Thursday, September 20, 2012

Glow Stick Bath Time

Awhile back, I found a pack of glow stick in the dollar racks at Target.  I thought Braden would really enjoy them.  He did!  We played with them at home during the day and he thought they were great.  The other day I was browsing around Pinterest and saw the idea to put the glow sticks in the bathtub and turn off the lights.  I thought it was cool, so we decided to try it last night.  It was a hit!  He thought it was the best thing ever!  If we keep doing it, we are going to have to start bath time earlier because he didn't want to get out!  Here are some photos.  Sorry about the quality - my camera doesn't operate very well in the dark!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Braden is 15 Months Old!

Braden turned 15 months old on September 14!


  • He is 22.2 pounds - though that is only from our bathroom scale.  His 15 month appointment is October 1, so we will have official height and weight stats then.
  • Wearing 18 month clothes - some 24 month if they are all cotton, like PJ's
  • He is up to size 5 in shoes
  • He has 7 teeth - 4 on top, 3 on bottom - and about 5 ready to pop through anytime


  • He is usually a 2 nap a day kind of kid.  Usually.
  • For the past week he has been getting up around 6:15, an hour earlier than normal.  He will have his milk and go back to sleep for about an hour or so.  I don't know why he's doing that, but I'm blaming it on teething.
  • His motor skills are developing very well
    • He climbs EVERYTHING.  His favorite thing to do is climb up on the couch.
    • He runs everywhere.  There is no more walking.
    • He is stacking blocks now, though he still prefers to knock them down
    • He is able to turn knobs now.  Once he gets taller, we won't be able to keep him confined by simply shutting doors!
  • He is super smart....
    • He knows where his ear, nose, mouth, and belly are.  He will point to them on himself and on us.
    • If you tell him it's bath time he runs into the bathroom.
    • If you tell him he needs a new diaper, he runs to his room
    • If you ask him if he needs a nap, he grabs his milk and runs to his room.
  • He loves to sit on his horsey and watch Baby Einstein videos
  • He loves being outside and throws major tantrums when you bring him back inside
  • He always has to pick a green tomato off the plants when he is outside.  If you aren't quick enough, he gets a red one and smashes it... bummer
  • Still loves bath time and now he is very concerned about saving all of his toys from the evil drain!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Boy and His Dog

It's no secret that Braden LOVES Rocco.  He loves to climb all over him, feed him food, and tries to give him some of his toys on occassion.  However, I have never seen him imitate Rocco until today.

Rocco was going crazy at the back door because there was a squirrel out in the yard.  He was whining, barking, and carrying on.  Pretty soon, Braden walked up next to him and started barking and whining too.  Too cute!  See for yourself...

Monday, September 10, 2012

Braden Videos

How cute is my little guy?  This also about sums up our day - one activity for about 30 seconds before moving on to the next!

I also managed to catch this moment during bath time - he thought the falling water was really funny!

Logan is 6 Weeks Old!

He's growing up so fast!