Saturday, May 16, 2009

Brayden singing at his his pre-K Mother's Day ice cream sccial.
He is the youngest in his class but the tallest.

I'm stuck and I'm SCARED!!

Day at the playground......

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The kid never stops smiling.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!!!
Brayden hunting eggs in our yard.

Obligatory posed Easter pictures. Or as posed as you can
get with a 4 year old and a 7 month old.

We went to the Piti village Easter egg hunt at the church.

Waiting for the hunt to begin!

Brayden was pretty disappointed he didn't get the most eggs,
or the golden egg. But he made a new friend
that cheered him right up....

But apparently noisemakers and a juice box makes it all better.

What Brian and I have been up to.......

Monday, March 30, 2009

Okay.....someone can stop time now.
They are really starting to enjoy one another.
HOUSTON: We have a TOOTH!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Okay!! I have been neglecting the blog once again...I guess I didn't realize that having two kids is so much more time consuming! We are doing great, we had Brian's parents out from Michigan last month. We had a great time, Brian and I got some much needed alone time, Oliver got to meet his grandma and grandpa and Brayden was just thrilled to have someone to play Uno with 10 times a day! Brian and I completed our Advanced Open Water scuba diving course while his parents were here. I think it is safe to say that we are both a little obsessed, we have purchased our own gear (gulp, that one hurt the bank account!), and we have been trying to dive as much as possible. We can't wait for someone else to come visit the kids so we can take off and go diving in Palau or Bali. Oliver is 6 months old, he is sitting alone, trying to crawl and sleeping in his own crib (thanks for getting that started for us, Beth and Bob!). He is adorable, of course. Brayden is hilarious, some of the stuff that he comes up with is unbelievable. he is doing better in his class, learning to share, etc. He is starting to read small words, as well as add and subtract (a little bit). He's a smart kid, but let me tell you he keeps us on our toes. Brian is doing well also, working swing shift right now (blah) and sneaking in night dives after work. I am busy with Oliver (of course), going to the beach, diving, getting massages on the beach, etc. I know, you should feel sorry for me, my life is HORRIBLE. :) We are really starting to think of Guam as home, and are toying with the idea of staying here for 5 years instead of 3. It is a beautiful, family oriented island and a major plus is that Brian's ship hardly ever moves, so big long deployments are virtually unheard of. So a lot to think about when the time comes to decide. It's weird to think that we have been here for 10 months already! We are planning on trying to take a Space A military flight home to Washington this July!! I hope it works out, because no matter how beautiful and relaxing this island may be, it still lacks all my favorite people!! We miss you all so much, take care, I PROMISE to try to update this thing more than once every 6 weeks!
A day at the park.....

Ollie isn't sure about the swing.

Brayden trying out our new scuba gear.

6 months old!!

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Whoops! He's been 5 months for awhile now....
bad slacker mommy!!

Monday, January 05, 2009

Happy New Year!! I am so sorry I haven't updated the blog in over a MONTH! A lot has been going on the past month or so, Brayden turned FOUR (I cannot believe it, my baby...)! We also had a visit from my mom and my brother Adam for Christmas, we had a great time. It was really nice to have them here on our first Christmas away from home. We had a big Christmas dinner with some friends who's husbands are deployed, and we went to the beach, parasailing, and just enjoyed having each other's company during the holidays. I am starting SCUBA classes tomorrow, it's very exciting, Guam is one of the best places on Earth for diving, and Brian is going to take a refresher course since he was already certified a long time ago. We are looking forward to Beth and Bob's visit later this month, Brayden is excited having all these visitors, he wants to show them "his island". He is doing well, still going to preschool, not getting in as much trouble as before but still having his moments. Oliver is screaming at me right now to get off the computer and play with meeee! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and have a even better 2009!!
Some pictures from the past few weeks.