Brooklyn turned four at the beginning of June. Brooklyn's latest obsession is taking pictures. She is always playing with my camera, so for her birthday she received a miniature digital camera, compliments of Foote's online negotiating. We also took a family trip to the circus. Brooklyn was a little sad that she did not get to have a friend party this year, but she lost the privilege after bleaching her room (If our house survives these girls it will be a miracle). I had not been to the circus forever so it was fun to experience it with the girls. Brooklyn liked the elephants and Alyson liked the tigers.
We also celebrated with Foote's family at the pool in Castle Rock, and did cake and ice cream with my family after Sunday dinner. Brooklyn was so funny, when we went swimming in Castle Rock, she really wanted to go off the diving board. Andrew was catching her, but the lifeguard told him she had to be able to swim to the edge of the pool by herself. We told Brookie that she would not be able to go off the board anymore because she had to swim to the edge. She burst into tears, so I asked her if she wanted to go into the pool and practice swimming and come back when she could do it. That was all it took, she worked for about an hour on swimming back and forth from me to the wall and then it was back to the diving board, she was so proud of herself. Brooklyn is so determined which can be good and bad. If she wants to do it she will. On the other hand, if she doesn't want to do it she won't .
Brooklyn's birthday interview:
What is your favorite book? The treat books by Kevin Henkes this is a set of books that the girls received from their Aunt Kari and Uncle Ed, and they have read them thousands of times they are a very well loved set of books at our house.
What is your favorite thing to do?I love to drink soda with ice cream...we have been having root beer floats lately and Brooklyn loves them.
What is your favorite food? M&Ms and Watermelon
What do you want to be when you grow up?I want to plant a garden
What is your favorite movie?Tarzan and Jane
What is your favorite scripture story?The story of the resurrection
What is your favorite song? Teach me to walk in the light
Things I want to remember about Brooklyn at this age:
Brooklyn has a very determined personality if she wants to do something there is no stopping her. Brooklyn is a little nurturer. If Dwyn is crying or hungry Brooklyn does not hesitate to take charge. I thought the excitement of holding the baby would wear off after the first few months, but Brooklyn still asks to hold the baby about ten times a day. Brooklyn loves to sing and is an excellent climber. She climbs everything. I have to admit that it is like watching myself when I was little I used to climb everything.