Thursday, October 4, 2012

brady the great turns eight.

Brady turned the big EIGHT this week.  Woohoo!  Some days Scott and I weren't sure he was actually going to make it this far :)  On Saturday, the weather was way too good to pass up so we decided to celebrate at The Loading Dock for dinner.  Carter even graced us with his presence (mostly because he wanted to drive the River Road).  It was a perfect evening!!
The Birthday Boy!
we are family....
Scott and I laughed so hard at this picture in my camera view-finder because the boat makes it look like Brady is wearing a tiny hat!

sunset AND a lightening bolt...ahhhmazing

Of course we had to walk up the street to the fudge/ice cream place for dessert.  Delish!

Why. I'm. Crazy.

The live band had Cate dancing the night away :)

View from the backseat...driving into a full moon
This was the first time I have been in the car with Scott while Carter is driving.  Let's just say we have very different methods of "teaching" Carter to drive.  I was very surprised to hear Scott talk to him throughout the entire drive, giving him tips on lane usage, speed, etc.  Scott was very calm, soft spoken, and a really great passenger. ** When I ride shotgun while Carter drives me around, I browse through catalogs and play on my phone.  I pay zero attention and I guess I just assume he knows what he's doing.  I think I better leave Scott to the driver's ed!!

So, Mr. Brady is officially 8.  Still a hard worker.  Still full of energy.  Still a punk.  He's so dramatic and when he's fired up, he loves to ridicule his parents.  "I can not believe I'm grounded because I went to church.  I can't believe out of all the parents in the world, I have you two.  People who ground children for going to church.  Un. Be. Leave. Able." (this is a rather funny story, but you get the point.  His dramatics are ridiculous) He still loves his Catie Bug, and running wild through the neighborhood with his bff Jack, and helping my parents at the garden as much as possible.  He is dead set on being a farmer when he grows up and tonight he told me he was going to have to go to college in Texas so he can be a real cowboy. I love watching him on the soccer and baseball fields and he accomplished so much in all of his sports this year. He is still on his straight-A's streak and has already read his 100 books for IRP due in March :)  Scott and I always talk about how thankful we are that he has so many really great traits that make his not-so-great traits easier to deal with ;)  Did I mention he is a punk?!

 Looking forward to another great year for the Bradster..Happy Birthday Boo!!!

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