Wednesday, July 28, 2010

BIG NEWS w/Brooks

I don't have any pictures to share right now, but I wanted to make sure I didn't forget this. Brooks took 1 step by himself last night!!!! Me and Emma saw it and Ben didn't. He was sad. We were so excited though clapping at him and dancing around him. He probably thought we were crazy!! I can't believe at less then 9 months he took a step. He's one strong, smart little boy and we could just eat him to pieces. Pictures coming soon I promise!!


Friday, July 23, 2010

Swimming w/Friends

I've been MIA lately, I know! But we've been busy. After the 4th we went to the beach to see Jimmy Buffett and it was oh so fun. Pictures to come later. Last Saturday we went to one of my really good friends house for a day of fun at her pool. Thank you Tammie for having us. I have been friends with Tammie and Heather for 11 years in August. It started with me going to work for Tammie when I was in college and turned into a friendship with them both that I truly cherish. We've been there for each other as we've changed jobs, gotten married, had ups and had downs. They are what friendship is ALL about! I know I could call either of them at the drop of a hat and they'd be there. For that, I am forever greatful! Here are some pictures I stole from Heather's blog since I didn't have my camera.

Brooks just hanging out. He was so good that day and we were there for a while and he was happy the entire time.

Emma in the pool

Heather's little boy Luke, he's such a cutie.

Another good one of Emma Bean!!

Me and Emma in the pool!

Tammie & Eric the best hostesses!

I realize now that Heather is not in any of the pictures. She refuses to take pictures of herself. Not sure why!! I love you anyway Heather!

Hope you are having a great week!


Friday, July 9, 2010

4th of July weekend

Last weekend we went to the lake and Amber, Jarred, Jacob & Colyn came up. Amy, Mark and Braegan were going to come but Braegan was sick so they weren't able to make it. We had a great time and the weather was beautiful. Here are some pictures that Amber sent me from the weekend. I have more but they are on my mom's camera and I haven't gotten them from her.

My sweet Emma Bean...

Brooks and Colyn checking each other out

Emma and Jacob...they look so big here, I love this picture.

Brooks looks like he's ready for Colyn to get up and play.

Brooks pulling poor Colyn's hair. He's FASCINATED with hair.

Me and Brooks, he sure does love his mommy and I love him so much!!!

Hope you all had a great 4th of July!!


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Brooks is 8 months old...

Brooks was 8 months old Sunday. I can not believe it's been 8 months already. I know I say that with each passing month but seriously it's going so much faster this time then it did with Emma. Please God let me slow down time and keep them little, safe and innocent for as long as possible!! :)

Brooks you are such the big boy these days. You are eating about 4 bottles a day (it varies on the amount) and eating 3 meals of baby food as well. We've tried some stage 3 foods and as long as they are the regular veggies and fruits your fine. You DO NOT like broccoli, carrots and cheese (mixed together) nor do you like spaghetti! Hopefully this will change when you can eat the real thing because these are some of my favorite things! We've also given you some yogurt melts and you love those and real yogurt with cereal and fruit in it and you love it as well. I think you have the sippy cup down now, although it's a little difficult for you when it's full. But you love water, or water mixed with apple juice. You are in 6-9 month clothes now across the board. You take 2 naps a day, the first one being about 30 minutes and the 2nd one being about 2 hours if it's a good day. You go to bed about 8:00 p.m. and wake up about 6:00 or 7:00, but still get up in the middle of the night once or twice. I think this has to do with teething because the biggest news of the month was you cut your first tooth and we are pretty sure you are getting another one. Also you have stood by yourself not holding on to anything (which is pretty big actually) and this weekend was moving between the coffee table and the couch at the lake. If your not walking or close to it by 9 months I'll be really surprised. You are happy all the time and so laid back. I hope you stay that way forever! :) We love you so, so, so much!!

These are the best pictures I could get. Your pretty mobile these days and won't sit still for ANYTHING.

He wouldn't be still long enough for me to get his 8 month sticker that was on his shirt!! So we had to hold him up.

In other news at our house, Emma is obsessed with taking showers now! It's so cute to watch her and she has too much fun!! Hopefully I'll get some pictures from our 4th of July weekend posted this week.

Hope you all had a great weekend!