Saturday, December 12, 2015

Catching Up: Summer Road Trip

We got to spend several weeks this summer with our families in Kansas and Indiana. It was such a great trip with lots of extra time for fun and memories!

In KS, we did everything from a wildlife zoo to cheering the guys on in a golf tournament... and lots of fun playing in between:

Great Grandpa, Grandpa, Daddy, Uncle Grant, and the kiddos!

Making cinnamon rolls with MorMor

Playing house with Grandpa

Brooke and Grant chatting it up

Playing Hungry Hungry Hippos

Feeding giraffes!

Being brave for Grant and petting the kangaroos

In IN, we got to celebrate Grandma and PaPaw's 50th anniversary - which was so special!! We also managed to fit in some lake time and plenty of fun with the cousins:

My precious mom and dad... in love for over 50 years!

Kate swimming like a fish... in the lake I grew up in =)

Hot afternoons call for DQ runs

Being silly with PaPaw

Padrick cuddling Brooke

Josh attempting to hold her!

Visiting Notre Dame where John went to school, and I met him for the first time ❤️

Showing Kate the golden dome, where she was convinced a beautiful princess lives

Out riding bikes on my parents road, admiring the country sunset

Kate's Bedroom

I realized I haven't shown Kate's "big girl bedroom" on here yet!  She absolutely loves it and it was so much fun putting it together for her  =)

Catching Up: Summer Fun

Here's some pics from the summer that I haven't posted yet. We had a ball playing outside, and going to our pool - the girls couldn't get enough of it!

John joined a softball league with some guys from church... we loved going to the games to cheer him on (and play with friends cheering their daddies on, too)

We also had several visitors this summer, which was so fun!  Kate loves showing everyone her "new" big girl room (even if they've seen it before) and all her things  =)

Kate showing off her bunny bag from Aunt Audrey

Aunt Bonnie reading Noah's Ark to Kate

Going to church with Grandma
Helping Hoppy, Grandpa and Daddy opening their Father's Day gifts

It was such a fun summer with this little family of four!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

10 Months Old

At 10 Months Old, Brooke:
  • makes us laugh all the time! She is such a happy, silly girl... always scrunching her face up, or fake laughing just to entertain us  
  • mysteriously finds a way out of her high chair no matter how well she's strapped in
  • is not a fan of puréed baby food anymore... especially now that real food is an option!
  • loves to dance whenever there's music playing  =)
  • hears the dishwasher or refrigerator door open, and darts over to try and get in
  • walks across the floor pushing her walker toy
  • weighs 17 lbs and is 27 inches long

Love that crazy hair!

And there's her silly face  =)