Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Birthday Girl!!!

Here's a tribute to the Birthday girl. Brooklyn is 2 years old today!!!! Hard to believe how quickly she's growing up. She started out this sweet, easy little baby and now she's so full of personality I'm afraid she's going to burst. She always keeps us on our toes and definitely keeps all of us laughing. Having a great sense of humor is definitely in her personality. And, every time there's music playing, she's dancing!!! Happy Birthday Brooklyn, we love you!!!

My new baby!

2nd Birthday Party!!!

She believed her pinata was a real pony!!!

Little cuddlers!!!

Who would've ever thought that Mason was such a cuddly boy. I guess his sweet side is in there somewhere. It's moments like this that get us through the other ones!!!

Elena Diving!!!

Elena loved swimming lessons this year. She did

a great job with diving and also learned the butterfly

stroke and breast stroke.

Tyler Diving!!!

We went to a birthday party and Tyler spent

2 full hours diving and jumping off the diving board,

we couldn't get him off of it.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

For Grandpa Ecklund

Hey Grandpa Ecklund, this video is for you!!! Sorry we didn't send anything fancy in the mail, we figured this would be more fun!!!
Love you lots, have a great Father's Day!!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

We love melons

One of Darcy's cravings is Souplantation, or Sweet Tomatoes. The kids love it there. We down all the cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon as soon as they put it out there. It's a great summertime snack even though Brook shouldn't be climbing or eating on the counters, she just helps herself, no regrets. Kids are amazing, they're not ashamed of wanting or asking for anything. It's a good thing that this is healthy for her.

So much for my Sunday afternoon nap

So here I was laying on the couch halfway asleep when Brook decides to hop on me. Ok, fine, she was just wanted to eat her apple, no problem. She wasn't bouncing or anything, no big deal. Well Mason came along (You know the one who has had more hospital trips than all our other kids combined) I'm sure he's thinking to himself "alright daddy's down! Time to Hop on Pop!" He's making all sorts of noises and soon Tyler and Elena come out and want to join the fun. I wish all that jumping around on me would make me a little bit thinner, but no, just a few tender spots around the ribs and some smiling faces. Darcy of course thought this was pretty funny. She was relaxing on the other couch herself with nobody jumping on the pregnant mom (this time at least) so she snapped this photo and voila! One squished dad, and no nap.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Gabber Wauki

So I know that girls like to talk on the phone, but call me a little concerned when my daughter, who is not even 2 years old yet, loves talking on the phone to Grandma and Grandpa Ecklund. She'll grab the phone out of my hands and just babble away, it's hillarious. Too bad we have no idea what language she speaks so fluently. Every now and then we'll hear a May May(Mason), Ty Ty(Tyler) or Nena(Elena).

Also, every time we ask her where the baby is, she either lifts up my shirt or hers. So, at the beginning of the video, it's her showing her baby!!!