Thursday, May 29, 2008

What I Learned Yesterday...

Don't put a 1-year-old in charge of your KEYS!

Even when he makes this face!

Or this one....


On Tuesday was the last time I saw my keys and Branden was the last to have them. I let Branden hold on to them once we get inside because he likes to help open the door. He likes to help me do everything. After that moment I don't remember seeing. Yesterday when we were picking up I thought I better put my keys in the diaper bag for tomorrow's playgroup. I started looking, but they never turned up. Not really worried because I knew they would turn up sooner or later. When David got home I asked if he had seen then and he hadn't. He started to look everywhere with me. We were both going crazy because we knew they had to be in the house but where. Our house isn't that big, so where could Branden of hiden them. We were going through the garbages inside and then at 10pm outside going through the garbages we took out for the night. We have a small a/c unit (if you can call it an a/c) but we add ice to it by dropping it in this small door in the front. Branden sees us do it all the time and sometimes helps us drop the ice in. I checked in it earlly in the evening and actually found one of Branden's pacifiers in it. So I wasn't surprised when David woke me up and said "come and get your keys" Branden had dropped then in the hole, but they were way on the bottom. David had used a flashlight and saw my keys in there. But his hand was too big to reach in and grab them. Thank goodness we found them! I just wish we would have had it on video of Branden dropping them in there and then us ripping apart the house looking for them. That little monster.

Monday, May 26, 2008

So Tired

Branden was so tired the other night he fell asleep eating. When he gets tired he starts to rub his ear and when he gets really tired he will rub both ears at the same time. Rubbing both ears is only when he gets really tired because he has to put down his blanket to do that, so that is a pretty big deal.
rubbing his ear



Sunday, May 25, 2008

New Toys

We bought Branden a new kitchen set and a big wheel this weekend. He was so excited to help David put them together. And of course to get new toys! He loves them both! Putting his new kitchen set together




On his new Big Wheel!





Cool Dude!






Helping Dad


Using a screwdriver






































Doing such a good job







Saturday, May 24, 2008

Branden Walking

Here is a video of Branden walking! He is now walking everywhere and so good! Each day he gets better and more confident in his walking. We are so proud of him! He is getting so big. Where does the time go.

video

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Water Fun

Here is alittle video of Branden playing with water in a bucket. He loves when I put out water for him to play with. He uses his shovels to mix up the water. When there are a couple of buckets out he will transfer water from each bucket. He loves playing with water and the bath, but we can't get him to sit in his little pool.

video

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Brushing His Teeth

Branden is now using a big boy tooth brush to brush his own teeth! He loves to do it on his own. He does a good job getting the top and bottom teeth. But he really just likes the taste of the toothpaste. The doctor say he should already see a dentist once he starts getting teeth, but I think he is still too little. I can only imagine how horrible that visit would go. The doctor can hardly get him to open his mouth to shine a light in for one second and they want to do a whole dental visit on his teeth. I think I will wait until he is closer to 2. We bought him a special toothbrush



All done Dad!
Brushing away




Getting those front teeth