Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

We have so much to be thankful for this year! Most of all two healthy beautiful little girls!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Family photos

Now that I have ordered our Christmas cards I thought I would share our family photos. Marisa did a wonderful job as usual,she is always so good even with my not so cooperative 31/2 year old! So bare with me, I had an especially hard time weeding through them all.

Our group shots.

We also got a few of just the girls. love them! 

One thing i really love about Marisa is that she also includes some "behind the scenes shots" that show whats really going on at our family shoots ;) Kevin's and my absolute favorite picture has to be the one of McKenna pulling kevin's hair! She WOULD NOT let go!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Heard Museum

A few friends invited us to check out the Heard Museum and wildlife sanctuary. They had some animatronic dinosaurs displayed on the trails and I knew Brooklyn would love it! Lately dinosaurs have been on her list of favorite things along with Thomas the Train, Spider-man, and Fire trucks. (this girl needs some girls friends asap! haha)

About midway through we stopped to get pictures of the bigger kids, its tough to get them to sit still long enough to snap a picture, next year the we will have three more to chase around! All of these babies are growing up so fast!

 I may or may not have encouraged the kids to stick their heads in the tyrannosaurus mouth :)

This dilophosaurus was really neat not only did he make noise and move but he would spit water out of his mouth. Landon thought this was especially cool :)

The T-Rex!! The boys had a little spat over who got to stand next to Brooklyn, lol, the love stories of three year olds.
 After our short hike we checked out the indoor museum area, it was set up really nice with a few caged animals and a play area but after the hike and lunch the littles were ready to head home for a nap. Needless to say we will be back soon!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Jaycee

My littlest sister just turned 5!! The girls and I got to make a special trip to visit for her birthday. I was nervous about the 3 hour car ride alone with the girls, Mckenna does not like to be in the car, but both girls did great. McKenna slept the entire time, while Brooke and I talked until she too ultimately fell asleep.

Jaycee got a new horse for her birthday. Brooklyn fell in love with cinnamon and followed her everywhere.

Brooklyn got to ride cinnamon BAREBACK! While Jaycee walked her around. Brooke was very proud of herself and even less afraid than when she had the saddle on.

 Learning how to pick up and clean out a horses foot.

 That night we had our own little birthday party, complete with those "fun" whistle blow toys :)
McKenna enjoyed watching these two crazy girls running around! Then it was time from presents.

 Unfortunately to make it back in time we had to leave early in the morning but Brooke wanted one more ride on cinnamon, so granddad taught her how to climb into the saddle all by her self.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

9 months

Mckenna weighs 17.5 lbs (10th percentile) and is 28 inches long (50th percentile). She wears size 3 diapers and size 6-9 month outfits (some 9 months) and 9 month sleepers. McKenna eats fruit or veggies 4 times a day along with 4 six ounce bottles a day and still takes two or three nice long naps a day!

  • She is starting to understand if I ask her simple questions; where the cat is she will crawl over to Dori or if I say pat pat she will pat on the table.
  • shakes her head no
  • will clap her hands when you sing pat-a-cake
  • play peak-a-boo (kevin taught her ti lift her shirt or blanket up over her head for where is kenna and bring it down There she is)
  • standing on her own for a few seconds at a time
  • walking along furniture 

nana (she did this one for the first time for her nana)