Brooklyn Rae Garlock

This post is all about you Brooklyn! You are 1 year and 2 months old. Here are your stats:
You are such a joy and a great addition to our family! You are so active and you love to play with your brother. You sleep like a champ and take at least two 2 hour naps and sleep 12 hours at night! Such a dream compared to your brother ;) You are a little monkey and love to climb anything and everything. You are always finding new ways to get stuck....You don't seem to be scared of anything, which scares me! 
Your favorite things to do are play in the backyard, swing, take baths, look at books, and play with bubbles. Nothing makes you giggle and squeal like bubbles do. You are SO happy to be walking and love the new independence it brings. But you also love to be held (unless we are at church).

I think you understand a lot about what is going on around you. You seem to always be thinking about something. Despite all my efforts to try to get you to say mama, you refuse. Although you have said dada for months :) You love to talk even though no one can understand you.
You have a favorite blanket that is fuzzy and pink with ladybugs on it. I try to keep it in your crib, but most of the time you will sneak in there and grab it through the bars of your crib. You are a very determined little girl and if you want something, you normally get it :)
It took you a whole year to get some teeth, but it finally happened. So far, it hasn't been too bad for you...Your favorite foods are yogurt, cheese, eggs, hot dogs, grapes, and noodles.
You are such a sweet little girl Brooklyn and we are so blessed to be your parents! Please don't grow up too fast! WE LOVE YOU TO PIECES!!

Braden Thomas Garlock

This post is all about you buddy! You are 3 years and 7 months old. Your favorite colors are blue and red. Your favorite movies are Toy Story and Cars. You also love to watch Noggin. You don't like to eat much, but I can usually get you to eat any type of fruit, carrots and ranch, pizza bites, mac and cheese, fish sticks, pb&j sandwich,  and oatmeal. If you had it your way you would drink apple juice and chocolate milk all day long. You love to read books and your favorite toys are your hot wheels and Leap Frog Tag junior. You love to learn and can read over 300 words! You know all your colors and can count to 30 and can name all the letters and numbers and all the shapes.

You started preschool this year, but you were only able to go a couple of days before the school year ended. You will start again this August. Although you were only there for a couple weeks, you LOVED it and the teacher and children loved you! It has been a few weeks since you got out, but every morning you still ask me if it is time to go on the bus...haha. 
You are such a funny kid and make your dad and I laugh everyday. The things you come up with are just hilarious. You are so full of life and have such an abundance of energy. I am always trying to think of new ways to wear you out. Your favorites are jumping on the tramp, chasing your sister around the house, and riding your bike for miles. You are such a happy kid and many times throughout the day you will run up to me and say "Mom, I am so happy!" 

You are definitely a mamma's boy and I love it!  I think this is because I know you best. You like things a certain way and get really upset if it is not done the way you are used to....You like things to be routine and structured or it throws you all out of whack. 
You love to snuggle and give lots of kisses and hugs. I will miss these days in a couple of years when you are too embarrassed to be seen kissing your mom.....You are so sweet and your dad and I are so very proud of you! We are so blessed to have you as a part of our family!! LOVE YOU SO MUCH BUD!!!



We're going to the Zoo, that's right!

The title of this post is the song Braden made up and sang a million times the morning I told him we were going to the Zoo. My mom and I took him to the Idaho Falls zoo last summer and he wasn't so into it, but this year he loved it! Tom's cousin Kasey was nice enough to invite us and Braden loved following around her two kids. It was on the verge of being too hot, but there is a splash pad there to cool off....Glad we got to go before the summer really hit!


Our New Summer Tradition :)

You can't beat Sonic's happy hour!! Here are the kids enjoying their blue coconut slushy. And I just love their diet cherry limeade--it is divine!!


5 Year Anniversary & Mothers Day

Has it seriously been five years already!?! It really is hard to believe. We had always said we would do something big for our 5 year anniversary, well things change:) It is just too hard with work and the kids...But it didn't really matter, we had a blast anyway! Since we hardly ever go out, it is a real treat when we do!! I went and picked up Tom from work in Scottsdale and we went to this Greek restaurant right around the corner. This was my first time eating Greek food, and it was fantastic! Tom knew just what to order-a Greek salad with a aegean club sandwich. I am usually not one to eat new foods, but I am so happy I did! It made it special:)


Next, we went to the Scottsdale Fashion Square and walked around. It was incredible! That place it so fancy and I felt a little out of place:)  We went to Buckle and tried on a bunch of jeans (just for fun). Then we went to the theater, a place we haven't been since before Brooklyn was born. 

I have been wanting to see this movie since I saw a preview of it months ago. I absolutely loved the first one, and the second one DID NOT  disappoint! I am such a sucker for Robert Downey Jr.-he just cracks me up! And the writer-
Justin Theroux is a genius! I love the witty humor, plus it has some action and a little bit of romance. Such a a fun night! I am so blessed to have this handsome man as my husband! I love you baby! Here's to the next 50 years...
Just a shout out to the best kids in the world! I just love these two so much and I am so proud to be their mother.
I am incredibly blessed to be able to stay home with them and watch them learn and grow. These days are so precious to me! (This layout below is a quickpage I made for Pink Igloo designs, it will be available in her shop soon.)
Oh, and here is what they got me for Mothers day... 
They sure are little bargain shoppers:) All this retail would cost around $250. I am so excited!! It will make this summer a little more bearable!!


Family Pictures -Twenty Ten

Finally, we have new family pics!! It was definitely not the most enjoyable thing trying to get my 3 year old to smile for the camera and my 1 year to sit still for two seconds. But we did end up getting some cute ones, so it was all worth it! Here are a bunch of them. Caution: Picture overload:)

Tom trying to talk to Braden about how we behave....haha
My good friend Krista Campbell did these for us and she is so great!! You have to check her out here!

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