Brooklyn is Dave's little snuggle bug! She has been transitioning to one nap and it's just so hard for her to be awake that long. But two is just too much now (we will hear her up singing to herself until 10 at night if she gets two naps). Dave doesn't mind at all the extra love.
This girl is getting so big! She has such an opinion and is learning words like crazy. She went to Nursery yesterday without crying at all (this is a big deal for us) and stayed the whole time. She even said she had fun after.
I can't believe all the things she can do. She can swing on the big swings alone now and is so proud of herself for doing it! Her favorite word right now is "this". She will point to what she wants and you better give it to her.
A few Saturdays ago the ladies in Dave's family all got together for a girls Saturday. We went out to lunch at Zupas and worked on a craft. Before the event I cut and glued these boards together and white washed them. The night before I had Dave create a cut file so I could paint this easily the day of. It's great having a Graphic Designer for a husband. I love how it turned out and even though it's no longer Easter, it's still hanging up.
A few weekends ago we had some friends over for a crazy night of playing! Their parents had a temple date scheduled and their babysitter canceled last minute. So we made homemade pizza, built zoos, and played outside until bedtime. It was a fun night for the kids.
We also got to go to the Zoo with Grandma Linda and Papa Bill! We went just as it opened and were able to beat most of the crowd. The kids had a blast seeing all the animals, riding the train and carousel. When Brooklyn would see a little animal she would say "hello!" and the big animals got an "OH WOW!" I think everyone's favorite were the water animals. There were some active sea lions and a polar bear that kept swimming right into the wall where the kids were.
We saw a few peacocks wondering around the Zoo. The kids loved following them around.
It was a fun trip! The boys had a blast and asked if they can go again. I'm sure we will.
We've been cat sitting for the past week and a half. Every morning we go let the cats outside and each night we bring them in and feed them dinner. Brooklyn is in love with the cats! The cats are not in love with her. She gets so excited to see them, screeches, and says "hello" and "meow" to them. They grumble at her. When we leave she always cries and dramatically throws herself at the door. I fear we might need a little cat in our future.
We've been working hard outside this week! I probably filled 8 buckets full of weeds. The boys have gotten pretty good at helping and logan even discovered a grub and all kinds of bugs he is so proud of! The boys put the bugs in their bug boxes and Brooklyn lets them out and carries the box around like a purse. I guess I need to get her a real purse soon.
Apart from weeding we've been spring cleaning. Last week I went through all the books in our house, rearranged, got rid of a few, gave a few to friends and family and put them all back. I had purchased a huge bag of books at our branch library sale a few weeks ago and they needed to be able to fit on the shelves so this was very necessary.