Tuesday, December 29, 2009
I came across this video of Brooke at 18mos. that I had to share. We had recently been on a long trip with my sister and her kids and Brooke was very interested in watching her older cousins jump. These were some of Brooke's first attempts at jumping. She's having a blast!
Monday, December 28, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
We had a good Thanksgiving with family here in OKC and then headed to McAlester to visit Bill's Dad and family for the weekend after. Bill did some hunting while we were there, but didn't get anything. He was disappointed, but is excited that he found a spot near Thunderbird Lake to go. While we were there we had a small birthday celebration for Brooke since Papa and Mema and all her cousins weren't able to come to her party here. She had fun picking out her cake and always has a blast playing with all the boys there.
Last weekend we watched as Bill's sister, Jesika, married her fiance Patrick. It was a beautiful wedding!
Both girls had well-checks with our pediatrician last week and are doing well. Brooke has really grown a lot! In the last seven months she has grown 7in and 8lbs!! Dr. M was really pleased with her and she cooperated fairly well for a 3yr old! Summer is also doing well and he gave us the go-ahead on solids to add a little more weight on her. She hasn't been too excited about infant cereal, but does take it. Today, however, after her bottle, she was eyeing my banana so we mashed some up for her to try. After the first four or five bites she would turn and just SMILE so big at us. You could tell she REALLY liked the bananas and was attacking the spoon each time! She is well on her way to eating a full solid diet in addition to her milk!
Summer has become known for being quite loud these days. When she's happy and playing she gets very noisy just talking and cooing to herself. I say she sounds like a singing bird...although I wouldn't say it's a pretty song;)
Brooke just loves being a big-sister and is so sweet with Summer. She amazes me with her ability to put puzzles together. She needs no help to put together a 20-30 piece puzzle and only a little help with a more challenging one! She takes after my sister April in this way.
I'm gearing myself up for another challenging semester in school starting in January. Other than that, we are just enjoying each other's company.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Nov '08 - 2 years old
We were blessed to have most of Brooke family and friends celebrate with us last week at McDonald's. Brooke, and her friends, had a great time!
We fell so blessed and lucky to have such a wonderful daughter!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
It was pretty cold out, but Brooke and Summer both did pretty well. By the end of it, Summer had really had it, and fell asleep in the stroller by the time we walked back to the car. We're always so happy with the pictures Sarah gets for us and this time isn't any different! Thanks Sarah!!
Steven and his bride, Crystal
Since our trip we've just been hanging out at home and with family. Summer had a quick check up when we got back to check her weight and she is doing great! She finally got over all the congestion and coughing and is working hard on rolling over! She's managed to roll from belly to back a couple of times so far! Brooke has been enjoying having her friend Nat back with us a few days a week. Here are just a few fun pics...
Helping Daddy clean out the trunk to sell the car.
Brooke and Nat loving their new book "center"
snug as a bug in a Moby
Also, check out the post of our family pictures.