Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Here are some new things going on with our little sunshine:

- She is now walking and loving every minute of it. I'll post a video soon of her cruising around. I absolutely love watching her...Scott and I could watch her all day long.
- Foods she is now loving- cottage cheese, cereal bars, yogurt, bananas, goldfish, and string cheese. I cannot say the word "fish" without her having a meltdown for her goldfish.
- She would take a bath all day long if I let her. When we walk up the stairs, she constantly says "bath, bath, bath"
- She is learning how to manipulate me. Yep...already. She knows what she shouldn't be doing and will look at me with a smirk on her face and do it anyways.
- We are working on sharing and not pulling hair/hitting at the moment. She is getting upset when Melaina touches something she is playing with and keeps pulling her hair. Not fun. I'm learning how to deal with it.
- She gives me big, wet kisses on the mouth now. I love it...especially when Daddy doesn't wipe her face after she eats. :)
- She is fascinated with tennis balls and she and Roxy go back and forth with them. We trust Roxy enough to let Brooke take the balls out of Roxy's mouth and then throw it for her.
- In the bathtub, she has discovered that she can see herself in the faucet. I have to get her on video because she does the chicken dance motion and smiles at herself the whole time. Cutest thing I've ever seen.
- She has 3 teeth now with more coming in.
- Favorite words right now: More, Mama, Dadda, ball, book, night-night, bath, backpack, and juice.
- When we're outside, she waves to every car that goes by. People are always shocked when they see her waving at them.
- She is really loving her books. Her favorite one now is a jungle book that shows lots of different animals that she can touch.
- I have a bad obsession with shoes for her. I counted today and she has 19 pairs. I know, I need to stop. I think I need help.
- She still takes her pacifier only when she sleeps. Hopefully one of these days she'll say bye-bye to it because she continuously throws it out of her crib. Every day I am searching throughout her room for where she threw it.
- She is very attached to Scott and I right now. I love this little girl more than I can ever express in words.

Monday, February 23, 2009

1st Haircut

Last week I took Brooke to get her 1st haircut. Poor thing, her hair had been in her eyes for months but we finally realized it was time to get it cut. I took her to a little kid place and "Miss Teresa" gave her a fancy hairdo... :) Playing with the bubbles...was happy at this point.
Not so happy here... but then Miss Teresa gave her an animal cracker and that made her all better.

Does this look not say, "MOM, what are you doing to me?"

I couldn't get over how still she was being!
Bangs and pigtails is what we ended up with! I couldn't stop laughing the entire time... OH, and don't worry, we've tamed it down a bit. :)

Recent Pics

Enjoy these pics from the past couple of weeks! Out on the deck after church a couple of Sundays ago.

Our 2 kids...
Brooke loves Roxy sooooo much! It's the cutest thing ever.

Playing peek-a-boo...

Brooke and Melaina playing.
I think they were about to hug!
Melaina blowing a kiss!
Brooke taking a break to relax!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Birthdays and Good Times

Lots going on here in the Garrett household! The last weekend of January we went to PA to celebrate Mom Mom Suz's 60th birthday. Katie and Tony threw a surprise party for her on Friday night and she was completely surprised! So fun... unfortunately, Brooke and I were both sick so we didn't make the party. We were sad we didn't get to be there but we joined in the rest of the weekend fun.

This weekend was absolutely gorgeous here. It is warm, sunny, and honestly...just perfect. I went out Friday night with Candace to a dinner theatre and laughed harder than I have in a LONG time! Saturday and Sunday- Scott, Brooke, and I had 2 great family days. I feel like a lucky girl.
Brooke over at Mom Mom Suz's...

The birthday girl!

February 4th was Scott's birthday! He and I celebrated that night and also went out on a date this past Saturday to a great steakhouse downtown. Thanks again Candace for watching B!

Bath time last week...she was cracking me and herself up!

Sleeping in on Saturday. Oh...and no...she doesn't sleep in the bed with us. She was watching her favorite DVD while Daddy was trying to snooze.

Saturday we headed downtown to the park...

Stopped to eat at Moe's on the way home...

Waving to one of the other patrons...