Thursday, September 18, 2008

Coming up for air!

For those of you still checking...thank you. The addition of a newborn plus starting kindergarten has thrown our life into a tailspin...I realize people do it all the time and still manage to be productive. Currently my goal is much less than to be productive...I would just like to take a shower. :)

However, today blogging takes precedence over cleanliness. There is so much going on that needs to be documented~

1. Payton's first day of school went great. His mom was a bit of a basket case. I am quite sure all of the other parents were wondering what was up with the mom who wore her big sunglasses inside (the whole's called...trying to hide from my 6 year old that his mother is weeping. It worked quite well. With my sunglasses and Tony there to hold me up and drag me out...I don't think it was obvious at all.

2. I told Tony today, someday I will drive away from that school without tears in my eyes...but today as Benjamin (Still in pajamas) stuck his head out window (Making me realize I need to tighten his car seat straps) yelling "I love you Pate! Have the best day Pate!" I realized yet again how thankful I am for everyday we had at home together and I got misty yet again.

3. Benjamin is on Eden like white on rice. He loves a way that makes me wish she had a tiny helmet and football pads on at all times. He cannot resist
rubbing her head, squeezing her hand or kissing all over her arms. It is very sweet. He wants to hold her or carry her everywhere. (Obviously the carrying is not happening.)So fun to watch their relationship unfold.

4. Payton loves school. It is so fun to hear about his day...sometimes it takes awhile to get the details out...but I so love hearing everyone of them. He is quite the story teller. We play a game called 5 questions when he gets home...I get to ask 5 questions and so does Benjamin...I ask questions of substance and Benjamin consistently asks questions like "Did anyone toot loud in class?" We get a pretty good view of the day from a mother's perspective and a 4 year old.

5. Benjamin is loving going to school as well. He was all too thrilled to follow in his brother's footsteps and start attending our churches preschool 2 days a week.

6. The other night during family time Tony asked if anyone had prayer requests...Benjamin always eager to share his heart said, "Well, I am a little worried because Eden is still pooping in her pants."

7. Payton explained to me the other day how hard it is to work 5 days a week and then only get 2 days off. He then said, "I am glad I only have to do this for one year." Ummm...

8. As I was making Payton's lunch the other day he said, "You know you do not have to make my lunch every day, there appears to be a fairly nice restaurant at my school." Can't wait to try out the School Cafe and see if Payton's review will stand...The sweet innocence of a kindergartner.

9. Tomorrow we have Payton's school jog-a-thon...He has cracked us up telling us about how he is using recess to "train his body" and how his body is "extremely fast". Today he told me he could probably do better if he had some nice running shoes. I told him the ones he had were fine...I guess we will see tomorrow.

10. This week one of my brothers (Sam) (and his wife, Emille who is one of my very best friends) had their third child, their first son. We are over the top excited for them and cannot wait to meet this new little boy! Today my other brother turns 26...Benjamin shed actual tears that Andy is not having a party. I love my brothers...What joy and perspective they have brought and still bring to my life. I am so thankful Eden will have the joy of 2 of her best friends being her brothers!

11. BONUS pictures!


emily anna said...

So glad you had time to blog! All of the pictures are precious!!! By the way, #6 made me laugh so hard, I had tears running down my face! LOVE IT!

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness. #6 is another hilarious one. Love it!

I can't imagine all of the logistics going on with schedules for kinder, preschool, and a newborn. Plus the post-pregnancy emotional roller coaster. That is a lot! It sounds like you are doing great, and Eden is a doll.

jaime s said...

Yea!! I LOVE reading your posts and seeing pics of your dear family!

Congrats to Sam and Emille, I can't wait to see that little boy too!!

Love your family so much! I love how you capture their comments. I feel like I'm right there with you all!

Chelsea said...

YAY for a new Brooks blog!! Yes, I have been checking. :)

Such wonderful times around your house...and that baby girl is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!

You made me laugh as glad Payton is enjoying this one year of hard work. :) And, that he was lucky enough to have a school with a restaurant inside!! Those stories are so cute.

Take care, busy momma! Thanks for updating us on your three. :)

mindy said...

Yea!!!! I kept checking and checking and wondering...what is she doing all day!!! (just kidding!) I have been waiting to read all about Payton's kindergarten perspective and it does not disappoint! And, so happy that Benj is there to help hold down the fort...and report on Eden's digestive habits! She's a beauty - keep those bows coming!!!

Kelly Vaughn said...

Oh Beck! It has been a long wait for your post but you showed up and you did not the stories and is abundant in your home and Eden is smiling in those pictures!! I had not seen heart is melting! Love you so!

Jan Kelley said...

Mrs.Brooks, it is so good to hear your report on the famiy members and the brothers, Sam and Andy. I wss so pumped when i saw you felt you had given us all enough time to process that baby Eden was here and you all were relishing being in your own "Eden". However, it is such a delight to find that the little Brooks brothers are continuing to experience life as on a little Brooks boy can express it. Pictures of Tony continue to showcase him looking like the "hunk" he is, even when he id holding his baby girl. Thanks for the gift of another post. i can only imagine what your day is like. Perhaps someone will give you some little towelette wipes to carry in your purse and your own personal hygeine can be an on-going project to be carried out throughout your day. love you so much. jk

sj said...

Hooray!!!!! So happy that you finally had time to get the post up!!! I love reading the thoughts of P & B...oh my will be such a blessing some day (before we know it!!!)to hear Miss Eden's thoughts on life...what joy!!!

vicki said...

I am eager to hear how Pate and his new and improved body do in the race, so try to get at least one more post in before Christmas.

Your posts are definitely worth waiting for, but I hate that you are choosing between cleanliness (which is next to godliness) and blogging (which brings immense satisfaction to all of us fans!)

But you are a wise person and you have found the balance, I am sure.
Love you and yours!

tami said...

I've been checking daily. So glad you were able to post. Saw you across the way at church tonight. Sure wanted to see that sweet baby girl, but couldn't cross over in time! Love the bonus pics of Eden. Gotta love all of the pink!

Kendra said...

I love all her hair bows . . .and all the cute boys who now are surrounded by pink and hair bows and all sorts of girls things! P makes me giggle - little B does, too - but that restaurant comment was the BEST!! Enjoy your shower - this season of life is nuts, never ceasing motion, fun, a joy, more nuts, and more joy! And it gets easier soon, and the babies just don't quit growing up fast . .

Alyssa said...

Yea! I am so glad that you are back. Your family stories bring me such joy...I love that Eden is growing up showered in love and laughter from her older brothers :)

Candice said...

It is a blessing to read about your family.

Hang in of my friends has reminded me each time that life with a newborn gets a little easier around month 3 or 4. It seems far away now, but it is really such a short span of time. That always encouraged me when I felt that my life was forever changed into foggy chaos :). You are a great mom!

Jenny Wims said...

Yeah for updates...I have been dying to see new pictures of Ms. Eden...what a cutie. I just love all her big hairbows on that sweet, tiny head. And the stories of your boys, as usual, were it!
Thanks for making me smile.
Jenny Wims

Kaley said...

I love the pictures! Eden is so beautiful! And, the stories, as always are hilarious!

Love you!

renee said...

Hey Becky! I found your blog through facebook. I love reading about your family! I can relate to a lot of it. Blake is 8, Cahse is 6, Cade is 4 and Ashlyn will be 2 in November. We experience lots of little boy humor, but it is such fun to get to play with dresses, bracelets, and bows after all those boys. Your family is beautiful. I am so happy for you.
Renee Preston