Tuesday, May 20, 2008

First Trip to Canada

We traveled to Canada on May 15, 2008 to visit with my family and celebrate my grandparents 55th wedding anniversary.

Britton actually traveled extremely well on the plane, he loved looking out the windows!
We arrived at my dad's house and the first thing Britton did was climb up the stairs - he had never seen stairs before in a house so he was pretty excited!

He made it to the top but couldn't' figure how to make it down without falling down!
He was really happy to see his Opa (my dad) as well.
These are my grandparents - they were celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary!
Aren't they adorable!

Britton was really excited to meet all my family, he loved all the attention! This is my Auntie Patti, she loves children!
Brandon played some of the family games. They were put together by my Auntie Leslie and were so much fun!
While we played games, Britton hung out with his great-Oma and great-Opa.
Brandon also got to go horseback riding with some of the cousins.
While daddy was gone, Britton got spoilt! I'm not sure what he all ate this weekend but he sure liked this sour candy.
Britton loved Uncle Greg, he laughed and played with him all weekend.
Britton even got to try out the horse!
He played with his cousins - Brayden and Logan.
We had an "Oudman Idol" competition with judges and karaoke. This is my Auntie Janice and myself giving it a try. Brandon is also the new reigning Oudman Idol.
After our family reunion, we came back to Edmonton and got to spend some time with my best friend, Bethany. We sure miss her and wish she would come visit more often.
Before we left Canada, we made a Build-A-Bear with Britton.
Opa, Britton and the Canadian moose, a keepsake from Canada and a birthday present from Opa.
Are we going home already?

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Britton's 1st Birthday

It's hard to believe that Britton is already 1 year old. This year has flown by!

We decided to buy Britton his first car for his birthday. I think he liked it!

We celebrated with a birthday party at Garner Street Park on May 10, 2008.

It was a monkey theme - this cake was decorated by myself and Abbey. Isn't it cute?

I thought the muffins looked pretty good as well!

Uncle Jordan and Britton.
Britton wasn't too sure about the icing. We had pictures taken the day before and he cried until the icing was off his hands - just a little cupcake and a small amount of icing the day of the party!

E-mama (Brandon's mom) and Britton.

E-dada (Brandon's dad) and his grandson.

Auntie Meghan was so happy to be home to see Britton this weekend.
Uncle Jordan and Courtney.
Our family!Britton and his best friend, Reed, on Jeff's lap. Britton was actually trying to push Reed off!
Britton and the "big boys" - Will and Jaden.

Friday, May 9, 2008

The Twelfth Month - May 9, 2008

These past 11 months have flown by. He has grown so much and added so much to our lives.

April 14, 2008 Abbey and I took the boys for a walk in the mall. We stopped to play at the kids area and Britton "chased" Reed. It's so cute to see them playing together!
April 17, 2008 Britton had his first haircut by Mrs. Jennifer today. He actually didn't mind it at all. After his haircut, we went to Travis Price Park as a family. Britton experienced the swings for the first time and he loved it!

We just love our little boy!

We bought Britton this tunnel at Target, but he's still trying to figure it out. He loved to play peek-a-boo with it, but he's doesn't want to crawl through it. He does love it when Brandon or I try to squeeze our way through!

Britton tried yogurt for the first time at Panera and absolutely loved it!

April 28, 2008 We moved from Cedar Hill to Springfield. This was our house "in the country" but Brandon decided it was too far out!