Wednesday, April 27, 2011

He's Two!

It's official. At 8:21 tonight Brayden turned 2. Hunter has told me all day that he's not 2 until it's the time that he was born. What memories come back to me when I think about what was happening exactly 2years ago. Kory had already left the hospital to pick our kids up from friends. He had taken them home and put them to bed. He then went to bed and didn't know that I was trying to get a hold of him but he wasn't hearing the phone ring. The doctor, the nurses and I knew something was wrong but we didn't know what it was yet. He couldn't breathe well, he was hooked up to an oxygen mask, he was getting ready to be sent down to x-ray and then soon would have an MRI. Now 2 years later I'm glad to be where we are and not where we were 2 years ago. Brayden with his present's.

Opening gifts.

One of the kids caught his attention before the camera clicked. He had a HUGE smile on his face when he saw his ducks.

He loves puzzles.

He likes to push the button on these Little People construction trucks that make the balls roll out.

I think Hunter had more fun playing with the Mr. Potato Head tonight then Brayden did.

The cake!

No! I did not make my 2 year old a 3 tiered cake.

It's actually all styrofoam. Last night we had a ward party and my mom signed up to bring a Texas Sheet cake. We had lots left over so I thought I'd serve that instead of making him a cake.

It wasn't a bad idea. I just couldn't do it. I've wanted to make a cake like this for many months and thought I'd do it for his birthday. Besides the wedding cake I haven't made a 3 tiered cake and I've wanted to. I love the way it turned out. Plus it's one more idea of what I can do for my cake portfolio.

Brayden eating the sheet cake. But with that awsome cake right beside him who has to know?

Facts about our new 2 year old

1. Favorite food-pancakes for breakfast and rice for dinner.

2. Favorite toy- plastic pig

3. Favorite book- Messy Molly (about a pig trying to stay clean all day long)

4. Favorite word- No Way!

5.Favorite thing to do- feed the pigs

6. Favorite animal- can you guess yet? A PIG!

7.Favorite movie- Ice Age

8.Favorite candy- M&M's

9.Favorite snack- cheese stick

10.Favorite Nursery Ryhme- The 3 Little Piggies

11. Favorite Song- 5 Little Monkeys Swinging In The Tree

Brayden has quite the personality. He's starting to tattle a lot. He gets so frusturated when things don't go his way. He throws his arms to his sides in frusturation, he tells me which sibling is bothering him and then what they did with his very dramatic actions and of course he does this with huge crocodile tears running down his chubby cheeks. I love it when he does this. I can just eat him up.

Brayden loves Nursery. During sacrament he will keep repeating nursery and try to escape. A few weeks ago Kory let him out of the isle just to see what he'd do. He went straight for the drinking fountain and then to class. He was NOT happy he couldn't go to class yet.

He loves animals, all animals. It all started the year he was born with our chickens. He couldn't walk yet but he'd crawl himself to the chicken door and then sit and cry until someone would open the door so he could see those chickens. His fascintation has moved from chickens to pigs. When he goes outside to play he heads straight for the pigs pen. He's learning the names of animals. He now has several books with all different kind of animals. He will sit for a very long time trying to name all the animals in the book. This is good when I want him to sit still for a while. However this in not good when these books are brought to church becuase EVERYONE can hear him naming the animals and sharing with us what sound it makes. He has NOT mastered the art of whispering yet.

My favorite thing about Brayden is his unconditional love. Whether I've gone to the grocery store or have been at work all day when he sees me get home he runs to me calling my name. When I scoop down to pick him up he gives me the best hugs. I love the feel of his chubby little arms wrapped around my neck. Following the hugs are his kisses. He is such a sweet little boy.

We are so blessed to have Brayden part of our family. I'm very thankful that despite his rough start at life he isnow a healthy happy toddler. We love him very much.

Happy Birthday Baby Boy.


katielyn said...

I haven't seen him since he was only a few months old. He's getting so big! Oh, and I LOVE your family photo at the top of your blog!