Mar 1, 2008

Happy 2nd Birthday, Brayden Lee!!!

We had a small family party for Brayden today, with Brayden, Jeff, Rachael (Mary's best friend), Mary and myself. It was F-U-N!! Most important of all, Brayden had a great time.

Aunt Lisa and Uncle Jeff gave Brayden a shake-em-up NASCAR (Jeff Gordon) car, and it was a party-stopper. Brayden didn't want to do anything but play with that car! He absolutely loved it. He got out his Green Flag and shook shook shook the car, plopped the car down, yelled "GO!" and the car would take off-- and he laughed and laughed and laughed! Here's a small video of what actually went on for a good 45 minutes! (or see it on YouTube)

Another gift Brayden received and loved was a touch-and-feel book about farm animals from his great-grandmother. Another show stopper! Before he was done with the book, he could say all the animal sounds.

He received other great gifts as well. Jeff and I gave him a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse singing Mickey and Minnie, the Memory Game, and a turtle made of stone that belonged to Jeff's mother (Brayden loves turtles). Rachael gave him a bathtub spout toy that changes the bath water colors (and protects the child's hands from a hot fauce) and a T-Ball game! Mary gave him a "My First Remote Control Car" school bus and glow-in-the-dark stars to put on his ceiling. My step-mom also gave him two collectible NASCARs in cases, which he thought was wonderful because Jeff's cars are all in clear cases like that, and a bible story flip book. I know Lisa and JJ also gave him another gift, but we had such a tough time getting him to open more gifts that Mary took him home with plans on opening the rest later!

It was a wonderful way to spend the day -- even Joey helped with party preparations:


karen said...

Your video doesn't seem to be there! Sounds like the party was great....glad you had a good time!

Joan said...

If you see a picture in the box for the video, click on the center arrow twice to view the video. But if you don't even see a picture, I added a link to to view the video directly.

Lisa said...

Haha, great video! Before I found the "off" switch, that thing was going off in my friend's daughter's stroller repeatedly. I thought - it's loud and noisy, so hopefully it will be a hit! And the other present wouldn't have been very fun for him to open at the party anyway.

To Karen: If you're not able to view YouTube videos, you may need to install the latest version of Adobe Flash (or make sure that Flash is your default player).

Joan said...

Lisa - We actually finally figured out how to get our movies onto DVD, so within a week or so I'll be mailing you a movie of the party. You will not believe how much he enjoyed this car!!

The Calico Quilter said...

What a happy little boy - not a baby any longer!

Happy birthday Braden!