Friday, July 30, 2010

Out of the mouths of moms

Mckmama is doing a fun post on the funny things that we, as moms say.

My favorite one from the last week or so was, "No you can't drink mustard, it goes on your food. No, no I won't put it in a sippy cup for you."

So, I thought of a few more:

"Please don't play with that. Mommy said please, well, because it's mommy's and I said no. It is a maxi pad for when mommy has her period. Yes, it does look like a big band-aid. No, I will not put it on your owie on your leg. Please don't play with mommy's things."

"No, you may not take your pool ring night night with you. No, pool toys are for the pool. We don't live in the water so you may not sleep with you pool ring."

I will try to remember more of them and post. So funny!


Monday, July 26, 2010

Ainsley the puppy dog

Ainsley has been pretending to be animals a lot the last few days. She  has been a kitty, frog, kangaroo and bunny. But, her favorite animal to be is a puppy; she barks, wants you to rub her head, wants puppy treats, crawls around on her hands and knees and today has made a puppy bed. What a silly little girl!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Fun week of visitors!

We had a fun week of visitors here at the Braun house. On Wednesday night, my good friend Kara came over. So much fun! Then on Friday night, Sarah & Erik came over. We had a blast, ate some good food & played Mario Kart. It was quite competitive, let me tell ya :) Today, Saturday, Kirk's parents came into town to hang out for the day and we got to watch our darling niece Cameron. Good times! Thanks to all of our awesome visitors, if only every week was this much fun! Of course, I just realized that I didn't take any pictures, so nothing fun to look at, sorry!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Not much going on

(Ainsley "helping" feed Abby)
There is just not much going on lately. I have been trying and trying to think of something witty or interesting to write about, but to be honest with you, I've got nothin'. We have been laying low lately, trying to avoid the 300 degree weather with 100% humidity. Ainsley has been singing a Beatle's song, that thrilled me to no end. Adison is being a monkey & literally climbing the door jambs. Abby finally learned to transition from crawling to sitting up, she is still Army crawling, so freakin' cute! Kirk & I went out on a date yesterday, for the first time in approximately forever. We left all 3 kids with my Dad, THANKS DAD! We went to a movie and Barnes and Noble, going out to dinner was scheduled, but then my head decided to give me a migraine. I think that's about it, nothing too interesting, but like my Mom & I say, "Boring is good!"

Saturday, July 3, 2010


I have been feeling so blessed lately, so very humbled and aware of how unworthy I am. The Lord has blessed our lives, there is no other way to put it. We would have nothing without Him. We have been blessed with a wonderful marriage and with children. Children, that word is still so amazing to me. When we had Adison, we had no idea how easy we had it. There was no way for us to look into the future and see how difficult the road to children (multiple) would be. We assumed that having a second baby would be easy, we were so blessed with how quickly Adison came into our lives, there was no reason to believe that it wouldn't happen again. We finally decided to try again, one year passed and then another. I remember every month passing and it felt like another child wasn't going to happen. Then, we became pregnant again, the excitement, the joy! I felt pretty good, not much different than I did when I was pregnant with Adison. I clearly remember the day that I was to have my first prenatal appointment, for some odd reason I remember telling a co-worker of mine that if I didn't come back to work that my appointment didn't go well. The memories of that day are still so fresh in my mind, we lost our baby. The Beatles song, "Yesterday" resonated so strongly with me. I ended up having a D&C, a week later we were told that I had a molar pregnancy, the nurse said things such a genetic error, possible cancer and not trying again for another year. Time passed, cancer was not an issue and we got pregnant again, lost a baby, pregnant again, lost a baby, pregnant again, lost a baby. Then, I became pregnant, I remember praying to the Lord, asking Him to please bless us with this child. That I would dedicate this child to the Lord and raise him/her to be a follower of God. He heard our cries and our prayers and this time we were given a child. The feeling of receiving this blessing has not left my body, we were given a child. When she was a few months old, I unexpectedly became pregnant again, lost a baby, pregnant again, lost a baby, pregnant again, another unexpected blessing. We have been blessed three times by the Lord, words cannot explain how rich our lives feel. We have been given a gift.

This week, I learned of another couple that struggled with having a baby, then they were blessed with a child. But this child was not meant to live long on this earth, he is back in Heaven with his Father. The sadness that I feel for this couple is overwhelming, their strength in the Lord is beautiful to witness.

This is a reminder to me to not sweat the small things, to truly cherish each moment that God has given me with these darling girls. To hug them extra close because we have been given this gift, freely given.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


July 1st Megan and Brent will be holding Cohen’s memorial service. The moment of silence is an opportunity for Megan’s blog community to stand behind her and support her on this difficult day. Linking up will give Megan a chance to see the support at a glance.