Monday, August 30, 2010

Brooks' 9 Month Checkup...

I've been meaning to do a post on his 9 month stats but just haven't had a chance. We went to the doctor a few weeks ago for his 9 month checkup and he's doing great...which we already knew. He weighed 18 lbs 4 oz and was 29 inches long. He was 25% for weight and 75% for height. When we were there our doctor told us he was in the process of cutting his top 2 teeth and sure enough 1 has finally broken the skin. Won't be much longer and the other should as well. Brooks is starting to walk more and more each day. He's finally realized he can walk to something he wants and so he'll attempt to do it without anyone helping or standing there with open arms. It's amazing how fast he's changing over night. Here are a couple of pictures of him we've taken recently.

Hope you all had a great weekend!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Mommy & Me Day

This past Saturday me and Emma had a mommy & me day and it was so fun. We will be doing this a lot more regularly! I heard the Mr. Potato Head exhibit was at the McWane Center so I decided to take her…it was just me and her. We went and grabbed lunch from our favorite place, Chick Fil A and then headed downtown. When we finished we went to Target and got stuff for cupcakes and bought her 2 outfits. She was in heaven and so was I. She’s changing so much so fast she just amazes me daily. I love her so, so much!! Here are some pictures from our trip to the McWane Center.


Monday, August 16, 2010

Emma's First day of 3K...

Emma started 3K today and was so excited. We got very lucky and her teachers this year include Mrs. Sam from last year who we absolutely adore and Ms. Melissa who she had this summer. We also have Ms. Rose and she's new for us but so sweet. Here are some pictures from her first day.

Her new lunchbox she picked out all by herself. It matches her backpack from last year and she wanted them to match. Thanks to leaky sippy cups we got a new lunchbox for the year.

Brooks enjoyed his day with Nana all to himself. Here are some pictures she took of him today playing. He decided to show off for her and took 3 steps in a row to her about 3 different times. I hate I wasn't here to see it but he was having too much fun with her. He gets so excited when he walks a step or is standing all by himself.

Happy Monday!


Thursday, August 12, 2010

GNO Beach Trip...

Last Thursday I got to leave and go to the one of my most favorite places with some of my most favorite girls. Our girls night out group decided to go to the beach for 4 days and we had a blast. I've never laughed so hard in my life. Each of these girls hold a very special place in my heart and I don't know what I'd do without them. Every one needs friends like this and I am so grateful that I have them. Actually I consider them my extended family!! Here are some pictures from our trip.

I think Ashley summed up our weekend best..."Random facebook comments, new vocabulary words, really heavy coolers and shared custody of great movies make for a fantastic beach weekend!" We're already looking forward to our 2nd annual beach trip next summer and counting down the days!! We had the BEST times.


Monday, August 9, 2010

Our Beach Trip...Part 3

This is just a few pictures my mom got of Emma.

This is the same white dress she wore last year and I love it! I plan to take some of the pictures I've posted in the last 3 posts and make them black and white and print them. We had a great time this year at the beach and I can't wait to go back next year.


Friday, August 6, 2010

Our Beach Trip...Part 2

Here are some more pictures of Emma playing at the beach. She's checking out the water and thinking about if she wants to get in. It was so CLEAR that day.

Emma and Nana checking it out.

She decided it looked like fun so why not.

This was later in the afternoon and even though we had been putting 50 spf on her she was getting a little too much sun so she was playing with Nana's cover up.

Me and my sweet Emma Bean

We went and rode go carts one night. That was fun too!

After we did that she wanted to swing.

The last night we were there we took pictures of Emma and Brooks in their white outfits. Emma wasn't sure she wanted her picture taken so I took pictures of Brooks and my mom took pictures of Emma so I've got to get the pictures of Emma from her. I'm going to make some of these black and white however I haven't done that yet!

And he's off.

Another good one of Brooks

My attempt at getting them both together. By the time I stood back up to take the picture Brooks was off again!

I'll be back again with the rest of the pictures.


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Our Beach Trip...Part 1

We went to the beach a couple of weeks ago and I can't believe I haven't posted about it yet. We were going the first of July for the Jimmy Buffett concert but it was canceled and re-scheduled and we were fortunate enough to get out of the condo we were originally staying in and finding another one at a very reasonable price. The concert was a lot of fun and I'm glad we went to support the gulf coast! The beach was beautiful and we saw no oil at all. The last morning we were there we went back out to the beach one last time with Emma and Brooks and we saw some tar balls that had washed up but it was nothing major. I think the media blew it way out of proportion and unforunately the people down there suffered. I know it was bad in some areas but it's nothing like what they've made it look like and hopefully it won't be that way ever. Only time will tell. Now on to some pictures from our trip.

This was our attempt to get a picture of the 4 of us in the pool. Emma was not wanting her picture made and Brooks is just looking around.

It didn't take long to wear Brooks out. He normally only naps for a short time in the morning so we figured since it was breezy we'd leave him out there. We put him in his float on a chair and he slept good there till a fly came and tickled his foot.

Here is a picture of Emma and Ben. They went swimming one night together and Emma had a blast.

My mom was kind enough to go with us so she could watch the kids while we went to the concert. Here is a picture of Brooks with her after we put sunblock all over. His hair has grown so much!!

Here is Nana playing in the pool with Emma and Brooks.

Emma Bean looking out at the ocean. I love this picture.

Miss Sassy with her hand on her hip. As you can see behind her, the beach was really dead. It looked like it was February down there instead of middle of July. It was sad.

Playing in the sand.

We went down to the Wharf one night to eat dinner and me and Emma rode the ferris wheel. It was fun, but I don't like stopping at the top to let people off. Emma didn't mind at all though! She's definitely going to be our daredevil!

I'll be back with more pictures from the beach.