Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Lately

Makenzie loves dressing herself up with accessories lately and will often come find me looking something like this:

One of the advantages of living in Arizona is that all of the summer stuff goes on sale at the end of August, just like everywhere else. However, it is still blazing hot and well over 100 degrees so we still get to use summer sale items for a few extra months! Like this bathing suit I got Makenzie for $2 and the shoes for $1:


So we are not potty training yet, but I bought a potty seat for Makenzie so that we will have one when we are ready for one. For some reason she is obsessed with it and begs to sit on it all day long. It has pooh bear characters on it...and she calls it her "pooh potty." All day long I hear "mommy, I pooh potty." If only she meant what she was saying....

Makenzie really is a delight to have around. She is so happy and loves to help with everything. She has figured out how to open doors..which will be causing some problems. She has figured out how to charm everyone around her...for example...several times while shopping, people have stopped to admire Makenzie. When they tell her she is beautiful, she starts naming things such as "my bow?" "my hair?" "my eyes?."

She is obsessed with the movie "my turn on earth" and can often be found singing "myyyy turrrrrnnnn" while putting her arms out and spinning around. She also knows most of the words and hand motions to I Am a Child of God, Book of Mormon Stories, Popcorn Popping, Twinkle Twinkle, Follow the Prophet, Baby Mine, Give Said the Little Stream, a few Pooh Bear songs, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Ring around the Rosey, Jesus Wants me for a Sunbeam, Wheels on the Bus, etc...

I will have to post some videos of her singing....

Locked Out

When I was little we used to listen to a tape in the car called "PJ Funny Bunny." It was about a little bunny who was really curious and made all sorts of trouble even though he didn't mean to. He was just so innocent. Makenzie doesn't usually fit this criteria. Lots of times, I'm pretty sure she means to throw all of the DVD's on the floor, hit, throw tantrums, etc. However, sometimes she really is so innocent and doesn't mean to be bad...like in this situation...

I was talking on the phone to my mom and Makenzie was being especially loud so I decided to go outside on our deck and water the plants. Makenzie really wanted to come out with me, but I didn't let her and shut the sliding door behind me. As I was talking, I heard her in the background trying to open the door. When I tried to go back inside the house, I couldn't because the door was locked. Makenzie accidentally locked the sliding door in the process of trying to open it. Luckily, I had my phone with me....I don't usually take my phone to water plants. I had to call Nick who had to come home from work and let me in. In the meantime, Makenzie enjoyed the freedom for the first few minutes and started throwing toys and movies all over the house. Then she decided she wanted me to come back and she started banging on the door yelling "mommy, open it! open it!" (that is when I took the above picture on my cell phone)I tried to instruct her on how to unlock the door but she couldn't do it. Eventually, Nick got home and saved me!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Good Luck BYU!

Today is BYU's first game of the season and Makenzie is ready!

She is slightly worried about winning though...