11 Months

11 Months

Our little baby boy is now 11 months old (as of June 17). He suddenly seems like a big boy and not the helpless little baby bundle we brought home from the hospital. He is walking everywhere and is always so determined to see how things work or what’s behind a door that’s shut. He’s … Continue reading

Maui – Floating, Fun and First Steps

Maui – Floating, Fun and First Steps

The trip couldn’t have come at a better time. The hubby and I had both been feeling so stressed before we left that we’d constantly find ourselves grinding our teeth or clenching our jaws. As soon as our toes hit the sandy beaches of Maui, the stress floated away and we had a wonderful time. … Continue reading

Maui – The Flight

Maui – The Flight

Maybe we were feeling particularly brave, somewhat crazy or just in desperate need of a vacation, but the urge came upon us to book a trip to Maui–wife, husband and 10-month-old baby. As the trip approached, people continually warned us about how awful the plane flight would be and offered tips on how to keep … Continue reading

Memorial Weekend Fun at the Zoo

Memorial Weekend Fun at the Zoo

We had a wonderful little staycation over Memorial Day weekend, highlighted by a trip to the Oakland Zoo. Brayden loved it! The last time we went, he could hardly see most of the animals, but this time he seemed to really take it all in. He made eye contact with a giraffe and they both … Continue reading

10 Months: Where has the time gone?!

10 Months: Where has the time gone?!

Can my little baby boy really be 10 months old already? I love the funny, crazy, smart, silly, stubborn, beautiful boy my son has become. As I look back at photos of him mere months ago, I can’t believe how much he has already changed and grown. Here are his 10 month highlights: He smiles … Continue reading

Play Dates

Play Dates

    Brayden has had a few play dates, all with little baby girls. We just don’t have many friends with baby boys that live nearby, so it looks like our little guy is destined to be a ladies’ man.   Both play dates were at a park and the little ones had a great … Continue reading

On the Road: Tilden Park

On the Road: Tilden Park

We took Brayden to Tilden Park for the first time over the weekend, and we all loved it! We even took our dog, Lily. She was very popular. Every little kid (and there were TONS) wanted to pet her. Lily is usually pretty skittish, but she was an absolute angel the whole time and sat … Continue reading

9 Months

9 Months

This is long overdue, but my little guy turned 9 months old on April 17! He is changing so much every day and developing funny little quirks and personality traits that make him so sweet and enduring. Here are a few highlights: Standing: Brayden has mastered standing all by himself and loves to do it … Continue reading

Easter Baby

Easter Baby

Here it is, my much-belated Easter post! Easter Sunday started out as just another normal Sunday. We woke up, fed the babe, and played with him and his toys until it was time for his morning nap. That afternoon we had plans to go to my grandparents and my mom already said she had a … Continue reading

Our 8-Month-Old

Our 8-Month-Old

Nine months ago, I slept as much as I wanted, every night of the week. I could sleep in on weekends, go out at night, and see my friends several times each week. I took a shower every morning, took time to blow dry and straighten my hair, put on makeup, and agonized over the … Continue reading