Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Entertainer

I would just like to start off by saying - MY BABY GOT SKILLS! This child found a pair of black patent leather Mary Janes and decided she was Shirley Temple. We did take her to a tap show about 3 months ago, is it possible that she remembered the entire routine? Well, you be the judge.

By the way, I should warn you. I am not savvy enough to know how to flip the video, so you will either have to tilt your head or your computer, whichever is easier for you.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Livi's Turns 2 - Take One!

So, as many of you know, Olivia is a Leap Year baby, so technically she doesn't have a "real" birthday this year. But today we decided to celebrate anyway at the park with some of her friends. Unfortunately for us, the warm weather I ordered didn't come in. But the kids didn't seem to matter. Here is Livi arriving at her party. Look how excited she was to see her good friend "Fi-Fi" (Faith)
And here are Fi-Fi and Jack giving her a birthday hug!
Here she is with Aunt Gale
Wheee - Risa going down with Juliana - Hold on Juju!
Look at my big 2 year old climb up the big ladder!
The 3 "Comadres"Here is my silly silly girl. She loves the swing!
And not to be left out of the swinging fun - here are Mrs. West and Faith!
More giggles on the swing!
Looks like she is mesmerized by her beautiful cake!

Aunt Barb & Andrew
Aunt Gale, Mariana & Miriam
Nora, Abigail & Allison
Daddy, Micki & Juju
Present time!

Check out the cool face paint - Compliments of Hannah!
Best Buds!
Giggling with Micki

Then we left the park for some dinner at La Margarita!

Classic Livi Eyes as she get serenaded by the wait staff.

Make a wish!
Shutting our eyes after a long day.

Snuggies and Slushies!

Nothing says "Home from College" like sitting in your snuggie and sippin' on your Sonic slushie. Andrew you are getting old-But we love having you over! Yes, Andrew, you can take my Snuggie back to Austin.

Juju's New Kicks!

So, once again Omi wins the prize for finding Juliana the BEST shoes in the world. Look how excited she looks in her new kicks!
Yes, they are Sketchers, yes they are pink and yes they are BEDAZZLED! They are even high enough that you can't see her SMO's!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Surprise OMI!!!

So, this past weekend Olivia and I had the pleasure of surprising my mom for her 70th birthday. Yes, I said 70! I know, she doesn't look like she could possibly 70, but she is. I hope I inherited those genes! She had no idea we were coming and we had a blast. We arrived Sunday morning and she was out to eat with her "Breakfast Club". When we arrived, I instructed Olivia to go and find Omi and she did awesome. She marched right over like she exactly where she was. Here is a video from that moment.

Here is a picture immediately following the video. Can you tell that she still can't believe we are there! These are the El Paso version of Sprinkles that my brother Ray sent her! They were YUMMY!

Here is Olivia meeting her new cousin Layla. She was so excited to meet her that started acting like a dog herself. I think she is just amazed when a dog is nice to her since our dog/grouch Casey is so mean.
Yes, here is my precious little angel panting just like Layla.

Here she is with Uncle Eddie.

And here she is with Phillip

And here she is with Omi again. We had so much fun surprising her - Happy Birthday Omi and many many more!
Unfortunately I didn't upload all the pictures from the surprise party we had that night. More to come later and more pictures of Livi with Auntie Laura and Uncle Gary!

Stay tuned . . . .

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Cupid Has Arrived!

Yes - Cupid arrived a day early for the Brooks' Sweethearts. First Uncle Danny came over delivering all sorts of goodies including some sweet little puppies, marshmallow cats (these were Olivia's favorite!) and all kinds of chocolates!

Here is Livi finally getting to eat her marshmallow cat. Meeeeooooow!
Then while the girls were taking a bath, Cupid struck again! Auntie Linda & Gabbi stopped by to deliver these sweet treats. Lots of good books and of course some chocolates.
We are so lucky to have so many people that love our little sweethearts as much they do. Happy Valentine's Day!
Sending everyone kisses from the Brooks Babes!