November 30, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

We had a very nice Thanksgiving with Grandma Barb and Grandpa Stuart. Even though mom had to work most of the weekend, Brooke had a great time playing with her grandparents. Here are a few pictures from the weekend.

As you can see Brooke had lots of fun!

Here are some pictures Grandpa took with his remote on his camera.


Mom took these pictures a few days ago and hadn't gotten them posted yet. Coloring is one of my favorite activities. My new thing is to lay on my belly and color. The other one is just my pretty smile!

November 16, 2008

Young Politician

Brooke went with me to vote on election day because I was off work that day. She enjoyed wearing her "I voted" sticker that day. She has quickly learned the name of our new President and loves to say it! I think its pretty funny to hear a 19 month old saying, "Obama"!

Just Like Daddy

Brooke had to try out Daddy's shaving cream today. Who says you have to be a boy to shave with Daddy?

November 14, 2008

The Case of the Disappearing Rake

We have A LOT of big trees in our current house. This is new for us, as all of our previous homes have not had many trees, therefore not many leaves to rake in the fall. This year our entire yard was covered in leaves. Last weekend Jason raked the yard and ended up with way to many leaves to bag. His solution was to load them all in the bed of his truck to take the dumping ground. (I really wish I would have gotten a picture of was quite impressive.) To help unload, he placed our rake on top of the leaves. The next day, he told me the rake was missing..must have blown out or someone stole it?? (This was Monday). Yesterday, it was nice out, so Brooke and I took a walk in her wagon to the park around the corner from our house. We got about 2 houses down and Brooke points and says, "DADDY'S!!!" I looked and there was a rake laying on the edge of the neighbors lawn. I said, "yeah, that's like daddy's rake"...and then I thought, oh wait...maybe it is Daddy's rake! When Jason got home, he investigated, and low and behold...there was our rake, and Brooke had found it! We are very proud of our little detective!

On a side note, it rained all week, so Jason hadn't made it to the dump to get rid of the leaves. Yesterday, he had to drive to Hutchinson, KS (about 2 hours from Manhattan) and by the time he got home, there were no leaves left in the truck! He said he didn't have a single tail-gater the entire trip...I guess that's one way to get rid of leaves!

....the picture has nothing to do with the story. Brooke was very excited about finding her pink cowboy boots and I couldn't not share this picture!

November 09, 2008

Singing in the shower

Friday night when I was giving Brooke a bath, I was telling her Aunt Arianne how she has started singing her ABC's. We asked her to sing them and she went through the entire song, right down to "now I know my ABC's..." Of course, my camera was no where around and I could never get her to do it again as clear as that time. I did get one though and if you listen closely you can here a few letters in there! The other video is of her counting. She gets to 10, she just doesn't always get all the numbers in between! I'm not sure why these videos have to take place in the bath tub, but it seems to be the place where she is most willing to "perform"...good acoustics, I suppose!



(here's your videos, Emily :)

November 06, 2008

Emily and Henning's Wedding

This past weekend we went to Chicago for Emily and Henning's wedding. It was a wonderful weekend. Brooke got to see Grandma and Grandpa, Aunt Jen and Uncle Dave and Aunt Clarissa and Uncle Jason, as well as many other family members. She was very excited to see everyone. She had a very fun weekend playing in the hotel, shopping on Michigan Ave. and especially dancing at the wedding! Congratulations, Emily and Henning! In addition to the slideshow below, There are many other pictures from the weekend, click on this link to see them!