Is it really possible that Braydn is turning 13 today (wipe tear from eye)! It was only yesterday that I held my first-born in my arms for the very first time. And now he is a young man on his way to adulthood whether I'm ready for it or not!!
Braydn, I am so proud of you! You bring joy to our hearts and I love being your mother. Every day is a blessing and the best is yet to come....enjoy every minute of it.
Happy Birthday Braydn! I love you always and forever.
It's been a joy to watch Braydn grow from a baby, to a boy and now the beginnings of a young man. All parents can relate to the bittersweetness of watching your babies grow towards independence, but we still wouldn't want it any other way. We have much to be proud of and are looking forward to much more as you grow into a young man.
Happy Birthday Braydn! We love you always and forever.
I can't believe that Braydn turns 10 today!! Double Digits!! Holy Cow...where has the time gone. I hate the fact that he is getting older and wish I could freeze time. Braydn on the other hand, is super excited about turning 10. He told us tonight that turning 10 is the biggest thing that has ever happened to him and he can't wait. Well Braydn, it IS a BIG deal and we hope you have a great 10th birthday. We love you buddy!
Potty training has been quite the struggle with Brynn.She is what they call “spirited”, downright energetic and more than just a little strong-willed (hmm, I have no idea where she could have gotten all that from!)
When it was time to go potty, she would go and hide and do her business.
We would put her on the toilet every 30 minutes and she would immediately jump off and say "maybe later".
We tried the disappointed look when she went in her diaper.
We tried telling her that only big girls, that go pee-pee in the potty get to go to Disneyland.
We tried bribing with M&M's.
This went on forever. The weekend before her birthday, I decided to take her to the store and had her pick out her own "Big Girl" panties. She picked out a package of Dora and a package of My Little Ponies. We went home and immediately put on the undies and away she went. Boy was I nervous, all I wanted to do was to confine her to one area and put a plastic tarp on the floor. But instead I just watched her like a hawk. Thirty minutes into having the "Big Girl" panties on she all of a sudden turned and looked at me and with a scared look and shouted, "I HAVE TO GO POTTY!" I quickly (and I mean quickly) picked her up and we ran to the bathroom. It was a proud mama moment when I heard the tinkle..tinkle..sound! We all clapped and celebrated her toilet victory! After she was done she was rewarded with M&M's (she remembered the earlier bribe). And that was pretty much the end of our pee-pee training. #2 was another story, that took us awhile longer.
Awww.....a little privacy please!!!! Mom, I know you're excited but can you stop taking pictures of me on the toilet!!