Wednesday, March 25, 2009

This and That

Last Wednesday, Audrey had her 15 month checkup.  
Oh. My.
The child was cheerful and a delight to be around until we stepped into the office.  Immediate tears.  The lady behind the desk thought she must have bumped her head.  She just knows that she doesn't like this place.  They went ahead and gave her a toy at the beginning to help ease her nerves.  Good idea...but didn't work so much.  I was able to settle her with a book for about 30 seconds before the nurse walked in.  Okay...sweetest nurse ever!  Audrey absolutely throws a fit.  The lady has only walked in and sat down, nothing else.  We basically scream questions and answers at each other.  Great environment to remember things.  Then the doc strolls in.  Ok, guys - this doctor is Mr. Rogers - but better.  We go into another level of screams.  I didn't know that was possible in her non-colicky stage.  He is dumbfounded.  He can not believe she is crying this hard.  This guy works with children and he is shocked.  In fact, he eventually finds it comical and just shakes his head laughing!  And it gets worse...shots!  The moment the nurse walks in with the shots, Audrey acts like she's about to vomit.  The nurse hands me a bunch of paper towels in case she does.  She probably gave the two quickest shots of her life at that moment.  We were moved very quickly out the door.  We hit outside air...the child is back to her normal self.  Sheesh!

My parents, my sis-in-law Jaime, nieces Maddie and Macie, and Audrey and I went to the Arboretum.  It was so beautiful!  We had a great time.  Maddie and Macie enjoyed walking up and rolling down a big grassy hill.  Audrey was just proud if she could stand on such an elevation!  The flowers were gorgeous and the weather was nice.  Here are some pics. (There's more exciting stuff below the pictures, so keep reading!)

Michael worked 96 hours last week.  And that doesn't count some hours that spilled into the next week because he worked past midnight on Sunday.  I just got a call (11:15 pm) that he's coming home.  I'm stoked!  That's a couple of hours early and I'll get to have a conversation with him!  He's so wiped out.  I can't WAIT for busy season to be over so that he can just function the way a human should!

My brother Brett and his wife Jenny are PREGNANT!  It's a big surprise, but I'm super excited!  Think PINK!


the brock clan said...

Oh my goodness, those pictures are SOOOO adorable! I love Aubrey's hair! So cute! We are going to the Arboretum to take pics on April 5! So pretty!

Shannon said...

I wish we had an Arboretum around here. Sooooo pretty. I had my bridal portraits taken there. Audrey is a doll. I was holding my breath in case it was your exciting news...but it's still exciting for Brett and Jenny!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Brooke! I loved looking through your blog and catching up on your life. Aubrey is just adorable! She has the prettiest hair! I don't think I ever realized before that Jenny Perkins was your sister-in-law! I can't believe I didn't know that! That is exciting news for them! Have a wonderful day!!! Merry Clark

Amy said...

I don't blame Audrey one bit for acting that way.....shots are scary!

Glad to see you are blogging also! See ya Sunday :)

Elisa said...

Hi, Brooke. Audrey is growing up so beautifully. Sorry that the doctor is such a traumatic place to visit. She is too bright for her own good in remembering everything that happens there! Yeah for tax day finally getting here - hope you have your hubby back soon.

God bless!