Friday, September 30, 2011


I noticed Brooklyn's first tooth has come in! Her gums have been swollen for quite some time and it finally popped through. It is really sharp too, she's bit my finger a few times and it hurts. I can't wait until the other 5 come through that are swollen. Then hopefully the teething will be over for a little while. I feel bad for her that she has so many coming in at once, but it means she won't have to go through it as often this way. She doesn't like me rubbing any medicine on it, so I've been giving her popsicles to help relieve the pain. She seems to be enjoying that!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011


Brooklyn took her first steps on Sunday. I was so excited that Tyson was able to see it before he left for South Dakota. I can't believe that she is walking already! We bought her a toy that she can walk with on Saturday and I guess it helped her figure out that she could walk. She is a very fast learner.

This video is of her makeshift walking toy. The stroller was too light for her to walk with so Tyson strapped in the huge roll of paper to make the front heavy enough for her to walk without it tipping over.

My mom came up to spend the week with Brooklyn and I while Tyson was gone. I had so much fun spending the week with her. She brought up small Tootsie pop suckers to bribe Brooklyn with this time. My mom watched her while I went to the dentist, Activity Days, and visiting teaching. I was nice to be able to get a few things done quicker than it would have been if I she had been with me. The minute Brooklyn heard the door open, she would start crying but other than that she seemed to do fairly well with my mom. Which is a huge step from the last time. She didn't even want my mom to look at her before. I think Brooklyn is finally starting to recognize her.

The next video is of Brooklyn walking to Tyson after he got home from South Dakota. He left Monday and came back today!! She was so excited to see him that she took about 7 steps to him. He was surprised at how many steps she was taking on her own. She has enjoyed walking because she can see things that are higher up. I've had to move everything within her reach that I didn't want pulled down. In this video, we all think she looks like a gymnast when she tries to catch her balance. SO CUTE!!

More videos to come!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Activity Days

Today I was able to take my Activity Day girls to the Idaho Falls Temple Visitor Center. On display were amazing sculptures of Christ's ministry. The sculptures were made by Angela Johnson, and they were so real. The girls loved getting to see the life of Christ through these sculptures and I got to teach them about each one. I felt the spirit so strongly as I looked at each one and remembered the stories behind them. Everyone's favorite was Joseph Smith's First Vision. I was glad we were able to take the girls to see the display because it was amazing!! I didn't think pictures were allowed to be taken in the visitor's center but they said it was okay. I'm so glad because I am going to enjoy having these pictures all the time!

9 Months Old

I can't believe our little girl is 9 months old. The time has just flown by, and she's learning so quickly. She's started walking already and full of energy. Sundays are busy at church with her. She's always trying to get away from us and trying to get into other people's bags. By the time the 3 hours are over, I'm exhausted and don't normally get anything from the lessons or talks. But I wouldn't trade it for anything. She's a lot of fun. Just really busy.

This is one of my favorite outfits and it looks cute on her!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Eventful Day

Today was a fabulous day! Church was busy and entertaining, as usual, with Brooklyn. In Sacrament Meeting, Brooklyn played by the air return vent and her dress would get sucked in and Tyson would pull it out repeatedly. Brooklyn didn't seem to notice, but we got a good laugh from it. She slept through the last half of the meeting and woke up at the end. She was busy through the Sunday School lesson playing, talking and laughing with her cousin.  Relief Society was eventful when half way through the lesson, she somehow flipped back and smacked her head on the ground and started screaming. I picked her up just as the teacher stopped her lesson and asked if she was okay. I looked up, blushing, and said she was okay and stepped out of the room. We walked around the hall for a few minutes and went back to class when she had stopped crying. All in all, a usual busy day at church.

We met with the Stake Presidency and then went to Tyson's parent's for dinner. After dinner, Brooklyn was playing with her cousins and took her first two steps!! I couldn't believe it, she's growing up so fast. Tyson was able to watch her which made it even better. It's more fun to watch Brooklyn make those milestones in person than to just hear about them or watch them on video.

Later tonight we hung out with a bunch of our friends and ate ice cream and delicious peaches!! We let the three kids play together while we all sat and talked. It was an absolutely wonderful day!!

Monday, September 5, 2011


Today was Brooklyn's first time trying an apple and fresh corn on the cob out of the garden. She thoroughly enjoyed both. We had a hard time getting them away from her. The apple was one that came from the tree on the farm. And boy are they good. She would have eaten the whole thing if we would have let her. Pictures and videos say it best, so here they are!!