Thursday, February 17, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday to my favorite brother!

Here he is... Braddock Bear, aka Bearcat, aka my "vewy best fwend"!
Today is his 1st birthday! I want to show you his party,
but first my Grandma Carrie is dying for me to back up a couple months...Here's my "Chasers-Cousin", that's what I call him!
I get to see him about every month and we are becoming Best Buddies.
We really like to hang with Papa and his toys!We also both like to cuddle with our specials...
Mine is "Beary Bear" (Beawy-Beaw)
My Beary is never far from me!Mommy says B Bear's motto is "I gotta go!"
He's always, always, ALWAYS on the go....
He usually runs away from me- I have no idea why!?!Brother started army crawling at 5 months,
crawling for reals at 7 months,
standing on his own at 8 months,
climbing stairs at 10 months,
and now he's walking at 12!
Oh yeah, and he talks a bunch, too!I believe he thinks he almost has me on this one... This is my Auntie Polly.
She loves me very much.
(probably my brother, too, but I think I'm her favorite!)
I call her "beawtwiful" cause she is! Here we are in September visiting a pumpkin patch!
Do you see Mommy's little pumpkin?
Last year at this time he looked like a pumpkin- just INSIDE her body!We're not smiling, but we're actually both looking: BIG DEAL!Another big deal is I got to ride on a real live tractor! For Halloween, my brother kinda didn't get it yet...But, I sure did...
the faster you pedal, the more houses you hit!Good thing I had these cute jammies,
because I just would NOT wear the cool fireman costume I requested!My best gal, Hazel the Duckie, showed me how to make it happen!...and my red wagon pitched in, too! To this day, I still say "Trick or Treat",
when a little smirk isn't enough to get one (a treat, that is!). My brother and I especially LOVE bathtime!
We splash, we swim, we sing, we giggle, we dump water on one another,
we exhaust our Mommy!
Speaking of bathrooms, and big deals,
am a big boy and go in the potty every once in awhile!
Check me out in my big boy pants- so proud!Brother just kinda gets the idea...Have I mentioned our Kruzie-girl?
She is just a few weeks older than brother
and we love her as if she was our sister!
..and Mommy has loved hitting B's baby stages
with her good friend, Auntie Jayne! "Kwuzie-gwirl" is in our prayers most nights :)
So, on to Christmas time...
I learned about this sweet new deal called Hot Cocoa!I mean seriously, have you guys tried this stuff?
Bummer is that my Mom says that the only place
in the world that carries it is Gramma's house!
Huh?Christmas was a blast!
I got to be with ALL my cousins,
and found out that one more is on the way!
Claire's praying "girl"- she's kinda outnumbered with the camo...We went sledding! B Bear? Not so sure...Me? YUVED IT!
Totally figured out the presents thing... s o c o o l!!!
Bubba Bear seemed to pick it up pretty quickly, too!And, what's Christmas without a few photo shoots?
Thank you, Auntie "Cher-Chers"!

...and thank you, Auntie Camille.
Remember pics of me when I fit in this cute outfit? Oh wait, how did this one get in there??? This is our Auntie Abbey.
She is sunshine to each Musilli- we yuv her yots!
We smiled for the photoshoot she was at no problem.
Here's Bearcat with his monkey at 1o months :)And, here's the day I was telling you about... He's O N E!
Can you believe my Auntie Camille made all those cakes for our Monkey Boy?
Bearcat wasn't so sure at first...But he quickly figured that out, too.
He's a smart one, this brother of mine!
Mommy & Daddy are grateful for a wonderful year with their two boys!
I'm grateful, too. I keep wondering what in the world would I be doing without him? Thanks for reading...
Luv and bwessings!

Monday, August 2, 2010

The past SEVEN months!!!

So, having to take my new little brother back to the hospital was the pits,
but B Bear recovered quickly from RSV and bronchialitis
and was on oxygen at home for 2 wks.
I liked to call his oxygen his "glasses"Mommy couldn't be close enough to him those scary days in the hospital...Oh man, those sweet newborn sleepy days!
That new brother of mine just slept for 3 whole months!Gramma made sure to spoil me cause
my parents sure seemed sidetracked! Auntie Kris came to help Mommy out with us all!
I YUV HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Auntie Julie bestowed Baby Brother with this Monkey
and it's become our monthly marker of his growth!
(Remember my truck?)1 month (but the Monkey didn't make it in this one
because I was too busy thinking it was mine, mine, mine)2 months- gave the Monkey back-
Mom says it's the only toy that's completely his! 3 months- B Bear found his toes 4 months- have you noticed his amazing hair?!?!5 months- you can't tell by looking,
but he's going to start crawling any day!6 months- my brother is so stinking cute!7 months- becoming quite the blondie!Mom & Dad finally made it for professional pics when Brother was 2 1/2 months!And I decided to join them for the picture shoot
for exactly 1 out of 50 photos!
(Remember: I'm almost 2!)
Since my Mommy never sent out a birth announcement for Brother,
she wants you to notice this pic cause
that's the one she would have used :)
So true, poor kid #2!
We took a trip to WV in July so everyone could meet my new brother!
Here's Grandma Carrie holding her 2 little studs!Grandma had to give B Bear a bath just like me
when I was a little baby,
and just like Daddy when he was a little baby...
the tradition continues :) What's a trip to WV without the family ATV ride?
Enjoying the "cool" 90 degree evening temp!
Pap shows me a moose!
And here are just a couple adventures with my cousin, Chasers!Pushing Braddock at the speed of toddler (same as light!) Enjoying a ride at the ZOO!
And Hazel Grace will always be my best girl!Here's my brother B's favorite girl, Kruzie!
I may have to fight him for her, though! Mama and her boys!
Mama says that I didn't really move til I was like 9 months old,
but have I mentioned that Baby Brother
loves to move, move, move?
His motto is GO, GO, GO!!!
The rough-housing begins... when Brother Braddock first arrived,
Mom was upset during the Initiation-Into-Manhood-Process,
but she quickly learned that he YUVS (loves) it when we wrestle :)
Big Brother knows what's best!
We spend lots of time in our fancy schmancy double jogger!
But, Mama doesn't seem to jog much back there...hmmmm....

To Vashon, WA in July- Mama says it's the most beautiful place on earth.
I'll trust her on this one :)
Papa & Gramma with all FIVE of their grandkids (4 boys under 2!)
Baby Levi Eriksen was born exactly 4 months after Braddock
Gramma has him here!
Here's their happy family 0f FOUR! All 16 of the Kimball Clan grandkids!
If you can find me, you'll note I wasn't too happy about the hoopla involved...

there's about as many parents on the other
side of this shot trying to make us smile!
I turned T-W-O on August 6th!
I'm working hard to teach my brother the A B C's... he's on his way!
Remember my truck from Auntie Colettey that I was measured in my first 12 months?
Still put to lots of good use on a daily basis! Just a cute shot of my brother before I taught him how to
rocket launch his body out of that thing at like 4 months!
Sometimes when Mommy is busy babying my Baby Brother,
I make sure to take care of my very best friend, my Beary Bear!Teaching my bro all about the joys of TV!
Giving him a good rock! Just getting business done!
Donuts are our very favorite food at the Musilli house!
My hero, Joshua Snyder, passed on this BODOSHER
(bulldozer) to me! I YUV IT!
I pretty much yuv my yife if you can't tell!

I yuv my "new" bruver!
I yuv my friends!
I yuv my famiyee!
I YUV YOU for reading all about our yives!