Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cupcakes & Ice Cream

...not the real kind. Although I do wish I had a cupcake to snack on right now. Remember when my mom came to visit and we stayed up all night making Sierra and Brooklyn t-shirts? No? Well, we did and here are the pictures! I think they turned out so cute! (i guess i kind of already posted some pics of Brooklyn in this in my last post. fail.)

it's so hard to get a decent picture of your kids when one can't sit up yet. Brooklyn kind of looks like a zombie in the last picture.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The little 4 month old

Well, she's almost 5 months old at this point. Ever since I got my iphone I hardly ever open my laptop! Therefore blogs don't happen very often.
At Brooklyn's 4 month check-up, she weighed 11 lbs 6oz (10th percentile) and was 23 1/2 inches long which was, i think 25th.
She hated her shots again but was a lot better afterwards throughout the day than last time.
Right now she:
-has outgrown most of her nb clothes and is wearing almost all 0-3 mo now
-rolls from front to back and back to front
-sleeps on her belly
-sucks on her fingers
-loves her bath but hates getting out
-LOVES her sophie the giraffe toy
-loves her swing, which is so nice since Sierra hated it (so it wasnt a total waste of money!)
-is on a good schedule but always cries herself to sleep which i hate!
-loves being bounced on daddy's knee
-sleeps through the night usually between 6 and 8 hrs and then goes back down for about 3 or 4 hours. it's been so great! now if only we could get ourselves to bed before midnight we'd be in great shape!

She is so cute right now and is really easy to get smiles amd laughs from. She really is such a joy to have in our family. Sierra loves her (sometimes a little too much)and she has such a sweet temperament.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Good Friday, Easter & Oma

Last week we drove to Canada for my Oma's 90th Birthday. It was so fun to be back home (it's been a year) and see all of my family and friends there!

This was on the Good Friday walk with my sister and our friends growing up-Robin and Sarah. Now we each have 2 kids! I haven't been back for the good friday breakfast and walk for YEARS! So it was fun to be there for it this year.
Katrina, Sierra and Talia with their walking sticks.
Me and Sierra with my dad

Little sleeping Brooklyn
my cute nieces: Talia holding Brooklyn above and Katrina below

my mom was being ridiculous putting this bonnet on Brooklyn haha poor girl
Amber and me after dinner with Russ and Eric at Crabby Joe's
Sierra's easter baskets. I wanted to do something outside for her but it was so cold and rainy that day.
My mom with her granddaughters. Katrina, Brooklyn, Sierra & Talia
Oma with Brooklyn. Funny story. She kept telling everyone that Brooklyn was 'heavy'. We were just like 'I guess so....She's in the 10th percentile, but whatever" lol Later we find out that she was hinting that she was getting tired from holding her. Oops. Sorry Oma. :)
All my cousins on my dad's side. It's so fun to all be together again. We grew up really close and saw eachother all the time. I miss them!
Everyone with Oma, the birthday girl!
Girl cousins (minus Heather) Kimberly, Amber, Joanna, Hilary, Vanessa & Denise my cousin Rob holding Brooklyn

This is my Oma with her niece Mannon who flew all the way from Holland to be at the birthday party and to meet all of her relatives in Canada. It was so cool to meet her and she was so sweet! She brought back presents for EVERYONE!

Me and Amber with our cute 'little' brother Brandon.

Looking at these pictures makes me want to go back and visit again already!