Sunday, September 29, 2013

September Snapshots


8/1 Helping Papa on the farm

8/3 McKenna taking advantage of the fact that sissy is at school.
Time to play with every toy in the house!

My princess is home today. What does she wants to do? 

And  More coloring.

Our lovely new landscaping and busted water pipe. luckily its all fixed and we have water once again! 

McKenna "helping" to repaint the entryway. 
I hated the old color anyway and who knows she may just become an interior designer ;)

Library story time!

Our spoiled pup Gunner.

Playing and cooking over at Nana's!

Uh oh someone found sissy's crayons!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


While sissy is at school. Mckenna has been enjoying the time alone with mommy! One of her favorite things to do is paint. My fridge is COVERED in artwork! (I just can't throw it out)

Friday, September 6, 2013

Fort Worth Museum

   Brooklyn, McKenna, Nana, and I went to see Doc Mcstuffins in Fort Worth. When we arrived the weather outside was so hot and with the line to see the Doc starting to wrap around the building, Nana and I called it and decided to enjoy the air conditioning! museum instead.

The girls loved it, especially the play area! I don't think that they were too sad to miss Mcstuffins at all.

It was also nice to get out to a new museum for me too. Sometimes I get bored with the stuff at our museum, aquarium, zoo...etc.

McKenna and her babies! haha

My cute little doctor taking care of her puppy.

Little sister must do EVERYTHING big sister does.

Laying on a bed of nails!
 Brooke made McKenna go first so she could make sure it was safe,
That is what little siblings are for right? LOL

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

1st Day of Preschool

Last year Brooklyn tried a mothers day out/ preschool, it ended up not really being a fit for us in the end. So this year I was more determined than ever to not only get her into preschool but for her to feel comfortable as well.

So far she loves her new school and is adjusting wonderfully! A few things we did differently this time;
  • We chose one with teachers and students that she already knew. 
  • We talked about school often (I started talking about it in march!!)
  • This time I asked and really listened to what her fears were (her main fear was that I would not come back to pick her up) and helped calm them as best I could. (Each and every time I drop her off anywhere I tell her "Mommy loves you and will always come back to get you" This simple little quote means so much to her that she now says it to Kenna when we drop her off.
  • When it got close to school starting, We let Brooke choose whatever style backpack/lunchbox she wanted. (This can be hard, we almost left with a Transformers backpack before she saw the Hello Kitty one!)
  • I also read as many back to school, or my first day of school books that I could find. And talked constantly about how fun school would be.