Monday, October 31, 2011


Here's another update of what's been happening at the Burgess house the past couple weeks.  I've had a couple of doctor's appointments, and everything with baby #2 seems to be coming along just fine.  I'm still felling sick and really tired most days, but it is getting better than it was, so that's an answer to prayer!  Brooks has been good somedays and difficult others, but I'm pretty sure it's just something every toddler goes through!

A couple weeks ago we spent the weekend in Denver at the Ace Hardware Show.  Blake, Brooks and I drove out there Thursday and stayed until Monday.  We drove out to Estes Park Thursday afternoon just to get into the mountains some.  It was a pretty drive, but all of us were still trying to get over the colds we'd had all week (and bad nausea for me on top of that!) so we didn't stay real long.  We just wanted to get to our hotel and sleep! The next day Blake had training all day, so Brooks and I ventured out to the aquarium in downtown Denver.  Brooks loves fish!  I was a little disappointed at how little time it took us to go through the whole place, but Brooks still enjoyed it!

Grandma and Papa Burgess joined us at the Ace Show on Saturday so that I wouldn't have to continually be in charge of Brooks.  It was nice to have the help since Brooks was pretty fussy the entire trip! He was terrible at meals and screamed at the food we tried to give him (even stuff he normally loves!).  Oh well, we made it through and decided this might be the last Ace Show he goes to for a while!  He really did enjoy walking around the show floor though, and all the vendors loved giving him things!

 He had fun playing with Grandma and Papa too!  Luke, Kit and their kids were able to join us Saturday afternoon as well.  Unfortunately, I have no pictures of all of them there with us, but it was fun to see them.
Brooks was so proud of his Ace badge and has since insisted on wearing it here at home too!  He also points at every ACE symbol he sees and says, "Ace".  He's getting really good at it! :)
He liked to 'help' daddy look at all the things we could carry in our store

Overall it was fun to get away, just very tiring with an 18 month old and not feeling well myself!  We spent a lot of time in the evenings in the hotel room, so we had to come up with things to do....Brooks loved the 'throwing crunched up newspaper' game :)

He also spent a lot of time with his ipod, but at least it kept him happy and entertained in the boring room and the long drive home!
On another note, we have all been enjoying the beautiful fall weather.  We have a ton of leaves in our backyard, and Brooks loves to run through them and crunch them under his feet. (I don't think Blake likes raking them up, but there's no getting around it!)

We've also enjoyed going out to the farm to watch some of the harvest and hang out.  Brooks has gotten to ride in the combine a few times, and loves it!
That's about all for now, we are planning on going trick or treating tonight with Brooks as a lion.  I'll hopefully get some pictures of that!  He doesn't really like the costume, but he looks so cute!

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