Sunday, June 28, 2009

Strawberries and Ponies!

We took Mackenzie to Biringer Farms today for a little strawberry celebration. There was facepainting, pony rides, strawberry shortcakes to eat, and goat feeding! It was a small thing but it was fun and Mackenzie really wanted to ride a pony. It was $3 for a ride. We weren't going to do it but the lady there said that if Mackenzie ended up not wanting to ride then we could have our $3 back. So we tried it, and Mackenzie LOVED it. She rode that pony like a pro! Here is a short video of the pony ride. Mackenzie was not the one fussing.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

How long has it been?

Man, I haven't updated this thing in months!!! Oh where to begin?

Did you know we moved? We love our new house. Although, it's a pain in the butt to clean. I don't like the carpet, it shows too much dirt. Matt is finishing up putting a sprinkler system in and the neighbors are jealous! Here is our new house. In case you were wondering if we kept streamer up all the time, the pictures were taken the day of Mackenzie's birthday party.

Front entry that leads into the either the living room (go right as you walk in) or kitchen area.

The kitchen with a door to the covered porch. Separate dining area can be seen here too.

Separate dining room that has two entry ways. One from the kitchen and one from the living room.

Living room that looks very bare. I think it needs some color. The stairwell overlooks the living room.

A view of the stairwell and upstairs. The doors to the master bedroom are on the right looking up.

In other news:

Mackenzie is a 2 year old now, oh wait I did blog about that already. She's getting so big and I still can't believe how fast time goes. She talks so much, pretty much full sentences. Today she told me these exact words "mom I'm going downstairs, k." That's right, she calls me "mom" now. Not sure where that came from.

I don't remember if I told you that she is in a big girl bed now. If there is one piece of advice that I could give any parent with a new baby it would be the following: DON'T TRANSITION THEM INTO A BIG GIRL/BOY BED UNTIL THEY CAN PUT THEMSELVES TO SLEEP. That is the mistake we made. Because I felt guilty spending so much time away from her while in nursing school (next subject up) I felt the need and wanted to rock her to sleep. That was my time with her. I meant the world to me and I know it did to her. Well now, she can't just lay down and fall asleep. ARGGGG. We are having major sleep issues with this now. She doesn't want me to rock her anymore and she wants to lay in her bed. But she WON'T lay there and go to sleep. She thinks it's time to play. I am at a loss here and I have no idea what to do. Now I'm using the threat of "if you don't want to be rocked in the chair then you have to lay still and close your eyes" and I have to stay in the room. I am kicking myself in the rear. OOPS.

Mackenzie also is riding her tricycle around and can almost start it out by herself. She can keep it going if I give her a push on it. She is doing somersalts all by herself, she does them so well.

On to nursing school. ONE MORE QUARTER AND I WILL BE AN RN! That's right! I made it through 5th quarter folks. It was a tough one but I did it. My instructors this quarter were fabulous and very supportive. I put in my very first IV while doing a rotation in the ER. I have the summer off and will go back in the fall for the last of it. I can't wait.

That is about it for now. I wanted to put more pictures in this post but blogger cut me off and only let me put the ones above. I will post again with more pictures so you can see the backyard and some other nonsense. Until then...