Our Family 2017

Our Family 2017
Halsy, Brooke, Cameron, Katey Jane, Landon, and Claire

Thursday, May 27, 2010

My helpful boys

Cameron and Jackson help me so much with Katey Jane. They bring me diapers and wipes, put her binky back in, sing her songs, turn the knob on her swing, and bounce her chair. They also love to hold her and talk about how cute she is!! I love watching them with her, they love her to pieces!!

Oh the funny things kids say....

Jackson: Gramma, you know the Dinosaur train is real?
Grandma: Really, I didn't know that?
Jackson: Yeah.

Gramma: Hey Jackson, what are you so worried about?
Jackson:  Um, Gramma, I can't find my dinosaurs, so I was thinking we should go to the mall and talk to  

Sunday, May 16, 2010

When Katey Smiles....

Well, we've gotten our first official smiles from Miss Katey Jane! She is so adorable! She finds your face and her little arms and legs start moving and then her little smile appears - melting your heart of course! She is almost cooing as well, she makes little baby noises, but really wants to sing to us! As soon as I can catch it on film I will post it.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Nap Time

Cameron decided not to take a nap today and I was sad. I love nap time. I needed a break form the noise and need. When I heard him banging on his door mom brought him downstairs and I looked at him and told him (thinking he wouldn't be listening) "Cameron, you need to go away for 2 hours!" He looked at me and said "No mommy, you need to go away" with a sweet smile. Oh Cameron - thank you for loving your mommy and being so dang adorable even when I want you to go away :)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


I was nursing Katey Jane while Jena was feeding the boys their lunch. Then she sat with them and was eating a grapefruit. She asked them if they wanted to have some to which Jackson replied, "Mommy how can than be a grapefruit.....there are no grapes in there?"

I love little minds!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Grandpa DeLong

Our ward had Stake Conference on Sunday and I ended up in the back of the chapel at the end during the last talk and closing song because Katey was having a hard time. While singing the last hymn - Come Follow Me, I was remembering how much my Grandpa loved the hymns and singing. I used to go and play the piano for him while he sat in his chair and he would sing out all the words to every song. He suffered from Altzheimers and Dementia for the last 15 years of his life and passed away almost a year ago exactly. While singing the last verse - I swore that I heard my Grandpa singing. His voice was clear as a bell. I started looking around to see who could be singing that sounded like him, but as soon as it was there it was gone. I had tears in my eyes as I sang the last verse, but was thankful for the memory of my adorable Grandpa DeLong. I Love you Grandpa.

Word of the day....

Wow how time flies!! I can't believe I have a 1 month old little girl. She is being so nice to her mommy and I know I shouldn't, but I am waiting for her to start sucking as a baby. So far she has not given in and continues to be a dream!! She is now wearing size 1 diapers - a feat that took her older brother many months to accomplish! It is weird to have a growing baby!
I am truly enjoying being a mommy of two adorable, loving, kind munchkins.

The word of today is: GRATEFUL

Upside down sleeping?

Halsy had me rolling on the floor laughing last night. After folding 4 loads of laundry while I nursed and got Katey ready for bed. Halsy burped her so I could get ready for bed - Thank you sweetheart :) I came back upstairs and saw Halsy looking at the bassinet confused. He had bundled Katey and put her in her bassinet in the sleep positioner, but then looked at me and asked "Is that right?" I peeked in and he had her upside down in the positioner (her feet were higher than her head). I couldn't help it, I lost it with laughter and it was so ridiculous that Halsy busted out too. All he could respond with was "IT WAS DARK!" (sounding like Will Ferrell in an SNL skit "I drive a dodge stratus!") We laughed and laughed and laughed - thank you honey for giving me a great ending to my day!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Puke Fest 2010

We had a predicament at the Morin Compound - mom and dad had tickets to go see Cirque de Soleil but it happened to be on a wednesday night, the night my mother does the most driving/shuttling of kids. Of course no one was home or willing to help, so the duty was passed to myself, Jackson, Cameron, and Katey. We piled into the big gray van and off we went with John in tow as well. We went to get Subway for Katelyn and John to eat before YM/YW and then to get Katelyn at Volleyball practice. After that we drove both kids to the church for YM/YW at 7pm. The boys were asking for french fries - and who am I to refuse? So we headed to McDonalds. After passing out the food to both boys in the back of the van we headed home. I turned onto 198th from TV Hwy and happened to check my rearview mirror in time to notice Cameron choking - like scary for-real-life choking! I started to yell "Are you breathing?" "Cameron are you choking??" I immediately pulled over and started to climb in the back to do whatever I could to help him, but than he started puking and after establishing that he was breathing I figured I should get out of the road. I drove ahead and pulled into the Intel parking lot. I went back to see the damage.
   Not only had Cameorn threw up his fries, but his entire dinner from 2 hours before. He was covered in puke. All I could do was laugh and bust out the wipes to start cleaning. Jackson piped up and said "Brooke, I am gonna puke too (while gagging)" I asked him to please please please not puke, luckily he obliged. I put all the throw up into the mcdonalds bag on the seat and had to strip Cameron down to his diaper and use one of Katey's blankets to line the car seat. Cameron was laughing at me as I grumbled while cleaning, which started Jackson laughing, and then I couldn't help but join in!!
  After cleaning I picked up the mcDonalds bag to throw it away and the puke had eaten through the bottom and it fell out all over the floor of the van!! ARGH! Finally after cleaning the carpet (silently cursing my son) I was able to drive the boys home.

I don't ever want to do that again. Ewww.