Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Spring Break!

We had a wonderful Spring Break! SO ready for summer! We spent some time at the beach which is always fabulous!

IMG_20140323_175245 We did a little fishing on the cold days!IMG_20140324_094223 We said, “I do!” AGAIN!IMG_20140322_19004920140322_185601Just kidding!

Me and my sweet girl! So thankful for my sidekick!IMG_20140323_132136 OMGAH! He’s SO SWEET!20140323_155426IMG_20140324_163745 B cut his first tooth while we were there and LOVES french fries!IMG_20140325_122048 And also eating sand!IMG_20140324_210557 Griffin ate crickets.IMG_20140324_181612 Bacon and cheese flavored!IMG_20140324_180753  Peyton did also!20140324_181452 IMG_20140322_095702I LOVE this man! The end!20140324_181531

Friday, March 28, 2014

Brooks – 11 Months!

Brooks you are 11 months old! Wow, this year has flown by SO fast! You are one amazing little boy! Here’s what you’re up to this month!DSC_0602

- You FINALLY have a tooth! Your bottom right tooth broke through last week and the other bottom one is almost through!DSC_0568 - I forgot to mention the words you are saying in your last monthly posts…You’ve been saying Dada for months and months, you’ve said Mama like twice(seriously kid?), you wave and say bye-bye but it’s more like dye-dye, you say ta-ta(thank you) and a few times you’ve said it when I have handed you something…you are a genius! DSC_0573 - You and I spent our first night apart this month. Boo. I was in the hospital(another post, another day). It was not fun, but you were well taken care of!  DSC_0620 DSC_0622 DSC_0641 - You still have the longest eye lashes!DSC_0645- You clap when we say “yay!!”DSC_0652DSC_0657- You love to play “Where’s Brooks?” and Peek a boo!DSC_0661

- You are eating more and more from the table. You LOVE grilled cheese sandwiches! You are still nursing but seem to be weaning, which is perfect. Looks like we’ll make it to a year and I’m proud of both of us for that!IMG_20140325_122048

- Still in a size 3 diapers, but I’ll buy size 4 when I buy them again! You are in mostly 12 month clothes but you can wear some 18 month.

- You are so funny when you crawl on a mission. You have your head down and move FAST! If you bump into something you usually will keep head butting it just for fun.DSC_0561

- You are still going to school only part of the day. I usually pick you up right after nap at 2:00. I just can’t stand to be away from you any longer than that. I can’t take it!DSC_0566

- You LOVE taking a bath, especially if the water is still running when you get in the tub. You have also learned to make waves and you love that too!

- You pull up on anything and everything you can! I don’t think you’ll be walking by your first birthday but you never know!DSC_0601

- You love the beach! IMG_20140324_210557 - Your fav hiding spot!IMG_20140309_171530- At the doctor to recheck your ears…IMG_20140303_105159- Sissy rocked you to sleep!IMG_20140301_184401- Fun at the park!IMG_20140301_161640

I can’t believe in just a few short weeks you will be ONE! We love you sweet boy!

Mommy

Friday, March 7, 2014

Sisterly Love

If you know me and my sister, Allison, then you are going to love this! If you don’t know us then you should know that we are super close, we’re basically attached at the hip. Seriously…we are together A LOT. We’re BFF, business partners and basically I’ll cut you if you mess with her! ha! No, really. I love her to pieces and she’s one of my favorite people!

Well, we haven’t ALWAYS been this way. You see, we are five years apart in age and she drove me BAT CRAZY while we were growing up! She was annoying and pesky…and she does not deny this!

I’ve had this little gem since November 11, 1998! Every now and then I come across it and read it and CRY from laughing so hard!

img228 I’m sure glad that we grew close when we were finally grown and she’s not such a pest anymore!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Brooks – 10 Months!

Sweet little man, you are 10 months old! I’m not sure how, but you are! Time to start planning a PAR-TAY! DSC_0528

- You are crawling everywhere! You mostly stay in the living room at home, you just started venturing into the kitchen the other day. At the office you have learned to crawl from office to office!DSC_0486 – You are still in a size 3 diaper and 9 –12 month clothes.DSC_0523- You still don’t have a single tooth!! You are still eating well! You are still nursing, eating baby food and eating a little bit of table food. You WILL devour that smash cake! I know this! DSC_0490  - You are pulling up now! You’ve let go once. I can’t believe you will be walking soon!DSC_0500 – You and Daisy are starting to play. Well, you crawl around and try to get her!DSC_0536 – You LOVE to play “Super Brooks” almost every night with Griffin!IMG_20140218_181939 – You are such a flirt! No matter where we go, you are flirting and talking to everyone you see! From little ole grandma’s to big burley biker dudes, everybody loves you!

- Griffin, Peyton and Reece have really surprised me when it comes to you! I thought by now that they wouldn’t help out and would be over the “new” of having a baby in the house. But, no, they LOVE pretty much anything to do with you. They are such a BIG help!!

I love you sweet boy!

Mommy

Friday, February 21, 2014

Sickies

IMG_20140213_082146Baby Brooks has been SO sick. For 9 days now it’s been rough. I can’t remember any of the kids ever being sick this long. He started out having a cough last Tuesday. The next day my little nephew was diagnosed with RSV and a double ear infection. That same night Brooks started to wheeze. I will say I am a pro at knowing the wheeze and knew very early that Brooks was wheezing because Griffin had HORRIBLE breathing issues when he was a baby. We have a nebulizer for this very reason. So the next morning I went ahead and took him in to the doctor. He tested negative for RSV but he was, in fact, wheezing. The doctor told me that the RSV test may be wrong and he could still have it, if not he definitely had some sort of respiratory virus. We got our prescription for albuterol and were on our way.IMG_20140214_050400 Up until this point he had no fever. Well, that afternoon the fever started and by the next day(Friday) it was 102.4. The weekend was BAD. Tylenol/Motrin ALL weekend. And when they wore off, the 102 fever was back. IMG_20140214_182953First thing Monday I had him back at the doctor annnnnddddd, you guessed it, double ear infection. And they looked “horrible” said his doctor. We received our very first antibiotic(I’d say that’s pretty good at 9 months old!). I started him on the antibiotic that day. Over the next two days he maintained the fever. Seriously. On Wednesday morning it was 103.3. IMG_20140219_103341Off to the doctor AGAIN to find out that his antibiotic was not working. His ears looked no better. We got an antibiotic shot and a new antibiotic to take by mouth. His doctor ran a test that takes a few days to process to find out for sure if it was RSV, the flu or something else. She called last night to say that he does have RSV. IMG_20140221_094843FINALLY today I think he’s on the mend. He seems to feel better, although he is SUPER ill which is not like him! Hopefully he’ll be all better SOON!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Meet Mittens!

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Y’all know I don’t like cats! Y’all also know I love my kids more than anything! Griffin LOVES cats…the other kids do also but Griffin LOVES LOVES LOVES cats. We’ve tried three times to have a kitten. All three came up missing. We live in the sticks so there’s no telling what happened really. Sad, I know. Circle of Life. I have been looking for an adult cat thinking maybe it will last since it already can take pretty good care of itself…so, meet Mittens! G is in love and is constantly sneaking her inside. The day after we got her she killed a mouse outside, so she’s earning her keep!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Snow Fun!

We have had a fun couple of days playing in the snow! We rarely EVER get any snow…especially not enough to play in! And it’s usually in and out very fast. This time, it’s lasted a few days! If you know me you know I can not STAND cold weather. I don’t like snow, I’m a summer, warm girl FOR SURE! But, who wouldn’t have fun playing with their babies in the snow?! I did!

It just so happened to fall on Josh’s off days this time! SO YAY for THAT!IMG_20140128_124016 20140128_115247 Brooks’ first snow!! He thought it was fun! We only had him out there for about 2 minutes.20140128_123541 20140128_123602 20140128_123616 20140128_153839It was kind of mass chaos around here because the weather prediction was a little off. We were only supposed to get a dusting and then things quickly changed and people were left scrambling to get home! So thankful that we closed our office when we did and we were able to all make it home safely! Us southerners don’t know how to drive in this type of weather since we never have it!

I should note that Griffin is missing from these pictures because I left my camera at the office and my phone sometimes randomly deletes pictures. Boo.

Bring on the flip flop weather!