Friday, February 27, 2015

Backporch Camping

   I never knew how much I loved having a yard until it become a 4' by 7' square foot cement slab!

Shortly after stepfather gave us a small tent to use on camping trips, the girls began begging to go camping.  I bet Kevin it could fit on our porch and the girls would get the campout their little hearts desired. After pulling the bikes and our porch chairs into the dining room, I managed to make it work.

Next step; make it comfortable!

 Then make it FUN!

We finished the night with some smores over the "fire" and a story time. The girls both made their way to bed around 12ish but we still had a wonderful night.

Monday, February 2, 2015

For the Birds!

While I may be snuggled up freezing currently, last week we had several days of glorious sunny warm weather! (Texas for you, sheesh!) The girls and I took full advantage, staying outside until it was too dark to play and finally making it out to feed the ducks, I had only been promising to do so since september!

So with a bag of popcorn we headed to the ducks first thing after picking up Brooklyn from school.
(I have since learned that popcorn/bread is not good for ducks! next time we will have a more duck friendly snack)

Both Girls Were in heaven and the birds were so used to visitors that they were literally eating out of McKennas hands. One little guy followed kenna around everywhere, long after all the popcorn was
gone and McKenna had lost all interest in him.

 Meet Mr. Afroduck! 
I was in love, seriously almost loaded him up and brought him home! Not Kidding, Kevin may have received a text or two about me wanting ducks. HA.

 Since day one was so successful we were back the next day for more fun.

 I can not get over how quickly Brooklyn is growing. I have watched my chubby little baby grow into a tall sweet and kind little lady, look at those legs!
 So long!

 Each day after we finished feeding the ducks we finished our evening(s) at a near by park. After being cramped up in our apartment all winter these girls were ready to run and stretch out those ever growing legs and I was happy to oblige.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

McKennas Birthday Party

My sweet Kenna benna turned three! can you believe it? It only seems like yesterday I was calling kevin to let him know he needed to head home early from work.

This year Kenna's birthday fell on Superbowl so it seemed only fitting that we had a super bowl party. Honestly McKennas party was super low key, we just invited a few of our neighbors. While the men watched the Superbowl the wives and children spent the day playing "Superbowl" themed games and snacking.

Our sweet girl was spoiled with love from our dearest friends, and I wouldn't have had it any other way.

In keeping with Kenna birthday tradition I made her cake. She was so proud of mama's cake!
 Who knows it may be an every birthday thing.

 MY little birthday girl!

 Sister lovies
The love that these girls have for each other makes my mama heart swell.
 They are each others best friend, the first person they look for in the morning, or after school, and the last person they want to kiss good night to.

 Because family is so far away Skipe saved the day and allowed Kenna to have her favorite cousins, Eli and Tate, and Nana and Papa there to sing happy birthday and help blowout candles.

 One late night present from Nana and Papa.

My baby is THREE!

Oh man I have way too much to say about my sweet little kenna girl! Between her great big bear hugs to her love of  sweet eskimo kisses! McKenna is so affectionate and kevin and I adore it.

  In the past few months daddy has had to take over bedtime 100% because I just can't resist her;"mama cuddle me please!" or "mama sleep with me, I love you!" sneaky little girl knows the way to my heart and that I can't say no to sweet cuddles...meaning I have spent many a night cramped up in a twin bed with McKenna and Brooklyn. once I give in to one the other needs cuddles too, and I'm ok with that.
  McKenna also has a new found love for "softie blankets" especially the one I have slept with almost every night for years...She has figured out a way to completely steal it from me! And now will only go to bed if she has it... see also I'm sleeping in a twin bed with two girls currently! Pretty soon I will just have to suck it up and by another.

She loves enja turtles (ninja turtles ) and Doc McStuffins, ohhh Doc! the girl is obsessed.

Kenna girl also loves her babies (named; Punkin, Sugar and Rainbow) yes, she knows their names and can tell them apart! The girl is also a Paw Patrol lover! We have them all. Oh we can not forget the stuffies, a few of her favorites are...Pretty Kitty, foxy, clifford, and crusty pup, oh yeah she named them too!


Her favorite colors are green and blue, she flips back and forth daily, I love that the colors she loves are not the typical girlie pink.

Also lately She has started saying "I love you bigger than the moon", a play on the saying "to the moon and back" My heart swells and I get to reply back "love you bigger than the sun" silly I know but... She is so sweet!

Here lately Kenna has become more and more picky on her clothes! She loves Dresses, Boots, her fur "softie" vest and footy pajamas..any mix of these makes for a very happy girl.


   McKenna HATES brushing her teeth! Its a battle for Mama in the morning and daddy at bedtime but to my surprise she loved the dentist and she had ZERO cavities at her last appointment 1/21/15  (making our tiny battles worth it)

  Another thing McKenna hates, all fruit and mashed potatoes! (no joke she straight up gags at the smallest bite of potatoes) but she loves her veggies and would rather peas, broccoli or corn on the cob any day.
  Her morning breakfast routine is pretty set, rotating through, greek yogurt with granola and pecans, oatmeal with honey, and eggs all with milk. THE GIRL IS PICKY! she gets it from her dad. Her other foodie loves are; pepperonis, roast beef, hot dogs, hamburgers, seriously her dad!, french fries, and BLACK BEANS the beans are her go to snack. Given the choice McKenna will choose a "Barbies sandwich" (also known to us as an Arby's sandwich) for lunch.
  Mckenna has grown and changed so much in this last year, I almost can not remember having a tiny little baby! My life revolves around this thoughtful opinionated little girl, and her sister. She is so sweet and smart, determined and stubborn, and definitely has thoughts and opinions all her own!

   I love you and your amazing little personality McKenna Grace!