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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Brooks's Room

We have officially been sleeping in our home for 11 nights now. Wahoo! It is wonderful! It is better than I could have dreamed of when we started this process. Life is just so sweet right now. 

I'm having so much fun getting each room just the way I like it. I made the mistake in our last home to just fill the house. I wanted every room to be "done" so I bought things I didn't love and filled the house. About a year later I wanted to replace half the stuff I bought. This didn't go over well with my budgeter of a husband. So....I won't be making that mistake again. I'm taking my time and only decorating with what I love. 

Everything takes just a little longer to accomplish when you have a toddler. I try to get a lot done when Trevor is at work, but some things I just need him for. That means I have to wait until he gets home from work, then we usually eat dinner, and then I want Trevor to get some quality time with Brooks; so most everything happens after Brooks goes to bed. By that time, I'm usually tired, so we can only accomplish a couple tasks a night. Haha! My first priority was to get Brooks's room totally set up. I wanted him to be comfortable and have a room that he loves. So, here are the pictures. 

He LOVES playing in his teepee!

I absolutely LOVE how it turned out. It's one of my favorite rooms in the whole house and Brooks loves playing in there too. He has also slept like a champ in there every night. So, I'd say our mission was accomplished. 

Friday, September 1, 2017

Brooks is 14 Months

This month has been so exciting with this sweet boy. He has mastered walking and we are on to running. The sweet sound of his feet running on the hard wood floor are so cute! It's so cool seeing him understand me. Like, when I say "let's go upstairs" he runs over to the bottom of the stairs and waits for me to move the gate. Or when I say "let's put on our shoes" he runs to where we normally sit to put on shoes before we walk out the door. It's the coolest! He also understands "no" but doesn't always obey that one! :) He is a banana fanatic! If he refuses to eat food, I know that I can pull out a banana and he will devour it in minutes. He also has a new found love for Macaroni (or most any pasta). Once he sees pasta he refuses to eat anything else. Ha!

This month we had an awesome trip to Michigan that you can read about here. Here are a couple of my favorite pictures from the trip!

I feel like I took a ton of videos this month and not as many pictures. He was just so cute to video while he was walking and running all over the place. 

Brooks and cousin Jude racing cars down the hallway. I know they will have a sweet friendship. 

Hanging out at EspressOh! with friends!

This picture just cracks me up! His hair is getting so long and crazy, I love it! He really isn't a fan of bath time, so this is kind of a rare occasion for him to be chill in the bath. Haha. 

This is pretty standard...Winston hiding and Brooks trying to get him. 

Check out these sweet kicks!!! Our foot is finally the right size! Thanks David for these awesome shoes!

Brooks has decided he is over sitting in the cart the right way. This is kind of the new norm. 

Melt my heart!!! 13 Months 18 Days
We had a fun evening with friends and all the babies were able to play. 

Gosh they are so cute! If only Brooks would sit for 2 seconds to take a picture! Haha!

We are beginning to climb on e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g!!

And taking everything out of every drawer in the kitchen is pretty standard every day!

He's already enjoying playing in our new cabinets!

And helping mom with laundry is our new fav! Haha!

We have started skipping some naps some days which makes us super sleepy in the evenings, especially when we take a car ride. haha!

So precious!

He is obsessed with books...which is adorable.

We cheered on the Cowboys for their first game and first win!

Each and every month brings new experiences and new surprises. He is seriously so much fun! I love getting to spend my days playing and teaching this little boy. I am having too much fun! I LOVE YOU BROOKS!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

August Date Nights

I'm just going to jump right were our date nights this month!

August 3rd: We were in Michigan and we decided to go blueberry picking again. We did this last year and had a lot of fun, so this year we included Brooks since he loves blueberries.

The funny thing is, I don't think he realized they were blueberries because he wanted nothing to do with them. Instead, he was obsessed with Trevor's coffee cup and preferred to just sit and play with that. Haha! 

August 4th: We were still in Michigan and this date was to make up for the no date the week before when we were leaving for Michigan the following day. Trevor looked up and found a winery to visit. I realize I was 30 weeks preggo or so when we did this date, so Trevor tried them and we bought some wine at the end of the tour for different occasions we have coming up after baby Rhett is born.

It was SUPER rainy and most of the tour was outside, but we still managed to have a great time!

Trevor tried one of the grapes...he said they weren't very good. Haha! The guide warned him of that, but that didn't stop him.

It was such a fun date!

August 10th: Trevor had planned a date night, but we ended up having to move it to the next week because I broke out in hives and took Benadryl which made me sooooo sleepy. I fell asleep before 8:30 that night. Haha!

August 17th: We did the date night that Trevor had planned the week before. We know that when we move into our home we will have lots of little projects that need to be done, so Trevor decided to make a Spotify playlist together of random songs we used to like. I'm SUPER excited to listen to this playlist...most of the songs were songs we liked in high school and college, so it should be a fun trip down memory lane. :)

August 24th: We had a ton of stuff to work on for the house, so we went and got ice cream at Andy's together and then finished our floating shelves, vent hood and bathroom vanities.

August 31st: We watched OSU of course! Not really my choice of date so we are actually having date night on Sunday night this week. Trevor said he has something planned.