Tuesday, January 29, 2013

January Snapshots

January 2013

Putting pinterest to work, quiet family dinner! SUCCESS!

 I made sure to pack a little workbook that Brooklyn can only use when we are out, she LOVES it, Kevin and I got to talk without being interrupted!!


Brooke and Ella in the ticket blaster! They are too sweet, Brooke didn't understand the goal of catching tickets but thought it was hysterical to have them blowing around her.

Building forts while kenna naps.

I'm not a super fan of matchy matchy but B loves it and Kenna will do anything big sister wants to do these days! Plus, how cute are they!!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Mr. Tate

Little Tate was born January 8th. We were lucky enough to get to meet the little guy just hours after his debut. :)

Big brother Eli was very excited to bring Brooke in to meet his new brother Tate. At first Brooklyn was a little nervous to meet little Tate, and not so sure about holding him just yet.

Since we have been home brooklyn has been talking nonstop about Elis baby Tate. She has named all her babies Tate and everyday says "next time I will hold him, I'm not scared"

Lots of practicing taking care of babies going on over here.

Finally getting a chance to hold him "for real this time"

Brooklyn adores her newest cousin Tate.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


For a few months now McKenna has been taking one or two steps between toys but not really attempting any real walking, then the 20th at Nana's house she took Four steps! All that night she continued to walk back and fourth between us. I just love watching my little Frankenstein wobble around the house :)
First time walking pictures (Jan 20th)

She has picked up on walking so quickly!

....And a little thriller action. (hope it makes you giggle as much as it makes me lol)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The P-A-R-K

When Kevin and I are trying to talk about something without Brooklyn knowing we often try to spell it out, it usually works great, however she has started to catch on to the meaning of some words. ie; park and bed.

She had overheard us talking about the P-A-R-K the night before and woke up BEGGING to go. It was a chilly day so luckily we had the park all to ourselves.

Big girl slide all by herself!

Brooklyn loves showing McKenna how to do things at the park.

Mamas little monkey.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

11 months

Mckenna weighs 19.2lbs(25th percentile) and is 28.5 inches long (25th- 50th percentile). She is still in size 3 diapers and can wear few size 6 month tops, 9 month, and 6-12 month outfits. She wears a lot of 12 month bottoms. All her sleepers are still size 9 month. McKenna eats regular meals 3-4 times a day that include a fruit, veggie, and meat. She also has 4, six to eight ounce bottles a day. Kenna still takes three naps a day her morning nap is usually 2hr and her afternoon naps are typically 45min to an hour long.
  • Mckenna loves to Blow bubbles with her mouth.
  • Knows some hand movements to the itcy bitcy spider.
  • Started walking,with assistance, (she loves to push her toys and walk around the house)
  • Has started pointing at things she wants.
  • During most nap times, I will come in and McKenna will have taken her shirt and socks off.
  • Her top right tooth popped in 12/25
  • When we are eating she will come up to us and say yum (because she wants some too)
  • She is eating most of what we eat, her favorites are mac-n-cheese, steamed broccoli, peaches, and cheerios.
  • If you ask McKenna for a kiss, she will make a kissy face and give you a kiss.


Not only can baby girl spell her name, she can write it. Right before christmas break we really started working on it. Teaching her to spell her name was much easier than teaching her to write it. Once I came up with a little song/ chant she had the spelling down in less than a day. The letters were much harder. (our next child will have a short name, Ha!)

Today she officially wrote it out completely all by herself! How fitting that its the first? 2013 is off to a great start.

You bet this sucker will be framed! So proud!

Another piece of brooklyns artwork!  She said That it is daddy :)