Monday, August 25, 2008

Upcoming surgery and other news...

Mackenzie will be having ear tubes placed on September 2nd. We are really hoping that this cuts down on the amount of ear infections that she has been having. Matt and I are just tired of always having to give her antibiotics and don't want to chance Mackenzie losing her hearing.

This weekend we are taking Mackenzie out to the San Juan Islands for her first weekend boating trip. We will have our friends Josh and Melissa with us as well. I hope they can keep their sanity while trying to get Mackenzie to sleep in a new confined area. I'm sure Mackenzie will do just fine. It will be a new experience for us but I know it will be fun!! Maybe we'll see some whales!

I think potty training is just around the corner!!! The last few weeks when we know that she has gone "poo poo" in her diaper we will ask her "did you go poo poo?" and she'll nod her head yes. If she didn't she will nod her head no. And she is right on the money and knows if she did or not. Make sense? Well this morning she and I were sitting down eating some cereal at her little table. She got up and came over to me, pulled at the front of her diaper and said "poo poo." I asked if she needed a diaper change and she actually said "yeah." Can you believe that? So into her room we go and sure enough, she was poopy! She is growing up too fast! Mackenzie is also getting better at using utensils while eating. She still makes a big mess but she's getting the hang of it!

So, if anyone reading this has any tips on getting started with potty training or want to share your experiences please send me a message!! Either comment or send me an email. Here are a couple of pictures for your enjoyment!

Mackenzie LOVES blueberries & peaches

Her first "look." She must get that from me. :)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

My how they've grown

This is a picture after all 3 of the babies were finally born last year. L-R Mackenzie (April), Jackson (May), and Keaton (August).

Here they are just a few days shy of one year later L-R Jackson, Keaton, and Mackenzie

Jackson hugging Mackenzie

Keaton sharing with Mackenzie

We are all having so much fun with all of the kids! It's great watching them grow up together and play together. Both Jackson and Keaton are bigger than Mackenzie but she'll catch up some day I'm sure.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Bikini fun

Thank you Janelle for the binkini!! It's so super cute on Mac!

Monday, August 4, 2008

First time at Chuck E. Cheese's....

...and she hated it. Seriously. It all started when I put her on one of those "car" things like you see at the stores that ALL kids want to ride. You know, they move and make sounds. Well I put her on a Bob The Builder one and as soon as I put that token in she wanted off and started crying. No problem it just startled her a little bit, right? No. I tried them all. See below.

Pretty much the only moment that I caught a smile below.

You don't even want to know what happened when Chuck started walking around the place. What are we going to do when it's time for Santa (thanks for reminding me Janelle)?