Sunday, September 21, 2008

Not without My...

favorite cds and...

personalized tote bag! Can you guess which essentials Brooklyn never leaves home without? This week it would be the Primary Children's Songbook CD's and either her "Kids Club Bag" (made by her grandma for the days when I used to go to the gym in Louisiana) or her mini-backpack (not pictured) with pink hearts on it. She really loves all the songs on CD #5 which are mostly action songs and seasonal songs. We routinely begin listening to song #6 on the CD, "Give said the Little Stream". Other favorites: "In the Leafy Treetops" and "Oh What do you do in the Summertime?"

Much to my delight, Brooklyn has become quite independent in her free time. She will select some toys and bring them out for her enjoyment. Usually it's dolls or books, or sometimes just her blankie and her thumb when she's tired in the mornings. Today it was play-dough, that was different. I'm always amazed when I look down to the livingroom from the loft bedroom above her and what she what activity is quietly occupying her. This (pictured below) was what I found one day this week. She had brought out a book I got a few months ago, but we haven't looked at in a while. It's got magnetic facial features for different animals, and it was pretty hillarious to see the combinations that looked "right" to her.
Hey, at least the color of the "mouth" is matching the tone of the rest of the face!
Imagine trying to blow bubbles or eat with those "lips."
Don't you think every camel should have buck teeth and a third eye for a nose?

14 comments:

Tiffany said...

What a sweet little girl! I love how she cannot leave home without her "essentials." I remember when I was that age, my parents told me that I was inseparable with my stuff animal bunny. Haha... attachments... to be a kid again.

Pip said...

Awwh, that's our Brookie Brooke. Love you Brookie!

Scott and Megan said...

Ok- I'm seriously impressed by her proper placement of (most) of the features- good job Brooklyn!! What a smartie!

Kelly said...

She did a really good job! That books looks really cute! Where did you get it? I want one! Don't you love it as they become a little more independent? I do!!!

Carl and Amber said...

That book is adorable! Where did you get it? That's a serious question! It's funny that you talk about cd #5, because that is exactly what is playing right now, and we started on the sixth song!

Elise Norwood said...

SO SO CUTE!!

Laura said...

Too cute...I want one of those books! :)

The Pierce Family said...

She just gets prettier and prettier every blog post! :) How's the prego going? Hope all is well!

Jana said...

Oh, Desirae, that had me laughing so hard I cried! That girl is such a riot, and yes, I DO think camels would be better off with a third eye for a nose. Brooklyn is just a step ahead of evolution. :) She has always looked like Stephen to me, but I totally saw your big beautiful smile in those pictures!

Jess~ca said...

Hey! Skyler and I will be in California next week!!! We are going on vacation to Disney Land with his parents...

And the second half of the week we might be going to sea world and I thought we could get together one of those nights and go out to dinner?
Let me know!!!
Love you guys!
-Jessica

ABick said...

your daughter is so adorable. and i love the creativeness of little children...

Elise Norwood said...

I need your email address. Can you send it to me?
elisenorwood@yahoo.com

Thanks.

AmberBaker said...

Oh - Brooklyn is so adorable!

Tracy and Dan said...

It was fun having dinner with you guys the other night! I hope we can get together again soon! Oh and Brookie is absolutely adorable!