Baby Braden Petska

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Hello Blog Nation

Hi everybody, you're stuck with Daddy again this week! Steph is cranking on some school work right now so I am taking over. We had another great week here. Braden continues his incessant gnawing on anything he can get his hands on. It is only a matter of time until those teeth start popping out we think.

You can tell by the gums in this super smiley shot!

Grandma Patsy and Auntie Marci were in town this weekend too. Braden is becoming a little entertainer. He started taking his blanket and pulling it over his head and hiding. He then pulls it down and has the biggest smile going on. He started doing it for G'ma and Marci as soon as they got into town. It is really cute. Braden is becoming quite the little ham for the camera also. The video camera is another story though. Every time you take it out he clams up and just stares at you. It is really weird, there is no lights or anything on the front of the camera but he can definitely tell it is different.
It is amazing to go back and look at the old pictures of him and how far he has come. He looks like a totally different kid. Besides the fact that all of his hair fell out after surgery two, everything has changed about his looks.
Here are two pics to check out:
Before After

It truly has been an amazing journey so far with a long way to go. Things continue to go slowly, but well, with getting our non-profit charity (Heart of Gold Charity) up and running. We continue to wait on paperwork from the state that would finalize and legitimize us.

Our website is about 85% done and we will post a link on the blog when it is done.

Steph and I are really looking forward to getting things going here so we can start to give back. We have been so fortunate to have so many people step up and help us, we feel that this is the best thing we can do to return what has been done for us.

When I get the website finished up it will explain everything that we plan to do.

Our big fundraising event is going to be a golf outing and banquet dinner at Twin Lakes Country Club. So mark you calendars for Aug. 11th! It will be here before you know it.

Prayer request of the week: Lil' buddy Carter for his continued recovery after heart surgery.
Also Superman Sam for a successful upcoming heart cath procedure.




Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Steph,

I've got to tell you that I have become addicted to your blog site. It is the first thing I check out each week and I so look forward to seeing Braden. He is so darn cute. I am glad things are looking so good for him. You guys are in my thoughts on a regular basis. keep up the great work.

Kelly (Wilkinson) Vitaioli

9:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey now what's with the packer onesie? They aren't in the superbowl. I thought that Braden was a Bears fan? I'm sure you put it on him just to make is grandma happy. He sure is one cute little boy. Because you know that I have the cute little girl. Love you guys.

Sarah Erikson

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, we love him!!!Thank god to whoever invented the BLOG..

2:15 PM  
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