Sunday, November 8, 2009

Makenna's First Birthday Party

First, let's set the stage. Makenna's party had a pink theme. From the paper lanterns (which Makenna calls "bah" for "ball")...

to the strawberry cake!

Let the party begin!

Makenna with Uncle Kamran

"Birthday Princess" outfit with frilly tutu and pink baby Ugg boots courtesy of Makenna's Godmother Jasmin

Makenna got to open her xylophone early-she loved it!

Cheering with Grandma

Some of our party guests

Some more party guests (Perry and Labbit)

Makenna and Jasmin

Makenna spent a lot of time practicing walking during her party.

And she's off...

Then it was time for cake. Cousins Jacob and Jadyn were on hand to help blow the candles out. (Makenna looks somewhat suspicious of the cake)

"Hey it's actually tasty!"

"and squishy.."

"and sticky..."

"oh yeah, and tasty!"

"I wonder what it would do for my hair?"

Then Makenna and Jacob talked about life.

Then it was time to open presents. No, Makenna, not get in the presents.

Makenna with Grandpa Steve

Makenna with Grandpa Jim


Makenna getting ready to put her costume on

Halloween photo shoot!

As always, it was hot in L.A. on Halloween. So, it was a bit much to make her wear a polyester pumpkin suit an pumpkin beret. The photo shoot was very short!

On Halloween night, we went to visit some friends. Thomas the Tank (Andrew) was one of them.
Happy Halloween!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Makenna is 10 months old!

Makenna turned 10 months on September 6!
It's been a busy month for us. We moved into a new place and Makenna has been busy learning and growing!
She has become a good crawler and is starting to stand up without holding on. Last week, she was even daring enough to take two steps.
Makenna also has four teeth, which she uses to eat just about everything. No more baby food, it's all about adult food these days!

At baby class, exploring the treasure chest

Makenna with her friend Emerson

In our new place- a lot more space to explore!

At the park- sharing snacks with our friend Roman

Color coordinated in Grandma's new bedroom!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Viva Las Vegas!

Last weekend, we took our first road trip to Las Vegas to visit Aunt Rita and Uncle Hank.
The trip was wonderful. We had a fun, relaxing time and really felt like we got away.

Ready for the pool!

Makenna's new bathing suit. The halter style was very flattering.

Swimming with Daddy

Makenna was not so sure about floating on her back.


Makenna discovered that kitty toys are lots of fun!

Chatting with Aunt Rita

Makenna with the Great Aunt and Uncle!

Drinking water

and being silly!

We weren't ready to say goodbye. What a great weekend!