Thursday, January 29, 2009

Brooklyn continued

Here are some more randoms of Brooklyn. She is quite a pistol but lots of fun if she is in a good mood. She is a very busy girl with a mind of her own. Little miss independent.."me do it!" She keeps me on my toes but makes me laugh, especially when she repeats words like delicious, butterfly, dinosaur, etc. as clear as you just said it! Don't ask me how. When asked how old she is she replies, without hesitation or thought, "19." Where did that come from? The only thing I can think of is she hears me tell other people she is 19 months old. Little kids hear more then we realize obviously! She knows she is funny and comments, "Brookyn (no typo, that is how she says it) funny, or I funny, or daddy funny (like a courtesy laugh). She is a pistol but we love her!

We finally got a little more snow so we had to put her sled and snow clothes to use.
She likes to help, especially if it is dad. She had to have her own shovel too!
What a good helper....look at all the snow in her shovel!

Santa made this magnetic chalkboard which she loves. She told me she was coloring a rainbow!
Getting organized at a young age. She is taking care of business...twice! (She likes to play with my ipod)
Who needs expensive toys when a good old cardboard box can be so much fun!

Sorry for the unclothed child but this was too funny to actually catch her practicing her "swimming!" After the water is gone she likes to "practice" swimming like Mackenzie. Good form!!!

Or she likes to practice her donkey kicks from gymnastics or just lay in the tub!

This is just a little of what she does. If I could figure out how to put video on here then you could see it in person instead of having to imagine through pictures!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


As I was going through pictures I realized most of them were of Brooklyn so I thought I would share a few. There will be more to come. I felt bad there weren't more of Mackenzie but since she is at school all day what do you do. Brooklyn is quit a nut. I can rarely get a picture of her smiling, looking at me, and her eyes are open. Enjoy!

She loves gum and chews it for a long time if I remind her to chew.

She was so excited I actually gave her some!

Chug, chug, chug!

I was trying to get her pigtails but you can't really see them so I thought it was cute

She "practices" piano like sissy

A little confused about potty training, maybe a necklace!

Not sure of her cute pigtails I finally was able to put in!

Trying to do her own hair

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Does anyone else have the same resolution as me to get organized? I am working on it a little at a time. I always thought I was a very neat and organized person but after living in our home for a year now I have found things are still where I quickly put them when we moved in. The "clutter" (to me) is driving me crazy so now I am determined to get this house put together. I am tired of it hanging over my head. It might take all year but it will be worth it! Anyone have any good organizing suggestions?
I am also finally getting my emergency binder completed. Now that we are more or less settled it is time to save my worry and get it done "just in case." A few other things are on the list of organization too. Hopefully I can stay on top of things and finally be organized!! I am actually kind of excited!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Fairmont Hot Springs

New Years day we went to Fairmont Hot Springs and met up with Bryan and Julie Hess. We swam in the indoor and outdoor "hot pools" as Brooklyn called them. Yes we were swimming outside while it was snowing and blowing (didn't have the camera). We had a lot of fun with the Hess'. Thanks for coming!

Flying high

Dad and his girls

Brooklyn taking off

Rare moment with me in the pic!

Brandon took Mackenzie skiing for her first time and she did awesome. Brandon thoroughly enjoyed the bunny hill as they went down about 15 times. Half of those Mackenzie went by herself. I guess if we live where we get to enjoy lots of winter we better take up an activity to pass the cold!

She did take a few spills!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Time to start

I have been wanting to start a blog for some time now and just haven't done it. Thanks to my friend Kaylene I have now officially entered the blogging world but I am still learning how to do things. Hopefully I will write things down more for my own sake and you can enjoy them if you want. Enjoy!
Thanks Kaylene!