Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas at Cassandra's

On Christmas Eve, we spent the afternoon and evening at my older sister Cassandra's house in North Dallas celebrating their Christmas traditions with their family, which included a fondu dinner, re-enacting the Christmas story, and taking LOTS of pictures with all the cousins.

Christmas at Melissa's

On the Tuesday before Christmas, we spent most of the day at Matt's sister Melissa's house in Azle where we ate another wonderful Christmas dinner and enjoyed each other's company. We also had a gift exchange, and we made out pretty well - that's our dart board Logan is holding in the background. :)

(Yes, Patrick, that is a pink horse Ian is riding... but don't worry, the toy gun in his hand kinda makes up for it.)

Christmas at Michelle's

We spent the Monday before Christmas at my little sister's new house in Garland celebrating their Christmas traditions, which included a wonderful Christmas dinner and making gingerbread houses. Brooklyn also enjoyed playing with her cousin Brynn. They even enjoyed their bath together.

(My house is the one in the back left corner - don't laugh... I had to use the leftovers)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Crawling the wrong way.

Well, she's crawling... but the wrong way. That's right; she crawls - on her hands and knees - backwards. She's happy and excited that she's finally mobile and can go places now. But, unfortunately, she can't see where she's going, so she usually ends up running into a wall or under the couch!

But obviously she doesn't care. She's mobile!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

When I walked in...

I walked into Brooklyn's room after her nap the other day, and, mind you, she had only been awake for approximately 5 minutes before I walked in, I found her like this. Not only was she facing the other way when I layed her down asleep, she definitely had the other half of her body showing.

I thought, "why isn't she crying???" Apparently, she thought it was pretty funny to be hiding behind the bumpers.

I guess it might be time to take the bumpers down. :)

Just for you...

Thought a few of our readers would enjoy this video of some silly nephews of ours at Thanksgiving...

Friday, December 5, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

This was Brooklyn's first Thanksgiving, first road trip, fist trip in general, first time meeting all the cousins, and first time sleeping away from home. We were all very anxious as to how it would all go. Well, it was perfect! She had a great time on the road. We sang songs, played with toys, slept, ate, and slept some more.

She slept well at her grandma's house, too, despite all the noise from all the other grandkids running around. And, I guess her cousins just wore her out during the day, cause she slept well at night, too.

We had a GREAT time spending our days with family. We've missed them all so much.

The meal itself could only have been served at a church building as there were too many people to fit in a house. The food was FANTASTIC and we enjoyed it immensely!

Thanks Grandpa and Grandma for letting us spend Thanksgiving with you. You've made Brooklyn's first Thanksgiving perfect!