Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Is that a Ponytail??

Yes, if you squint really hard and look really closely, you might see a little ponytail!

This means that Makenzie's hair is actually getting longer. It may not be getting thicker, but at least longer.

She just looks so grown up in this picture:

Although she is a pretty serious baby (it is hard to catch a smile on camera), she does laugh and smile all the time:

But I guess not all of the time....

And we haven't forgotten about this:

or this:


Makenzie loves the pool and asks to go every single day. She mostly likes to play on the stairs. She has no problem going under the water. She is enrolled in two week swim class and loves it! We go everyday for a half an hour and she learns to kick, blow bubbles, go under the water, monkey crawl on the wall, etc. Here are a few pictures from the swimming pool at our complex:

Whenever Nick goes under the water Makenzie says "where go?" and puts her hands out:
Then, Nick pops up and scares her and she thinks it is really funny:
She kept the hat on long enough for a picture:
By the way, I have to watch her around the pool every second. The other day she leaned over the pool and fell right in. I jumped in right after her and picked her up expecting her to be scarred for life. Nope. She just started saying "down, down, again again."

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Be Careful What You Say...

So Makenzie has now reached that stage where she wants to repeat everything we say. Most of the time, it is really fun... but we do have to be careful what we say. I accidentally taught her the word "stupid."

There was a very stupid bird who was sitting its fat bottom on my baby tomato plants. I was banging on the window for it to go away and it was just looking at me and not moving away. I didn't want to go out there because it looked like it might attack and peck me so I cracked open the door to our deck and stuck a broom out and swatted at it yelling "go away you stupid bird."

Anyway, a few minutes later I was in the kitchen making breakfast and I hear Makenzie yelling "stupi birrrd" "stupi birrrd." I went to look at her and she was swinging around the broom yelling stupid bird. Great. It was actually kind of funny....and I know she would have ended up learning that word from someone, somewhere, but I didn't want to be the one to teach it to her!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

18 Months

Something amazing happened at Makenzie's 18 month appointment. It was not totally unexpected considering I have been pumping her pediasure every single day to help with weight gain. It has been expensive, but the results speak for themselves:

Weight: 21 lbs 6 oz (10th percentile)
Height: 32 1/2 inches (75th percentile)
Head: 18 1/2 inches (60th percentile)

So yes, Makenzie is back on the charts for her weight! She has gained exactly four pounds in three months! According to the stats she also grew 3.5 inches...but the doctor things that they did not get an accurate measurement because she was going ballistic on the table while they were trying to measure her. When she lays down on the crinkle paper she automatically thinks she is about to get a shot.

And yes, I think I am a very bad mother because I don't mind holding her down to get a shot. I think most mothers can't stand it, or make the father do it.

A few other random facts:
She finally has 6 teeth
Size 3 diapers
Over 100 words
Only eats waffles, yogurt, cereal, granola bars
Is the cutest of all!

Anyway, the above pictures are Makenzie feeding herself with a spoon for the first time. It went much better than expected but maybe that is just because I waited until she was so old to even let her try!

Phoenix Zoo

So my Mom came to visit last week! I was horrible about taking pictures because I hate my camera, but I did get some at the Phoenix Zoo:

They had a little splash pad area for kids to play in. Makenzie was obsessed with it. The zoo is a really great zoo, but I think it is worth it to go just for the splash pad! Here she is singing "The Circle of our Love" with a stranger:

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Stay at Home Mom

I always have people ask me what I do all day...being a stay at home mom. I feel like I keep pretty busy and I really do love it. Here are our usual activities:

- Of course... cleaning, laundry, organizing, making lunch/dinner, grocery shopping
- Of course, taking care of Makenzie....baths, reading, playing, feeding, teaching, cleaning, etc
- Blogging!
- Story time at the library.
- We have season pass to the zoo! The zoo here is out of control huge!
- We have a fitness center at our complex and I go in the mornings before Nick goes to work
- We also have a pool at our complex and Makenzie is obsessed with it
- We visit indoor and outdoor playgrounds
- We take walks when it isn't over 100 degrees
- I'm learning how to bake different types of breads and rolls
- I'm trying to learn to decorate cakes on my own...but I am going to need to take a class
- I'm about to sign up for swimming lessons for Makenzie and a class to learn to tie bows!
- I love "projects." Right now I am working on making a baby book for Makenzie as well as organizing all of my recipes into one book.
- Here are some recent projects (My camera is horrible and the glare ruined most of the pictures and made everything look weird. I am hesitant to post them):

I made letter's for Makenzie's room. They are hanging above her crib. You can't tell in the pictures...but they are pink and green strips with green polka dot ribbon tied around them. I also sprayed glitter spray all over them so they sparkle. Cuter in real life.

I made a rug for my kitchen floor under the sink. The general idea was supposed to be cute...and I think it would be really cute to make one for Makenzie's room...but this one looks like a girl's camp activity to me:

This is a Huggies wipe case I made into a case fit for a queen. Those dots inside the roses are it sparkles! Again, the picture ruins it:

I made holders for Makenzie's hair things. (Many of them are missing around the house right now). I made lots of the bows/flowers on there:

I also planted a vegetable garden....that is actually growing! I have no idea if I will get any vegetables out of it...but if I do, I will have: basil, parsley, oregano, lettuce, cucumbers, yellow squash, cantaloupe, peppers, zucchini, or tomatoes. I'm still very likely to kill everything though.

Anyways, I wanted to post this so everyone doesn't think I just lay around all day. I do stuff.