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Little man

It has been QUITE some time since I’ve posted about Braden, my nephew.  I don’t have many new photos, but I hope these bring a smile to your face.  P.S. Braden’s favorite word is “blah”, go figure.

What could be cuter than baby boots?

Watching Veggie Tales with the one and only Larry the Cucumber!

Pinch-able cheeks, yes?


Posted by on April 21, 2012 in The Adventures of Braden Bradley


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Naps and cellphones

Braden does not often say much while we babysit him other than “baby talk”.  But, while him and I were playing with some hot wheels cars, I kept saying, “beep beep”, and finally he caught on. So, now when he plays with cars he says, “beep beep”!

The bottom picture is Braden talking on his cellphone.  Braden’s Grandpa Botton had an old cellphone and let him have it.  We’re talking…wire pulls out, bulky, old phone.  It’s super cute because Braden will just sit there and pretend like he’s talking with someone.

(Braden is my nephew)


Posted by on March 17, 2012 in The Adventures of Braden Bradley


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Tea for two

The top images are from a month or so ago, when Braden was in the nursery during church.  Jackie(one of my sister’s) and I had nursery duty and I snapped a few photos of Braden’s curiosity towards the tea set.  The bottom picture is from a few week’s ago when our new fridge was delivered.  Braden jumped right in and insisted on “helping”.  Hope you enjoyed your weekly Braden dose 🙂

(Braden is my nephew)


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The little listener

A few weeks back, I noticed a container full of fun play necklaces sitting in the basement.  So, I decided to put them on Braden and in return teach him how to put them on me.  Now, every time he goes into the basement to play, he always points to the container and we go through each necklace and he will put one on me, then one on himself.  It’s amazing how he remembers little details.  (Braden is my nephew).  This past week, he had the entire “little people” and “tonka trunks” scattered on the ground and my dad told Braden that we had to put some of them away.  Braden understood the request as putting ALL the toys away.  After putting the toys into the bin, he picked up the tonka trunks-which are quite heavy, and carried them into the room and proceeded to lift them and put them away by himself.  We didn’t even tell him to do that.  It was heart melting watching him do such a simple task.  He’s such a good listener and cleaner-upper.

One last story.  Thursday evening I wasn’t feeling all that well, so mom was rubbing my back.  Then Braden walked over and started copying my mom by rubbing my back too.  Can he get any cuter!?


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The alligator

Yesterday, Brad and Lindsey (Braden’s parents) had to go to a rheumy appt. for Brad, therefore resulting in a Braden day on Tuesday!  I had so much fun with him.  We played with Tonka trunks, watched Sesame Street, he chased me around the basement for a good 10 minutes & then later on he decided to set up a jungle in front of the tv.  I’ve added another “you used to do this” to my list, that I am determined to tell him when he’s older.  As he was carefully extracting all of the animals from the basket, he found an alligator toy.  Background story behind the alligator- a few weeks ago Jackie and I showed Braden how to “feed” the animals by placing small cereals into the alligator’s mouth, which resulted in the cereal piece falling into the alligator’s hollow stomach.  In order to get it out, we were smacking the alligator against the ground and thought it would be funny to add spitting sound effects.  Well, yesterday, when Braden found that alligator, he began shaking the alligator… against my head.  I guess it’s partially my fault, but needless to say, the alligator in return needed to be hidden.  Win some, lose some.


Posted by on February 22, 2012 in The Adventures of Braden Bradley


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Snapped this photo a few weeks ago.  Braden fell asleep on me, so I laid him down and tucked him in.  Precious.  Tomorrow, (Thursday) is considered Braden day because we get to babysit him until after dinner.  I took some fun videos of Braden but was not able to upload them onto my blog.  Any ideas on how to do that?

(Braden is my nephew)

I keep telling myself that once he’s older-like 16, that I’m gonna remind him of all the silly things he did or cried about.  Like when he cried because he insisted on “fake brushing” his teeth but we wouldn’t allow him to run around the house with a toothbrush.  Or when he would throw his head back and stretch after a big meal.  How he’s always dancing to any music he hears.  Or when he watched the same Sesame Street dance video tape four times in one day.  Yeah, I’ll remind him alright… 🙂


Posted by on February 15, 2012 in The Adventures of Braden Bradley


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