Friday, August 31, 2012

First Day of Kindergarten

It was a sad and exciting day when Makenna started kindergarten.  She was so excited that she couldn't even stop smiling the night before as she laid in bed.  It was actually quite funny.  And then when she woke up the next morning and she was so ready to go.  We live close enough to walk but I drove over since I needed to run some errands afterwards.  So once we got there we walked back on the kindergarten side and she lined up against the wall with the other kids.  She was all smiles from ear to ear!  Then they all went inside with her teacher and off we went. 

Now here's the sad part of the story.  Kason really missed his older sister.  He followed me everywhere!  He was my little shadow and if he wasn't two steps behind me he was hanging on my leg or sitting on my lap.  I enjoyed having him by me but it was sad that he missed Makenna so much.  He just kept asking if we could go get her yet.  So when it was finally time to go pick her up the first thing she said to me was I can't wait to go back tomorrow!  And all I can say is she was even more excited to go back the second day!  She didn't sleep at all that night and she woke up  really early the next morning.  When I went in to go get Brynn that next morning Makenna was already awake, which she never is, and guess where I found her?  I found her in her closet, in the dark, trying to pick out a new outfit to wear! 

I am so glad she is so excited to be going to school.  I sure hope she enjoys it and learns a lot of new things.  She really likes her teacher, Mrs. Mikuleky and I have been very impressed with her so far.  She just seems great.  Makenna also knows so many people in her class.  Kids from the neighborhood, her pre-school class from last year and her dance classes.  She is definitely a social butterfly!

My little girl is getting so big!

Her new backpack!  Merida from Brave
Makenna and Kason!
This is over at the school and this is where she lines up before class each day
Some of the kids in her class.  These three are in the same ward aren't the so cute!  Makenna, Elliot and Grace.

Thanksgiving Point Gardens

Last week we went to the Gardens at Thanksgiving Point when Weston got home from work.  The kids had lots of fun exploring the children's gardens and rolling down the big hill by the big waterfall.  I enjoyed a night out with Weston.  Here's some pics!

Playing in the water!

Climbing on things in one of the learning gardens
 Playing the drums in another one
 And the best part was...
 Rolling down the big hill!!!

Poor little girl!  Does she ever get out of that stroller?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Last week I was lucky enough to go see Wicked.  I went with my two sisters, my mom and my aunt.  And if that wasn't exciting enough we went to the Cheesecake Factory before hand for dinner!  It was so yummy!  But back to Wicked, I just simply love this show!  I have only seen a few musical productions but this one is by far my favorite.  I literally couldn't stop smiling the whole time!  I really thought Elphaba did an excellent job and I loved the music!  I just hope that next time I could take Makenna with me.  She would absolutely love it! 

I couldn't get anyone to take a picture with me but here I am at the show!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Dinosaur Museum

I love how Thanksgiving Point does $2 Tuesdays every August so two weeks ago I took the kids to the Dinosaur Museum.  Kason has been asking to go forever so I thought he would enjoy it.  And although it was crazy busy and packed with tons of kids you just can't beat the price.  It is so expensive to pay full price so to go for $2 was definitely worth it.  Here are some pics of the kids having so much fun! 

Out front waiting to get in.  The line really wasn't that bad at noon!

Seeing the dinosaurs!

Brynn hanging out in the stroller

They just loved this shark for some reason!

Just digging for dinosaur bones!  Probably the best part of the day!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

1/2 Birthday Party

I know its kind of dorky but I love to celebrate the kids 1/2 birthday.  I don't do it every year I just do it when they are 6 months old.  And besides who doesn't like an excuse to bake a cake?  Brynn's 1/2 birthday fell right when Wes was out of town on work so we waited tell this week to celebrate.  I didn't think baking a cake with just me around to eat it was a very good idea!  So we had presents, just an outfit and a new toy.  Makenna was really sweet and colored her a picture.  But Brynn really loved it and tried to eat the gift bags and she even tried to dig into her cake!  I guess it's kind of mean of me to make a cake for her and not let her eat it!  That's okay she'll have her big day in 6 more months.  I just hope she's as anxious to dig into it then!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Brynn's 6 Month Pictures

I took Brynn to get her pictures taken this week and wouldn't you believe that she got a cold and was up all night the night before the pictures.  So needless to say we didn't have a very happy baby pictures.  Which is just crazy because she is always happy!  But we still ended up getting some cute ones so I was happy for that.  So here they are!

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Brynn at 6 Months

Wow, how the time flies!  Brynn is already 6 months old!  She is simply the sweetest most cuddly little thing and we all love her so much.  She has the biggest gummy grin and it just melts my heart every time I see it.  She is such a joy to have in our family.  So this is what she is doing at 6 months.

  • She loves to growl.  I call her my little monster!
  • She can sit really good now.  It all happened with in the last week but she loves to sit and play with her toys.
  • She loves to watch her older brother and sister.
  • She doesn't roll but she will kick her legs and wiggle her bum to get around on the floor. 
  • She loves rice cereal and carrots
  • She hates to ride in the car
Here are her stats at 6 months

Weight - 14.59 lbs 22.09%
Length - 25.25 in   25.14%
Head -    15.5 in     1.65%

When people see her they say she is so chubby but in reality she is the smallest baby we have had.  She's got the cutest chubby checks but the rest of her is quite small.  In fact her bum is tiny.  She could still wear 0-3 month bottoms!

Well Brynn, we sure do love ya! 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Swimming Lessons

I signed the kids up for swim lesson's and Kason's class was the parent/tot class so I got to attend the class with him.  I was going every day but then last Friday Weston took his lunch break and came to the class with Kason.  They had lots of fun.  Kason is loving the water and does everything he is asked to do.  He can blow bubbles, do his ice cream scoops, jump from the side and he can almost climb out by his self.  I think he would have had it all mastered except he's been sick all this week and not able to go to class.  Poor kid.  And he was having so much fun!  Oh well, we'll just have to wait tell next year and I'm sure he'll do great again!

And here are some pictures of Makenna in her class.  I really don't like her teacher, she's actually really awful but oh well.  At least Makenna is in the water being supervised and hopefully learning something.  She is still pretty timid in the water and doesn't like to get her face wet but she is doing good.  I just hope she's learning enough for survival skills if she were ever in that situation.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Camping Trip 2012

I enjoy camping but we never really get to go very often.  In fact we're pretty lucky if we get to go once a year.  And last year we missed our camping trip because we spent about 5 weeks battling the flu.  That's right, between Makenna, Kason and I we had the flu pretty much the whole month of July and started into August.  Fun summer huh?  And not to mention that Weston never gets sick.  It's just not fair.  (OK, I'm done with my complaining)  So this year I was bound and determined to make sure that we were able to go on our camping trip this year.  I wouldn't even allow us to go to the cabin with the whole Southwick family because every time we go to the cabin we get the flu.  I'm not kidding either.  We ALWAYS get the flu.  I've decided it's simply not worth going for a weekend just to spend the next couple weeks cleaning up puke.  (sorry, I thought I was done complaining)  Back to our camping trip. 

Last weekend we went camping with all the Powells.  Yeah!!!  We just went up A.F canyon up to Granite Flats.  We went for just the weekend and it was so much fun!  We camped, roasted marshmallow's, played games, ate treats, road the Razor and I did my first Geo Cache!  It was so much fun!!!  And it was so nice having all of us there together.  Brynn and I were lucky enough to stay in my parents trailer while Weston and the kids slept in tents.  Everybody had so much fun and I'm glad we all got to go.  And guess what we got once we got home?  Yup, sick kids.  I guess we can't do anything or go anywhere with out getting a stomach bug.  I guess I'm just going to have to accept that and live with it.  I'm just glad we were able to go this year and we had so much fun!

Just chillin' in the camp chair

Roasting over the camp fire

Brynn hanging out with grandma

Cute camping kids

Hanging out in the tent

Going for a ride!

Going for a hike!

Finding the Geo Cache

The girls just playing down by the stream

Brynn just snugglin' with daddy!

We had so much fun and hopefully we can go again soon!