Monday, December 24, 2007

More Holiday Adventures

Well we eventually made it into Kansas amidst the blizzard white out that gave our pilots less than 1/4 mile visibility. We were one of the last flights in on Saturday, and Brad's grandparents from St. Joseph, MO came to pick us up from the airport. They were able to come get us, but the dangerous conditions and multiple pile ups on the highways forced our way home not too feasible as visibility neared zero in the white out. We went a little south and pulled off to a shopping center to warm up at the bookstore and grab dinner to hopefully let the weather clear up, which didn't happen. Luckily Brad's aunt & uncle who live in North Kansas City who graciously agreed to take us all in for the night.

The next day we finally headed to St. Joseph, MO to G&G Wilson's and that night had dinner with both sets of grandparents and some extended family. Some of the pictures here are Brad's cousin Lori's children - Emily (4), Nicholas (16 mos). They were so sweet to him!

This morning we headed south to Wichita, KS and saw all the snow the storm left behind as it started melting off. We wanted to introduce Braden to the snow, so we took him out to make a Braden Snow angel. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and hope to have postings later this holiday as we head on to see more family and celebrate the New Year. Thanks for keeping up with us, we wish you all a prosperous and fulfilling New Year!! God Bless!

The Wilson's

Friday, December 14, 2007

Holiday Adventures

We have been enjoying the holiday season... we went to a christmas celebration on campus where Braden took his first ever photo with Santa... of course, Braden was sleeping at the time, but Santa didn't seem to mind:-)

Daddy got his picture with Braden in front of the LSU fire truck - the reflectors came out neat in the photo.

Last weekend was an area Christmas parade - a neighborhood parade only a mile from our street - so we met up with Jackson's family to enjoy the parade, have dinner together, and exchange gifts. The boys really enjoyed their new toys that made sound... Jackson played with his piano alligator long after they left our house, and Braden enjoyed the lights and sounds of his new toys a lot.

I took some pictures of the boys laying together... Jackson wanted to be right up next to Braden to see his face, and even managed to lift his little arm to put in on Braden's (BIG progress for Jackson!!)... and he kept rolling over to see Braden closer... it was just adorable:-)

The other pictures below are of Braden after Daddy put him down for a nap to bear weight on his knees, and it was too cute not to capture - the funniest part was when he later rolled over in his sleep into the second pose you see. It cracks me up how he sleeps sometimes, but I guess most kids have their own quirks like that too.

We have finally started speech (oral motor) therapy - and we are so very excited!! Braden was OK with most everything we worked on, like the massaging, but he definitely showed a non-preference by shaking his head back and forth to a few of the exercises.

He continues to enjoy bearing weight, especially leaning on the exercise ball. He recently has learned to cry for sympathy, and it's so sad and pathetic it is humorous... I love to see his personality grow.

We hope to make another post before heading off to see our families in Kansas... wish us safe travel up North, and keep posted for more pictures!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, we look forward to a fantastic new year!!

The Wilson's

Tuesday, December 04, 2007