Brooklynn is just conquering each week! She is growing like a champ and impressing us daily.
Her new thing is spitting. She blow bubbles with her saliva and then she will literally spit it out. It makes for a wet shirt front for her or a wet shoulder for whoever is holding her! She is getting stronger and stronger and wants so bad to be sitting up by herself. I've been putting her in her bumbo chair more and she is getting so good at keeping herself upright and not wobbling. When she is sitting on your propped up knees she tries to sit herself up and will successfully get her shoulders in the air. When I was taking her 10 week picture yesterday she was doing the same thing with the boppy (you can see in the picture how she is holding herself up). She is such a strong little girl and will be sitting up on her own in no time! She is even starting to become more aware of herself as well. I am pretty sure that she has discovered that she has feet! The other day in the car she was looking down and reaching for them and a few days ago I gave her her feet and she was so happy to touch them. She is also figuring out what her hands do. She grabs on to things more frequently and is even using her hands to bring things to her mouth. What a smart cookie!
She's always got her arms moving it's hard to get a picture without one, or both, of them doing something crazy!
So I don't know if you have noticed in Brooklynn's pictures, but she is a little obsessed with her hands! They are always by her face in some fashion, and now they are very often in her mouth. We do not have a thumb/finger sucker though, we have a fist sucker! She loves her some fist!
Who needs a pacifier when you have a fist!
We had quite a busy weekend this past weekend. My Grandma Perkins and Aunt Nancy came in on Thursday afternoon, Ali & Kyle's reception was on Friday, and Brooklynn was blessed on Sunday. Whew! It was jam packed and whirlwind but it wasn't too much. We've been enjoying spending time with Grandma and Aunt Nancy and introducing them to Brooklynn. My Grandma Perkins is Brooklynn's only Great Grandparent still with us, so it has been really special to be able to have this time for them to meet and spend time together.
Meeting Great Grandma Perkins for the first time!
Spending some time with Aunt Nancy
Ali and Kyle had a beautiful reception on Friday night. It was in our friends backyard which was the perfect backdrop and the weather was pretty much perfect. They had delicious cheesecake bites (made by my mom and Ali) and grilled cheese! My dad has teased us forever about serving grilled cheese at our weddings, I was very adamant about not having grilled cheese at my reception, but Ali called him on it! It was actually pretty popular, everyone seemed to really enjoy it!
What a great couple! We are so glad to have Kyle in our family!
Enjoying their cheesecake! No smashing at this reception!
Ali getting as much time with Brooklynn as she can before moving back to Utah. We are going to miss Auntie Ali!!
Cousin Bryson enjoying the grilled cheese!!
Look at that face! How could you not love this little one?!?!
Sunday was such a special day for us. We were so happy to have Grandma and Aunt Nancy with us as well as Ali and Kyle still here to be able to witness Brooklynn's blessing (as well as the rest of our families!). Brooklynn was able to wear my great-grandfather's (Grandma Perkins' dad) christening gown, which is the blessing gown that my sisters and I all wore, so it made the day even more special to have her wear that beautiful handmade gown.
Eric gave Brooklynn a beautiful blessing. We truly are so blessed to have a beautiful, smart baby girl and we are so grateful that our Heavenly Father has entrusted us with one of His children. She is such a joy to watch grow and develop and I hope and pray that we will be able to teach her all that she needs to know in order to be prepared to return to Him someday. She definitely will not be short of love from us, or from her aunts and uncles and grandparents, and hopefully she will not be short of spiritual example and guidance as well.