Sunday, December 27, 2009

We Have Some News


In case you can't read the shirt it says, "I love being a Big Sister." For those of you who don't understand that (we love you anyways!) it means that I'm pregnant! We are very excited. We meet with the midwife this Wednesday so hopefully we will like her a lot because she lives really close to us. I think the baby is due sometime in August. I won't know for sure for a few weeks until I get an ultrasound because my cycles are very irregular and we aren't exactly sure when we got pregnant. So I'll let you know when I have more info. But for now, our family is 4 people instead of 3!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Animal Sounds and Various Other Noises

DJ took a video of Makenna the other night making some animal sounds and telling what her favorite book is. I think I've posted a video like this before but it was just too cute not to share. Her hair is getting so long and it wasn't pinned back with a bow. I hate it in her eyes, it drives me crazy but the video was so cute I had to post it anyway. Enjoy.


video

Holiday House

Me, Aunt Bev, Natalie, and now Makenna have a few traditions that I absolutely love. One of them is going to the Hot Springs craft fair every year. Another is a new tradition that we started last year and that is going to the Holiday House. For those of you who are not from around here it is an annual thing that happens around Thanksgiving. It is at the Convention Center and it is huge. It is made up of tons of booths of every kind. Food, crafts, clothes, jewelry, kids clothes, housewares, anything you can think of. And the whole thing is decorated beautifully in Christmas decorations. It is put on by the Junior League of Little Rock. We make a night out of it and go to the Holiday House and go to dinner. It is a blast. This year I bought a few things for Christmas gifts that I'm so excited about and I bought some things for Makenna. Of course Mimi bought some things for Makenna (are you surprised?) We just walked around and sampled all of the fabulous foods and candies they had to offer. Makenna stopped and played at all of the toy booths. We had a great time. Afterwards we went to Benihana's restaurant to eat. It was yummy. Of course I forgot my camera but Aunt Nat had her iphone so she took a few pictures. Mimi bought Makenna this adorable hat which she wore for the rest of the night. We should have gotten paid for advertising because TONS of people said how cute she looked and wanted to know where we bought the hat. I bet we made that lady a lot of money that night! I love doing things with Natalie and Aunt Bev. We always have such a wonderful time. I look forward to continuing our yearly traditions.

Isn't she the cutest thing you have ever seen?



Saturday, November 21, 2009

Florida Trip October 2009

Makenna and I went to visit my mom in October. DJ stayed home because he had to work. We had a wonderful time. We stayed at her house in Ocala for a few days and then we went and stayed at the beach for several days. As usual the time was wonderful but way too short. The week before we came the temperatures were in the 100's which is unusually warm for that time of year in Florida. I was so excited about this because that is when we were having a major cold snap and it was freezing here. But of course the week we came it was a different story. The first few days were very warm and wonderful. But the first two days we were at the beach it was very chilly. In the low 60's during the day and in the 40's and 30's at night. They even set a record low that had stood since the 1920's. Lucky us! And of course I had only brought one pair of jeans for me and Makenna and all summer clothes becasue I thought it was going to be super hot. So we had to wear the same things for a few days. Now that I just typed that, it seems so silly to say because its not like wearing the same clothes is going to kill you. I'm so spoiled. Anyway, back to our trip. It was still great to spend time with my mom and grandma and we even got to see most of Sheila's family. Overall we had a wonderful time. I look forward to making that October trip to Florida a yearly tradition for Makenna and I. Of course I forgot to emtpy the memory card on my computer before we went so the second day we were there I took about 3 picures and my card was full. But my mom took lots and she emailed me some. So here are a few of the pics from our wonderful vacation.



Sleepy baby


Walking the beach


She got sand and salt water in her face!


She absolutely LOVED playing in the sand!!!! She had a great time!!!!



Makenna and Nana


She became obsessed with her sunglasses when we were there. She wore them constantly!

This was one of the days it was cold. It was sooo windy on the beach.







She has the craziest morning hair! I wonder where she gets that from?!


She loved sitting in Nana's refrigerator.

Makenna and Mamaw.


Makenna and Neil (Mamaw's fiance)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Cute Pictures

Last year Nana bought Makenna some Raiders clothes. They looked so cute on her and DJ and I LOVED them so we decided to buy her some more this year. We have decided this will become an annual thing as long as she is growing out of her clothes each year. Of course there will come a time when she will be able to wear the same size from year to year and our bank account will appreciate that! :) Those of you who know us know that we don't splurge on much but this is one exception. There will be no expense spared on making our daughter the cutest Raiders fan ever. We ordered two outfits for her and they just came in. We are having two custom onesies made at the T-Shirt Shop and they should be in soon. So here are the pics of the cutest Raiders Fan Ever!


Her teeth were hurting her this day and she wasn't very happy with me. But she looked so cute in her new clothes I couldn't resist taking pictures of her.




Her daddy started a new thing the other day. He put her on his back and acted like a horse (or doggy I'm not sure which he called it). She laid down on his back and she looked so cute. From then on they have been doing it almost every day. She was very tired if you can't tell.



She got a princess backpack from Mimi for her birthday. She started Mother's Day Out one day a week a few weeks ago and she has to take a lot of stuff. It won't all fit in her diaper bag so I decided to put some of it in her backpack. DJ got the idea to put it on her. So every Thursday she walks into school with her backpack on. She couldn't be any cuter!






While I was typing this blog Makenna was running around the living room playing. I looked up and she had put her daddy's hat on her head. She looked too cute not to run and get the camera and take some pictures. By the way, she is sitting in her princess chairs that Mamaw Callahan got her for her birthday. She LOVES those chairs. She sits in them probably 100 times a day. A lot of times she won't eat unless she can sit in her princess chairs. Thanks Mamaw we love the chairs!!!!!

This is her new look. I have no idea where she got it from but it is sooo cute! Her hair is getting very long.