Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving...I know a little late!

Well we took off for Green Bay on Tuesday and had great weather for the drive. For some reason when we stopped Braxton threw up all over me. It was so much fun. Well we made it to the condo and could see and hear the bay from where we were staying. It was a nice place and perfect for us. Wednesday was a lazy day and we went into Green Bay and went to favorite store. Grandma Marj came and met us for dinner and then we went back to the condo. It was nice spending time with her and the boys loved seeing her. We went out to dinner for Thanksgiving and had a very nice meal. Friday we went and visited Great Grandma and had lunch with her. It was great and we hadn't spent time with her since Great Grandpa had passed away. She was glad to see us and couldn't believe how big the boys had gotten. It was a very lovely visit. Saturday we packed up and came home. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving like we did. I will post some pictures of our trip later. Have a great Day!

Friday, November 21, 2008

A long week!!

Sorry we have MIA but we got the flu. We are just getting healthy and will post more later.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Braxton moves up!

We finally converted Braxton's crib to a toddler bed. On Saturday we decided it was time and he is so tall I was scared that he would topple over the top of his crib. Thank goodness neither Braxton or Payton were climbers and tried to get out of their cribs. At first I think Payton was more excited than Braxton and kept thanking me. Braxton and Payton both were laying in the bed together. It was so cute. Braxton's first nap time was not successful due to Payton and their friend Kolten letting Braxton out. Night time was successful and ever since then he loves to go to his toddler bed. Braxton loves to climb in and lay down. It is so cute.

It was rough on me because when we moved Payton from his crib to a toddler bed he was 18 months old but I had Braxton growing in my tummy and I knew that I was going to have another baby very soon. This time was different because I know Braxton was my last baby and that we will never use the crib again. I love my boys and I am glad that Braxton is now officially a toddler.

Friday, November 7, 2008


Well for those of you who do not get to spend time with Payton he usually calls me mom. Well lately everything is "mommy". It is so cute. Payton didn't say mom until after he turned two and now for me to hear him "mommy" puts a huge smile on my face.

Payton didn't have school this morning and I got up at 6:00 to get to work by 7. I woke up to him saying "hi mommy" with the biggest smile on his face. I told him to go back to bed but he said no. So I put on his favorite movie CARS and he climbed in bed with Daddy (who was still sleeping). I gave him a kiss goodbye and told him that I had to go to work. I was almost out the bedroom and I hear "stop mommy" I turned around and he had his arms out and said "mommy hug". Well of course this put a smile on my face and I had to go hug him.

For a child that 12 months ago didn't say over 50 words, now he talks all the time. It great to hear him talk and tell us stuff. He is growing up so much.

Braxton's favorite thing is to yell for me from his crib. I usually hear "MOM" "MMMOOOMMM" that means he is ready to get up.

How could these boys not make you smile. They smile all the time.

Oh I we want to put a shout out to our cousin Kegan. He turns 2 today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy November!

Well it is November 3rd and life couldn't be better. We are all doing great. We had a great Halloween and it was the first year that I could tell Payton really enjoyed it. Braxton thought he was suppose to eat the candy as he received it. Payton was a great brother and showed him that it is more fun to leave the candy in your bucket. I was so proud of both of them. Thank you Grandma Carol for going with us.

Where did it all begin.....

This is a blog about the lives of a non-traditional midwestern family. I am a full time working mother of two beautiful boys and a wife to a stay at home husband. We were married on June 15, 2002 and were blessed with two boys, Payton (4-19-05) and Braxton (2-08-07).