Tuesday, September 29, 2009

We're in!

Well we are in the house, actually we got moved in on Friday. It was kind of crazy around here. The movers were about 6 hours early, our appointment was for late afternoon because that is all they had open and they called Thursday to confirm for 8AM. So I headed over there around 6 to get the last of the packing done. We also had the cable company, rooms-to-go and the people hanging the TVs in throughout the day.

When we moved in we decided to put Brooke in her toddler bed. She is loving the freedom and we are finally getting used to it. The first day she didn't even think about being able to get out of the bed, since then we have been playing her game. It has been getting better, she only comes out of her room once or twice each time she goes down. Maddux is loving the fact that he can crawl around anywhere he wants to go. The carpet was a very wise choice for us. I have already met several of our neighbors. The people across the street have an 18 month old little girl and the guy is a cop. The couple next to us have a 12 year old, a 3 year old and a 2 year old. So Brooke will have lots of friends to play with. I will have pictures of the house up when I get rid of all the boxes. Hope you are having a great week!

Monday, September 14, 2009

First Sentence

Brooke said her first sentence complete sentence today... I was upstairs changing Maddux's diaper and she called from the bottom of the steps for me to come down. I told her I couldn't come down right then and to go play with her daddy. She responded with a big "NO", I asked "Why not?". At this point she was half way up the stairs and clearly not happy, " because daddy said bad girl to me." Hahahahaha I could have died from laughter. I called to Matt and asked him why he called her a bad girl and he had no clue what I was talking about. We usually only use the terms "good girl, bad girl" when we are trying to explain why she is in time out. Any way, this is one for the books so I thought I would share it with you all. As of today she also has a new favorite word, people. She has started to point at everything and ask "what's that?" so when her daddy replied "people" to a picture in a book she was hooked. I am not sure she knows how to use it because when we were driving home from Wal Mart today she kept saying it and there were no "people" around. Everyone important in her life has a name and the ones she doesn't know are boys and girls. When we tell her I am a girl and Matt is a boy she says "No, mommy and daddy". How we all have names, be boys or girls and be people?? So confusing for such a small child. She is just now understanding that Bubbah and Maddux are one and the same.

Brooke was a very lovely flower girl this weekend. She didn't throw the petals but she was soaking up the spot light. We definitely have a little diva on our hands! I will see if I can get some pictures, I forgot my camera in the rush of all that had to be done Saturday.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Where has time gone?

There once was a time when life just crept by in the Ham household but these days it is going so fast I find it hard to keep up! We are just 3 weeks away from the big move, and those weeks are sure to pass by quickly. My sweet, happy, precious baby boy is completely mobile... that kid can get from one side of the house to the next in a matter of minutes!!! I thought I had my hands full before, I am in big trouble now! As for Brookie Bear, well the "terrific" twos are in full swing and she has lost all sense of fear. She has found ways to climb on top of tables and counter tops, she knows what she wants and figures out a way to get it. We went to Katy Mills the other day for lunch with some friends, they have two little girls Megan, 3 and Ashley, 5. Brooke absolutely loved hanging out with the girls. After eating at Rainforest Cafe we made a lap around the mall, this was the part that almost had me in tears (and kicking myself for not having my camera). Brooke, Megan and Ashley were all holding hands walking through the mall. They were big girls leading the way. They could have cared less if we were behind them or not. Every time Brooke would get side tracked looking into a store the other girls would redirect her and they were on their way again. I know it won't be long before she will be asking me to drop her off at the mall and not need me at all. As crazy as life may seem sometimes, I wouldn't trade it for the world. I love to watch my babies grow and explore. I feel so blessed that I have such a great husband to provide for us and allow me to stay home with our kiddos. I would be devastated if I had to miss even one second of this. I know being a stay at home mom isn't for everyone but in my heart of hearts I know that this is one of those things God made me for. Well I have a million and one things to get done today, I hope you are enjoying your long weekend.

Oh yeah Rita, I got your message super late the other night, I am sorry your hair didn't turn out the way you wanted it to. That is the beauty of hair, you can always grow it back out and try again.