Monday, January 21, 2013


Brooklyn turned 2 last Thursday.  I cannot believe she is already two!  She has been so excited to tell people she is two, but on her birthday she kept telling us she was 5 like Logan.  When she woke up on her birthday her presents were wrapped and waiting on the couch for her, but David wasn't awake yet so I told her she had to wait.  She could hardly stand the waiting.  She kept walking over and trying to sneak opening one.  Then she would try to go in and wake David up.  She was so excited!

She loves opening presents.  She would tear a teeny piece of wrapping paper off and hand every single one to David for him to throw away.

Logan had a dentist appointment that morning that David took him to so Brooklyn and I just hung out at home for a bit.  She loved playing with her new toys.  After they got home Brooklyn chose Mcdonalds for her birthday lunch.  After lunch we went home and she took a nap and then later that night we went to my parents and had donuts.  She had so much fun on her birthday and I seriously can't believe she is two!

We went to the Dr. today and her stats are:
Weight: 23 lbs.- 21%
Height: 32 in.- 6%

Some things about Brooklyn at 2 are:
-She still has her curly curly hair.  I love it so much and I hope she always has it.
-She says 6-7 word sentences and can definitely let us know what she wants.
-She is still a Diva, but has calmed down quite a bit.  Not nearly as much screaming as she used to.  
-She is very small.  He 6 month old cousin only weighs 2 pounds less than her.
-She absolutely loves dolls.  She loves to feed them and change their diapers.  She also really loves real babies.  I really think she will be a great big sister...someday.
-She loves Logan a lot.  Every time he is at school she can't wait til we go pick him up.  But she also picks on him like crazy.
-She is starting to get better about actually eating.  Its been really nice having her actually try things instead of just refusing to eat.
-She wears the same size diapers as her 6 month old cousin which is size 3. 
-She loves candy.
-She really likes to dance and will often have me get up and dance with her.
-She loves clothes and shoes.
-Her favorite color is pink.
- She loves to sing I am a Child of God, Jesus Wants me for a Sunbeam, Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes, and Do as I'm doing.  She really loves to sing anything, but those are the ones that she will just all of a sudden start singing on her own.

She has been so much fun lately.  I love mornings where its just the two of us and we can play and talk and just have fun together.  

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Elf on the Shelf

We love having our elf, Elfie, here for the holidays.  Logan was really worried that he was going to forget to come to our house this year.  David assured him that when our Christmas tree was up, he would come.  And he did.  Logan was way into Elfie this year.  The very first thing he did each morning was find where Elfie was hiding and what he was doing.

1. Toilet papered the Christmas tree.
2. Hung on the front door.
3. Played Atari.
4. Brought some presents for the kids.

1. Climbed in the bowl of Halloween candy.  All of that candy ended up finally getting thrown away after the new year.
2. Climbed in a stocking.
3. Played with the kids light toys from Zoo Lights.
4. Roasted marshmallows.

1 and 2. Drew on our family pictures.
3. Spelled Be Good in M & M's.
4. Hiding in a box.

1. Played a game with stuffed animals.
2.  Hanging out in the bathroom.
3. Brought me my stars for my Willow Tree Nativity.  I wanted them really really bad and was totally surprised.
4. Playing with Logan's new Hot Wheels track.

1. Eating some Christmas candy.
2.  Just hanging out on a shelf.
3. Turned the milk pink and green.
4. Hanging out in the tree.

1. Hanging from the light.
2. Brought the kids a little gift.
3. Changing Brooklyn's baby's diaper.
4.  Trying to slide down the railing.

1, 2, and 3.  Painted the kids noses.
4.  Reading a Christmas book.

Logan already can't wait for him to come back next year.  He left a little note for the kids right next to the plate of Santa's cookies.  Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture, but he did say he was excited to be back next year.