Sunday, September 28, 2008

Notice Emma sleeping in the swing? That girl can sleep through anything!

Happy Birthday Uncle Josh! Thanks for bringing Noah down to spend some time with us.

Digging for worms with grandma, noah and uncle Josh. Makenna would not touch the worms.

The girls LOVE when daddy has the day off.

Pardon our mess, but the house usually is a mess 5 minutes after Makenna wakes up. We call her our " one woman party".

Watching the last game played at Yankee stadium.

I don't know if you can tell, but her eyes are steel blue.

So Makenna has officially started potty training! So far she has gone both number one and number two in her potty, but I don't think she understands why she is suppose to go in the potty instead of her diaper now. Everytime she does go in her potty she cries afterwards because she thinks she messed up and wasn't suppose to go in there. I feel so bad and try to explain to her that she did a good job, but she's still not connecting the two yet. I have a treasure bag full of "prizes" for her and she gets to pick one out every time she goes in her potty so I'm hoping that helps her understand that she is doing a good job. Since Makenna is in potty boot camp I try and not take her too far away from home (where she can roam freely with no diaper) so we've been stuck at the house for a couple of days now. It's really not that bad though because the weather is cooling off in New York now so it's great outside weather. On Saturday Makenna took the day off from potty trainging while her cousin, Noah, and uncle Josh came to visit. Makenna absolutely LOVES both Noah and her unlce Josh, so it was a real treat for her. Emma enjoyed watching the two older kids play and just seems like she cannot wait until she can play too. That reminds me, Emma has started scooting! Emma has this mirror with a purple bird on it that she just loves, and when she has her daily tummy time Emma has started to scoot across her blanket to get to the birdie! She just turned 3 months, so I am way impressed by her determination. Emma favorite past time is to sit up and watch Makenna do absolutely anything and she has been taking notes. I just adore seeing those two girls together, and as Emma gets older and is starting to get a real personality of her own, Makenna just likes to play and enage with Emma all that much more. I LOVE being able to watch their bond as sisters form and grow and hope they are always incredibly close. Also, After being on/off, on/off Brett's hernia surgery is back on again. He has an official date of November 12th for the surgery, so we'll see if it actually happens. The insurance company has already started giving us problems about it, so we just hope everything goes as planned. Brett and I have also put in an offer on a condo in Vegas and are praying and hoping we get that also. If anyone has any potty training tricks I would really appreciate hearing about them, thanks.

Friday, September 19, 2008

I was tagged by Claire and Aubri, so here it goes:

What was I doing 10 years ago?

1.Working at Pizza Village
2. Spending lots of time with my first niece, Amber.
3.Going to high school. 10th grade to be exact.
4.Going to lots of punk rock shows.
5.Hanging out with the 'p' because I love you crew.

What are 5 things on my "to do" list today?

1. Little gym with Makenna.
2.Watch a movie with Brett.
3.Grocery shopping.
5. Playing outside with the girls.

What are my 5 favorite snacks?

1. Pretzels
2. Popcorn
3. Rice pudding
4. Beef jerky
5. Chocolate

What 5 things would I do if I was a millionaire:

1. Buy a house.
2. Buy new cars.
3. Pay off my parents house
4. College tuition for Makenna and Emma
5. Take all the Scotts and MacDonalds on the Disney cruise.

5 Places I've Lived:

1. Hopewell Jct, NY
2. San Francisco, CA
3. Las Vegas, NV
That's it. I haven't moved alot in my life. I don't really like living in new places I don't know.

5 jobs I've had:

1. Line cook at Roy's in Las Vegas.
2.Front desk clerk at a hotel.
3. Managed Deli delight in Vegas.
4. General Manager at Pizza Village.
5. Extern at Ponzu in San Francisco.

5 People I tag:

I don't even know 5 people who have blogs (how lame am I?), but I do tag Debbi, Deanna and Stasia.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sorry the pictures are sort of all over the place but our camera got all screwed up and put our pictures in all sorts of random order. Most of the pictures are from when we went apple picking last week. Makenna loves going to this farm. They have all kinds of animals and a huge playground and all sorts of stuff for the kids. On weekends they have a corn maze they open up with a fort in the middle of it and hay rides and candy apples and such. Last year Makenna was too little to enjoy this, but we definitly plan on going back during one weekend this year to pick our pumpkin. You don't see too many pictures of Emma while we were apple picking, but she was there, she spent the whole time sound asleep in the front carrier. There are a couple of pictures of Brett climbing an old oak tree and I am so glad on got pictures of that. I really wish I had my video camera to capture this though, it was seriously one of the funniest things I have ever seen in my life. The whole incident was even made funnier by Makenna saying over and over to him in her most worried voice"Daddy get DOWN!". Too funny. Before we went apple picking we took Makenna to the party store to pick out her halloween costume, and of course she picked out a Dora costume. Niether me or Brett were too excited to dress her up as Dora (I wanted her to pick the pumpkin fairy costume they had since Emma is going to be a pumpkin) but Makenna is getting old enough to make some of her own choices now (how sad) so we try and let her choose when she can. She likes making her own decisions and it really makes her feel proud. Anyway, I'm sure I'll post lots of pictures of both girls in their costumes. Emma had a well baby doctor appointment this Wednesday. Her head, weight, and height are all in the 95th percentile. She now weighs 14 lbs. 6 oz. and is 23 and 1/2 inches. Obviously Emma is a big baby for her age, since she was born weighing 9 lbs. 13 oz. and the doctor said she probably won't slow down in her growth until she is in her second year. Then she should be about the same weight and height as kids who were born weighing a "normal" birth weight. Poor girl already has the doctors on her about her weight. She is such a sweet little baby that she didn't even cry for her first shot! Also, she laughed for the first time the other day. Not a little baby giggle, but a real belly laugh where she had to gasp for air and everything. She just melts my heart. I call her my zen baby, because whenever I hold her I instantly feel relaxed and peaceful. Makenna's new obsession is playdoh. The girl can play with the stuff for hours on end. She has such patience and concentration. I love her for that. What special little girls.