Sunday, May 31, 2009

Mad Dash

Today Brooklynn refused to "sit" in the cart while I was at the store. That made for an interesting shopping adventure, mind you I was only at Office Depot trying to find A7 envelopes for her birthday invitations. (Why doesn't any store carry A7 envelopes? How frustrating!) She thought it was funny once she was out of the cart to run away from me in every direction possible! I spent most of the time chasing her in the store. I felt like one of "those" parents that are stared at for having a naughty child! Lovely!

On a crafty note - I discoverd digital scrapbooking this weekend. It allowed me to create SUPER cute invitations for Brooklynn's birtday and an AWESOME card for my parents anniversary. Coolest part is that you can GOOGLE and find all free digital scrapbook downloads from papers, embellishments and fonts. I think I may switch to doing digital scrapbooking - way cheaper than actual scrapbooking. Coolest part - you can print your pages at shutterfly.
Here is the front of the card I made for my parents anniversay. Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad!

Friday, May 29, 2009


The other night Brookie and I were running errands. She ended up drinking her entire sippy cup of water. I never thought to change her and wouldn't you know she was soaked! Of course I didn't have a change of clothes for her and we still had to stop at babies r us. So she went to babies r us in her diaper and a t-shirt. LOL - at least she had her rain coat on which is a bit longer, but still. On our way home we were listenng to Kiss fm and the song Blame it came on. Brooklynn yells to me "No Mommy play Boom-Boom-Pow" She loves the new Blackeyed Peas song. I guess I can say she has good taste!
Enjoy this video - this is how Brooklynn likes to play Patty-Cake!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Crazier than Chuckie Cheese

Friday Nick and I took Brooklynn to Stonefire Pizza. Wow was that crazy. Lucky for us it wasn't super busy. Brooklynn liked it a lot. Especially the ice cream. She had a blast walking around and "playing" the games. Half the time we didn't even have to put any credits in the machine... Shhhh! She had the most fun at the water table. Here are two videos from our night. One she really got into shooting hoops(I taped the second time she did it - of course the first time she did it she was into it and her shooting percentage was way better!) and the other she is feeding herself and her Daddy ice cream.

This video is funny - this is what happens when Mommy tries to work and Brooklynn is quiet.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Passed Out

This is what happens when you are 22 months and wake up 1.5 hours early in the morning.

You are too tired to make it through Elmo... I was wondering why she was so quiet!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A little rain is OK - I guess

Yesterday we were outside for every bit we could - so Brooklynn is upset that we can not go outside today. She is a bit whiny probably due to the fact that she woke up 1.5 hours early today.. YIKES!

We had a great Mother's day hope everyone did too! We had my parents and Nick's parents over for dinner. Brooklynn loved showing off how she rides her scooter.

"Helping" Daddy - she even was pretending to read off the funny!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Girl's Best Friend

If you come around Brooklynn, one of the first things she will say to you is: "Casper chew baby" - yes Casper chewed her baby doll's foot off like 6 months ago and she will not let it go. She has now added to her "Casper stories" "Casper step on big toe" and "Casper run fast". Casper did step on her big toe and he is always running fast(sometimes into things). Casper has really been great with Brooklynn. She can go up to him while he is in his bed and pet and hug him. She gives him treats and makes him sit before he takes it from her hand. She LOVES that dog!

OK before I go here is my "Bad Mom" story in light of Mother's Day tomorrow. Tonight I went grocery shopping and Nick took Brooklynn for a bicycle ride. He had the house keys so after I was done shopping I called him to see where he was. He stopped at our friend Shawn's house. We visited for awhile and Brooklynn played with their kids. She LOVES it there. It was getting dark out so Nick put Brooklynn in the car seat and I got in the truck and was waiting for Nick to load the bike in the truck. He told me I was going to have to ride the bike home because he had stuff in the back of his truck and the bike wouldn't fit. Soooo, I got out of the truck and closed the door and got on the bike. Nick walked over to the truck and tried the door it was locked!!! He then asked me for the keys, well I had placed them in the cup holder - in the TRUCK!!! OMG we locked Brooklynn in the truck!! No big deal I guess, right??? So I biked my tail home as quick as possible, got the extra set of truck keys and drove back to Shawn's. Brooklynn had no clue what was going on, she was trying to get her shoe off.... Oh my goodness!!!! It's funny now... I still think Nick was the one who locked the truck...

Hope all the Mother's out there have a fabulous day tomorrow!!! Here's to the hardest, but most rewarding job in the world!!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Today was very productive so far. Brooklynn the last two nights has been waking up in the middle of the night. I do not know what is up. I think I am going to try to get her in bed by 9:30pm - she has been staying up until 10pm. Hopefully that works! Anyway so on to my productive morning - Up at 5am, worked for an hour, went to the gym and worked out, went grocery shopping at Woodmans, fed Brookie breakfast and worked a little more.

So since I was ahead of schedule today,I decided to bake a banana bread and not waste my brown bananas. Brooklynn being the helper she is wanted to help me. So I pushed a chair up and she helped me puree the bananas and cauliflower (BTW the banana bread I made has pureed cauliflower in it - anything to get more veggies in Brooklynn)So after pureeing the bananas I put them in a bowl. I turned to get the flour and when I turned back - Brooklynn was trying to dump all the pureed bananas into the measuring cup. AHHHH! My first instinct was to get mad - but I realize she was trying to help. SO I didn't yell at her but I did put her on the ground until I got it all cleaned up. Needless to say I had to use the bananas that were all over the counter. I just cleaned my counter so I think it will be OK - it isn't like I am giving the bread away as a gift or anything.... So I will let you know how this bread turns out and if it is good with the cauliflower in it.....
The recipe is from Deceptively Delicious
**** Update: The bread was good. I would say it wasn't the best banana bread I have had - but it was really good considering it was made with whole wheat flour and cauliflower!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

What a beautiful day to Paint!!

Yes - painting is Brooklynn's new FAV thing to do. This morning while I was baking a cheese pound cake for Papa Jim's (Nick's Dad) birthday, Brooklynn was painting away. Maybe she is an artist in the making! Hope everyone enjoyed this gorgeous day!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Brookie's House

Well I can not believe that it has been over 2 weeks since my last post. We have been pretty busy. Easter was great I put some pics on Flickr.

Thanks to Grandma Joyce's great shopping skills, Brooklynn got her very own playhouse!!!! It is an early birthday gift from us and Grandma & Grandpa Fucile. I have been looking and looking and Joyce came across the deal of the year!!! It is big enough for an adult to go inside. Brooklynn loves it. Her and I even washed it last Friday when it was super warm. Brooklynn got soaked head to toe, but it sparkles now!

Brookie and I also got to watch cousin Brandon this Monday. It was so fun. Brookie did well, she just wanted to always kiss and hug him and he eventually just wanted her to leave him alone. We had to put him in one of Brooklynn's princess bibs - too cute!!!

Can I just say that the terrible two's starts early!!! Brooklynn is defiantly saying "no" to everything and anything and throwing fits left and right, where if she doesn't get her way she bangs her head on the floor. Time outs are a daily occurrence now... The fun begins!