Monday, December 28, 2009
Brooklyn LOVED her guitar!
Here are some pictures from Christmas afternoon/evening...
3 Generations of Johnson men
My grandmother's gift to Chad were matching "father/son hats." They are soooo cute!
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
With the arrival of Mckenzie's Ansley and my Baby Jake, as well as the upcoming arrival of some more precious babies, I hope we will see each other even more to swap baby stories.
Heidi, Mckenzie, Jennifer, Loryn, and Marisa
The Hubbies: Jon, Lee, Marc, Jay, and Chad
Jake was the life of the party :-)
Yes, we take this picture often, but one day we will look back and say, "I'm so glad we have pictures of us in our twenties."
Love you girls! Thanks for a great time Saturday night!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Our second family photo :-) Poor Jake is never awake for any of them.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
And stay tuned because there will be a few more additions...they just haven't made their pregnancies "Facebook public" yet. :-)
Friday, December 11, 2009
She is still a bit shaky holding him without the couch arm but did pretty well.
Handsome little thing, isn't he? We then loaded up the fam and headed to K-vegas for Brooklyn's school Christmas program. Last year, she made it on stage for 1/2 song before leaving the stage in tears (that was 1/2 song more than I thought she would do though!). I did not have high hopes for this year, but she had been saying for weeks how she was ready to sing on stage with her friends. She had been practicing her songs everyday and was doing soooo well with the words. Here is her class on stage:
And here is Brooklyn on Nanny's lap. :-)
She did not even make it on stage this year. About 1/2 hour before the show, Brooklyn declared that she was not getting on the stage. She said that she remembered how she cried last year and did not want that to happen again this year. I didn't push it. I asked her if she still wanted to dress up and go. She said yes, she wanted to see her friends (and get the goodie bag- she's no dummy). We went and sat in the front row, and Brooklyn took pics of her friends with my mom's digital camera. :-) She was so happy- you would have thought she actually performed. Ha! Chad was so disappointed. He just doesn't understand how, with us as a mom and dad, she can be so shy. I just say give her time. I mean, with a "show choir mom" and a "lead singer dad," she'll come around.
Or, we'll just hope Jake is a bit braver. :-)
Friday, December 4, 2009
Brooklyn has adjusted quite a bit better than I thought she would to having a baby in the house. As I brag to people, she does GREAT with Jake- helping feed him his bottle on occasion, finding his paci (and holding it in his mouth), entertaining him at the changing table, and showering him with kisses and hugs every chance she gets. She is so animated with him, and I love hearing her speak to him in the same "high pitched mommy voice" that I use. I mean, who wouldn't be entertained by this face?
But alas, she is human, and having had ALL the attention from 2 parents and 4 grandparents her entire life, she struggles sometimes with not getting what she wants exactly when she wants it. When that happens, we get this:
We are working on reminding her everyday that starting your sentences with "please" and ending your request with "thank you" is the way to go. We are encouraging "yes, ma'am" and "no, sir." We are sending her to time out when she sticks her tongue out at us or yells at us. 5 weeks ago I would have burst into tears when punishing her just thinking that "she's adjusting to her new life...cut her some slack." Now, I am trying to work with Chad on a united front knowing that we have to nip this attitude in the bud NOW before she grows up into a spoiled brat.
Overall, she is a good kid. She's just sometimes too smart for her own good....and has learned a thing or two watching Jon and Kate (again, glad that show is OVER).
Brooklyn is doing sooooo well at school. She has been ready for Kindergarten since she was three, so I have never been worried there. She knows all her letters- upper and lower- how they sound and how to write them. She counted to thirty this week. She knows the days of the week and the months of the year. She spells September and October....I forgot to ask her about November. :-) She can write her full name and the first name of all her friends in her class, knowing how to spell most of them herself. She learned her phone number this month, too.