Trying on her Lady Bug costume!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Trying on her Lady Bug costume!
Uncle Paul and Aunt Agatha
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
10/21/07 three weeks before we found out Brooke was on her way!
I have tons of pics from this past Saturday but I'm too tired to put them up now. So I'm going to put this up for the time being. We spent the night up in Ellijay too so it was a relaxing weekend.
We'll put more pics up soon!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Lindsay enjoyed giving the scalp massage part of the shampoo! Can't you tell Brooke LOVES it!?!
Nothing like matching outfits for the girls!! They are both chillin' out to sesame street. It's SCARY how much Brooke already likes the tv screen!
Lindsay mugs "Cheese" for the camera! (Brooke is still watching tv!)
Monday, October 20, 2008
Megan came over to see Lindsay and got herself some Brooke time too.
Brooke's first time in the Bjorn!
Aunt KK, Kevin, Daddy & I treated her to a night at the Dwarf house so she could enjoy the "little red door" again.
Lindsay must have gone through the door 20 times or so.
She's very happy to be home and we're very happy to have her here! She's been an angel with Brooke so far as well. Aunt Agatha and Uncle Paul came over to take Brooke to sleep at their house tonight. We thought it was a good option in case we have any Lindsay issues tonight. Lindsay kissed Brooke bye and said "See you tomorrow". She seems ok as long as SHE isn't going anywhere without us, but it was ok that Brooke was going somewhere without her. We'll see how long that takes to change. LOL!
Today was a good day!
We're going to get Lindsay today and bring her home, FINALLY! We called last night to talk to her and she heard my voice and said "where are you mommy?" I told her I was in the car with Daddy on the way home from the store. She said "Are you wearing your helmet mommy?" I was cracking up. Grandpa in the background told her "Mommy's head is better now and she doesn't have to wear the helmet anymore". She is so funny. I can't imagine where she comes up with stuff. She spent the weekend with Derek and Adam and told us all about how she played and rode Derek's back. Apparently that was big fun for her! I can't wait to see her reaction when she gets to come home with mommy & daddy today. Stay tuned.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Chef Fred and Kevin doing their "thang"
Brooke likes to help with show as does Lindsay!
Aunt KK Loves her HELPERS!
Chef Fred making Lindsay laugh. She has his cap and was happy to keep it the rest of the show!
We had a good time that day going out for a visit. It's always good times and good food when we get to hang out with them. Now that we have had the two kiddies we don't travel with them as much but maybe as Linds and Brooke get older we'll get more of that in again!
I was feeling nostalgic today and thought we needed some more pics of the kids on the ol' blog!
Mike and I got up today and went to Home Depot and Walmart. I got myself behind the wheel for the drive to Home Depot and it felt weird to drive my car again. It's fine but you know my driving master gave me grief in the car today! We're making plans to bring Lindsay home on Monday and I can't wait. We're going to bring both girls home this week and see how we do. Aunt Agatha and Uncle Paul have offered to help in the evenings with Brooke if needed. Lindsay has a history of coming home after being away and not sleeping well so we'll see how she does. Hopefully we won't have major sleep issues. Brooke has been doing better sleeping through the night so we'll see if we can get in a good week. Due to financials we'll be most likely keeping the girls home while I go back to work initially since I won't be working every day at first. Then we'll have to see what's going to happen. Daddy may be working from home with the two girls some initially but we're planning on talking to our daycare about what some of options might be as far as part time etc.
We hope everyone out there is enjoying the pretty weekend. This is my favorite time of year!
Friday, October 17, 2008
So if any of you have any advice on this subject we're trying to figure out when and how to bring Lindsay home for good. It's been suggested to us to get Lindsay first for a few days and then reintroduce Brooke. I want to make sure I'm feeling 100% before we get Lindsay at all so I've been thinking early this next week maybe even Sunday. (Although I want more of my facial swelling to go down too) I think she will be easy to deal with at home and keep her on her basic schedule that she's already on. We're just not sure how she will deal with it when her little sis comes home if she gets too much mommy & daddy time all to herself. Either way I know we'll have jealousy issues, I mean I know I have TWO girls, but we just thought maybe it would be easier to bring Brooke back second since her schedule isn't as set as Lindsay's. We want to make it a big deal for Lindsay that she is coming home but we don't want to over sell it either. Spending time at Grandma and Grandpa's is something we want her to feel ok doing in the future too.
I'm worried about feeling well enough to take care of both girls when Mike is not around and I haven't driven yet since all of this either. I think I need to get some car time in this weekend and get that out of the way. I know I just need more time under my belt to feel "normal" again and to stop worrying about every ache and pain. Of course both girls home will help with that as well, there won't be time to worry! I hate feeling like everything is such a major decision. I just want to go get her and bring her home right now! I miss both of them like crazy but I can't imagine what must go through Lindsay's mind at this age. I want to make her homecoming easy and a HAPPY time for all of us.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Brooke eyes her daddy with that cute almost grin he gives her everytime!
Lindsay & Graison are ready for the paparazzi chase down!
The new chapel at our church
Our God parents are Mike's Brother Paul and his wife Agatha. We asked them to take on this honor just a few days before we actually had to LET them do the job! Good thing they said YES!
Paul & Agatha with Grandma taking in the moment.
Agatha passing Brooke off to daddy as I had Lindsay attached to my hip!
Brooke was not happy to be laid back. She loves to be sitting up and she didn't like this view of the ceremony one bit.
Notice Lindsay taking the interactive role and helping Father Frank out. She also told him at the beginning of the Baptism "I already Baptized"...Ya think?!
Father had a prayer for mommy...
Doodle bug Lindsay was attached to Aunt KK at this point and refused to pose for these pics.
Brooke says "Hey it's my day!"
Brooke hangs out with her Grandma and God Mother
Lindsay with Aunt KK
Believe it or not this child did not get one spot of cake on her white dress!
Brooke's passed out on Aunt Patti after a long morning!
Steve, Donna & Michael- what a great shot!
Lindsay feeding her nose to uncle steve!
Linds, Donna, Maggie and I! Thanks for taking pics with my camera Maggie!
Missy takes over as pillow for Brooke! Congrats to Missy officially on my blog. She is expecting baby number 2!
Brooke only one hour after we got home. She was wiped out! (Along with Daddy & Mommy)
Thanks so much to everyone who came out and helped us celebrate. I didn't even get shots of everyone who was there and I put up a ton of photos. We enjoyed celebrating such a special event with our families and close friends. It was a beautiful HAPPY day and the first of many more to come with two beautiful daughters! We are so Blessed!