Tuesday, April 19, 2011

While I was gone to Salt Lake City...

Emma and Brooks had more attention and love then they could ever want. However, it made me feel so, so special when I got back. On the way home from the airport Brooks just kept leaning over to look at me (I sat in the back between him and Emma) and Emma held my hand all the way home. Then once I got home I was instructed by Emma that I had to wait downstairs till she went potty because she had all kinds of decorations that were just for me because she missed me so much. When I walked upstairs it was the sweetest thing I'd ever seen. The banner over the fireplace made me cry. Not only did she make it just for me but she did it all by herself minus the Welcome on it although she did add the smiley faces (she says Brooks helped...I'm sure he scribbled on it here and there).

Up close...We missed you! I cried!

Pretty flowers!

A tulip just for mommy!

More watermelons for me...

There were more watermelons over by the front & back door but I somehow forgot to take a picture of those. This really was all her idea, she just told Nana and Nanny what she wanted to make next. She would paint, write and color all day long if we'd let her. Hopefully she'll be more creative then her mommy!

She sure did make me feel like the BEST mommy in the whole wide world (and I'm far from it)!! If she only really knew how much I missed her and Brooks!! I love them so, so much!


Monday, April 18, 2011

Salt Lake City

Week before last I went on a work trip to Salt Lake City, Utah. I had never been and it was quite an interesting place. We left 70 to 80 degree weather and up there it was 30's, 40's and 50's. We got there Tuesday night late and Wednesday was actually nice. It was sunny and in the low 50's. However after Wednesday it started to snow and snowed the rest of the time we were there. It's always interesting to compare the north and the south. Had it snowed like that here in Alabama everything would have been shut down but up there everything was normal business as usual. We had a great time at our conference and a great time sightseeing. Here are some pictures from the trip.

Kati, Caroline, Lauren and me

Views walking around downtown. It almost felt like we were in a bowl is how one of them kept describing it because the mountains were all around us.

View from our hotel

The Tabernacle...this place was unbelievable

Outside the Reg Iguana...the best Mexican restaurant I've ever eaten at! I do have to say that all the restaurants we went too were really unique and really good. Lauren, Caroline, Kati, me, & Traci

This was outside the Beerhive Pub which was a local brewery.

Inside the Beerhive Pub...they had some really funny tshirts!

Me & Kati in the snow

Me & Traci in the snow

We got free tickets to see the Utah Jazz professional basketball game one night. I have to admit at first I said I didn't want to go but I'm so glad I did. I'm not into basketball and the game wasn't what made the night, it was the company!!

I didn't take many pictures at all but thought I'd share what I had. I have never been so happy to come back to Alabama where it was hot and humid! I missed my sweet babies and hubby so much! I am definitely a southern girl through and through.


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Emma's School Picture for 2010-2011

Here is this year's school picture. It's not as clear as it should be because I took it with my phone.

When did my sweet Emma Bean become such a big girl??


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Little Diva in Training...

You think she's seen me put on makeup a time or two??


Friday, April 15, 2011

Brooks' 2nd hair cut...

We had Brooks' 2nd hair cut done a couple of weeks ago which was a huge success this time. He started to cry when we put him in the chair but quickly stopped. I think Nana being there really made the difference! I won't share all of this haircuts, I promise, however he did such a good job I had to share!


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sweet, sweet babies!!!

This picture melts my heart!! The bond that I see they have already is the sweetest thing ever. Don't get me wrong they still have their moments but they are getting to be less and less of them fighting over something and more and more of them playing together and loving on each other!

Hopefully I can get a video or picture of Brooks tickling Emma soon! It's precious! Anytime she's laying in the floor he goes over to her and sits on top of her and starts tickling her and saying tickle tickle. It's too cute!


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Birthday parties are so much fun...

When you get to play dress up!!! A few weeks ago we went to Julia's party. Her and Emma do dance together every week. I didn't think to take any pictures with my camera but I did get these 2 pictures of Emma. The first one is on our way and the 2nd is on our way home. She had the BEST time and it was the cutest party!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Our little dancer...

This is just 1 of her dance costumes for the recital we'll have in May. She's the cutest little dancer I've ever seen!


Monday, April 11, 2011

A day at the park...

So it's been a while since my last post. Life got a little crazy. I'm gonna try and play catch up over the next week or so. For starters we've been sick, sick and more sick. I feel like I should get a 2nd job at the doctor's office. I think the girl that answers the phone recognizes my voice now and of course knows for sure who it is when I say my name. But hopefully once all this pollen is gone and it stays warm for good we'll be back to one healthy happy house!

We went to the park a couple of weeks ago and had a great time. Ben had to work that day so my mom met me, Brooks, and Emma and then Amy, Braegan and her mom joined us. Here are some pictures from our day.

Emma Bean

Emma pushing Brooks...she loves to help!


Little Momma

All together

Cutest little man I know!

Cutest litte girl I know!

Braegan and Brooks...not real sure what to think!

So pretty!

We had so much fun that day and fortunately have gotten to have many more pretty warm days like this one! I can't wait till summer!