Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Not to compare kids or anything...

Sometimes I compare my kids to each other.  Probably shouldn't do this.  Okay, so usually it's just something like how they look and at what age they are doing what. Don't worry I love them both.

Sometimes  I can't even remember what Brinley looked like when she was Elsie's age.  I feel like Elsie must look just like Brinley did.  The other day we pulled out Brinley's photo book and compared.  They do look a lot alike and in some pictures they are VERY similar, but they definitely are different.  

Here is a comparison of the two at about 3 months of age:
Brinley.  Nice and Chunky
Elsie.  Not quite so chunky
Their smiles are very similar.  Big and wide open.

 And of course sleeping. Gotta love a sleeping baby.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sisterview Blog

I just wanted to let all of my diligent blog readers - I think there may be 3 or 4 of you - that you should check out this blog that I now contribute to(a whole 1 post).

My sister in laws started this a few months ago and were kind enough to invite me to participate in it with them. They are all amazing women and always have something interesting to share.  I hope that I can live up to their expectations. 

There is currently a give away on it for some beautiful velvet pumpkins going on until tomorrow night.  Go on over and check it out!


Monday, November 7, 2011

Brinley is two!

This little cutie had a birthday a few days ago.  I cannot believe she is two.  But she is.

She is growing up.  Literally.  She is 2 feet 10.5 inches tall.
Here is a little about Brinley at age two:
  • She has just begun potty training and is doing marvelously.  Except for when she is not..
  • Her favorite toys are stuffed animals.  Especially the giant Minny Mouse she got for her birthday
  • She loves playing at the park and digging in the dirt.  She is a playground pro
  • Her best friend is Charlie.  Maybe even her only friend.  They love to hold hands when in their strollers
  • She is finally starting to talk and loves to tell us that she loves us 
  • She knows her colors (although they get a bit mixed up at times), a few shapes, how to count to three (minus the number 1), nearly all her body parts,  and pretty much any animal sound and name
  • We just realized she knows how to distinguish between movie, show, and tv. Isn't that great (sarcasm)
  • She LOVES her baby sister and is always the first to hear when Elsie is crying
  • Her favorite food is beans and current favorite color is blue
  • She can recognize cougars, the letter Y, and a BYU logo.  She can also do the "ra-ra" part of the BYU fight song with us.  Her father has taught her well.
  • She has the cutest laugh that is quite contagious
Here are some pictures from her 2nd birthday

We had a blast with a hot air balloon themed birthday party.  Brinley still has a good stash of balloons covering the floor in her bedroom

We love you Brin bear!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween 2011

Oh Halloween how I love you. There is something about the pumpkins, the leaves, the smells, and the cool air that just gets me excited. It reminds me of all the good memories I have had in the fall in years past.  

This year did not  disappoint.  We had dinner with friends, went trick-or-treating with the kiddos, and watched a -not so scary-movie.  I have decided that the reason I have children is so I can go trick-or-treating.  Okay so that may not be the only reason, but it does give me a good excuse to get out on Halloween night.  Brinley absolutely loved trick-or-treating.  I have been working on getting her to say trick or treat for a while now and couldn't get her to say it.  However, as soon as we started and she heard one or two kids say it and magically get candy, she was all about saying it. What a fun holiday for kids.  

This year Brinley was a cow (thanks grandma!), Elsie was an owl, I was a cat, and Brent was can fill in the blanks on that one.

Brinley with her first piece of candy.  Wrapper still on.

 A few minutes later she managed to get most of the wrapper off.  By the way never try to take a half eaten sticky sucker from a toddler.  It doesn't go over so well.

Brinley with Charlie.  They are best friends.

I hope you all had a wonderful day!  Now on to Thanksgiving...