Tuesday, October 27, 2009

We have been busy....

Swimming lessons for Emma
Pre-school for Sarah


1/2 Marathons for My sister and I

Wicki Stick fun!

More fun!

Pumpkin Patch field trips
Red belts!

Birthdays!


Life is busy....here are a couple of pictures of our activities....





Sunday, October 04, 2009

Fall...







I guess this blog has been neglected for a while....that tells you how insanely busy we are in the Brooke home...

Mia has started 1st grade at Baymonte, and we couldn't be happier with her teacher. First Grade is such a HUGE jump from Kindergarten. I love it. She is at school all day, which has been a big change for me, at about 12:00 each day I feel like I should be picking her up from school.
She just tested for her Little Dragon Red Belt, and will probably be a black belt by the end of the year!

Sarah began pre-school. She is at a Parent Participation school. This means that I work in her class as a parent helper 1 day a week. She loves it, and the school is wonderful.

Emma, is adjusting to being the only child at home with me a couple days a week. She is continuing with her swimming lessons, and swimming like a fish! She is turning 3 this month and looking forward to starting Tae Kwon Do too!

We had a great summer, full of swimming, camping, I now understand how busy lives can get and why other Mom's say summer is so exhausting! I was really happy to get back into a school routine.

We just had our pictures taken for the year....I posted a few, but will save some for our Christmas cards!

We are still waiting for a child to be placed in our home for adoption. Our homestudy has been submitted for a few, and we have learned of another situation that we are interested in. Just waiting in God's timing and the right placement to fit out family. It will be fun to see what they next step in the process for us will be.



Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Gigglebean, take 3!





















Once again, Jessica from www.gigglebean .com has outdone herself....



Birthday at Disneyland and American Girl

Mr.Toad
Grandma and Mia on Nemo

Peter Pan


Waiting in line....

Tea Cups..


Carousel Ride


We took some time to tour "The Grove" in Hollywood

Birthday Cake


Yummy Tea!
(Behind Mia is the wall of Dolls you can borrow, if you don't have your own)


Outside the Store
Getting her dolls hair done

Sister's...


Mia turned 6 on July 9th. We took the opportunity to head down to Disneyland...because you get in free on your birthday!

And of course, we had to go to American Girl too! We had her birthday party there, just my mom, the 3 girls and I. It was fun, and I don't think Mia could have been happier....



Thursday, July 30, 2009

Help bring Lily Home....




This is a blog I have been following for a while, they are an amazing family that has been matched with a little girl named Lily in South Korea. They need to raise quite a bit of money to bring her home. They are doing some awesome give-aways, so head on over to the blog and learn more,and hopefully win!
As a family who is also in the process of adopting also, I understand how they are longing to bring her to their home...








Wednesday, June 10, 2009

1st tooth...


Mia lost her first tooth about 1 month ago...she was so excited. She has another loose tooth, soon it will be gone too!


Now, as a Mom with her first child who has lost thier first tooth..what on earth do I do with the tooth? I remember finding a cup of teeth in my mom's room when I was little, and was really grossed out by it...so my question, to you, if there is anyone reading this....what on earth do I do with these teeth that are falling out of my child's mouth?





Kindergarten Graduation

Mia and her friend Mikayla
Her best friend Annyka
Mrs. B. the other teacher in her class


Mrs. Tobak, her teacher



We did it! We made it through out first year of Elementary School!


We could have asked for a better school, teacher (s), friends and more.


Mia is now in first grade! WOW...