Friday, September 23, 2011

The Power of Thank you!


I have been working with Kenna for quite a while on being polite, I obviously want her to say please and thank you. She is usually pretty good about saying please, but she forgets to say thank you. So when she does say thank you, especially when I don't have to remind her to say it, I make a pretty big deal of it. I also usually tell her that it makes me so happy when she says thank you.

A couple of nights ago I was not having a good night, I was really stressed out. I was getting both of my girls ready for bed and they both had been crying. I was doing my best to get Kenna into her pajamas but she was really hyper and jumping on her bed. I had finally had it and I told Kenna that I was not happy and she needed to stop jumping right now! She stopped jumping and asked me if I was happy, I told her no, I wasn't. Then she looked at me and said, Thank you Mom. Now are you happy? I couldn't help but smile, it really did make me happy, how could it not?

I'm Back!!

I feel like pretty much the biggest slacker ever! I have a valid reason for not posting, at least for the beginning of the summer, my computer caught a nasty virus and got completely wiped. After much effort, I got everything back on my computer again, and for the last month and a half I just have been really busy. So that is why I have not done anything with my blog for a long time!
We have had a fun and very eventful summer, I can't wait to post all about it!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Playing with my Iphone

I finally got a new phone! This has been a long time in coming, so now I am having a blast playing with all of its new features. It is so fun to take pictures and record movies of my little girls, I love it! This is what I have taken so far:

Ainsley smiles all of the time, while she is sleeping!

Uncle Mike and Ainsley taking a nap together

Little sleeping Angel

Kenna got my old phone, here she is calling Aunt Ash

My adorable girls

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Introducing Ainsley






Ainsley is here! I had a mild case of pre eclampsia so my doctor opted to induce me last Thursday. The induction was 100% better than my experience with McKenna, and it didn't last nearly as long either, which I was very grateful for! I went in at 9:30 and I had her at 7:35 that evening, so not too bad. She was 6 pounds 6oz and 18.5 inches long, so the same length that McKenna was, but almost two pounds lighter. She is our little peanut! One thing that I am thrilled about is she has dimples! I was really hoping that one of my kids would get them, and she did, on both sides.
We are all doing good, a little sleep deprived, but good. The adjustment is still on-going, McKenna is doing pretty good with it. She loves Ainsley, she wants to touch and hold her all of the time. Ainsley is pretty easy going, she is sleeping 90% of the time, so it is making the adjustment that much easier. We are all happy that she is here safe and healthy!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

My Little Party Girl!

Last weekend was absolutely crazy!! We hosted two birthday barbeque's for McKenna, it was so much fun, but so much work! It was so worth it to see how excited she was to see that everyone had come to help celebrate her birthday. All day she would walk around the house singing Happy Birthday, and at the end of it she would even practice blowing out the candles! It was adorable! She absolutely loved blowing out the candles and opening the presents! Thank you to everyone who came and made it so special for my little girl!

















Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday McKenna!

I can't believe that it has been two years since McKenna was born! I remember the day she was born like it was yesterday, but then again it feels like she has always been here! She has brought so much joy and happiness to our home. I feel so blessed to be her mother.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Happy Easter

I know Easter was a few days ago, but Happy Easter! I hope everyone had a wonderful and fun Easter! We were able to spend time with both my family and Dave's this Easter and it was really nice. Even though you wouldn't know it by looking at the pictures below, McKenna had a blast this Easter! She absolutely loved hunting for Easter Eggs, and she was lucky enough to participate in four Easter Egg hunts, so she definitely got her fill. It was so sweet, all Easter day McKenna wanted to see the Easter Bunny. She kept on saying "Pet Him", she wanted to pet the Easter Bunny so bad!

So I think I am officially a bad Mom because I didn't get a picture of Kenna in her Easter outfit, especially since it was a skirt I made her! I feel really bad about that now that I look at all of the other pictures I got of her on Easter and they turned out pretty bad! I know that Dave took some pictures on his phone, so I am hoping some of those turned out better!
Kenna and her best friend Hudson at the neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt (she was staring at Hudson's Dad with the funniest expression on her face!)

McKenna about to collect eggs at the Garlick Easter Egg Hunt

I could not get her to look at me!

Here she is hunting for eggs


Here are the five 2 year olds on the Garlick side of the family
(Kenna and Gracie are almost 2. Don't you love how not one of the is looking at the camera?)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Fun at the Zoo!

Yesterday Dave, McKenna, and I went to Hogle Zoo! We had such a great time because despite a little bit of rain the weather was good and it was not too crowded. To anyone out there thinking about a zoo trip, I highly recommend going in the morning. When we got there there were only a few cars in the parking lot, when we left it was completely full!
It was also a blast because yesterday was the first time that McKenna was actually old enough to appreciate the animals! She loved seeing the animals and when we would leave one animal she would say, "more animals!" She couldn't get enough!
McKenna and I with the prairie dogs

Dave and McKenna on the carousel (she didn't want to get off!)


Elephants!!!


Rhinos!!


My Two Apes seeing how they measure up!


Kenna and I with the giraffes (check out my big belly!)

Giraffes!!


Wolves!!


McKenna on the Train
(she REALLY didn't want to get off, this was probably her favorite part of the whole day!)

This one is for Julianne!

Since my sister in law Julianne is in the hospital due to some complications with her pregnancy, she unfortunately isn't getting to spend anytime with her beautiful daughter Gracie. I got to watch Gracie a couple of days ago and while these little cuties were in the tub I decided that this was an adorable photo op that I just couldn't miss!




Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I Made it!



Ever since I found out I was having a girl, (McKenna) I have wanted to make her a dress or a skirt. Well, after almost two years I have finally done it, and it even turned out really cute! The best part about it is Kenna absolutely loves the skirt! She came with me to pick out the fabrics and ever since she saw the picture on the outside of the pattern she was so excited that I was making her a skirt. Every time she saw the fabric she would say "Nenna's skirt." Now whenever she sees her skirt she takes off whatever she is wearing and puts it on. What can I say, I am a proud Mama. Now I am totally motivated to make more of them. I am thinking of making one for an Easter outfit! This is pretty much as crafty as I get!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sledding Fun!

Dave and Gauge waiting for Kenna and I to hike back up the hill

Kenna waiting patiently for Dave to finish shoveling the driveway so we could go sledding!

This was Kenna's favorite kind of sledding (no scary hills to go down!)

Ella with her awesome sled

Dallin eating snow

I am feeling a little bit like a slacker lately seeing as how it has been a while since I have posted, but you know when you are so busy with day-to-day life, and nothing is interesting enough to post about? That is pretty much how things have been around here.
Yesterday was President's Day, and Dave had the day off so we decided to make it a fun one. It had snowed the night before, and even though we all seriously have spring fever, we decided to take advantage of the snow while it lasts. We went sledding!
Our neighborhood really is awesome, not only do we have hiking and mountain biking right out of our neighborhood, but we have a sledding hill too. It was so funny because McKenna enjoyed sledding but she was also scared of it. Each time we were at the top of the hill McKenna would shake her head and say no she didn't want to go down. But then she would go down and have fun! McKenna isn't exactly brave when it comes to things like this. This activity really was a whole family event because Gauge would chase us as we sled down the hill. After we had sledded for a while Dallin and Ella, my nephew and niece came out to sled too. McKenna was inspired by her cousins because after she watched them go down the hill a couple of times she wanted to do it more too! I think she figured they looked like they were having fun and weren't too scared so it must not be too bad after all.
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