Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cookies...carrots and more!

Braeya LOVES her new cereal cookies! Don't dare try to take that away from her!
Yummy carrots Mama!
Giggles with Daddy! She loves her Dad!
Time for church!
Hurray!!!!! I got a COOKIE!!!!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Braeya LOVES carrots!

First time eating carrots..and she loved them MUCH better than bland old cereal! I'm going to start mixing a bit with cereal - maybe that will help her along!

Braeya loves her sippy cup!

She doesn't fully grasp the idea of getting any liquid out of it herself, but she LOVES chewing on it, and loves having someone hold it up so she can get a drink!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Braeya - 6 months!

Looking very unsure here..just pulled her out of the car seat in 102 degree weather! Felt like 125 with humidity! Hot day!!! I think she prefers the comforts of air conditioning in the car and at home!
Holding onto Daddy for protection from the heat!
Taylor visited for supper!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Braeya has learned the art of Peek-a-boo!

She will play peek-a-boo as long as you will! That could be 20 times over! LOL

Braeya has learned the art of Peek-a-boo!

Braeya learned how to play peek-a-boo all by herself! She has two teeth now as well, so when you see her chewing on something in her mouth, it's her playing with her teeth! Too funny.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Soother? Nope!

Braeya would never take a soother, since she was born (she might fuss around with it if you hold it in), but she's never taken it on her own.

Well, this is why! She sucks without a soother! This shows a little clip..I'll try to get a better one later. Sometimes she really gets going...sucking as hard as anything, on nothing!!

When she was younger, I was always wishing she would take help settle her, but now that she won't take one, and she's a bit older, I think it's worked out ok as I never have to go in at night to put her soother back in! She's got her own built in sucking device all on her own!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Going to be a hot week here in Essex!

Jul 20
Jul 21
Jul 22
Jul 23
Jul 24
Jul 25
6am - 6pm
Sunny Sunny Cloudy periods Cloudy periods Scattered showers Sunny
Sunny Sunny Cloudy periods Cloudy periods Scattered showers Sunny
P.O.P. 10% 10% 20% 20% 60% 10%
High 34°C 37°C 32°C 32°C 30°C 30°C
Feels Like 45 47 39 38 41 36
Low 21°C 27°C 25°C 24°C 24°C 23°C
Wind SW 10 km/h W 25 km/h NW 15 km/h NE 10 km/h N 10 km/h NE 15 km/h
24-Hr Rain - - - - close to 5 mm -

Cereal time!

Wedding & Church

Church day!

At Nancy & Brandon's wedding! It was beautiful!
Before the wedding.
Love my girl!

First time in a high-chair at a restaurant!

"Give me back my book!!"
"Come on..I'm reaching for it!!"
" book!"
"Waiter, this dinner is on me - Pepsi's all around!"
"Did I ever mention, I LOVE sitting in a high chair!!!!"

Randoms - 6 months

"Mama, I'm wondering why you guys look so happy with straws in your's just plastic and nothing comes out!"
"Love my rubber ducky!!!"
Daddy's Girl
Mommy's girl too!
Ready for summer!

A crying requested!

A friend wrote me a few weeks back, requesting a crying picture (because they find it hard to believe she actually cries!) Well, this is for you (and you know who you are!!) She does cry, believe me! This isn't one of the better crying pictures, but the only one I have for now! But overall, she is a very happy kid. Enjoys lots of laughs!

Gram & Poppy Slauenwhite visit!

Kisses for Poppy!
Snuggles with Gram!

This past weekend, Shaun's parents came to Essex for a visit! Above are some pictures from their time here. We had a lovely, HOT weekend!

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Well, the summer is off to a great start! Braeya has had a few dips in various pools, Mama got a slight sun burn (figures!), and lots of wonderful, relaxing moments as a family!

Shaun's Mom and Dad are in town this weekend, so Braeya is getting LOTS of attention. She is quite thrilled that someone will always be there at her beckon call to hold her rubber ducky to her mouth, so that she can chew on it "hands free!" What a life that kid has!

She is growing up so fast! She's 6 months (just about), and already wearing some 2T size clothing! I'm not sure her current weight..I'm guessing around 18 lbs. She loves to chew on anything in sight (including faces and noses!) She grabs you by both cheeks and kisses away! Too cute. She is excited to be rolling around on the floor as she pleases..and looks forward to the day when she can reach that silly parrot across the floor all on her own! She longs to find her own toys and not be dependent on Mommy & Daddy! Independent I think!

She smiles all the time, and even when she's crying (yes, she does cry!), she often cracks a smile anyway. She's a pleasant little girl, enjoying life and light fixtures (which by the way, if your baby likes light fixtures, check out was a hit!)

Well, I heard her in her crib talking away, but the chatter is getting less and less..someone must be headed off to dream land!

I best check on her. Have a wonderful weekend, and more pictures to come!


Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer fun!

Ready for church!

At play again in her workshop..wonder what invention she's whipping up this time!

Summer fun!

Ready for the pool!
"OH Mama..tell me another joke while you fix me some dinner!"
Ready for a day at the office with Mama!
Thank you Danielle & Peyton for my beautiful dress!
Pool fun!