Thursday, February 18, 2010

Training for a Marathon!

Dave and McKenna after our Run
McKenna with her weather shield (I promise, she is in there!)

I have had a goal for some time now to run a marathon before I am thirty. Not that I am knocking on 30's door, because I am NOT, but I decided that now is the time to do it. I just happened to be married to an amazing supportive man who is willing to train and run it with me. So Dave and I are training to run the Utah Valley Marathon! We are into our second week of training, and things are going well. Every day our whole family is out there running, it is awesome! We even have our dog Gauge out there, so he is losing his winter weight!
McKenna is such a good sport, she loves the outdoors and going on walks/runs, but it is still a little cold for her. So we bought a weather shield for the Bob and now she is all warm and toasty for our
runs! I have to say that it is so fun to do this as a family.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

McKenna's friend Hudson

A couple of weeks ago I started watching a couple of adorable kids from my neighborhood, McKenna absolutely loves playing with them. Today I was watching Hudson, he is about 18 months and the biggest sweetheart, I was giving him his snack after he woke up from his nap and he wanted to share his snack with McKenna! It was the sweetest thing!


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Friday, February 5, 2010

9 Months Old Already!



Yesterday one of my neighbors asked me how old McKenna was, I am used to saying 8 1/2 months, but it hit me, yesterday McKenna turned 9 months old! I can't believe my little baby is growing up so fast! She is becoming more and more independent too.
Her 9 Month Achievements Thus Far:
She is army crawling all over the house now, and going from laying down to sitting up all by herself. She is so close to crawling on her hands and knees, but once she gets up there she doesn't really know what to do yet. She also pulls herself up to standing at our coffee table. She is finally cutting teeth! Her bottom two front teeth are coming in now. In the last couple of days she has started throwing little temper tantrums. She will get frustrated and scrunch up her face and yell really loud. I can't help but laugh when she does this! She also claps, waves goodbye, and gives kisses, but only when she wants to, most of the time she won't perform!
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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Snow Fun!


Our Family Dave and McKenna

McKenna modeling the Kelty Kids Backpack

On Monday we went hiking up American Fork Canyon! We were planning on going snowshoeing, but there wasn't a lot of powder, so we ended up just hiking. It was also very exciting because we tried our Kelty Kid backpack for the first time, that is why we took the adorable picture of McKenna modeling it.
The hike was great, it was a gorgeous day! The only drawback was it was freezing, so it didn't last as long as we would have liked. We all dressed really warm but we didn't know how to keep McKenna's little cheeks warm.