Friday, June 26, 2009

Play Date!

Leilani and Andrew came over yesterday! Andrew is a big boy, he will be two in August!

At first, he and Makenna didn't quite know what to make of each other. Andrew read books,

and Makenna played by herself.

But eventually they interacted.

We took Andrew to our neighborhood park. Grandma swung with Makenna while Andrew ran around.

Then Andrew got on the swing too!

We made a new little friend, Wolf.

And a new grown-up friend, Samantha, Wolf's mommy. (Andrew took to her right away)

Mommy Swap!

Then we came back home and Andrew and Makenna played a game of peek-a-boo.

Too cute!
Finally Leilani and Andrew had to leave. What a fun day!

Busy Being Makenna

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Cousin Jasmin came over and dressed Makenna up in her beautiful blue dress and did her hair so pretty. Makenna sat still just long enough to take this picture ( she doesn't sit still much, she even moves in her sleep). And then she was on the move again.....

moving from side to side

playing with her scuba frog

playing with Grandma

flipping with Jasmin

eating with daddy (We find it easier to wrap her in a barber style smock than use a bib. Otherwise, she gets food everywhere!)

crying with daddy (?),

and finally it was time to take off the pretty blue dress and take out those pretty pigtails and take a relaxing bath. Its hard work being Makenna and it takes a lot of energy so she always needs to unwind at the end of the day!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Steve's First Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to Steve! 7 and a half months of fatherhood under his belt, and he's done a fabulous job! Today, we drove up the coast to Malibu and had lunch. It was the first sunny day in weeks, so we took full advantage of it. We had a great time!

Makenna eating a lemon (she loves lemons).

After we were done, Makenna drove us home.

It was a wonderful day!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Finger painting!

A Visit with Family

It had been a while since Makenna had seen her Grandpa and Geneva, so we decided to take a trip to Lancaster.

Makenna was so excited to see Grandpa and Grandpa was so excited to see Makenna!

Makenna was excited to see Geneva too!

I think someone is smitten.

Grandpa was amazed to see how active Makenna is now.  She doesn't stop moving!

We were happy that Great Grandma Mattiel came to visit!

And Makenna got to see her Great Uncle Matthew and meet her Great Uncle Jonathon.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Ladies' Lunch

Grandma, Auntie Pam, Makenna and I went for a ladies' lunch.  Makenna loves ladies' lunches because she enjoys getting out of the house and socializing with people. 
On this particular day, Makenna slept through the beginning of our lunch.  And then she stayed calmly in her car seat, while I ate (She never does that.  I am usually eating with one hand while trying to keep her from grabbing knives and plates and water glasses!)


After I ate a little bit, I took her out so she could see the sights.  I felt guilty having her trapped in that car seat!

"Look, Makenna!  What's over there?"

Straws keep her busy and are relatively safe.

The ceiling was very interesting.

When mommy's arms got tired, we played pass the Makenna.


Makenna with her #1 fan!