Tuesday, June 15, 2010

One Year

My little girl is turning one year in two weeks. Its crazy to think that this time last year I was at home on bedrest just waiting for her to be ready so I could meet her. We went to the Dr. today for her check up and her stats are:
21 Pounds 10 ounces - 66 % she actually thinned out! haha
30 inches tall-82%- stayed the same

Some fun things about Brooklyn

-she eats every meal like its her last. She acts like we starve her and eats and drinks without a breath.. If your too slow she throws a fit.

-she loves her blankie. She has to have it to sleep and will pick it up and walk in her room when its time for bed.

-loves daddy! loves chasing him and having him chase her. She'll run into her room and shut the door and then open it and shut it and open it.. she loves teasing him.

-is a people person. says hi and waves to EVERYONE. if you leave the room and come back 5 seconds later she sitll says hi like she hasn't seen you in a week.

-is OBSESSED with dogs. just screams and says DOG DOg DOg the whole time she's playing or pointing at them.

-she can now say hi, dog, mom, dada, na na (banana), and her new word is stop. I take her to the daycare and this kid hit her and she pointed her finger and yelled STOP! i was so surprised but she does it all the time now. its pretty dang cute.

-loves to dance and twirl in circles

-loves to read books. especially by herself in the car. she'll just talk and point at pictures

-can drink out of a straw

-can drink out of a cup

-points at what she wants

-heads to door when we say lets go or pick up our keys.

-gives wonderful open mouth kisses

-baby talks constantly

- arches her back when we put her in carseat or change her clothes

-laughs at herself. (she thinks she is hilarious)

-when we laugh at her she makes a fake laugh

-loves showing off and being the center of attention

-does patty cake all by herself

-kicks like crazy in the bath. she loves water!

-has a new obsession with rocks! has to have one in each hand

-eats dirt

-loves being naked! the second you take her diaper of she is up and running away

-HATES shoes!!! can take them off and won't move unless she can get them off first.

-can say uh-oh and will throw things just to say it

-understands the word Ball and nose
Foods she likes:
peas ( eats them like candy)
saltine crackers
chicken nuggets

This stage has definitly been my favorite. She's getting so good at communicating what she wants and needs and loves to explore and play by herself. She's Exremely smart and is constantly catching me off guard at all the new things she's learning. She's very independent and happy ALL THE TIME. I love my baby girl

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


I have alot to catch up on again! We went to orem this past week. I left on Friday and Ammon came up the next wednesday. The reason I went early was because my parents bought me a ticket to the Celtic Women concert. Also my dad was leaving for Hong Kong so I wanted to see him before he left. The concert was AMAZING! IT was really long but they have amazing voices. My mom, me, emily, spencer, my grandma and grandpa cahoon, and my grandma and grandpa conrad all went. It was alot of fun and i'm so glad i was able to go. For the next couple days I just hung out with family and hung out with a few friends. I got to see Anne Spencer Davis and Aly livingston (soon to be davis) I love these girls and i miss them so much. Both of their lives are changing and I couldn't be happier for them!
Ammon picked up extra hours while i was gone but came up Tuesday night at midnight. I got a call from him at about 2 A.M saying he had a blowout tire on the freeway. So i got to drive 45 min to pick him up and bring him home and then the next morning go out and get his truck. My uncle told us we needed 4 new tires because the ones on the truck were cracking and so old.. He also saw that ammon had zero brakes on the truck and that it was metal on metal. So we had to get it fixed and got to drain all of our savings. Fun huh :) i love when this stuff happens. haha i'm just glad ammon is ok.. its just money right?

well the main reason we went up to orem was to run the 5k with the Cahoon family. we didn't really train at all but we were excited. Everyone went up to Ephraim and we had a big dinner and hung out together and woke up bright and early to run. I never thought in my life i would run in a race. I HATE running! and I did it!!! i'm so proud of myself! i was slow but i only stopped once for like ten seconds and finished strong. IT was alot of fun to have everyone do it together. There were 12 of us that did the 5k and my amazing aunt kim won first place in the 10k. we pretty much rock.. especially my husband.. he didn't train and did it in like 23 min or something! amazing!

Well we also went to the zoo..brooklyn is OBSESSEd with animals. she kicks and screams and wants to grab them and loves when dogs lick her face. so we thought the zoo would be perfect. WRONG! there were like NO animals there! whats up with that?!?!? and the ones that were there were asleep.. SO lame! she liked the water fountain more than anything.. So since it was lame we went to the petting zoo at Thanksgiving Point. WAY BETTER! she got to touch all of them and then go on a FREE ride on the horse! she kept pointing and clapping her hands. she loved it!

Also while we were in orem we got family picture done. I havn't got the CD yet but brooklyn was not in the best mood which was really frustrating.. i hope we got some good ones. I love going to orem because not only is my immediate family there but all my cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, friends, etc are there. There seems to be always something going on and everytime we go up there our schedule is full. I love it! I love being able to see everyone at once. I miss being close to everyone. Especially my cousin BRITT!

Here's some pictures!