Saturday, March 20, 2010

Photo shoot!

So I pretend like I'm a photographer sometimes even though I am still far from that, and so I made Brooklynn and two of my sisters my subjects this week. Since it was so nice this past week we went to the park a ton and what better place to get cute pictures of kids? There were a few pictures that turned out well. My favorite is the close up of Brooklynn by the swing. I love her little pouty face =). The picture is perfect...including the cheese cracker crumbs all over her face and the booger in her nose, right? That's how it should be for a kid! =) Brooklynn discovered the joy of digging in sand and dirt this week and I don't think life will ever be the same again! She loves it so much. Dirt and sand keep falling out of her pants and diaper when I go to change her- she goes to town when she finds a pile of dirt! Two of my sisters got to come visit for spring break and we have LOVED having them here. Brooklynn has been in heaven having "big sisters" around and they have helped me a ton! Aren't they all such gorgeous girls!?

Friday, March 12, 2010


Here are some pictures from when we went sledding last week. Brookie loves the cold and she was so happy to be playing in snow! She's tougher than I am when it comes to being cold. My favorite part was her puffy snow suit =)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Time for a post!!!

I feel like such a dweeb. I realized for the first time today since I've started this blog over a year ago, that people comment on blogs! I just read all my comments that I never knew I had and it was exciting. I could definitely have more fun with this whole blogging thing if I know I have the possibility of getting comments! Haha. I am so blog illiterate, but that's ok because I'm learning =). Now that it's been like 3 months since I've posted anything, I figure the suspense of what's been going on in our lives is too much to bear so I guess I could write a little something. Brooklynn is almost 15 months and is such a little wild woman! I love it because she just loves to play and explore and make messes. I really don't mind because I like seeing these good developmental milestones and plus I just think kids should be able to make messes and enjoy their world. She keeps me on my toes though, that's for sure. She is walking, running, and even talking. She can say "Jesus" really clearly which is so sweet. She loves to walk down the halls of church and find all the pictures of Jesus and then wave at him and say "hi Jesus!" She can say a few other words too and will mimic almost any animal sound. I'm slowly weaning her and she is doing really well! I didn't want to traumatize her so I am dropping one feeding per month and that has seemed to be a good pace for both of us. As for Russell, he is waiting to hear back from BYU about grad school (I'm waiting just as anxiously!!). He applied for the MPA program and we should know in the next week. Hopefully it will work out! Oh, last friday we took Brookie sledding for the first time and it was so fun! She looked like a little oompa loompa in her snow suit. I just love that baby! We have been taking walks on nice days and she will just sit down on the ground and start eating leaves and sticks if I don't intervene. She loves playing outside and exploring. I'm really excited for spring and summer so that we can be warm while exploring and playing! She doesn't seem to mind the cold but I do! Anyways, that's our update. Here are a bunch of pictures too. Now if you comment I'll actually read them!! haha!