Monday, June 27, 2011

  • Why?

  • Why?

  • Why?

This is the 3 letter word I have heard drives parents CRAZY...but we are only 2 days into it, so it is still cute:) On Saturday I was hooking up Braxton's large trailer to his small tractor, trying to explain it won't work, and that's when I got the, "why?" And since then, that is ALL I hear!!!:)

  • "Braxton, let's change out of our jammies and go to Jackie's"...

  • "Why mommy?"

  • "Braxton, please pick up your toys."

  • "Why mommy?"

  • "Braxton you can't wear JD cowboy boots with khaki shorts!"

  • "Why mommy?"

Everyday is something new at our house! He has been trying so hard to hold up his pointer finger and middle finger and show you that he is two...but having that thumb hold down the other two fingers in hard when you are a little guy:) So for now, his two pointer fingers will work.

Braxton has really been a daddy's boy it was time to show him that mommy can be fun, too:) (ha daddy!) Brad was 'garfing' (Golfing) as Braxton calls it, so we decided to work on the landscaping at the shop some more...I am transplanting hostas (because they are coming out my ears at the house!) and then river rocking, etc...which required me to drive the skidloader...OH YEA!!!! Mommy is now the COOLEST!!!:) (until tomorrow when Brad out does me with something else!)

It is amazing to watch Brad and Braxton together! You can just watch the two of them and see Brad's eye twinkle with every move Braxton makes! They are best buds thats forsure!!!

Everynight before bed is when Braxton and I get to snuggle and say prayers...On Monday night we were praying for our friends, as she was in labor to have their little girl...

"for Kayla's little girl....

"mommy, I want a baby grrrl",

"you do?"


"where would she sleep?"

"not in Baxton's bed, that my bed"

"nope, not in B(r)axton's bed"

"hers sleep in hers bed"

"where would 'hers' bed go, our house is too small"

"umm...hers bed go in da camper"

And this is one of them times....don't ya just love what kids come up with?!?!?!?!?!?

Braxton is big into taking naps ANYWHERE but in his bed...
Enjoying a yummy marshmallow around the campfire*

...and this is what I meant when I said daddy does all the fun stuff:)

For Father's Day weekend, we went to Pierce camping with my parents, and Brad's parents! What a fun time!!! Braxton LOVED showing off in front of his 'gampas' and 'gammas'...and especially Aunt Kelly!

Way to go remembered a riding toy this time!!!

I SWEAR Grandpa didn't really let go!! When he talks about Grandpas now, it is either, "Gammpa John", or "Gammpa Bob"...then he usually talks about a motorcycle:)

It's tuff being this cool....

...and Best Friends are made!!! Harper turned "2" on Fathers Day! So, we jumped out of camping for a bit and went to his FUN party! The boys FINALLY played together and were running and screaming and having a blast!!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

...Someday I promise I will stop taking pictures of my son playing in the tub...But he's only 2 and therefore I find it cute!

We have been traveling to Columbus a lot lately for baseball/teeball games and LOVING them! McKenna plays coach pitch on Tuesday nights, Carson on Wednesday nights, and Charli on Thursdays..WHEW!!! And Braxton LOVES to watch them all play! He has learned that 'Gampas' buys him m&m's at all games! So, when we are at home, he wants to learn to play, too:) Look Out!!! The ball is coming at ya!!!
Another day of being worn out after playing hard!!!

(my little helper`` is trying to hit 'buttons' as I update the blog:))
We went camping to Yankton over Memorial Day weekend and had so much fun! Lots of friends from Lindsay were there, too! ( it was a chilly morning)

All weekend Braxton wanted to 'drive' Gene's boat...While Brad was putting the life jacket on, I asked what that handle in the back of the jacket was...turned around to this...Brad says that's what it is for:)

I'm not sure, but I think it was equally FUN for the boys!!!

He must've learned to hold hands from Cousin Charli and Harper...this is his new thing in the car.."momma, hold my hand peas"....I LOVE IT!!! And Loved it even more when he told dad, "no, just mommy hand"...hee hee It isn't too often mom trumps dad!...okay, NEVER!

...gotta have chocolate pudding when you camp!.....(if you notice the streak across the front of his head, I forgot to mention we had a little mishap in the boat...we hit a bump and Braxton took a tumble that knocked him silly out! He's OKAY I assure you:) He was honking the horn to the boat shortly after.

( my little helper just tells me, 'it's okay momma, i push a button'--he REALLY likes to play on the computer too)

This is BRAxton Standing with hiS new FROG, hERMAN...( AND yes, he found the caps lock button right now)

New swimming pool that Brad thought he just had to get for Braxton:)

ah...a picture with momma:) That's my new name I guess

I am aware we do NOT have it that bad...but we were bummed Saturday morning to see what Friday nights storm did to our new fence. The 70+mph wind pulled the anchors right out of the cement!!!

...the boys will get it figured out!

The roof blew off the well shed across the street from us...

When I ask for a 'smile and say cheese' , this is the new thing I get in return...