Saturday, December 31, 2011

11 months old

Brooklyn turned 11 months old on the 19th.
Our little girl is almost 1.....ONE!!  This year has flown by and we can't imagine life without her. 

She no longer seems like a baby to me....she has grown up so much these last couple of months.  Here are a few things that she is doing now and things I don't want to forget about her at this stage:
  • loves to do "patty cake" - she starts clapping as soon as we start singing and will also "roll it" and "toss it in the air" when it come to that part in the song
  • waves bye and blows kisses
  • likes to push things off her high chair or drop things off the counter and says "ooooooooooh"
  • says "Dada" when we tell her to say Daddy....says "Dada" when we tell her to say Mommy :)
  • loves bananas and has one almost every morning for breakfast...says "nana" when she sees it
  • still eats baby food but also loves real food - she is usually a great eater and eats almost everything we give her
  • is getting so active - she is not very fun to take to church anymore and we come home exhausted every Sunday :)  I couldn't tell you the last relief society or sunday school lesson that I remember.
  • is still usually a great napper and sleeper - she takes a morning and afternoon nap and sleeps from 8pm-6:30am
  • plays by herself for longer periods of time - although now I have to be careful and always know where she is...the other day I ran downstairs to change the laundry and came back up and she had climbed the stairs all the way to the top (she doesn't know how to go down them yet)
  • will NOT wear a bow or headband anymore...sometimes I can distract her and get one on for church, but it only stays in for 10 minutes max - also, will NOT wear socks.  I put them on her every morning and multiple times during the day but she always takes them off.  I've had a lot of people ask me at the grocery store why my child isn't wearing socks when it's so cold outside.
  • has two bottom teeth - got her first tooth at 10 months
  • follows us around wherever we go - my favorite is when I'm in the shower (I usually leave her with a bucket of toys in the living room) and I hear her push the door open, pull herself up on the tub, and stick her little head in the shower to see what I'm doing :)  
And here are a few pictures....I love how many facial expressions she has now and how funny she thinks she is sometimes....

Monday, December 19, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

I have been a slacker at blogging lately...mostly due to the busyness of this time of year. 
I'll try and catch up these next few days while I have some time off before Christmas.

(Sorry in advance for the picture overload!!)

We started Thanksgiving off this year like we did the year when we were dating - John played football with friends and I ran/walked the Turkey Trot.  Rich, Misty, and I did it together and pushed the little girls in our strollers.  It was nice that we didn't sign up for the race and had no pressure of doing well or anything like that - we just took our time, talked, and enjoyed ourselves.  

Brooklyn especially enjoyed the bagels at the end of the race.

 sweet Sophia

Then we headed out to the Cowden's for our Thanksgiving dinner.  We ate, talked, watched some home videos, some played football, napped, relaxed, and had a great time.

 This picture cracks me up - Mike and John looking pretty intense talking about the next play.

Later on we headed to the Bowen's to eat leftovers, play games, talk, and let the grand kids open Christmas pajamas from my parents.