Saturday, March 27, 2010

House Sold!

Our house has SOLD!
We are still not sure about our closing date, but it should be around graduation time! Things are really coming together for us. We can't believe it has almost been four years. Dental School has flown by.

Here are a few updated pictures of Braelyn. We have been enjoying the Spring weather and have spent lots of time out with the neighbors and friends.

Last night right before we came inside, Brae pointed up at the moon and signed ball. I love that she is learning so much and is so curious about everything.

The pictures of her in her red jacket are on St. Patrick's Day. She did have a green shirt on and the inside of her jacket is green. I love to take her out on the deck and have a mini photo shoot, but she gets irritated with me as you can see by the photo.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Learning and Walking

Braelyn has recently started to CHOOSE to walk. Although she has been able to walk for well over a month now, she has realized that walking is much faster than crawling. There have been lots of bruises and crying, but she still gets up and tries again and again.

We have been watching signing times every day (it is the only way she holds still long enough to get her hair done). She loves it!!! I uploaded a short clip of me trying to get her attention while watching Signing Time... She signs:
All done
More (She even tries to say this one "MOE")
Ball (Shoes and ball look a lot like more so luckily she says MOE)
Baby (this one is still my favorite)
Thank you
Prayer (We taught her to fold her arms when we say prayers and now when I say prayer she gets ready. She even attempts to say AMEN at the end)

She also knows where her belly button is, well...sort of, sometimes she points to her chest or leg. She can show you her tongue and point to your hair, nose, eyes, ears, mouth, hands and feet. She also thinks she knows what a pig says and she does do the same noise every time and scrunches her nose up :)

Brae looks more like her least that is what people tell me. So one day we decided to do Daddy's hair. Brae thought it was funny.

Oh yes and she loves gum! She is definitely a Perrero!

Monday, March 8, 2010


These first few pictures are at the end of our Spring Break. I have been watching the neighbor boys on Monday and Wednesday. Brae loves them at the house and she especially loves to ride in Carter's truck! Somehow they all wore blue that day:)
Braelyn has been walking so well inside that we have given her a few chances to try her skill outdoors. She loves outside and if you ask her about it she immediately looks at or walks to the door and whines to go out.
We spent most of our Break in Williamsburg, VA. It was so much fun to see the historical sites, relax, enjoy food and friendships. The drive was 9 hours! Brae did great in the car, although there was a few tantrums, she learned some new signs and how to show everybody her tongue.
I can't believe that they held prisoners in these before their court trials. Jeff and Ashley got to be in reenactment in the courthouse. I don't have any pictures because Braelyn did not want to listen.
Matthew and Brae became best of friends. You will see later, that she cried whenever Matthew was going to bed. I love her pigtail hairdo, especially after it comes out and she has horns.

We came across wild Bamboo. It was the first time I have seen so much of it. Brae loved it and so did Jeff, I even snapped a shot of Jeff climbing up the shoots.

I love this picture. Too bad, Jeff has his admission sticker on :(
This was a first for Brae. That's right, she had never been in a swimming pool before and as you can tell by her expression she was thrilled. She didn't mind doing back floats, kicking and yes..being dunked. That's what you get when your mommy taught swimming lessons for five summers.
Tonight we had family home evening and Brae showed her newest skill...folding her arms. It is so fun to watch this little girl grow, we love her more every day!