Sunday, November 11, 2012

Brooklyn turns 2!

It finally happened! Our baby turned 2! Where did the time go? She has slowed down in her growth, only 26.5 lbs., 50%, and 331/2 inches, 50%. The doctor said she's on track to be about 5'7". Overall she is a good little girl. She is a little bit of a drama queen though, and she loves to climb all over everything! She loves to draw and she is a mama's girl, but so cute and loving. She just melts your heart, most of the time!

She loves Elmo, so naturally we had an Elmo party with the family. Grandma and her were twinkies! We just played at the park with her cousins, then had some dinner and presents.

We had fun decorating and making anything look like Sesame Street Characters that we could. We got a few ideas off Pinterest, and then added some of our own. Brooklyn loved it all, as did Alec. The fruit and veggie trays were the best!

And the plates and cups were a bit hit!

Brooklyn liked the Elmo cupcakes, but mostly just the frosting and ate the ice cream mostly with her hand!

Really, how can you not love that face?!

Tia and Mikelle's parents helped out a lot. We are so thankful for them. It was a great day with great company and hats!


I know this surprises everyone, but for Halloween we dressed up as superheroes! Jackson wanted to be Hulk Smash, so of course we all needed to match. Bobby decided we would go as The Avengers! Jackson loved his costume, and looked so handsome in it.

Bobby was a little hesitant at first to let Mikelle make Brooklyn a girl Captain America, because there is no such thing, but in the end he decided it would be okay! Mikelle, Kristin and their mom made the costume, and she was stinkin' adorable! She loved trick-or-treating, and got a lot of candy.

Bobby was of course Thor and Mikelle was Black Widow. It was a great year, and we have already started planning for next year! (It helps when you find costumes on sale for 75% off)! And we have to thank Kendra for the pictures. There were issues with our camera, and we didn't get any good shots, but luckily Kendra got a few!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Halloween Fun

We love Halloween around here, and since we can only wear halloween clothes for a month, we wear the same clothes a lot! Brooklyn loves her meow-meow shirt.

And Jackson of course loves his skull shirts.

Mikelle made this tutu for Brooklyn. It was her first attempt, so she learned a lot, but it turned out really cute, and Brooklyn chose it anytime we gave her the option.

Mikelle's mom made this dress for Brooklyn. It is so cute, but of course everytime we tried to get a cute picture, we got to see Brooklyn's backside! The front looks the same as the back, so you get the idea.
We took the kids to Dewitt Stables for a little Fall fun. The kids loved it. We started with horse rides, although we had to coax Brooklyn a little. Once she saw Jackson doing it, then of course she had to do it!

We had fun with games, train rides, a hay maze (which Jackson rocked), fun with pictures, a hay ride, a petting zoo and

lassoing! Both kids tried, but it was quite hard to lasso anything. Brooklyn got pretty good at catching herself though!

The kids each picked a little pumpkin out, and that may have been the best part for Jackson. Had to choose almost everyone until he found just the right one!

Later Bobby helped Jackson carve our big pumpkin. Jackson drew the face and Bobby cut it. He still hates the insides, but each year he's getting a little more involved in carning it! He did want to roast the pumpkin seeds to eat, so that was our fitst time ever making those. They turned out great!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Not Halloween

Brooklyn has been getting into dress-up. It is so cute, but also a little funny. She has three dresses, and she wears them all at the same time! She also has a few crowns and some mickey ears, they all must go on together too! It is so funny.We also go to the store like this, often! Who needs Halloween to dress-up? Jackson tells her she looks fat, which with three dresses... but we still tell him that's not okay! Poor girl may already be getting a complex, even though we love  her chunky cheeks, that sadly she is slowly loosing.

And of course, Jackson couldn't be left out. Too bad his Thor costume is getting to small. He still loves to wear it and play superhero, so technicaly he's not playing dress-up. That makes Bobby feel better!

T Ball

Jackson has been playing tball these past few months. It has been interesting, but over all he has enjoyed it. He is getting better and excited for when he can hit without the tee. (You may notice his eye is a little black, that is not from tball! We finally had to take him in to get his chalazion surgically removed. The doctor said it was HUGE. We could only see the tip of if and Jacskon seems to be doing much better).

Look how handsome he is!
We love this picture, all action...
Then this is really how we spends most of his time in the field! He is getting better at standing, but that may be because it is finally cooling down too. We had two Saturdays on a row, where he had double headers and it was still in the high 90's! You can see why he was sooo tired! He is also getting more time in the infield, so that helps!