Sunday, April 22, 2012

11 Months New...

We have hit the 11 month mark...I cannot believe how quickly time has flown by. MacKenzie is such a sweet and happy addition to our home. She adores her sisters, has her papa wrapped around every single one of her cute little fingers, and is quite the mama's girl. She loves to pull up on anything/everything, pull things out of baskets and drawers (like shoes, dirty laundry, DVDs and video games), cruise with her little walker that she got as an early bday present (I couldn't resist). She loves her binky, her teddy and hippo, and still treasures her daily bath. Teething has been a bear, as every single molar that has cut through did so with massive blood blisters and quite a bit of swelling. Mac has endured it like a trooper...guess we have another strong and spirited girl on our hands.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Fun...

I think I have officially earned the title of worst mom ever due to my complete lack of taking ANY pictures Easter morning. I'm horrible, I know. Luckily, Doug took a few during the girls' egg hunt on Saturday and I remembered to snap a few during our egg-dying excursion Sunday Easter afternoon. 
Sorry for the gaps in our Easter festivities (i.e. baskets, church dresses, dinner) was definitely not one of my finest mommy moment, I know.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Springtime is here...

...and this little girl sure LOVES being outside. She loves the grass, the flowers, the dirt, hearing the birds chirp in the trees, feeling the sunshine, and watching the tree branches sway up above...
Oh, how I love spring...and seeing my little Mac so incredibly happy.

Thursday, April 5, 2012


Aiden and Reilly participated in a jog-a-thon for their school...and they couldn't have had more fun! The girls were a little bummed after missing the Spirit Run sponsored by the school district last month, so this was an alternative they were super-excited to participate in. The day started off with a Parade of Nations, in which every class represented a different country. Can you guess what country A&R's class chose?!
Then came the jogathon, which was organized by the PTA. Two classes from each grade ran the track at the same time. It was really fun to see Reilly and Aiden at school, in action, with their friends and teachers. MacKenzie helped cheer on her big sisters...we made little signs with their names on that we put on the stroller for when they ran past, and Mac and I even ran a few laps with the girls when they needed a little extra encouragement. Here are some pics from the run...I know they aren't super clear, but I had only my camera phone with me. Note to self for future sporting events: camera phone + kids in motion = some not-so-great photos.
Aiden decided to wear her beat-up old running shoes so that she'd go extra fast today, Reilly opted for her good ol' chucks because she doesn't like the way running shoes feel on her feet. They slept in their jogathon shirts the night before because they were SO excited about the run.
After the kindergarteners were finished, they got to have some tasty treats to help cool down. Since I don't get the opportunity to volunteer in the classroom, I really enjoy the special moments when I get to see the girls doing their "school thing." I hate that my little girls are growing up, but I love seeing how happy they are as they learn and discover and try out new things.