Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Brooklyn is 18 Months!

Hey all, it's Brooklyn! I know that I don't get much face time on this blog...but I have made things pretty busy around the Aust house. I am growing up faster than my sister ever did, I guess it's because I want to do everything she does. I love to ask Mommy questions (that she may not always understand)...I say "Mommy, mommy, mommy, what this?" Mommy isn't always sure what "this" is...but she tries. I love Elmo and Dora! I love, love, love my big sister, Katie. I pucker up and give her kisses all of the time. Even after I hit her or push her or scratch her or bite her (yep...I let her know who is boss), Mommy makes me say sorry...my version of sorry is a kiss. Katie usually forgives me because my kisses are so cute :)!!! I don't have tons of teeth (we think I am taking after my mommy with the tooth issues), but the ones I do have work pretty well. I will eat most anything...including rocks and ice. You may not think this is funny...but I am SUPER cute when I point my little finger and say "No!"...my little voice is so cute and my little pointing finger...just melts hearts...seriously...it gets me out of a lot of trouble. Have I told you that I can wrap people around my finger pretty easily?!?! I take after my sister in my singing abilities...I LOVE to sing. My favorites are Itsy Bitsy Spider and Patty Cake...I love the "roll it and pat it" part...you should see my cute little "roll"! I can even get through most of the ABCs...so I am pretty smart...as we already knew! Mommy and Daddy say that I am such a delight...I guess I would agree with that. Katie might not always agree with that...but she is a wonderful big sister...and I adore her! As for my stats...I am average height and weight...all of my stuff seems to be working. Besides some mild skin sensitivities I am PERFECT in every way!

Check back soon...I am taking on the blogging world and it is about to get crazy!
Brooklyn, Little B, Brookers, Brook, Brookin

Friday, December 10, 2010

Just a Quick Girl Update

I have been TERRIBLE at updating! Brooklyn will be 18 months tomorrow...so I will dedicate a post just to her...so be checking. Anyway, here is a quick recent look at the girls. This pic is sort of blurry...but they were rocking and would not stop!

Here is my baby who is getting to be such a big girl! Check out those curls...I love them!

And, here is the Bug...wet head and all!

Here are the girls at their cousin Braden's 2nd birthday party. Katie, Braden, friend of Braden's...totally forgot her name, Brooklyn and cousin Athena. Braden is going to LOVE being surrounded by all these girls one day!

DC Trip

I headed to Washington DC for one of the greatest honors of my life, thus far. I was honored with the invitation to go with my principal to receive the National Blue Ribbon Award for our school, Johnston Middle School. Only 300 or so schools all over the nation were honored with this award, including public and private schools of all levels. We were SERIOUSLY honored to receive this award.

Here I am with the award itself. Along with the tangible award, we get to carry the label as winners, including: a flag to raise at the school, the seal on our letterhead, the bragging rights, and much more!!!! (By the way...I have chopped my hair off since this pic...because of this pic...jeez...why didn't someone tell me I was looking so OLD?!?!)

Luckily, the weather was nice and we had a chance to do some sight seeing. The leaves were changing and they were preparing for the Christmas tree lighting. It was awesome!

Here is "our" house at night...not so much my house right now...but whatever...

Honest Abe and sort-of-honest Kris...(and some random teenagers...thought I was getting away from those for a few days!)

This is just a beautiful picture at the Vietnam Memorial. Look at these colors!!!
What an amazing trip! I took many more pics...these are a random selection...I will definitely need to go back for a longer stay. DC is wonderful!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Trick or Treat

Here we are getting some candy!!! Costume #3...we were Texans...Mommy was the football player, K & B were cheerleaders and Daddy was the coach...

A little group of kids ready for candy!

The whole group minus Dani aka Elmo...great costumes! Austin (goth guy from SNL), Jack (Craig- Spartan cheerleader from SNL), Carter (pumpkin), Anna (Incredible), Katie, Nick (pirate), Brooklyn, Sophia (Incredible...trying to escape)...

Halloween Party Part II

This is how the night ended for Katie and Anna...they were TIRED!!! So much Pirate Fun!

Bobbing for apples...such fun...and mess!

Our Baby Pirate...

Nick was our adopted pirate...he fit right in!!!

And, Big was...well, hmmm...a relative?!?!

Spooky Party

We put our pirate potion in the cauldron and invited some friends and family over to walk the Aust plank...

The Golden Girls made an appearance...can you guess which one is not a GIRL?!?!

Elmo had a bloody encounter...

The playroom got TRASHED...notice Katie with her gun...awesome! By the way...Brooklyn was a pirate like her Mommy and Daddy...but Katie was the mermaid that we kidnapped...it worked!

Here is Daddy Pirate...sorry, no pics of Mommy Pirate! But, I was one mean Wench!

Halloween at School

These are our little Halloween girls on Friday for their school parties. Katie was Belle and Brooklyn was a bee...obviously...

Here's our pretty Belle...she was very particular about this...down to telling me how to do her hair.

And, here is our pretty little bee...she wore these "ears" for these pics and that was about it!

Ren Fest 2010

We headed out to the Ren Fest to enjoy some outside fun and watch some fun people and, well, people...
We did enjoy a ride on the carousel...

Brooklyn had fun too...

The girls were decked out in their Bearkat gear...for a while at least (Katie does not like t-shirts)...enjoying a virgin frozen drink...

Brooklyn enjoyed watching all of the fun...

The girls loved just hanging out and watching the crazy people walking around...

Getting geared up to do some climbing...

Didn't get much higher than this...she was too busy watching the big people around her racing to the top...

But, she did LOVE the trampoline jump thing...LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it!!!

A Few Random Pics

Here we are all decked out for the game...don't think we won this one. But, we sure look cute!!!

Katie had a girls' night with her friend, Lily. The did hair, makeup and all of those girly things. Here's Katie painting her nails...coat #7, I am sure.

The girls with all of the girly stuff..

Brooklyn sort of joined in the fun...she acted like the girl party clown!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Still Alive

I know it has been a while. I don't know if anyone even checks anymore. But, I want to save this and have it bound for the girls at some point. So, I won't give up! If you are out there checking, I will update...I promise! Katie has had a birthday, stuff is happening. So, don't give up on me.

Monday, September 06, 2010

The Summer of 2010 is OVER!!!

Well, at least according to Labor Day rules...our summer is gone!

Brook loves the water...so she took her last swim of the season.

Katie was looking for some underwater creatures...

See you guys at the beach...NEXT YEAR!!!!

First Glance...

of our Halloween mermaid! Katie got this really nice costume for her birthday...so be ready for the final product...

One last pic of the birthday scene...

Surfside Birthday

Katie had the first of her birthday parties this weekend for her friends and family down in Surfside. Luckily, the weather held up for an amazing birthday and Labor Day weekend at the beach!

Katie picked a Mermaid birthday for her beach party...

Such a big girl!

Enjoying her gifts...

On a swimming break, reading with her friend Akira...