Monday, October 5, 2009

Go Colts!

The Clark family is happy to welcome the new football season. We are all about the clash of helmets and good football food. We have plenty of that with a Giants fan and a Colts fan. Brooklynn has yet to draw loyalties-she just wants football!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Happy Birthday

It's been a while since we blogged and so much has happened. Brooklynn continues to be a blessing. We had a small celebration for her 1st birthday. We took her to get pictures-one of which is a "cake smash". Auntie Kimberly stayed up to the wee hours of the morning and helped me to frost a bear for Brooklynn. I love this expression as if to say- "Do you really expect me to smash this?"Brooklynn has been walking since the last week of January. Our cat is running out of "safe" places to be without Brooklynn hunting her down and "petting" her.

Brooklynn is up to 7 teeth now. 4 on the top and three on the bottom. We think we're starting to see her 4th come in on the bottom and maybe even a 5th one coming in on top. With all these teeth, Brooklynn is really taking well to solid foods. She loves fruits and vegetables. Her favorite fruits are blueberries, strawberries and apples. Her favorite vegetables are broccoli, cauliflower and asparagas. She eats her vegies a lot with pasta or rice. Of course, being her mother's daughter, she won't pass up a carb, so bagels and crackers are always nearby.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

10 months

Brooklynn has some 10 month photos taken. She had to be woken up to take them and really wanted to go back to sleep, but we managed a few cute ones. Lately Brooklynn has been putting her hands up as if to say "Really?" We caught a couple of these.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Okay, we have not blogged in a while so I will try and catch up...

We went to the farmer's market with our friends Zach an Jessica. They have 2 dogs, Pancho and Paloma. Pancho came with us to the farmer's Market. Brooklynn was not too happy. I think she heard not to trust a skinny Santa :) She cried at first when Pancho licked her hand in the car seat, but she warmed up to him after walking around the market some. we met Santa at the market, but Brooklynn wasn't happy to see him. Maybe she knew she shouldn't trust a skinny Santa :)

Brooklyn petting Paloma.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Brooklynn had her 9 month appointment on December 3. She weighed in at 16 lbs and 2 oz. She was 26 inches long and her head was 42 cm. She's in the 10-25 percentile for height and weight and the 10th percentile for head size. The doctor was impressed with her development. Brooklynn has started to wave to people when they say hi or bye to her and she also is babbling as if she is having a conversation. The pediatrician got to see her grab my hands and check out the office-he seemed to think she'll be walking soon. She just started using a push walker that her cousin Jadyn let her borrow. She can get going pretty fast (especially when Daddy is chasing her) and is already learning to slow it down by standing on her toes. She is having a little trouble figuring out reverse when she bumps into something though.

Friday, November 28, 2008

1st Thanksgiving

Brooklynn's first Thanksgiving is being spent in Indiana and Kentucky. Last Saturday we flew up to Indianapolis to stay with Grandmama and Grandpapa Clark. Brooklynn was all packed up and ready for travel with her giraffe backpack that she got from her Auntie Sue.

That evening after we arrived, Brooklynn had a bath before bedtime in the laundry room tub. Auntie Kimberly let Brooklynn play with one of her childhood bath toys...a My Little Pony seahorse. Brooklynn enjoyed chewing on the hair the most.

Keeping the cousins apart is like holding two magnets near each other and expecting them to stay put...even when one of them is supposed to be sitting at the table and eating...

On Monday, we were visited by Brooklynn's Great Granny Helen and Great-Great Aunt Edith. On Tuesday morning, we went out to breakfast with them before they had to head back to Kentucky. Brooklynn is very blessed to have such a large extended family that loves her.

On Thanksgiving day, we traveled down to Kentucky to visit the Clark side of the family where Brooklynn met her Great Grandmother and Great Granddaddy Clark. Brooklynn is their first Great Granddaughter.

Nancy and Kimberly made some special Thanksgiving desserts. The arrangement is actually a tribute to a song that select members of the Clark family have sung called "A Turkey Sat on a Backyard Fence". We'll have to post a performance later.

Later that same evening, we went to Cracker Barrel where Brooklynn met her Great Uncle Carl, Great Aunt Sharon and second cousin Leesha. I think the kids were more hungry then that adults were...

Although not widely publicized, Santa made an early stop in Indianapolis and dropped off some presents for the kids. Brooklynn enjoyed the festivities so much, she broke into singing carols...LOL

Tommorrow we head back home. The week has flown by and we wish everyone was closer so we could visit longer and more often.

Next week, Brooklynn will have her 9 month appointment and I'm sure some new pictures too!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Not the momma....

I am so blessed with my family. I love my family dearly, but when Brooklynn cries and she only wants me or when Piggy is trying to curl up in the one space I have to myself on the bed and the dishes and laundry start to pile up- not to mention all the feedings and cleanings...I find myself a bit worn out.(Piggy likes to eat grass or small crawling things and then spit it back out, usually on the carpet or my clean laundry-bleck) but then moments like the one pictured above remind me why I love being the momma.