Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Discovery Kingdom

Here are some pics from our weekend trip to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom with my BFF Jean and her family. We're so lucky to have DK one exit down the freeway from us! It's like a zoo, Sea World and an amusement park all in one :-) Next summer when Buddy is older, we'll definitely get a season pass and go more often. We had lots of fun, but it got really hot walking around toward the end. Brookey had a great time...Buddy mostly just slept and got red. Typical :-)

Saturday, July 25, 2009


The Jumperoo is out in full force again!! It seems like just yesterday we were putting it away because Brookey had outgrown it. I bought this thing at a garage sale when I was 5 months pregnant. My friend Jean convinced me to buy it for $10 even though I couldn't fathom EVER using it at the time! What a deal it turned out to be! Both Brookey and Will have LOVED it!!! You should see our house..between this thing, the swing, TWO playmats, Brookey's art table and the beloved Diamond Castle, I might as well be running a daycare. I can't wait to have a massive yard sale...

Sometimes he just likes to chew on it....

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Interview with Brookey

One of my Facebook friends did this with her 3 year old and it was hilarious! You just sit down with your kid and a video camera and start asking random questions. It's amazing to hear what comes out of their mouth. It's also refreshing to hear the world through the simplicity of a kid's mind. I did this one on a whim and didn't have very many questions prepared but it was still pretty funny!

Me: State your name.
Brooke: Uh, I'm Brooke...
Me: How old are you?
Brooke: Three
Me: What is your favorite thing to do?
Brooke: Play.
Me: What is Mommy's favorite thing to do.
Brooke: Go shopping.
Me: What is Mommy's favorite place to go shopping?
Brooke: Target.
Me: What is your favorite thing to buy at Target?
Brooke: Toys.
Me: What is Mommy's favorite thing to buy at Target?
Brooke: Toilet paper.
Me: What does Daddy do all day?
Me: But what does he do for work? What is his job?
Brooke: Working!
Me: But what does he DO??
Brooke: Well, I don't know!!!! Work!!
Me: It's OK, I don't know either. What does Mommy do?
Brooke: Shop.
Me: What about Little Buddy? What's his job?
Brooke: Go poo poo his pants.
Me: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Brooke: A Mail-girl
Me: What about Little Buddy? What is he going to be?
Brooke: A pirate.
Me: What is Mommy's favorite TV show?
Brooke: Nick wait--Food Show..Network.
Me: What does Mommy like to do?
Brooke: I don't know.
Me: What do I like to do? When I am not playing with you, what do I do?
Brooke: Wash dishes.

Enough said :)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Dude, I'm not ready for solids

Doesn't the face say it all??? We've decided to wait until 5 months to start :-)

4 Months Old!

Our little man turned 4 months old this week! Time flies! He's getting bigger and more "active" everyday. But still super mellow and chill. As his Dr. said "Wow, he really is your mellow baby."

But he's doing everything right on schedule, although a bit behind Brooke :-) He's just about to roll over from back to front. And at the Dr's office when she was "testing" him, he almost made it from front to back! He's also our smiley boy and has just started to giggle. He's pretty much sleeping from 6pm to 6am, although recently he's been waking up at 4 or 5am just to chat with himself. Kind of annoying but at least he's not crying or starving to death (clearly he gets enough to eat!).

He's 14 lbs, 14 oz (50th percentile), 25 inches long (50th percentile) and 75th percentile for head size. The kid has a huge head, thus Brooke has dubbed him "Little Old Buddy HEAD" or "Head" for short. Other than head size, he's just so textbook, it's amazing. My other kid on the other hand...she already has a crush on this 18 year old lifeguard at the pool. Sigh....

Monday, July 6, 2009

Swimming Lesson Success!

Brookey did her first NON-Mommy and Me swim class today! I was a little worried since this was the first time she has been in the pool this year not to mention the first time with strange teachers. She did wonderfully!! It almost brought tears to my eyes seeing how much she has grown up since the first time I took her to swimming 3 years ago. This is a kid who a couple of years ago (maybe even LAST year!) wouldn't let anyone touch her! Today she jumped right into the pool with her new swim teachers with no problem. We're so proud of her!!!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009


Happy 4th!!! We spent Friday evening attending a small-town parade in Benicia--total "Anytown USA!" Just down home, small town fun...veterans, firefighters, dancers, a marching band. Brooke had a BLAST and I think she was just as excited for this parade as she was for the Disneyland parade! Plus, she had her very first bite of cotton candy!

On the 4th, we just had lunch in Napa at Little Gourmet and steak on the grill. Good times!!

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