So here she is proudly displaying her mastery of a couple file folder games that I made her. They are such a cute idea that I got from my friend Lori. Of course Lori has the complete collection that she has single-handedly assembled, while I have only made about 6 games. Oh well! I'll get there someday - maybe!
These games are color matching games. Her favorite game is not yet laminated, but it has a bunch of different bodies that are to be matched with coordinating heads and hats. The different characters include a grandma, Santa Clause, a baseball player, a king, etc. Brooklyn just calls it "the grandma game."
For those of you who have been around her lately, you know she is quite the chatter box. In fact, a huge difference we noticed in our home when she stayed with my mom for a few days was how QUIET it was! It's hard to remember what life was like without this cute little squeaky voice dialoging, singing, and parroting nonstop! So just for fun, I decided the other day to note a few of her most repeated, or just funny lines that we will call "Brooklynisms." Let's see how many of them you have already heard her say (if you live close). For those family members who live far, you will probably hear some of these when we get together at Christmas time in D-town!
1) Is that troof?
2)How's work, Stephen?
3) Save it for Saturday. (later)
(The other option here, is: if it's a food item, we'll put it in a baggie and save it for later) (Example, one tiny gummy candy gets saved in a gallon-sized ziplock bag, all without mom's help.)
4) Raaar! (This one was adopted from her friend Rylie.)
5) How about...
6) Look, I stick my tongue out, like Mommy. Yes, when eat tortilla. (This is referring to a photo of me holding up a tortilla that I made when I was in Mexico. Apparently it made an impression on her!)
7) See you later, alligator. After a while, crocodile. (how original)
8) You wish you had curly hair, momma, like me? (yes.) I wish I had straight hair, like you.
9) It tastes like candy! (This referring to a variety of foods, from salmon to waffles or even minestrone soup.)
10) When I get bigger and bigger, I get married in the temple . . . to a boy. (What else do you get to do when you grow bigger?) Wear big apron. (On another occasion, she mentioned getting holes in her ears like Mommy.)
11) I too vizzy (tired). (I figured out that it meant tired because we were running to the bathroom at the library park and it was a long distance. She was out of breath and started walking.)
12) We eat out of you. (to Dad, meaning "we will eat dinner without you")
13) WHY? (about everything)
14) Stop looking in the mirror, Dad. (When he was looking at the mirror contemplating different mustache styles.)
15) It flew away in the wind. (whenever something is missing.)
17) Mom, your list! (She was sitting on the piano bench with me and looked up towards the loft. There she noticed a long, narrow sheet of paper sticking off of the shelf. She knew it had to be one of mom's many lists! She also calls receipts lists. I'm totally a list person and this word is already part of her vocabulary - scary!)
18) Turn it! (This she says when she wants the volume up on the radio.)