Thursday, April 24, 2008

Boys' Baby Shower

Well Brooklyn's uncle (Erik's brother) Brett was in town this week, and the guys decided to have a little Baby shower, with games and all. You see Brett and aunt Colleen are expecting their 5th child the beginning of May (a baby boy). So since we are also expecting in August, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to have a "baby shower", and the perfect opportunity for the boys to go to a Mariner's game. So check out the photos...they played the good ole Smelly Diaper game. Brett was spot on, guessing both of his diapers...but Erik on the other hand...couldn't even identify his favorite soda in the whole wide world on his first guess.

Brett sniffs the Guacamole:
Erik takes a diaper shot of Pepsi:

Brett and his Mountain Dew (Andrew would be jealous!):
Brooklyn and Brett, and Brett at Safeco Field:

Monday, April 14, 2008

The tulip festival

We took Brooklyn to the Tulip Festival this weekend. She couldn't get enough of the flowers! Literally, she wanted to eat them. : ) So here are some pictures we took. She didn't fall asleep in the daffodils, she just had her eyes closed. She also likes to give a cheesy grin now. We're still trying to get used to our new camera, but we sure like it! Enjoy!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Brooklyn redeemed herself...

Brooklyn totally redeemed herself this morning when I turned on Fox news, and she started clapping. She IS Republican!! Phew! : )

On another note, she had her 9 month check-up today. She looks great, but is still on the low end for weight dang it. She's BARELY in the 10th percentile, but in the 50th for height! Yea! Of course, I can't help to think maybe she'll be lucky and not have weight issues like her Mommy her whole adult life. I know, I know, it usually changes, but one can hope right?! :)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

My 1st disappointing moment in Brooklyn...

This morning we had the news on and Brooklyn was playing on the floor. Well, they showed a clip of the Elton John fundraiser for Hillary Clinton and there was clapping while the Clintons walked on stage. Brooklyn started clapping too! I can't believe my daughter is a Democrat. She's going to have a lot to explain to Grandpa Hill, that's for sure. : ) HAHA!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

You know you're a mom when...

So yesterday while in Target I had this thought several times because of a few occurances, so I thought I'd list those and a few others that have happened in the past 9 months. I'm sure all mom's can relate! Feel free to list your own. : )

You know you're a mom when...
~ In spite of your major phobia to public bathrooms, your screaming baby HAS to nurse RIGHT NOW, so you plop yourself down in a stall and feed your sweet baby. EWWW!
~ You have to use the restroom while at the store, but you didn't bring the stroller, so you HOLD your baby while, well you know.
~ You try to wash your hands after doing above deed, but using one hand doesn't really do the trick. Luckily a nice old lady offers to hold your baby so you can at least soap up your hands (but before giving your baby up to her, you make sure she isn't too old that she will drop her).
~ You let your baby tear up magazines that you have been saving to clip things out of, but you just don't really care anymore.
~ You don't freak out like you thought you would before you had kids when your child poops ALL over you on the airplane, just as it is taking off. And you actually think it's pretty funny. Even though the people near you don't think it is as humorous, including your husband.
~ You can barely keep your eyes open at 6 am when your child thinks they need to wake up, but you still think they are the cutest thing in the world and you can't wait to give them a squeeze.
~ Before you had kids, you LOVED shopping for yourself, but now when you go into stores, you go directly to the childrens section. And it's rare you get something for yourself. (I never understood why my mom would buy us clothes, but never seemed to get herself anything new. Now I know! Thanks mom, YOU ARE THE BEST!!)
~ It takes you 15 minutes to run a 5 minute errand to the store.
~ You can't get the tune of the most recent lullaby or primary song out of your head and find yourself singing it in the shower. "I am a child of God..." :)
~ Your once nicely decorated house is now full of toys, empty book shelves (so your child doesn't rip them up), and make-shift gates to keep the little one out of whatever they shouldn't be getting into (ours is the fireplace).
~ You wake up in the middle of the night and think your child is on the bed and tap your husband several times where you think she is and he wakes up wondering what the heck you are doing. Well duh, I'm looking for our child, isn't she here? No honey, she's in bed, like always. Hmm, must have been dreaming again.
~ You don't mind other noisy, annoying kids in restaurants anymore, you empathize with the parents and think it's funny.
~ Your child has nicer bedroom furniture than you do.
~ The top rack of your dishwasher is reserved for bottles, pacifiers, mesh feeders, and baby spoons.
~ You have 2 types of laundry detergent because you only want to use free and clear on your precious baby, but you want your own clothes to smell like laundry detergent.

Ok, that's all for now. But I have to add something that happened to me the other day, and actually happens quite often now that I am looking pregnant. Brooklyn and I were in the store the other day and I was being helped by a couple employees. One of them asked how old Brooklyn was, so I told them 9 months. Then they all looked down at my protruding belly and back at me with a confused and concerned look. I just have to laugh. It doesn't help that Brooklyn is still pretty small either. But, like I told a friend the other day, people will probably think it's crazy (and I'm sure it will be to have kids 13 months apart) but to me it will just be normal and I can't wait to start the craziness!!