Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Two little puppies this year...only one who would wear his ears for a photo. He's a cute one though!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Perfect Day

Today was the perfect day...not that anything special happened. In fact, I still have a touch of a cold and can barely breath out of my nose, but the weather Gods were on our side, the to-do list was small (at least the "have to-do" part) and with nothing in particular on our agenda the boys and I set off for a leisurely afternoon at Kidwell Farm. Brooks is fascinated by the animals. The sheep were fascinated by us! There were baby cows, baby pigs...I thought the spring time was baby time on a farm? It was really neat to see Brooks toddling around the gravel paths and a little difficult to keep him out of digging in ...well everything... and on a farm who knows what that could be! Cole felt the need to bring home a souvenir rock. I bet it is long forgotten now that he is home but while we were thing it was oh-so-important.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Brooksy

One year ago today I began to have some aches and pains that might, just might, be labor. Eight HARD hours later you came into our world and it hasn't been the same since. You have been an amazing baby. Yes, you need your mom to do things for you, but really you are such a sweet, little boy. You wave hello and good-bye now and i think you are beginning to imitate the sounds too! I know you try to say "night-night" as I lay you down for your naps. "Ma-Ma Ma-Ma" has definately become your favorite thing to say. You love attention from your older brother and you love to steal his toys, particularly any of his beloved stuffed animals. You beam when your Daddy comes home from work and love to rough house with him like only boys do. Brooks, you have been a true joy to mother for the last year and I cannot wait to be there for whats to come in the next. I love you little monkey.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

less than one week

It's hard to believe that in less than one week our littlest man is going to be one! Here is a sneak peek at some fun craft stuff that Cole and I have been working on. We're doing a monkey theme and have been having lots of fun making a birthday sign, t-shirt and hat for the little man.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010


I wish I could use the house as an excuse for my absence in writing on the blog lately but really I can't. We are really no further along with things around here than we were several weeks ago! We did finally order bedroom furniture and it arrived this past weekend. Now to paint so that we can use the furniture. When I try to think about what we've been doing, the only thing that comes to mind is that we've been trying to find our new groove. Weeks into living here, I don't think we are any closer :( We have a library ritual on Mondays but compared to our busy schedule in Alexandria, Cole and Brooks should be bored out of their minds. Many days we do much of nothing. Cole heads off to school, of course, brooks naps...I clean :) A couple of weeks ago we headed to Cox Farms for their yearly opening and again had a wonderful time of hay rides, slides, apple cider drinking and general fun. I hope this will continue to be a yearly ritual because I have as much fun as the kids. Brooksy's birthday is coming up and I have begun to plan for our first official party at the new house. If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times but I CANNOT believe that my littlest,little man is turning ONE!