my parents. We made many trips to their pool. Here are a few sneak peaks at what happened....

They require you shower first, not a plus.

Getting him into his floating device, again, not a plus.

This was him yelling for no particular reason, just because he could.

He kept saying "ooooo."

I'm thinking this might be ok....

Sweet! I'm not scared now, this is fun!!

Give me that water!

Oh yeah, I'm happy now!

I wonder if it tastes good?


Knocked out!

Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for all the fun in the sun!!