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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy 2012!!!!!!

Scott, Brookey and I have all made our resolutions and we're excited to see what 2012 brings!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Northern Cal Beach Staycation

Scott was off all week so decided to do a little staycation down to Half Moon Bay to visit the tidepools. The kids will go pretty much anywhere to stay in a hotel!

We had a GREAT time playing at the beach and finding treasures at the tidepools--we had never been to any real tidepools before and it was really cool. We also made a pit stop in SF to have a crab sandwich (crab season is in full force!!!) and stroll through Japantown so Brookey could shop for these Japanese toys she loves (don't ask).

Bundled up for a Northern Cal beach day!


On the beach in Pacifica

Strolling the beach looking for fun stuff

Will at the tidepools

Brookey showing off her sea urchin shell at the tidepool

Scott trying to keep Buddy from running away! :)

He found a shell!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas 2011

Christmas has come and gone..AGAIN!!! Can't believe it's over. We all had a great Christmas, spending a couple of days with my dad visiting. The weather was sunny, dry and in the 60's for the entire week, which didn't feel too "Christmas-y", but I'm not complaining.

It's so freaking fun to see the kids at Christmas--it really just makes my year to see how much fun they have. Some highlights:

1. My dad and Scott spending 2+ hours on Christmas Eve setting up Buddy's 450 piece train set...

2) Seeing all of their hard work pay off when Buddy saw it and played with it for the next...8 hours!! The kid is obsessed.

3) Brookey lost another tooth so she really did want her "two front teeth" for Christmas (Santa couldn't work that miracle).

4) Brookey's gift of the year, a late model iTouch with a white, rhinestone (bling!) case. She thinks she's super cool, playing Angry Birds and listening to Kidz Bop.

All and all we had a great few days and it was nice to have Scott "home" and truly on vacation for the first time in forever. He's off all week (truly a Christmas Miracle!!), so tomorrow we're headed down to Half Moon Bay for a little stay-cation to visit to tidepools and chill by the beach. We're also sleeping in (7:30!!!!!) and yesterday the kids and I stayed in our PJs until 11am. I HEART vacation!!!!!!

He's ready for Christmas Eve Mass!


Can my kids smile or what?! Sheesh! They get that from the Rooney side...Uncle Chris in particular!!! Awful! But they both LOVE the train table!!!!

20 Weeks

We're at the halfway mark and this trimester has been FLYING by. It's a big difference once you start feeling better :)

Since I could only have one person with me in the ultrasound room, Brookey accompanied me this time! It's an old hat for Scott and he doesn't want ANY details whatsoever except to hear the baby is fine. So Brookey came with me and was fascinated by the process. It was nice to have her participate more this time since she was a little too young to care last time around.

Everything is "perfect" with the baby, thank goodness. 10 fingers and 10 toes, all the heart chambers, brain development good :) Most people think the 20 week ultrasound is the "gender finding out" ultrasound, but I take it much more seriously. It really is an anatomy scan to check and see if the baby has been developing properly. I'm always super nervous vs. excited at any ultrasound. So getting this over with was a huge relief for me!!!

The ultrasound showed the baby was measuring right on time for a May 13 arrival, however my uterus (AKA: my gut! lol) is measuring 2 weeks ahead of schedule!! Yikes. I definitely don't feel huge yet and I can still "hide" it with certain outfits. But I've switched to new jeans and I can actually fit into "small" maternity t-shirts. The "explosion" is about to happen, though. Just enjoying the next few weeks :)

A cute little foot and toes :)

Friday, December 16, 2011

He's a Big Kid Now!

We finally decided to take Will out of his crib. It seemed soooo odd having him in there because he was getting so big--a crib seems like such a "baby" item to me. He was SOOOOO happy in his crib that I wasn't planning to move him for several more months. However, by random chance, we came across and great bunk bed that the kids fell in love with. So we bought it and they immediately wanted to have it up in their room.

We didn't really know what to expect with the transition to a "real" bed. I can count on one hand the number of times Will has slept in an actual bed (not a crib or Pack 'n Play) and he has never, ever slept in a bed at home. In fact, he has never liked to be in a bed with someone. We will be watching Saturday morning TV in bed together and he will refuse to come lay with us and make his own "bed" on the floor. Like Scott and I always say, "He's a little odd."

The "transition," so to speak, was non-existent. The first night, he climbed into bed, played around for about 15 minutes, I told him to go to sleep and he rolled over and slept without a peep for the next 11 hours. Ever since then, we put him in his bed and he stays there all night. He doesn't even get out of bed in the morning until we come get him. I doubt he'll ever come over to our bed either, considering he has no interest in anyone around him when he sleeps. He's honestly a freak of nature. Scott and I both shake our heads and wonder how there could be a child like this. Potty trained in a few hours, asks to go to bed, WANTS to nap. Oh, and if we put him to bed and we are talking too loud outside his room he yells, "BE QUIET! Trying to sleep!!!"

We are fully aware our next kid is going to be a hellion, just to make up for Will's easy-ness. Either that, or we'll get payback in the teen years. But that's cool....at least we have two "easy" ones right now which is great considering the storm that will tear through this house come May :)

All I want for Christmas....

...is my one front tooth!

Missing tooth count=3. The 4th one is almost ready to go, too. This one she pulled out herself...in CLASS!! I told her I couldn't believe she pulled it out DURING CLASS and she told me, "But I waited until the teacher was done talking and I was done with my work." Oh, ok. Cool. Wouldn't want to interrupt a math lesson with blood all over your desk.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Bah Humbug!

Will really wanted to have ZERO to do with a family picture at Thanksgiving. He definitely wears his heart on his sleeve!!

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