Sunday, August 23, 2009

Our own little Picasso

We've introduced Brooklyn to finger painting, now, and she has created her first of many works of art. Eat your heart out, Patrick! :P


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Weekend Trip

Brooklyn and I went to visit my little sister Shantel this past weekend in Raleigh, NC. My brother, Dan, and his family also were in town up there, so I got to see a LOT of family. I also got to see little Averi for the first time, and boy was she just the sweetest thing alive. She has been and is going through so much, and she is still the happiest baby.

We got to go to a baseball game on Friday night - Brooklyn's first professional sporting event (another first at Aunt Shantel's without Daddy). Of course, since it was a minor league team, Matt says it doesn't count. ;)
Averi fell asleep like this... she must like her Aunt Nessa. :-)
And, of course, there was some game playing. We didn't get to finish this game, but guess who was winning. ;)
And when cousins get together, there is always the combined bathtime, ....

... and lots of fun to be had.
After we took a walk around a lake and fed some ducks, Brooklyn came home and started doing this. She was also "quacking", but didn't "quack" for me on camera.
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Then it was time to say "goodbye". I said "bye-bye" to Averi and she did this. :D
Shantel and Andrew taking a well-deserved rest on Sunday just before Brooklyn and I left. What a fun weekend we had with Aunty Shanty and Uncle Andrew. Thanks for letting us come visit you and for all the fun we had. And thanks Dan and Tiff for braving the trip, as well. I can't wait to see you all again!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Playing Pretend

I just had to share this. Brooklyn pretends to be a dog crawling around and "woofing". This is her new favorite thing to do, now, and it is so darn cute!

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

As promised...

...here is video of Brooklyn feeding the birds at the Fort Worth Zoo. She had squealed with delight just moments before Matt turned the camera on; I wish we had gotten that, too. :)

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And, here are some random pictures of Brooklyn just being really, really cute these last couple of weeks:

Doing what every girl loves doing... talking on the phone.


This girl LOVES bananas.


Her first Happy Meal from McDonalds! It made her really happy!


This girl loves wearing anything that resembles a hat on her head; Daddy's hats, her bloomers, Mommy's underwear, her pants, boxes, books and even her own hats on occasion. It's rather silly, but very cute.