Monday, October 25, 2010

Figuring it out

We're going to turn around one of these days and Makenah is going to be on the move.
She's sure practicing crawling a lot lately. She'll get her little bottom up in the air, and she can push up...not too much forward moving yet. Just some swaying. She does seem to scootch backward though. :) 
She sure is concentrating! 
Getting ready to try again!
Such a happy girl!! 

Sunday, October 24, 2010

A fall evening

Ahh, wasn't it so pretty tonight? 
(Well, it was beautiful here in Wichita...)
We played outside some before the sun went down.
I've been reminded several times lately, both from friends and through some reading, that capturing our kids' everyday moments through pictures will be something we'll treasure always. I loved hearing that reminder, because I'm all about snappin' pictures! 
Makenah's first tooth is starting to come through. It can hardly even be seen in this picture, but I was excited to at least try. :) We'll give it some time, and then try again! 
Finishing the night off with a walk around the block.
Hope your week is a great one! 

Friday, October 22, 2010


Happy Friday!
I always love when the weekend rolls around. 
It's been a great day so far!
Our morning walk
cousins visiting
(look at that silly Jack!)
snuggling and playing
making banana bread
and getting ready to hang out with Bryan!

And...more to come on Makenah's first tooth that just popped through! How C-U-T-E! I'm going to try my best to get a picture! :) 

Monday, October 18, 2010

End of an era

We have an empty space in our garage. 
It's the end of an era. 
This weekend we sold Bryan's Mitsubishi 3000GT.
This was his first car and he got it in high school. It's a great car. He had so many great times in it in Garden City. When we started dating at Bethel, he took me all over in it, and I thought it was SO cool! (Before I knew it was his, I remember thinking, "who is that cute guy with the awesome car?!") We went on dates to Wichita, late night Wendy's runs, and trips to Garden City. He took such good care of it, and it was in excellent condition. We decided it was time for the Mitsu to make another young man happy. :)
Thanks for the memories 3-Google! 

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Aunt Jenna

Makenah's Aunt Jenna is so special! 
Jen is Makenah's only aunt (at least for right now... :), and they are just so sweet together. 
She lives in Colorado Springs, and makes sure to come and visit often! 
Not only is Jen a wonderful sister, she is a awesome aunt!!
Jen was here for the weekend, so I got a few pictures of the two girls.

This one is from 7 months ago though... :)
Eating lunch together...
Playing at the park...
We're already looking forward to when Aunt Jenna comes to visit again.
I'm so glad that Makenah has Aunt Jenna.
Aunts are just awesome, aren't they?!  

Thursday, October 14, 2010

At the park

Makenah and I met some friends at Sedgwick County Park this morning. It was beautiful outside! We played at the Boundless Playground, relaxed, snacked, and watched the big kids play some too.
Makenah used the swings of course, and I also took her down the slide. She's so much fun to do new things with.  I hope to go back soon!
Makenah's friend Emmy...
All the kids swinging...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

7 months

Makenah is 7 months old!
Time just flies by, doesn't it? 
It really is so true...what people say about how fast your kids grow. 
I imagined it would be so, but I didn't truly understand until I became a mom. Now I get it!
At 7 months...
Makenah is a complete sweetheart, our precious little "Ladybug." She has developed such a fun personality, and she is loving, silly, playful, and curious. She's always making us laugh. Such a happy baby! She smiles all the time--they come so freely. It is so fun to be out and about with her, because people like to stop to meet her. 
She loves to play with her toys, and will sit on the floor and pull each one out of her basket. She also likes to jump in her jumper and gets really excited. She's really into standing with our help right now, and wants to be up in that position as much as she can. She rolls all over to get where she wants to move too. She's pushing her little body up, and we can see her trying to learn how to pull or crawl. 
She is a great eater, and likes all the fruits and vegetables. She seems to be eating more and more each day. She enjoys sitting up in her high chair, and seeing what's going on.  And, she's a pretty good sleeper...and an extra good napper! 
Makenah loves to "talk!" I haven't heard any ma-mas or da-das just yet. She's pretty chatty though, and squeals, giggles, and vocalizes so much. And, she wants everything to go straight into her mouth so she can check it out. :)
I'm so thankful for Makenah! She's a blessing in our lives, and being her mom is absolutely wonderful. 
Happy 7th month Ladybug! 

Friday, October 8, 2010

Just a few more...

Can you tell I am a new mom who is just in awe of how fast little ones seem to grow! Just a few more pictures of us playing. (Ok, I can't promise that!) She just looks so big playing on the floor, taking toys out of her basket by herself. I just can't stop taking pictures! :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010