Thursday, June 10, 2010

My Graduation

Another exciting event we had in May was my graduation from grad school. For the last eighteen months I have been working on my Master of Education in Teacher Leadership via online courses. I can't tell you enough how excited I am to be finally be done with assignments, midterms and final exams!!

This was a fun mini trip that we are able to spend with my parents. Believe it or not, this was Brayden's first time to actually stay in a hotel....5 years old and he had never stayed in a hotel before. He was beyond excited and loving every second of it, especially the elevator! He kept calling the hotel, the "show in tell" and by the end of the weekend was wanting us to move into one. On Sunday, we drove down a little further to Port Arthur, TX (close to Galveston) so Brayden could see the ocean for his first time. He LOVED the waves! I wish we could have stayed longer and actually enjoyed the ocean but unfortunately we had a 6 hour drive ahead of us.
It didn't take long before he wanted to switch into his swimsuit and try out his "surfing pose."

I can't wait to go back and spend more time enjoying the ocean and beach....hopefully we will make it down there again this summer. :)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Brayden's Birthday

Last month we had a pretty busy month. It started off with Brayden celebrating his 5th Birthday. It was pretty exciting for him!! His party was on the first of May which was a little confusing for him. In his mind, he turned 5 on his party day which actually was ten days before his actual birthday. In the long run, I think it worked out well because we ended up celebrating his birthday for a week and a half. :)
His party day started off with his soccer game:
From there we headed over to his party:

This game happened to be his favorite. It was called toliet tag. When you were tagged you had to sit down like a toliet and wait for someone to come sit on you and flush to free you.

After his party, we went straight to the hockey game. Although the Americans, didn't win this night we still had a great time with my parents. It was the final home game of the season so everyone in the crowd got free tshirts to wear. :)
After the game we stuck around to get a few autographs and then headed home to open presents from my parents. (It was so late we had to wait to open friend's gifts in the morning.)
Grandma and Papa got him some "new" hockey equipment. (Play it Again Sports is a GREAT store to get some used sports equipment if you have one in your area.)

We had an exhausting but FANTASTIC day! Thanks to everyone who helped celebrate with us!

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