Sunday, January 17, 2010


This is what happens when I leave my children alone with their Dad.
When I asked why he did such a thing, Chris's response was "He fell asleep"
I can't go anywhere.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Spot Light on Charli!!!

My little two year old is growing like crazy, and I look at pictures of her from just this past summer, and can't believe how grown up she is becoming already! Mostly for my own records, but also for everyone to know, I thought I'd share a bit about whats going on in the life of Charli right now!

Her likes:
Playing outside with her umbrella and rain boots (we find ourselves ankle deep in puddles at least once a day when its raining)
Playing hide and seek
All things Disney but the princesses especially
being a mermaid in the bath
putting all her babies to sleep; she makes a bed for all of them
playing with all her cousins and friends
her pink pants
Singing by herself. If you try and sing with her, she'll tell you to be quiet
TV, but right now she LOVES Twice upon a Christmas.... I know Christmas is over.
Fern Gully
Blowing out candles every time I light one
Helping make dinner
Going in the dogs cage
Her cash register
Sledding and all things snow
Doing her dance in front of everyone
Movie night
Coloring on MY picture
Disneyland ...She still talks about it
Mr. sun
Seeing birds and other animals outside
Reading stories, but especially brown bear
Her baby Brooks
Her dislikes:
Almost all food, with the exception of breakfast, and marshmallows
Having anything done with her hair
Staying in her bed at night
The dogs jumping on her
Sweaters, and scarfs
Being woke up
Having her picture taken
Leaving a place when she's having fun

She Can:
She can use a big girl bathroom!
She can sleep in her own bed
She can count to ten
She knows all the colors
She can sing lots of songs
She can be a great helper
She can buckle her own car seat
She can get herself dressed
Be the sweetest little girl I know!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Good To Be Back!!

Welp, I'm finally calling my blog vacation to a close. I seriously can't believe its January, and my last post was .... Halloween!!! Wow that's embarrassing. Anyways like all of you I'm sure the Holiday's were crazy and time just flew by! We had a wonderful Christmas spent at home, and the whole season was just great. It was especially fun on Christmas morning because Charli was finally old enough to understand what was going on, and loved opening every present she got. In fact it was hard to get her to keep opening them, because she wanted to play with each toy she got, right then and there. She still talks about how Santa ate all the cookies, and we are still watching "Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas." I'm sure Brooks enjoyed himself too, he mostly ate the wrapping paper after Charli opened his gifts.
Chris has been home since before Thanksgiving, and I partly blame him for my blogging absence. When he's here, we just try and take advantage of everyday, and do lots of fun things. Just a little catch up, here is some of the things we did over the break. Went sledding at Snoqualmie Pass, took Charli roller skating for the first time, made gingerbread houses, looked at Christmas lights, watched tons of Christmas movies, baked, decorated, undecorated, threw my sister-in-law a baby shower, spoke in church, shaved Brooks head, went to Christmas parties, saw Santa a few times, shopped, hung out with all the family from out of town LOTS!! And the list goes on.
So a HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone!! As far as resolutions go, some of my less personal ones are, of course I want to be better at keeping up with my blog, I want to have a clean car, stick to our family budget, and get the rest of our house decorated! We'll see how it goes, so far so good. Anyhow I have lots of pictures to come, but I just wanted to post SOMETHING right now! My little Brooks is 5 MONTHS!!! I can't believe it. He is a happy little guy, who rolls all over the place, pushes himself up, laughs, giggles, smiles, loves to sit in his bumbo seat, loves the dogs, loves him mom dad and sister, and .....still wakes up in the night. Ugh. Its my fault because for some reason I go through some weird separation anxiety, and wait forever to put my babies in their own room... I'm weird I know, but I feel like I'm abandoning them, and banishing them to the nursery. Anyone else ever feel like that?? Anyways I guess the time has come to finally put him in there and let him cry it out. If anyone has any advise let me know. I never had to deal with this, with Charli.
This is the most scattered post ever, but anyways mostly wanted everyone to know I'm back in the blogging business, and there is more to come later!