Friday, March 27, 2009

M&M's Please

Brooklynn has been introduced to the beloved chocolate! She LOVES M&M's. I am glad I found something she likes so much now I have a good treat for when I start potty training her. I am going to try next week with the 10 minute timer and wearing actual cloth training pants. I am welcome to any suggestions - I feel lost!

Nick and I took Brooklynn to the Betty Brinn's Children’s Museum today. That is a really neat place. Once Brooklynn found they had a slide that is all she wanted to do. She had a blast! We will defiantly have to go back soon!

Well I hear Brooklynn is up - off to check out my brother's house he just bought! Congrats C.J.! Have a great weekend hopefully with out SNOW!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Yes - it was 72 today!

Wow - what a difference the sun, birds chirping and warm weather can make! Today was FANTASTIC! Brooklynn and I were outside as much as we could be today. We played outside this morning with Ethan and Ella. Then after dinner Brooklynn and I went to the park. She loved it! She even went down the BIG slide all by herself! I am so proud! Funny thing Brooklynn said today: It was very windy and there were lots of leaves blowing around. When we were first outside she kept running from the leaves telling me they were bugs! The funny part is I do not know where she knows what a bug is unless she remembers from last year or from the books we read!

Ready to go to the park!

Happy Girl - Loves to be outside

Going down the little slide

Then the BIG slide...

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Our Chula Vista Weekend

We went to the Chula Vista Water park in the dells last weekend. It was great to have a little get away to help the cabin fever! We stayed in a 2 bedroom condo, with my parents and brother, that was bigger than our house! It was great because we could all hang out after Brooklynn went down for bed or her nap.

We had a lot of fun. The resort was booked to capacity - no open rooms. It was PACKED to say the least. Brooklynn loved going down the slides in the kiddy area. She also loved playing with the geysers of water. It was a little chilly once you got wet, so we didn't spend all our time in the water. My Grandparents came up to spend time with us and we were able to go out to dinner with them to celebrate my Grandma's birthday!!! Happy Birthday Grandma!
Brooklynn was very talkative at dinner and would talk nonstop to the waiter anytime he came to our table. I wish I had my video camera! Needless to say she was our free entertainment at dinner. I uploaded pictures from our weekend to Flickr.

Today was so nice out!!! It got me in spring cleaning mode! I cleaned our bathroom, vacuumed, washed floors, dusted, cleaned windows, cleaned the kitchen and organized our "junk drawers". Next project is cleaning the rest of the windows in the bedrooms and cleaning the blinds! Fun Fun!

Well I am going to attempt to go to church tomorrow and put Brooklynn in the children’s room for the hour I am in church. We will see how this goes... The last time I tried leaving her in there it didn’t go very well! I think it would be good for her to play with other kids and have some time with out me. If she doesn't like it I guess she can sit in church with me :-) Spring is on it’s way!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Green Bath...

Here are some pictures of Brooklynn using her creativity. She loves to paint herself with the bath paints from AVON. I have a little green, candy apple smelling toddler on my hands!

PS. In addition to being a Mom and working part time, I decided I didn't have enough to do and became an Independent AVON Sales Representative - so if you would like a brochure or know anyone that wants AVON or mark items let me know! Also the link to my AVON site is on the right side of the blog! Needless to say Brooklynn will have an endless supply of body paint! LOL...

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I am done with Reality TV

So I am one of the reality TV junkies and I watched the entire season of The Bachelor. After lasts night finale and the After the Show - I am on the verge of going on a reality TV show protest! I had read in STAR the morning of the finale that Jason picks Melissa but then dumps her and ends up with Molly. I didn't believe it. What do you know, that is exactly what happened. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think he should have stayed with Melissa if he truly didn’t love her, but how the heck do you propose to someone and 6 weeks later decide you love someone else? I hope it works out for Molly and Jason, but I would be worried if I were her, he may change his mind... AGAIN….

OK that is my TV rant for the week. In Brooklynn news - she had A BLAST at the car show! I will post pictures. She sat in too many cars or Vroom Vrooms, as she calls them, to count. It was too cute - she would sit in the driver seat and tell you to close the door and then pretend to drive. I love cars, so I guess she does too! Also Brooklynn is down to 1 nap a day. I switched her over last week Wednesday and so far so good. Her morning nap kept getting later and later. It was getting her eating times pretty off schedule. She adapted really well, and so did I. It is a new change for me too, but I was able to adjust and now I work before she wakes up in the morning and while she is up and then again while she naps.

Here is a link to a video from yesterday. Nick brought her balloons home and she LOVES them. Too funny!! Enjoy...