Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Cousin Fun

Last Friday Brady and I headed back to Kimballton while Andy stayed in Ankeny to help our neighbor Bryce with putting in his patio. It was a short trip back but Brady got to see Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle Chris and his cousin Cadence. I was able to get my hair done and visit with everyone. The cousins are just TOO CUTE together!!! They are only 4months apart so they are very curious about each other when they're together. They are just so much fun to watch and we're so happy Brady has a cousin so close in age...I know they'll be great friends as they grow up.

Cadence and Brady sitting side by side with their sippy cups...

These pics are just too funny!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Mommy's Little Helper

Lately Brady has been infatuated with sweeping, mopping and are a couple pics of him 'helping' with the swiffer!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Yay! A Fence!!

The newest thing at the Cathcart household is the addition of a fence! Now we have a way to keep our wild child under control! We LOVE it! :-)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Laura and Adam's Wedding

On Saturday we headed to the Amana Colonies for Andy's cousin Laura's wedding. The ceremony was outside and it was a beautiful ceremony. Needless to say, with it being outside, Brady didn't understand why he had to try to sit still. I mean, mommy--we're outside...I'm supposed to run and play! So during the ceremony Andy ran after Brady (away from the ceremony). We then headed to the reception, which was in a neat barn and was decorated beautifully. It's amazing how different weddings are when you have a crazy 18-month old! He wanted to run around everywhere (did I mention we were in a wooden barn with lit candles everywhere?? I was a nervous wreck!). So after dinner and the toats, we decided it would be best for Andy to take Brady and I back to the hotel as it was well past his bedtime and he was exhausted...well apparently he got his second wind when we got back to the hotel! The little stinker didn't fall asleep until 11:30 p.m. When we're at home we just put him in his crib around 7:30 and he goes to bed...well in a hotel room and mommy in there with him, he wasn't going down witout a fight. He is a horrible co-sleeper...agh! It was a rough night with very little sleep for me...I can't count how many times he kicked me in the face! Ha ha! So after a sleepless night, we had breakfast. We were able to see the bride and groom and some other family before heading home. We are so happy for Laura and Adam, their day was beautiful!

Family Photo

Nana, Papa and Brady

Andy's aunt Marilyn and uncle Joe (it was great to see them!)

Unfortunately this was the only pic of the bride I got...she looked beautiful!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Funny Boy!

Brady loves to wear my sunglasses...and I love BIG sunglasses so it's always so funny to see him wearing them!
Here are some fun pics!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the daddys out there!
A special Happy Father's Day goes out to my dad and Andy's dad. We love you both so much!

Brady is so lucky to have such an amazing daddy in Andy. I can't wait to see how thier relationship will evolve over time. We love you Andy and Happy Father's Day!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Exciting News!!!

I can't believe I haven't posted about this yet!!! My littlest brother Nick and his girlfriend Kayla got engaged!!! It happened in Chicago the same weekend I was in Minneapolis on my girls weekend. We are SO happy for the two of them. They have decided on May 21, 2011 as their big day. We can't wait!
Congrats guys!!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

More 18 month Pics!!!

I got our CD of pictures from Jenn and I am more than excited with how they turned out! She did such an awesome job! I have a feeling she will be doing more pics for people very soon!!! I thought I'd post some of my favorites (although I love all of them!). I love the ones where you can tell he is dancing! Too cute! Enjoy!

This picture truthfully captures how he was that day!! Ha ha!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Pool Time...

On Sunday we got out Brady's pool. Well it wasn't much of a hit. Apparently he would rather be in a bigger pool or something. He pretty much tried to avoid his pool at all costs. We had to basically bribe him to get him to come near it! Hopefully he will warm up to it soon!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

18 Month Pics!

On Sunday Brady turned 18 months! Where has this past year and a half gone? It has been such a wonderful time in our lives and we don't know what we'd do without our little boy!
My friend Jenn took his 18 monts pics on Sunday and she has a preview on her blog and they are SO GOOD!!!! I LOVE THEM!!! You'll have to check them out! I can't wait to see all of them when she's done. She did such an amazing job!!!

OR you can just visit their link on the right hand side of our blog!!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Parade Fun!

On Saturday we headed up to Story City with the Fuhrmans and Waters so we could experience Scandinavian Days. We headed up in the morning to have some yummy pancakes and enjoy the parade. The boys were so cute and had a great time looking at all the parade entries go by. They got the hang of picking up the candy and they all got TONS! After the parade we went to go to the petting zoo. They had all kinds of animals that I know Brady would have loved to pet but he was no having it--he was exhausted and in desperate need of a nap so we had to cut the trip a little shorter than we had planned. We came home and he had a nice long nap and we just did stuff around the house.
We were in desperate need of a new vacuum (not sure if I spelled that right!) so our exciting purchase of the weekend was a new one. It's crazy how buying something like that can be we couldn't wait to get home and try it out...L.A.M.E!!! Ha ha!

How cute are these guys? All sitting in their chairs!

These guys are T-R-O-U-B-L-E!

Brady and Luke

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Mr. Mischievous

Here are some pics of Brady doing what he does best...being a lot of fun, being a typical boy and being full of mischief (just like his daddy!)

He loves to climb the stairs and play with his shoes too...

Driving around on his new wheels...he gets the power part but not the steering part yet...

He loves to look through the Fuhrman's fence to get a peek at Milo, their dog. He will shout and pant like a dog until Milo comes over...too funny!

Someone wants to be a big boy and go down the stairs the big boy way...but for now mommy needs to hold his hand

More Stairs Fun!