Friday, August 6, 2010

My Children

My Children
You are the joy of my life.
You are the smile of my soul.
You are the purist of Love.
More than you will ever know.
You are my blessing from God.
You are my gift from above.
You are my proof of Him.
You are His Grace and Love.
By: Ruchell

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Love this new J&J Bath Line

J&J have a great natural line. We LOVE it! It is WAY cheaper than the other natural products and Brooklynn's itchy sensitive skin is the best it has ever been! Thank you Johnson & Johnson for getting it right!! For more info Click Here.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Sickness and Great Deal!

Yes, all of us got colds. Brooklynn is finally getting over hers. Thank goodness. Rocco is in the middle of it - poor guy all stuffed up and has a fever. Of course he is still a perfect baby smiling and talking away like the trooper he is. I got nailed with an awful sore throat and migraine. Yes MIGRAINE - that made me miss the Bachelorette After the final rose show (Thank Goodness for DVR!) because I was upchucking in the bathroom. Roberto - what a hottie! Hope they make it! Nick luckily didn't get it too bad at all!

Very excited about the great deal I just got at Walgreens. They have a coupon for 15 -20% off. Click Here. I just got 15% off everything I bought. Even diapers! They have a deal right now on pampers when you buy $25 worth you get $5 in register rewards. SWEET! Oh and Swedish fish are on sale too. Brookie will be so excited she loves them - she pretends she is a penguin eating her fish. LOL

Other neat thing I found a FREE Pampered Chef cookbook download. Thanks Thrifty Mom! Check it out HERE.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Smile of the Day

Brookie said her throat hurts today. Hopefully she isn't getting sick. I am keeping my fingers crossed that she just slept with her mouth open and swallowed too much pool water!!! Rocco went to bed at 8:45pm last night and didn't wake up until 8am! I cannot believe how he spoils me!!!

Snapped this picture of them while they were playing on the ground. Smile!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

It's Video Time

Brooklynn's Concert
You Are My Sunshine By Brooklynn

Are You Sleeping By Brooklynn

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Rocco Laughing

Swim Time!

Where oh Where Have We Been??

Wow does time fly! Things are great and crazy since Rocco was born. He is such a great baby and a blessing to our family. Brooklynn LOVES her little brother and is very helpful. Too helpful sometimes! I can't beleive Rocco is over 2 months old!! I found that he is cutting his first tooth on Saturday. On his right side he is getting his incisor - maybe he is into the "TrueBlood" vampire craze too!

Summer is flying by and it makes me so sad! Brooklynn is loving the pool and playing outside all the time. Here are some pictures to get caught up. My goal is to get better at blogging. :-)

Rocco's 2 Month Picture

Brooklynn's 3rd Birthday Party Dress

Brooklynn Driving the Jeep in her Tinkerbell PJ's

Rocky's Smile

Brookie on her Birthday - Her Model Pose

Brooklynn's B'Day Cake #1

Brooklynn's B'Day Cake #2

Brookie's Party Birthday Cake (Didn't have time to make it this year!)

Rocco's Bath Time

My Gorgeous Blue Eyed Boy

Monday, March 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Grandma!!!

We had a surprise party for my Grandma's 75th birthday. I made her a slot machine/gambling cake. What a project! I would have not finished if my parents and Nick didn't help me either with the cake or keeping Brooklynn occupied. It turned out really nice and it tasted good too! The best part is my Grandma had a great time! It is always great to show those who do so much for us how much we care, love and appreciate them!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Diamond Tinkerbell

This morning we took Brooklynn to Build A Bear as a treat for being such a big girl and going potty. It was so much fun!!! I can't wait for Brooklynn's birthday so I can go get her some outfits for her little bear. She picked a pink bear and dressed her in silver glitter heels, a tinkerbell dress and hello kitty undies. She named her bear Diamond Tinkerbell. I can see how easy it can be to go nuts there. They have every accessory imaginable for these bears and the cutest little outfits and shoes! I have a feeling Diamond Tinkerbell is going to go everywhere with us now. So even though we didn't have to buy diapers this month her bear cost as much as a case of pampers! After Build A Bear we enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Maggiano's - YUMMY!!!

On the pregnacy front- I am doing good. I have been getting lots and I mean a lot of Braxton Hicks contractions to the point it gets hard to breathe. I finally called the doctor and she said I have to take it easy. It is my body's way of telling me I need to sit down and relax. I am doing too much and may have to cut down on my work outs. I guess they can turn into real labor if you are not careful. Other than that things are well. I feel huge and at 7 1/2 months pregnant that is to be expected. I go to the doctor Friday, I am curious to see if I am still measuring 1 week bigger which puts me back at my April 30th original due date. He measured bigger at my 20 week ultrasound in December too. Here is a picture of me and my baby boy belly.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Where is Brooklynn sleeping???

Yesterday I put Brooklynn down for her nap like always with her normal routine. I went downstairs to work and heard her making noise upstairs. I had to go put her in back in bed. She asked me if she could watch a movie. I told her No, it is nap time. She cried, I left and closed her door. I went back downstaris to work and heard noise again but then she was quiet. I went upstairs 10 mins later to check on her and her door was open and she wasn't in her bed. I looked all over and finally found her in our bed snuggled and covered under our blankets. She slept for 3 hours!!! She is too funny!

On another note I took Brooklynn to Nick's work yesterday and we met some of his coworkers. They are super nice! Brooklynn got to see the birds and fish that the nursing home has. She thinks it is so neat that her Dad has pet birds and fish at work!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Blessings Have Come Our Way!

We feel so lucky and blessed - Nick has a new job!!! He is very excited about it and loves it so far. He started last week as the Referral Manager for 2 nursing homes here in Racine. He now has benefits, a more normal M-F schedule and weekends off!!! It is a dream come true for our family! We are so grateful to Jon and Lisa O,who helped guide Nick this direction. this is a great opprotunity for Nick and we know this is the way he was supposed to go! Here is a picture of Nick on his first day with Princess Snow White

My pregnancy is going great! What a world of difference from when I was pregnant with Brooklynn. I have only gained 15 lbs and I am already in my third trimester! No signs of shrek feet returning and I can still fit my wedding rings on! So far this little guy is pretty mellow. He sure can kick hard but isn't nearly as active as Brooklynn was. I hope this means he will be a mellow baby!!! I went Thursday for a free GE ultrasound. How unbelievable it was to see my little guy. He already is a cutie and looks pretty chunky! I was also reassured that he is in fact 100% boy - no doubt! I can't believe I only have a little over 2 months until this little guy arrives! Brooklynn is getting so excited and keeps telling me all she is going to do to help me with her little brother. I am sure she may be a little too helpful!

Brooklynn is doing really good. We have finally nailed potty training and she is in big girl undies and pull ups at bedtime. She wakes up most mornings dry. I am so glad that I have conquered the potty training. She was a sure pistol to figure out a way for her to want to cooperate. Her sticker chart and special potty prizes did the trick. She rarely had accidents only 1 per week! Yes - no more diapers!! Just in time to start all over with baby boy!!!

I will try to do a better job of posting. Life has been crazy and then my old computer crashed.