Sunday, December 12, 2010

'Tis the Season . . .

for Family pictures!!

Go Aggies!

Love her little smile here!

Friday, December 3, 2010

30 Weeks!

I just had my 30 week doctor appointment, and everything is looking good! Except my figure that is! :) No I really can't complain to much, I enjoy this phase of pregnancy much more than the first three or four months of sickness.

We are getting so excited to meet this little girl! But by no means ready yet. Thank goodness we still have 10 more weeks. We are still working on our "have to have mastered list" with Brooklyn before the baby comes.
1~Get rid of the Binki (done with that at 13 months, CHECK!)
2~Follows mom really well and stays close by in stores and things (for the most part she does really well, CHECK!)
3~Eats on her own with a fork (CHECK, though she prefers to use her hands. :)
4~Sleeping in a big girl bed (Her room is done, but we are waiting til after Christmas to move her into a real bed, kind of nervous about this.)
5~POTTY TRAINING!! (One of her Christmas gifts will be a little potty seat, we will see if she is interested and then possibly work on that before the baby gets here. If she's not interested, well than I'm not to worried about it. It would just be nice to not have two kids in diapers.)
Any advice??

Monday, November 29, 2010

Little Ones!

For Thanksgiving this year we were with the Aagard Family!! A small and very intimate setting, in comparisons to Brandon's May Family Thanksgiving. :) We only have 4 cousins on the Aagard Family side, so we are very close. It was a lot different not having Grandma Aagard around, but we managed to have a wonderful time. We did however, have some new additions to the family.

My sisters Alyson, Jessica, and I were all pregnant at the same time. I say "were" because now I am the only one who is still in the pregnant state.
Alyson had her baby, Christian Aagard Strait, on September 21st 2010. (7 lbs. 14 oz. & 20.5 inches)

and Jessica had her baby, Kayson Coby Knudsen, on November 10th 2010. (8 lbs. 14 oz. & 21.5 inches)

Needless to say, I get a little jealous that my sisters have their baby's here. But I am happy to discover that Brooklyn is AMAZING round the little ones. She tries to help with everything and wants to constantly kiss them. I was able to go stay with Jessica for a couple of days to help her out, and Brooklyn was an angel. Hopefully, she'll be the same with our new baby.

Brandon and I were also able to get out and do some Black Friday Shopping! We found some killer deals and are so excited for Brooklyn to open her Christmas presents this year. If you didn't know, we are pretty excited for Christmas!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween 2010!!

Halloween was seriously so much fun this year!! The best part about it was Brooklyn's sheer excitement for her costume. She would tell you that she was a "beee" and even say "buzzz." She was the cutest bumble bee that I have ever seen! She also enjoyed our annual pumpkin carving contest. She was obsessed with her little pumpkin!Brooklyn also learned how to say "tit-ew-teet." (Sounds like something a guy would say.) :) Brooklyn has also been learning how to tell us how old she is. "One!"She loved the Halloween party that we went to at the church with her friends! I love my nursery kids that I teach, they are all so cute! Brooklyn did the cake walk with daddy. Here she is also posing with her friends Reed Randle, the male bumble bee and Adam Busby, Dracula.We also had a Halloween bash with my old high school buddies. (Nick and Natalie, Adam and Kristen, Brandon and I.)Brooklyn won this award at a party the University Inn and Conference Center had. I'm pretty sure it was rightfully deserved, but then again, I'm her mom. :)
We had a very, very Happy Halloween and hope you did too!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Wedding and Gardner Village!

Brandon's cousin Jenny Harris was married on October 22nd, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She looked absolutely gorgeous!!

Big thanks to Brandon's cousins, Lizzy and Jason, who watched Brooklyn while we went to the sealing. It was beautiful!

Brooklyn can't ever seem to smile when the camera comes out. She is too focused on figuring out what the new electronic device is. (It's like she's never seen a camera before.)
It's especially hard to smile when she is eating. :) I love her little winter dress that my sister Alyson gave her!

We also planned a trip to Gardner Village to go on the witches hunt! We do this each year with Aunt Annie and Aunt Ellen! They are always so good to make things super fun for the kids!

Alyson and her kids came too! Jared and Emily can't seem to get enough of Brooklyn. They are always right up in her face, and though she is a little overwhelmed at first, she loves it after a few minutes.

Brooklyn loved the little petting zoo that they had. And of course she wanted to ride the horsey. Brandon helped her ride the little pony "Sparky." Her one hand had to constantly be petting the pony.

Little did we know that it was actually Witches Night Out at Gardner Village! They had music playing and people were dancing in the streets. Us grooving with the flash mob!

There were definitely some amazing witch costumes! Next year we will have to dress up, but we've got our work cut out for us if we are going to have costumes as good as these witches.

It was a super fun weekend!! Nothing beats spending so much quality time with family!!

October Fun!

A group of my friends got together for a game night/dress up Halloween Party!! We seriously had a blast. Ladies night out! (Back row: Ashley, Jasmine, Lacey, Heidi, Kalli, Jamie, and Me. Front row: Megan, Katie, and Lisa.)

Yes, Brandon painted my belly as a giant pumpkin!! :)

It's great to have such awesome friends! Really got me in the mood for Halloween!

Brandon played in his final year of Flag Football here at Utah State. His team went undefeated until the playoffs started. They really had a great team, and it was so fun to watch them play. Brooklyn and I were the number one fans!

Go Dad! Brandon about to catch a pass.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

USU Fans!

We went to our first football game of the year, USU vs. BYU!

And, surprisingly enough USU actually won!! Hopefully they can start building a good program here, because for the past while they have been pretty bad. BYU looked awful, I don't know what has happened to them.

We went with our cousins Todd and Kimiko Griffith, and friends Colby, Penny, and little Calem Jensen.
We did some tailgating before the game with Brandon's engineering professors and the other doctorate/grad students.

Our family in our USU get-up! :) Good job USU!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Making mommy laugh!

A few things Brooklyn has done lately to make me smile. (Kids are seriously so cute without even trying to be.)

~Brooklyn thinks she's helping me make a fruit salad. Then the little thief makes off with the cool whip!
~Brooklyn really doesn't pay any attention to TV shows at all. Nothing, not Baby Einstein, Baby Signing Time, cartoons, etc., she really could careless about TV, with the one exception of Dancing with the Stars. Dancing with the Stars really gets her going!

Friday, September 24, 2010

It's a .....

Healthy Baby!!! (Really, that's all we were hoping for, but yes we did find out what we are having too.)

You don't know how different it is to come out of that ultrasound happy and just plain excited!! I got a little bit emotional when they told us that our baby looked super healthy and they couldn't see any complications so far. Yay!!We also found out that we are going to have another little girl!! We couldn't be more excited. I just wanted Brooklyn to have a little sis to pal around with, and that's exactly what we are getting. Brandon always wished to be surrounded by girls in high school and college, well careful what you wish for, cause it is definitely happening now. :)

This little girl seems to have a personality all her own already. She was sucking her whole fist in the ultrasound and then she would pull her hands up and "x block" her face so we couldn't see her. Pretty cute! We can't wait to meet our little girl!!

(I know, the 3D ultrasound pics are kind of creepy looking, but I thought I'd show you just a little of what we saw.) Baby Girl sucking on her fist! Looked like she had the entire thing in her mouth at one point. Baby Girl "x blocking" her face.Brooklyn is super excited too! I don't think she gets the fact that it is a little sister, but she is pretty obsessed with my belly and saying the the word "bebe" while patting it.She is always trying to see my belly.
Brooklyn also calls my belly a "ball". That's when you know your really starting to show. :) 20 weeks.