Tuesday, May 19, 2009

"Lemme tell you 'bout Sad-uh-day..."

T.J. and Michelle were nice enough to come and visit us this past weekend while they were staying up in Valencia at Michelle's parents' house.  This is Brooklyn's summary of the events that took place that fun day: (This summary was shared with Stephen and I from Brooklyn's "way-back" seat of the car on the way home from church Sunday.) 
"Lemme tell you 'bout Sad-uh-day... Michelle and Jeff came over."
Me, "Do you mean T.J.?"
Brooklyn, "Yes. T.J. and Michelle came over and we went to the beach...
and I got a lot of, lot of sand on my legs and on my feet and on my tights...
then we went to a picnic and had lunch and there were babies and mommies and daddies and kids.  We had a lot of, lot of watermelon and ham and cheese and mayonnaise and mustard and chips..."
"Wait, Brooklyn, can you tell me again about the picnic?  I'm trying to write this all down."
"I telled ya 'bout the picnic already, Mom." She stated this so matter-of-fact too, almost like another question she gave Michelle the day before.
Needless to say, it was quite entertaining to me and Stephen.  She was pretty accurate in her summary, except for mistakenly referring to Jeff, my sister's husband, instead of T.J.
Now I will share my own version of "Sad-uh-day."  When T.J. and Michelle visited, we first ate some home made BBQ chicken pizza, a la Stephen.  :) Then we headed out to that cool beach trail that Stephen and I walked a couple of weeks ago on our date night. (See previous entry for details.) The weather was cooler, it was the middle of the day, and Stephen carried the baby and a heavy backpack while I toted Brooklyn about half the way. 
We did eventually make it down to the beach, though.  And yes, Brooklyn did enjoy feeling, throwing, and make-uping in the grainy black sand.  Lovely.  The day was topped off with a fun picnic in the park with two other couples in our ward.  
Some of the highlights of our day included Michelle's brave back-seat experience next to Brooklyn on the way to the beach, (see the top picture!) during which she was randomly asked by Brooklyn if she needed to go poo-poo.  Also, T.J. fed Ian some rice cereal and mashed bananas (see second picture from the top). And, of course, we got to chat with T.J. and Michelle and catch up on things going on in their world!  (Can't wait to see the brace-face look, T.J.!  Be sure to take a picture with your matching son and blog it up!)


Tiffany said...

I just love it when Brooklyn talks. She is so funny. I cannot wait till Rachel can talk as well as Brooklyn.

Ruth said...

So cute!

Michelle said...

You have a funny little girl, that's for sure! We had so much fun with you guys and wish we lived closer. It will happen one day if I have anything to do with it :) Count on it! Little Ian is adorable and we loved the beach!