Sunday, March 15, 2015

Boys weekend

We had a fun and exciting weekend! Brooks is really smiling and responding to us when we talk to him which is SO fun:) This video doesn't actually show much of that, but it talks about it;) and it was too funny not to post!


Thursday it was fairly nice out, Brennan was playing outside after school and decided to get his bike out. I was helping him a little because he still hadn't mastered bike riding last year. Well, this is his year because he's got it down! I was so proud of him, he rode and rode in our driveway (we live on 2 acres out of town so no sidewalks). Friday, he came home from school and really wanted to ride his bike. He was so upset that it was raining and he said "I just have to ride my bike!" So I told him go ride in the rain! I mean, he just had to so what other choice did we have;) Unfortunately, I didn't get a pic of him in the rain because Casey was working on his truck in the garage and I was taking care of Brooks, but he rode out there for hours!

Then Saturday, Casey took him to a bike trail down the road from us. He had so much fun! This trail is so amazing! They have a trail that goes around the college campus that is level and pretty short, then they have other trails that has bridges that go over the highway and are longer, part of it goes through a lightly wooded area, which is really peaceful. You just have a lot of options and it is really nice!

He decided yesterday that since he went with daddy Saturday that he and I should go today-so we did! Honestly, I was ready for some exercise (obviously lots of baby weight plus some to lose!) so it was perfect. And gorgeous weather, which I have also been craving!

There was this huge puddle (more like flooding) on the trail and Brennan had a blast riding through it over and over. Needless to say, his tennis shoes were soaked and he was covered in mud! It was a little boys dream:)

Monday, March 9, 2015


I was staring at Brooks asleep in my arms the other night and I found myself in tears-he has the exact same mouth as Reese. I always thought that Reese looked like Brennan and obviously Brooks looks just like Brennan and they have the same mouth, but when I saw his little mouth just the way I've seen it in pictures of Reese it brought on so many emotions.

I'm sure for some, maybe most people, these pictures are hard to look at. To me, they are beautiful. They are important memories of Reese and Scotlyn. Although I saw them alive, I did not see them without tubes. I daydream about what they would look like today and how their little personalities would be, would they would have similar personalities or totally different. How much would they look like their brothers. I feel completely robbed of not only getting to raise my daughters, but getting to raise my twin daughters.  

So when I was staring at this precious gem, I saw his big sister in him. And it made me sad. I wish I could say it makes me happy to be able to see part of her in him, but I'm not there yet. I'm still very sad and I miss Reese and Scotlyn But I am so very grateful to have this little guy. He is a shining light♥

Scotlyn is on the left and Reese is on the right♥

Saturday, March 7, 2015

One Year

 It truly is amazing what a difference one year makes. At exactly this time last year we were a family of three with our two angels in Heaven. 

Now, here we are with our precious little peanut, still in complete awe that he is here, safe and healthy, and that he is ours to keep♥

Thursday, March 5, 2015


Brooks loves his mobile:)

It's one of the things we routinely play with.

and hanging out with his big brother!

We had a fun day. We played in the morning and then after lunch we picked up Brennan and took him to the eye doctor. This is the first time Brooks has gone anywhere other than his own doctor and Maw Maw's house. I knew there wouldn't be many people there and it wouldn't take long so I just kept him in his seat:)

Brennan was having headaches and said he couldn't see the board from the back of the room so I took him in for a test. Casey and I both have glasses so I wouldn't be surprised if he needs them eventually, but thankfully today was not the day! The doctor did say he has large optic nerves which can mean glaucoma later in life, but hopefully not. 

I made Brooks an announcement. I didn't mail any out so here they are!:) He had his 2 month shots on Saturday and he weighed 8lb 9oz so he is still growing well. He is starting to smile more and I just love my time with him♥