Friday, January 27, 2012

she is almost 2...

and i love/dislike it.  

I know I have been so bad about posting frequently lately, i hope to be better about regular posts, maybe once a week...yea I think I can do that.    

In less than one month our crazy, silly, cuddly, and oh-so-sweet Makenzie turns the big T-W-O!  I am so excited because 1) I HEART BIRTHDAAAAAAYS  2) she is more and more fun everyday. 
I am sad because, well, time is going way too fast.  

She is changing so much right now and i'm not good about writing things down when they happen so this post is a few fun facts and "makenzie-isms" before I forget them and they go un-journaled.  

Its amazing how much her vocabulary has grown just in the past 2 weeks.  She knows and says so much, i am continually surprised at what comes out of her mouth. (in a good way!)  

She loves looking at pictures and naming all her cousins and aunts and uncles.  This puts the biggest smiles on our faces since she doesn't see them all the time, yet she still recognizes and "knows" them.  And loves them, of course :)

She is CONSTANTLY singing!  Her favorite songs to sing are "E-I-E-I-O" (aka Old Macdonald had a farm), Jesus wants me for a sunbeam, ABC's, and her latest, "Head, Neen and Toes" (Head, shoulders, knees and toes).  

She loves to say "pease" thank you" "i silly" or "i funny", "i hold it?" "oh my goodness" "daddys coke" "i cuddle" "and "i two".   Everything is mommy/daddy, baby, like when we're talking about her letters- big A=" daddy A", little A= "baby A"  

She can count to 10.  Although wen she's playing by herself and counting it's "1,2,3,5, Ella, Bell" (Ella= Cinderella, Bell= Bell from Beauty and the Beast).  She's never seen any of the Disney princess movies, but she loves her "Ella, Bell and White" books.

She loves her "amals" and sleeps with 4 every night- sheep, kitty, puppy, and bear (one from Jake that she says is from "nice daddy")  She also loves playing with her babydolls.   She got a baby stroller for Christmas and is really racking up the miles on it.  

 This was our first real snow here in DC and Makenzie couldn't get enough of it!  
She walked with her tongue out and head tilted up 
She is obviously enjoying her first hot chocolate as well :)

Her hair is getting so long so it's "piggies" or "ponies" everyday and I love it! 
She is seriously obsessed with hats, purses, and sunglasses so this little ensemble was all her choice :)
 She is her father's daughter...
 She loves being outside and doesn't seem to even notice the cold.  
We've been lucky with a very mild winter so far here so we are still able to go to the park a few times a week.
 Making marshmallow rainbows with our Preschool co-op group. 
Representing the Wizards at her first game of the season! 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

A New Canaan New Year!

After returning home from Indy we turned right around and headed to New Canaan, Connecticut to spend some QT with Mom and Dad Reynolds and Lisa and Scott and the girls at their house!

There was lots of time spent in the driveway riding plasma cars and their new Razor scooters!
The girls didn't care how cold it was, they were having so much fun! 

 Everybody got a little riding time :)

 The O's and their beautiful new home!

 All bundled up
 We were lucky enough to be there for Lisa's bday too, we had a 50's party! 
 Mom doing her traditional Christmas Eve story with the that not picture perfect...

 The 3 girls had prepared an awesome singing show! and Makenzie just jumped right in to join them :)
 HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Makenzie asks to go to "Yizey's house" just about every day!  She absolutely loves those girls!  We had so much fun playing outside, watching movies, catching up and even got an adults night out!  We really missed being in Utah this year around Christmas, but are so glad we got to see some of the Reynolds and enjoy the Christmas Eve story!  

Can't wait for February when we all be together!!!!! 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

a Hoosier Christmas

We had a wonderful Christmas in Indy this year!  Makenzie just loves her "Mamaw and Papaw" and playing with her cousins.

Makenzie and Bailey waiting to meet Santa 

Playing with cousins 

Helping Grandma decorate the tree
It wouldn't be Christmas without Ingram family Ice Skating!! 
Kenz had so much fun zooming around the rink with Daddy!
Mia and Grandma cheering from the bleachers

The whole crew :)
The 3 Musketeers...I'm positive lots of trouble is in their future together! 
Christmas Eve morning, the 3 of us went to the Indiana State Museum downtown and had breakfast with Santa

She wasn't too sure about this Santa, but she was obsessed with riding the train...again and again! 

Christmas Eve we went out to eat downtown and walked around the circle


this was Kenz reaction to all her toys! she was so excited about it all!! 
and yes, she wore the sunglasses that were in her stocking the entire time! 

Best gift ever: Jake made me a video of "Our Adventures" with pictures and music of our 8 years together!  
Makenzie with her loot :)
It was a great couple of weeks to visit with family and catch up with friends!