Saturday, March 21, 2009

I think I need help!

This is just a short note to say that I think I have an addiction problem, with trying to save money on groceries...

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Brayden, Mommy, and Mimi went to the circus yesterday afternoon and had a blast. Brayden was at first afraid of the clowns, but once we sat down and the show started, he was great. Really enjoyed all of the animal acts and was disappointed every time an act ended.
Brayden and Mimi enjoying the intermission.

His new light-up magical wand... Well worth the $8, almost!

Just a few kisses to give away!

Mommy and Brayden checking out the elephants. They were letting people ride them, of course, but he didn't seem interested at all. So, we just watched instead.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Change in pets

Unfortunately we had to get rid of our dog, Buddy, a few weeks ago. Kyle and I got him from the animal shelter right after we bought our house and he was great for us at the time. As Brayden got bigger, our house seems to have gotten smaller and the dog was always in the way. We had been looking for someone to take him and give him a loving home, but couldn't find any takers. Then one Sunday, Buddy snapped at Brayden a few times and we decided that it was time - so he went back to the shelter (or to find new friends to live with) and we went and bought a fish tank!

Fast foward about a month. We have three wonderful fish - Fred, Scooby-Doo, and Prince. All of a sudden, Prince is DEAD... Not sure what happened but we found him in the corner of the tank one evening, just laying at the bottom. We didn't want to have to explain the circle of life quite yet, so as soon as Brayden went to bed Kyle ran to Meijer to get a replacement... except that he decides that he wants something totally different. Prince changed from a little orange fish with a big colorful tail to a slightly bigger, light blue fish. Brayden questions and we tell him that Prince just grew up. Then two days later, Brayden decides to be a wonderful helper and feed the fish for Mom while she was in the bathroom. Most of a jar of food later, we had two dead fish, and some explaining to do. So much for putting off the talk...

We miss you Bo-b0. Hope you have someone who loves you as much as we did, with room for you to play!

February Happenings

Nothing too exciting to report, but here are some pictures from our lives the last month.

Playing tools with Daddy

Getting some exercise

Fixing his bed - which seems to be broken a lot

Reading the paper/watching television

Brayden and his girlfriend Hailey. Daddy babysat while the girls had an evening away, with drinks!

Putting "monies" in his Pennies for Peace bottle

Helping hang the family pictures that we had taken - in September...

The finished product

The big strong man with lots of muscles

And our little ham!

Sledding with the Minnows

The activity with our youth group - The Minnows - for January was sledding. We took them to the High School to sled, and had a great time. Unfortunately, Kyle was still broken so he just watch, but I had a blast. I had forgotten how fun sledding was!