Friday, September 28, 2012

Happy Fall Y'all!!

New Blog Feature

So I know it's annoying to leave comments and people hardly ever do. Which is cool! No worries! But it would be nice to know if anyone ever reads this blog anymore. Because if not, I may choose to not update it as often. So I added check boxes to the end of each blog post and you can check if you a)love the post b)like the post or c)are bored by the post. I'd love for any readers to check boxes... since it will only take you a second! Oh and it doesn't show up on mobile devices. Sorry! Thanks and love ya!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Baby Douglass #3's First Photoshoot

We are officially due April 28th, 2012
Ben's gonna have fun with finals that week :)
9 weeks... and showing :(

Womancation 2012

A couple of Ben's best buddies came over from Boise to visit (officially known as Mancation 2012), so Jenna and I felt the need to have a little Womancation ourselves! Sam got to spend part of the time with the guys, but he was awesome enough to let me and Jenna go to the movies and go shopping Friday night :)
Bagged chairs at dollar theaters are super creepy.
But we're not... not at all....
After the movie, we met up with Sam and the girls at Applebees for dinner
Ellie got really into Womancation. She knows how to party like a girl
I had a couple new roommates for a few nights... they kick in their sleep.
Sunday we had Jenna over again and she brought some of her delicious bread. Brook mastered her cutting skills. Took her three attempts to finish eating her slice :)
Making some AMAZING lasagna :)
Monday night the guys had to head back. Ben was so sad to see them go. We hope you guys will come again!!!!
And then we all crashed.
3 am video gaming can do this to you.

Goings On

Frizzin it up at the park in our neighborhood. Brook has a great throw!
We got a little anxious for snow weather :)
Love this crazy face :)
Grammy sent money for Brook to go shoe shopping for her birthday!
Thanks Grammy! It was so fun!
Pickin up the mail
Nice to be back to basics around here.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Happy 5th Birthday Brook!!!

I can't believe my oldest is five!!! 
Brook is so kind and sharing. She treats Ellie with love and respect and is so patient with her. She started preschool this year and is loving every minute! She is a great artist and cook. She makes friends with anyone and everyone without hesitation- she loves people.
I'm so proud of you, Brook. I love you!

The day started off with breakfast in bed. This has become a family tradition :)
 Dad made the "Love U" pancake :)

For her birthday party this year, we decided to have a BBQ with her friends' families at a park by our house. We had a lot of fun! 
Dad, the grill master
 The pinata was the highlight of the night :)

 For her cake, Brook went with a "Papa Smith Special"
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

 She got very spoiled with some fun gifts!
 From Dad, Mom, & Ellie:
 Baby Butterscotch is her new best friend!
Happy Birthday Brook!
We sure love you!

Friday, September 14, 2012

And the winner is...

Number 5 :) Almost by a landslide!

Thanks for all your help!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Time for a Vote!!

Okay, sorry for a THOUSAND pictures, but they were all so fun, I couldn't choose!

Now I need YOUR help- tell me which picture you think we should blow up for our living room family portrait! Leave your vote in the comments section!






Please don't forget to vote!!!!


 Dad was so patient- he had a terrible cold, but he was a trooper!

 My surprise kiss from Ellie :)

 No one suspects the tickle attack!!!
 Brook was prompting me to give Dad a "surprise kiss lips" right here :)


Getting these two to smile at the same time was impossible!!
Jo still got some great candid shots :)