Thursday, April 28, 2011

lately lately...

spring has sprung here in DC and we are LOVING it!! we have been going to a different park every day and makenzie and i go on 57 walks a day around our complex! i'm loving the nice weather and counting down the days until our pool is open cuz it is HOT here!!!!
kenz and i met our animal friends at oxon hill farms last week! it was so fun seeing her see all these animals for the first time! she loved it!





daddy and kenz reading in her tent :)
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unfortunately i was awful with pictures over Easter weekend, but we had a great time in Jersey visiting with friends and spending Easter Sunday with the O'Neils! Makenzie loves loves loves her cousins and we always have the best time with them!
makenzie's first Easter basket! :) (can't take credit for the adorable basket...thanks Aunt Lisa!)
enjoying a beautiful stroll around Old Town!
Jake and I went to game 2 of the Capitals/Rangers playoff! It was so much fun and much needed date night!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

too cool for school

i'll just let the pictures do the talking :)




Sunday, April 17, 2011

check 'em off the list!

remember this post back in January when I said I was a crafty wannabe?? well I did it!! I actually completed them...well I did 2 of the 3, but I also did one that I didn't post about! I'm so excited about how they all turned out!

my felt flower pillow

makenzie's "you are my sunshine" sign in her room! LOVE IT!
and this fun thing is an idea I got from here You just erase and write!
I thought it was the cutest idea and wanted to give it to Jake for Valentines Day but didn't want to pay $40 for it, so i made my own inexpensive version!

It's amazing what you can get done when you ground yourself from the computer for a few days!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

makenzie's first heart break

makenzie's boyfriend left her. . . .for germany. . . .boo you germany.

this is logan bowerbank. he is so so cute and makenzie just LOVES him! they played together just about every day for the last 6 months. he is the one person, besides family, that makenzie instantly recognized and she would get so excited when she saw him! a few times during church when makenzie spotted Lo across the room she would stand up and seriously yell and flail her arms at logan! it was disruptive, funny, and so very cute!
and his parents are pretty cool too! :)
we miss you Bowerbanks!!!!
but this is not good-bye, just see ya later!!!!!


bff's forever!
table for 2 please!
my dc sisters- girls night out before janie left us!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

i'm so excited!!!!!!!!!!

and i just can't hide it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mr. reynolds surprised me and is taking me to the sandy beaches of florida in may for our anniversary. . . .like just the two of us. . . .as in, uninterrupted dinners out, movie theatre every night, laying at the beach allll day. . . . .and sleeping in. . . .yes, just the two of us!

our anniversary is may 20th, we are going the 25th-30th! makenzie will be watched over with loving care by her grandma ingram and we will be so sad to not see her for a few days. . . .but momma needs a vacay!!!!!

jake and i had talked all season (nba season that is) about taking a trip when the season is over (last game was last night! Holler!). so the past week i have been researching and researching where to go. but jake did not seem excited and when i would ask his opinion on a place he was just ho-hum (real word?) about everything. i didn't understand why he was dragging his feet and not excited! then when I brought it up for the 256th time he finally had to say, "OK! so i have a surprise". so basically since i wouldn't shut up about all these plans and he already had something in the works, he had to fill me in so i didn't go and plan a whole vacation without him!!

we are so so so very excited! so in 43 days i will kiss my little girl goodbye for a few days, with a tear in my eye and big fat smile on my face! :)


Monday, April 4, 2011

makenzie monday!

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this was even an improvement...she used to forget to uncover her eyes! it made for a really long game of peek-a-boo!


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true love :)


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she works hard for her money!

Friday, April 1, 2011

party people!

we had lots of our family come to visit for makenzie's birthday party! it was so fun visiting with everyone and showing them around DC and it definitely made the party extra extra awesome! :)
we had dinner and our favorite frozen yogurt with everyone friday night, birthday party and wizards game saturday, and then saw the sights of DC on sunday!

grandma reynolds and kenzie
eliza, makenzie, kira, and alexa
kenz liking her view!
bailey and molly
the whole gang taking the metro...quite the scene!
dinner at Gaupos
the ingrams take old town :)

back home again in indiana!

after the party weekend, makenzie and i drove back to indiana with my family for a visit!
we had the best time! it was definitely makenzie's best trip to indy! she had so much fun with grandma and grandpa, was obsessed with shelby, the dog, and loved playing on their swing set! she also started walking more while we were there and is now a 100% walker!
we visited with friends, had fun with cousins, and loved every minute!
bff's lydia and makenzie

enjoying the beautiful weather that we were spoiled with!
grant giving makenzie kisses :)
they had lots of bonding time and he really loved her by the end!

IN- DC- NJ all within 24 hrs

makenzie and i flew back to dc from indy on thursday night and friday afternoon we drove up to nj for a visit with the o'neil and francis family! jake's sister, kim, and her fam, steve, isaak, and ben, were visiting from utah and we couldn't pass up the chance to see them!
we went to the knicks game friday night where isaak and ben got to be ball boys!
the rest of the weekend was spent catching up and lots of laughs!
and makenzie loved being with more cousins!

kira and caroline helping kenz!

me, makenzie and alexa walking around summit
makenzie thought it was so funny to look through the windows!

eliza, isaak, kira, ben, and makenzie having a ball in the bounce house!
ball boy bean!

ball boy i-man!
steve and jake

lisa, kim, and i at the knicks game