Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sunday

Gigi and I attended church today. I debated about going this week or waiting til next week, but it went well. She was awesome.


Isn't she such a little cutie!!!
Thanks to my Washington family for the cute outfit. Love it!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Our Week

The kids LOVE to feed miss Gigi. Almost every feeding they ask if they can feed her. Here is Jo Jo helping out.


I have no idea why she was like this, but that is our Ty!


Nap time. Didn't last long, but at least there was silence for 15 minutes. (I think they are getting a little too big for all of them to be on that chair.)


The girls' school had a carnival tonight. They had a lot of fun things to do, but it was incredibly hot, so we didn't stay too long.
The favorites were the petting zoo...



and the face painting.




I love being with my beautiful family. They are awesome!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Party Time


Today was the birthday party for all the July birthdays. Not too long ago, it was just mom in July. But within the last three years we have upped it to 6. Everyone but the Lee's were able to be there and it was so nice to be with everyone again. I miss all of the fun craziness--like this...

Fun times! from Tiffany on Vimeo.


Always so much fun at the Robison house. You never know what is going to happen.
The party had lunch.


There was swimming.


There was yummy cake and presents.



And there was a lot of chatting and laughing.




It was a lot of fun and it was nice to be able to be there.
It is hard to be away from family sometimes, but at least we are close enough that we can still get together every once in a while. I know that everyone misses me enormously and get so excited when I am going to be attending the activities. :)
Happy Birthday to all you July babies!
Tomorrow we are leaving this lovely country to go back to the hot hot desert. Not necessarily looking forward to that, but I am looking forward to sleeping in my own bed again. Miss you all already!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

T-Bird

We decided to go to Utah today because I have a precious little girl who is turning 3 today. And there wasn't a chance that I would miss her birthday. GiGi did really well on the drive up to Utah. We only had to stop once to feed her and then she slept the rest of the way. When we got into Delta we stopped at a store and bought some balloons to give our birthday girl. She LOVED them.



All day she kept running up to people and telling them "Happy Birthday to Ty". I've never seen her so excited. After dinner she opened a couple of presents (we are saving the rest for the party on Saturday) and had her blow out her candle on a store bought sugar cookie (I know--Awesome mom!!!).






I can't believe that my little baby girl is three years old. The time flew by so fast. She is getting to be such a big girl, but she isn't ready to be a big girl yet and shows us by the many accidents that she has had lately. Even though we have had setbacks, I am so in love with this independent girl. She is so fun to have around and is incredibly sweet. She can easily wrap people around her little finger, but gives them tons of love when they do. Oh, and her volume is loud.
Ty baby I love you so very much and I am excited to watch you grow. I love everything about you. You have been such a blessing in my life and I am thankful for you every single day.
It is hard to believe that you have gone from this...


to this...


in three short years.
Happy Birthday Baby Girl! I love you!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Missing Them

Thursday Mom and Jenna left and took the crazies with them. From the moment they left the garage I missed them. Our house has been extremely quiet with the occasional cry from Miss GiGi and somewhat boring. Dan took a couple of weeks off to help me out and so we have been spending quality time together watching movies and being COMPLETELY lazy!!
The crazies have been having a ton of fun in Utah. They went to the Smith reunion in Logan and then to the Robison reunion in Sutherland. They have been swimming, playing with cousins, and spending all day everyday outside. They can do it there, because it isn't crazy hot like it is here.
Tomorrow we are leaving here to go get them. I'm excited.
And since this post needs a picture here is my sweet baby sleeping with her arms up. She isn't liking to be swaddled at the moment.

Monday, July 18, 2011

1 Week

I can't believe it has already been a week. It seems like she has been with us longer. Things are going well. She is a good baby and good sleeper. Nursing has been a bit of a challenge this time around, but other than that things are wonderful!
Here she is at one week.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Baby GiGi

While we were in the hospital we had a few visitors.







Here is our new family of 6. So crazy!!


Nana, Jenna, Mr. and Ms. Z got here Tuesday. The crazies were so excited to have them here, especially Ms. Z. They were just as crazy and LOUD as usual.
When we got home little GiGi was held constantly.








When our lovely visitors left they took our crazies with them. It has been good to have a break, but I miss them terribly. While they have been gone we have watched movies, cleaned, and relaxed. It has been super quiet as well.
We are so blessed to have this little one with us. She is such a cutie!

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Brooks' Do Girls!

We would like to show off our new baby GIRL!!!


This morning I started to have contractions and I knew that I would finally be able to meet my child. To finally know what kind of crazy we are getting.
We spent pretty much all morning trying to clean the house, do laundry, and trying to get ready. I think the girls knew that something was up, because we had lots of fighting and whining. Actually the past week has been kinda rough that way.
Around 5 we took the crazies over to Dave and Brandy's. After we dropped them off we went to Target to get a couple of things and then we went to get some dinner at yummy Tommy's. My contractions were getting really strong, but I didn't want to go to the hospital if I wasn't ready and have them tell me to go home, so we waited until I knew we needed to get inside.
When we finally got inside (at 8pm) they checked me and I was already between a 5 and 6 and so they hurried and got me a room. Within the next half hour I jumped to an 8. It was really quick and crazy. I was ready to have the baby at 10, but my doctor wasn't there yet and the nurses kept telling me not to push. Whatever! My doc finally arrived and two pushes later at 10:31pm our baby girl had arrived.
She was 6lbs 13oz and 19in long. She has tons of gorgeous hair, is super sweet, and looks like her sisters--Go figure!
The whole process was more emotional for me this time around.
I am so blessed.

Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of July

We were all really excited for our day full of festivities.
We started the day by meeting the Ropers and going to the Summerlin Parade. It was a little bit humid, but it was overcast which was nice. The parade was fun and the favorites were:
The Princesses,



a random bunny,


and The Wizard of Oz


The parade was fun and the crazies loved it.


After the parade we went to the Ropers for lunch and hang out time. It has been forever since we have seen them even though they are only 25 minutes away.
We then had a pool/dinner party with some friends. It was so much fun.



We had some good fireworks and the crazies loved them.


Not really! Ty was hating the loud booms and was hiding her face.



I'm so grateful that we have the opportunity to celebrate our nation. I am extremely grateful for those soldiers who have done their part to help us keep the freedoms that we enjoy!!!