We have officially reached the double digits! 😱 Looking for where the last 10 months went like... 👀
I think it’s safe to say this boy will not crawl... but he scoots all over the place 🤣 (video at the end). He also is enjoying being able to walk alongside furniture. He is such a busy boy, and literally gets into EVERYTHING! He is starting to get a little naughty too... (life was so much easier when he wasn’t mobile!) If he is going for something he knows he can’t touch (i.e. - my plants) he will watch us as he scoots toward it. Once we begin walking in his direction, he tries scooting faster and leans in to reach for it, and then proceeds to cry when we pick him up and move him somewhere else 🙄 he is SASSY!
Good thing he’s also getting sweeter, that helps make up for the sassy 😉 Our little busy boy is busy all day, but is starting to want to snuggle a little bit more right before or after naps. It’s SO sweet. 😍 This past month he learned to give “kisses”, and if asked (sometimes after a little convincing) he will lean over and give you a big one... with an open mouth. 😂💕 He also learned to wave “bye-bye”.
Brayden has 6 teeth now 😱 four on top and two on the bottom! He sometimes tries to bite if he gets frustrated or over-tired 😅 (or if his gums hurt from teething). Now that he’s got all of those teeth, if he bites it HURTS. We’re working with him, and frequently have to tell him “NO biting!” He likes to sass right back, and in a very similar tone he will babble back at us and grunt and clench his fists to let us know that he’s not happy about being told what to do. 🤣
He is such a smart little guy, and is incredibly detail oriented - especially for a baby. He notices immediately when there’s something new in the room, or if we’ve moved something around. He notices when I change my nail polish color, and likes to examine my nails after they’re newly painted. He even tries to touch my eyelashes when I have mascara on. 😂 He loves tags, strings, mom’s hair, and jewelry. He also loves to watch ceiling fans. 🤷🏻♀️
It’s so much fun watching him learn and explore the world around him 🌎 we love you SO much baby boy! 💙
This girl. 💛 She’s been running a mile a minute lately, and with all the changes that have been happening around here it is hard to keep up. Literally and figuratively. We’re still finding our new balance for parenting skills with here kids, and some days are easier than others. Actually, one day is too big of a measurement for this kind of thing. 😂 Some moments are easier than others, and we count the wins when we can. Things may be crazy, but when that smile flashes and she reaches up for a hug, it’s all worth it. 💯However, if you have tips for being in three different places at once, please drop them below. 😉
And just like that, we have a 2 year-old! Thank you everyone for coming to celebrate Bruce’s birthday with us, yesterday! ♥️
This bright and busy boy loves too many things to list... but school buses, bikes, dirt, books, strawberries and car rides are probably near the top of the list. He loves fixing stuff with Dada, gardening with Mama and playing with Gramma, GG, Grammie and/or Waa (his bff/cousin Rinoa). He knows shapes, colours, how to count to 10 and the words to so many songs.
Bruce, you are the light of our lives and we just love you so much ♥️