Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pumpkin Patch 2010

Fall 2010
I was so excited this year for Halloween to be able to take Brady to his first
pumpkin patch and pick out a great big one! I love the fall crisp weather, and
was so excited to bundle him up and take him to the Big Red Barn in Santaquin, UT.
We took a hayride out to the pumpkin patch, where we could choose our own pumpkin
from an actual patch, fresh off the vine! We went with our friends Kenny, Marci and 
Brady's BFF KP! It was so much fun to get together and see the boys!
KP and Brady are already polar opposites.
Brady has a tiny head and huge body, where as KP is all head! It's like an orange
on a toothpick...ok he isn't THAT skinny but you get the idea!
We will just call KP the "Brain" and we will call Brady the"Enforcer"!

As you can see, Brady was VERY excited about this outing!

All smiles here! They are twins with those big cheeks they got goin' on!
Brady couldn't stop staring and smiling at Marci....I agree Brady she is a babe!

They had these cut out ghosts to take pictures with....
I didn't know Ghosts wore iced out chains...
I guess if you are from the south-side they do...we will call this one JiggaBOO...
Haha That's funny I don't care who you are!

I love the sunset and that tree in the background....

Lovin' this little pumpkin! :)

Can't get enough of his fingers...even if they are hidden in some gloves!

I think Brady is crying because KP gets to suck on his hands,
and I have gloves on Brady's hands, restricting his access!
Dumb ol' mom!

Happy Halloween 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Go Coogs!!

For those of you who don't know, Kaitlin, my little sister plays D-1 soccer for
the University of Houston.  She is the poster child for the program...
Tried to find the actual poster but no such luck online...but trust me she BALLS!
This season, with her help, they have made program history.
They for the first time are going to their conference tournament.
Only the top teams qualify, and as of right now they are in 3rd with possibilities
of coming in 2nd. Not too shabby ladies!
It is a NIGHT and DAY difference from watching their program 2 years ago when
I was in Houston. I actually enjoyed watching them play this time around.
Kaitlin is a fabulous teammate; a huge example on and off the field.
Whenever Kait is on the field, she makes plays happen.
I LOVE watching her play.
She takes no crap from no one, 
and I was so excited to bring her #1 fan to Texas this time with me!
We cheered her on, and Brady was an amazing baby and watched (no lie)
most of the game. I am hoping he still loves sports this much when he is older!

Auntie Kait,
We love you so much and are so proud of you!
We love the player you are and have become, and the 
woman you are isn't too shabby either!
Good luck this weekend against Rice,
and kick some booty in FL at your conference tourney!
B$, Brooke and Michael

These are the only "Cougs" Michael will let Brady cheer for....

I must say the kid does look good in red :)

TEAM THULIN dominating the field!

Love this Pic!

Brady LOVES his Auntie Kait!

Sho' Nuff!

Monday, October 25, 2010

All Smiles Part Dos

We are making the transition from Fall into Winter and I am not enjoying it one bit.
Brady has been sick with a sore throat and extremely flemmy (is that even a word?)
cough that he can't seem to get over. The kid was almost in a sleeping habit of sleeping through 
the night, but for the last 2 weeks with this cold of his he is up 3-4 times a night.
I am exhausted. No more mid day naps for a stay at home mom.
Now I am a working mom. So the 1, 2:30, 4 and 5:30 wake up calls are kicking
my butt! I think I will at this point have permanent bags under my eyes forever more!

At any rate, I needed a little pick me up on this dreary Monday morning...
So, what else would I need but to see my cute little pumpkin smiling up a storm
as big as the one outside right now!
It's a good thing he is so dang cute, or else he just might be left alone to cry it
out in his crib. (I have tried to let him cry it out, but I'm weak..I always give in)
I can't decide if it is his cough that wakes him up,
or the fact that he might be hungry, because the kid DOWNS 8 oz. in
the middle of the night no problem,
only after having 9 or so right before bedtime!

Oh well I guess it is what it is right? I can't help but love this little kid to pieces.
His 3:30 a.m. smiles still melt my heart.

I love you to the moon and back Brady Boy!

Smilin' and flirtin' with Carly at the UH game.....

Big smiles for mommy!!


This might be one of my faves :)

Lovin' the airplane ride!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Brady @ 3 Months

When I went to TX a few weeks ago to watch Kait ball on the soccer field,
and for Grammies B-day, we OF COURSE had to have a mini photo sesh with B$...
Brady turned 3 months that weekend so it was perfect timing.
My little baby is turning into a little boy, one week at a time!
Each week he gets bigger, chubbier and cuter.

Brady looks exactly like I did when I was 3 months. Some people say they can see it,
others say they think he looks like Michael.  I actually think I was chubbier...yes chubbier!
But although he may look like his mommy, he is MICHAEL through and through.
Shy, moody, but one smile and one giggle makes you (me) weak in the knees.

I love you Brady Michael (aka Michael Jr. or "little Michael")
You are the most amazing blessing in mommy's life (besides your daddy of course)
I wouldn't trade our 1, 3, and 5 visits for the world! ok well maybe a little more sleep
wouldn't be so bad :) But daddy says you wake up so much
cuz you need mommy's snuggles! Haha you will learn Daddy is hilarious,
and ALWAYS sarcastic! But that's what we love about him.
I hope you inherit his sense of humor, and daddy's work ethic.
You will be an amazing man if you do!

Brady has officially found his is NOT ok with this!

Love those rolls!

I love this smile!! & open mouth Brady kisses!!

Doesn't that smile make you melt??

He is so DELISH!

Lovin' the cheeks!

Brady LOVES standing up on our laps like a big boy.
We are workin' on those thighs!
Grow muscles Grow!

Buddha Baby!

I think he is getting bored at this point...

....Mommy kisses....



He couldn't get over the grass on his feet...
New sensation!

Brady is officially OVER pictures....
tried to bust out the binkie to get a few more
with Grammies, but B wasn't havin' it!

So all we got was Grammies holdin' his little feeties...
which actually aren't small at all...they don't fit in any PJ's with feet..
even the 6month pj's are small on his legs and feet!
I think he might have inherited Mom's booty and thighs and daddy's feet!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Grandpa Gary's Visit

Grandpa Gary came to visit his first grandson over Labor Day weekend.
It was so much fun to have him up in our home and spending some 
quality time with him. He was SO incredibly cute with Brady.
He LOVED to hold him and play with him, and was so sweet
that as soon as Brady started to fuss...he gave him right back to momma! 
Haha now I know where Michael gets that! :)
Gary kept commenting on how cute Brady was,
as if he couldn't believe it or something! :)
It was quite entertaining to see him play with Brady and even love up on
loose moose! Gary has cats at home in Ca so he didn't mind that Lucy wanted
to snuggle him at night! 
Gary was also able to come up and watch Michael coach and do what he loves.
It was so cool to see how proud Gary was of Michael. He beams from ear to ear
just talking to Mike about football. Guy stuff. 
And on Sunday we took Gary to Temple Square in SLC.
He was blown away by the architecture and all of the church buildings.
It was so much fun to walk around Temple Square with him and share just a little
bit of "Us" with him. I am so lucky to have Gary as a father-in-law.
He is such a sweet man, and complimented me ALL weekend long.
...Michael is so lucky to have you as his wife...
...Brady sure does love his momma...
...Brady got his momma's good looks....
...Brady has a great mom...
...You have such a warm home....
ETC....who wouldn't love all of those compliments??
It did wonders for my self-esteem :)
Can't wait to see you at Christmas Grandpa G!!

We love you Grandpa Gary!!

The Bakken Boys

Mommy, Brady & Daddy at temple Square