May 29, 2010


I survived my first trip to Target with both kids by myself. No big deal except I couldn't put Kate's carrier and Braden in the shopping cart. So Braden walked...bad idea! However, he did well and we tried to be quick. Only got the essentials: diapers, toilet paper and coffee! Ha ha! Here is Braden with his blue tongue from the sucker I used to bribe him into being good while we were there! :) Oh yea, I did buy him this hat too.

Retropost: One Month Ago

I forgot I never posted these few pictures leading up to Kathryn's arrival. It all happened so fast that I'm surprised we even took any pictures. We should have been heading to the hospital instead of taking these. But luckily we made it to the hospital in plenty of time and all was well!

This was 6:00pm(ish) and Allyson had come to pick up Braden so we could head to the hospital.
Taken during the two minutes between contractions. Getting excited to meet our little girl!
Crying while telling my little boy goodbye! I had never left him for two whole days. However, he had a fantastic time with his good buddy, Gavin! Click here to see how much fun they had!
Last picture as a family of three!
10:00pm: Texting my sister that it's time to push. Ha ha! Keep in mind I had Kathryn at 10:13! We like speedy deliveries over here in the Blanton household.
And you know the rest of the story! I can't believe it's been a month already. More pictures of our sweet little girl to come soon!

May 22, 2010


On my birthday we went to Gatlinburg and went to the Aquarium. It was so much fun! I felt like such an adult when I realized I was having such a good time because my kid was having such a good time! I want to go back again soon.

Finally using our sit and stand stroller. Braden loved it. He would jump out any time there something he wanted to see. It was really cute. I think we will like this stroller.
B and Daddy checking out the fish!
Kate really loved all the fish! ha ha
Mr. Independent running ahead!
I love this picture! What a sweet face.
Happiest Mama in the world!
Kate decided she didn't want to miss all the action so she woke up for just a bit!
I found these Happy Birthday glasses in the gift shop. I so should have bought them!

May 19, 2010


Here are some pictures from our last couple of weeks. They are in reverse order but I'm sure you don't care! Kate is three weeks old tomorrow! Things are going great here and having two kids just seems normal. I simply cannot imagine my life without "Baby Kate!"

Little Peanut
Playing with Papa in the water table!
B and Grandmama
Grandaddy meeting Kate for the first time!
Being a big brother is hard work! Sometimes you just crash in the middle of the floor!
Sometimes we hide Braden's blanket, horse and paci in Kate's bed. Guess we need to find a new spot! Ben found him up here one afternoon.
Since I spend a lot of time taking care of Kate, Braden has gotten pretty creative with how he entertains himself. This day he dumped out the toy basket and balanced them all in her bouncy seat. It made me laugh!
Mr. Fix It
This is how Ben spends his evenings now! He works hard all day and then comes home and works even harder. What a sweet Daddy!
Creative use of reusable grocery bags!
Braden thanking Gavin for bringing us dinner one night!
Belly bump! I don't think poor Gavin knew what was happening to him. At the end of my pregnancy Braden loved standing on the bed or couch and "bumping" my belly with his. I guess he was missing those times!
See, it's not just me...he really is huge now! I'm not sure why he is naked in half these pictures!
Katie and Kate!
NOT enjoying the first bath so much!
First bath!

May 16, 2010


What do you think? Do my children look alike?

Braden at 5 days.

Kathryn at 5 days.

May 3, 2010

Baby Kate Pictures

First picture of the 3 of us.

Going home outfit

Proud big brother

Helping Daddy carry Kate inside. So sweet!
I love the days when they nap anywhere!

See why I'm scared to leave her sitting anywhere! He is overflowing with affection for her!

Kate and Aunt Becky and the blanket she made her. Thank you!

Testing out the swing.

I think he's outgrown the carseat. Funny he can still fit by weight!

Blurry, but too funny not to post!

Thanks for the outfit, Aunt Holly! I just love it!

More to come at some point!

May 1, 2010

The Big Brother

Braden came to meet his little sister yesterday. He was really sweet with her and especially liked her toes! It was fun having both my children together. I'm really excited to get home and see what this new family dynamic will be like.

And here is just a cute picture of Kate sporting her first bow! Oh my, I can hardly wait to start dressing this little girl up! Many more pictures to come!