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, March 28, 2010

My little man

As many of you know, Brooks LOVES the water! He loves it so much that he begs me to do the dishes. The kid stood there for almost an hour washing the dishes :) Another day he cried because he had to wait until tomorrow to do the dishes and then first thing when he woke up he asked me about doing them. It was funny too because as soon as he turned on the water he says " Oh I shouldn't do the dishes without going potty first" and ran to the bathroom :) I have to monitor him when he washes his hands after going potty because he'll sit and play with the soap and water. He can not wait for summer to get here. He went outside the other day and said Mom look it's sunny we can get the sprinklers out! It's been a while since I've posted some quotes so I think I'll do that now ...

Maybe next time we can have candy for dinner!
Mom don't worry about me eatin, I already had some bacon.
(He'll come up with any excuse to not have to sit down and eat!)

He was playing with a gun I had given to him and he said "You gave this to me, 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 gave me different stuff"

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

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

I asked Brooks if he knew how much I love him and he said "yep" I said good and don't you ever forget it, then he told me "Ok, but if I get a bump on my head that means I lost my memory"

We were watching TV in the living room and Brooks went to the potty, Brandon heard him fart and was giving him a bad time and said "Woah what was that?" "It was just a toot Dad, yeah toots can happen sometimes!"

"Witches put you in castles"

Lately he's always saying "We have a very serious problem" and "Oh, you were right, my mistake"

and he'll say "I can't stop laughing" whenever you try talking to him about something he doesn't want to talk about...like getting ready for bed or eating dinner

All of his grandparents and his aunt and uncle went to Vegas for Nascar. Well he heard someone on the radio say Vegas and he goes "Mom, he said Vegas! Yeah, that's where Nascar lives"

We were at dinner with my parents and this lady at the table next to us was cracking up and Brooks giggled and said "She laughed like a witch" I couldn't hold in my laugh and my Mom was dying , I'm pretty sure the lady heard him so I felt kinda bad but it was too funny

"Whoa Mom your belly is getting REALLY big!"
How many are you Mom?" 25... "Whoa...that's a lot!"

Brandon had a day off and was going to take him to Chuck e cheese and he says "Dad, didn't you know what you can do with a Chuck e Cheese report card"

And I love how every time we get out of the car he has to look at it and say "We really need to go to the car wash"

One of his toys was broken and he tells me "We need an electrician who can fix this! Mom, who's an electrician...he's big and he says he's the boss?"

"When baby gets as big as you, she can wear perfume"

GG asked him if he wanted to see the quail in her backyard and he said "Yeah, but Grandma I don't have my gun"

"Poo starts with P, that's funny huh"

Before bed I always tell him I'll see you in my dreams and one morning he woke up and said "Sorry Mom I didn't dream about anything last night"

Monday, March 15, 2010

Only 10 more weeks!!

I am 30 weeks pregnant today! Before long I will be holding a tiny baby girl in my arms!! She weighs almost 3lbs now and is already batting some little eyelashes. I am so not prepared though. I need to get her room set up and I've been starting to nest. I'm needing to get everything done and I'm wanting to fix everything in my house!! I'm also having crazy dreams again! I'm trying to enjoy the end of my pregnancy and relish in every little movement she makes. It is an amazing feeling and I know I'll miss it. My backaches aren't as bad as they were which is GREAT because I thought I would be miserable the rest of the time! Brooks is getting very anxious to meet her. He told me the other day "Mom!! It's almost Easter!! You know what that means?...baby's gonna be here" :) I have my 30week check up on Monday (a week late since my Dr's out of town) and I will have my follow up ultra sound to check on Paisley's kidney. I'm hoping that the problem has corrected itself!! But we will see. My Braxton Hicks are getting more painful and the other night they were pretty consitent. I was starting to get worried because I could hardly walk but I took a bath and layed down and that helped.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Today is my big sister's birthday! She would be 29 years old today! That is so CRAZY to me seeing as how I can't see her past the age of 16. I always wonder who she would be today, she was so smart, driven and witty :) I hope she knows how much I love and miss her and that I think about her all the time!! Happy birthday sissy!!

Melynda Beckstead

03/10/1981 - 04/07/1997

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I want a different family

Poor Brooks has had pnuemonia so he has missed school the past few times. He said "I miss Miss Denise (his teacher) Madden (his best pre-school buddy) Gracie and the one girl with the yellow backpack." LOL I asked him if he knew her name and he said "Oh it's Katie" Silly kid. I stayed home from work with him one of the days and since I was home I figured I'd get to putting my Christmas stuff into the storage we have under our stairs. There's a little miniature door and of coarse Brooks thinks it's pretty neat and wanted to play in there. So he kept getting in my way (Let me remind you I am 7 month pregnant) and I had to keep asking him to move please and please get out of the way and frustratedly Hunny please get out. He says "Fine....I want a different family!" And then he started singing "No one in my family is nice to me" All I could do was laugh. Then someone came to the door and Brooks went running to open it I yelled at him to not answer the door. I hadn't gotten ready for the day and didn't even have a bra on. He was so mad that I didn't answer the door. I told him that I didn't have to answer the door for anyone! I don't normally get the door when I'm home alone anyhow I watch too many of those CSI shows ;).... later that night someone came to the door and Brooks yelled "Dad, you have to get the door because Mommy won't" I was laughing and told Brandon about him singing a song that we're not nice to him and Brooks then started singing "My Daddy hits me all the time" ha I was like great now we're gonna have child protective services knocking at our door. It reminded me of a story my Aunt told me about her son. He was the star in his primary class and he had to get up and tell something about himself. He got up and said "My mom holds my head under the water in the bathtub" LOL because she makes him wash his hair hah funny kids!!