Thursday, July 29, 2010

Guess Who's Back!

Hey All! Did you miss us? Well, don't fear we are here!! Brandon and I had kinda fallen off the Blogging radar, but we are back! Well, I'm back. Brandon just reads. He never contributes a post but, maybe I can talk him into it. He is always getting on me about updating the blog, when he could just as easily do it himself! (Ahem....enough of that soap box!)

So here it goes, a lot has happened since we last posted. Lets start with the most fun our our little trio here in AZ, Brooklynn. Our sweet baby turned 1 years old April 1st. I cannot believe she is already almost 16 months old! Where does the time go? She has really come into her own. She has her fathers personality. She is funny, and makes me laugh everyday. She can be so sweet, but she can also be very rotten! (Wonder where she gets that from...) She LOVES to read books. She will bring them to you all day long if you let her. She has also come to know DORA! She already has an obsession, it's not good, but it is cute for now. She says so many words. Of course her favorite ones right now are DORA, This? and NO! She also loves to say Baby, ball, Da Da, Ma Ma, Shoes, juice and my favorite, Cracker. She also makes a growling noise for every animal she sees. Oh, but probably the cutest thing she does right now is fake yawning! She has a book with a fairy that gets very sleepy and is yawing in a picture, and whenever Brooklynn sees the picture, she does the yawn. It is so stinking cute. She also loves to dance. She loves any kind of music that will give her a beat, and she will twirl, and stomp her feet. She is also such a water baby. She loves to go swimming, which is good since we live in AZ, we can go just about all year round! She is our little "Love Bug" and we just can't get enough of her!

OK, now on to Brandon. He is dutifully going to school everyday. He's pushing through PA school like a champ! He is almost finished with his didactic year. His finals are next week. Then he has 3 weeks off and we are going to ID for a Vaca!!! Yay for us! He has done really well with the tough schedule that you get in PA school. However, He always seems to find time for Brooklynn and I. He spends a lot of time with us and I am so grateful for him. Also, when he can, he really enjoys to get out and play basketball with some of the guys from his class. I am so proud of him! I am excited for this next year to start for him. He is going to be in his clinical year, so he will actually be dealing with patients, and not having to sit through lecture for hours out of the day!

As for me....Well, I love my job. I couldn't ask for anything else in the world than to be a stay at home mom to my lovely little girl. It is a 24/7 job, and I am "on-call" all the time, but it is so rewarding. Brooklynn makes it easy for the most part. Like I said before, she is coming into her own, so she is starting to throw little tantrums, but her good points of the day out-weigh the not so good points. I am also able to fulfill my crafting bug! My excitement most days comes from creating cute new bows to go in Brooklynn's hair. I have also picked up jewelry making. I make her bracelets, and necklaces to go with her outfits. She is dressed to the nines everyday, and I wouldn't have it any other way. It is my passion/obsession to make her as cute as possible!

Shew! Now, that was an update! I hope it wasn't to wordy for all of you. I pinky promise to keep this bloggin going! It is to much work to always be playing catch-up! Just like house is much easier to keep things up if you work on it everyday. So, I'm not saying I will have something to post everyday, but I will be posting more often! Also, I promise to post pictures next time, and fewer words!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Days at the Tanner house

These past few weeks have been a bit stressful around here. Brandon is in the middle of his mid-terms, and Brooklynn and I are just hanging around the house. We have missed Brandon, but we know that he needs to study to get through school. I so look forward to the next phase in our lives when we are out of school, and settled in a HOUSE. Speaking of houses, I have had a lot of time on my hands lately. I have become addicted to the home channel! I love to watch all the different decorating shows, and the house hunting shows. Which has made me move furniture around in our little apartment. I have to say I have learned a lot from those shows. I feel my apartment is a lot more inviting when you walk in. It makes me so excited for when I finally get my first home. I know it wont be much, but I will be able to call it mine!

The weather here has been BEAUTIFUL! It has cooled down so much, we can sleep with our windows open. We have even turned off the AC. That will help with the electric bill. However, the news said that it is supposed to heat back up this weekend. So, we will just enjoy it while it is here. Arizona is such a beautiful place. I can see us living here for a while.

Brooklynn has been busy playing, and learning new things everyday. She has recently become obsessed with her feet! I guess I should say not just her feet, but every ones! She thinks feet are the funniest things in the world! She will sit there for minutes just watching you move your feet giggling the entire time. She loves to "chew" on her toes. I only wish I was ever that flexible! We got her a Johny Jump up that we had to modify to work in our apartment. I have to admit, I have a handy dandy Husband that I never really knew I had! He is full of solutions! Brooklynn has also been having a lot more verbal outbursts these days. We will just be walking through Wal-Mart and she will be chuckling at EVERYTHING, then she will suck in air and make her funny little noise! It is so fun to watch her, and to wonder what she thinks is so funny. I love that she is big enough now to sit in the shopping cart! I just really need to by a cart cover for her!

For those of you who don't know, I have decided to make Brooklynn's costume this year for Halloween. She is going to be Tinker Bell. I have recently finished the skirt, but I am still trying to talk myself into starting the top. I don't know why I am so afraid. I just need to start, then I won't stop until it is finished. I hope it turns out good enough to go get her pictures taken. This is just the beginning of the skirt. I'm still not sure if I am going to "jazz" it up anymore.


Sunday, September 20, 2009

All About Brooklynn.

Brooklynn got her pictures done! We finally got her into a portrait studio. We took her to JC Pennys. It was a little rough at first, but once she ate, and got a mirror she was much better. She would not smile for anyone but herself! I'm so lucky that I have a genius for a husband, or we would have never gotten a good picture out of her! He was the one who had the idea to go to the hair salon and ask to borrow a hand held mirror. I will have to remember to bring one next time! Here are just a few. You can tell which ones are before the mirror and which ones are after!

Brooklynn has also learned how to sit up! She is becoming a pro at this! It was so crazy because it was like one day she couldn't and the next day she could. She is now starting to reach for EVERYTHING. Her favorite thing right now is the remote control. I think it is because she sees us with it all the time, so she thinks it must be something fun.

I am so thankful to have her in my life. She brightens my day everyday. I love just staying at home, and watching her learn and grow. I have also become a bit more crafty. One of my favorite past times is to make her hair bows. I have recently learned a new flower that you make out of fabric. My friend Kimber had one that someone made her little girl, and I fell in LOVE with it! So, I looked it up online, and learned how to make them. They are a lot of fun to make, and not hard at all.


Thursday, July 2, 2009

She's a big Girl now

Brooklynn had her wellness doctors visit Thursday the 2ND. She has grown so much! She was officially 3 months old as of July 1st. She is 23 3/4 inc long, and weighs 12 lbs 14 oz! She is in the 75% for her height,and 50% for her weight. One chunk-a-monk!!
She also had to get her immunizations. I have put them off for a month, and then decided that if I was doing them, she needed to get them now so she would not be so behind. It was really hard for me. I had anxiety about it all week. I really don't like to see her upset, and I was worried about how she was going to react to them. Brandon was able to go with me, which helped me a lot. I don't think I would have been able to go without him. She was a bit cranky after her shots. Her legs got really hot, and she had a fever. So, she got her first dose of meds, which I'm sure is the first of many. Then she was back to my sweet, spoiled little Brooklynn.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Brooklynn N her Be'Be' Pod

Every Morning Brooklynn has a routine. She gets up around 6a.m. I feed her, and then she goes in her swing. She then swings until she falls back asleep. Meanwhile, I either go back to sleep, or I work out. Then about 3 hrs later she wakes up to eat. Then, it is play time. She loves to just lay on the floor and watch the lights on the TV. but, she really loves to be in her Be'Be pod. It keeps her upright, and she can watch the TV, and she can play with her toys. She isn't quite ready to reach for her toys, but she is catching on. I can see it in her eyes that she knows she wants it, she just does not know how to reach for it yet. I cannot believe my baby girl is getting so big!! She is so much fun! Our days go by so stinkin fast.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

NC Trip

So, as promised I am posting on my blog. Sorry guys, I'm not sure why it is so hard for me to do this! But, this is our trip we went on in May. My brother got married in NC, and we went to visit. Brandon and I stayed in NC for two weeks. It was a lot of fun. He worked at my dad's office, and I just kinda hung out at the pool with my sisters. Our last night, my dad took all of us to the bowling ally. It was so much fun! When we were little, we never went out like this. He was always to busy. The grand kids get the best of him, which is so fun to watch. I love my father so much, and I am so thankful for all of his support over the years, and the continuing support he gives. I know I'm a little late on Fathers day, but I just wanted to share how much I love and appreciate my Daddy. Here are some pictures of the trip...
Me, Angie, and Jackie with our new baby's born just a week apart; Brooklynn, Hunter, and Brinley.

One of Rex and Kensi's wedding cakes. I LOVED this cake! I really want to learn how to make cakes like this.

Leaving the reception while getting bird seed thrown at them.

Brandon relaxing in the pool with a cold one, but couldn't just let me relax, he had to tip me over.
Some of the grand kids bowling at the bowling ally.
All of the activity really pooped Brooklynn out! But, she was a good sport, and was such a good baby.