Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Wonderful Life of Potty-Training and Two Year Olds!

Posing on the potty! haha. 

I got new princess underwear!!! Haha

What is this new thing with closing her eyes when she smiles?? Notice a trend in these photos?

So...Monday Makenna pretty much started potty training herself. Tyler and I bought her some underwear and a potty seat on Saturday with the hopes of maybe starting sometime in the next month or 2. We just wanted her to get the idea of going potty in her head. Well Monday afternoon we got home and I asked her if she wanted to go potty before her nap. She went into the potty and went! I was so surprised! Then the whole day she kept her diaper dry and wanted to go potty. She has done really well the past few days. But then today...she finally pooped in the potty. It was was hard for her but she finally did it! She totally freaked out! It was kind of weird! For those of you without kids in the potty training age....pooping in the potty is way different than going pee! I am so proud of her. We talked about going potty a lot, but I didn't think she was going to start soon or anything. Ty and I are so proud of her!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

President Gordon B. Hinckley

Born June 23, 1910
Died January 27, 2008

What a remarkable man! Even for those of you who are not of our faith... know he is one remarkable man. I have never known a more active man at 97 than him! He died of old age today! It is very sad, but I know that he is with his wife. He loved her so much and she died 4 years ago. President Hinckley was a strong, kind, loving, caring and all around a great man. He led as Prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for 13 years! At the age of 84 he became the oldest president in church history! He believed very strongly in temples. There are 124 operating temples, 10 under construction and 4 announced but not yet under construction. Before he became President there were only 47 temples. He has been the Prophet for most of my life and I will greatly miss him. I do know that there is life after death. I am grateful for his service to the Lord, to our church and to the people of the world! His testimony of the Lord, Jesus Christ, was absolute. I can only hope to be half the person he was one day!

Yesterday Was A Success!

Haha...We have been working on names with Makenna. We want to teach her all the names of her Aunts and Uncles. She has had most of them down except Michael, Dallin and her own name. She calls Danielle, "Dah" and Kimber, "Ber" and knows the others pretty well.  Yesterday she finally said, Michael, Dallin and her own name. I was so excited. We also went to Target and she bought some panties and we got a potty seat. We are totally starting potty training yet but we want to start getting the idea in her head! She was so happy to wear her underwear that we let her for a bit yesterday. We kept asking her if she needed to go and finally she came in and went a little in the big girl potty. But then she went back to watching t.v. All of the sudden she ran screaming to the bathroom " I poo poo mommy!" So I put her on the potty only to find out she went pee in her underwear and all over the floor. At least she realized she went!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

I was tagged!!

1. What two things do you always have with you?
My cell phone and my diaper bag (if I have my daughter with me)
2. What is y
our favorite TV show? I have tons. But the top has to be Greys Anatomy. I love Heroes, any typed or reality (Biggest Loser, Survivor, Amazing Race, So You Think You Can Dance), Desperate Housewives and Brothers and Sisters!
3. What is your middle name? Anne
4. What characteristic do you despise? Liars
5. Favorite item of clothing? Jeans
6. If you could go anywhere in the world for vacation, where would it be? Italy
7. What color is your bathroom? Yellow...I's ugly! I hope to repaint soon!
8. What did you want to be when you were little? A teacher or a dancer!
9. How are you today? I am extremely tired. I don't know why! I even took at 1 1/2 hr. nap! I never nap!
10. What is your favorite candy? Hot Tamales and sour candies
11. What is your favorite flower? White Rose
12. What is your favorite thing to do? Be with my family. My daughter is so much fun!
13. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Black
14. Last person you spoke to on the phone? My mom
15. Hugs or kisses? kisses
16. What is under your bed? a bunch of different stuff
17. What is your favorite smell? My hubby's cologne! 
18. How many keys on your key ring? 3. My house key, work key and car key!
19. What are the top three qualities you value in a friend? Someone you can confide in! Humor, Dependability, Honesty. 
20. Who is your favorite friend from high school? Allie Montejano, Rashel Cherry and Melissa Smith.....Foxy Four Baby!

Okay, now I tag Rashel Cherry, Melissa Smith, Laura Dalton, Lisa Brown, Allison Montejano!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Good Job!!

Tyler finally received his grades for his first semester of law school! He did a good job. He wishes he would have done a little better, but he passed! A's are few and far between in law school. Most students get C's because they do the curve where a few have A's and B's with most having C's and a few having D's and F's. Makenna and I are very proud of him. We know that he did the best he could with not knowing what to expect. He really did get good grades and we are excited to see how he does this second semester. Now that he knows what to expect...I am sure he will be one of those really awesome students who gets an A!!! Congrats Ty!!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Chuck E. Cheese

They had this machine that you could sit in and it would take your picture. Then it would sketch out the picture. It only cost 1 token so we said, hec...why not! So we got 2 of them!

Makenna had a blast riding in the car with Chuck E. She was amazed because while she was riding in the car with him the real one came out and was walking around! She thought it was pretty neat. When you road with Chuck E. it would print out a picture of you. She got 4 pictures! :)
I think somebody had too much fun at Chuck E. Cheese!
Makenna loved any toy that she could drive. It was so funny. Any game that had a steering wheel she would just flock to!

Riding with Barney. Makenna road with Barney like 10 times. She loved it because he was sitting in a train and she loves "choo choos!"
Driving with Daddy
Mom...Look...I got tickets!
Hello Chuck E. This is Makenna!!
Riding the Monster Truck!

To celebrate Makenna's 2nd birthday...Tyler and I took her down to Chuck E. Cheese. I wasn't too sure how she would like it. Well...She loved it!! The moment we walked in the door and she saw the games she was so happy. We had a coupon to get a lot of tokens for cheap. So we had tons... probably too many! But between Tyler, Kenna and I we got about 700 tickets and Makenna got to come home with 2 troll dolls, a huge plastic ring and some stickers! She was so happy to see Chuck E. Cheese himself...she started screaming..."Hi Chuck E.!!!" and waving at him. He came over to give her a hug and she ran back to me and wouldn't go near him. She loved him from afar, but the moment he came anywhere near her she freaked. It was kind of funny. It was nice to have some good fun family time!

Fun with the Presents!

Kenna riding her scooter!! Gotta love the smile and the Dora Birthday hat!

Makenna got a DVD player for the car for her b-day. She didn't want to watch football with me so she got out her DVD player and watched Spongebob and the Santa Claus movie. 

New Hair Do!

Oh No mommy!
Look at my shoes!
Mom tried pigtails for the first time!!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

How Embarrassing!!!

It is SOO embarrassing to be an OU fan right now. We stand behind them all season and get all excited for them to win a bowl game! Without fail... they stink it up!! From their first possession you could tell they didn't show up to play. What is it with Bob Stoops?? Under Bob Stoops OU has gone to 6 bowl games but have lost the last 3! Now it is 7 and 4!! How embarrassing. Why can't we win a stinking bowl game!?? The penalties were ridiculous tonight! Stop holding!!!! Where was defense tonight?? We go for the 2 point conversions and don't make either of them!!! We do an on-side kick and then don't recover it!!! HELLO!!!????  Oh my goodness! I am so embarrassed to be an OU fan!!