Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

We hope you have a blessed, healthy, happy, Merry Christmas.
Love-Nathan, Ashley, & Brayden

Baby Jesus

Brayden's sitter did christmas party with all of the children's families, the kids had been practicing the christmas story program. It was very cute, and some of the little ones got stage fright but it still turned out so well. Brayden had the leading role as Baby Jesus ;) After their play, we had dinner, and then we celebrated by having a Baby Jesus' (the real one) birthday party. I love that she teaches the real meaning of Christmas to all of them, and what a better way to get it through 3 and 4 year olds than to have a birthday party!!!!!

Its Cereal Time

Brayden got his first feeding of cereal a couple of weeks ago, and he loved it. Here is a video of his first feeding. Soo cute, and I cant believe how well he took to it his first time, and he has only gotten better from there---well as long as he isnt too tired to eat from the spoon. video

We are Behind!!!

I know I know...its been a long time--who knew the holidays could be so busy. I honestly thought with the Bray being here we would be less busy, but I was obviously mistaken. But I love it, and with Christmas being tomorrow I think I am more excited than when I was little, especially now that the bad weather seems to have passed. So I think I havent updated pics from Thanksgiving---oh wait I didnt get many pics of thanksgiving or the weekend to follow. I dont know why, I guess it just flew by too quickly....I did get a few though, and one of my favorites is the cutest picture of our little nephew Cohen lovin on Brayden. I cant wait to see how they are together this coming weekend. I promise I will remember to take more pictures!!!
Cohen lovin on Brayden
Cohen is helping Aunt Jesie open up presents for the upcoming newest little addition to the Flinn family---three boys---we cant wait!
Before we headed back to Illinois we had to stop and see Aunt Brookie, so we met at the Mills for some dinner and to get a feeding in for Bray and it gave Brooke some time to snuggle with our little man.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

What Brayden has been up to---see how he has grown!

Sorry for not posting more pics lately. Brayden is three months old now---and boy has he grown, and he has learned his voice and is making the cutest coos, he barely cries anymore! (knock on wood) If I can learn how to post video I will post his little conversations he has been having with mommy and daddy. He has also come to have very good schedule and is only waking up once during the night and its to eat and back to bed he goes Here are some pictures over the past week or two. This weekend we are off to Missouri to have Braydens first thanksgiving with the Flinn Family and Jesie's babyshower to celebrate the upcoming arrival of our newest nephew :)--so stayed tuned for pics with the fam.
One of our new faces.
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Our little guy is all smiles, almost all the time.

He still loves the bath.

Our new way to sleep
All cozy in a really cool fleece wrap that our nonna made for him.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

HELP--Im going behind bars for GOOD!!!!

THATS RIGHT---IM GOING TO JAIL FOR GOOD! A warrant has been issued for my arrest! Tomorrow I am going to be "Locked Up" to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association...and if I cant raise $ 2008.00 bail by tomorrow at 10 am, they are throwing away the key FOREVER! PLEASE VISIT MY WEBPAGE TO HELP PROVIDE HOPE FOR KIDS AND ADULTS WITH NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASE---did you know that just my bail alone will help someone with a wheelchair or leg brace? And $85 dollars funds one minute of research? They need all the money they can get!!! My webpage is https://www.joinmda.org/bloomingtonnormalil2008/ASHLEYFLINN

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Brayden's First Halloween

Happy Belated Halloween!!! We had so much fun carving Bray's first pumpkin, going to his first halloween party and parade, and ofcourse his first Halloween night and the weather was beautiful!!!!! We hope everyone enjoyed their Halloween activities as much as we did. Another perk to being a parent...you dont have to feel silly about being excited about pumpkins, costumes, and candy.
Daddy carving Brayden's first pumkin.
Brayden with his carved pumpkin and his soft pumpkin Nonna and Pa gave him.
Brayden's first Halloween parade and party. Arent all the little kids so cute? The party was so much fun, even if Brayden was too little to understand, Im pretty sure he still enjoyed it. I cant wait for next year!
Bray and Mommy enjoying his party.
Our little lion :)
Trick or Treat!!!
My sister, her friend, Katelynn (my brother's girlfriend), and my brother, getting ready to enjoy the halloween party Alexanne threw at my parents.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Brayden weekend Pictures

Random Pics from the weekend.
Getting our bath before our long weekend away.
Hanging out at Aunt Amanda's and Uncle Jesse's--thanks for letting us stay with you to break up our trip. It was fun seeing Cohen play with Bray!
Brayden got to hang out with Aunt Alexanne, Uncle Joe, and Grandma while Mommy was getting ready for the wedding and Daddy was helping the wedding family. Dressed up for the wedding
Watching TV with Dad in the hotel room. Doesnt he look like Nathan so much here??

Meeting Uncle Jared and Aunt Nici

While we were in Columbia over the weekend, Brayden got to meet his Uncle Jared and Aunt Nici. They drove over from Kansas City and met us for lunch. It was so good to be able to visit with them, we miss not seeing them.

Congratulations Tori and Tim!!!

This weekend was Tori and Tim's big weekend. We had a lot of fun decorating, spending time with friends, and seeing the happy couple celebrate their special day. Thank you guys for asking me to be a part of your day.
Also Congratulations to Tori's grandparents. On October 25, Tori's grandparents have been married 40 years--so Tori and Tim will share their anniversary with her grandparents..how neat! 40 years--wow---I cant wait!!!!!

More Fall Fun

I think I may have mentioned before how much I love fall. I could go to the pumpkin patch or on a hayride, or on a walk through the park everyday of fall if I had the chance, and now that we have little Brayden fall has taken on a whole new kind of fun, many fall and halloween pictures to come. A couple of weekends ago, Jesse, Amanda, and Cohen came for a visit on the same weekend we do my family trip to the pumpkin patch, so we thought it would be fun for them to come with us. Cohen was so cute and fun, and it makes us look forward to pumpkin patch trips with Brayden next year, I think next year we will have to do a trip to the pumpkin patch in Missouri too, with all of Nathans family, where there will be three boys to bring along! YAY!! That means we can look forward to three trips to three different pumpkin patches next year! We are so glad Amanda, Jesse, and Cohen made the trip out to visit, we loved having them--hurry back!
When we got there we all thought it would be fun to start the exploration with something sweet. Here is Aunt Brookie sharing her pumpkin ice cream with Cohen. Here our the Flinn boys!!!! I love this picture. Isnt he the cutest? We hope little Brayden grows up to be this cute! Family Pics Even Bray got to do the how tall this year---wont it be fun to see how tall he is next year.
Aunt Alexanne posing Top Model style with the snake gourd.
Brooke and Alexanne picking their pumkins and gourds.
After such a long day the family decided since we were in Amish country to stop at the Amish buffet....I know buffet normally equals GROSS--but this is homecooked actually very good, especially the dessert ;)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wedding Weekend

Hi all, I have gotten behind on my blogging, and we have had many things to blog about. But for now we are focused on this weekend and my friend Tori's wedding. Getting our blog updated comes next week. Two weekends ago we made the trip back to Missouri (family pics to be added later) to celebrate Tori's bachelorette party and shower. The weather was beautiful--a perfect Saturday for the wineries. Sunday we had the bridal shower. The whole weekend was great, and it was so fun to get to be able to catch up with some of my friends, which I rarely get to do when we make trips home. You may be seeing that as one of my goals in a new years resolution blog in the future! Because I am craving to blog, and have little time I thought I would keep with the upcoming weekend and share some pics from the pre-wedding festivities.....Here are some pictures of the bride and her bridesmaids--you might see a pic or two of Baby Bray as well---I couldnt resist.

Mommies need to have fun too---right? The bride looking beautiful!

Half of her bridesmaids have little ones----all boys!!! How time flies when your having fun!! Ofcourse my little guy--Baby Brayden!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Our little pumpkin

Last Friday my sister and I took Brayden to the pumpkin patch with his sitter and the other little ones. We decided to dress Bray up in his little pumpkin outfit. Another trip may be planned in the very near future with daddy....stay tuned!
Brayden cant wait to be old enough to play...but mommy can! Mad little pumpkin Aunt Alexanne found a pumpkin!