So I’m starting with Sunday because I really just don’t even have all of the words to describe how special I felt on Sunday. It started out as just meeting a few girlfriends for brunch on Sunday morning (so of course, I had to take a picture with Brooke to show that I can, in fact, clean up a little bit!)
And then BAM. I’m hit with this AMAZING surprise of so many of my absolutely wonderful girlfriends to shower little baby boy Brackmann. I honest to goodness had no idea (even when they sat 4 of us down at a table for 12, hah…I’m a little dense these days) and really and truly can’t put into words how special these ladies made me feel.
I am so honored and blessed to have each one of them in my life…I just love them all so, so much (and to the ones that weren’t able to make it, I love you too!)
Seriously, the most amazing group of girlfriends in the whole world. <3
And the girl who made it all happen. <3 She is just simply wonderful. I’m so excited for our little boys to grow up together!
While I was at brunch, Robert had some play time with this cute girl. She played “how many grapes can I put in my mouth at once” – not sure what number she got up to…
Then Melissa and I met the boys at Brooke out at The Answer Brewpub. The guys got beer, and we all got some yummy vietnamese food. The shrimp chips were SO good.
Beer is the answer.
When we got home, Brooke was SUPER excited to see what Baby Boy got at the shower 🙂
I’m not kidding – these girls spoiled us!! We have so many ADORABLE outfits for B2 (and he will wear all of them, snaps or not! ;))
Brooke made her daddy the happiest daddy in the world by being absolutely enthralled by the old school Tinkertoys that Roberts grandma sent home with us this summer. She seriously sat and played with him and the Tinkertoys for at least 20 minutes, then we put them up, and then she dumped them out again. He couldn’t be more proud 🙂
See how happy they both are?! 😉
Notice the stool? And the missing letters? We have a pain in the butt 3 year old puppy to thank for that. We were only missing three up until yesterday, then he decided to chew up the “r”. What a turd.
We had a bit of downtime last night and Brooke sat in my lap while I played with her hair for, no lie, 15 minutes, without moving a muscle. She looked like this the whole time. I thought she might fall asleep!
Okay lets rewind to Saturday. Brooke’s sweet friend Rowan had a big 2nd birthday party!! It was so fun and all the kids were great together!
Row’s mom is so creative – I just love this board!
Little girls and little toes 🙂
4 of the cutest little girls in the history of little girls!
Moms and dads and friends! 🙂
These two, Della and Rowan, are the funniest!
And the CAKE! You guys. Lisa and her friend Donna made these Peanut Butter cakes (and Donna made the little animals on top). Not only are they freaking adorable. But HOLY MOLY. SO DELICIOUS. Lisa insisted that we take some home and I put my foot down because you know we’d take it home and only I would eat it and I just don’t need that kind of temptation in my life. But seriously, SO GOOD.
The giraffe was my favorite 🙂
The kids at the kids table waiting for birthday cake 🙂
She wanted that cake BAD! I can’t blame her…
We wish Rowan the happiest of 2nd birthdays that there ever was. We love her (and her mom and dad) so much 🙂
Shew! What a weekend! I’m not sure it can be topped…I might try for it though at some point 😉