Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Dog Days of Summer

It's hard to believe that summer is coming to a close, but Bradyn has thoroughly enjoyed this season! He loves the great outdoors and can't seem to get enough of it! From playing golf or baseball to exploring ponds and the ducks that reside there, to playing in the dirt while camping! Bradyn also took swimming lessons with Papa this summer and he LOVES the water! It's hard to believe that less than a year ago, we couldn't even get him in a bathtub and now we can't get him out of the water! Bradyn enjoyed swimming lessons, but I think Papa enjoyed that time with Bradyn just as much, if not more! Their swimming lessons are over now, but both of them still play the games and songs they learned... "5 Little Monkeys", "Motorboat", and more!

Bradyn's vocabulary seems to increase daily. He has started saying sentences...granted, his sentences are a conglomeration of the words he knows, so they usually don't make much sense, but nevertheless, he's trying to string words together. His other great speech accomplishment this summer is saying the "s" sound! He likes the sound so much that he puts it at the end of everything, "Papas", "Mommys", "Bye Byes". Not only does it sound cute, but he looks so cute when he says them...he uses his back teeth to make the sound, which means his adorable dimples take center stage!

With summer coming to a close, fall is approaching quickly. That means the mark of our 1 year anniversary of Gotcha Day is close at hand!! So much to celebrate!