March 29, 2009


This is what we've been doing between trips to the hospital to visit Jacob and Caleb:

Yep, that's right! It's only March and we are hanging out poolside. The weather is so nice here and I feel like we are on vacation. However, now that we are back from the pool and Braden is having his nap, I am anxiously waiting my turn to go back and visit with Becky, Andy and the boys! Ben has not even seen them yet! Hopefully I will have more pictures tonight.

March 26, 2009

Birthday Party #1

While in Nashville a couple weeks ago we had Braden a family birthday party. It was a few weeks early but it made more sense than asking Ben's whole family to come to Knoxville. It was so much fun and it made me excited that we get to do it again in a couple more weeks. Braden loved his cake! I seriously almost cried when I realized we were already throwing his first birthday party. But then I remembered that as much as I loved him when he was very tiny, I love him even more now and he brings me so much joy just in each new phase. He is just so funny. These pictures don't do the party justice, but here they are.

He has no idea what's about to happen to him.


Let's move this delightful thing a little closer!

The hands were slowing him down.

Just can't quite eat it fast enough.

Hooray for birthdays!

I love how he opens his mouth about 6 inches away from his food.

He barely put a dent in this huge thing.

One more face dive.

Slowing down a bit.

Covered in sugary goodness.

All the cousins. Aren't they cute?

Our sweet little family!

We finally got Braden to wear his birthday hat for a couple minutes. He wasn't too sure about it.

Tearing open his gifts.

The four youngest cousins trying out the new wagon. I think Braden has ridden in this every days since he got it. He loves anything he can do outside!

Sweet Abbey. She is just 7.5 weeks younger than Braden. I hope they grow up to be good buddies!

The almost one year old!

Eleven Months

I have lots of random pictures to post from the last month. Enjoy!
My boys playing some Mario Kart.

Braden at his happiest...eating!

I found this picture on my camera after Caleb and Katie babysat one night.

Picking out his favorite things in Pottery Barn while Mama cooks dinner.

Say what?

I love that little face!

Stealing my lens cap.

Big boy!

Shutting the door in my face.

March 11, 2009

Wild Ride

My parents were in town this past weekend and we took Braden shopping at Toys R Us for the first time. It was so much fun. He loved looking at all the toys and throwing balls out of the cart. Before we left we let him ride one of those $0.50 rides by the door. Here is his reaction.


March 2, 2009


Ben and I have a tradition of taking a picture in a photobooth at the mall every year.  It was fun adding Braden to it this year.  I'm not sure what he thought of it.  It seemed to take the pictures super fast before I could think of how to pose.  Enjoy!