Wednesday, September 30, 2009


We are POTTY TRAINED!!!!!!! Now I know you're not supposed to try and potty train right after you have a baby, and blah blah blah, but Charli was so ready I couldn't resist. Quite a while ago, she started sitting on the potty, and would sometimes pee, and we would make a really big deal about it, but it had to be her idea or she wanted nothing to do with it. But lately she really has wanted to go on the potty all the time, so I decided it was time to throw out the diapers and get her some "big girl underwear". I didn't really mess around with pull-ups, except for a few times when I went places and couldn't risk her wetting her pants. Anyways she's been peeing on the toilet for a few weeks now, accident free!!! Yeah!!! Oh except for the occasional dump she would take in her pants. Why do kids do that??? for a week we tried lollipops, gummy bears, ice cream, stickers, you name it, we bribed her with it to get her to poop in the toilet, and nothing worked. she would tell me she had to go, but it would be too late. I was pretty frustrated because at this point she refused to wear a diaper, and I was beyond sick of cleaning poop out of her underwear. But finally after about a week (that felt like a month) she started doing it, and the trick seemed to be Oreos! I'm proud to announce that I now only have one kid in diapers!! Yeah!

Oh, and she refuses to a trainging potty. We got her a Dora seat that goes on top of the toilet as well as her own little potty chair, and she wont use either! She needs to use "the big girl potty". And apparently so do some of her babies that have taken a swim in the toilet.

On another note, here is some recent pics of Brooks, who is just smiling like crazy lately!! My camera (which is the crappiest on earth) hardly ever gets it, but here's some pics anyways. He is HUGE! He was 12.5 lbs at his one month check-up, and his two month is next week so we'll see how much he's grown since then! It's so fun having a little chub this time:) Look at those cheeks! What a chunk!

Thursday, September 10, 2009


So I'm not the smartest when it comes to computers. Long story short, I was trying to add someone to my "blog roll" this morning, and in doing so I deleted my entire blog list. I was surprised at how many of my friends and family know each other, and was able to find quite a few of your blogs to re-add on my blog, but there are still a few that I could not find. If you happen to see this, and your name is not on the"My Favorite Blogs" spot on the right column, Please leave a comment so I can get your blog address again, and be able to see yours:) Thanks so much!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

One Month Today!!

I can hardly believe that one month ago today my little guy was born. Oh where does the time go!! For me its very bitter sweet. I'm the person who doesn't like it when people tell me how big he's getting, and how much he's changing. I would just assume he never change, and remain this sweet little newborn baby forever:) Well here is a few little fun things about baby Brooks at one month!!
He loves the bath!!
He loves to have is hair combed just as much! After the bath he'll just lay there forever while I brush his hair!
He's not a fan of the swing anymore, like he was the first two weeks.
He loves to be on his tummy!
I'm seriously amazed at the distances he can pee!!
I think his eyes are gonna be blue
He is a grunter!! He seriously grunts instead of crying, and you'll only hear him scream if you ignore his grunting long enough!
He loves to be held and cuddled.
He is the sweetest most precious little boy I know, and I'm the luckiest girl in the world to be his Mommy!
In this picture it looks like he has some sort of crazy eye. Rest assured he doesn't, but its like one of the only pictures I have of him not sleeping!

Lake Chelan!

Last weekend Chris and I, along with some of the other family in the area, decided to have one last summer hoorah, and headed up to lake Chelan. Chris's parents have a pretty amazing condo there, along with all the toys you would want on a lake! It was our first little getaway with two kids and it went relatively smooth. We had to bring our two dogs too which complicated things slightly, but overall it was a really great weekend, with great weather, and great company!
When we weren't on the boat, or at the beach, we were in the pool

Charli loved the water even though it was FREEZING!! I was really proud of how brave she was to go in the tube, swim in the lake, and basically follow her Dad around trying whatever he did!

Neither of my kids could stay awake on the boat the whole time. It was inevitable they would both be asleep on the ride in almost every time.

Charli's favorite thing to do in the pool.

My little lounger!! I love his little swim trunks!

Charli and her adorable cousin Fia. She loves this girl!