Month 6 – 1se

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been six months since I started this project. It’s been so fun and really has become apart of my daily life. So, here we go


*Bonus – Brooks’ 5-month shot!

  1. Smooshy Momma kisses are the best.
  2. Flying baby, Brooks loves this game!
  3. Still rocking the Chase costume every night.
  4. Already playing with his car seat toys!
  5. Vacation in the Keys!!
  6. Oh wait, there is a sliiiight sprinkle practically a hurricane. Boooo!
  7. A break in the clouds, so a bike ride to breakfast it was!
  8. A little wind didn’t slow down the beauty that was this wedding. Congrats Grant and Liv!
  9. Neighborhood Halloween party.
  10. Trick or Treat with Chase and Marshall – Paw Patrol pups!
  11. Still working on baby food, still not really a fan.
  12. Lovely fall trees on my ‘walk commute’ to my car.
  13. Smith instructing us on yoga. Funny, I didn’t know yoga sent you to the chiro — I thought it was what keeps you out of it! Ouch dude!
  14. Movie snuggles.
  15. Paw Patrol Meet and Greet! Smith got stage shy meeting them and Brooks couldn’t look away. Go figure!
  16. Sitting up (with support) and playing became a fun new thing for this growing boy.
  17. Brooks loves the toss up and down game!
  18. The 2016 election. Though many are ‘glad it’s over’, I personally think it’s more ‘just starting’.
  19. Daddy retired his oven gloves, which are now a new toy favorite.
  20. Volunteering at the new children’s hospital Dance Marathon donor event.
  21. Need a chuckle!? Smith shaking his booty on a Friday night bath party.
  22. Tailgate date, Go Hawks!
  23. No Smith, we can’t take the fake, plastic dog home with us.
  24. Yoga, with fun yoga pants.
  25. Getting some of the winter wiggles out. Is it Spring yet?
  26. Story time in the tepee.
  27. Smith wants to be just like his Dad. Always.
  28. Weekend beers with Grandma!
  29. Our smiley, happy, lovable 6-month old.
  30. Smith playing morning hide-and-sneak.
  31. Six months! A half year! Holy buckets!!

Month 5 – 1SE

Here we go, month five of capture a second every day from this little thing I like to call life. Moments are from September 22-October 21, 2016. Hold on!


  1. Cutest thing, Smith crawling up to give his brother a morning snuggle!
  2. Maddie’s 16th birthday. SIXTEEN!!!!
  3. Aaron’s birthday / neighbor tailgate party.
  4. Tummy snuggles become the theme for Mr. Brooks.
  5. Moving on from the swaddle to the sleep sack.
  6. All.The.Snuggles.
  7. Telling stories and really finding his voice.
  8. Nike cuteness.
  9. When did he get so big!? Helping Momma while Daddy is away!
  10. Leamer Court tailgating, Thunderstruck.
  11. Calling Daddy in NOLA.
  12. Train table still going strong. It’s going to be hard to top Christmas this year!
  13. Colorado baby butt.
  14. More Snuggles. They will be gone too soon!
  15. Senior Poopypants. Two guesses as to which parent taught our young, impressionable toddler this phrase. #notmomma
  16. Picture day at school.
  17. Back home to G&G’s house in Iowa Falls. Lots of fun with dirt and tractors!!
  18. Tractor rides with Farmer Landon.
  19. “Chase is on the case!”
  20. Old toys become new again as we start spending more time inside. 😦
  21. Weekend walks with sleepy babies, podcasts, and fall leaves.
  22. Date Night Done Right – Book of Mormon!
  23. Playtime with Smith Chase.
  24. Family outing to the Rec Center for waffle breakfast, indoor playground and the library.
  25. Painting pumpkins.
  26. First bite of food!! Not a huge fan of carrots, but we’ll keep trying!
  27. Puzzles, this kid loves puzzles.
  28. Brooks is really starting to sit up.
  29. Chase, now with side-kick Marshall.
  30. All the tummy naps.

Month 4 – 1SE

Another wonderful month of busy moments and calm nights at home. Well, as calm as you can be with a toddler in your life. Here we go! Life from August 22-September 21, 2016.


  1. Family Dinner. (Fish, Couscous, Carrots and Milk)
  2. Brooks rocking and rolling with is tummy time.
  3. Momma reading her book to Brooks.
  4. Momma’s night out,  movie date with Aubray. We saw Bad Moms, so good!!
  5. KHAK Radiothon.
  6. Historic Night at Kinnick – First ever concert with headliner Blake Shelton!! (Singing Austin here, my favorite song of his!)
  7. A day at the Peterson’s. Smith was in heaven between the golf cart ride and playing with all Keegan’s toys.
  8. Brooks sitting up so big!! First time in the bumbo.
  9. Brooks grabbing, shaking and smiling with his rattle.
  10. Sanitizing pump parts. This is real life people!
  11. Getting back in to jogging with my neighbor. It’s painful.
  12. A glimpse of hoodie season!!! Sadly, it didn’t last long. It’s been so darn hot.
  13. Jimmy Buffett at Alpine. This marks the 5th trip Aaron and I have made to see him here (plus two others together, and an additional one for him). He’s our happy place.
  14. Park time.
  15. Niece Kayla is a teenager. Say WHAAAAAAAAAAAT!?
  16. Big Grandma’s birthday — Mary Ann celebrating 88 years young!
  17. Brother bath time. It works, kinda. 🙂
  18. Brooks helping Momma meal plan.
  19. Paw Patrol — all day every day for Smith. He’s obsessed!
  20. Hawkeye Express train ride to head down to tailgate a bit for the Iowa vs. Iowa State game.
  21. Play time – Smith loves his letters.
  22. HA HA! I broke down and got Snap Chat. Face swap = hilarious!
  23. Brooks finding his toes.
  24. Playing catch, or rather, rolling a ball.
  25.  Project Runway premiere. Season 15, and I’ve been here for all of them.
  26. Date Night Done Right — Sister Act at Theatre Cedar Rapids.
  27. Another fun tailgate with friends and kids.
  28. Move It! Dig It! Event at the Children’s Museum. Smith loved it.
  29. Maddie’s Cross Country meet in Solon. Aaron’s first one!
  30. Typical night in the neighborhood, kids all over loving every minute of it. (Also, Smith being particular and Aaron being goofy — sounds about right! :))
  31. Brooks’ tuckered out after his 4-month shots. And those bug bites, GOODNESS!

We hit a lot of milestones with Brooks this month. Including Momma and Daddy’s first overnight away from him. It’s never easy, but always kind of nice to break the ice!!

Bring on fall, we are ready!!!!!!!