Wednesday, January 26, 2011

1 Month Check-up

8 lbs 6oz (13th percentile) 21 inches long (20th percentile)

Brooklyn has such a sweet personality, we have loved having her as an addition to our little family. Although I will say she never wants to be put down and definitely doesn't want to sleep at night so we've been pretty exhausted around here. Today I started babywise. I am determined to have her sleep through the night and not have to hold her every second of the day! I don't know why I didn't start earlier, because I used it with Sierra and it worked like a charm! Wish me luck with this little one.

Our little christmas baby

(this pic and the 1st one are a little sneak peak into a photoshoot my sister did. i can hardly wait to see the rest!)

the cute sisters (brooklyn looks a little stunned, it's basically impossible to get a good picture of the two of them together. actually brooklyn usually looks a little stunned when sierra's around. haha)

Monday, January 24, 2011

while my family was down for brooklyn's blessing...

we opened presents (sierra with her horsie from heather's family)

took turns holding Brooklyn

took lots of sibling pictures

wore matching pjs

ate popcorn

ate chinese food

played with cousins

held cousins

played outside

and went to church.

Thanks for coming family! Let's do it again soon!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Brooklyn's Blessing

Brooklyn's blessing day was perfect. My whole family came for it and a lot of Eric's family were already here.
The prayer circle included Eric, my dad, Eric's dad, Ryan and Kye (Eric's brothers) Brandon (my brother) Ken (brother in law) Shawn Atkinson (our good friend) and Bishop Brady.
Brooklyn was perfect during it and looked beautiful in a dress that mom made (also perfect).
the whole group
de Jong side
Stephenson side

My sister, Heather's, family
my cute siblings
Brandon, Heather & Amber
in the adorable little slip

with grandma, the dress maker
proud, happy grandparents
Thank you so much to everyone who came! It made the day so special-we love you all!

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Sierra got finger paints for christmas and couldn't wait to use them! She was so cute and funny with them. She loved it!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Christmas Day

We spent christmas morning together as a new little family. It was nice and relaxing, and so fun to see Sierra get really into it this year. She was so funny and LOVED all of her presents.

We spent the evening at Eric's parents house

Sierra finished off the night by vacuuming & loved every minute of it. haha