Saturday, February 7, 2009

Are you missing us?!

With a much more mobile and active Brooklyn we've been quite busy with lil time to update the blog. Brooklyn definately plays and explores a whole lot more. I would barricade her in the office with me so I can catch up on blogging, but I find that I spend more then half my time trying to keep her away from the wires and plugs under the computer desk. Not a really baby proof office. Lolo Pike also came from Fargo to viist us the past few days. We just got back from taking him to the airport. We were busy spending time with him. Short visit!!! We're hoping he can come down and finally make a more permanent move, but we have a feeling it'll take Jamey, Rhonda, and the boys to move here first for Pike to finally make the move. Lolo Pike and Brooklyn...some quality time together....



Brett, Lolo Pike, Brooklyn and Monkey.....






Story behind the monkey....We were at Barnes and Noble browsing thru the kid section...Brooklyn was playing with a lil stuffed elmo and when she saw the monkey she left Elmo high and dry and dove straight for the monkey. She wouldn't let it go and Daddy caved and bought it for her. She needed a monkey with a tail to be just like her big cousins Michael and Marcus.


Brooklyn's really working on walking these days....





She manages to pul herself up in her "car" and take it for a spin thru the family room. The only problem is there is no steering wheel to make turns with the car and we didn't purchase the car with a reverse option. So she goes straight for a lil then she hits the wall and then she gets out of her car and crawls the rest of the way....



Brooklyn only really uses her puppy binky only for sleep time while in the crib, but this day she manages to sneak her puppy out of the crib with her and decided to show him the sights of the house and take him around with her....



Brooklyn's trying to learn some yiddish here....remember this book Keri?! OY vey!



excuse the booger hanging out of her nose.....she still looks dang cute!...she can make any booger look good!


So we're still teaching her sign language, but my lord she much rather talk...makes no sense, but we've been calling her Gabby lately since she's 1) talking up a storm and keeping herself entertained with her stories she telling herself and 2) she just loves the show YO Gabba Gabba!. Alright....I am sooo not a fan of that show, the host creeps me out, but Brooklyn can sit thru the whole show quite entertained.



She loves her shows so much, she crawls right up to the TV and I think wants to join the fun in the TV itself.... I am starting to limit her TV watching and only save it for desperate measures, like when I have to shower and get ready for work or when I need to finish cooking dinner so it doesn't burn.


Brooklyn is quite the happy and content baby...I say that in hopes to not jinx myself one day. She so easily amused and I just can't get enough of her laughs!!!!!



I can't believe how fast she is growing! She is nearly 8.5 months old and It's hard to beleive that Brett and I are talking about her 1st birthday party already! I'm thinking Luau...we'll see!

Here's my pretty baby girl....alright, so I might be biased, but I can't get enough of her!!!




Daddy can't get enough of her either!




Last set of pics I want to share are from the other night after Brooklyn's Berry Feast! I have to hide them from her until after she's done with her veggies because she goes nuts for them! And she insist on feeding herself. She doesn't get them all the time because the mess is a pain to clean, but well worth the entertainment we get from watching her.




Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Brett and I have Lily our babysitter and Todd (her hubbie) coming over to watch Brooklyn so we can enjoy a night of dinner and cocktails with friends!

3 comments:

Nicole said...

She is seriously the smiliest baby I know...I can't believe you haven't had more professional photos of her taken...but I guess when you can get such great ones yourself, why spend the money. I also can't believe how well she is walking with that push toy...she will definitely be walking before her 1st b-day. Hope you enjoyed your night out.

Becky said...

oh my goodness, look at her cruising around. she'll be chasing amaya around before you know it.:-) crazy. love the pic of her with her puppy paci. the look in her eyes is "darn, i'm busted." so cute.

The Banks Family said...

AWWWW such cute pics! She is such a pretty girl! LOVE the strawberry pics!!