Monday, December 28, 2009

More Pictures.

Please enjoy a few new pictures of the boys and the holiday season.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Holiday Season.

Well I wanted to share some pictures.  We had a great CHristmas and now we are just watching the snow come down and down and down. 

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas

From our family to yours please have a safe holiday.  Merry Christmas!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

What was the favorite part of your day?

So at night when as a family we put Braxton to bed I ask both Payton and Braxton what the favorite part of their day was.  Last nights answers were classics.  I asked Payton first and he said egg nog.  The answer made sense since he picked it out at the store when we go went grocery shopping earlier that day.  I asked Braxton and his answer was "I pooped".  I didn't think he heard the question so I repeated it and with a straight face he says "when I pooped, I pooped twice today".  So there you have it...Braxton's favorite part of his day was when he pooped.  LOL  Have to love the life of a two year old. 

Friday, December 11, 2009

R.I.P. Fishy

As you can tell from the header we have lost a member of our family....Fishy.  We don't know what happened but we do know that Fishy gave us great joy to our lives.  Payton and Braxton did not take it as well but we said a prayer and then flushed Fishy.  Fishy will be greatly missed. 

Thursday, December 10, 2009

What are the boys up to now?

Well they boys are doing great.  Payton is blossoming more and more.  We are still battling the communication sturggles that go with verbal apraxia.  We have made great strides with this but still have struggling.  Something happened last night that makes me finally realize what Payton is thinking and what is going on.  He stated a sentence last night that Jeff could not understand.  After asking him to repeat it the second time I thought I understood what he said but asked him to repeat it for the third time.  Well from Payton's face he was starting to get upset and I said what I thought it was which was "Save it for later".  He was talking about his leftover pizza from dinner.  When I said it Payton's eyes lite up and he looked at his dad and said "Silly daddy".  So from then I figured it out that Payton knows what he says but does not realize that what I said and what he said did not sound the same.  For those who have kept up with our verbal apraxia adventure.  Payton drops letters at the beginning and the end of words.  Yes it makes it difficult and if you are not around him alot you probably will have a hard time.  The funniest thing is how Payton has adapted himself to helping others figure him out.  When we can't understand he starts to use his hands to explain.  It is so cute and we love him just how he is, verbal apraxia and all.

B-R-A-X-T-O-N!!!!  Is what you will probably hear coming from Jeff and I.  He is always into something and usually getting in trouble.  He is so independent and wants to do everything on his own.  We have figured out that he has the Brown temper and shows it alot.  He loves to copy his brother and loves to be a bully.  Now I know what you are thinking....a crazy two year old...well there is also the cuddly Braxton who loves to clean and pick up toys and give the dogs kisses.  He loves to cuddle with me in the recliner and just snuggle.  He is a gentle giant and we love him.

Well that is the update.  We will have to take pictures of the house decorated.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

It's beginning to look like Christmas!

They boys are loving the Christmas decorations and Braxton keeps stealing the candy canes from the tree.  They love this holiday and the love watching the snow.  Good times in our house. 

Sunday, December 6, 2009


The tree is up and finally decorated.  We have a tradition in our house to get a real tree every year and it really is great.  We love the smell of the tree.   This is the first Christmas in OUR house and we have had to buy some things and figure out how to we want to decorate.  Well we live in a tri-level and so there was a hugh decision on where to put the tree.  I had a vision and I don't thnk it was the same on that Jeff had but he told me last night that he was happy with the decorations and we already have plans for more next year.  Payton and Braxton were big helpers this year and had fun.  They kept telling everyone that we got a Christmas tree.  They are so happy and excited.  We can't believe it is less than 2 weeks away.  Pretty soon we will be getting ready for Braxton's 3rd birthday.  Time does fly. 

The boys have not really asked for any gifts this year.  They are into Clone Wars, Spongebob and still Cars.  They have started to like horses, dinosaurs and geese.  They are a funny duo.  I call them the duo because they sound just a like and when one does something the other has to do the same. 

Lets not forget what the holiday season is all about.  Be thankful and remember that no matter what everyone have blessing in their lives.  We are so blessed to have each other, this beautiful house and a supportive family and friends. 

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).