Thursday, January 29, 2009

Moments like this...

I walked in the room and found my sweet kiddos like this: Just chillin' and watching Sesame Street.

Brooklyn decided Troy needed a kiss and a hug. Such a sweet sister.

How lucky are we?! Life doesn't get any better than this.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Big 1-8

Clapping along to Barney, her FAVORITE show ever!

Yup, that's right, Brooklyn is 18 months! Yippee! Nursery, here we come! She went in for her first "official" day in nursery and loved it. She came home singing "Ring Around the Rosie." It took us a few minutes to figure out what she was saying and why she kept falling down (she was doing this on our bed). Pretty funny! It's fun to know that she is picking things up. She also picked up a new word...MINE! Yippee! :) So now everything Troy has, she takes it, and declares, "MINE!" Poor little Troy. She'll get hers though eventually. Watch out Brooklyn!

Brooklyn is still our little sweetheart and is never short on kisses, hugs, high-fives, and knuckles. She also LOVES the words no, "nana" (banana), GOOO!, Buh-bye, baby, MINE!, Doggy, What is it?, and many other words, I could go on and on. She loves to color, especially up at the table like a big girl. She has found a new addiction to Danimals yogurt, and still loves eggs for breakfast. She usually can eat 2! Brooklyn loves to drink out of a cup like a big girl, even though most of it usually ends up on her shirt and on her lap. She still really enjoys our runs together and loves pointing out the the "dog-dog's" to Troy and me. She has also started enjoying counting her fingers and toes with Mommy and Daddy's help, especially when she's getting her diapers changed. It's a great distraction to having to sit still for SO LONG! She has started tantrums (joy!), but quickly stops when I mention "Do you need GINGER in your mouth?" Well, most of the time she stops. I try and carry the ginger with me, it comes in handy I tell ya! :) She also LOVES to watch Barney and Sesame Street and gets SO mad when I turn the TV off. I think she would enjoy having it on all day if I'd let her (like her Dad I suppose). Brooklyn is such a great big sister and is sometimes the only person who can calm Troy down. He just beams when she comes around. I can already tell they are going to be the best of friends and I'm sure will get in lots of mischief together.

Her stats for her 18 month appointment are: 22 lbs 4 oz(10-25%), 32 in. long (50-75%). Troy is catching up FAST at 17 lbs 10 oz.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy New Year!

We had a fun New Years. We went out to dinner to one of our favorite restaurants (Simply Thai) with the Rigtrup's, and then partied for a couple hours at the Baker's. We came home, celebrated New Year's at 10 with Brooklyn by letting her bang on pots and pans, then put her to bed. Erik and I BARELY made it to midnight. We're such old fogies! Did anyone else tear up watching Dick Clark? So sad!

A couple of days ago, I was letting Brooklyn color, and this is how I found her. I had to get a picture of her next to her "work." Good thing they are washable! Little stinker. I'm sure we have many more years to look forward to her little shenanigans. It will get really interesting in a year with little brother in tow.

And the other pictures were just taken quickly before church. I finally put the finishing touches on her dress I made. Now I need a new sewing project!
Happy New Year!! Excited much?!
Oh, how she loves her little brother! Don't I look pretty Mom?!

Now THAT was FUN!
Our handsome man, always stuck in his swing!