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A “Nice” picture deserves a tie!

Posted in Braeden,New Baby by sandy on the May 15th, 2007

tie-resized.jpgSorry for not writing yesterday. It was Mike’s Birthday and we had a busy day. Although Mike’s version of an awesome Birthday would be sitting at home doing nothing all day, I think we had a really great day. I’ll start in the middle of the day so I can explain the picture. Mike has been so amused and amazed by my ever enlarging stomach (did he think a baby was flat) that he’s been wanting to get some pictures of my tummy. Of course whenever we take out the camera, Braeden comes running and wants HIS picture taken. I told him to be patient, let Mike take a few of Mommy and then I would take a “nice” picture of him. Well, as Mike was snapping away, B comes running around the corner out of his room with a clip on tie that my parents got him for Christmas. He said, “Mama, can I wear this tie for the ‘nice’ picture?” He was so serious too and wanted to make sure he smiled really nice (although paying no attention to his un-matching shirt and shorts, his backwards hat or the “Ninja” sword he never puts down). To him, the tie made him “dressed up.” He was about to head to see his cousins baseball game and wanted to wear the tie there……Mike put his foot down. I would have let him. :) Let me rewind to before Christmas when the whole “tie” thing came into our lives.—–First of all, let me tell you that unlike many of the America’s Funniest Home Video clips, the pictures of Braeden are NOT staged. I do not tell him to do funny things for your entertainment (although I hope it is entertaining to you). These are true snap shots of our every day lives and the “individual” that Braeden is.—–Back to before Christmas, Braeden found a clip on tie in his sock drawer. I have NO idea where it came from. He wore it everyday for over a week. When the clip broke, so did his heart (DARN, said MAMA) :) Anyway, when he saw my Dad he shared his sad news. My parents knew exactly what to get him for Christmas. He was THRILLED. Now, he has 2 (in case one breaks)……Gotta love the grandparents! Every now and then he will remember about them and just snap it on to his shirt and walk around like its totally cool and a great addition to his outfit for the day. As for the rest of the day yesterday, we went and dropped off our truck to finally get the dents fixed, went to IHOP for breakfast, ran a couple errands and then went to the pool. Last night to celebrate Mike’s Birthday, I took him to our favorite restaurant where we met some of our closest friends and had a great time (child-free). We were talking to a couple as we sat outside on the top deck admiring the gorgeous view and they made a comment on how it would probably be our last “adult” dinner for awhile. They are probably right, although Mike and I’s anniversary is in a month, so I’m sure one of our family memebers will take pity on us and watch the kids for a couple hours. HINT HINT! The very best part of a great day yesterday was when we were putting Braeden to bed. He was so exhausted by the time we picked him up from Mike’s parents house after dinner. He was half asleep in the car and half asleep while we were getting him ready for bed. I covered him up, put his music on (he still listens to the SAME CD he has listened to since he was a baby) and I said goodnight. He could barely get the words “goodnight” out, but as I walked towards the door, he very clearly said, “Mama, can I kiss the baby” something he does throughout the day and ALWAYS at night. He just melts my heart.

Today was a pretty uneventful day (literally). I had my LAST pre-natal appointment today. Nothing has changed since last week. We basically talked about the c-section next week (since it doesn’t appear that he’s planning on coming before he’s scheduled to). Then, we made an appointment for 3 weeks (2 week post-partum check-up) and I couldn’t believe that we’d be bringing the BABY to that appointment. We are so excited. We have a FANTASTIC Dr. who allows allows Braeden to participate wherever he can with the check-ups. Since I stay home with him, and Mike comes to the appointments with me, Braeden comes along as well. She NEVER acts annoyed or frustrated that there is another little body in an already tiny room. He’s been practicing the last couple weeks helping to locate the baby’s heartbeat. Today, she gave him the little machine and told him he could do it on his own. He found the heartbeat RIGHT away and was so proud of himself! Maybe my first little man is gonna be a Dr.?

I hope everyone is having a nice week. Thanks for reading and for your comments. I love hearing from everyone!

10 Responses to 'A “Nice” picture deserves a tie!'

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  1. Robyn said,

    on May 16th, 2007 at 8:41 am

    Braeden is such a little charmer! SO adorable. Love the tie. Oh the things they get fixated one!?

    We had a GREAT time at dinner the other night. It is always so nice hanging out with you guys and Mike’s other friends are so nice. Paul and I said a little prayer for you guys but looks like we have another week to go!? Never know though…….

    Love you tons and can’t wait to see you again soon. Hopefuly one more time before Michael gets here!?

  2. Robyn said,

    on May 16th, 2007 at 9:54 am

    Hey Girlie! I had to write one more comment and tell you that I REALLY look forward to reading your blobs during the day. Sometimes I get bummed I’m at work (SUCKY JOB) but it helps SO much to get on your blog and read about my friends. It gives me a little “lift” during my day.
    Love You, Thanks for sharing!

  3. Kristin said,

    on May 16th, 2007 at 1:53 pm

    What a sweetheart you have – I love that I got to meet him last summer. Can’t wait to meet your next little sweetheart too!

    I hope everything goes well over the next few weeks – can’t wait to hear the news and see the pictures!

    Love ya!

  4. Mom and Dad said,

    on May 16th, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    “HAPPY BIRTHDAY”…Mike!!!
    I know you guys were hoping Michael would be born on your birthday,but guess what he already has a mind of his own!!! He wants his own special day.I know you can hardly wait for this precious gift from GOD it is almost over and he is going to have lots of very special people to give him more “LOVE” then you can think of ,we wll all be standing in line…Your brother Jack and your sister Lisa and your Dad and I are all praying for your safe delivery and lots of love and happiness…Just waiting …Mom and Dad!!!

  5. Mom and Dad said,

    on May 16th, 2007 at 3:29 pm

    This message is for Braeden….Papa and Iare very proud of you :
    #1.You look so handsome in your tie we gave you for christmas.
    #2.You have been helping Mike and Mommy get everything ready for little brother Michael…What a “GOOD HELPER!!!!”
    #3.The DR. told us that you have been helping her too!!!OH my goodness you must be pretty excited!!!..can you still wait and do just a few more things for Him,Michael will be here real soon now …
    #4.We “love” your pictures…!!! You look like you are having lots of fun…

  6. Jack said,

    on May 17th, 2007 at 1:05 am

    You should use the categories when you write a new blog – see the bar on your right ;) You may also want to check out the ‘about’ page ;)

  7. Heather said,

    on May 19th, 2007 at 2:33 pm

    Hey, Sandy! I have a crocheted winter hat thing here, is it B’s? It’s all different colors. Should I just hang on to it until next time or is it something he’s attached to? If so, I’ll mail it. :)

  8. Brantley said,

    on May 21st, 2007 at 8:56 pm

    HI! Finally got a chance to read this great website! How awesome! I could never figure out how to do all this “high-tech” stuff. Please let us know if ya’ll need anything at all in the upcoming days/weeks. We will be praying for you guys and know everything is going to be very smooth! I love all the pics-Braeden is such a cutie! :) Keep us posted! :)

  9. Jack said,

    on May 21st, 2007 at 11:42 pm

    Where are all the entries??

  10. Robyn said,

    on May 22nd, 2007 at 11:39 am

    Ditto~ Ha Ha! It’s not like your getting busy for a baby or something!! Ha Ha

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