As most of you know, Matt and I attended our first BALL on Saturday, Jan. 16th. Most of the pictures are on my mom's camera, which means I'll have to upload them using Picasa. Here's one though that my friend Rachel took.
I am getting worse and worse about keeping up with posting pictures on here! But, finally, here they are...our month of January. A picture is worth a thousand words right? :o)
This first one is a "date night" Matt and I took. Brooklyn grabbed the camera and snapped a pic of us.This is a random one of Grant that I snapped just because I think it's funny that he loves to sit on TOP of the counter top and do writing/coloring. Looks horribly uncomfortable to me, but I guess for him, the bar just above makes the perfect "table".
January 11th was Brooklyn's 9th birthday. We ended up having quite a few "parties" for her. On the 8th, I took her and 4 of her girlfriends out for pizza and cake and then we spent the night at a hotel where they have a little indoor water park. They had tons of fun and only stayed up till about 2 am.
On her "actual" birthday on the 11th, I picked her up from school for lunch and took her out to Subway. I made a tiny little cake.
Then, after school, we took her out to Applebees for her birthday dinner. I made my first-ever chocolate chip cookie cake (using a springform pan). It worked out really well and tasted FABULOUS!When we got home that night, she got her big present, which was a new bike!! Grant had gotten his new bike about a week earlier with his Christmas money, so I took pictures of them both with their new bikes!Grant has amazing balance and can stand on the seat of his bike! He climbs up walls and doorframes like a monkey! I've got to get him back in gymnastics!
Okay, more pics to come....I just gotta find the time!