Our Family

Just the 3 of us..

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Yep, we are alive..

So, apparently I am only allowed to blog when I'm back in the routine of things and "make time".  I have no excuse.  We literally did nothing all summer, and loved every minute of it. We played in the pool almost everyday, so I got some sun, took a lot of trips to Greene, had a wedding that my sister and her family came home for, and that's about it!  oh, and we MOVED!  At the end of May, we moved to Mason City and are LOVING not driving to work..  We live about 3 blocks from the school, and its so nice.  Daycare is about 3 minutes from our house as well.  We love our new house.. we have so much space and Leah loves all the space to run and be crazy. 
I will update with pictures soon, but there ya go... 3 months of update :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Just hangin' out

Here are a few pictures from tonight of Leah being goofy.. 

Seriously, could she be any more hilarious ? :)

Rockin' the Ponytail

No, I will not put Mommy's water down...

just doing a lil raking of the cement..

Thursday, April 19, 2012


So, Leah loves the play-doh that my sister Rebecca got her for her birthday. What kid doesn't like play-doh I guess! She played with it the other night for a good 45 mins. So I got a few pictures of her havin a good time. I also cut her bangs because I was tired of her crazy hair in her face all the time! :)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

2 year old stats and pics

We had Leah's 2 year check up on Friday.
She's 27 pounds (75th percentile), 34 inches long (75th percentile) and her head is in the 99th percentile.. :) The dr. checked her over and said everything looked great. She got a shot and her finger pricked which was no fun, but other than that, she did great.

Milestones we've reached..

Counting in English to 20
Counting in Spanish to 12
ALWAYS says Please and Thank you.
Sings Twinkle Twinkle on command, also loves Itsy Bitsy Spider and Row Row Row your boat.
Sings her ABC's (and pretty darn good!)
Loves Dora
Loves to brush her teeth
LOOOOOVES being outside. Loves bubbles, sidewalk chalk, playing on her tricycle and scooters
Still a picky eater.. Loves most all fruits and veggies and chicken nuggets.
Loves giving high fives and "knucks"
Wears size 6-7 shoe, depending on what it is.
Loves all her daycare friends and can tell you all their names!
Loves to "jump"
Still in diapers-- we're working on it..
Talks all the time-- can repeat anything we say, but her most common phrases are:
Hi Mommy, Hi Daddy, Hi Namma (grandma), Hi Grandpa, Daddy be right back, I'm okay, Daddy sleeping, I drop it, I missed, Bye bye, see you later, Please, Where'd my paci go? Thank you Mommy, okay!, that was fun, do it again, Where's _____? (fill in any person who is out of the room) :) (There's more I'm sure...)

Here are her 2 year pictures...they are pretty darn adorable if I do say so myself :)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Leah turns 2!!!

So, its official-- we have a 2 year old on our hands!! :)
We celebrated this weekend with a party with family and it was great. Leah got all kinds of stuff she doesn't need :), and is definitely spoiled rotten. She is IN LOVE (I mean obsessed!) with Dora the Explorer, so I made her a Dora cake that amazinly turned out looking like Dora (I wasn't so sure when i started!). Overall, it was a great day and we can't believe our little girl is 2!! Time flies!

Cake.. side view, sorry.

Table setting..
first present... very intense!

I know you wanted to see the cake again... :) haha
Fruit snacks from Aunt Rachel and Uncle Tyler... good call with that one!

New nike shox? sure, why not...and they are even Mohawk colors!

Those darn fruit snacks stole the show..
New tricycle from Grandpa and Grandma Brinkman

Family picture

Not sure...

Playing with Baby Jackson (Justin and Erin Jensen's little boy)

New basketball hoop from us.... hopefully turns into a D1 bball player like her mother.. :) hehehe