Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Wonderful twos

Brooksie Bear turns two tomorrow! My little talker is getting so big, its just amazing to look back at pictures from just six months ago and see how much he has grown. He is definitely leaving the "baby" stage behind and going full force into little boy.

September '09

January '10

I wish pictures could really show how much hair he has, and how beautiful it really is. I love playing with his hair when he is nervous or going to bed, its an instant soother for him and I love feeling the silky locks between my fingers. He is our fearless little man and will try anything once, especially if its something Conner can do. While Conner has always taken risks, he is very calculated in how he does them, but Brooksie, he just takes a leap of faith and believes he can do it. Regardless of this difference, once they have set their minds to something they will both persevere until the task as been conquered. Like jumping off the highest stair and landing on their feet.
I wish I could properly share with you the amazing bond that Brooks shares with his Conner and vice versa. They have such a need for each other, and actually desire each others constant company. About three weeks ago we got the boys a twin bed to share since the toddler bed they insisted on sleeping together in was getting a little cramped and wobbly. And while this bed is considerably roomier then their old one, they still insist on sleeping on top of each other. At night if Brooks wakes up he snuggles towards his brother who promptly puts an arm around him and pulls him close. Yes I like to sit in their room and watch them sleep :)

Happy Birthday Brooksie Bear!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Happy Birthday little man!

Our "little" Optimus Prime turned four this past weekend! He is such an amazing little boy and we are so proud to call him ours! In the past year his speech has jumped by leaps and bounds. On his third birthday he was barely piecing two words together, now at four he is saying sentences! They still need translating for people who don't know him, but over all he has a lot to say regardless of if its perfectly clear or not. He loves to talk about Emmalynn and how silly she is to be pushing mommies belly button out. But his favorite thing by far to say is "I love you", I hear this from him at least every hour of every day and for some strange reason I don't think I will ever tire of it.
His birthday was a wonderful day spent putting together his new bike and then riding it as if he had been born on one. It won't be long before those training wheels are doing nothing but gathering dust in our garage :) Speaking of garages, it pains me to post these photos since I have spent the past couple days making it sparkle, but oh well, such is life.

In other news, Emmalynn has become a mover and shaker much like Brooks was. She has become quite forceful with her movements, at times making my feel like I can grab a hold of a body part and hold on. This pregnancy is going very well, up until a week ago I didn't even feel pregnant (although I did look it) and now at almost 30 weeks I definitely feel pregnant! Well I will have to update some more tomorrow with some Brooksie photos included, but for now sleep is calling.