September 23, 2009

I know I have been away but I am Back and ready to blog!

Hello all my fabulous followers. How are you? I know I have been away for a while again. Our computer was over heating and shutting down every 10 minutes and acting crazy after not be able to fix it Steve and I decided it was time for a new one. We have a 3 year wedding anniversary coming up and for our gift to each other we bought a much need new computer. I finally have a MAC! I have been drooling over over this beautiful new addition for over a year now. I couldn't be more excited to be typing to you from it now.
So we are back in business and I am ready to blog.
We have a lot to catch up on. ***WARNING PICTURE OVER LOAD***
Makayla and I have been winding down summer with friends and doing lots of fun stuff. Makayla is very hard to get pictures of these days as she refuses to look at the camera. I do the best I can, but it is very hard.

A few weeks ago we went to the zoo with some friends, they have a pass so we got in free (bonus). We got to see all kinds of animals and even feed a giraffe. SEE!
Makayla liked him at first until he stuck out his tongue and then she was a little afraid, I however thought is was very cool.
I brought Makayla's suit for her to play in the splash pad but she does not enjoy these very much and kept her distance, she was however fun to watch run from the water.

Last week we went to the place all parents dread. You guessed it Chuck E. Cheese. ahhhh
Why did I let myself become subject to this? My sister had a cup of left over tokens and a bunch of our friends were going.(4 free hours of play you can't beat that) We went on a weekday morning so it wasn't that crowed. Makayla had tons of fun and got to push every button in the place.
She is so independent now and has to do everything herself. (I wonder where she gets that from?)
She was telling me to get away from the car she could do it.
Riding the Teletubbies ride. She really liked this one.
Yes she still has crazy hair!

Playing with Cooper her Boyfriend! These 2 can't get enough of each other.
With the cooler months coming I figured we would be spending more time inside. I was also very tired of our living room being covered in toys ALL the time. Solution? I made Makayla a beautiful playroom. I emptied the office one Saturday while Steve was at work and turned it into this!
A space Makayla can call her own! This room is totally safe for her to play alone or with friends. She has all of her toys laid out and can get to them all. She can make all the mess she wants and we don't have to see it. The room is very large and needed a little warming up but I couldn't spend much. We made a trip to IKEA. Wow what a place. We got her this rug and table and stools and picture frames and Art hangers and a mirror all for under $80. I bought the circle wall decals at Target. So with a little creativity Our office turned into an amazing playroom even I am jealous of. (Ohh and I know the frames are empty. They are waiting for art and a few black and white pictures of family and friends) Sorry for the bad picture quality I took these with Steve's phone!
Rug and Table and chairs
This is to hang art when it is drying.
The Mirror is Makayla's favorite part.

Makayla is now 14 months! I know can you believe it? She has changed so much. She says over 30 words and talks ALL the time.She is even putting 2 words together. Like "Thank you Mama" She has learned please and thank you and when to say yes and no. She loves to dance and listen to music. She knows all of her body parts and where they are on her self and on other people. She can recognise people in photos and on videos. She is loving puzzles and books right now. Art is something she is just starting to get into but she seems to like it.
She has almost got eating by herself down. (using a fork and spoon is not as easy as it looks) She tells you what she wants for snacks and when she doesn't want to do something. I am amazed everyday at how smart she is and how much she understands. She is an amazing little person and #1 on our lives. I truly cannot remember life without her.
Here are a few random pictures from the last few weeks.
Finger Painting in the bathtub! No mess to clean up.
Our daily fight of her being on the couch.
Just being Goofy
But always cute
Snuggling with Halie.

OK this post is almost over. I am sure you are like "come on get on with it".

So now that I have our new computer I promise to update more and Tickle Your Taste buds Tuesday will be back this Tuesday and I even have a picture for it. If you have a recipe idea please send it my way, I need ideas!!!!! Thank you all for coming back after such a long break. Thank you for checking in on us and reading this forever long post. Let me know what you think of the playroom and if you have any recipe Ideas. Leave a comment below or email me.


  1. great pics, she is so cute, and I love the new look of your blog! GOOD JOB MAMA!!

  2. Welcome Back! Love the finger painting in the tub idea. Is that some sort of special paint. Please let me know!

  3. love the new post! as always, M is adorable!


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