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.

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)