Friday, February 26, 2010

Happy 8th Birthday Brayden (yesterday)!

I'm a little late on this...too many birthdays in one week! haha
But yesterday, Feb 25th, Brayden celebrated his 8th birthday! wohoo!

He's very excited to start cub scouts on Tuesday, also we're planning his baptism to happen sometime soon...probably another month. We want to be sure he's ready and understands.

I have little time to write much more...too many things to do! But here are some photos of the last 8 years.. *sniff* They grow up so fast!

Brayden - born Feb 25th, some wee hours of the morning. My smallest baby at 7 lbs 12 oz. Also my only baby with HAIR! More even then Alex had.

Here he is about 1.5 yrs old...see his hair! I even had to give him a few hair cuts before this point. Compare Owen, Billy jr and Gabriel at this hair. LOL

Brayden's 2nd birthday - and a new hair cut. :)

Brayden's kindergarten picture:

Soccer: Brayden's favorite sport

Brayden this summer, started piano lessons. He's a natural!

This year's second grade school picture:

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Happy 11th Birthday Alex!

(Catching up on be sure to scroll down to see my other new posts!!)

Happy 11th birthday to Alex today! I can't believe that 11 years has gone by...

I can't believe that 11 years ago today I became a mom for the first time. Yes I was young and probably not ready to be a mom...but who really is the first time? It's always a learning experience no matter your age. What matters is how you learn and grow. What matters is the parent you strive to become.
(As copied from my Facebook status...gotta save time where I can, ya know. LOL)

 Alex - Coming home from the hospital

Alex - 1 yr old

Alex - 3 yrs old

Alex - Kindergarten (I think?)

Alex - 2nd grade

Alex - 9 yrs old

Alex - 11 yrs old!!

Happy 3rd Birthday Billy Jr!

(Still catching up on posts, scroll down for another recent post, pictures of the boys' birthday party)

I can't believe its been three years since this little guy was born!
He is truly the little firecracker and likes to always find new ways to challenge us. He's my little toddler tornado! haha

Billy Jr - First day home from the hospital. He was my biggest baby yet - 9 lbs 12 oz.

Billy Jr - 1 yr old. What a messmaker! The only thing I did was spike his hair...he did all the rest. haha

Billy Jr - 2 yrs old :)

Billy Jr - 3 yrs old. Still a total messmaker!

Boys' Birthday Party

I'm a bit behind here...but Saturday was our annual birthday party we have for the boys. Because three of the boys have birthdays the same week, and Gabriel is a month before and Owen a month after...we just have one big birthday party.

We kept it simple this year with just family who came and cake and ice cream. It was a fun, stress-free, event. Yay!

Here's the pix:

Billy Jr looking through his card.

Our big combined gift to the boys!!

The cake...gotta love Costco!

Blowing out the candles...

Auntie and Owen...their smiles are just alike!

Gabriel loved his little photo book!

Alex didn't know he had this bow on his head until after the picture. haha

After the party was over, the adults played Rock Band. Tons of fun!! My mom and sister singing a duet in this photo.

The whole band, Billy on vocals, Candace (my sister) on drums, and Guy Jr (my brother) on guitar

Love this photo, even though its horribly blurry. haha My dad!