Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!!

Halloween isn't one of my favorite holidays but I can't say I didn't have a blast dressing up the little ones this year!!! Buddy sported both the Superman and the Nemo outfit this Halloween season. Brookey was another Disney Princess this year--Cinderella. I am thinking this might be the last year for princesses....please??

Note Brookey's hair, done by yours truly. I am available for weddings and other special occassions :-)

Buddy lasted through ONE house and got too burned out and had to go to bed. Oh, Little Buddy. Pretty soon, you'll catch on....ring doorbells, get candy. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

The Princess

Costume #1

Costume #2

Classic Buddy--the dazed and confused look. He's truly Daddy's boy!!!! :-)


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Mariel's Birthday Party

As you can see, the girls had a BLAST!!!

Run, Forest, Run!!!

On Saturday, October 19th my dear sister in law, Jenna and dear friend, Traci finished the Nike Women's Half Marathon! Seeing as how I would most likely drop dead if I tried to run to my mailbox and back, 13.1 miles is an incredible accomplishment!!! Those girls have definitely given me inspiration that SOMEDAY I will be able to cross that finish line, too....and for a great cause!!! I am thinking a half marathon someplace like Hawaii could convince me. :-) At any rate, CONGRATS, GIRLS!!!!! You're amazing!!! Oh, and don't ask how Traci and Jenna and all of us Rooneys met up in a sea of 20,000++ was fate for sure!! We also just happened to walk up and see Jenna rounding Mile 11--just by chance!! So amazing!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Brother and Sis Luv

I am enjoying each and every day that Brookey truly LOVES LOVES her little bro...and is not annoyed with him....yet.. :-)

Buddy's 1st Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

He loved it...

Pumpkin Patch '09!

Today was Buddy's first trip to the Stanley Lane pumpkin patch...and our 3rd annual family trip. It was cold and both Brookey and Buddy had runny noses but we persevered! :-) Brookey had a great time running around and picking out 4 "perfect" pumpkins. Buddy had the time of his life being wheeled around in the wheelbarrow! We tried sitting him in it with all the pumpkins around him, but he was perfectly content laying down in a bed of hay and being carted around.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

7 Months Old!

Our Little Buddy is SEVEN months old!! He's doing great and gets more funny every day! He's a champ with solids now (even though we didn't really start until 6 months). I am still making his food. His favorites are: yams, berries, apples, yogurt, yams mixed with chicken and carrot. He's not such a fan of the "greens" like peas and zucchini--who can blame the kid? Ick. He had a reaction to butternut squash, so I'm laying off any squash for a little while. I'll try beef and cheese on him this month.

About a week ago, he started getting up on all fours and rocking around, so I know it's time to put up the baby gate on the stairs. :-( He'll be crawling in no time. He likes going to "Baby School" as Brooke says and he eats and sleeps very well there (you know me-- I make them write down his schedule!!!) He's still taking THREE naps a day! I swear, when Brooke was this age, we were weaning her from two naps to one! This kid doesn't show any sign of moving away from the three nap schedule and the 6:00 bedtime...which I am proud to report I have pushed back from 5:30 to 6:00! A 5:30 bedtime is a little annoying for a variety of reasons, but I do understand he needs his shut eye. So far, he hasn't been sick but we're bracing ourselves for the cold season. He got his flu shot so hopefully he'll just get little colds here and there. Overall, it's been a great month!

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