Thursday, October 28, 2010

First official family dinner out

Today was an exciting first for Mr. Brayden – going to a restaurant! We went to dinner as a family to Firkin & Wolf and watched the Giants win game two of the World Series. Being the sweet baby he is, Brayden slept the whole time!

Cooking for the boys

Brayden enjoyed dinner with the Jewell/Braun family men last night to thank them for helping so much with our move. I cooked corned beef (a Braun/Puziewicz family recipe!) while the guys hung out and watched the World Series. Brayden wore his new “Grandpa’s Sidekick” outfit just for Grandpa Bob, and as you can see from the picture, he was very excited about it.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Splish splash! Brayden took a bath!

Monday, October 18 was a big day for the little man - his first bath! We've been told most babies don't like their first bath but Brayden totally enjoyed his. Actually, the only time he cried was when we took him out! I was on slippery baby detail while Brian manned the camera. Here’s a video of Brayden’s first bath experience with the “naughty bits” edited out. We can’t have that floating around the internet for when he becomes President…

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Back in business!

We apologize for the pause in blog postings lately. We moved last week, and things were a little crazy and busy. Luckily, we’re all done now and happily getting settled in our new house. We are especially thankful to Brian’s brother, Mark, Brian’s dad, Dick, and my brother, Ryan, for helping on such short notice. One of the best things about the new house is Brayden’s fabulous new nursery. Brian and my dad, Bob, painted the room before we moved in and Mark handled the touch ups. It looks awesome! We’re also grateful to my mom, Krys, for coming over and playing with Brayden while we set everything up in the house.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Brayden Mark meets Uncle Mark

Uncle Mark flew into town from Hawaii on Thursday, October 7 to meet his nephew, Brayden Mark. We are so excited to have him here, and Uncle Mark is equally as excited to be sleeping across the hall from the little man. Brayden yells hello to Uncle Mark several times a night!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Brayden is one month old!

Brayden celebrated his one month birthday on October 1st, and what a big month it has been! Brayden kicked off the busiest month of his life with being born and then immediately got down to business – growing by the day and charming everyone with his irresistible cuteness! Here’s how Brayden started and finished his first month of life:

Weight: Sept. 1 – 7 lb 11 oz     Oct. 1 – 9 lb 11 oz

Length: Sept. 1 – 20 inches      Oct. 1 – 22 1/4 inches

Needless to say, this has been the best month ever for our family. We are so appreciative for all the well wishes, gifts and love we have received. Thank you for celebrating with us during the happiest time in our lives.

Baby Muffin says goodbye

Last week was hard on Brayden and the rest of the Jewell and Braun families. We gathered together for the last time because Heather and Jacob left Reno to return to Connecticut. It was a long time coming but that didn’t make it any easier. Brian and I are just thankful that they waited long enough to welcome Brayden (nicknamed “Baby Muffin” by Heather) into the family and spend a few weeks getting to know him. We wish Heather and Jacob the very best as they start their next chapter.