::because the little moments go by too fast::because pictures and memories are meant to be shared::because so many of our family and friends live a little too far away::

Friday, September 28, 2012


our sweet little man is five months old.

we call him braydon.


sweet b.

little b.


pork chop. (i was called this as a baby, being quite chubby myself. so it is only fitting to pass the name on to him).

five months old.

wow.  that came fast!

he's one of the happiest babies ever - much like his big brother was.

he's one of the most sensitive babies ever - much like his big sister was.

he's rolling over.


mimiking sounds.

sitting unassisted for just a bit.

waking 1-4 times a night. (this bothers me sometimes.  but then i see his sweet sleepy face and he smiles a sleepy smile and i realize this is the time we have together, just him and i, with no other distractions...and i thank God that he is still waking up.  crazy, i know.  but so true.).

he's SUPER cuddly.  hugs, nuzzles, snuggles...he's full of them. 

i.absolutely.love.this.part.of.him.  LOVE.  snuggles are the way to my heart.

he isn't a fan of the car, though we've discovered music helps.

he weighed 18lbs at his last appt and has likely gained more.

his thighs are SCRUMPTIOUS!  people stop us to touch them.  no joke.

he has long beautiful eyelashes like his big brother.

he has soft, creamy, light, sensitive skin like his big sister.

he loves to skype with daddy. he smiles so big when daddy talks.

he hasn't tried 'real' food yet, though he will very soon.  for now, it's visibly obvious mama's milk does the job just fine! 

he likes to be in on all the action, wants to be near us always. 

he loves his bro & sis, especially when they are silly with him.

he smiles at people even when they aren't even looking at him.

he loves the dog.

he is a charmer - watch out ladies (jocelyn and faith, that's you!)

he is precious.  simply precious.

sweet b, you enlarge the size of our hearts
                                          a little bit more every day. 

happy five months, little chunker...


Tuesday, September 25, 2012


This little guy's 'formal' photo sessions happen at impromptu moments.  This particular morning, I had just dropped k & l off at school, the light was nice, and little b was happy as a clam.  So, what else does this mom do??  Grab a camera!

Here he is when he had just turned 4 months old.  (He's 5 months old as I type this!). I am SO determined to get caught up!!!  Now that he's kinda sorta napping on a somewhat tad bit of a schedule...maybe I can.  :-)

happy 4 months, sweet b. 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

.a.month.in.the.life.of.b {3 months old}

three months old has never been sweeter...

Saturday, September 22, 2012


our favorite small town parade that is bigger and better than any parade we've ever enjoyed - was cancelled this summer due to the fires. 

so we made our own parade.  :-)

happy fourth!


realized i never blogged these, so here they are!  all three of my little birds, finally together in one picture.  :-)  this is when b was only 1 month old...i can hardly believe how quickly he has grown. 

so here they are, about four months ago, for their very first formal (yet so informal) photo session. 

i love these kids.  sometimes its makes my heart hurt i love them so much.