Ignore for a second that Brooklyn slides right off the end of this slide like it's been greased and pay attention to the determined way she brushes off her hands. I felt bad that I missed her, but had I caught her, I wouldn't have seen her do the hand thing!
I discovered by accident that Brooklyn knows her name! I mean, she responds to it, so I was pretty sure she KNEW, but I had never before specifically asked her what her name was. So, randomly, I did, and she answered with such absolute certainty that I was taken aback! Awesome!
Once again at the Farm, once again with the orange pool! This time, neither B nor I waited until the water was at any certain level, we just hopped in. Brooklyn took every opportunity to threaten people with a good soaking from her hose! While she wasn't shushing innocent passers-by, that is. And she always loves to have a good conversation with DD, Grandma (red dress) and GG (in the swing).
My bro Josh, Brooklyn's favorite uncle, went native this weekend at the Farm. Something about holding guns and shooting at coke cans makes him want to shave his head and run around shirtless. Ok, so at the Farm, everyone runs around with the fewest pieces of clothing we can get away with - cause it's HOT - but Josh gets extreme. While working his scalp clean, he decided to try out a mohawk for a few minutes. Wanted to make sure we got it on film for posterity. So, here you go, Posterity.
The Dennis' headed south to the Farm for Labor Day as we are wont to do on holidays. And I was delighted to discover that Brooklyn's hair is now long enough to sport pigtails! And even more delighted to see just HOW cute she looked with them.
And what goes great with pigtails? Why, corn on the cob, of course! We have discovered that Brooklyn is incredibly fond of corn on the cob. She grabs both ends and goes to TOWN! Every now and then I have to manually rotate the cob so she doesn't chew clear through to the other side, but like me, she appears to rank corn on her top 10 foods list.
I realize I could give Brooklyn a bath using the WHOLE tub, but it would take twice as long to fill it up, and she gets the biggest kick out of her little blue tub. So, we continue to use it - when she isn't just hopping in the shower with me, that is. Showers (showa as she calls them) are so much easier and quite fun!
Hey there. I'm Ashley - wife of Kyle, mother of 5: Brooklyn, August, Dorien, Wyeth and Wilder. New residents of Chicago, my favorite city in the world. We live in an old 1893 home that you'll hear all about as we fix it up and make it home. We are Christ followers, home-schoolers, adventure seekers, fun lovers, DIYers, creative souls and this blog is about our lives.