Sunday, September 16, 2012

I'm Back!

I've decided to start blogging again! I'm not really sure why I stopped. I think it's because I let alot of time pass where I didn't blog and then I was like it's been too long now, why even start back? I also have a tendency to feel like my blog is so plain and insignificant compared to the other blogs I read where they have cute backgrounds and giveaways and do fun crafts with their kids and make great recipes. I'm not sure who would want to read my blog when they have those better ones to choose from. However, one night I stumbled back upon my blog and I started to read it . . . and I started to laugh and I cried and I remembered how precious my sweet boy was when he was that little. Then I realized, what does it matter if no one reads my blog or thinks it's cute or thinks I'm supermom because I was doing this blog for me and my family to look back on and remember. I didn't start the blog to impress anyone or prove that I am a great mom. I just started it to document our lives. When Brayden is 5, I want to be able to look back and remember all the funny, sweet, special things he did when he was 2. So, that's what inspired me to resume blogging and hopefully I can keep it up this time.

Soooo, where to start?! The last time I blogged was in August of 2011 and Brayden had just started walking. Now he's talking without ceasing, running at full speed all the time, and going to preschool 3 days a week. I'll spare you a recap of the past year. :) I'll just get you up to speed on what we've been doing lately. This summer we went to the beach with my family and had a blast. Brayden loves my mom and sister. So much so that when we're all together he always chooses my mom over me. Which means that when we go on vacation with her, I don't get to spend much time with him. He had a blast!

 Then last weekend, Tyler, Brayden, and I went to the beach with his brother and sister-in-law, Aaron and Jessica. I loved it! Brayden and I were together by ourselves for alot of the time and I enjoyed it so much. It's also such a great time of year to go to the beach because there are no crowds!

As for our daily lives, Brayden started preschool a couple of weeks ago and he goes three mornings a week. Here's his first day:
Then he stays with Brooke those 3 afternoons and the other 2 days of the week and loves it! He also is talking so well. Sometimes we wish he wasn't talking so well because he literally never stops! He does make us laugh alot with all the hilarious things he says.
My sweet niece Bentley turns 1 this Saturday!! How crazy is that?! The last time I blogged she wasn't even born yet! I never knew you could love another child as much as you love your own, but I love her so much.
I learned how to crochet last winter and I made several family members scarves for Christmas. I'm also finishing up a blanket for Bentley for her birthday so I'll post a picture when I'm done with it. I'm ready to start it back up because it's really fun to start with a simple skein of yarn and finish with something beautiful.
Everything else is going great and we are beyond blessed!

1 comment :

  1. Yay!! I was happy to see a post from you pop up in my Reader.
    He is getting so big! Does he love preschool? BK asks to go on the days she doesn't have it :)
    And I can't believe Bentley will be 1 so soon!