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

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?)