Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

What I'm Thankful For

A couple of the many blessings in my life.
I hope to get myself in gear and post some more Thanksgiving pictures ( before Christmas!)

Sunday, November 15, 2009


The last time we were at Mom and Dad's house, Braylon called for me and said "Bring your camera, you've got to get a picture of this!" And this is what I found.

And if a picture with a stuffed and mounted turkey isn't enough, here is one with a dead squirrel as well. Can I mention that Mom loves that D.J. did not take his mounted animals when he moved out.

Dad, Bray, and my brother, D.J.. They went on a coon chase the last time we were in Poe.
Our friend Angie sent this to Braylon for was a sucker with the mouth on the outside...Bray thought it was fabulous!

I have no idea!

Just one example of the things I find from my creative little genius.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Trick or Treat

We had some visitors, Merlin, Warts, and Mad Madame Mim from The Sword and the Stone.
As usual, Lydia was adorable.
We trick or treated our house a couple of times.
Spiderman without the mask.
Bray, being Bray.
Here is the complete get up.
Spiderman and his web. As you can tell, Spiderman is pretty ripped, his web is not.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sour Patch Kid

First he's sour, then he's sweet. (I can't stand those commercials by the way.)

A couple of cute little stories, so I'll remember:
The other day we were eating dinner and Andrew said something such as "Eat Braylon, pretend that you are a squirrel." Braylon looked at Drew and replied "Are you into squirrels?" It was so hilarious.
Then later that evening when he was brushing his teeth, he paused, looked at me in the mirror and said "Mom, you're so lovely." It was the most beautiful thing I have ever heard!
He is such a squirt!


Braylon and Lydia have finally been able to spend a little time with one another lately. Their parents busy schedules has made it difficult for them to fit in very many play dates since the summer. As soon as I download them to the computer, I'll post a few more of them together from Trick or Treat.

Every Day is Halloween Around Here

For about the last month before Halloween arrived, Braylon has been very interested in pretend play...and loves to dress up to fit the part.

An "Eagle-Owl," so he named himself. He sticks feathers in his jersey and flies around capturing and eating his poor stuffed animal "prey".

Though I thought Bray and PaPaw were Batman and Robin, Braylon reported that they were "actually just a couple of bad-guy troopers".
I guess he is training to be the next Naked Cowboy in NYC when he grows up.
And lately, he has loved playing Santa. He dresses up, sits on our laps and asks if we have been good and what we want for Christmas...although he insists that our answers be toys that he has in his room...then we have to pretend to be asleep and he delivers them to us.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

More Halloween

There's nothing like pumpkin guts to say Halloween!

Our finished Jack!
Spider Man...check out that Spider Man crouch!

The Spider...the hat that came with the costume would not stay on her head and she was not a big fan of the spider headband.

Happy Halloween!

Look what we woke up to this morning!

We took these last night.

Our Boo!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Mothers of Boys

Mothers of boys get to open their silverware drawer and find a stack of tags that have been cut off of their son's underwear (and collected by said son) placed nicely on their forks....Well, maybe not all mothers...only mothers of quirky little boys like mine. I love you Braylon and all of your kooky quirks!
Braylon and I are home sick today...he woke with "the gunk" and a high fever.

Old Car Blues

I had no idea that Braylon had any feelings about/attachment to my Nissan Altima, until this occurred:
We decided to trade my car in before 1. Winter arrives and I can't get around and 2. It hit 100,000 miles. We took the new car for a test drive and spent about an hour in the dealership working out the deal with no clue from Braylon that he would be at all upset.

But when we went out to the Altima to clean out all of our stuff, Braylon's eyes filled up with tears and he asked, "Www, wwwh, what are you doing?" Then yelled "I don't waaaaant to leave our car behind!" and then the dam broke and he sobbed for a good 15 minutes. He accepted the Frisbee the frightened salesman gave him, but did not let up. He accepted the balloon the now horrified salesman quickly inflated, but still the tears kept coming.

He insisted on getting a picture with the car before we left it, but as you can see, even that did not make him feel any better. He fell asleep on the way home with tear streaks down his cheeks.
Drew and I love the new ride. Bray has accepted it.

Monday, October 5, 2009

That's My Baby!

Can you get any cuter than this?
Paige and Braylon love on each other so much.
But I have to say, Paige was a little more into Braylon than he was into her this last visit....I have a feeling the tables are going to turn some day.

Ahhhh....aren't we cute!

Braylon has been so into playing football lately. He plays with me, he plays with Drew, he plays with MaMaw and PaPaw and with Boo Boo and Papaw, he plays with Lando, he plays by himself, he even pretends to play when he doesn't even have a ball. For Christmas he has asked for a football helmet of every NFL and college team he knows. He has been saying that when he goes to college he is going to play for the Mountaineers, then when he goes Pro, he is going to play for the Cincinnati Bengals. I tell him silly, Mama things like "I will cheer for you: 'That's my Baby'!" and that "if you get hurt I will run onto the field and kiss your boo boos." He already laughs, kind of rolls his eyes and says no to that second one and tells me: "No mom, the coach won't allow any mommies on the field." But he also tells me that he will fly me out to watch all his games...that he even plans to build me my own airplane. We have also been talking about him building me a house next door to him in whatever city he lives in...I am trying to get him to agree to it while he is still too little to understand the full ramifications of such a promise.

The Guys

We have been enjoying another season of Mountaineer football! Check out this group of guys I got to sit with at the game! Braylon's Uncle Louie (a.k.a George III) came in for the Colorado game a couple of weeks ago.

Braylon and Papaw at the game. Braylon has a little popcorn kernel on his tongue from the yummy kettle corn Bray and Boo Boo have Papaw to buy for him.

Boo Boo gave up her ticket and let me go to the game with the guys but here is a picture of her and Braylon after the game.

Then these are from Papaw's Birthday early in September.

Drew jumped on Papaw to give him a crazy Birthday hug and Braylon had to join in on the mischief!