October 30, 2009

One Year Stats : Finally

We finally had Makenna's one year appointment today. Here are her stats:
  • Weight - 18 pounds 13 ounces
  • Height - 29 inches
So I was looking back on our blog and I have definitely been slacking on updating on Makenna so here are some updates about her over the last few months.

10 Months
  • Eats all table food
  • Drinks from a cup with meals and snack
  • Loves pulling things out of drawers and baskets, also loves pulling things off shelves
  • Walking well
  • Likes playing with blocks...aka knocking over towers
  • Climbs up the stairs
11 Months
  • Gives high fives
  • Likes turning pages of her books but only will sit still while you read to her when she is tired
  • Signs "milk" and "all done"
  • Loves to play Peek-a-Boo
  • When asked "Where is Makenna's baby?" , she will go find her doll
12 Months
  • Loves to dance
  • Loves to bring books to you to read to her - favorites are touch and feel or flap books
  • Can stack one block on another
  • Puts toys into containers - doesn't just empty stuff anymore
  • Signs "please"
  • Will rock her doll in her arms and put her in her rocking chair and rock her
  • Climbs on anything and everything
  • Great at problem solving...aka moves somethings she has the ability to climb on next to something she doesn't so that she is able to climb on the reachable thing
  • Whenever someone is eating she come running... guess we must not feed her enough


This post is a bit late, but few weekends ago we went up to Jared's parent's farm to pick some pumpkins. Jared's brother's family came too. Makenna seemed to have a fun time trying to keep up with Ally and Drew. The weather was great that day and the kids got to spend a lot of time outside. While we were there Jared's mom planned a treasure hunt for the kids to find pumpkins with the letters of their name on them. We also enjoyed celebrating Makenna and Drew's birthday with Jared's brother's family. Makenna got a much loved guitar that she carries around quite often and dances with.

October 12, 2009


It's unbelievable to think our little Makenna is now one! Time sure flies by and we love her more and more each day.

We celebrated with family on Saturday and Makenna had a blast being the center of attention. She loved the cake and did a pretty good job opening presents.

Thanks Connie for the cake and all the grandparents and great-grandparents for her great toys and sweet winter outfit. Hopefully she will grow a little before the snow flies!

October 9, 2009

If you like The Office......

We watched the office last night. I like the show most of the time, but last night's was so funny at the end Allison and I were both crying.

Here's a link to the clip in case you missed it, or just want to re-watch it....

October 3, 2009

House Update

Here is the progress that Jared has accomplished in the kitchen/dining/living room area since we moved in.
  • the wall between the kitchen and dining/living room was demoed
  • reframed in columns and beam
  • new paint in dining/living room
  • removed carpet in dining/living room
  • layed new wood floors
  • hung curtains in dining/living area
  • new Willis original custom made coffee table
  • started to trim out the columns and beam
view of the demoed wall and reframed beam and columns

view of the progress on the trim work
the old floors (yep there was two)and the new floor in the kitchen

October 2, 2009

More Helping Daddy

Makenna continues to be a big help to her daddy with all of the work he is accomplishing on the house.

Rolling up the carpet

Reading the directions on 'How to install the wood floor'

Suggesting alternative ways to use the hammer


Makenna's new favorite thing to do is to climb on and into things.