Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Halloween Costume Time!

Well, at least a search for a Halloween costume.

A few weeks ago we received a catalog in the mail from a costume place online. Kian quickly took over the catalog and has looked at it often in his room.

He informed us that he wanted to be Iron Man.

The next week, he wanted to be an astronaut.

And finally, the last two weeks he's wanted to be a Ghostbuster. Why? I have no idea since the movie was popular when *I* was a tween! The only thing that Jamie and I can figure is that he got the idea from the game that was released sometime this summer. Kian watched Jamie play through the Ghostbuster game and loved it.

So, today, I asked him if he was for sure about the Ghostbuster (which also comes with an inflatable proton pack and yet another reason why I think he likes it). He said he still wanted to be it and I told him to make sure becuase he couldn't change his mind after we got the costume. He was sure so I took him to the Spirit Halloween store and we snagged the last small of the uniform. He's pretty excited about it!

So now we wait for Hallow's Eve to come and see if our little Ghostbuster still wants to take on the job. Hopefully so or he will be going as "Kian" lol

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Braeden Thomas Liam

12 weeks before he was due, Braeden Thomas Liam decided to make his way into the world. He was born September 13th at 2:05AM and weighed only 2lbs 11oz. He is doing very well considering he is premature. He does have a long road to go until his due date which was December 4th. He will remain in the NICU until that time.

Oddly enough, on Saturday, September 11 my mom, my cousin, Laura's best friend, and myself threw a baby shower for Laura! In fact, I had been home about 6 hours when I got that call that Braeden had arrived.

So I am officially an aunt! A worried aunt, but an aunt none-the-less :)

A cool side note, that I can't resist sharing, is about Braeden's name. His name is Irish, just like Kian's! Laura asked me a few months ago for help on where to look for Irish names to get some ideas and to throw out some suggestions. Braeden has two middle names to honor both of his grandfathers. Thomas is the name of his paternal grandpa. Liam is the Gaelic form of William which is our step-dad's middle name - our stepdad has always been a dad to us. In fact if we were having any other kiddos I would have used either William or Liam for a boy's middle name for the same honor (no we aren't having any more, not worth the risk to my life!)

Anyway, Braeden not only has a strong name but some good Irish blood in him to help him fight through these next 12 weeks. This Aunt's heart is with him...