Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A day by numbers....

Today is the 20th

Number of times I said stop that : 1,000,000

Number of waffles consumed for breakfast : 6

Number of egg sandwiches made for the husband : 2

Number of times Hudson had to be told to settle down : 1112...1113, 1114

Number of times Nolan has fallen down : 7 (he is going to end up hurting himself if he doesn't figure it out how to get back down from a standing position SOON)

Number of bottles washed : 12

Number of words spelled for Leanna : 89 (she was writing a letter, a looong letter to a friend)

Number of jars of food consumed : 4

Number of laundry loads completed : 4

Number of time outs : 22

Number of times Nolan pulled his hearing aids out : 35 (no I am not exaggerating)

Number of times Nolan pulled his hat off : 6

Number of books read : 8 (1 by Leanna)

Number of pictures colored : 4

Number of coupons clipped (so far) : 52 (hey I was a couple weeks behind)

Number of time I have vacuumed: 3 (it is an obsession I know)

Number of carrots consumed at snack time : 1 bag (yeah Hudson = growth spurt)

Number of bed time kisses : 16 (delay tactic 101)

Number of I love yous spoken: LOTS

Just another day in the Brewer household...

Saturday, July 3, 2010


My heart melts...

like butter...

EVERY and I mean EVERY

Single. Time. He. Smiles.

At me.

Momma to 3
*Shay B*

Friday, July 2, 2010

Double Dates...

Leanna went on her first double date.

It was with me.

And our double was none other than the amazing and beautiful mommy daughter duo of Sarah and Miss Lily.

We got tickets and went to see the Beauty and the Beast at the Muny (in Forest Park).

It was a great time. The girls behaved so well. The only disappointing moment for us... us being Miss Sarah and myself was Belle's DRESS. You know THE DRESS. It left a little to be desired in amazingness.

Other than that I was so glad we got to go. The weather was G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S!!! Couldn't have asked for a better night.

Some pictures of that evening...
Sarah took this one of Leanna and I. It is seriously one of my most favorite pictures of the two of us ever. Thanks!

Thanks Sarah and Lily for letting us share in a very fun and awesome night!

Momma to 3
*Shay B*

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Dancing Queen

You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life
See that girl, watch that scene, dig in the Dancing Queen!

My girl really did have the time of her life. She was nervous and scared. But she shook her groove thing with the best of them.

Dance was a fun experience for us. She has done it for the last 6 months. She learned some important things.

An interview of the Dancing Queen herself.

Mommy: "Leanna what was it like to be in dance?"
Leanna: "Fun. A bunch of fun. Until now cause it is over"
Mommy: "What was your favorite part about dance?"
Leanna: "The recital was the best part. Mommy are you putting my words on the computer?"

Mommy: "Yes"
Leanna: "So everyone who reads your blog is reading me?"
Mommy: "Yup"
Leanna: "Oh well my other favorite part is Miss Trish. I really liked her. She helped me learn how to dance."
Mommy: "Did you learn anything important in dance?"
Leanna: "I learned some things about making friends in dance. The way you want to be treated is to treat others the way you want to be treated. So be kinda nice to everyone."

That lesson alone would have made the past 6 months of early morning Saturdays worth it.

She learned so much more than that though.

She learned what is like to be on stage. She learned about poise and grace. She learned that it isn't always easy to concentrate and smile at the same time. She learned that sometimes people mess up or get scared. She learned that it isn't easy being the new girl in an already established group. She learned that making a new friend isn't easy when everyone already has friends.

It was a beautiful thing to watch though. This troop of 3-5 year old little girls. Step on to the stage and face a pretty large crowd. (There were easily over 100 audience members watching the girls) I was proud of her. She made what is now known as the "Angry Anorexic Model Face" for the most part of all three dances. There were moments that she remembered this was fun. There were moments where she remembered this was hard. Mostly she just had moments she'll never forget.

And neither will her momma.

Momma to 3
*Shay B*