Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving Weekend

What a great holiday weekend. It was so nice to have Nick home with us Thursday and Friday. For the first time since July Nick and I both had a day off together! Brooklynn was such a trooper all day Thursday from 10am - 8:30pm with no nap, we left the house around 10am and didn't get back until a little before 9pm. It was a great day filled with family and too much food! (I will be working it all off at the gym this week!)
Friday we put all the outside Christmas lights up, our Christmas tree and most of the inside decorations. We still have to paint our first annual Christmas picture on our front window and once that is done I can set up my Christmas village. Much to my surprise Brooklynn is not touching the tree - I keep telling her "pretty no touch!" and then she pretends to kiss the tree.
Can you believe I ventured out on Black Friday? While Brooklynn was sleeping and Nick was hanging the lights outside I went to Best Buy to get a color picture printer that was on sale for $49 (my printer broke!) and I also went to Toys R Us to get diapers and wipes with their special $10 off coupon. It wasn't that bad - I was surprised.
In Brooklynn news she can now tell you what Santa says. When you ask her what Santa says she says "Ho Ho Ho" Too Funny!
I hear there is a winter storm on the move this way with 4 - 5 inches of snow - I guess it really is Christmas time!

Enjoy the pictures from Thanksgiving - the ones of Brooklynn kissing her cousins are too funny!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Brooklynn had her 15 month check up today. She is perfect! She is now 33 inches tall and 22LBS 8oz. She is pretty tall for her age - I know because she can reach everything now, even open door knobs. Yikes! She got her MMR shot, flu shot and they took blood. She was really upset and crying until they gave her 2 Cinderella stickers. As soon as she got those she was fine!

Here are some pictures of Nick's project. He put crown molding in our room. Thanks Mike for the help!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Finally - painted!

After almost 3 years of our room being white - we finally got it painted this weekend! I am super excited with how it turned out. We were up until 2 am Saturday (that is what happens when you have a 15 month old and a husband that works weekends) Nick is going to put crown molding up this weekend. Our room is tiny - but cute! Next project remodeling the bathroom - after the holidays.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Blog Facelift

I came across a great site with fun backgrounds for blogs (Thanks to the Ollmann's blog ) How fun! Now I can add variety to the blog with backgrounds - how blogriffic! (OK that's cheesy!)
Anyway happy nippy fall day! I think the days of running around outside with just a shirt on are over! Brooklynn loves it outside and it tuckers her out so I am so sad that it is getting cold!

A funny Brooklynn tidbit. She has become obsessed with Cinderella or "Ella" as she calls her. We watch the movie everyday and when you ask her to dance like a princess she hums the Cinderella song and twirls in a circle! A special THANK YOU to Aunt Dina who found her a Disney princess play house for toddlers. She beyond loves it!

Brooklynn started her Gymboree class this week (thanks to Grandma & Grandpa W.) She loves it. The first half of the class she was quiet and watching what was going on and the last half she totally got into it. A little shout out to parents with bratty kids that pull out my Brookie’s ponytail – I don’t care if your kid is tired, discipline should be a must especially when your kid keeps pulling my kids hair and stealing her toys. I am going to be on Mommy Lion patrol next week! Watcha Self!

Check out the video of Brooklynn dancing - it is from September. I will try to get video of her Cinderella dance!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Mourning in the Morning

Well it is final Obama is in. This motivates me to get involved to help bring the conservative mindset back to the country and help in the next elections. In the wake of a Democratic President here are some Reagan quotes to uplift our conservative spirits.

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'
Ronald Reagan40th president of US (1911 - 2004)

The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away.
Ronald Reagan40th president of US (1911 - 2004)

I don't believe in a government that protects us from ourselves.
Ronald Reagan40th president of US (1911 - 2004)

Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States.
Ronald Reagan40th president of US (1911 - 2004)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Keeping Busy on Election Day

Another beautiful day outside. Brooklynn and I decided to keep ourselves busy and play most of the afternoon outside. (Side note - don't burn leaves when it is windy, it stinks! Our neighbor decided to burn leaves and all the smoke was blowing in our yard - now we smell like a bon fire! LOVELY!) Brooklynn played in her car, played with her ball, took a wagon ride and helped me clean the windows in my car.

A special thank you to Aunt Dina for Brooklynn's Bitty Baby doll. She LOVES it! I think we will have to wait and let Brooklynn name her when she can. Right now she calls her "Wahhh Wahhh".

I think my Printer is a Democrat

Yes, can you believe that! All morning I have been trying everything to get my color printer to print out my t-shirt design that I made for Brooklynn to wear today. Go figure my printer will not pick up paper - it keeps saying no papr when it is loaded with tons of paper! I have tried everything and it is not working! What the heck! Well, maybe if Obama gets in part of his spread the wealth plan can include getting me a new printer! Ha! Happy Voting Day!