Today a big box filled with presents from Great Gramma Braun, Great Grampa Braun, Aunt Vicky and Uncle Ed arrived at the house.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Christmas Eve and Day were filled with good food, a happy family, brightly wrapped presents…and a trip to the urgent care for an unexpected ear infection (but not for the Jewell you’re thinking of).
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Countdown to Christmas
Christmas may be holly jolly, but it is also holly hectic. The lead up to Santa’s big arrival has been filled with activity for Brayden and me.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Moment of Reflection
The rest of my usual weekly blogging time is being spent giving extra cuddles and love to Brayden. I'm sure you understand why, and I encourage you to find extra cuddle time in your schedule this week too.
Monday, December 10, 2012
What a difference a year makes! Brayden was all smiles during today’s visit with Santa Claus.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Christmas Kick Off
With a day of festive fun (and my first-ever toy banning), Christmastime has arrived in the Jewell household!
Friday, November 23, 2012
Thankful, grateful and full
Thanksgiving is special day devoted to appreciating what we have, those who love us and the opportunities we’ve received.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Brayden had surgery to remove his adenoids and put tubes in his ears, and it was a day of ups and downs, to say the least.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Halloween 2012: Attack of the Middle Ear
Most kids just got peanut butter cups, lollipops and chocolate bars on Halloween. Brayden got a hospital date for ear surgery.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Little B and the Big Vote
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Avery Do It
Brayden is going through a phase I like to call “I want my big brother to do everything for me.” Except there’s one little problem—Brayden’s big brother is a cat.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Where the Wild Things Are
At 2, Brayden thinks animals are awesome. He knows so many different kinds and loves to mimic their sounds. So to keep his imagination alight, we spend time at the Sierra Safari zoo.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Next Generation Eager Reader
Friday, September 21, 2012
The Once and Future Blog
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Brayden’s 2nd Birthday Bash
Monday, September 3, 2012
State of the Toddler: Two Years Old
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Mommy Makes a Craft – Part I and II
Part I – I’m not crafty. I don’t know the difference between macramé and paper mâché and don’t get me started on a cricket versus cricut. But a certain chicken motivated me to get creative for Brayden’s upcoming 2nd birthday.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Jewell Family Farms
Brian and Brayden tried their hand at growing strawberries this summer with very sweet results.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Bees, Babies and Bad Words
What do these three things have in common? If you guessed my company picnic then you are: A. correct B. psychic C. need to pick my lottery numbers
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Call of the Wild
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Four colors, three pieces of paper, two hands and one baby equals a very messy morning of finger painting.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
The Adventures of A & B: Copycats
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Independence (From Nap) Day
Today may have been America’s 236th birthday, but it will also go down as one of my biggest parenting miscalculations.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Father’s Day Fly By
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Workin’ it for the camera: Braun family photos
So this post is a bit of a trip in the way back machine, but it’s also new news too. We technically took the photos in February but I only got the disc the other day. My little sister, Heather, flew in from Connecticut and we took advantage of the opportunity to have new family photos taken.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Jewell Family Reunion
Sunday, May 20, 2012
What’s little, red hot and a force of nature?
Had you asked me this question earlier in the week, I would have said Brayden and his sky high fever. But thankfully he’s better so today’s answer is the amazing annular solar eclipse (also sky high).
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Mother’s Day was more like Mother’s Weekend this year thanks to several lovely events and gifts in the lead up to the happiest Sunday in May.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Take me out to the ball game
Brayden watched his first baseball game today when we took him to see Reno’s minor league team, the Aces. And in the spirit of the outing, I’d call the experience a double.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Little B Visits Chuck E.
I think I’ve discovered the secret behind the sensory overload chamber known as Chuck E. Cheese—caffeinated air.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Bouncin’ Birthday Party Fun
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Brayden teed up at the putting green for the very first time with his Daddy and Uncle GP.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Elmo’s Tweaktastic Easter
The Easter Bunny brought very different things for Brayden and me this year. Brayden got an explosion of Elmo, and I got medicated.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
If you build it, the toys will come
Sunday, March 25, 2012
March (Birthday) Madness
Sunday, March 18, 2012
State of the Baby: 18 Months Old
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Does Harvard have a preschool?
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Aunty Liz Comes To Town
Aunty Liz flew in from Connecticut last week to share some good times with the family.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Can ESPN interview you in 2026?
Mark this day in your calendar. You’re going to need it when ESPN interviews you about how golf prodigy, Brayden Jewell, got his start.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Brayden really enjoyed this year’s Valentine’s Day (cards! candy! treats!) and got into the spirit of this annual celebration of sweetness.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
On Saturday, Brayden and Elijah had a totally fun play date with dancing shape sorting and high-speed baby carting.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Pardon the Interruption
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Aunty Heather Loves Her Baby Muffin
Sunday, January 22, 2012
East Coast vs. West Coast
I spent this whole week in D.C. while Brayden enjoyed time with Nana and Daddy.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Flashback: Brayden’s first oplatek
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Rumble in the Tunnel
Three generations of Braun family men went to the park this week. And to be honest, I’m not sure who had the most fun…