Braden seems to be finding more energy all the time to try new things. Some of them really crack us up... we feel kind of bad for laughing at our own kid sometimes, but it's a laughter of pure joy that he's picked up a new "trick" or met another milestone.
His newest protest to vest treatment is holding both arms up in the air like he's riding a Harley. Funny thing is that with the black vest on, he does kind of look like a motorcycle rider:-) This weekend daddy had put him on his right side to lay down. Braden kicked his way onto his tummy... over and over when we would place him on his side. He looked so uncomfortable, which is why we kept moving him back to start, but he would "dance" his way back to that position - it was so funny to see him show attitude and put himself right back where he wanted to be!
We had a busy weekend preparing for our friends the Heckerts to come stay with us Thanksgiving night, so mommy Kodi and mommy Doris can get up before the crack of dawn to hit those fabulous sales on Black Friday. Mommy laid about 120 square foot of new decking up in the attic to make room for Braden's old baby stuff and clothes he can no longer fit into, and toys and swings he is just too big for, so the guest room could actually hold guests:-)
We had some family pictures taken this weekend too... trying to get them all in while he is healthy and out of the hospital. We will post some in the coming weeks. Braden is a healthy and mostly happy boy these days, who even will open his eyes wide open a few times a day, an alertness we've not seen in him before since he was very small. It's exciting to see him develop and do new things. We thank God for every day we get to still be his parents.