Monday, November 24, 2008

Wanna know something about me?

So Marcia did this survey on her blog and I thought I'd add it to my blog. Feel free to join in the fun!
  1. What time did you get up this morning? 12:00, 2:30, 3:30, 5:15, 6:45 (I have a 2 month old baby remember?)
  2. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds
  3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? something that was out when I was pregnant. apparently it was so good, I forgot what it was!
  4. What is your favorite TV show? Eli Stone
  5. What do you usually have for breakfast? eggo waffles
  6. What is your middle name? Susanne
  7. What food do you dislike? most vegetables
  8. What is your favorite CD at the moment? Brad Paisley
  9. What kind of car do you drive? Honda Accord
  10. Favorite sandwich? Turkey
  11. What characteristic do you despise? someone who is snobby
  12. Favorite item of clothing? jeans
  13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? England, France, Italy, New York, Disney I have to pick one?
  14. Favorite brand of clothing? I don't really have a brand, but I like to shop at Macy's
  15. Where would you retire? Wherever my family is
  16. What was your most recent memorable birthday? 28th - we told our family I was pregnant
  17. Favorite sport to watch? gymnastics - but I typically only watch it during the olympics
  18. When is your birthday? February 27
  19. Are you a morning person or a night person? morning
  20. What is your shoe size? 8 1/2
  21. Pets? no
  22. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with us? no
  23. What did you want to be when you were little? I don't remember
  24. How are you today? great
  25. What is your favorite candy? anything chocolate
  26. What is your favorite flower? I don't have one
  27. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? Dec 5, we are going to Fredericksburg for the Christmas Parade
  28. What is your favorite pastime? scrapbooking
  29. What are you listening to? Extreme Home Makeover
  30. What was the last thing you ate? Oatmeal chewy chips ahoy
  31. Do you wish on stars? nope
  32. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? green
  33. How is the weather right now? sunny
  34. The first person you spoke to on the phone today? Brandon
  35. Favorite soft drink? Dr. Pepper
  36. Favorite restaurant? Pappasitos, Texadelphia, Willies...I don't have just one!
  37. Real hair color? Brown
  38. What was your favorite toy as a child? i don't remember
  39. Summer or winter? summer
  40. Hugs or kisses? hugs
  41. Chocolate or Vanilla? chocolate
  42. Coffee or tea? iced tea
  43. When was the last time you cried? a week ago Friday when I had a fever
  44. What is under your bed?my old twin bed minus the matresses
  45. What did you do last night? see question 1
  46. What are you afraid of? roaches
  47. Salty or sweet? sweet
  48. How many keys on your key ring? 6
  49. How many years at your current job? 3, almost 4 years
  50. Favorite day of the week? Saturday
  51. How many towns have you lived in? 4
  52. Do you make friends easily? easy enough

Friday, November 21, 2008


Me and Papa - 1980

Mackenzie and Papa - 2008

I know the pictures are kind of small, but I think she looks like me in this picture. Although, it could just be that we look similar because it's a baby girl in Papa's lap. There aren't too many of us girls in the Cook family to compare pictures with!

Monday, November 17, 2008

A note from Mackenzie

Thank you Aunt Aubrey and Uncle Dustin for my onesies. I really like these better than the ones my parents bought me. These are bigger and fit me better. The other one just like this one is in the wash because I had a little accident. Oops! :) I thought I'd show you how I like to like to relax during the day - in Momma or Daddy's arms.

My second way to relax is lying on the bed, couch, or blanket.

But my favorite is the bathtub. This is the life! :)

Friday, November 14, 2008


Having a fever of 101 and taking care of a 2 month baby stinks! Actually, having a fever of 101 would stink whether I had a baby or not! I do feel though, that Mackenzie realizes I'm sick, because she' been pretty good. In the words of Forrest Gump, "that's all I have to say about that." :)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to us.
Merry Christmas to us.
Merry Christmas to Brandon & Charlton.
Merry Christmas to us.

(sung to the tune of Happy Birthday)

This is our Christmas present to ourselves 6 weeks early! Isn't it great. I told Brandon I was going to have to watch TV from the dining room, so that I wasn't so close! :) We've had the entertainment center for a couple of weeks, but the TV was delivered this morning. We also sold the XBox and bought a PS3 so we could play Blu-ray DVD's and they look awesome on our new TV! We got our presents early, so that we can focus on Mackenzie at Christmas. That sounds sweet, but actually, we just couldn't wait until Christmas! We are such good examples to our daughter! :)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Who do you think I'm going to blog about?!

Yep, of course I'm going to blog about Mackenzie. One of these days I might blog about something other than my never know! ;)

Thursday, we went to the doctor and Mackenzie had her first set of shots and as you can imagine did not care for them at all! I also didn't like them and shed a few tears for her since she didn't shed actual tears. The silent scream and face in agony is enough...who needs the tears too. She is 9 lbs 3 oz, which is on the lower side, but she's healthy and doing great. The doctor said, "she does have big hands and feet for such a small girl." I agree and maybe I'll try and remember to take a photo soon so everyone else can see for themselves.

We went for our first stroller outing yesterday and it was a slight hit! She was content for most of the trip. In typical mommy fashion, I over dressed her. I thought it was a lot cooler outside than it was. She did really well for most of the trip, so I thought I would go a little longer and that's when she decided to cry. I realized that she was hot, so I took off the hat and jacket and she was content the rest of the way home. As it turns out, I think she got hot not only because I over dressed her, but also because she was filling her diaper and who wants to sit in that! :) She finally got to wear her pink and brown puma tennis shoes my parents bought her. As the doctor said, she does have big feet, so she already fills the shoes out pretty well. Hopefully, she'll still be able to wear them through Christmas - we'll see.

One of the few shots I have of Mackenzie with Brandon - notice Mackenzie's legs. For those of you who don't know, since she was born Mackenzie has always straddled (sp?) our body when she sleeps. Because she was breech, her legs naturally go in the "spread eagle" position. She's most comfortable laying like this.
All dressed up in her jumpsuit and tennis shoes. To be fair, I also overdressed myself and had to remove my jacket 5 minutes into the walk.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Book Shower

This past Saturday, friends and family gave me and Mackenzie a book shower. It was absolutely wonderful and we received so many great books. Mackenzie's library doubled in size. Look at her list on the right side of this blog and you'll have proof! The gift from the hostesses was a doll house book shelf. It is so cute and I can't wait to put it in her room with all of the books. Right now it's still in our living room, but soon it will be in her room. My aunt also made the great book tags with Mackenzie's name on them that we can put in her new books. Since Mackenzie's collection is elephants, we received several stuffed elephants, an elephant piggy bank, and the book tags have elephants on them. To everyone who attended my shower or sent gifts, I thank you and look forward to reading these books with Mackenzie!

Thanks Brenda, Rhonda, Kim, Olivia, Becky and Linda!

This is Mackenzie's adorable book shelf!

These are the water bottle covers my aunt made with Mackenzie's initials.

I borrowed this image from Rhonda, but these are the book tags and case she made Mackenzie! Aren't they so cute?!
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