Wednesday, June 30, 2010

We moved!!!

So it's official....we are in suburbia! We moved on Saturday to Hoffman Estates and are working on getting settled in...so more pics to come soon of the new place. We did not end up selling our place in the city....we are renting it out and so we are renting a house in Hoffman Estates. It is so great to have so much room and its a much better commute for both of us! And Brayden and Bruiser are LOVING the yard!!!!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Boston

We just went on a wonderful vacation to Boston. We went to visit our friends Lisa and Andrew. We had such a blast, and Brayden was a great traveler. Here are some pictures from our time there...as you can see we stayed busy and enjoyed every minute!
At the airport...
We went on a Swan Boat ride...
Looking at the water and the ducks...


Swinging at the park...
All the men...
Brayden's future college...I guess we need to start saving triple!
In Marion...Andrew's hometown....We went boating...
Cooling off in the ocean...
Darn lifejacket!!!
At the Beach...this was Brayden's first time in the sand and ocean...and he LOVED it...
Our little fish
Hi Ocean...he is big into waving these days!
Lisa, Brayden and I
Family Shot...
Smile! What a great trip!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Soaking up the last few moments of our 7 month old...

Tomorrow our little peanut will be turning 8 months old. Here are a few shots of our little 7 month old before he grows even more!!!
These are from his last swimming lesson---we have a fish on our hands! Check out his smile....just waiting to get in!!!
Let me in that pool!!!!!
The Itsy Bitsy Spider fun with the watering can...
One, Two, Three.....JUMP! Brayden's face doesn't show it here...but he LOVED "jumping" in!
Swimming after the colored balls....
Brayden is also playing more independently these days---although, he does not like it if we walk out of the room for a second---he is attention CRAVING! But hey, thats okay with me---I crave his attention too! He is becoming smarter by the second too....(said like a true mom). It is so fun to watch him play with his toys, and figure out how things work.
Brayden is also starting to become mobile...well for now he is crawling/scooting in a circle, but Aaron and I know that soon enough he will figure out how to move forward...and boy, oh boy, how life will change! He also thinks that he can pull himself up---however we boost him up for now, but once up, he thinks that he is the man!
Brayden still loves playing with Bruiser...they are best buddies....today we caught Brayden trying to "teeth" on Bruiser's dog tags---GROSS!!!! We have been lucky with the teething thus far---the bottom, center two have came through and I think the top ones are getting ready to pop through any day!
I can hardly believe that Brayden will be 8 months old tomorrow....where has the time gone? He amazes Aaron and I everyday...and cracks us up! He adds more to joy to our life that we could have ever imagined and we are excited to see what this next month holds in store for us.

Erin's Special Days...

Here is a picture from Erin's bridal shower that we had in Chicago...these are all the "girl's dinner" ladies!
The happy couple!!!!
Kelly, Myself and Cara...bridesmaids...
Parents night out!
The girls dinner crew again

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Family Fun!

Wow....we have been so busy!!!!! My Grandma and Grandpa Carter along with Uncle Joe, Aunt Jenni and Clara were in town over Memorial Day weekend....and then I was lucky enough to have my grandma stay with me for the WHOLE week!!!! Not only did I love every second....so did mommy and daddy! Grandma was busy taking care of me...playing, taking me on walks, going to the park and of course spoiling me!!!! And then she was busy helping mommy with everything too....we loved having her here!
Here I am in my Cards gear....the Cardinals were playing the Cubs, so I needed to cheer on my team!
Here is my Grandpa Bo with Clara...wearing their special hats...
My grandparents brought me this cool ball toy....I think its super cool...however I just keep tipping it over to feel the air blow on my face and to grab the balls...
I am still LOVING bath time!
On Sunday the whole family headed to Museum Campus and had a picnic lunch before going to the Shedd...Here I am playing with this great water sculpture....
Family photo
Soaking up the great weather....
Cousin Clara helping me with my hat...
Cheese!!!!
My grandma and grandpa
Uncle Joe, Aunt Jenni and Clara
Taking a break at the Shedd
What a fun time in the stroller...
Eating mommy's nose!
It was daddy's birthday...he turned 29! It was so fun to celebrate with him!
I am getting my first 2 bottom, front teeth....I have been such a trooper about the pain...however I have a drooling rash under my chin. It really does not bother me....but it bothers my mom. She has tried everything to get rid of it....so she resorted to a homemade remedy....baking soda....what a mess....it did nothing, except for make me laugh!
Since I have been getting my teeth, I have LOVED chewing on foods, so I tried a waffle....how YUMMY!!!!
This is great!
I also got to visit with my cousins Kerri and her fiance Elliot while my grandma was in town...they were sure fun!