August 16, 2009

Big Girl Bed!

Today we converted Brooke's bed to a toddler bed. We have been talking about it for a while and she was very excited about it. She has never tried to climb out of her crib and she actually usually doesn't even stand up in her crib until we come in her room so we didn't have a good reason to change her to a bed. But, she is getting heavy to put in and out of the crib and at some point we need to get rid of the binky and potty train, so we figured we'd tackle one milestone at a time and that this would probably be the easiest.

After Jason changed her bed this morning, Brooke ran around saying, "big girl bed, big girl bed!" and kept climbing in and out of it. The picture above was not posed, she just climbed in and started reading her book! She did great with her nap today and called for daddy when she woke up and was still laying down in her bed. He had to tell her she could get up! (We are hoping to keep it this way!)

So, hopefully this transition to "big girl" will continue to be this easy. Jason and I did feel a little sad moving our baby out of a crib. On another note, Brooke is telling us that she is going to give her binkie to her baby cousin, so if we haven't gotten rid of it by January, we are hoping to get rid of it then!

It looks like she is posing in this one but she was actually sound asleep! She had been asleep so long we were trying to get her to wake up so she would sleep tonight!)

Here is a pic of our big girl in her new dress Grandma Nickell and Aunt Arianne bought for her!

August 10, 2009

Aunt Jen Visits

Last week Brooke's daycare was closed and Jason had to go to a conference so Aunt Jen came to stay with Brooke while I had to work. They had a great time going to the park, coloring, making art projects and reading a lot of books! Saturday we drove Jen back to KC to spend the rest of the weekend with a friend and got to meet Aunt Arianne for lunch as well. Brooke had a fun time with both of her Aunts! When Jason asked her if she had fun shopping, she replied, "I like shopping, it makes me happy!" She's learning young!

August 03, 2009

Nursery Rhymes and Potty Time

Below are 2 more videos of Brooke "reading." I promise I'm not going to post videos every time she finds a new book, but I know the other one was a hit and these are just too funny not to post! The first one is the nursery rhyme book. Friday we read it and she knew about 3-4 of the rhymes. Saturday, while I was at work she made Jason read each one over and over until she could remember them! As you can see, she now knows them all! (The video was taken on Sunday!)It's a little long and she really doesn't like to be taped, so it was the best I could do.

This one is a potty book I got for her a few months ago. I'm really not sure how she learned this one..we haven't read it to her that much. You can see that she recites some of the pages word-for-word. She also mumbles through some of them! Plus, its pretty amusing to hear her read about peeing in the potty. (which she has no interest in actually doing, by the way!)