Stepping around!

January 22, 2009 by  

Today, I took six steps!  Yesterday, five.  Mommy was so excited to see me do it.  I like doing things that make mommy, daddy and bubba smile.  Walking isn’t real easy yet, but I think I am finally getting the hang of it.  Can’t wait to show daddy, he will think its great, too.  I have enough fun with him watching his face every time I yell in my really high pitched voice.  I should stop that, but I don’t know how else to talk yet, and I sure get everyone’s attention!  I do love attention.  But I should be in bed.  Please don’t tell mommy and daddy I was up this late, they will use their high pitch screech at me!

My First Birthday

January 11, 2009 by  

I finally turned one year old on Friday!  Mommy and daddy say it is really special for me to turn one.  All I know is I got a lot of really neat presents.  I have more toys than I know what to do with!  Mommy thinks maybe I will stay out of her cupboards, but I will show her!  I also got some really pretty clothes to wear, books to read, a star named after me and even a movie to watch.  Daddy says I am spoiled… call it what you want, I think it’s great!  Having Christmas and my birthday all in the last few weeks has been great!  Too bad I have so long to wait until I get more presents.  Oh well, these will keep me busy for quite awhile.  Plus I know if I bat my big blues at daddy, I can get more.  Thank you to all my family and friends who got me stuff and came to eat cake with me.  I really loved my princess birthday cake, both the big one and the little one that I got to eat and play with all by myself.  Sorry, daddy, for getting frosting all over you!

January 10, 2009 by  

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My First Birthday

January 10, 2009 by  

I finally turned one year old on Friday!  Mommy and daddy say it is really special for me to turn one.  All I know is I got a lot of really neat presents.  I have more toys than I know what to do with!  Mommy thinks maybe I will stay out of her cupboards, but I will show her!  I also got some really pretty clothes to wear, books to read, a star named after me and even a movie to watch.  Daddy says I am spoiled… call it what you want, I think it’s great!  Having Christmas and my birthday all in the last few weeks has been great!  Too bad I have so long to wait until I get more presents.  Oh well, these will keep me busy for quite awhile.  Plus I know if I bat my big blues at daddy, I can get more.  Thank you to all my family and friends who got me stuff and came to eat cake with me.  I really loved my princess birthday cake, both the big one and the little one that I got to eat and play with all by myself.  Sorry, daddy, for getting frosting all over you!

My First Christmas!

December 26, 2008 by  

Boy did I get a good night sleep last night!  Finally, because I have been so tired having had so much to do for the past week.  I flew to Denver on the 19th with my mommy and daddy, and we rented a car and drove to Fort Collins and picked up my cousin Courtney who rode to Casper, Wyoming with us.  We got to grandma and grandpa’s house where we spent almost a whole week.  It was really fun, but there were so many people around that I didn’t sleep much because I didn’t want to miss out on a thing!

While in Casper, I got to spend time with a lot of my family that I never get to see, so it was so much fun!  I played at Great-Grandma Hotshot’s house with all of her Christmas toys.  They play music and I like to dance to it.  I also like crawling around her house and exploring all the really fun stuff.  I got stuck a few times!  Daddy is going to put some pictures up on his website, maybe on mine, too.  I loved seeing my great-grandma.  She loves me so much and I love her, too!

I also got to see my Great-Grandpa Carlen.  This funny guy just keeps kissing and loving on me.  He gave me so many kisses this past week that I won’t know what to do without them.  He is so lucky… he is going to spend a whole month in California.  I haven’t ever been to California, but my mommy and daddy said we’ll go there sometime and go to Disney Land and see our family out there.  I can’t wait!

I also got to see my Aunt Stephanie, Uncle Mikey and my cousins Stephen and Ashley.  They all love me, too!  It was really fun spending time with them and going over to their house to party like the rockstar I am!  When I grow up I hope I can dance as good as Ashley.  Ashley and Courtney both tell me how hot Zac Efron is.  He is cute, but I don’t like boys yet.  I also am going to learn karate like Stephen so I can keep all the boys away from me!

Of course I also got to spend a lot of time with my Grandma Vickie and Grandpa Steve.  Boy, I sure love them and wish I could see them a lot more.  I have been lucky to see them a lot this first year of my life, especially considering how far away they live from me.  They love me lots and it was sure fun seeing them in person instead of on the computer like we always do.

I can’t forget to mention that my oldest cousin Brandon “Big B” was there for some of the time and so was my cousin Keegan.  They were fun to hang out with, too!  I just wish that Big B, Nathan,  and my Aunt Wendy and Uncle Tony could have been in Casper for Christmas Eve with us.  It’s ok, though, because I got to go see them on Christmas Day in Fort Collins.  It was weird to see them all at the hospital because Big B had surgery on Christmas Eve morning.  His surgery went well!  He looked different with a bandage all over his head, but I got to see him after they took it off and he had cheeks just like me!  Big B loves me lots and kept holding my hand.  He is so special, I love him so much.  Nathan thinks I’m pretty cool, too.  He always likes to hold me when I see him.  I can’t believe how big he is now!  I will get to see him in May when he graduates from high school.  It was really fun seeing all of the Lechers, even if it was at the hospital.

Besides seeing everyone for Christmas, I had a lot of firsts while in Casper.  I went to church for the first time and I was such a good girl.  I really liked it and want mommy and daddy to take me to church more often.  I think God is pretty cool!  I also took two steps on several occasions.  Everyone clapped and told me how big I was — they are so weird!  And, I got lots of presents!  Aunt Stephanie cheated and gave me one of my presents a few days early.  It was a really neat play purse full of fun stuff.  I also got a coat and a bunch of clothes from my grandma and grandpa.  I got a really pretty (even if my daddy doesn’t think so) leopard print outfit from the Lovatos and Ashley.  The Lechers got me some really cute purple overalls and matching shirt.  Great Granpa Emmett gave me one of my great-grandma cookie’s collector beanie babies, and my great-grandma hotshot gave me money that mommy and daddy are putting into my savings account for me.  While all of the presents were neat, I really loved playing with the wrapping paper and bows!  I also loved dancing to all the music that was played.

On Christmas Day we flew back home where I got even more presents.  None topped seeing my Bubba again!  I really missed him but was happy to see him when we picked him up from his Daddy/SD’s house.  When we got home, I got to open more presents from Santa, Mommy, Daddy and Bubba!  I got a big kitchen to play with, a really neat musical stand with a computer just like daddy’s, an awesome Dave Matthews Band shirt and more!  It was a great first Christmas, that’s for sure.

This morning when I woke up after a long, really great sleep in my own bed, I got to see my Hoover (and the other dog) again!  I really missed them, too.

Well, I think I need to go take a nap.  I am exhausted just thinking about all of the wonderful time I got to spend with my family and all of the fun and pretty presents I got.  I can’t wait for Sunday because I get to have another Christmas with my Grandma and Grandpa Bradshaw, my uncle Chris, Aunt Sandy and my cousins Cayse and Wyatt.  I bet more people will be there, too.  And then, in just a couple of weeks I will get MORE presents because it will be my First Birthday!  Oh, the excitement.  I am tired.  Watch for pictures and probably even some Hoover videos coming soon!

Love,

Braelyn Grace

Well I think it’s time for me to take a nap.  I am so exhausted just thinking about all of the

The Charleston Dance!

December 13, 2008 by  

Here is Bubba, Hoover, Sophie and me dancing away!

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A Wyoming Christmas Dance!

December 12, 2008 by  

Mommy, Daddy, Gramma and me dancing in a barn for Christmas! So much fun!

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I Can Really Dance!

December 11, 2008 by  

Check me out!

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First Cereal

November 27, 2008 by  

Today I got to try rice cereal for the first time.  It was quite a shock at first, but I’m pretty sure I like it.  It is nice to get something to eat besides my bottle.  It’s not quite as good as a steak, or so my daddy says, but it will do for now!  You can watch me eat it and see my reaction in the video below.

Playtime with Hoover!

November 27, 2008 by  

I love my big doggy Hoover. Watch me play with him in this video. He likes playing with me, too! I may even speak something fun in this one!

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