S: Braden Age 1-2
BC: From Toddler to little boy
FC: BRADEN Age 1-2
1: To our Big Boy Braden, Love Mummy & Daddy
3: Play time | "The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful."" Author: E.E. Cummings
4: ENGLAND, April 2010
5: In April 2010, we took you to England to meet your English side of the family for the first time. While we were there we visited Hastings Coast, Boden Castle, the famous Roman City of Bath, Stone-Henge, and spent a whole week in the New Forest with the entire family! When it was time to leave, a volcano erupted in Iceland which meant we couldn't fly home! We got to spend an extra week visiting and playing with friends & family we love.
6: GREAVES REUNION | 2010
7: We stayed opposite an old Church where Alice from Lewis Carol's 'Alice in Wonderland' was buried.
8: We spent the day in Hastings visiting the smuggler's caves, playing at the arcades and eating fish & chips on the beach. | It was a cold, windy day, but you had so much fun playing with all the pebbles on the beach & strolling around with your cousins, Felix & Oliver.
9: ENGLAND | Hastings,
10: With | You with your friendTegan (born on the same day!) | Uncle Matt giving you big cuddles at Geeorge's Birthday party
11: going down the slide with Grandma! | playing with cousin Felix
12: Tenterden Railway Station
13: Grandpa & Me | We went to Tenterden and took the Steam Train to Boden Castle! You loved the sound the train made, and the view along the way, and got to sit with Grandpa Greaves (who you just met for the 1st time).
14: Round Trip to | Boden Castle
15: We spent the day exploring Boden Castle, walking the grounds, feeding the ducks and playing by the moat. | Here you Daddy & Grandpa | are climbing to the top of the Castle on the steep stairways
16: You & your cousin Oliver | the | NEW | FOREST
17: We spent the week in the new forest with all of your English family. You had so much fun playing in the woods with your cousins, going for walks with mummy & even when on your 1st bike ride with Uncle Josh! | Playing by the 1000 yr old tree
18: Mowing the Lawn with Daddy is one of your favorite things to do, and you look so cute doing it!! | Daddy & Me
19: Grandpa & Me | You also love spending time with Grandpa Del. Here you are in front of his airplane, which you think is awesome!
21: PLAY TIME | We love you and the funny things you do!
22: BOY n. noise with dirt on it.
23: "The face of a child can say it all, especially the mouth part of the face." Author: Jack Handy
24: At Uncle Al & Aunt | SUMMER FUN | Kristen's BBQ, you had a | blast playing in the sandpit | with your cousin Delson! | You also tried your 1st | popsicle and loved it, & | got just a little bit messy!
25: Here you and Delson are sitting on | Grandpa Dels' Knee!
26: July 4th Fun Swimming with Uncle Brandon
27: The 4th July Fireworks were a little loud & Scary for you! :-( | so | Sad | lBut so | CUTE!
28: PLAY TIME JULY 4TH
29: BORN TO RIDE
30: DATE__________ | BIG BROTHER BRADEN
31: DATE__________ | DATE__________ | On August 11 2010, your baby sister Gemma was born- making you a new big brother! Your two Grandma's looked after you while we were at the Hospital, and when we brought Gemma home, you were so excited to have a new best friend!
32: GEMMA & ME | DATE_____________ | You love your new little sister! You think every little thing she does is really funny, and you give her lots of hugs and kisses! You're really gentle and protective of her: You are a great big bro!
34: Seattle Aquarium | In October we went to Seattle for the weekend & took you to the aquarium to see all the different sea creatures! You had so much fun exploring with mummy & Daddy and even got to touch some star fish!
36: Halloween 2010
37: For Halloween we dressed you up as the cutest little pop we've ever seen, and | took you "trunk or treating: with your cousin Delson. You were old enough to say "trick or treat!" and had a blast collecting & eating lots of candy!
38: PUMPKIN PATCH
41: "Thanksgiving Day will soon be here | It comes around but once a year | If I could only have my way, | We'd have Thanksgiving every day."
44: We had lots of fun playing in the snow this winter! We tried to build a little snowman, but mostly you just wanted to run around and slide in it, watch the snowflakes fall, and eat the snow from the ground!
45: J O Y
46: The snow fell gently all the night. It made a blanket soft and white. It covered houses, flowers and ground But did not make a single sound
47: Many Winter Memories!
48: "The best of all gifts around any tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in eachother." Author: Burton Hillis
49: "At Christmas, Cousins are the presents under the tree." Author: Karen Decourcey
50: Playing at the... | PARK
51: In January we went to Las Vegas to stay with Great Grandma & Grandpa Fritzler. They doted on you & said you reminded them of Daddy! Here you are playing on the big boy slides with Delson at a park near by
53: Belaggio, Las Vegas
55: Fun at the Venetian with Mummy, Daddy & Grandpa
56: 2 | Birthday | For your second birthday we threw you a big Yo | Gabba Gabba party because it was your favourite! | Your cousins and friends came and gave you lots of | fun presents, and you all had a blast playing in your new mini Cooper from | Grandma & Grandpa! Mummy made you a big cake but you didn't eat it- you just wanted all the colored fondant balls!
57: "There's a party in my tummy! So yummy, so yummy!"
60: February March April | May June July | August September October | November December January | 2
61: This year we have enjoyed watching you grow from a cute little toddler into a darling little boy! It has not only been a year of fun times and adventures, but a year full of important milestones as you have learned to walk and talk and develop and express your sweet personality! You are a true BOY through and through! This past year you have loved riding on anything and everything with wheels: cars, trains, planes, bikes, toys, razors, four-wheelers, lawn-mowers and more! You love playing outside in the mud and dirt, and always have a toy car in your hand! You are really smart! By the age of 2 you were talking in full sentences and paragraphs, which is really advanced for your age! We have loved hearing all of the funny, cute and clever things you have had to say! You also learned all of your shapes , colors and numbers to 20! WOW You are also really SWEET! You are gentle and kind to Gemma, you share nicely with your friends, and give lots of cuddles to Mummy and Daddy which we love! We love watching you grow & change day by day, month by month, into our sweet, smart and gorgeous son! This book is for you to know how much fun we have together & how much we love you! | Braden | Love Mum & Dad