Sunday, June 19, 2011

Weekend in Review: Father's Day Weekend

Happy Father's Day to all the daddy's out there. But especially to my baby daddy, Drew. He is the best dad to our boys, and I am so grateful to have a husband who is such a great example of a man for our boys to look up to. The boys just don't know how lucky they are!

We've had a fun weekend, mostly playing outside. Friday we spent the morning at the pool, and in the afternoon we played outside in the backyard. I let Brayden turn on the hose and have some water fun. I love being able to photograph these everyday moments... there is nothing extremely special about these pictures, but I feel like it just captures Brayden so well... he's in his element.

eating a snack on his new picnic table he got from his great-great Uncle Mike and Aunt Rina. He loves it!
I had set Connor down on his blanket, and when I looked over he had wrapped himself up. ha!
gotta get a good taste test in too :) (Laura, we LOVE this blanket... it is our go-to blanket for EVERYTHING for C!)
LOVE this one of B. He is SO mischievous.
Picnik collage
I think he looks like my dad in the pic on the left.
these two are made to get into trouble together
the clothes came off

Friday night Drew treated us to Mexican food, since I had a rough afternoon with Cman crying. I think my love language is eating out :) haha! I just love being able to go somewhere and not have to worry about dishes and the mess our kids make. And now that we have TWO highchairs to deal with, it also makes it impossible to find a spot for food and drinks to go. The wait staff kept putting stuff right in front of Brayden's reach. It frustrates me to no end, but I forget that not everyone knows the cardinal "do not place things within the reach of anyone under the age of 4" rule :)

Saturday we went to the pool with the boys. It was the first time Drew has been able to go to the pool since memorial day weekend. Brayden has progressed so much since then in his confidence in the water, and Drew was amazed. Towards the end of the morning, Brayden was jumping off the side of the pool to me, and then "swimming" back to the steps.

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Boy keeps me crackin' up!

Saturday afternoon after the boys woke up from their naps we hung out outside again. Brayden found the hose again :) I've been shooting with my macro lens, and tried to find some bugs to shoot.... macro photography is hard, and definitely not my forte... I thought kids moved too much, try an insect! ha!

we have a serious aphid problem on our tomato bushes... any suggestions on how to get rid of them?
this is a scary sight to see out of your lens... I was worried I might lose my equipment with this one :)
this is his new face. no idea where he got it from, but he will give it on command. just ask for his 'crazy face'.
no idea what he made this face for, but the capture is priceless!

Today we went to church, the boys napped, and then when they woke we went to Dickey's bbq. It seriously is one of the best bbq places here in NWA, and is so cheap, especially on Sunday's when kids eat free! If you live in the NWA area, I highly recommend it!
Daddy and his boys :)

Drew installed Brayden's new car seat today. Connor has quickly outgrown the infant carrier, and now that he can sit up in a buggy at the store, we decided to move him up to Brayden's convertible car seat. This means that Brayden got a new one, one that we had been planning on for a while. We got the Graco Nautilus after I read reviews and contemplated what was best for our family. I love the versatility of it, as it converts from a 5 point harness, a high back booster and then a regular booster. I'll let you know how Brayden likes it once he uses it for a while.

This is how we roll now
Somebody was HAPPY to be a big boy now!

And ofcourse, no weekend is complete without a family photo attempt...

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Take 2
Take 3
Take 4


We have a busy week planned, but one that should be fun, complete with cousin time, pool time and even a baby shower! Hope everyone has a great week!

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