Our Weekend {By Mackenzie}

Monday, March 28, 2011

Hi Everyone! I have hacked mom's blog! I will start here by telling you how unfair and boring my parents are. The only time I got to go outside was just to go somewhere. Why didn't I get to play outside with the puppies this weekend? :(

Friday night, my mom was with Andie most of the afternoon. Miss Andie got a pedicure while mom slurped down Java House. They picked up Andie & Brian's rings for their wedding, ate at Chic-Fil-A, where they were weirdly in awe of these ketchup packets, and went to Hobby Lobby. Twice.

Don't worry, Dad and I held up the walls in.the.house.

Mom had to work Saturday. Yuck. But, I didn't mind... Our neighbor Melissa rocked me to sleep and I love her for that. Dad had a softball tournament, and mom managed to pick up my disc of pictures from Miss Wendy. How cute am I?

My parents have to pull my hair out of my face because I can never see!

And this was the closest I could get to going outside:

Did you know that my mom spats my hand and tells me "No, Mackenzie" every time I touch that? And I just laugh at her because I am as stubborn and tough as my daddy! haha!

Sunday, Mom worked again. All I know is patients slapped, bit, and threw up on her. I thought I was the only one who could get away with that stuff?

Mom and Dad had Nursery, and I came home and took a 3 1/2 hour nap after church!

Then, mom made me this cute wreath for my 1st Birthday party, picked up my invitations, and made these Pom Poms.

Aren't they pretty?

My Nene and Pop got home from Florida late Saturday night.

I took Memaw her Birthday invitation....

And I chewed on the wheel of her walker :) Yumm!

Nene and Pop made us a wonderful steak dinner and the brought me lots of goodies home from Florida.

And just for my mom's record, this weekend marked a year that her water broke. Cassen took her to the hospital Sunday morning, just for them to send her back home. Didn't they get the point I was ready to meet my family? I ended up hanging out for another 2 weeks, and that is how I ended up with Pneumonia when I was born.

Thanks for letting me hack my mom's blog tonight. I hope y'all have a great week, and please tell the weatherman that I am ready for that Spring weather we had last week!



Kitchen Set {In Progress}

Friday, March 25, 2011

Dustin finished Mackenzie's Kitchen Set this week!

I just love it!
On the right is the oven door, which Dustin made it so she can open the door and put her food in it. Where is the sink you ask? OOPS! :) We are having our sweet friend Angela paint this for Mackenzie and we were so excited to get it to her that we completely forgot to put the sink in!

I can't wait to see this after Angela is finished with it. You should go check out her stuff here. She is so talented. I have a few pieces that she made for Mackenzie and the quality is out of this world!

-Spring Break-

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My parents and baby sister are in Florida this week enjoying their spring break. I am at home pretending that there isn't laundry to be done and dishes to be washed! :) I passed my CPR training today.. Isn't that enough productivity for one day?

This is Kaci, Hannah and I on our very first trip to Florida! It makes me laugh out loud every time I see this! I wonder if I will look back on the pictures that I just loved of Mackenzie when she was a baby and think "What was I thinking?"

Can't wait to be in Florida in a few short months for Andrea's wedding!

And thank you all for all the encouragement on my last post. It is so hard to put yourself out there sometimes!

-Pictures, Church, and Back to Work-

Monday, March 21, 2011

This weekend was so great! On Saturday, we took Mackenzie to see Wendy to get her pictures made with these two adorable bunnies!

She was more than excited to play with them!

The bunnies were not so excited to see her though :) This one is trying to bail!

Wendy tagged me in these two pictures on Facebook so I had to share! I can't wait until Saturday.. that is when we get to see all the pictures! :)

And this is where I have to be completely unselfish and tell you all that Dustin and I aren't perfect! Wait.. Did you just fall out of your seat? :)

My heart has been pretty heavy for TWO weeks! I have prayed for this feeling to go away, but I know this is the only way to fix the burden. I love having my blog as my outlet, my "look how precious my child is" spot, and our scrapbook. But, I also want Mackenzie to be able to read/see the truth even when it's not the best.

Dustin and I fought Saturday. And I mean Fought. On the way to get Mackenzie's pictures made. Perfect. At this point, I was glad I had been sick... because my eyes were so swollen from crying that I could blame it on the allergies :)

We both said the usual hurtful things that people say to each other when we fight.

But the great thing is... We had come to an agreement before we even pulled in the parking lot.

I need Mackenzie to know that her parents work on their relationship every single day. It isn't hard every single day, but it is always work. You have to communicate and compromise every day. And as important as that sweet and very quiet baby was in the car that morning.. Our relationship came first. And we moved forward. And she was there. And she will be there when she is 15. Watching the same arguments and the same make ups. We won't have all of our "discussions" in front of her... But the ones that need to be talked about right then will have to be taken care of right then.

Andie came over to see me that night.. Her fiance is in Alaska working for the next couple months, and that means I have 100% permission to drive her crazy. We talked about how we used to get so scared our parents were going to divorce just because they got into a fight. And now we laugh because we were so crazy. So, we will continue to work on our relationship every day. Just like my parents do, and Andie's parents do, and Andie will - even while Brian is thousands of miles away.

Sunday morning, we went to church! We watched a really good Nooma video, and discussed how Christians are under a microscope every day. Those people who say they don't believe, they are watching us all of the time. And that is where my heavy heart got heavy answers. I knew I had to be unselfish and share the imperfection in our life instead of only showing the great things. Because somewhere... At some point, someone will see that Dustin and I are not perfect at all, but Jesus loves us just like he loves our baby, and our neighbors that don't go to church, and even the people that were arrested for child abuse last week. He loves everyone. He doesn't discriminate.

Sunday night, my sister and cousin Tyler came to visit. I didn't get a picture of Ty because Mackenzie was not in to him that night. I joked that she didn't like him because her daddy told her to tell him if there were boys at home when he wasn't. :)

After being off work for almost a week with pneumonia, Mackenzie and I got up this morning, and brushed our teeth with our combs,

And got back on schedule this morning!

I know how you feel Mackenzie.... It is Monday and the Bachelor is over for the season..

But who wants to eat dinner outside to make it a great day? :)

I hope everyone has a great week! If you made it to the end of this post, thank you for not clicking the close button! haha! :)

-What Would You Do?-

Friday, March 18, 2011

Tonight, we had to run a few errands in Fort Smith. I had to run some of my clothing by a children's boutique and they might be putting me to work on the side very soon! :) And, Dustin needed some more wood for the kitchen play set!

We stopped by El Zarape for dinner... I love how quick and cheap this place is!

And Mackenzie loves watching the men run from table to table! Haha!!

After we came home, I dug in to my trash t.v. My guilty pleasures on Friday nights are Super Nanny and What Would You Do... (By the way, I have guilty tv pleasures for every night of the week that only my friend Andie would understand! It is kinda embarrassing all the random shows I watch!) :) haha!

So back to the shows, I am so intrigued by the people on What Would You Do? I used to wonder if I would say something or if I would just pass by.. I have decided that if I were with just anyone, I would do the nice thing and walk on by. But, when my mom and I are together, we have this way of saying something sweet to each other but we are really loudly saying "SERIOUSLY, What are they thinking?"

I am pretty sure my mom should have been the star on this weeks show! She went to the Fort Smith Mall this week where she saw a lady in Dillard's carrying a SKUNK like a baby! I kid you not! Surely that was set up? And tonight, we sat right beside 3 teenagers that decided to play Never Have I Ever.... Girls, I don't care to know that you have had 3 One Night Stands and you are only in the 8th grade!

Don't worry, we quickly explained to Mackenzie that a one night stand is where you sleep standing up all night! hahaha!!

-Sick Days-

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Last week, Mackenzie had pneumonia, and this week I have it. :( I left work Tuesday morning and went to the Dr., where I got a chest X-ray that confirmed I do have pneumonia. Did I mention that I just started my new job about 4 weeks ago? So, I was stressed when the Dr said no work til Monday! That is a lot of sick days!

Other than my medicine making everything taste like metal, we are almost back to normal in our house! While we have been sick...

Dustin started working on Mackenzie's Play Kitchen for her 1st Birthday! :) Shh.. She doesn't know! Haha!

Dustin has done a great job on this! I can't wait to see the finished product.

I can't sit still, so I have been working on orders instead of resting....

I made M this cute Easter shirt today

Mackenzie has chewed on toys since her front tooth is coming in. Yay!......

We have put about 100 miles on her walker...

We have been outside every day this week... This 70-80 degree weather in March is awesome!

Mackenzie found her drawer in the kitchen....

And she helped me do laundry! :)

We hope everyone had a great St. Patrick's Day!

I should definitely be nominated for Mother of the Year considering Mackenzie fell of the counter on to the toilet this morning, then I realized when the day was half over that I completely forgot to dress her in green today. I hope she didn't get pinched at Mrs Sherry's! :)

11 Months Old!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

You are 11 Months Old!

I don't even know where to begin? These past 11 months have flown by!

You are growing so fast! You weigh 20.3 lbs and are wearing 12 Month clothes. You are in Size 3 diapers, and Size 3 shoes.

This is the look you give us when you are up to something.. Like sticking your fingers in the electric outlets or pulling all of the paper out of our printer. When we say "Mackenzie, No!" you smile and wave at us. It usually gets a laugh :)

You are starting to take a couple steps at a time, but you move around everywhere by crawling. (Aren't her boyfriend jeans just the cutest? We found those at a kids resale shop in TX in the fall)

You still only have two teeth, but you are definitely cutting more. From the way our week has gone, it seems like you are cutting all of your teeth at once! We bought you a toothbrush and you love chewing on it in the mornings while I get ready.

You are saying Momma, Dadda and Uh Oh. Nene is sometimes in trouble for teaching you uh oh, because you think you need to throw something down to say it. :)

We have seen a lot of this pouty face this week! Turns out, you have a double ear infection and a pretty roughed up throat. Dr. Beene gave you an antibiotic to knock out a possible mild case of pneumonia. A baby at Mrs. Sherry's tested positive for RSV today, and there is a huge possibility that you gave it to her!

(We aren't going to have her tested unless her symptoms get worse, we are already doing what they would do if she did test positive - Breathing Treatments)

Here is our monthly hair picture! :) You still love your baths, and I still love your hair! :) I have started pulling it half up during the days that you are at Sherry's to keep it out of your face.

You are such an amazing baby. We love you more and more every day. It seems so weird that we are in the middle of planning your very 1st Birthday Party!!

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17

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