Wednesday, July 27, 2011

12 Months!

Happy 12 Months SUNSHINE!!!

(I can not believe for her 12 month picture I cold not get her to smile :(...I think she was pretty sleepy haha Oh well!)

Well you are officially ONE already but I wanted to finish off your monthly report for your first year!  So here it is :) I have so loved doing this and enjoyed going back and reading all about your life!  Many things I would have forgotten if I had not written them down! 

Here is what you have been up to this past month:
  • You weigh 18 1/2 lbs and are 29 1/2 inches tall!!  
    • I was super bummed you were not 20 lbs yet when we took you to the doctor cause I am (and I think you are too) so ready to turn you around in the car!  Although rumer has it that you now have to be 2 YEARS OLD...ummm we will see about that ;)
  • You are really good at "Sharing".  You always take a bit of food and  then offer me some....same with your drink, and even rock your baby and then give me your baby to rock.  Not really sure if you know what it means but I always tell you ,"Oh thank you sooo much for sharing (even if I don't take a bit of your food ha) you are just the sweetest!"
  • You drink from a straw :)
  • You are really good at putting the little lid back on mommy's water bottles and you clap when you do because you are proud of yourself :)
  • You are starting to turn into a little cuddler and WE LOVE IT!!!  We rock before nap time sometime which we never did before (you were not a fan!)
  • You are walking a lot and are falling less and less...pretty soon you will be running!
  • You sit on your bottom when I say,"Sit on your bottom Brooklyn." It amazing me how much you know!!  I don't even realize sometimes how much you listen and one day I will say something are you will just do it!! So neat!
  • You LOVE holding and rocking your baby :)
  • You have been sleeping with the little bunny blanket for a while now but latley as soon as I put you down you grab it and kinda wrestle and just hug and love on it till you fall asleep.  I think you guys are going to be buddies ;)
  • You are still waving to everyone.  It is so funny to see people's reactions when you start to wave to them at the store.  The whole time we are at the grocery store you wave to everyone who passes us.  You are so sweet :)
  • You are giving us kisses now and blowing kisses!!!!!!  This is the BEST this ever!  Me and daddy crave your kisses and you like to blow kisses to everyone!
  • Fortunately it wasn't too bad but you caught your little finger in a drawer.  You learned pretty quick because now you are very carful to flatten your hand before closing the drawers.
  • I got very lucky with the BOWS! You don't mind wearing them at all...and even try to put the headband around your head sometimes!  
Bath Time FUN!

Crazy Hair

Mohawk ;)

Ummmm.....which toy should I pick??!

Reading ;)

I had to snap a picture of this!  This is what you do with your feet as you are eating...ha!

Sweet Smile :)

You love the water :)

I found this little handprint on my cabinet the other day.  It made me smile and made me think back to when there were no little handprints to find anywhere....I am so grateful for you!!!

What a wonderful first year it has been!  We love you so much Brooklyn....
you make us so CRAZY happy!!!!

Here are a few vidoes to enjoy :)

Learning to make new sounds...

Playing with daddy....

Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday Brooklyn!!!!

Today you are ONE!  
I made this video for you and I just cry every time I watch it.  What a blessing you are to us! All I can say right now is you are our sunshine and we love you more than words can describe!  We will never forget the day you entered our world and we got to hold you in our arms.  A moment we will never forget!  Keep smiling sunshine and always know how much we love you!!
Mom and Dad

Monday, July 25, 2011

Party Day!!!

It's Party Day!!!!!

Brooklyn's party was the weekend before her real birthday and it was absolutely so much fun!  Since Brooklyn loves owls I decided to go with an "OWL" themed birthday party!  I had so much fun planning and decorating!!  Some things I ordered off of Etsy from a very talented lady (including the invitation above) and some decorations I made.  My family came in the day before so I had lots of help setting up and Grammy (Brad's mom) was a BIG help too!  It was a very fun and relaxing day.  It was important to me that this was not a stressful event.  It was not the decorations or yummy food that made the was seeing Brooklyn surround by those who love her most and us all celebrating this precious first year of her life!

As you can guess I took a TON of pictures! So I made a Smilebox and just posted a few here!

Our Birthday Day Girl!!

I made here cake :)

We took her picture every week in the same outfit.  It was quite a project but glad we did it!  It was so neat to see her change.  Some were pretty funny; she was screaming, or would not lay there are was all turned around or something, but for the most part they are about the same pose.  I have one more week to will be weird when we are not doing this anymore, but so fun to look back on!

Enjoy the rest of the photos!!!

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Smile :)

Sorry for the lack of posting....super busy getting ready for the BIG day!


Here is a quick picture of one little girl who is getting very excited about turning ONE ;)


Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Brooklyn made a new friend.
This sweet little boy is Grayson (one of my BFF's little boy).

I think they like each other ;)

Einstein (Grayson's doggie) was feeling left out and wanted to get in the picture..hehe!

Monday, July 4, 2011

July 4th!

Happy 4th from our house to yours!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Birthday Month!

We made it (well...almost!) ;)  We are officially in Brooklyn's Birthday Month!!  Woo Hoo!!!  I am in full swing party planning mode.  We will be celebrating her birthday with family on July 23rd and we will have a little celebrating with just the 3 of us on her real birthday the following Wednesday!  I had a sweet friend come over and take pictures of Brooklyn.  Hoping to use them for her invitations and as decorations for her party!  Here is a sneak peak....I LOVE them!!!

Happy Birthday Month Brooklyn!!!!!