I say it every year with every kid...I can not believe another year has passed and Brady is 9!!!
My very first blog post on our original blog was the day we found out you were a boy, I can not express to the excitement and joy your daddy and I felt.
You surprised us all by coming 3wks early, the first day of Spring Break which was supposed to be a week of getting a lot done to prepare for you but you had other plans. Yes, we were super excited but being new parents we were scared to death. Ready or not you came and our changed our lives forever for the better!
The moment we held you our eyes were full of tears and our hearts were pounding out of our chest with joy! We couldn't believe we finally got our baby!
You're birthday was one of the happiest days of our lives! Our once broken hearts, after the miscarrying and then months of trying again had been put back together again by you!
Our love for you is explainable! You bring us so much joy! You're huge sensitive heart, loving, caring, tender ways are amazing!
You love hard, you put your whole heart into everything you whether its playing sports, homework, or just life! Though you have a sensitive side you are super competitive, I can not imagine why :). Most of the time a great quality, but sometimes it can get the best of you but I know it's just b/c of the sentence above, you give your all and do your best and expect to be the best but not in a cocky way.
Your smile is contagious and you shine so brightly wherever you go! You are a natural leader and have a personality that draws others to you and I pray God can use this quality in you in marvelous ways!
You have taught us so much over the last 9yrs. You have taught us how to love unconditional, how to provide, parent, discipline and much much more! We love you so much and look forward to seeing the you grow into the man God created you to be!
Happy 9th Birthday to you, our Brady Boozer!
A little walk down memory lane...
Sadly 5th and 6th didn't get blogged but I am determined to catch up on my old blog, so it will happen soon. I'd say missing 2 out of 8 isn't so bad.
I either have pictures taken of the kids each year for their bday or take a few myself. This year I just snapped a few of Brady myself. I decided taking a few in the same outfit he wore for Christmas pics was a great idea that way if I frame any they'll would match. Although our photographer got an amazing pic of him so not sure I could hang anything next to it, lol. Of course I also had to find a cool 9 shirt as well!
Let's back up to last night for a minute.
So I made a cake yesterday and if I can say so, a pretty cute one at that! Though this may not seem like a big deal to most it is for me b/c I don't bake, like this is my first cake to make ever so I had to document it! I'd prefer to eat anything greasy or fried over sweet any day so that might be reason one why I've never been very interested in baking. Second, I tried baking a little at our old house and after several failed attempts at it, either over cooking or under cooking, I gave up. Come to find out months later my heating element was out, so technically my failures weren't all my fault.
I actually love to cook and I'd say I'm a pretty decent cook so I'm not a complete failure in the kitchen. In saying that I decided a couple of years ago that if I could cook I should be able to bake, although I feel like they are totally different things. Also hacing kids, baking is such a fun thing to do together with that ends with a bonus, yummy treat just another reason to start. So, for Charley's bday a couple of years ago I made some cupcakes that turned out really cute and good, I did have a little help from m bestie. Then here and there some brownies and cookies with the kids, I even made that same bestie I mentioned above some copy cat American Cookie double doozie cookies that were the bomb. Poor Brady has taken after me and isn't much of a cake guy so its always hard to know what to do for him for his bday. It took me years of spending lots of $ on cakes and cupcakes for me to figure it out. So I knew that I wasn't going to spend $ for someone else to make one but I wanted him to have a cake and we were having people over for dinner to celebrate. When I found this cake on Pinterest, link below, I thought to myself why not and to my surprise it turned out great!!!
So thankful for my adorable sous chief who helped put on more than 1/2 of the orange Reese's pieces or I might still be putting them on!
Then we started added the orange, btw, it took two full bags.
Corby helped put a few on too!