Thursday, January 24, 2008

A Big Week!


1. Payton lost his first tooth in the playscape at church. This brought on a huge wave of emotions to me...I mean, I have the actual day marked on a calendar when we got that tooth. How can he be growing so quickly?

2. He was so proud of that lost tooth while at church...Later after we got home I realized he still had not seen himself. I told him to come in the bathroom and smile at himself. He smiled huge and then said so matter of factly..."You have got to be kidding me. I look ridiculous."

3. Payton got a dollar under his pillow for his tooth. The next morning Benjamin was yelling "what is it? read it to me!" Payton said, "Just a second Benjamin, Wait...here it is...OK, This dollar says, I am a dollar, take me to the store and buy whatever it is you want. I will pay for it, because I am a dollar and that is my job."

4. After 3 years of going to the rodeo and watching Payton scream because it was way too loud, we started this year thinking of other options. My dad came up with the headphones you use when you go to a shooting range. They worked like a charm. Most enjoyable rodeo experience we have ever had! Here is Payton through the years at the rodeo...followed with a shot of this year!





5. Benjamin is a night owl. There is no way around it. He loves to stay up while the rest of us love to have the lights off by 9:30. This would not be a huge issue if he was not so loud...He will stay on his bed...He just stays on his bed while singing at the top of his lungs or having random conversations. Often this means I have to go back to his room and say yet again, "Benjamin, you have to sleep or at least whisper." Last night I got my all time favorite response. I walked into his room and took a deep breath to give my order and he whispered..."Just a minute mom...I am really praying hard for you and dad."

6.Last week as we were out running errands Payton said from the back seat..."Mom, did you know you are a lot bigger than your mom." Thinking this was an important time to teach Payton a life lesson. I began to explain him that what he meant was taller and that girls do not like being referred to as big...He needed to find a better word. His response, "Mom, its ok, your dad is still a lot bigger than you." realizing my point was lost, I chimed in, "So are my brothers." Payton said, "You have brothers?" I said, "Yes, you know that, Sam and Andy." To which he responded, "ANDY? ANDY is your brother. All these years I just thought he was a great friend!"

7. This week we celebrated Nika's Birthday. I have mentioned this before but Nika is one of my closest friends and has been since we were in the 5th grade. Our sophomore year in college Nika's lupus attacked her brain and the doctors told us she would not make it through the night. I mentioned the other day as I was introducing her to speak at Ladies class that it is a unique experience in life to tell someone your last goodbye and then get them back. The Lord gve me that opportunity with Nika. We celebrate her life every year. This year her incredible sister in law came up with a scavenger hunt for "A day of Nika's favorites". Throughout the day Nika was lead around by a tape player to different places where her favorite people were able to meet with her for 45 minute intervals. We also were each assigned to bring one of her favorite things. the boys and I were thrilled to be a stop in her day. We met her with her favorite Route 44 Vanilla Coke.As you can see, the boys enjoyed it as much as she did. The boys each told her their favorite thing about her...It was a sweet time of me celebrating her and watching my boys do the same.

8. Benjamin insisits on wearing this red hat everywhere. I laugh because he reminds me of grandmother. Tony is ready for him to move on to a new color. I told Tony yesterday, if he saw how many people smile ear to ear when Benjamin walks by wearing this hat, he would want him to wear it for forever.

9. This weekend our niece B turns 4. I tell my mom all of the time she does not have one grandchild I could not gush over. We are crazy about every single one of them. This one steals our hearts everytime we are around her. Her love for life, her articulate way of expressing herself...She and Payton give each other a run for their money...We love her wholeheatedly and celebrate her life daily...but especially this weekend! So thankful the Lord placed this precious individual in our family!

10. Mark those calendars for August 19th...We have been told Baby Brooks #3 should arrive sometime around then. We are thrilled. The boys are excited and confident that the Lord has given them a brother. We have explained that there are other options...and that we would love a little girl...both of them just kind of smile and then say , "Oh sure, but we know its a boy". We would of course appreciate your prayers for this new little life. We stared at that sonogram for along time the other day watching that little heart beat and wondering who exactly the Lord has in there. We cannot wait to see.

35 comments:

Susan said...

I love these stories.

I laugh outloud everytime, I love that Payton thought Andy was just a good friend. Super sweet.

Hug Nika's neck for me the next time you see her. What a blessing she is to so many people!

Susan

Sarah B said...

Congrats on Baby Brooks #3!
Love the stories as always.

Jenni said...

congrats on baby #3! that is so exciting!!

Kristen said...

I am so excited about baby #3 for you! Great news!

Love all the stories about your boys...and I would be one of those people you mentioned, smiling ear to ear seeing him in that red hat!

CNS said...

Awesome news Becky! Congratulations!

Love,
Candice S.

Chelsea said...

YAY for #3 babies! Congrats to the Brooks family. And, I too, can't wait to see who the Lord is making! I do know already that he/she will be highly entertaining just like your boys. :) Have I told you how much I LOVE your stories?! Thanks for more good ones!

Blessings on that sweet baby and the pregnant mommy!!

Amy Woods said...

What? Oh, congratulations! That just made me cry! I will pray for this new life in your belly!! Yeah, God!!

Alyssa said...

Congratulations! I am so excited to know this sweet baby from the beginning :) And...thanks for the wonderful stories of your adorable boys- I just to hear them.

Anita said...

Congrats!!! What exciting news. Baby girls and baby boys are the best!

Nathan had a blast with Payton the other day. I love your stories of their sweet words and expressions.

We are still waiting to lose a tooth. I don't think we're even close!

Kelly said...

I love the red hat! :) Congratulations on #3...how fun!

Monica said...

Another Brooks is just what we need!!! HOW FUN!!! So excited. I can't wait for all the stories of your two boys going through this pregnancy. I can only imagine what they are going to be thinking and SAYING!!! Congrats on Paytons first tooth experience. Hope that dollar got him everything he wanted. : )

Jill said...

thanks for your comment and prayers, becky! believe it or not, i actually posted a comment here earlier today, but for some reason it didn't work. i am so excited about your news and i cannot wait to be reading cute stories about brooks #3 soon :).

Jenn H. said...

Becky,

So thrilled to hear your good news. I love keeping up with you and your boys through your blog. I'm looking forward to following Brooks #3. I miss Wed. BSF, but the Lord is speaking to me right where I am at on Mon. nights. Tell the crew hello for me.

Jennifer Hagen

April Carrasco said...

Congrats Becky! I pray you have a blessed pregnancy and a healthy baby. I love having three and I pray for blessings for the Brooks.

Shelly said...

Yay!!!! I am so excited for you guys! I'll be praying for a healthy baby and smooth, uncomplicated pregnancy. Peyton took Jack down the slide on the playscape on Tuesday (per my request as we needed to leave after Hayley's reading class and get home to feed Riley). He is the sweetest and funniest kid I have ever known. They came down together--Jack wouldn't let go of his shirt. He thought it was quite humorous. I love it that he has a "ministry" so early on in his life. : )

Frankie and Marianna said...

Congrats on baby 3. My son wants a baby brother for his birthday. (Our third will be here two days before his birthday) Both my husband and I try to talk to him, how about just a baby. But he only wants a brother. I will pray that your baby is full of the Lord's peace and joy. Congrats again.

Kendra said...

Yea!!! Brooks baby #3!! Can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for your sweet family! Love all you guys . .

Courtney said...

Congratulations! We will now have another child very close to the same age! How fun!!! I'll be praying that everything goes well and that God will already beworking in that tiny heart developing a love for Him!

jaime s said...

How very exciting!! I am THRILLED for your family! Can't wait to see this new little one...and those adorable older brothers!

Kristen said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Giggi said...

Oh wow! I was reading your blog and thinking how much fun it always was to read & then surprise! You saved the best for last!!! Congratulations!

Jen said...

Congratulations!! Loved the updates and the stories.

mindy said...

More Brooks stories! I love them! And I am so excited for #3 - I had a feeling!
Hugs!

April Spicer said...

OH my goodness!!! Ahhhhhhhh you made my night!! Not just because of these straight out of a published book stories, but because you are having a third!! AHHH Wow, I am so incredibly excited for you and Tony. Congratulations! God bless your growing family. That is so funny because just last week when you wrote on my blog, I thought, "I wonder if they are done or not." Apparently not! Well, you have the most amazing family and it's only going to get better. I love you and I sure wish we could hang out sometime soon. Especially while we're still here!

daughteroftheking said...

Yeah!! We are so excited for you guys! I was laughing my head off at you great stories and I get to the bottom for the wonderful news! Seriously your stories are hilarious, I know B3 will have a wonderful sense of humor just like your boys!
Blessings
Missy

Emille said...

We love you guys so much! Of course we're so excited about cousin #9:) B loved getting to see her picture on your blog and hearing me read what you wrote...she was all grins. We will continue to pray that you all feel better soon! Love you~Em

Amanda said...

Congratulations Becky! So happy for your family!!

Kylie said...

Yeah!!! Congratulations! Love the stories of your boys! They make me laugh so hard b/c the things they say sound just like YOU!!!! Praying for a healthy baby and mommy!

Teri said...

Long time no hear from! We have relocated from Abilene to Corpus..thanks to the military. I am so excited for your upcoming baby! I had to share that we are expecting our second child August 15th - so we are in this one together! Blessings to you and your sweet family! Your blog uplifts me always!

Hugs,
Teri

K & A said...

Congratulations!!! I know #3 will be as funny and charming as #'s 1 and 2! I can't wait to read more stories.

I'll be praying for a safe pregnancy.

Chesley said...

What a special family baby 3 is getting! Congrats and I hope you feel well.

I almost cried when I read about Payton's tooth. When you said you wrote it down on the calendar when he got it I thought I did that with Garrett (like most mom's). It made me sad to think of G's teeth coming out soon.

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Mindy B said...

Congrats on Baby #3! I'm pregnant too, and it's just too bad we can't share close. ha ha ha! you being a foot taller than me! I wish I had your legs! You're probaby not even showing yet and I look like a short, plump dumpling!
Love you!
Mindy B
P.S. I love the red hat!!

April Spicer said...

Ok, enough already, post again!! I've waited patiently for over 20 days for a new post. Come on Beck!! Give us an update. Love you girl.

Sarah said...

Congrats on the new baby that will be coming. We will be sure to pray for your pregnancy. Everyone I have met in your family is so funny that I'm sure you will have a lot of fun and laughter with the new baby as well!