Saturday, December 22, 2012

Lots of things

I've got a compilation of some moments captured lately. Brought to you via iPhone and our camera. 

Ahhhh! Complete happiness!
 We got a new Green Mountain Grill (Pellet smoker) and Makenah was helping Bryan prepare the ribs on its inaugural "smoke." She was the designated rub pourer for the meat. 
 The finished product. 
 We make something everyday around here. Makenah LOVES to create, craft, and bake. If we don't have something particular to craft or make in the kitchen, she at least gets out her markers, scissors, paper and glue everyday. She is so cute! She likes to get her stool and hang her things on the refrigerator as she completes each thing. 
 Listening to Daddy play.
 Makenah wanted to play for a little while by herself in her room, and this guy waited outside her door the whole time "talking" to her and waiting for her to come out. He loves her and likes to always be where she is. I just stood at the end of the hall and watched him the whole time because it was so sweet.
 Bryan got out the rough and tough tricycle that he and his brothers had when they were younger. Makenah LOVED it!
Logan is so so busy!
 Bryan and I had a night out together for his clinic Christmas party!
 Story time at the library this past week included a visit from Santa. There was also a puppet show and an opportunity to meet Santa if you wanted. Makenah said "no thank you, I don't want to see Santa." She was very polite about it, but the tone of her voice made it very clear that is was a definite no. I don't blame her! 
 We checked out another bag full of books for the week and spent some time with the puzzles. 
 More guitar with Daddy. This time, she was playing her own. The Stucky brothers had a small guitar from the past, that Makenah has gotten to play with. 
 Crafting. Making beaded ornaments. 
 She has such excellent fine motor skills!
 More meat on the blog?! Next go 'round on the smoker was whole chickens. Makenah was totally wondering what that was!
 Love (and tackling). 
 Shortly thereafter. 
 Apple cider on our first snowy night. 
 We made Christmas cupcakes. The process was so cute and we both had lots of fun. 
 This is what we get these days when we ask for a smile. 
 Makenah's finished product. 
 I enjoyed myself too.
 Waiting for Daddy to get home. (I have already mentioned how these stools go all over the house for standing, reaching, sitting, climbing)
 Out of nowhere yesterday she brought me her blanket and asked me to wrap it on her head like this. (She must have seen it in a Christmas book or at church...) I told her she looked like Jesus' mommy, Mary! So, she spent a good part of the afternoon like this. 
We're taking lots of pictures around here. We've celebrated a bunch already, and we have more Christmas gatherings and a special birthday tomorrow!

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