Thursday, December 30, 2010

5 years ago today...

...I married the most amazing guy.
Today we celebrate our 5 year anniversary.
So many wonderful things have happened in the last 5 years, and I am so blessed to be able to enjoy them all with Bryan. 
I know I am a very lucky girl.
Happy Anniversary, Bryan! I love you!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Sunday before Christmas..

When we got home from church, we took some pictures of Makenah in one of her Christmas outfits. She was more interested in checking out the tree and presents than having her picture taken. :) She's on the move now, so sitting for pictures wasn't at the top of her list. 
And then, she was done. :)
And, the silliness! :) Such a squirmer!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Merry Christmas!

We hope that everyone had a wonderful and blessed Christmas with family and friends.
Here are some of the pictures from our Christmas card this year. :)
Since we didn't get to use them all, I thought I could post them on here!
All the family pictures were taken by Bryan's talented brother Brandon.
He was fun, and very patient! Ha!
We also had his brother Blake and mom Debbie organizing and being silly for Makenah!
And, how do you get a family picture with a dog?
It's hard.
Bryan was in charge of keeping him in line. 
He ended up where he wanted. Front and center, right by Bryan. :)
Makenah loves Casey!
While we didn't get a picture with them both looking at us, we did capture what Makenah likes to do with Casey.
Crawl on him, and pull his hair. :)
He is so patient.
Lots of pictures from Christmas to come!
We had a great time with our families!
Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

9 months

On December 4th Makenah turned 9 months old.
9 months sounds like a lot. (I think that every month though. I am already thinking that the double digit 10 months will sound big! :)
This was a wonderful month, and so many fun things are going on.
If you put Makenah on the floor, you better keep your eye on her! She's on the move, and stands to turn into a quick little thing. Right now, she is her fastest when she is going backwards (ha!) but can now go forward too. 
She is so silly and is starting to imitate noises or sounds that you make. Her best ones are funny little fake coughs, vibrating her lips/blowing spit bubbles, and high pitched squeals. :) 
Her favorite word is da-da. She "sings" a lot (squeals and squeaks) and jabbers too. She's an expert with the "ba" and the "da". I can't wait for the "ma" sound to come! 
We've still got a great eater! I hope that continues. She has started to eat some finger foods as well and is getting the hang of feeding herself. 
We had a great 9 month check up at the doctor too! She is happy and healthy, and we are so thankful for great reports all around. At 9 months, she weighs 18 lbs. 6 oz and is 27 inches long. 
If you saw the pictures, you know that she pulled to standing for the first time recently. She is really interested in everything around her, and is always busy looking at something, trying to get somewhere, or playing with her toys. She is loving books right now, and she can help turn a page or will close the book(sometimes before we are done! :) Bath time is also a favorite. She has always loved baths, and I think she just gets more and more excited about them. 
We just love her big smile. She's got 4 teeth in now. Two on the bottom and two new ones just barely in on top.
We've gotten to do some many fun and new things this past month! We are so thankful to have Makenah! Everyday seems to bring something exciting!
We love you ladybug!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Just enjoying our day

I can tell that my new favorite thing to do is going to be taking pictures of Makenah on the move. :) Since the camera seems to be a fixture on the table now, it's always handy to grab it and catch some cuteness. 
Playing in the morning...
She went for the books...
I did not help her get this open. :) I love how she enjoys books!
In the kitchen, you will find Makenah under the bar stools.
Or, in her toy basket.