Friday, October 31, 2008

Brooklyn has something to say...

The 'floor' is yours Brooklyn...

Also, wanted to say Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Tonight Dave, Brooklyn and I went over to the 'other' Shrewsberry's house to trick or treat! We had loads of fun....It wasn't too cold to start out but once the sunset, man did it get cold!

Here are some pics....Hope you enjoy!


Brooklyn's FIRST Trick or Treat Experence!

Walking back....Brooklyn was tired!


Hope that everyone had a spooktacular night! I can't wait until next year!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Officially a TODDLER!

That is right folks, Brooklyn is officially a TODDLER! She is walking...well, 40 % walking and 60 % cralwing but she can walk.

Here is some video that Dave and I took this evening....Enjoy!

What do you mean she is ~60~

That is something that have been asked for the last few weeks....Who is 60, you ask?

Well, it isn't me! It's my MOM! Here she is, you let me know what you think...


See I told you.

Anywho, since ~60~ is such a milestone birthday, my sisters and I decided to throw our favorite mom a birthday bash.


We actually decided to have a Murder Mystery Themed Party. LOTS of fun! The mystery was called...Murder of the Millionaire. Basically, a dude with millions was killed and everyone that knows him (family, friends, employees) is there to see what he left them in his will. They all want money of course.

Trieva (my sister) and I were a little worried about our family 'getting into character' but they surprising did well. Well, my Grandma was the one who was killed but when the lights went out and came back one had died. It took a few minutes before she realized that she was indeed 'killed'. LOL


After all the killing, mystery solving and yummy cake eating...we found out who killed the Millionaire and the maid (my grandma). You know who it was.....can you guess....


Yup, that is Dave getting arrested for killing the Millionaire and the Maid. I never new that he had that in him. I guess that I should watch my back! HAHHAHAH

When we all finished playing mystery solvers, we sang the Happy Birthday Song and ate cake.


<3 Happy Birthday MOM! You are the best and deserve only that!

It was bound to happen sometime... was bound to happen sometime! Everyone around me, told me that it happened to them and that I should just expect it. I thought, "Not me!" I am aware of everything that goes on.

Well apparently, I am not aware of everything because Brooklyn rolled off the couch not once but TWICE in a period of 4 days.

Ugh.....I know mother of year, right here!

To my defence...the second time it happened it really wasn't MY fault. We were at my parents and Brooklyn was having a rough night sleeping. I decided to sleep on the living room couch with her. Well, she went right to sleep but I laid there listening to her breath.

Here is where it took a turn...

I order to get some sleep myself I needed to leave her on the couch and sleep on the floor next to the couch. So I quietly slipped out from underneath her and laid on the floor to sleep. Finally I could get some sleep too. Everything was great for about 2ish hours...I heard her wake up roll a little. I was able to catch her and move to where she should be.

Well, about 30 minutes later, I feel something fall on me and hear a loudish cry. I awaken from my slumber and realize that Brooklyn had rolled off the couch onto the hardwood floor. Thankfully she took her paci and threw herself on my chest and was out like a light.

Oops....I never thought that maybe I should have kept her awake after hitting her head.

Isn't Brooklyn lucky!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The First Annual Great Pumpkin Patch Maze Race....


Let me first say that, I said this is th First Annual because Shannon and I decided that we need to do this every year! I was so much fun! Shannon, Georgie and I decided that we would continue this race every year and maybe even include a corn stalk torphey to the winning team. That team could even keep the trophey throughout the year. Sounds like a recipe for fun, if you ask me!

Anywho, we went to Rich's Farm GIANT corn maze. The maze was SO big! I was actually nervous about how long it would take us to get done.

Here are the teams:

Men vs. Women

Men's Team - Dave and Doug
Women's Team - Amber, Georgie and Shannon

Goal- To make it through the maze first AND collect all 9 clues in the maze.

Pics during the race! Sorry, boys I don't have any pics of you guys since you were not on our team!

Shannon checking out clue #3...


Georgie and Shannon looking for the next clue...


Me collecting clue #6...


And the winners of the First Annual Great Pumpkin Patch Maze Race are -

Drum Roll Please...........


Here is the picture of Dave and Doug realizing that they LOST....I think that they smelled the sour scent of defeat! LOL


Women - 1 Men - Zip

Same time, Same Place, Next year! I wonder who will win! I bet it's me! LOL

Pumpkin Patch Fun


Last week (I know this is late, but I have been busy) Brooklyn, some friends and I went to Rich's Farm Pumpkin Patch. They have "Kid's Day at the Farm" with lots of super cool activities for the kids.

I was really nervous about going. Not because I thought Brooklyn would be fussy but because I wasn't ready to know this wouldn't be her first time there. Shannon, Patty and I went there LAST YEAR when Brooklyn was only 4wks old.



Yup...that is Brooklyn at 4wks old! Isn't she super yummy and cute! I remember strolling her around 'trying' to get her involved while she wanted to sleep. I even had to nurse her at the pumpkin patch because she was nursing around the clock back then. (Didn't miss that though, LOL)

Even though Brooklyn had a wonderful time playing and trying to walk, I had a hard time dealing with the fact that this first was long gone. I know, I know, I can hear you all saying "It's alright, she will have lots of other firsts!" I know that is true BUT it is still a bit sad to think that her number of firsts are getting smaller and smaller.


Anyway, on to happier things! Brooklyn had a blast! At the farm they had pigs, geese, and a little baby cow. The cow was SO cute and Brooklyn enjoyed "talking" to them. I wish that I would have gotten a video of her "talking" to the animals. To know what she was saying would be awesome!



The farm also had a cool train that was pulled by a tractor (maybe a big lawnmower, I dont know). Each child was able to have their own car and pretend to steer themselves around the farm. I wasnt going to put Brooklyn on at first but I thought, "What the hell...If she doesn't like it I can get her off." I think in my brain I thought that she would secretly hate it and I would have to sweep into the rescue! But I didn't she loved it! I even got it on video!

After the train ride, the kids were ready to go into the kids corn maze that lead to the pumpkin picking patch. Thankfully, we didn't get lost! Shannon lead the way so we made it out pretty fast. Yeah Shannon!


After we made it out, Brooklyn 'picked' a pumpkin and we were off to lunch! When we got to the farm it was really chilly and we needed jackets BUT by the time that were ready to leave it was a steamy 75.....October, My butt!

Well, Brooklyn's Second trip to the pumpkin patch is complete and onto the third trip! EEK!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Just a Quickie....

Man, I really need to get on the blog posting kick again...sorry that I haven't posted as much. I ~promise~ that in the next few weeks I am going to try to post at least once a week.

Anywho, Top Model is on and I am writing during a commerical is the quickie post!

Brooklyn had her 12 month well baby visit yesterday. Here was the play by play:

* Weight 23lbs 10 1/2 ozs (between 75% - 90%)
* Height 30 1/2 ins (between 75% - 90%)
* Head 46.2 cm (between 75% - 90%)
* Iron checked through finger prick...normal
* OKed to have full diet excluding peanutbutter and strawberries.
* Refused MMR vax. we wanted to get it separated out but it is not available so Brooklyn will get the MMR at 2 1/2 years old.
* Got her second round of Polio.

Well, Top Model is back on! Later Gators!