Monday, March 17, 2014

Brady is TWO!!!!

Where has time gone? I can't believe my baby boy is 2 years old already. I still remember being pregnant with him and wondering what life would be like after he arrived. I remember the day of his birth so vividly. I remember thinking he was so tiny, even though he was 8 lbs 2 oz. I remember thinking he'd never sleep through the night. I remember thinking he'd never be able to ride in a car without me in the backseat and even then, I wondered if he'd ever ride peacefully and quietly. I remember wondering if he'd ever start talking. I'm thankful I've kept up with Brady's developments on my blog, I can always go back and read when he did certain things, because there's so many things I've already forgotten exactly when they happened. I also did a "pretty" good job of writing milestones in his baby book as well as a scrapbook. I hope I'm able to continue to write down his future milestones because I know I'm only going to continue to get busier the older Brady gets as well as the arrival of our new additions.

My how he's changed over the past two years. I'm so amazed how fast these past two years have gone. Since he arrived, I've tried to make myself 'live in the moment'. I try to enjoy every little moment of his life. I can't describe and there really aren't words to describe how much we love Brady. He has been such a blessing since the day I found out I was pregnant with him. He made us parents and filled a huge hole that was missing in our lives.

Here's a few things Brady has been up to lately.
=His vocabulary is expanding every day. Since I've been in the hospital for over 6 weeks, I've really been able to notice how well he's talking.
=If he wants something, he'll say, "right there, right there". My sisters brought him out to Dallas last week and they didn't even get 15 miles away from home before he spotted a Dairy Queen and said, "right there, right there".....of course he got ice cream.
=His favorite person in the world is his Aunt Kristian.
=He loves playing with tractors, trucks, and trains. He will play for a while by himself with him toys.
=He loves watching Frosty and Curious George.
=He gets up at church and helps lead songs.
=It's the cutest thing ever to hear him say a prayer.
=He can tell you that mama is in the hospital.
=He loves to have his face and back rubbed. He also likes to have his fingernails filed. He'll be perfectly still and doesn't like it when you stop.
=He's acting like he might be getting more teeth in the back of his mouth.
=He doesn't like to use FaceTime. He likes to get the phone and push the End button.
=It melts my heart to hear him say, "I love you".
=He can climb out of a baby bed now. I can't believe it took him so long to do it but Steven had to convert his baby bed into a toddler bed because we were scared he might fall and hurt himself.
=He loves to be outside. I'll be so happy when it warms up and he can go out more.

It amazes me how much he understands now. He listens to everything, even when you think he's not paying attention. He is a boy on the go. And he's such a little charmer.

Here's a look back of some of my favorite pics of Brady.
Love, love, love that sweet little smile.

I couldn't agree more... Thank Heaven for "our" Little Boy!

All kids have to have at least one bath in the kitchen sink.

Cutest little frog ever..Brady's first Halloween

Love those big blue eyes.

My little cookie monster... I caught him cramming his mouth with mini Oreos

Shopping with mama

Ready to swim!

Such a happy boy!

Future gardener....just like Daddy.

Smiling and riding in a car....something we never thought we'd see...

Little beach bum

He is a man of many talents. 
Little sherif ... Brady's 2nd Halloween

I think he's a little confused about this potty training thing...

He wasn't excited to meet Santa this year.

In deep thought

Stealing mama's bed when she gets up to use the restroom.

Mama's little monkey!
Brady had several birthday celebrations this past week, but we've decided to have his birthday party this summer when everyone is home and settled in... I can't wait to plan his tractor party... I'm so excited.

Happy 2nd Birthday Brady James!! We love you so much! Can't wait to see how much you change in the next year.


  1. My son is a few weeks from 2 years old and has recently started trying to climb his bed as well. My daughter never did that, but it seems the boys are much more adventurous.

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  3. Saw a news article about quints born in Texas and immediately thought of you. Turns out, it was you! Congrats and am glad to hear they are doing well and look forward to hearing about it.

  4. I've been checking here every day anxious to find out if you are still pregnant or if the Fab 5 has been born. The above comment tells me they are here. Praying that all is going well. Looking forward to hearing their stories and to finding out how you all are doing. I imagine you are a tad bit busy right now!!!! Hugs to you all.

  5. Hi again, I commented earlier (as another mother of quints); just making sure you don't want any of the items we offered as another family is also having quints in our area and would love whatever you don't need/want. I know you're really busy, just ignore this if you never saw the original comment. (I took it down.) Take care of those babies; that's number one! I've been praying for them. The NICU days with ours were very hard, a real roller-coaster for sure!