Friday, September 30, 2011

~ Braden ~ One Year Old

My youngest grandson
Braden turned one year
old on September 20.

He was a bit excited!

I love it!

When my grandson,
Caleb was born I started making
and decorating his birthday cakes.
So when brother DJ came along I
started the same thing with him.
Well, of course Nana could not do
it for the other two and not Braden!

First let me go on record as saying
that mixing icing colors is not anything
like mixing oils to paint with....
And I really don't like doing it,
or even making icing...

But, I hope that one day
when I am gone, my grandson's
can look back and remember
the special cakes I made for
just them on their b-day!

With that said, let me show you
Bradens first cake~

Took 2 cakes mixes,
3- 8 inch square pans
icing and colors....

Icing between each layer and
stacked on top of each other to
make it high so it would
favor a block.

This is Mommy ligthing the
candle in hopes of Braden
blowing it out...
that did not happen.

And this is Bradens first look
at his special cake. Loved
that reaction!
To sweet.

Then he starts grabbing for
the cake as Mommy brings
it close to him...

and he got
his finger in the icing!

Then he dives in!

Braden, enjoying his first special
cake from Nana.

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 I am laying here, flat on my back,
with ice....I am having some major back issues and
the my chiropractor suggested I take today off,
stay in this position until today's visit.
I say the pain is less this morning then
yesterday. Hoping for a full recovery.....

That out of the way, I want to say that I love
fall. Today has turned off cooler and the leaves
are just now getting a hint of color change to them.
But another reason I love the fall time is
that it produces the most prettiest sunrises
and sunsets.

On my trips to work this week I viewed two really
pretty ones that I would like to share.

This one was taken on Wed.

And this one was taken on Thursday. I looked up
as I was leaving Dunk'n Donuts getting my coffee....

Not as pretty as the day before but it was nice.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Elephant in the Sky

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday Little One

Braden ~ Born September 20, 2010.
My youngest grandson is
turning 1 yr. old.

These are just a few shots through
is his young life.

This next shot is of him on his
1st Halloween.

Nana loves to pose him for pics.

I love this shot. His Mom was giving
him a bath in the sink. Look at
that look of love of his face.

1st Christmas.

Yes, that's Braden and his Nana (me) on his
first time to stay the night with me.

Learning he has hands.

So much fun getting this shot.

This is in Vanderbilt hospital when Braden
had to have surgery. All was well and
he did fine. Of course this
shot was before surgery.

Trying to check out Dakota. This is when
he learned to pull up and walk around
the furniture.

Braden stayed one day with me and
we got these shots.
I love this one.

Not looking to happy to have
Nana taking his pics today.

This shot was just taken last Suday. His hair
has really grown and curled up.

Gotta love that face and those cheeks.

Happy 1st birthday Braden. Nana
loves you.

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Great Nephew ~ Coleman

Now I have always known that I was a great aunt! lol
But until Cole came along I didn't get that title...

He was born in March, early and weight in a little
over 4 lbs....and look at him now!

Beautiful baby boy.
I kept this little guy last weekend and I loved it.
He is so sweet.
And of course I took the camera...
He played so well.
But we had to try out all the toys!
Reminded me so much of when I use to keep his was like loving on Chase all over

Love you baby Cole and when you get a bit older
boy do I have stories about you dad I will share with

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Night Shooting

Playing around with a Nikon D3100 and I love it...
but I am still thinking that I will take it
up one more step to the D5100 as my
up grade.

But these are some shots I got with the D3100.
Just off the porch, down the drive and thru the
trees, I caught this...

And hanging off the eve of my porch I found this
guy. Now let me say first that I did not
get to close because my biggest fear is
a spider. But I have to admit the webs
are a work of art....check this one out.

And here is from another view. Look
at the work that goes into that, and it
will be gone in the morning.
Got this critter (whatever he is) climbing up
the rail.
But just ahead of him was this greeny looking spider.
I never hold the rail at night as I walk down the steps...
On the birdbath turned planter I saw this guy.
And no, this is not a turd, its a snail....
climbing on the house.
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Friday, September 9, 2011

A Dog on the Roof.....For Real

You have to look close cause he sort of blends
in.....yes, that is a dog on the roof!

Caught this the other day near work...
the neighbor says he just comes out
of the window, then goes back in that

Sorry about the pic but was actually, which
is rare, without a camera so I had to use the

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Oh My Gosh....How Cute is He?

I had my youngest grandson at the house
a week or so ago while is Mom was working.
So I had to get the camera out and play.

My sis in law gave me a couple of old
suitcases so I thought I would try Braden
in one of them. I draped a tie around
his neck and hung a hat on the corner.

This is how that shot came out....
I had to take several of course while I had
him still.
I loved this one and I loved it more
when I made it sepia to give
it the aged look.
While I was playing around with that one
I decided to play with some other ones
I had taken. I really did not care for this
shot until I put the sepia to it but it
was even cuter as a print.

I  love that look..that one eye
peeking out from under the hat.
I might be his Nana but I think he is
just plain adorable!

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