Monday, November 19, 2012

Braden 7 Months

These are some pictures of Braden at 5 months when we took Brooklyn's 3 year old pictures. This little guy is not really so little!! At his six month checkup he weighed 19.5 lbs and 27.75 inches (90+ percentiles). He started army crawling right when he turned 5 months and really crawling right when he turned 6 months. He is getting so busy now, clapping, waving, going up stairs and standing up on everything.
Poor thing has suffered through 7 weeks of double ear infections.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Brooklyn - 3 Years

Brooklyn is so full of life!! That is what I love about her most! There is never a dull moment with her around. Just like her daddy:) She is cautious yet fearless, meaning she never gets hurt but will try anything. She came into this world knowing what she wants and can get a room full of people to do exactly that. Brooklyn is so loving and sensitive. Sometimes all she wants to do is snuggle:) I am constantly amazed at how intelligent and logical she is. I see a little scientist, who studies things or concepts and learn them in and out, wanting to know more. She loves to dance, sing, and make up stories. She is a little ham, who likes to tease.
 Our sassy, beautiful girl...

Q & A:
1. Who is your best buddy?
"Braden stinker butt, I like Baylor too"
2. What is your favorite thing to do?
"paint, I go to dance class and you watch me on tv"
3. What is your favorite color?
"blue and pink"
4. What is your favorite show?
"I like Doc Mcstuffins"
5. What do you like to eat?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Doc McStuffins Birthday

For Brooklyn's 3rd birthday we celebrated on September 13th with a Doc McStuffins birthday party. Brooklyn dressed up to look just like her :) Everything was purple and pink!!
We celebrated with a few friends, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. For dinner there was pizza and for dessert, we had stethoscope sugar cookies, bandaid graham crackers, cake, gumballs, suckers, and mints. Also, each kid got their very own big book of boo boos!

 B had a little cold at the party so we had two cakes, one small for her and a larger doctor bag for everyone else.
We had planned to go to the zoo earlier that day but it was canceled due to a trip to the ER for grandma Olsen. She was helping me setup chairs when her finger got caught between two while I was trying to pull them apart. Her entire pinky fingernail was ripped out of the nail bed and the tip of her finger broken :( She still made it to the party, thanks to a heavy dose of medication, stitches and cast! Of all the days to be doctored, she picked this one:)
Doctor Brooklyn got very spoiled with lots of fun and girly presents!
The last three years have flown by!! We are so thankful we were blessed with our sweet Brooklyn girl! Happy Birthday!!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Fruits of Our Labor

This year we decided to plant a garden in corner of our backyard.
The only thing not planted with seeds were the tomato plants.
Booklyn got so excited about watering it every night with her very own watering can.

After months of growth....
We made pickles and still had lots and lots of cucumbers. We grew several tomatoes, a few peas, and lots of corn. We also still have a few pumpkins growing, just in time for Halloween:)
It was so fun and actually a lot less work than we had expected. We will definitely plant another garden next year!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Beach Bum

I think this says it all....
We spent a lot time by the pool this summer:) 
This little girl had so much fun.

Until next year...

July Festivities

We started our 4th by the pool at Stein Ericksen with Brian's Family. Baylor and Brooklyn spent most of the time jumping off the side, while Braden just got to put his tiny toes in.
Brian and his brothers perfected the synchronized back flip. (Please notice them all looking at the camera)
Dada and his little man....
Me and my girl.....
Then we were off to the famous stein BBQ with my favorite.....tomato bar:) Always delicious!!
The entire Olsen clan
Olsen grand kids.....
aren't they the cutest?! (I might be a little bias)
My sugar B
After the dinner we decided to pack some more fun into the day, so we headed to the Sadium of Fire for some Beach Boys entertainment. I think we may have over done it this year! Braden slept almost the entire time! Poor guy was tuckered out from our crazy event filled day. 
On the 24th, it is a family tradition to go to my Grandma Gardiner's house to watch the Liberty Park fireworks. I think this is the first year my grandma didn't step outside to watch the fireworks:( She is 92 and pretty weak from her cancer, but always happy to have us around.
Braden with Grandpa Gardiner

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Braden's First Haircut

At three months old the little guy got his first haircut.



And might I say, very studly!
I have been cutting Brian's hair for the last eight years, but it looks like I will be getting one more client :)

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Braden's Blessing

Braden was blessed on Sunday, June 3rd. We had to wake up really early to make sure we got there on time for 9 o'clock Sacrament meeting. My neighbor took some pictures for me in his blessing outfit a few days before the blessing.

After church we invited some family and friends over for brunch. I am so glad we had them over to celebrate with us. We took the opportunity to take a family pic for this special occasion.
Braden with grandma and grandpa Gardiner.
Look at his cute chubby face ;)
 The little miss actually got in for this picture with her grandma and grandpa Olsen
Brian gave him a beautiful blessing. I am so thankful to have a worthy priesthood holder in our home and I pray that Braden will follow in his father's footsteps.

Two Months Old

The little guy had his two month check-up at the end of May. He's a heavy weight, weighing in at 13 lbs 14 oz (93rd percentile) and 24 inches tall (90th percentile). Rolls are starting to appear everywhere along with a double chin. He is now smiling and cooing. Plus, he still has all of his hair. I think it makes him look like a little cute:)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Braden's Newborns

These are just some of our favorite newborn pictures that we had taken of Braden when he was nine days old. We did airplane pictures to match the theme of his nursery. Brian's grandma made this adorable hat :)

This little guy is so calm and easy going. He almost never cries!!

Of course we had to get some pictures of our favorite sports....this is Brian's High School baseball mitt.

The little man is laying on Brian's autographed Jazz basketball.
I love this precious little face! He is such a little sweet heart.

His first nickname is "little guy." Brooklyn's favorite thing to do when he is awake is put her face right in front of his and say, "hi, little guy."

The proud older sister :)
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