Saturday, January 26, 2013

Brooklyn - 2 years old

Let the 'terrible 2's' begin!!
 (although I think they did months ago :))
I can't believe I have a 2-year old.  It feels like Brooklyn has been in our family forever...(well she has all but 10 months of John and I's marriage) and I can't imagine our lives without her.  

I took her to the doctor this week for her 2-year check up.  These are her stats:
Weight: 28 lbs (60%)
Height: 34 in. (56%)
Head circumference: (99%) yup, still has her mom's big head!

Brooklyn is quite the gal.  She cracks us up all the time with the things she does and says.  Some things about her at this age:

She is smart - knows her colors, the ABC song, counts to 10, knows and sings lots and lots of songs.
She is a great talker - sometimes a little too good and repeats everything I to the car next to us.."Come on guy, GO!"  
She is dramatic - she is definitely a girl!  I love her facial expressions when she talks and how dramatic she can be.
She still gives the best dirty looks.
She is funny.
She is my little helper.  She will do things that I ask her too, throw away garbage, get me a diaper for Jake, put things in the laundry, pick up toys, etc.
She is independent.  Everything now is "Brooklyn's turn" when she wants to do something for herself.  
She is a good big sister.  Jake still adores her and watches everything she does.  I love leaving them in a room together and listening to what goes on.  I hear her say things like "you like that Jake?" or "I help you Jake" or "no crying Jake!"  She usually takes away his toy and gives him one she doesn't want to play with (we are working on that).  
She loves to dance.  She has some good moves too!  I love looking in the rear view mirror when I'm driving and seeing her head bob to the beat.  
She is potty trained!!!!!! (more on that to come)    
She is my buddy.  I love how she randomly throughout the day comes up to me and says, "I love you Mommy"...followed by a kiss and a hug.  She is my best little friend.  I am so lucky to be her mom.  
Every year on birthdays I want to start doing a little 'interview' about their favorite things, probably starting at age 2.  Here is Brooklyn's this year:
How old are you?  " 2!"

What's your favorite color?  "pink"

What's your favorite thing to eat?  "FOOD!  ....and pizza too."

What's your favorite treat?  "CANDY!"

What's your favorite animal?  "Rhino"

What's your favorite book?  "letter and tree one" (which is Chica Chica Boom Boom)

What's your favorite song?  "5 monkeys" (5 little monkeys)

What's your favorite movie?  "Ariel......Ursula mean."

Who's your best friend?  "Brookin" (Brooklyn)

What's your favorite thing to do?  "dance....and sing too...and crackers."  ???

What's your favorite primary song?  "Sunbeam"

What do you want to be when you grow up?  "HANNAH!"    
I also want to start writing down the funny things she says...because I want to remember these one day.  Here are just a couple:

I was in the bathroom and had shut the doorShe came up to the door and said, "PUSHHHH Mommy.  PUSHHHHHHHHHHHH!"  

We were in Target and walked by the women's section where the bras are displayed.  Brooklyn points and yells "BOOOOOOBS!!" 

I was helping her go potty and she went #2.  She looked at it and said, "Whoa, big one."


  1. HA HA Beck she is so dang cute and grown up. I loved reading about her little personality and how much she has changed. She is so much fun and full of spunk. Crazy how fast 2 years can go. I still remember you sending me a picture the day she was born.

  2. Haha, she is so cute!! I love the crusty's she gives. She is SO smart, and I can't believe she is already potty trained!

  3. She is is funniest, craziest, cutest little girl! I swear she has already packed 4 years of smart, sass & personality into 2 years! I love that she said she wants to be Hannah when she grows up!

    We love you too Brooklyn!!

  4. She is the cutest little girl. I loved all the cute things she said. Those are priceless.