Friday, May 17, 2013

some things never change.

some things never change.

#1  Today the baby was napping and i was doing my hair with pandora playing in the background and suddenly a really good song came on and next thing I know my phone has become a microphone and i'm singing in the mirror.  Embarrassing as it was I still had a blast.  I love that girls have the wonderful talent of turning any object into a microphone and singing/lip syncing at the top of their lungs.  It brought back some good times.
(when i was an efy counselor)
 #2  Girls are tight, pretty much forever.  Missing the besties today and have had a couple of "internet play dates" with them.  I know it has been only about 2.5 weeks, but it's awesome how girls stick together and can pick up right where they left off.  Thankful for girlfriends :)

(missing all my girlies... sad I don't have a pic of everyone)

and.... some things do change!

#1  We are Texans, yes it's true.  We have texas license plates and drivers licenses.  It is pretty official.  We are loving Houston and getting to know new people and most of all partying with family almost daily.  We have already made it to the zoo, the pool, and eaten a lot of ice cream just to stay cool.

(my niece wanted to hold the baby)
#2  McKae is starting to walk more and has gotten rid of bottles and her pacifiers (except for at sleeping times - pacifiers).  She can say "cheese", and will smile big for the camera.  She climbs on everything and crawled all the way up a slide by herself at the park.

#3 My scripture study has changed... for the better.  Jordan has some crazy work hours and so I have been waking up a little earlier to have quiet time to read and it has been amazing.  I can see the biggest difference about reading in the morning.

#4  School vs. work-  Jordan is working about 12 hr. days, but works hard and looks like a super professional.  We are so proud and grateful for his job and his desire to work to provide for the family, but we always look forward to when he comes home.

#5  Before we left Utah, we had to go to McKae's 1 yr. check up with the cardiologist.  They did an echocardiogram again and she was amazing!  All 4 of her holes in her heart have closed up.  We are so grateful and happy that we have a healthy baby.

I have always been so afraid of change, but I'm finding out more and more that change isn't always bad.  Sometimes it can be great and it sure provides for a whole lot of rollercoaster rides, but hey, who ever turned down the chance to go for a little adventure :)

Monday, May 13, 2013

Look Whooos turning one!

How does one go from this...
to this?!?! in what feels like a day.
McKae is 1!  She is our big, grown up girl who has got some tude' and quite the personality.
At age one...
-she loves to play hide and seek (and she's good at it)
- she is miss independent and likes to feed herself with a spoon
-she has taken 10 steps, but prefers to crawls b/c it's faster
-she won't take babyfood and is a bit of a picky eater
-favorite foods: pickles, beans, olives, and crackers
-she loves to laugh, most of the time politely
-she LOVES books
-she has 7 teeth
-she will raise her hand when you ask her a question... (i.e. "who loves daddy?" hand will pop up, but only if Jordan asks the questions)
-she loves "Jesus wants me for a sunbeam" (probably just watching mom and dad make a fool of themselves while jumping up and down
-she will clap her hands to "if you're happy and you know it"
-she loves to chase the vaccuum and have the blow dryer blown in her face
-and she is just the smiliest, happy baby girl that we love!

We celebrated McKae's 1st birthday about a month ago and it was a blast... and a bit stressful! We were in the process of packing up our house to move to Houston the next week, but we still wanted her to have a party. So we had just a few close friends and family over and played games.

Little owl cupcakes 
McKae's Bestest Buddies
To our amazement, McKae was quite the 'delicate' cake eater.  She would eat one sprinkle at a time and maybe dip her finger gently into the frosting.  She never really dug in, but she still enjoyed all the sugar.

Jordan and I truly consider ourselves the luckiest people.  We are so happy and grateful for our sweet McKae!