Thursday, April 22, 2010

Supper Club Softball

Last Tuesday after we ate dinner, MG decided that she wanted to learn how to play softball. She can throw the ball pretty good. She started off with Jason helping her swing and Lobello was the pitcher.

It was not long before she thought she could do it all by herself! But, she kept missing the ball and that lead to these faces! Priceless!

One more attempt at the ball...

then more crying and frustration.

Finally, McKenzie decided that the tee was okay to hit off of. She realized that she does not need to be a slugger just yet, so the tee was just fine!

And...she hit it!!!


and again...

and again!

Uncle Jeffrey...this one is for you

Jeffrey, Jason's brother in Africa gave McKenzie this giraffe for Christmas. She plays with it all the time. I just had to take these pictures so that Jeff could see her playing with it. It makes me laugh because the giraffe's head is taller than the stroller!

Waving to Uncle Jeff

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The "Big Girl" Room

About a month ago Jason and I went shopping for McKenzie's "Big Girl" furniture. When we did our nursery for her, we of course had no idea if she was a boy or girl. So we just have a gender neutral nursery. Jason and I decided that the nursery will always be the nursery. So it has been really fun looking for little girl bedding and furniture. We placed the order several weeks ago on the furniture and have just been waiting for it. The company called on Tuesday and said that it would be here this Friday. I wanted to go ahead and paint it before the furniture was brought in so Wednesday and Thursday I painted pale, pale pink. The color is actually called strawberry yogurt! I finally got all the bedding on the bed and got it finished up today. However, there are no decorations you just have to over look the bare walls. I am not sure what will go on the walls yet. Any ideas? McKenzie will not be moving into her room just yet. I just wanted to get it all ready so that when the time comes and we need the nursery again that she does not feel like she is getting kicked out of her room for someone else to take it over. She will be moved and settled into her "Big Girl" room before then! (NO-I am not pregnant!) McKenzie loves her new room though. She loves the color and will tell you "Mommy painted pink!" It is so sweet! I love it and I am looking forward to getting things on the walls!
Looking in from the hall



Tuesday, April 13, 2010

McKenzie's 2 Year Check Up and Time Out

This morning I took MG to the see Dr. Daulphin. That is her doctor. We had to go for her 2 year check up! Everything is right on track! McKenzie is 36 inches tall (3 feet!!) (95%) and weighs 27 pounds (50%)! She is growing right up and developmentally right on target also! We are so thankful for a healthy little girl! No shots needed today either, so it was a great day with Dr. Daulphin!

Yesterday, when I picked up MG from school her teacher meet me at the door and said, "McKenzie is in a mood today. She kept breaking off the baby doll's legs." So, I apologized and we left. On our way to the car MG says, "I time out today." I asked her, "Why"? She said, "I break doll legs." She was smiling and laughing about it just like she had done something great! Poor MG was in rare form yesterday. All the partying this weekend must have finally caught up to her. Today is a much better day!

Monday, April 12, 2010

McKenzie's Ladybug Party

Saturday we celebrated McKenzie's 2nd birthday with our families and closest friends! It was a ladybug themed party and so much fun! The weather was absolutely gorgeous. It was a bout 75 degrees and sunny all day! The party started at 11 with hamburgers for lunch and then cake and presents to follow. After all that the party migrated to our neighbor's trampoline and then back to our backyard for a baseball game! McKenzie had a blast! However, she was so exhausted from the day that she is still trying to catch up on her sleep! We just can't believe that she is 2! The baseball game

Daddy's up!


Hi Hi

Uncle Steve and Tate

Kenzie and Tate

The whole gang!

Brock leaving with his and Braden's pails!

MG passing out her pails

I made magnets for everyone and Jason Backus (he took all the pics at the party) put the magnet next to the flowers in the yard! Too funny!


The Birthday Girl!

Tate painted this picture just for MG's party!

She loved all the gifts she got!

I love this picture! (She looks homeless and down on her luck!)

McKenzie hugging her man-Brock!

Papa Norton and MG

Papa Norton and Tate

McKenzie's pinwheel

MG after her cupcake

Sweet Hattie looking out the window

MG's magnets

Brock playing

Tate and his cupcake

I'm 2!

Kenzie liked her cupcake

Yum! Yum!

Make a wish...

Look at that candle...a 2!

Meredith and McKenzie

Uncle Jared, McKenzie, and Papa Norton

Hattie running for cake!

Aunt Amber, Tate, and Nana

Lunch time at the kid's table! (Brock, MG, Tate, and Hattie)

Jason (the photographer) and his son, Joshua

UB, Uncle Marty, Uncle Steve, Papa T, and Grandaddy

Mommy and McKenzie

Checking out the ladybug ornament from Katie!

Look at how cut this bucket on wheels is! Brooke painted it! (Brock and Braden's Mommy)

Ladybug Appettizers

Jason and Grandaddy Grilling

Brad, Braden, Brock, and McKenzie sitting on the bench Papa Norton made!

MG in the sand


McKenzie talking to Nana

Oreo Ladybugs

The Ladybug Cake

Ladybug Cupcakes

Ladybug cupcakes on the stand

Our Little Lady

She wore her tutu for a little while

MG's Pinwheel

Ladybug flower pots!