Tim and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary this past Friday! It's hard to believe it has already been that long! I am so thankful for Tim and feel so blessed to be his wife. I love everyday we get to spend together and I love him more and more everyday. I am so thankful that God brought us together and we get to spend our lives serving Him side by side.
We went on our first date night since Brayden was born!
We went to the Melting Pot in Sacramento! It was so good!
When Brayden was born we started trying out all the nicknames...buddy, bud, little man, and so many more. Within a few days Brooke decided on her nickname for him...Bubba. We are not sure how she decided on that one, since we had been saying all of them. I think that makes it even more special. She calls him Bubba all the time, especially when he is upset or she is being lovey with him. She will say, "It's ok Bubba" or "I love you Bubba" It is so cute! Here are some pictures of Brooke and her Bubba:
(Brayden's doesn't seem so sure about her yet ;) )
Our little Brayden is 2 months old and is growing so fast! We took him for his check-up on Wednesday and he is 13lbs and 2oz (82%) and 24 1/4 inches (90%) - shocking, I know...not like his dad is tall or anything. My kids are going to pass me up by the time they are 10. :) He started sleeping 6-8 hours a night 2 weeks ago, which was wonderful, but he got a little cold this week and has been sleeping 4-6 right now. I can't wait for the cold to go away and I am hoping he will go back to the 6-8. I love his little noises, which are much different than Brooke's. He grunts and his little coo's are deep and raspy. He is super smiley and has even giggled for us a few times. He loves to cuddle and would love it if I did nothing but hold him all day long. I love being his mommy.
For Halloween we headed to our church for their annual harvest carnival which is called Fallapalooza. They have tons of games, food and of course, candy :) Brooke was just over a year old last year and wasn't able to play many games, so this year was really fun for her. She loved all the games and getting to pick her own candy...I definitely encouraged her to pick mommy's favorites! Tim was in charge of all the bounce houses and was supposed to wear a costume so we decided to go with a family costume theme again (see last year's here). We decided to go with a football theme and I have to credit to Hayley for the idea! Tim was the football player (Chargers, of course), Brooke was a cheerleader, Brayden was a football and I was a referee. We had such a fun night!
The cheerleader and football (mid-blink)
My little football
This picture made me laugh...this totally captures how she feels about taking pictures right now. I am having to bribe her to smile in pictures now, so unless I get a picture where she is actually smiling without posing, I get this.
blurry action shot with Uncle Mikey, Papa and Mimi in the background
Brooke and her friend Makayla
Brooke loves Toy Story! So when she saw Buzz Lightyear, she couldn't take her eyes off him! He was nice enough to take a picture with her. I can't imagine what Disneyland will be like for her!