Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Chillin'

So it's been an eventful last few weeks but nothing out of the ordinary. A lingerie party for Mariama, a baby shower for Scott & Kirsten, Chili and CCL's with the crew at our house, Perri and Ryan came to visit, family in town from up North - lots of activity! Thankfully, I decided not to go back to work until December timeframe rather than early November so that has given me a little more time to stay home, relax, and take care of B.

Brooklyn had her first round of 4 shots at one Dr.'s apt and that was horrible. Torture. Necessary, but brutal. Would it be inappropriate to punch the nurse?

We're pretty much down to a set routine now and she's sleeping for 6-7 hours a night now. She wakes up, eats, then goes back down for another 2 or so - we're close! When and if she sleeps 8 hours through I'm buying her a pony. ;)

Thanksgiving is around the corner and we are going to have everyone over to our house this year, first time I'll be hosting instead of my mom or grandma. Hope I can live up to their standards, and if I don't I guess I've got 364 days to improve. Thanksgiving usually marks the start of the Christmas holiday, but those of you that know me and Dom will understand when I say Christmas has already started at our house. He called me last week to let me know that Christmas music is already on the radio and rest assured he was jamming out. We have already argued on when the tree is going up, Dom would have it year round if it would stay alive. Throughout the holiday season I will refer to Dom as Clark or Sparky on my blog as our family is truly starting to reflect that of the Griswold's.

Other news on the Havins front, Richard's team is 10-0 and is on the road to the National Championship - whoohoo! First playoff game is this weekend so please cheer on the Wildcats!

That's the latest and greatest from our casa, I've got a few more weeks left before I go back to work, so until then we'll keep chillin', baby mama style. ;)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Daddy's little girl

Out of words today but thought these pics spoke for themselves.... ;)


Friday, November 7, 2008

The world according to Brooklyn

We have noticed certain times during the day Brooklyn is most talkative, one specifically being bath time. She absolutely loves taking her baths and we usually do that in the evening before she eats once more and goes down for the night (we hope!). Last night she had an entire conversation with Dom, it was adorable. As cheesy parents do we watched it a few times and I had to post it. TGIF everyone!

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

History in the making

Election night and here I sit. I'm hoping you all voted, it's a shame if you didn't as this is the time that everyone's voice should be heard. I won't say who got my vote at this point as there are some things that I just prefer to keep to myself. My primary reason is to avoid getting into pointless debates driven largely by what the media has quoted, I just prefer to educate myself and make my choice. I do have one suggestion, can we get something besides a sticker? I mean really, we've spent countless hours over the past few months engulfed in this race and all we get is a freakin sticker. Lame. Maybe an Obama or McCain foam finger?

Another historic moment that occured this past week is Brooklyn's 8 week milestone. Way to go baby girl! She's doing awesome and talks to Dom and I more and more every day. Gettng smiles now and I look forward to every morning I wake up with her. She's my angel.

Not only is she an angel she is also a ladybug - temporarily. I couldn't resist putting her in costume this Halloween even though she has no clue what's going on. The only thing that came out of it are pictures that I will forever have to show her as she gets older. One of them will for sure make it in her high school graduation video collage of embarassing photos.

I look forward to making more memories like these, it's all part of history in the making, for Brooklyn we'll call it 'herstory'.