Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Ever since I was little, I've had issues with matching/coordinating clothing. I've always preferred or wanted to buy the outfit on the mannequin rather than mixing and matching. It's just easier that way - at least for me it is. So of course I do the same thing with Mackenzie's clothes. Gymboree is awesome for me because they have entire lines of clothing that all coordinate. After I got home with Mackenzie today, I looked at her outfit and wondered if it really matched. I got the pair of pants and shirt on a table that said, "mix and match". So, does this really match?

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Random Things

So, I realize I haven't posted many updates on Mackenzie lately other than Halloween, so here's the last month in review!

Sweet smile!
We went to the park several weeks ago and she really liked it. She wasn't sure at first:
But after a while she came around. She even liked the slide.

This is what happens when I try to take a picture of the two of us. Can you tell she's trying to get free of my arms? :)
Crazy hair after a bath!
This next set of my pictures is one of my favorites! For the last 13 months I have not seen the portion of kitchen counter adjacent to my sink.
We have officially weened Mackenzie off the bottle! She's been drinking from a sippy cup for 4 or 5 months, but when it came to milk, she still wanted a bottle. Then we got her to drink milk from a sippy cup every time except for her morning bottle. Finally 2 weeks ago she drank her morning milk from a sippy cup. Last Saturday night I washed bottles for the last time! Woo hoo! And now I have my kitchen counter back!

Ever since my aunt Rhonda bought Mackenzie her pink bunny/blanket/lovee, she has loved it. She sleeps with it at night and I almost always take it with us when we go somewhere just in case. Last Saturday, Mackenzie and I ran errands all morning and on the way home she fell asleep. When we got home I couldn't resist taking a picture. She has fallen asleep like this, with her bunny in her mouth many, many times!

This week, Mackenzie decided she didn't want the magnets to stay on the refrigerator. I didn't even realize what she was doing until she was halfway through. One by one, she took every letter and farm animal off the fridge and threw it on the floor.
yes, that's 26 letters and 10 animal magnets on the floor!

And my final random review of Mackenzie is her favorite phrase right now - "uh oh". I have no pictures/videos but she is so cute when she says it. Today one of her toys rolled under the tv stand and she looked up at us and said "uh oh". Also this morning in the bathtub she was playing with the faucet when I heard her say "uh oh" twice. This was then followed by her peeing in the tub! That officially ended the bath! :) I guess this could be a good sign that maybe she'll be easy to potty train right? :)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Every weekday, when my phone clock reads 12:00, I immediately open Firefox and go straight to Facebook. This might seem normal to some of you,but when I go to Facebook, I'm going mainly to play games! At first I played Pet Society and a wold geography game, but then I found Restaurant City. Recently (in the last 2 weeks) I've become addicted to...wait for it...My zoo and School of Wizardry (Harry Potter game). Yes, I realize this makes me a complete dork, but I can't seem to help myself! They are so addicting because its not just a simple card/dice game that ends every few minutes. These are all games that require days, months of playing (if it actually ever ends) because you are constantly saving up money, energy, supplies to complete the next challenge and move to the next level. For the last 2 mornings I've even found myself playing games at 5:30 in the morning after I've had my shower! What is wrong with me?! I told Brandon this morning that he needs to keep me off the computer tonight so that I can actually iron, clean and in general keep the house tidy. In all honesty my obsessions come and go. For this month I'll be constantly playing games at lunch and in the evenings. Next month will probably be Christmas cards and after that ...reading or who know what. I know most of you don't play the same facebook games as me otherwise I'd see your name on my friends list for that game, but do you have other meaningless obsessions that take over your free time?

Monday, November 2, 2009

Better than last year!

Last year at Halloween, Mackenzie was 6 weeks old and her glow worm costume did NOT go over well with her. I don't think I have a single picture with out her crying while wearing the costume. This year went much better, but it did take some planning ahead. Last sunday/monday she wouldn't touch the costume and didn't want it near her. We left it on the couch/floor with all her toys all week and by mid week she would at least touch it. Firday was her party at school and she could have worn her costume but I was concerned she might not wear it on Saturday if she hated it on Friday. She wore this instead:

On Saturday we went to my parents' house and went trick or treating (really just one house) in their neighborhood. Mackenzie actually stayed in her costume for quite a while and seemed to enjoy it. I think she really just enjoyed walking around on my parents' tile floor with or with out a costume.

She of course had some more M&M's after trick or treating and then my dad pulled out the big treat for Mackenzie - Dreyers DIBS ice cream treat. If you haven't had any, they are chocolate covered ice cream bites and they are DELICIOUS! Mackenzie feels the same way and would stare and practically yell at me if I didn't give her her half of the bite quick enough! Once again, there isn't anything she'll turn down - especially chocolate/sweets! Hope everyone had a great Halloween. I'm still enjoying the left over candy here in teh office. I might be enjoying it a little too much! :)
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