Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Goodbye September

Well, apparently Youtube disabled my account and now my videos will not work. Apparently having a video of an adorable baby is violating TOS. Back to regular old Blogger uploads!

Anyway, it has been awhile since I have actually written something, which I want to get better at. The weather in Indiana is WONDERFUL. It is currently 45 degrees outside and there is a good chance that our heat is running. Yesterday Brooke and I ran to the store and we got to wear long sleeves and jackets. I love this kind of weather, Fall. This time last year I was craving Fall and also craving for October to come and go so that we could meet our baby girl. Little did I know she had plans of her own.

And in other, less important news. I am back to my pre-pregnancy weight. So, it is actually possible, even if it takes a year to do it. My baby is turning one, the baby weight is gone... sounds like it is time to have another one!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Yet another Brooke video. This time it is a classic case of tickle torture with Daddy.

Monday, September 28, 2009

A Video

Here is a cute video of Brooke. She loves to chase this ball around! Oh, and I did not realize how much the camera picked up on the TV. Yes, that is Law and Order: SVU on in the background. :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Symptom of the Day

I have been MIA all week because I am sick at the moment. It all started a week ago today with a sore throat. It has since progressed through every symptom a cold/flu can possibly give you. SO what is the symptom of the day? Runny nose with a wicked cough, you are the winner! This morning I was coughing so hard I was gagging, so I am lying low on the couch for awhile. Hope every one else is feeling well!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Miller Wedding

This weekend Dustin's cousin Garret got married so we all headed down to Indy to celebrate the event! The day before the wedding I woke up with what felt like flu symptoms and thought for sure we would not be able to make it. Thankfully I woke up Saturday feeling well enough to make the trip down!

Our little family...

With the hubs!

She was so tired

Exploring the dance floor

She loved following the light

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Officially Walking

I know that I have posted pictures and videos of Brooke pushing her walker or walking with me holding her hand... but the real thing is here!

Click HERE if it does not work.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

11 Months Old

Brooke is 11 months old today! This morning I got her up and took her usual picture in her crib, which is much harder now that she is so mobile.

I then put her on the ground to play and she walked circles around her room, carrying her favorite books around. She is getting to be such a big girl!

We then went shopping for her birthday dress and ate lunch at the mall. She loved her Chik-Fil-A and even drank lemonade through the straw!

When we got home she proceeded to walk from the kitchen to the bedroom TWICE looking for me. In one month I will have a one year old. A toddler. She will not be my "baby" anymore. I am going to try and soak this last month in as much as possible!

So as usual, here are some things that Brooke is up to these days!

  • She is walking all over the place and can even crouch down and get back up
  • She used to say "Mama" but will only say "Dada" and "Dog" now
  • She hands me EVERYTHING, it is so adorable
  • She will eat almost anything you give her and drinks through a straw
  • She is making more logical decisions while plays. I love to watch her little mind work.
  • She has 11 teeth
  • Her hair grows longer each day and it starting to look blond

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Halloween Costume Poll

Halloween is on it's way and the time has come to plan Brooke's costume! I have come up with several ideas over the past week or two and now I just need to make a decision and pick one. Want to help? I will be putting a Poll on the right side of my blog for YOU to vote on until the end of this week. I have also taken a Poll on my mom forum and within the family.

So here are the choices....

1. Black Kitty

2. Bumble Bee

3. Moo Cow

4. A monkey

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Some Pictures

As promised, here are a few pictures from Haley. I am not sure if any of my readers are from Wisconsin but if you are, you should probably consider her as a photographer! As you can see from the pictures, Brooke had a blast playing with Ella!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

This time last year...

Labor Day last year we were out in Philly visiting my family. Not only had I just entered my third trimester but my first baby shower was that weekend. I am not sure why I wrote this post considering I blogged about it a year ago... I guess I just felt like reminiscing.

I just wanted to add that I did NOT wear those boots with the dress. Dustin got them for me for the winter and I was wearing them around for fun.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day Weekend

What a weekend we had! Friday my Nest friend Haley and her little girl Ella came into town and we were able to get together for a play date. Haley took some adorable pictures that I will be sure to post as soon as she emails them to me. Friday night we headed to the Northridge football came to cheer for Daddy and Grandpa as they he kept the stats on the sideline!

Saturday Dustin and I dropped Brooke off with Grandma and headed to the Notre Dame game. I forgot my memory card for my camera so I only have some pictures we took with Dustin's phone camera. We had SO much fun cheering for the Irish and taking in the game atmosphere!

Sunday we went to Dustin's parents house for the evening. Jena and Wes came and we spent the night playing with Brooke and watching a movie. Today Dustin's mom picked me up at 7:40am to go to the Flea Market in Shipshewana. We spent 4 hours walking around (this place is HUGE) and bought a few "necessities" while there. We also spent another hour in town looking in the boutiques and grabbing some lunch. I came home for a quick nap and then we headed back to his parents house for more food and play time with Jena and Wes.

In short, it was a great weekend!

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Can it really be September already? September is one of my favorite months because it marks the beginning of Fall, which is the best season by far! I cherish these next few months each year and pray that they stay around longer than normal. This year I plan on decorating for Fall after Labor Day, instead of waiting until the first day of Fall like I did last year.

Along with September, the weather has been nice a cool recently and I am definitely not complaining. Brooke and I have spent some time out and about, running errands and enjoying the nice weather. She is also getting much better at walking and I am surprised she is not doing it all the time yet. Last night Dustin and I sat across the room from each other and sent her back and forth, and she did wonderful! She could stop and then start again and even lean down and get back up with great balance. Any day now!

Pushing her walker down the side walk!

Pure joy

Check out the pig tails. :)

I love this little girl