Saturday, December 26, 2009

First Christmas and Birthday

Hard to believe that today is Brady's first birthday! All day Matt and I have been recounting the events of this day one year ago and it feels like it was just yesterday. So much has happened in the last year, yet it went by in a flash. How is that possible?!

Post-birthday dinner at home, Braden is 1!

The last week has been both a blast and a disaster... Last Sunday we had Brady's birthday party at my parent's house; just a small gathering with immediate family. Brady loves animals, so the theme was farm/barnyard. Brady was an adorable little farmer! But later in the evening, Brady started sniffling and his nose has been running non-stop ever since. Our poor baby was sick for his first Christmas and birthday... hopefully he'll start feeling better soon!

Got cake on his pants so they had to go!

We celebrated Christmas Eve with the Stetzer family and Brady had his first encounter with Santa (aka, Dad). He wasn't sure what to make of him, so we couldn't get any good shots with the Jolly guy. Maybe next year!

"Hmmm... Santa, you look really familiar..."

Christmas Day was spent at Grandma and Grandpa Eatherton's new home and was very relaxing. Matt's sister Lindsay is due on Jan. 12th, so next Christmas will be a little more crazy than this one, in a good way of course!

Brady received tons of gifts from all his relatives; Mom and Dad don't know what to do with everything! Our condo looks like a Toys R Us exploded in it... we could definitely use a basement right about now.

"What should I play with next?!"

Now that the holidays and Brady's birthday has passed, we are hopeful that we can slow down a bit and just enjoy our toddler! That is, until it's time to pack and move... more to come on that later!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Long Overdue- Nov & Dec Update

It was much easier to update the blog before Brady was mobile! But now he's constantly on the move and so are we. Before we get into the rush of the holidays, I just wanted to share some pictures from the last few weeks and most importantly, Brady's first Thanksgiving.

Brady's curiosity is growing and growing, so he's into absolutely everything! I'm starting to worry that he'll think his name is "NO!" :) He is starting to test his words and can identify almost everything by pointing. His first real word was "hot" and he uses it to describe everything, even the snow! We're working on "cold", but that might take awhile. After "hot" came "out" and "up", which sound very similar to "hot", so maybe it's just the same word... but we think he means different things! He is getting very good at animal noises and his favorites are cow, monkey and horse. Hopefully we can get them on video and posted on here soon.

Brady, aka "Young Frankenstein", has been taking steps for the last 6 weeks or so. It started with one or two, then progressed to about 8-10... but as of today, we officially declare that we have a walker! Not 100% sure when you can use that label, but he is choosing walking over crawling as his main form of transportation, so I think that qualifies! We are tickled to see him on the move in the upright position and couldn't be prouder. More trouble lies ahead now, I'm sure!

Hard to believe his first birthday is in less than two weeks. We are excited to celebrate this amazing milestone with our family, as well as Brady's very first Christmas. More pictures to come soon!

Thanksgiving 09


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