Thursday, June 30, 2016

Brayden's Big Week

Brayden has been hitting some big milestones/personal goals this past week and I couldn't let it go by without documenting it!

First, he was MVP of his baseball game again the other week!! Seriously guys, I am one of those crazy baseball Moms and I am for sure his biggest cheerleader so this just makes me so so proud! And even better was how proud he was of himself! I love seeing that in my kids! It shows that hard work really does pay off, and boy has he been putting in the work and practicing to get better. For a boy who hasn't had drive or determination for anything yet, this is so good to see!


Another big moment was when he moved up to the next level in swim class! He goes to a semi private swim school and that's because we really want him to learn how to swim.  He has always had fear of water, or more so water just touching his face, therefore he would NEVER go underwater, which led to months and months, and years of failed swim lessons.  When we started back at this school earlier this year, I could tell this would be his time.  He was doing exactly what the instructor asked him to do and he was progressing more than I had ever seen.  He has moved up now 2 classes in less than 3 months and that is a HUGE improvement for him.

the swim school gives you a ribbon for completing each level


Brayden has finally mastered the monkey bars!! If you know my son, you know he does things at his own (kind of slow) pace and only when he is ready.  You cannot push him to do things.  We have been trying to get him to master the monkey bars for a couple of years now and up until now he has only been able to do 3-4 bars.  But now, he has it down! We are SO proud of him for not giving up!


To top off Brayden's great week, he lost his very first tooth last Friday night!! It had been loose for a couple of weeks but not really loose.  He kept playing with it and finally last Wednesday he said it was really loose, and it was! You could tell he wanted it out so he kept trying himself and he even let Rick try and grab it out (which I was shocked he was letting him do that!) Well come Friday, it still hadn't fallen out even with all the pinching and even biting into an apple so when my in laws were over for dinner, my MIL just said let me see it and reached her hand in and grabbed it right out! He was totally OK with it too! He was so happy when it was finally out!

He kept talking about the tooth fairy and then him and Ella started asking all kinds of questions, how big is she? how does she get in? what will she bring? do they have to be asleep for her to come? It was so cute but I should have been a little more prepared LOL

I was prepared however, for what to do with his tooth! I purchased a super cute tooth pillow and tiny envelopes from Etsy.  Before he went to bed, we placed his tooth pillow on his bed and once he was asleep the tooth fairy wrote a little letter along with a 5 dollar bill and a 1 dollar gold coin.  The next morning he was up bright and early and came in our room to wake me up to show me. He had the biggest smile ever on! The thing he loved the most was the tiny letter (I knew he would)  It's the little things people :)

My little boy continues to amaze me - I am SO lucky to be his Mama.  I couldn't love him more if I tried.

*linking up with Annie for Thoughts for Thursday


  1. Dang, Lizzie! What a HUGE week for him!! I know that you're just so proud! And that is fantastic news about him moving up in swimming... gives me hope for Jacob!

  2. Oh my goodness! Yay Brayden!!! Wow! You must be so proud of him. Gosh, so many things happened for him all at once. How exciting! I love watching our babies gain confidence. It's the best feeling in the world! Congrats again on all his achievements! What a great boy!