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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Faces of the Rascal!

Here's Brookey just enjoying some "chocolate milk gatas," as she calls it ("Gatas" is Taglog for "milk"--that was her first word at about age 4 months and it's remained her favorite!) :-)






Tuesday, August 26, 2008

April Fools!!

We have an official due date now! April Fool's Day, 2009! Here's our first pic of Bundle of Joy Rooney #2. He/she is HUGE compared to when we first saw the ultrasound pics just 3 weeks ago. I'm not placing any bets on the sex, but this pregnancy has been very different than with Brookey. I'm a lot less sick (hardly at all) and don't crave sweets quite as much....i just crave food in general--not good. :-) Scott and I stressed to the Dr that we DON'T WANT TO FIND OUT the sex but we're betting that he blows it and tells us accidentally. He just seems like that type of guy. But anyhoo, so far so good with Baby Rooney #2!! Happy and healthy :-)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Just Hanging Out on a Saturday Night



Nothing too exciting going on at the Rooney Household these days. We just spent a relaxing weekend doing not much of anything. Brookey's highlight for the weekend was making and eating S'mores! She also helped make Deceptively Delicious Brownies with spinach and carrots. YUM-O!!! She was sad to see the Olympics come to an end, but she's trying new gymnastics tricks based on what she's seen the "big girls" do on TV. Below is her latest trick: A headstand off the ottoman...in underwear! She'll need some more practice before she starts competing against the Chinese in a few years...


Thursday, August 14, 2008

Last Days of Summer





Brookey and I spent our last days of my whopping two week summer vacation going to the Children's Wonderland Park and the Bay Area Discovery Museum (aka: "Fun, Fun, Fun" according to her). She got more of her "fire truck fix" at Children's Wonderland, along with her first ride on a tire swing. The kid LOVE spinning around! At the Discovery Museum, she painted, did insect crafts and we had lunch outside looking at the Golden Gate Bridge. Mommy and daughter time well spent! It will be interesting trying to do fun things like this next summer with an infant in tow...But I guess people have done it with more than just two! A new challenge to look forward to :-)

Friday, August 8, 2008

Big Rooney News...but not surprising :-)

As most of you know, Scott and I definitely want to have more kids. So even though it's very early in the game, we've decided to annouce that yes, Brookey is in fact going to be a big sister!!! So ya'll can stop asking me, "WHEN are you guys going to have another one??" "Why aren't you drinking??" :-)

Although we in no way expected it this early (my ** master plan** was to be due in mid-May to coincide with the school year), we are so blessed to have another little one on the way! We went to the Dr. today (lucky day=08.08.08!!!) and we're due in late March...or given my luck with due dates, Mid-April!! The little rascal #2 looks alive and well on the ultrasound and we were able to see a strong heartbeat. So far, I haven't experienced any nausea or ill-effects of pregnancy, but I'm sure they will kick in soon. In the meantime, I'll enjoy this while it lasts along with Brookey announcing to everyone, "My mommy has a baby in her belly. She got a big 'ol belly!" Nothing like kids to keep it real. Stay tuned for details.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Fireman Sam...in person!



Since Brookey is now obsessed with the British kids show, Fireman Sam, she just got a kick out of our neighborhood block party, sponsored by the local firefighters. She got to "drive" the truck and see REAL fireman! A kid's dream!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom




Trying to make the most of every minute of my time off, Brookey and I spent the day literally across the Interstate from our house at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (aka: Marine World). This little outing definitely solidified that fact that she is ready for Disneyland!!! She rode on almost every ride she was allowed to ride....from the Merry-go-Round to White Water Adventures! Knowing that she is such a scaredy-cat with most things, I was shocked that she had no problems with rides that spin around and/or rides that go high into the air! In fact, she was spinning us so fast on the teapcups I had to make her stop because I thought I was going to be sick! She wasn't a fan of White Water Adventure--it was a little scary for her and we got really wet. Not the princess' style! We were also able to catch the Killer Whale and Dolphin show which fascinated her. Her face was priceless when she saw the killer whales jumping into the air and doing all their tricks.


I am really enjoying Brookey at this age. Even though she's strong-willed, like every 2 year old, the fun defintely outweighs the temper tantrums and her will to be independent. She can communicate and taking her places now is more fun than a hassle. To top it all off, we were on one of the rides and she said, "Mommy, this is like the perfect day!" Doesn't get much better than that! Plus, she was asleep before we were even halfway across the parking lot. Money well spent :-)

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