Monday, August 25, 2008

I'm SO proud! ; )

Caleb discovered a new talent this afternoon! He decided that sucking his thumb was overdone and wanted more of a challenge. So, he moved on to his big toe! He was in his seat on the way home from picking Brooklynn up from school. I snapped a few shots and saw that his little toe is even wrinkled! He must've been sucking on it the whole way home ( I forgot his paci at home!)!!!


We had Brooklynn's birthday party at her gymnastics center on Saturday! It was crazy fun! The kids went crazy on beams, bars, trampolines, and mats! Here are a few snapshots from the day!

Some of the kiddos with Brooklynn on the 'throne'
Yummy Cupcakes with sprinkles!
Get a load of that face! She loved being the Birthday Girl!
Caleb LOVES ice cream! He couldn't get enough!
Emma (cousin) being sassy!

Maybe she'll take the gold like Shawn Johnson!
Emma Lou on the beam! She was a natural!
Flipping on the mats!
Kylee Beth jumping on the Tumble Trak! This kid is so gifted it's scary! Summer Games 2024--she's gonna be there!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Summer Games 2024

We had our second night of gymnastics yesterday, and it was amazing to watch the girls exploring new activities and talents.

Brooklynn has her class first, and she's doing a great job so far. They do all the expected things for a beginning gymnast: stretches, trampoline, forward rolls, log rolls, etc. Her favorite is the rope swing into the pit (full of foam blocks).

Kylee's class is up next and is basically a 45 minute session of free play around the gym. The kids get to play on whatever catches their attention, and it's been fun to watch Kylee try her hand at several new tricks. She, too, LOVES the rope swing. She's great at the bars for such a little thing. She loves hanging upside down. Last night, however, she shocked us all with her death-defying leaps off the beam into the pit! It was crazy to see her jump from such a high (not to mention tiny) perch!

We can't wait to see what she does next week! I'll have more pics then!

Monday, August 18, 2008

She has a point....

Today, on our way home from school, Brooklynn was getting a bit sassy with me. I told her she'd better watch her mouth to which she responded, 'but Mommy I can't see my mouth"! SHe was seriously confused--there was no sass in her voice.

It was too funny and I couldn't stop laughing long enough to explain myself. Oh well, maybe next time!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Teachers must live at school!

So Brooklynn has been in school about a week and a half now. Every morning the same teacher is there to welcome her into class. This teacher, Miss Nicki, also attends our church. On Sunday, Nicki spotted Brooklynn playing and went over to say hello. The conversation went something like this:

Nicki--"Hi, Brooklynn! How are you this morning?"

Brooklynn--"Hi! Who are you?"

Nicki--"Who am I?! I'm Miss Nicki, silly"

Brooklynn---"In a DRESS?!!!"

You see, the teachers at her school all wear these super cute pink scrubs with their name stitched on them. So, clearly, teachers live at school and always wear scrubs!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Roll Overs

Caleb decided to surprise us all again by rolling from his back to his tummy Thursday! It was super cute because he rolled onto his tummy and got so excited that he accidentally kept right on rollin'!
He is really grabbing at his toys and trying to chew on his teether, toys, and of course, his hands! He absolutely loves his activity center that Coffee and Aunt Ree gave him!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Growing up fast....

This week was full of firsts in our house! Brooklynn started school this week at our new church. She is having a blast-except when it comes to meal times! It's been so fun to see all her artwork, meet her new friends, and listen to all her stories on the way home!

Showing off her new dress.... Making sure her 'pack pack' was nice and straight.....

Pretending Mommy's not there to pick her up Seeing Kylee at the end of the day

This was her second day of school. She wanted to wear her Marine Corps overalls. She's definitely Daddy's Little Girl!

Kylee also had a 'first' of her own this week! She finally got her first haircut. Mommy did it, and I must say, it isn't very easy to cut hair on a child who won't sit still for a milli-second!!!
Here's her new do!

Of course, Caleb couldn't be left out of the excitement of the week! I was able to snap his first attempt at sitting up...just after this shot--he face planted! Oops!

We have had a jam-packed week this week and have loved every minute of it! We are very blessed and can't wait to see what new adventures are coming around the bend....

Until next time........

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