Thursday, October 30, 2008

Field Trip

Brooklynn went on her first field trip. Well, I took her to Swan's pumpkin farm with my cousin Amy and her children. It was so much fun! Brooklynn got to see the goats, Llamas,a cow, a baby cow and a duck. Instead of petting them she wanted to kiss them! We took the kids on a hayride too! She loved it and was watching all the other kids on the ride. (we sat in the middle of a school on a field trip) Enjoy the pictures on Flickr.

This weekend I will download the pictures and some video from trick or treat. Brooklynn did really well and lasted 45 minutes in the windy cold! We are off tonight for the day up at Lake Winnebago! Can't Wait!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Pumpkin Time

We carved our pumpkins last night. Brooklynn just wanted to hug and kiss her pumpkin and wanted nothing to do with the pumpkin guts. Every time we asked her to touch the guts - she said no and shook her head. Nick carved a puppy on her pumpkin and a scary (not very scary) face on his and I carved a skeleton. I think next year Brooklynn will be more involved in her pumpkin face design. Happy Gloomy, Rainy Monday!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fall Fun

Brooklynn had a very exciting day today. We played outside for a long time with Gradma & Grandpa W. It was gorgeous out! How I love this time of year! When Nick got home we went and picked out our pumpkins at Annette and Jim's. Brooklynn happened to find a glowing hot wheel car in the driveway - which took the excitment away from the pumpkins. Tomorrow is an eventful day we (Brooklynn & I) are headed to Janesville for Colton's (Brooklynn's cousin) First Birthday! Then we are carving pumpkins when Nick gets home. Stay tuned for some pumpkin carving pics!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

My Little Pony

Brooklynn's hair is long and getting crazy! I don't want to cut it - so today after putting her pony tail in about 20 times and her taking it out and then telling me "on" to put it back in - SUCCESS! She left it in! I think it is too cute in a retro 80's side pony kind of way. The fun of having a little girl!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Pee-Pee on the Potty!

Yes she did! Brooklynn went pee-pee on her potty! Nick and I are SO EXCITED! We bought her a potty chair a couple weeks ago so that she can get used to it. She is still too little to start potty training (I am going to start in January), but we have been putting her on her potty while we are filling her bath and today she went!!!! Yes we are very excited over a little tinkle!

Getting Crafty

I wanted to make Brooklynn a cookie trick-or-treat bag since she is going to be cookie monster for Halloween. So I went and bought a sewing machine. I didn't have one and have had to rely on my Mom to sew things for me. I decided it is about time I learn how to sew. I am already done with her cookie "bag." It turned out cute and pretty good for my first sewing project since 7th grade home ecomomics. I now have a new interest in learning how to sew and wish I had the money and time to take sewing classes. I want to be able to make valences and decorative pillows for Brooklynn's big girl room. It will really help save $$$.

P.S. I am still going to the gym - I am going 5 times a week and I go super early in the morning so that I am home by the time Brooklynn is up at 8 am. I LOVE IT! I am disappointed that I haven't lost a bunch of weight in the last 2 weeks. I have been working my tail off and really watching what I am eating. I am sure it will start to fall off - I just have to keep plugging away.

Friday, October 10, 2008

This is GREAT!

You may have seen my Great Uncle on TV from the convention yesterday. Here is the clip of his comment it starts around 2:30. Way to GO!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

My Tidbit for the day

Now I promise I will not blog something political everyday; however, after seeing this I couldn't help it.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

On the News

In the midst of my anger from my 2nd McCain sign being stolen - I called channel 12 news. They came out and interviewed me yesterday and I was on the 6 o'clock news. Here is a link to it.

They were here for about 30 minutes and I got 3 seconds of air time....

Here is the sign in my window.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Stolen Signs...

Those of you who know me - know I am very conservative politically. It is no wonder who I am supporting in this up coming election. Would you believe I have had 2 McCain signs stolen from my front yard! Both have not even made it 24 hours. I am beyond furious! I am all for difference of opinion. If you support Obama - that is your choice - just don't steal my SIGN! If this is what kind of people who are going to vote for Obama, there is no reasoning with them, since they already believe in stealing. Here is something interesting to listen too. Really makes you think. Are we headed for a socialistic society if Obama gets in? I buy my own health insurance – and there is NO WAY that I want the government in charge of my family’s health care!