Thursday, May 20, 2010

Brooke Update and Baby Girl #2

Scott and I are constantly looking at each other and saying that we feel like the 2 luckiest and blessed parents there are to have Brooke as our daughter. I'm sure every parent feels this way but having this little ray of sunshine in our lives makes us so grateful everyday. She is full of personality, whit, creativity, sweetness, fiestiness (if that is a word), kindness, will power, and so many more things. Her speech amazes me everyday with full sentences and it's great that we have normal conversations now. We were talking yesterday about her baby sister coming and we had about a 20 minute conversation about it. It depends on the day about how excited she is that she has to "share her toys" as she puts it. She has no idea how much she is going to love having another child in the house. I know it may be difficult at first for her but she will grow to love her little one.

These days Brooke is into painting, play-doh, and using glue to make art. We glue everything...shapes, balls, you name gets glued! She loves to play outside and swing and ride her scooter. She is still learning to ride it but is inspired to go fast like the neighborhood kids. I can see it in her eyes when she is riding it. We water our plants every night and it is one of my favorite times of day and favorite things to do with her. She loves to help me water and she has 2 plants of her own that she is responsible for. Her plants are looking better than mine! She has her 1st crush on the boy next door...ugh! He is 5 years old and a sweetie pie (he is in the picture above). We watch her little face light up when she sees him and plays with him. It's really cute ....Scott and I just look at each other and smile. Our little girl...watching her is a dream come true.

This pregnancy has been different than mine with Brooke. There is an OBGYN that lives in our neighborhood and as we were talking the other day I told her about how this one felt different. She starting laughing and said "Of course it weren't chasing after a 2 1/2 year old last time!" . She's right, keeping up with Brooke has definitely challenged me but has made the time fly by. Overall, this pregnancy has been good, just little differences that I'm sure are going to happen as your body expands again.

Foods I have craved versus last time:
- Oreos ( I seriously have to limit myself to 6 per day....yes, I said LIMIT!)
- Cheese-its (Not the hot and spicy ones though like I craved last time)
- Ice ( I cannot stop chewing it...weird)
- Bagels and cream cheese (I think I have had one everyday)
- Cereal (pretty much all kinds but specifically Kashi Cinnamon Harvest, Crispix, Multigrain Cheerios)
- Ground beef (cooked with anything... I know Scott is so sick of it!)

When I was pregnant with Brooke I would have an egg/cheese bagel sandwich pretty much every morning. This time, I have to choke down eggs...not feeling those.

7 more weeks till this little one arrives and we CANNOT WAIT!! The nursery is partially ready, we are using the same bedding we had for Brooke and are just going to change up the wall decor. Other than that, I just need to get a few more things. Brooke is in her big girl room and doing great. Naps are a challenge right now because she continues to get out of her bed. But, nighttime is great and she wakes up about 2 times a night to go to the potty. She just wakes up and says "Daddy" and he takes her to the potty and she goes right back to bed. Off to paint, glue, or play something else...!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Lisa and the kids

We love living so close to my sister and her family! They only live a little under 2 1/2 hours away, which makes it so easy to visit each other. Lisa brought the kids over on Saturday and they stayed for the night. We had such an awesome day with the's amazing how they just know they are family. Brooke loves Caden and Adelyn so much and is constantly asking to see them. It is the sweetest bond... Nana playing play-doh with the kiddos at her house!

Lisa and the kids swinging on our porch! Brooke and Adelyn checking out Roxy in the backyard.
Adelyn was so sweet and loved feeling my tummy. I think she really gets what's going on inside and kept wanting to feel the baby. I loved it!
All the kids swinging at the park!
Brooke just went down the big slide and was probably screaming "AGAIN!!!"

Our little climber!
Caden and Brooke collided and Adelyn was checking B to make sure she was okay!
Scott is awesome with all the kids together! He keeps all of us motivated and keeps them running and seriously wears them out!! We love it. :)

Baby Shower

Our Sunday School class is so much fun and we have loved getting to know everyone. We've been in this class for about 1 1/2 years and we love being with all the couples. Every month different couples get together at someones house and have dinner and great conversation. Our class gave us and Candace and Tom a Couple's Shower last Friday night. Candace is due 10 days ahead of me!! We are both having our 2nd girls and Brooke and Melaina are only 1 month apart in age. We are so excited to be having these girls together too!! They got some good ole BBQ and each made a side to share. The food was delicious!!

My love...
The 4 of us have such a great time together!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Love our Neighborhood

We love our neighborhood so much and have found some great friends here. Brooke loves playing with the other kids...especially Melaina. Below are some pics of Melaina and Brooke playing in the playroom...stuffing themselves in Brooke's baby crib! Also, we had a neighborhood garage sale 2 weekends ago and got rid of alot of stuff!! So nice to have more space now!

Mommy and Me Morning

At Brooke's school about 2 weeks ago they had a Mommy and Me party. I was there with her for about an hour. We made some crafts, watched them sing songs, and ate a snack together. It was so much fun seeing her with her little classmates!! They are all so was a special morning for me to watch her there. I'm so proud to be her Mom!