Monday, June 7, 2010

Beach weekend

Chad and Kelly came to visit for their 10th anniversary this last weekend. We had so much fun and despite being out of the house most of the time, Brooke did fairly well. She went to the beach for the first time on Thursday and had a lot of fun crawling around. She thought the sand was interesting and luckily was too busy playing with it in her fingers than attempting to eat it. I think for our future visit we are going to purchase a pack in play to put her in; it was difficult to eat and put things on the blanket with a wiggly girl trying to get into everything. We put her feet in the 63 degree water and she didn't seem to mind- no tears. We took a walk on the beach with Chad and Kelly and on the walk Brooke feel asleep in my arms. We went back to our spot and she slept for an hour on my chest under the umbrella. It was so sweet! She has decided that she doesn't love her stroller anymore and would rather be held, which I blame Kyle for because every time she makes a peep he picks her up. Oh well!

Saturday night was adults only and my friend Jen came over to watch Brooke. It was the first time someone else has put Brooke to bed other than me or Kyle, so I was a little nervous. Brooke did surprisingly well. Jen changed her diaper after reading time and then had a little bit of a struggle re-settling her, but Jen assured me she only cried about 5 minutes and then when she put her in her bed, she instantly quieted and fell asleep. We ate dinner at Phil's BBQ, which was delicious. Then we went to the National Comedy Theater for Improv. It was hilarious and we ended the night with Ghiradelli's sundaes. It was nice to stay out late, eat dinner with out keeping Brookie happy and to be fully present for adult conversation. Now that I know Brooke can handle it, I think Kyle and I should take more time to go on dates!

Brooke had so much fun with Uncle Chad and Aunt Kelly. They made her laugh and smile and she really enjoyed their company in the back seat. We will miss seeing them, but are glad we will get to see them again soon!

Brookelyn has the sweetest and most sassy personality. She knows exactly what she wants and doesn't mind telling you how she feels. She is still a big eater and devoured an avocado yesterday. She talks constantly and is very loud. She is a lot of fun and I am very blessed to being able to spend my days with her.


  1. The beach, so much fun!! I bet B did love the sand, I know that J loves it when we go to the park!

  2. So my comments did go through.=) (Don't I look awesome) My computer went down actually after I ended up facebooking you. Crazy world of blogging. . .I haven't had internet, let alone the blog for three days! Well, if I didn't emphasize it enough in my last two messages your blog is cute and so is your little girl.=)