Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Two Fun Weekends

Our lives have been crazy lately, but the last two weekends have been so nice, and I got some good pictures, so I wanted to share a bit. Danny hosted his annual "Tip Off Classic" basketball tournament this last Friday and Saturday. He was insanely busy, but the tournament was a success. We were so grateful for the family and friends that came into town to help with refereeing and score keeping. The kids and I could handle a hot, sweaty gym so much, so on Saturday we went to the water park, Roaring Springs, in Meridian with Mimi, and my sister-in-law, Mindy, with her two boys, Mitch and Sam. We had so much fun. We can't wait to go back with Danny later in the summer. Next time we go though, I am making sure to have someone put sunscreen on my back instead of trying to do it myself. Now I have a bright red back with a white hand print in the middle of it. Lovely, Jordan. Just lovely.

Lauren just loved the water. She couldn't get enough of crawling around the kiddy pool and charming any person who would look at her.

McKay was nervous about the slides at first, but Mimi convinced him to try one and then he couldn't get enough. Going down the slide with the inner-tube was his favorite. When he would reach the water he would yell, "I'm #1! Go team!" Oh, he makes me laugh.

Enjoying ice-cream

Sharing a smoothie with Sam. They became such good friends.

Thanks for a fun time, Mimi!

On Memorial Day we went to the zoo. We had a perfect day.

And one last note... this is McKay playing the violin, well, at least that's what he told me. The boy just melts my heart.

Monday, April 27, 2009

This Little Girl...

...had her nine month well-baby appointment last Thursday. She now weighs just under 15 lbs and is 27 inches long. And her heart murmur is officially gone. Even though she still isn't on the charts for her weight (she's in the 25 percentile for her height), she is very healthy and thriving. Well, until she got Rosella. The poor little girl looks like a character from Star Trek- human, yet a little alien-ish because of the awful rash all over her. I hope it goes away soon! A couple little things about Lauren at nine months- She says "Mama" and "Dada", loves pulling herself up on the furniture, getting so good at feeding herself, and still loves her baths and her left thumb. Time is going by too fast.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Spring is here!

We are ready for Spring, especially McKay because that means baseball. McKay insists on wearing his 'baseball helmet' every time we play catch. This bucket is rarely used for its intended purpose. So funny!

Our Sweet Girl

She just started sitting up a few weeks ago!

For Spring Break we went to Medford to visit Danny's parents. We had so much fun, and my favorite part of the trip was eating at the best breakfast/lunch place in the world! When Danny and I lived in Ashland we ate here almost every Saturday morning. This was the very first restaurant McKay went to when he was only a week old. Our waitress that day was the same one we had when we went back a couple of weeks ago. I love that!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

The biggest post yet!

Everyday since January 7th, I have been meaning to do a post. McKay turned 3 on the 7th and Lauren turned 6 months on the 13th, so I wanted to give a good update. So here we go!

I find it a little sad that my baby boy is now three years old! This last year has gone by so fast. I had planned a big party for him, but due to the worst cold of McKay's life so far and Lauren having RSV, the party was cancelled. We did have a good day at home and went to Carl's Jr. for dinner. McKay can never get enough of fries and chocolate milk (which he will only drink when we go out to eat), and Carl's Jr. has a really great play area. I think McKay's favorite gift was he new baseball glove and ball which he didn't put down for at least a whole week.

McKay is definitely a big boy now, which he reminds me of often. I do love the boy that he is though. I love how he has a mind of his own, the protective brother that he is (except at home when I am constantly telling him we don't wrestle with Baby Sister), and his curiosity. He is constantly asking what something is or what someone is doing. I also love that he loves to sing (mainly to the Dixie Chics) and has such a good memory when reading his books. I especially love how sweet McKay is. He is constantly giving hugs and kisses, telling Danny, Lauren, and me that he loves us, and saying thank you. He is such a good boy and I feel so blessed to be his mama. Have a wonderful year, McKay-O!

McKay is singing with us here. He loved blowing out his candles, but wouldn't eat the cupcakes. He wanted to get back to his new toys. This is the second year in a row where birthday cake held no merit for him.

Three years old

Two years old

One year old; this is my absolute favorite picture of him.

And day one...
Lauren is now 6 months old. She weights 11 lbs 14 oz, and is 25 inches long. I love that she's so petite. I'm not worried that she's so small because I can see that she's healthy, and her pediatrician told us that she probably lost a little weight from the RSV and will make up for it soon. I am so glad that she has recovered from the RSV. With lots of doctor visits and a trip to the e.r. I am grateful that my baby girl can breath well again. The doctor also hasn't heard the heart murmur for the last couple of visits, which gives me a little more peace. She is such a fun, sweet baby girl. She loves to be tickled, cuddled, play peek-a-boo, roll to every corner in the house and I think her skin feels like velvet. I could hold her all day long. And when I hold her, Lauren will stick her left thumb (she only sucks her left) in her mouth, and her right hand goes straight for the hair at my neck.

We waited until Lauren was all better before starting her on baby food. Here she's anticipating the new experience.

"This cereal stuff is pretty good!"

"But, I like my bib or feet more."

And the next morning... "Mom better hurry up because my morning nap waits for nothing."

Friday, December 19, 2008

To Grandma's (and Papa's) House We Go!

Tomorrow we leave for Utah for Christmas. We are so excited, and I wanted to put in a little update.

We've been busy being sick. We've all had colds, and I am finally getting over a sinus infection. Teaching and taking care of everything while being sick is the worst!! That just says that even though we all got flu shots (except Lauren because she's too little), we can still get sick! I'm so glad we are better for the holidays now.

We've also been busy going to lots of basketball games. Danny is such a good coach and works hard. McKay breathes basketball and just can't get enough. When he wakes up in the morning, the first thing he has to have is his basketballs, and he begs us to let him play for "four minutes" when we say it is bedtime. He aches to shoot hoops outside, but it's just way too cold, so he's gotten creative inside figuring out dribbling and going to "the gym" (the front door entry way). He's figuring out his imagination, which is so fun to watch. The most monumental thing in McKay's life lately is that he is finally done with his pacifier!! YAHOOOO!!!!!!! It got lost a couple of weeks ago (not on purpose I might add) and so we said that the paci went bye-bye. McKay said it went to the ocean. He still asks for it at nap time sometimes, and I know he misses it, but he informs me he is a big boy now, so good bye paci!

McKay loves his Nyssa Bulldog shirt (Danny's school).

Playing in "The boat."
Lauren is now five months. She is still so little. She's just now fitting into her 3-6 month stuff. She babbles a lot, loves to laugh, give good smiles to McKay (who talks to her like she's going to talk back any second) and rolls over constantly. She is such a sweetheart and so easy going. She does have a little fire in her though, because when she's had absolutely enough, she unleashes her fury. That doesn't happen often though, which is good. I love this age and I'm not anxious for her to get bigger.

Smiling for the camera is still a rare thing because looking at it is so much more interesting, and the flash is a little much.

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and be safe this time of year!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy Halloween!

The Fireman and the Ladybug

McKay had a hat and rubber boots to match, but this was all we could convince him to wear.

At our ward trunk or treat McKay was so excited to say 'trick or treat' and then would turn around and say "Thank you Mommy!" People probably thought I never give him candy, but we've been eating it all week!

A couple weeks ago we went to "Boo at the Zoo" and McKay can't get over "Buster the dog looks like me!" McKay liked looking at the dog, but standing near him made McKay a bit nervous. Sitting solved that problem I think.

Our Little Lady

Lauren starting sucking her thumb a few weeks ago. I can't get over how cute it is!

The cool girl and the nerd
(The crimper I used my sister got at least 20 years ago! Worked well, but I did my hair as fast as I could because I was afraid sparks were about to fly.)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Handbag Givaway!

I am such a sucker for a great handbag. If you are too, check out this link!