Wednesday, December 31, 2008

So Much to Celebrate!

Happy New Year!! It is hard to say good-bye to 2008, with all the wonderful things that happened! In May, we saw pictures of our little guy and fell in love. In June, we met him for the first time! In October, we traveled back to Russia and became a family forever! In November, we brought him home! December was full of celebrating with family and friends. And now, January 2009...we look forward to the new year and all the new things that Bradyn will experience. Starting with the first New Year celebration. Complete with party hats, leis, and horns, Brady got to celebrate the New Year with his first American cold! Despite not feeling well, he enjoyed learning how to blow the party horn... All the fun was a bit too much and he was ready for bed by 8:00! So, Mama and Papa are bringing in the new year together with a little Guitar Hero, we'll see if we make it to midnight...I have a feeling us two new parents will be in bed well before the clock strikes! Hope your 2009 is filled with all you desire!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

12 Days of Christmas

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Now I finally understand the meaning behind the 12 Days of Christmas...Bradyn has been opening presents for 2 days now and we will be continuing the festivities tomorrow! This has been our best Christmas we've ever had, complete with our beautiful Bradyn and both sets of grandparents joining in the fun. Santa was successful in delivering an inflatable fire truck with play balls. Brady wasn't quite sure what to do with it, until Papa jumped in! Bradyn enjoys tearing little tiny bits of wrapping paper of the present, making sure EVERY piece is off before he looks at it. Then the joy of discovering the present, getting it out of the packaging, and then playing with it. Once the initial thrill of the toy has subsided, then he moves onto the box the gift came in...sitting on it, sitting in it, or pushing it around. He truly knows how to embrace and enjoy every aspect of every little thing. Oompa (Grandpa) and Oomba (Grandma) from both sides have made the day even more fun with lots of love, cuddles, kisses, oohs, and aahs. Bradyn soaks all of it up, laying on all the charm with those big blue eyes, and big dimples. We'll tackle the next round of gifts tomorrow, but for tonight the snow is blowing, while our little one is sleeping...we are so blessed. We hope you had a Merry Little Christmas yourself!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

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Bradyn got to enjoy his first Utah snow! I say "first Utah snow" because we have no idea if he was ever able to go outside in the snow while he was at the baby home. But this was definitely a first with us and we all enjoyed the white stuff...even the sabakas got in on the action! Bradyn seemed to love it and didn't want to come back inside even though the rest of us were cold. I think skis will be in order for next season!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree

We drove to the local Christmas tree lot and picked out what we believe to be our best tree yet. Bradyn wasn't too keen on the whole idea....until we got home! Then it was pure excitement that we were bringing one of those green things into our HOUSE!! We couldn't keep him out of the tree while Mike tried to secure it down. Once it was decorated it wasn't all that interesting to him anymore, probably because the lights kept going out. After several blown fuses and many extension cords, we FINALLY have the lights figured out...and now he is interested again. Last night the three of us climbed under the tree and looked up to see all the lights. Now it is a constant struggle trying to keep him out of the tree. It doesn't help that the cat has taken up post under there! Oh Christmas Tree!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A Fair Weather Fan?

What is this? Our baby dressed in a 49ers outfit? It is true the Packers lost on Sunday and the 49ers won...but rest assured...Brady is still a Packers fan. So, why the outfit? That is what we keep asking. My brother, Dolan, is a 49ers fan, and he constantly tells Mike what horrible colors the Packers have. So, he got Brady the 49ers outfit. Look at the slideshow below...note the wrapping paper. Yes, he had it wrapped in Green Bay Packer wrapping, check out Mike's expression! The difficult part is that we can't get even with my brother. Every team hat he has ever worn, that team loses terribly that, we can never get him a Packers hat!

Niners or Packers...Brady still looks adorable in them all!
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