Thursday, June 25, 2009

Day at the Beach

We had the best beach day yesterday!! I was babysitting Wyatt for the day and decided it would be fun to take the babies to the beach. Of course I called my mom to see if she was up to the challenge.

They were great! Wyatt seemed to love everything about it. He played in the sand and loved to go in the water and run from the waves.

Brooklyn, however, was a different story. She had a great time and seemed to love being there. But when it came to walking in the sand or playing in the waves she was having none of it. She hated having her hands or feet sandy. She just hopped from towel to towel and lap to lap.

At one point she built up the courage to squat next to Wyatt in the sand. It was bugging me that she wouldn't just sit down and play, so i gave her a little push on her bum. She wasn't too happy with me:)

Wyatt could have played in the hole for hours. By the end of the day Brooklyn built up the courage and walked over to him. She was telling him to get out of the hole, Yucky!

They were pretty tired after almost 6 hours at the beach and no naps.

Here's Brookie giving her Wyatt some love.

What a great way to kick off the summer. My goal will be to go to the beach at least once a week. We'll see!!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

2 Year List

Since Brook is now 2 I think it's time to do another list of things she's doing so I never forget.
  • She's FINALLY sleeping through the night most nights. It's been about 3 weeks now.
  • She almost always wakes up extremely happy.
  • She loves to go on bike rides and calls them, "re-rides."
  • Everyday she asks for Tate (Kate), Guke (Luke), and Wy-Wy (Wyatt).
  • She calls Auntie Shanna "Annie Sasha."
  • She loves to rhyme. Her favorite is, "oh my, oh why, oh my, oh why."
  • She loves to sing and dance. When she's feeling especially sassy she'll sing, "no no no no no no no" in the tune of Twinkle Twinkle.
  • Her favorite thing to sing is, "A B C D E F G, up above the world so high..."
  • When we're out in public she says Hi to everyone who passes.
  • She still loves her passie and blankie. She has red, white and blue passies. She switches off every few days and prefers only one color at a time. Right now we're doing the red one.
  • We had to teach her to say blue passie because she called it her "Guke passie." Meaning it looked the same as Luke's passie. I decided it was best that she not walk around saying "Guke passie."
  • She's obsessed with the sky and everything in it.
  • Unfortunately she's also obsessed with poop. If it's on the grass she'll run over to it, stand next to it and yell "POOP!!" until she's moved by me or it's picked up. She also thinks that anything dirty is poop. I tried to get her to help me plant some flowers but she insisted that the dirt was poop. "EWWWW.....POOP!!!!!!" We hear it all the time.
  • When asked if she wants something she says, "Oday" instead of yes. I love it!
  • She loves swimming in the spa and will hold her breath for as long as 10 seconds. She goes under and looks around.
  • She's doing SO good at her swim lessons. She had a rough few lessons but it all seemed to click. I give her a pep talk and said "no no crying" and she says, "oday mommy." It worked. Now after each lesson she says, "No die." It took me a sec to realize that she was trying to say cry:)
  • While she's not quite ready to be potty trained she has mastered one of the steps. She loves to sit on the toilet and brush her teeth. She'll occasionally have success and she's VERY proud of herself after.
  • She LOVES little girls. Especially Kate, she follows her around and copies everything she does.
  • We have about a 5 minute "makeout" session every night before bed.
  • She loves her some Wyatt. They have the best time together. I see wedding bells in the future.

She's such a fun and outgoing little girl. I enjoy everyday with her and am blessed to have such a good baby. She keeps me constantly entertained. I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings but I also wish I could freeze time and keep her exactly like she is today.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Brooklyn's 2nd Birthday

I can't believe Brooklyn is 2!! These past two years have just flown by. We had a great birthday weekend for her, even though she had a slight fever:( Second round of Roseola wasn't as bad has the first.

We started off the day by picking her up from Nana's house. We brought her a doughnut with candles. She loved blowing them out and kept asking for "more hot".

Since she wasn't really feeling top ital we spent most the day, before the party, relaxing.

We gave Brook her present before the guests arrived. She seemed happy to get it but hasn't touched it since:)

This year we decided to down size and only do a small get together. Brooklyn is happiest in small crowds. We invited all her cousins and her BFF Wyatt.

She seemed to have fun opening her presents. Not too sure she knew exactly what was going on though.

Here she is giving Wyatt a thank you hug. Sooooo cute!

I decided to do pizookies instead of the usual cake. Cookies are her favorite so it was a real hit.

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