Monday, May 30, 2011

Movies & Books

So lately when Brooklynn is sleeping I've been reading and watching movies. And sometimes Brooke will even watch a movie with me. Like Gnomeo & Juliet. So here's the movies I've watched..

Gnomeo & Juliet was super cute.. Brooklynn watched this one with me.. she would laugh really hard when the little Gnomes would ride on the lawn mowers. I probably wouldn't buy this one but it was still cute.

"I am Number Four"
 I wasn't sure if I was going to like this movie. Everyone talked about how amazing the book was but for some reason I just didn't have any desire to read it. But when I saw it in redbox I figured I'd check it out. Turns out I really liked it.. Still not sure I would have liked the book, but I really did like the movie.

Now onto the books...

 "The Millionaire Next Door"
This book was pretty good. Basically it tells you if you want to be a millionaire you need to live way below your means and that will help you accumulate wealth.. over and over and over in different ways. Good message just VERY repetitive. 

"The Help"
Now this book was amazing! I LOVED it and I didn't want it to end. So of course I was not happy with the ending because I didn't want it to end. I would definitely suggest you read this book!!! 

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Quick Video

Lately, Brooklynn likes to give herself the last little part of her bottle..
I think it makes her feel like a big girl or something.
She is so funny.

Monday, May 23, 2011

City Museum

Sunday is the ONLY day Curtis has off from work in the summer so we always try and do something fun together as a family. We decided to check out the City Museum which also had an aquarium as well. We pulled up and the building looked a little sketchy... but it had some crazy things on the roof that looked pretty cool. When we got inside the place was cool but not really a place for a baby. So after paying $12 each to get in we decided to go up to the aquarium which you have to pay and extra $6 each to get into that! Which turns out to be a total rip off. The aquarium looked really dirty and smelled really bad. The only cool thing was all the turtles you could touch and a pretty bird that we could see at the Zoo for free. They had a two headed snack and a two headed turtle... Not really cool, kind of freaky and weird.. where are they getting all these two headed animals?? So weird!! We learned our lesson and wont be going back there but it still was fun to be together as a family. Still took some photos of the day..

And to end the day we had a awesome poop explosion that got all over me. So happy Curtis was home for it because it took team work to get that all situated...

and I made mozzarella sticks that failed...

BUT it still was a great day nonetheless.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

What time is it? Summer Time!

Today was the first day that the pool in our apartment complex opened. They had a pool party and also were raising money for children with cancer. They just wanted to raise $300. No problem right? They had food and drinks and music. We were worried cause the forecast said it was supposed to rain all weekend. But, I got up this morning and it was 75 and sun was shining! So all us wives and kids headed over to the pool.
It was sad when they had been collecting money all week and for the hour and a half the party was going on and they had only raised $80!!! We felt way bad. There are hundreds of people at this complex and they had $80!! So we went and donated money and got some raffle tickets. We ended up leaving but Paityn could hear them doing the raffle, she heard herself win and then heard me win TWICE! hahaha. I put my address on all of the raffle tickets so they supposedly are supposed to bring me what I won. So funny. 
It was hot outside and the pool was freezing! But we still had a blast! 
I absolutely LOVE all the wives out here. They are my saving grace and I know I am making friends for a lifetime. They are all so amazing! 
I only was able to snap one photo of cute baby B in her cute swim suit. Next time I'll take more photos. It'll be easier when Curtis can come with me. Taking a baby to the pool especially during lunch time. And I was so afraid she was going to get burnt. Ah that would be make feel so bad.. so I was paranoid. And it's so hot outside I don't want her to get dehydrated. But I'm sure i'll get the hang of it. 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Talking Away

I know my last post was a video, but here is another video of Brooklynn playing with the musical book that her MiMi got her. It takes a minute for her to start talking but it's pretty cute. She loves this book so much. She has been talking more and more these days but every time I pull out the video camera to capture it she stops. I was able to get a little bit of it on this video.. She also is getting so close to crawling but she's not quite there yet.. Sorry the lighting is bad on the video but I was trying to hide the camera. haha

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Just Playin'

Here just a little video of Brooklynn playing. Well, she WAS playing but she seems to always stop and just stare at me when I start to video. But she's still dang cute nonetheless. 

My Baby Is Growing Too Fast!

This weekend Curtis and I had to go out and get a rear facing convertible car seat for Brooklynn because she has officially grown out of her infant car seat. Most babies don't grow out of their infant car seat until they are about one but we have a super baby! It's sad because when she falls alseep on the way to the grocery store I will now have to wake her up to put her in the cart rather then take the infant car seat in and let her sleep. But better her to be woken up than to not be safe. So now she looks like such a big girl in her car seat. Here are 2 photos that I wanted to put on here to show how much she has grown. Then one of her in her new car seat. 

You think it was time? hahaha

She LOVES her big girl car seat!

I guess I need to accept that my baby is going to grow....
I'm just not ready.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Well, right now I am cleaning the apartment and watching Justin Bieber's movie "Never Say Never". 
Yes I do have beiber fever.. honestly, who doesn't?
Seriously, such a talented little dude.
If Brooklynn were old enough to know who Justin Bieber was, I'd allow her to have a crush on him.

Today is my father - in- law's birthday!
I am so thankful to have such an amazing father-in-law who is pretty much amazing!
He's the bomb.

Well, now I am going to get back to my cleaning but I will leave you with a photo of baby B. 
This is the first time she played in the ball pit and went in a swing.
so cute.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I'm Only Me When I'm With You

This is my song today.

Mothers Day. ( A Little Late)

I had my first mothers day as a mother. It is SO amazing being a mommy. There is nothing I would rather be. I have the cutest most amazing daughter! Sunday morning Curtis got up with the baby so I could sleep in which was amazing! Then when I got up I had a card, balloon, and beautiful plant waiting for me. I've been wanting things to make this apartment look more like a home since we don't have very much stuff out here and the plant was exactly what our place needed! 
That afternoon we went to a Cardinals game. Luckily we were able to sit in some seats that were in the shade so it made the game very enjoyable since it's so dang hot now.
After that we went over to the famous arch and walk around. We didn't actually go on the arch but we will save that for another day. 
I'd say that my first mothers day was a success and I look forward to many more mothers days. 
I love you Brooklynn, I am so blessed to be your mommy!

 i know i look crazy in this photo but brooklynn looks so cute!

that's brooklynn under the arch. haha

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Oh, that diet coke!

Today is the day that I am starting a MAJOR cut back in my diet coke intake. It's becoming ridiculous and I'm afraid it's going to kill me. ha, no not really funny. I don't want to quit all together because I love it so why stop altogether? However, I need to drink WAY WAY less and add a lot of WATER to my fluid intake. I think if I can do this then I will be a lot happier with more energy. I also think drinking more water will help in my weight loss. And on top of all that, drinking less diet coke will make diet coke even better because I wont have it as often. I think this is going to be good for me. It's almost 2pm and I've only had one! And I've had a lot of water! 
Wish me luck and send words of encouragement because this is not going to me easy for me.
but i can do it.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Zoo!

Today all of us wives decided to head up to the zoo since there was FINALLY a nice day. The zoo was pretty cool. We didn't get to see the whole thing so I am excited to go back! Marilyn gets here this weekend and I know she wants to go so I'm looking forward to going back when she gets here! Something I thought was cool was that they had a jaguar. I have never seen one of those in real life! It was beautiful! I got a photo of it so you can check it out below! Also, Brooklynn got to wear her new hat and I must say she looked absolutely adorable in it! Here are some photos from the day.

 My baby in her cute new hat.
 Such a beautiful animal!!
 My baby girlll!
 These birds are hilarious!
 Paitlyn and a cute little bird.
 This was a really beautiful bird but you can't really see it.
All of the girls. :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Chicken Pot Pie Recipe!

I had a friend (Ashley Ormson) ask me for the chicken pot pie recipe and so I am going to post it here. Only because I just had some leftovers for lunch and it was still amazing!! And I don't usually like leftovers. But this recipe is so easy and so good I just HAVE to share! It's from a cook book called "Almost Homemade"

"Cheesy Chicken Pot Pie"

you will need:

-2  9-inch pie crust
-2  10-3/4 oz cans cream of potato soup
-2 cups cooked chicken, cubed
-15 oz can mixed vegetables, drained
-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Line an ungreased 9" pie pan with the first crust. In large bowl mix soup, chicken, vegetables, and cheese together. Then spoon that all into the pie crust and put second pie crust on top, seal and flute the edges. Cut vents in the top for ventilation, bake at 350 degrees for  1 hour and boom! Amazing dinner!

Let me know if you make it and what you thought!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sunday Night

Tonight was a really good night. Our friends Stephanie and Aaron just had their 3 year anniversary, and having a child it's hard to get out of the house. So we took the little guy (Carter) here at our house so they could go to dinner. We had so much fun! Brooklynn LOVES when other kids are around. She was laughing at him so much! It was great. And Carter was SO good! So easy to watch. 

how cute??

And on top of that, I made chicken pot pie for dinner and it turned out SO good!!! I forgot to take a photo of it, but trust me.. it was SO good. The recipe is definitely a keeper!
Basically, it's been a great day!