Friday, August 27, 2010

Brooke and Hunter

On august first I started to watch a little boy from my home. I was a little worried how Brooke and I would adjust to another baby in the house. You see adding one more baby is not as easy as meals, diapers and naps, Its about figuring how to split your self in two from love to discipline. Our first week getting to know each other was a little testy to say the least. Brooke did not like having another baby taking Mommy's attention, and Hunter didn't know how he felt about having to take naps in a new bed. Then like magic it all snapped in to place! I have a very busy schedule but I enjoy it so much. I love being able to teach these little ones new things and all the cuddles I get (my little man Hunter is a CUDDLE BUG!!!)
Brooklyn has learned to share mommy and has even helps with putting hunter down for his naps. I can tell she has grown fond of him because on the days he is not with us she is looking for him saying "baby baby". Hunter also enjoys Brooklyn mostly watching from the side lines while Brooke brings him all sorts of toys! ha ha



Thursday, August 26, 2010

16 month word update

Along with a few words I had forgotten last update, here are more of the words I hear throughout our day.

  1. cup
  2. All gone
  3. Feet
  4. Stop
  5. Cracker
  6. Go
  7. Teeth
  8. Tractor
  9. Truck
  10. Bus
  11. Purple
  12. Turtle
  13. Yo-Yo
  14. Apple
  15. Cookie
  16. Banana
  17. Juice
  18. Hi
  19. Good bye
  20. Yuck
  21. more
  22. up
  23. mine

Also she said her first sentence "What did i do" I can tell she is going to be trouble haha!

Looking at this list it amazes me how many words she does know, if hadn't heard them for myself I wouldn't believe she knew this much.Brooklyn is so smart learning at least one new word a day and I am loving every second of it. She is able to communicate her needs and wants so much better. This is one proud momma!!!

15 Months

On August 20Th Brooklyn turned 16 months, so I"ll just do a quick overview of what she has been up to this past month. She has learned about throwing fits (we have a mini melt down at least once a day). I have learned how to calmly handle her fits and explain why or why not something is happening (something I was afraid I wouldn't be able to do). We have also joined a play group so Brooke can play with toddlers near her age. She was really shy at first but as we have more play dates she is opening up more and more. Also Brooke has two new friends Emma and Hunter, She has enjoyed her first trip to the water park with little Emma ( hopefully the first of many play dates) and she looks forward to playing with hunter during the week (she looks for him when he is not here)

Brooklyn and I spent the day outside playing in the pool, blowing bubbles and painting a beautiful picture for daddy.

Weight and height update: 33 inches tall and 25 lbs that puts her in the 90th percentile for height and the 80th for weight (like always)

Friday, August 13, 2010

The C Word

Today marks the start of what is bound to be a long and hard battle. Today we found out my grandpa has cancer, in his lungs,on his liver and in his brain. You may know how close I am with him and my nanny (they are some of the most important people in my life!) Hopefully this is a battle that can be fought and won.
Many people know that my great uncle also has cancer and has been fighting for sometime, all i ask is that you keep them in your prayers. Thank you!