So, the day before the Sip and See, I gave Shamu a clean tank, clean water, and some new food, and did everything like I have always done before....well, the next morning Shamu was in a permanent sleep. Our plan was to get another fish that looked like Shamu and just switch them out and Brayden would never know. But A) I never had the alone time to go to the fish store, and B) it was in my heart to just be honest with him that Shamu had past away (knowing one day I would be able to go to the store and switch something out). So I told Brayden and he seemed ok with it and happy that Shamu was with God now in fishy heaven (he is still a 3 year old), then it was "can we get another fish". So after a visit to the pet store, we now have Dory, who...hmmmm... looks a little like Shamu (Brayden had completely decision on which one we picked out). I was also so close to getting a salt water tank after seeing Alex all excited with seeing a real life Nemo, but remembering how not excited I was to have to get another fish to only clean up after, I didn't want to deal with a salt water tank...oh, but it was close.
Wally and I have been happily married since May 2005. We have two little boys 21 months apart that keeps us very busy. Pretty much my life is centered around all 3 boys in my life, so right now the only thing about me is motherhood and trying to raise my boys in this crazy world and hope they turn out alright and go to show that gentlemen still do exist.
Brayden is a fun, energetic, goofy 3 year old. If it puts a smile on your face or a laugh out loud he will continue to do what he was doing that got you that smile or laugh. He is a snuggle bug, even with the running, dancing, and spinning around in circles, he still makes the time to come over for a kiss , a hug, or a little TLC. Don't let the snuggling and hugs fool you, he is all boy and already becoming a trickster. He amazes his Daddy and I daily with how quickly he is growing into a young boy. Brayden's favorites...so far Food: Pizza Sport/Activity: Golf, so far. He and Wally go out weekly and play a couple of holes Word/Phrase: No, no, thank you! after you tell him thank you. But these days it's coversations w/ the boy Book/Movie: 5 Little Monkies/ Polar Express (gotta love being able to watch a movie over and over and over AGAIN) Snack: Cookies
Alexander is our very 'laid back' boy, the opposite of Brayden. You can tell he is a thinker, and studies his environment around him. He is a man of many faces that are quiet funny. It is so much fun to watch the boys play, run around, and laugh together. Alexander's favorites...at the moment Food: Anything...he is our haus Sport/Activity: Running, dancing Word: Daddy, Up high (and points) Book: Alphabet book Snack: Cookies