Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Summertime fun

Today was Lindsey's birthday, so we met up with Nikki, the girls, Patience and the boys at the park for pizza and cupcakes. The kiddos had fun playing and the best part was Lindsey's reaction everytime she opened a gift. It was like you gave her a million dollars! She would say, "WOW"!!!!! Fun stuff!
Then we of course had to wonder over to the pool. So, here are a few pics from our day.
Happy Birthday also to Aaron and Allison G.!

Birthday Girl and the cupcakes!

Patiently waiting...

Opening her gifts

Best Friends

Girl talk

Monday, June 22, 2009

Triple Digits and Video of "B"

That's right...for the past 4 or5 days we have hit triple digits! It is so hot, you can't be outside unless there is water nearby. Fine for us, we have been at the pool as much as possible. My girls love the pool. Brecken will sit and watch the other kids for a while, and then it is so hot, I have to get her in. She loves her float and will play for a while longer.
Brecken has hit a new milestone. Yesterday she really started crawling. Not army or launching, but on hands and knees. This video was taken today. She is growing up fast! I forgot how quick they can get into things once they start moving...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Baby girl is 8 months old

On the 14th, Brecken turned 8 months old. Terri and I were talking about how old that sounded. She is a lot of fun to be around. I am not sure of her stats, but we will find out next month. Here are some interesting facts (probably only to family) about Brecken...

She will eat anything you put in front of her...
She eats 4 jars of baby food a day...
She has 3 bottles a day...
Brecken loves to eat those puffs snacks...
She doesn't have a regular nap length (some days it is 4 - 30 min naps, and some days she might sleep for an hour or so a few times)...I am a schedule person so that annoys me, but oh well...
Brecken loves to be outside, in the pool, watching kids, especially Kayden...
She cries when you leave the room...
She is starting to get attached to certain people, hence the comment above...
She "sings" in church when we are...
I don't think I would consider her crawling, it is more of a push or launch forward, but she accomplishes the task...
She doesn't have any teeth yet...
She has started to get more hair and it has filled in the bald spot she had in the back...
She still wont say Mama, but babbles Dadada all day long...
We call her "jumping bean" because you can't hold her still in your lap and she loves her jumparoo...
People say she looks like either John or my Mom????
She doesn't like to sit in the grass...
She sleeps through the night, but on occasion she wakes up around 3 b/c she is really wet, so I changer and put her right back to sleep...
It took us a long time to get to that point...

She still has the brightest blue eyes in the world...
We love our little sweet girl so much and all the joy she brings us each day. Enjoy the pics and video...

Kayden actually took this with her camera. I think she did a pretty good job. And Breckens hair looks really red.

8 month photo shoot



Monday, June 15, 2009

Wedding Weekend

On Thursday I flew to IL to see my college roomie get married! There are four of us who roomed together in college and have remained very close. We always get together once a year for some reason or another...this year it was Tiffany's wedding. My parents, Granny and John kept the girls for me so I could away unattached. We had all the fun stuff...lingerie shower, rehearsal and dinner and wonderful wedding. Tiffany is so creative and she and her mom had so many personal touches to the entire weekend. I love being with my girls and I got to see sweet Burke for the first time. I must say, she liked me too, and only cried twice while I was holding her!
I got to meet some new friends and see some old friends. It was a great weekend! Thank you family for watching my girls so I could spend this time with my roomies!
I was so anxious to get home though. The flights were so long b/c I was so ready to see them and their sweet little faces. I was excited to see John too, but you know what I mean if you have children.
Tiff and JEremy, congrats! I love you both and wish you all the love in the world.

Tiffany's lingerie shower

A gift

Lots of fun, lots of laughing!

Ang and I made a quick trip to see the Washington Monument????

Sweet Baby Burke

Me and Burke, or as Ashley called her...Aunt Jemima

Me, Ang and Ash

One of my new friends...Ayla

All the girls...Me, Jana, Tiffany, Angela, Amy, Ashley, Andrea

Just the 4 of us

Andrea, Ashley and Burke

Me and Tiff

Tiffany gettin' all dolled up

The big day

The happy couple...doesn't Tiffany look gorgeous?

The bride and me

Favor boxes and the flowers

The Stringer Family

Ang and Burke

Ashley and Angela

Making their first appearance and Mr. and Mrs.

Friday, June 05, 2009

A productive week of nothing

This week has been wonderful. We have done really, nothing. We played outside in the pool, hung out with friends, stayed around the house. Just were lazy I guess. I love weeks like this. Here are a few pics from the past week.
Have a good weekend!