With all the stuff to talk about regarding Summer, I feel like I've neglected talking about her sweet big-sister Brooke. Now that she's not "the baby" she seems like such a big girl, and I don't want to forget all the sweet things she does at this age.
Brooke still LOVES to do puzzles. She'd been getting bored with the puzzles she has; so much so, that she would dump out three or four at a time and do them all at once (if that makes sense). So, during our nightmare trip to Lakeshore and Barnes and Noble a couple of weeks ago, I bought Brooke her first jigsaw puzzle. When I got it home and opened it, I was afraid it might be a little too advanced for her. It's a 35 piece puzzle and is meant for ages 4&up, but she's a whiz at it already. She needed some help and guidance the first couple of times, and now she can complete the whole thing by herself. She's hardly touched her old puzzles since we got it.
I was trying to get the "ABC" song on film...no such luck
Just recently she's begun to think she's funny. She'll say some random thing and just crack up laughing at her self. A few weeks ago, it was the word "pinkie toe." She would just randomly say it and then crack up laughing. You know, that kind of laugh that is contagious even if the joke isn't funny. Last night in the car, she said she was a "super turtle" and thought that was hysterical. Then we started saying "cowabunga dude" and she went nuts.
She loves to help Bill with anything and everything. If he's going outside to unload his trailer, work on his mowing equipment, the jeep; whatever it is, she wants to go along and help with everything. She loves to have a playing partner these days and constantly says to us, "lesh pay bocks," or "lesh pay puzzle."
I've been wanting to get Brooke her first bike for her next birthday but haven't found one yet. Last weekend we were celebrating her Aunt Jesi's birthday at her brother-in-law's house. His little girl, who is almost four, had a little scooter that Brooke decided to try and she LOVED it. I was so impressed that she figured it out so quickly. We might look for ones of these for a Christmas gift to go along with a bike. After hearing the older kids say this to their parents, Brooke said for the first time, "watch this mommy," as she went down the sidewalks.
Rayley's helmet was a little big on Brooke.
Brooke really likes to sing lately too. Her favorite songs are, Jesus Loves Me (she calls it Jesus Loves You even though she sings "me"), The BIBLE, 5 Little Monkeys, and 5 Green and Speckled Frogs. I've tried desperately to get her sweet singing voice on film, but instead, I got this....
So that's what I have in my head now about our not so little, Brooke!