Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Busy Busy Busy

Get ready for lots of pictures...We've been busy girls! :)

Hanging out with Mason and Kai at the new LaPorte BWs.
This will be her Papa Jones's 21st BWs, so her Daddy had this jersey made for him.
She loves to hi-five the chicken...cracks me up!
Planting some seeds with me and Papa.
She went through a couple weeks where she was "cold" and needed to wear a blanket around the
We went to Antioch, IL and visited our friends Chelsea and Tanner! It was a short but well needed mini-vacay! We had such a great time! Hope to do it again soon!

Random pics...

Brooklin is officially 2!!! These pictures are from her joint birthday party with her big brother, Mason who turned 8 one week after she turned 2! We were fortunate to be able to have their party at the LaPorte BWs...fabulous since we both have large families and really enjoyed being able to celebrate together with both sides of the family! The kids had fun! So did I:)!
A few of Brooklin's favorite people: Rei-Rei, Baby Ava, and Ava

Cake time: Batman and Yo Gabba Gabba (thanks to Granny!!)
Brooklin's cousin Ava placed this bow on her head, and it almost made me cry...At that moment, I knew my Grandpa Snyder was there with us (Brooklin's Great-Grandpa always put a bow on his head at Christmas and his Birthday...and we always did the same when we were kids...thanks, Ava, for making me smile;)!!!)

Mason reading to Brooklin, Kai, and Daddy
Hanging out with her best friends, the Yo Gabba characters.
Dorothy is no longer a caterpillar...we were so proud of her;)
Bubbles...her favorite thing to do
Hanging out with her Great-Grandma Shreves.
She received these wings at her birthday and loves wearing them...
Fun with Sidewalk Chalk

On Brooklin's actual birthday, Brooklin, me, and Brandon went to Ft Wayne to see Yo Gabba Gabba Live! (Thanks to Brooklin's Granny who purchased the tickets as her birthday gift)...It ended up being a great show, and a great day for all 3 of us! I was nervous that she might get freaked out, but she loved it...cried when we left because she wanted more Gabba... Probably ranked up there with some of the best days of my life...loved seeing the true joy on her face!

I feel that everyone should blow out candles on their birthday...we arrived home late and so I threw a "2" candle in Brandon's you can tell by the look on her face, she was less than amused and thought we were idiots...she did blow out the candle though. ;)
Daddy helping her on her tricycle skills.
This is what happens when we both wake up
Brooklin's first Easter Egg Hunt of the year...Grandma's bank.
We went to the playground with Daddy, Mason, and Kai...and Minnie Mouse...
Fingerpainting...started off good, ended with tears...
Coloring Easter Eggs at Uncle John and Aunt Amanda's house

Playing with her cousins, Addison and Aiden...and yes, I realize she is wearing a million different patterns and someday she will wonder what I was thinking...oh well...
Brooklin can now say her ABCs...and after playing with her twin cousins who can spell their name (AMAZING!)...we are now working on that. She had her 2 year doctor appointment and all went well. She's 35.5 inches tall and weighing in at 28.8 big girl!
Hope you enjoy the pics!!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Almost 2!!!

Waiting patiently on Mom.
She loves her babydolls!

We are anxiously waiting for daddy's new BWs to open in LaPorte. We are so proud of him for all his hard work that he's put into it! Good job, Daddy!!! We went there and hung out with him for a while the other day. Brooklin's going to be very disappointed when the store opens...she's not going to understand why she can't run all over anymore;)...

All that playing makes for one tired little girl!
Here's our new pet caterpillar, Dorothy. Okay, not really a pet (it's mommy's bio project)...but Brooklin LOVES her! We tell her to grow up big and strong almost everyday...Brooklin's so cute talking to her!
Sticker fun!
Probably not the safest thing...but she does love to climb back and forth...the table is quite often her stage...especially during American
Have I mentioned how much she loves her Papa...

She is growing like a weed...can't believe her 2 year birthday is approaching so quickly!!! She's still very into books, her tv shows, climbing and jumping, dancing, singing (basically entertaining everyone), etc....etc. Testing her boundaries as usual. Miss Independent! Safe to say that the "time out" chair is pretty familiar territory. Although she has her naughty moments, for the most part she keeps me laughing. Such a blessing! Thank you God for letting her bring such sunshine into my are and will forever be Mommy's "sunshine", dearest Brooklin! xoxo
Side note: Please continue praying for healing for my Aunt MaryAnn. AND please pray for peace for the Hacker and Birchfield families...