Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Lights of Life

Here are a few shots of the Lights of Life on display at Life University. The pictures are not that clear but you get the idea! Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays!!!

Happy Thanksgiving

We tried to get a "family photo" on Thanksgiving evening, but someone - not to mention any names, BELLA - wasn't interested in sitting with her family! So we got a nice shot of Brannon, Brooklyn and I and then one of Bella on her own!
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! And Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays - whichever you prefer!

Guilty as Charged or Wrongly Accused?

Another favorite pasttime of Bella's is finding the Kleenex boxes (or diaper wipes for that matter) throughout the house, and methodically taking each tissue (or wipe) out of the box/packaging one by one...See evidence from two separate instances below! Charges are pending further investigation.

Brooklyn at 2-Weeks

Brooklyn had her 2-week checkup with the pediatrician and here were her 2-week stats:

Weight: 8 lbs. 2 oz. - she is in the 50th percentile

Height: 20 inches - she is in the 25th percentile

Monday, November 20, 2006

Excuse me....

I need to take this call....

Oh My Goodness....

Can't a girl get some peace and quiet around here??


Just a couple of snapshots of Brooklyn...

Our Little Monkey

Bella's newest "trick" is that she has learned to climb up on the kitchen table chairs all by herself!!! One would think that keeping the chairs pushed nicely under the table might deter her climbing - oh no!!! However, she wasn't exactly sure what to do once she got up in the chair...

When she is able to get into the chair successfully, she has also learned to climb up onto the table!

Bella and the Laptop

Bella loves listening to music on the laptop! Her favorites are the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Dan Zane's House Party - Let's Shake and Down in the Valley! Here are a few shots of her from this weekend.

I Love My Baby Sister

Bella saying "good morning" to Brooklyn and sneaking in a good morning kiss!

Such a Good Big Sister.....

Here is Bella "checking" on Brooklyn to be sure she was ok...

Brooklyn at 1-week

We had our follow-up with our pediatrician for Brooklyn last week. She is also doing very well and was back up to her birth weight (7 lbs 7 oz)! We go back for her 2-week check-up this week.

Bella at 15-months

Bella had her 15-month check up with the pediatrician last week. Here are her most recent stats:

Weight: 18 lbs 10 oz -- 5%
WOW - she's finally on the charts for the first time in her life!!!!!

Height: 29.25 inches (or about 2 feet 5 inches) - 25%

She is doing very well and is into everything!!!!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Bella and the Bassinet

Ummm....I don't think this is going to be big enough for me!!


Visitors to the Hospital

Melissa was my first visitor (besides my family of course)

Hannah was my next visitor!

Megan and Mary Lynn were the last visitors before we got to go home!

Thanks to everyone for coming to visit us at the hospital!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Brooklyn Elizabeth

Brooklyn Elizabeth made a dramatic entrance to the world at 3:57 am on Thursday, November 9, 2006 at home! She weighed 7 lbs 7 oz and was 18 3/4 inches long. After a brief stay in the hospital, we are all at home and doing well.