Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Offical Time

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

The countdown has begun

This weekend was amazing and the only thing that could have made it more perfect would have been having Jason home.  Speaking of Jason coming home, the countdown has begun he will be home in approximately 33 days.  I am ecstatic because he is due to come home the night before my birthday!  The last few weekends have been a little rough, because Makenzie has been sick.  Last weekend Makenzie had the flu and this week she has been coughing and it got so bad that Saturday morning I took her to the doctor just to find out that she has and ear infection.  Fun times...

Oh, how much i love the terrible two's.  She now outright tells me no and doesn't do what I ask her and to make things worse she throws herself on the ground.  Oh, and the best part of this lovely terrible two stage she throws things and shoves them out of the way when she doesn't want to do what she has been asked.  She unfortunately has had a lot of time outs and time spent in our room lately.  If any one has any ideas of how to deal with this PLEASE help. 

Well, that's all for now I will post a couple cute pictures of Makenzie in  a few days.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thanksgiving and 2nd Birthday

(Couldn't resist)

Okay, so I know that I am super behind and have a ton to talk about. First off last month I finished my second Bachelors degree in Paralegal studies and am now studying for my LSATs which I take in Feb. Never seems to be a dull moment in my life, but everyone who lknows me knows that i love to be super busy.

Second, thing is that Jason will be home in just ofver a month and I am super excited about that. Well, technically he won't be home in Virginia but at least in the states which is exciting. I know that he is as ready to be home as we are ready for him to com home. The next year and half is still going to be hard with being stationed in Mississippi and than being deployed for another six months after that he will be back in Virginia hopefully. If he doesn't make it back here we will go where ever he is stationed, because I can't do another separationa dn it's completely unfair to Jason and Makenzie. So, just a little bit longer.

Thridly, Makenzie just celebrated her 2nd birthday on November 30th. We where lucky enough to be able to spend it in Charlotte with Jason's brother and sister. The group of us took the kids to Monkey Joes a bouncy world for a little fun and entertainment. I have never been, but it was fabulous fun for not just the kids but the adults as well. After Monkey Joes we went back to my sister in-laws house for dinner, cake and presents. Makenzie had a princess theme to the party and just about everyone gave her something with a princess on it. I have put some pictures of her cake in this blog just to show you how fabulous the cake was. Thanks Stacey for finding it, it was perfect and Makenzie loved it too.

Lastly, Makenzie had her 2 year check today and she is perfectly healthy and progressing nicely. The doctor was impressed with her usage of words and the vast amount of words that she used and put together. Makenzie weighs 31.1 pounds and is 35 inches which is in the 90th percentile. I think height wise she is probably in the 80th. They had some technical difficulty getting her height and I don't think either one of the numbers are right, but what are you going to do about it. I guess when we take her in again in a year she will be a half inch shorter than what she is supposed to be :)
That's a quick update of everything that has been going on and hopefully I haven't forgotten anything.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Pictures by Dana

So, yesterday i had the opportunity to have one of my sorority sisters and friends take Makenzie's second year pictures.  It's amazing to see how much Makenzie has changed over the past four months from the last photo shoot Dana did.  I love how she is such a ham in front of the camera.  Dana has placed a sneak peek of our session from yesterday on her blog page:  If you need pictures done I highly recommend her if you are in the area or don't mind flying her to where you are located =).  Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

School Halloween Party


Her table

This is Jack, he asked to have his picture taken...too cute!

A few of Makenzie's classmates all dressed up

Ms. Fairy herself

Yesterday, I was able to make it to Makenzie's Fall Festival which proved to be a lot of fun. Her entire class was dressed up and ready to party. I have a few pictures of that I will put up of her and the others. It started around snack time and they all wanted to eat the treats that had been brought. It was so much fun to see her and her classmates interact.

Pumpkin Patch

Smiling So Big that her eyes were closed

This one Please =)

Tired after a fun filled day

So, I am a little behind in blogging . Last weekend Makenzie and I went to the pumpkin patch to pick out one to take home. After we got home from the pumpkin patch we deceided to carve it and unfortunately, I don't have any pictures from evolution since she didn't want to stick her hands in it. Makenzie is the biggest girlie girl there is. So, here are a few pictures from last weekend and her fun with the pumpkins.

Monday, October 27, 2008


So trying to find some sort of normality in Asia, I made my way to Beerfest! I left Singapore and travelled across the border to Jahor Baharu, Malaysia. Sounds simple but here's how the trip went. I caught a train for 15 min to a train station near the border, but the bus was broke down. I got back on the train for another 10 min to catch another bus. It was meant to hold about 40 people but you know these crazy asians... we fit at least 70 on there. Finally we made it to the border, as i tried to leave Singapore I was detained by Customs agents. Apparently i have been living in Singapore on an expired Visa. Whoops, now i know how it feels to live in southern Cali. Hahaha. Eventually i was released by the Singaporean authorities, where we then stood in a 2 hour line in the dead heat of the afternoon to be stamped in to Malaysia. All i can say about that is WOW!!! Once we crossed into Malaysia... Hot, sweaty, tired, and in dire need of refreshment we could almost smell beerfest. Somehow our guide talked us into walking a mile to save money on a cab ride. So instead of spending 11 ringot it only cost about 6 ringot. So you know that is only about 1.40 US. We live; we learn right? We finally arrived at the hotel. Washed up, got changed into our drinking clothes and proceeded to beerfest. We sang, we danced, and we competed. I haven't drank that much beer since well.... I don't think i have ever drank that much. That says alot. It was a good time, and the border crossing was worth it.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wonderful World of Potty Training

Lat weekend Makenzie and I were working on potty training and she was in big girl underware which she loved. I would give her the option of a diaper or big girl underware and more times than not the big girl underware won out. So, Makenzie is slowly getting into the process of potty training and last night seemed to be monumental. She actually used the potty, she said "poop" and starting throwing a fit so I immediately took her to the bathroom and she did her business. It was pretty cute how proud of herself she was. Unfortunately, even if she is just wet she says poop but we are completing the stage of her telling us that she is wet. I am curious to see how long it takes to get her fully potty trained.

I wasn't aware of how frustrating it was going to be to potty train...but it is still one of those moments that makes being a mom so rewarding when they finally get the hang of it. :)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

So True

A couple of my sorority sisters had this in their profiles and it couldn't be more true. My husband is in the Navy and I think this how most of our bad nights went. =)

Mommy's little helper

Well, Makenzie is growing up so fast and LOVES to help me. It seems that whenever we go grocery shopping I need to have a bag that is light enough for her to carry otherwise she gets upset. This weekend is no exception when she helped mom make halloween cookies. From the pictures above you can see her enthusiasm.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Pictures of Makenzie 10/08

She is actually saying cheese!
Pretending the banana is a telephone! Such a cutie...

So, I couldn't resist putting this picture up! I know that she will hate me later in life for this, but she didn't want to put any pants on!

It's been a rough week

So, starting last weekend Makenzie was sick and than i thought okay no biggie. Well, than Tuesday my mom called to tell me that my step-dad had heart complications and was sent to the hospital by ambulance. I was hoping for better news than I got, but by Friday we had finally gotten better news. My step-dad next Thursday will go in for an angioplasty which is easier than the open heart we thought was going to happen. So, need less to say this week has been a little difficult and that would be part of the lack of blogging.

Makenzie is feeling better and had calamari last night at dinner and absolutely loved it. I am so excited with the fact that she will try anything, may not like everything but will at least try it. She also had fish sticks and tasted my shrimp, I think she doesn't mind eating those things because they have a crispy outside. Guess, I will have to try shrimp without the breading and see how that step at a time.

Keep your fingers crossed that she doesn't have an ear infection, she was pulling on her ear a little bit not a lot, but enough to make me wonder. I figure that if she says it still hurts on Tuesday I will make an appointment for her at the doctors. It's so hard to tell when she is sick because she tends to be the happiest sick kid EVER...even last weekend she was in a good mood with a stomach bug. Well, that's all for now...I will put up some more pictures later today or tomorrow off to the park we go.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Not paying attention

Well, I figure I will write a quick blurb since I am not paying attention to class.  Apparently, Ms. Makenzie is back on strike.  Now, not only does she not want to each veggies, she doesn't want to eat chicken.  Her reaction to the chicken was eww,  no.  I am not going to give her fruit, bread and cheese for dinner.  The first thing out of her mouth in the morning is eat eat, snack-cheese.  I honestly think that if she could eat cheese everyday all day she would.  I guess I may need to just breakdown and give her cooked carrots, which I completely can't stand.  I was in shock when she even turned her nose up at pasta, she usually will eat it.  Well, class is almost over I guess I can pay attention for the last ten minutes.  

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Terrible two tantrums

Well, our house is full of temper tantrums and the life of the terrible two's has begun.  My patients are definitely being tested due to Makenzie having teething issues and terrible two outbursts.  It's hard to pick my battles when it seems that everyday is a battle, so if any of you out there have any ideas on dealing with the terrible two's I am all ears.  We had another successful night last night with vegetables thank goodness for green beans.  =)  Tonight we didn't try a vegetable I figured we wouldn't try to push our luck.  Tomorrow should be lots of fun with broccoli.  

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Some pictures of Makenzie

So, I thought I would put some pictures up of Ms. Makenzie from this past weekend. It's hard to believe how much she has grown. I am truly amazed at how smart she is, she shows me something new everyday. Finally, last night she decided that vegetable were not so bad after all. Peas seem to have made the cut once again. Tonight we are going to try green beans and see how that goes.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Mommy and Me

So, Makenzie and I went to our first Mommy and me class tonight.  It was an interesting experience to see how she did in a class type atmosphere.  Watching her was fabulously entertaining, and made me realize how much she has grown.  We sang songs, played with shapes, learned about automobiles.  I did this class as a free try and I have totally feel in love with the idea and being able to spend that time on just Makenzie.  She got so excited when she did what Ms. Virginia the teacher said that she just about knocked me over running back to me.  I love my little monkey.  

Sunday, September 7, 2008

10 Years

So, I received a phone call from Jason this morning reminding me that he has been in the Navy for 10 years today.  Wow, hard to believe that it's been that long and thank goodness that we are half done. We can't wait until he can be home with his girls, love him!

 I am hoping to get some pictures up later today.

Saturday, September 6, 2008


Well, Hanna made our Saturday not quite what we had in mind, but we made the best of it.  Initially I had planned on putting together Makenzie's new play house, but with the rain and winds that didn't exactly happen.  So, we had a nice day in playing with her baby dolls, running up and down the hallway and doing puzzles.  So, to all of our family and friends there is nothing to worry about we are fine and so is the house.  I will put some new pictures up in the next few days of Makenzie's new haircut, she got bangs the other day which proved to be an interesting experience.  

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Pictures 7/12/2008

Here are a few of the pictures that my friend Dana took of Makenzie. I will post some more tomorrow just a few quick shots. Enjoy.

First Blog

Hello everyone! I figured maybe it would be an easier way to keep everyone up to date with our lives. For those of you that I haven't talked to in awhile Makenzie, Jason and I are all doing great. Jason is currently over in Singapore with the Navy and we hope to have him back state side at the beginning of next year. Makenzie is about to turn 21 months and growing like a weed, she is forever keeping me on my toes.

I am truly thankful for all the love she has brought into my life. Her smile just illuminates the room and the giggle is classic. Everyday she shows me something new and surprises me with something she has learned through her interactions with the world. Kids are truly amazing.

As for me, I am almost finished with my second bachelor's degree and when that is done I will be preparing to take my LSAT's in February. I doubt that I will ever be satisfied with where I am with school and will strive to better myself if I have the chance. Well, that's all for now check back again in a week or so and see what's new.