A picture is worth 1000 word s

Between running a family of five, a photography business, and a part time job; there is not much time left to sit down and write about all the happenings of our adventures. So I will let the pictures do the talking ...Enjoy!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Rock a bye baby

This morning Brooks started rubbing my belly and singing "rock a bye baby" It was the cutest thing ever! And every now and then he'll just come up and hug and kiss my tummy. He's going to be such a good brother. He is so excited, it makes me smile :)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Heading into my 3rd Trimester

Well I'm at week 27 now. Paisley weighs around 2 lbs and is about 14 1/2 inches long. She is sleeping and waking at regular intervals and maybe sucking on her fingers. I'm continuing to get braxton hicks all day long but I started to feel crampy and felt some pressure which worried me a little but the dr. said that the cramping is more normal with the 2nd baby but wanted to check me for the pressure. Everything turned out to be OK, no signs of pre-term labor so that's good!As much as I would love to have her here I definitely want her to be healthy when she does make her appearance! I asked Brooks what # day he thinks she'll get here and he said ..."Ummmm 10 and 6" Oh 16? "Yeah" And what day of the week? "Sunday!".......I checked my Calendar and May 16th is a Sunday! It will be interesting to see if his prediction is right :)

Chickens come from eggs?

I'm not sure what happened to my last post on Brooks' quotes :(
But here are some more and I'll put up the ones that I can remember were on the last one too.

We were at grandma's for Sunday dinner and she had prepared some rotisserie chickens, he looked at them and didn't want to eat them because they looked like chickens(He takes after his mother) He told grandma that he wanted eggs instead. She told him didn't you know this is just an egg all grown up to a chicken? He laughed and said "That would be funny if eggs grew into chickens" We were all laughing she asked him where do you think chickens come from "The farm!" He made sure to tell her he just wanted regular eggs, not the kind that grow chickens :)
I would explain it to him but I don't know if he'll eat anything if he knows he's eating animals

I asked Brooks: Do you know how much I love you? He smiled and nodded yes. Don't ever forget it I told him ."Ok but if I get a bump on my head then that means I lost my memory"

"To make hot chocolate you have to speed up the water"

"Don't spill it or Mom will be furious"

Brooks was playing with a gun I had gotten him and he said "you got this for me" I sure did "Yeah you give me everything I want. But not Santa. He didn't give me what I wanted for Christmas" He didn't? "No he got me different stuff"

"Maybe next time we can have candy for dinner"

Brooks' grandpa got him a toy that happened to be orange, He looked at his grandpa and said "I don't like orange, next time you get me something it needs to be green" Little Brat ha

I think he might watch too much TV ha He asked me if we could get a touch and brush for our bathroom to dispense our toothpaste. He made a point to say "Roll and press, now you're bathroom's all a mess, but with touch and brush you just put your toothbrush in and it's nice and clean"

The commercial came on for 'my baby can read' Brooks said " Mom those kids can say the words on those cards, yeah cuz they have big brains. it goes in their ears and then goes up and stops right here" (pointing at his brain)

"I think I broke my arm from all that wind" ?? ha

If you remember back when Brooks colored all over the walls and dishwasher etc.. with permanent marker he noticed a little art he had put on the fridge. As I was cleaning he sprayed the Windex on it and started to scrub it.. he yelled "Look Mom, it's working! It's stain refighter"

"Mom, I sure like it when you're home!" :) Made my heart very happy, I like it when I'm home with him too!!

I poured brooks a drink and he said "oh yummy orange juice" I asked him what color it was and he said "yellow" :)

We pulled up to the park and Brooks got really excited. As we were getting out of the car he said "Everybody here is gonna want to play with me, yeah everyone in this town is gonna be my friend" :) Sadly it was still a little nippy out and no one else was at the park

"I like girls, I hate mans"

"Mom, I'm getting so tired! I'm gonna finish this drink and then I'm going to bed"

I picked Brooks up from the sitters and he asked.. "What are we gonna do now?" Whatever you wanna do ..He smiled and said " Oooh make a cake? lets put sprinkles on it"

"I'm happy cuz you're layin down watching the show with me" :) Proof it's the little things that count

"Mom, can I play with your phone?" No hunny I just wrote a message and I'm waiting for them to write me back "A message? like with a pencil?" I had to explain how I could write a message and send it to someone elses phone and they would read it and write me back and send it to my phone...he thought it was pretty neat

Are you ready for school bud? "I'm bored of school" lol get used to it kid :)

Brooks' Grandma told him he had nice shoes "They're not shoes, they're boots!"

I got some spicy chicken nuggets at Wendy's and got Brooks a kids meal with nuggets. He took a bite (of his regular/not spicy nuggets) and said "Mom these are SO spicy! I can't even believe it"

another time we got some chik-fil-a nuggets and Brooks asked me "Did you get these from Wendy's ? Oh cuz they're spicy"

It was a cloudy day and we were on our way to the sitters when owl city's song Hot air balloon came on Brooks said "This song scares the clouds away! cuz it's happy" I thought it was pretty cute

"Mom are we in space? Is this whole world in space?" How do you explain space to a child anyhow ha I probably only confused him :)

I was making dinner and Brooks was watching toons, apparently king of the hill had come on he came in to me and said "That show's way stupid" haha

"My nose is hot Mom" Why hun? "Cuz I've been pickin it"

"Lucky I didn't crack open!" He tripped on the stairs

Brooks woke up one morning and giggled "I woke up in my pajama's isn't that funny"
I'm not sure what he was expecting to wake up in...

"This is yummy soup! and even it's good for your body"

I was in the tub when one of Brandon's friends came over. Brooks said "Don't let your friend see Mommy naked in the tub, cuz then he will want to take her home with him"

Brooks was eating a hot dog and Brandon asked him how his puppy was tasting Brooks said "We don't eat animals! They have blood in them" So he asked him what he thought he was eating and Brooks replied "We just eat regular food"

"Mom it's ok if we make a mess cuz Santa won't come again until next year"

"I'm a cowboy, I can rope stuff up!" He was using my belt as a lasso

Brandon likes to give Brooks a hard time and tease him. Brooks was getting really mad so I told him to just ignore him that he was just being silly and Brooks told me "I wished I didn't have ears! But I do so I have to listen to him"

Brooks was making funny noises with his nose in the back seat of the car, since I was driving I couldn't look back so I asked him what he was doing "Gonna eat a booger" he said

I asked Brooks to hurry because I was going to be late and he told me "That's your problem, not mine"

"Mom, I'm really getting a fat belly like yours!"

Monday, February 15, 2010

My Valentine's very 1st crush

My sweet little man was a good sport and posed for some pictures for me. He looks like such a little stud. It makes me worry about the lady killer he's going to be when he gets older! His Aunt was asking him about his friends in pre-school and he was naming off a few of them and then he came to Gracie..... and got a devilish little look on his face and covered his little grin with his hand. She teased him a little about having a girlfriend. When I dropped him off I saw a little girl walking in and asked who she was he said "Oh that's Annie, Gracie's already inside" :) I asked him what she looks like and he says she has blond hair and blue eyes and she says "I'm sitting by you Brooks!" and plays with him at play-time.
I know I overload you with pictures but you'll just have to get used to it :)

Brooks had a really good Valentines week. (Until he got sick) They were on the letter P and got to wear their Pajamas to school. He was pretty stoked he stayed in them ALL day, then we made some cupcakes for his grandparents and he made his sissy a card. I wrote down what he wanted to say to her. The card says "PAISLEY (he writes all in caps) I can't wait to meet you I love you baby I like to share my toys. I want to share cupcakes and when you're big you can make them yourself." He wanted to say Happy Birthday Pirate haha but I threw in a Happy Valentines Day. Love BROOKS! He decorated it with Valentines stickers, He asked me what the stickers said when he was putting them on. One of them says Love spell...he says OH I love spelling :) It was pretty cute! Then they had their Valentines Party and he gave little Valentine cards with Tattoos and got a valentines and treats from all of his little friends. For his show and tell her wanted to take some of those bubble things they use for packing because they Pop. lol
Another silly story, We were at Walmart and happened to go in the aisle where they have all the balloons ..all the strings were hanging down and Brooks grabbed one of them. He played with it the whole time we were shopping until we were about to check out. He accidentally let it go and FREAKED! He started balling and screaming MY BALLOON!! If I can't get my balloon I'll never stop crying!! I'm gonna cry forever! He just kept on like this. I wasn't about to get him another balloon..he knew what would happen if he let it go and I'm not one to give in just because he cries. He told me that he was so sad that his balloon was gone and it was an accident. I told him I understood that he was sad but he knows to hold onto balloons and that he needed to stop crying. He told me " I want to stop crying but the brain inside of me won't let me!" Then that night he woke up in the middle of the night balling because he had a dream about losing his balloon. He was really beat up about it haha.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Friday night fun cut short by the tummy bug

Last night we took Brooks out to dinner and then went to play in the kiddie cove at Boondocks. He always has a great time there running around and playing the games. He had been playing for quite a while and came running over to tell us he found a fun tunnel to play in, when out of NOWHERE he just started puking. All over Brandon and then all over the floor! All the moms were just staring at us and I had no idea what to do! I was just like what the hell? haha I rushed him to the bathroom and washed him up and he seemed to be feeling fine. I thought maybe he just ate too much and mixed with all the running around it made him sick? I went to pick up his shoes and the place was empty haha everyone cleared out as fast as they could! At least he wasn't inside the actual play place that would be nasty and difficult to clean up! EW Well he acted alright but we decided to go rent a movie and relax instead of play games. So we got home popped in the Loin King and 1/2 way through the movie he started vomiting again :( And all night long. He'd start to stir and I'd get him the bowl and then he'd have a little water and fall asleep and then he'd stir again all night. He had to change Jammies 3 times. It was so sad he would cry for me the whole time he was throwing up and I couldn't do anything to stop it or make him feel better. Throwing up is the worst :( I felt so bad for him I just wanted to trade him places! One time after we changed his jammies he told me ..."make sure you take care of everything Mom!" I asked him "when do I ever not take care of everything" He replied "On Sundays, Mondays and Saturdays" haha He hasn't eaten much today just a few bites of a nana and some sprite mixed with pedialite and now he's taking a nap. I think I'll join him now since neither of us got much sleep last night!

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Looks like Paisley wasn't just my favorite (according to the poll) :) Well I'm 25 weeks along now! And she is getting bigger and squirming around a lot! It's fun to watch my tummy move all over the place! I'm starting to get a little uncomfortable with back aches and she's getting into my ribs, trying to get comfy in bed is a little hard, but it's not too bad! I just worry because I'm only going to get bigger haha. I'm so glad that the sun has been peeking out lately, I can not wait for spring!! I'm so over the winter. Brooks told me the other day " MOM! It's getting warmer. Soon we can take baby to Cowabunga" He's so excited for her to get here and for the summer :)
Brooks is getting so big! He's grown out of all his clothes and buying new clothes for him means going into the children's stores where I can't help but look at all the baby girl stuff! It's all so cute, the little sun dresses and onesies and shoes and bows and headbands! There is always WAY more stuff for the girlie's than the boys! But we got Brooks the cutest little outfit for Easter! He looks like such a stud! I'll be sure to make him model for me and post the pics.