Friday, November 18, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Full Contact Sports

I had no idea potty training was so dangerous! But I suppose it's better to be prepared for anything, right?

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Beach Day

Yep, I'm still working on blogging August! Bear with me. I'll get there!

We had amazing weather this summer! But surprisingly we didn't make it down to the beach very often. It's just so much work! But thankfully Auntie Suz wanted to join us for a day and it's feasible with two adults. Just not by myself! And since my kids love Auntie Suz and their little cousin, it would be a fun day no matter how much sand was eaten or tracked into my car!

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McKenna insisted on joining Katelyn in her tent.
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Austin was content to dig, dig dig
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Neither kid was at all interested in the actual water part of the beach.
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And Katelyn was perfectly content just being frickin' adorably cute!
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And snuggling with her momma
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Nineteen (And then some)

Yes, I realize that McKenna is much closer to 20 months than 19 months at this point. I simply plead pregnancy! This baby is kicking my butt! I have managed to go without a nap a whole whopping 2 days in the last 6 weeks! And have gone to bed before 10 more times than I think I have since I was 12! And when I'm awake I'm so nauseous that sitting up at the computer is the last thing I want to do. Not to mention adding the stomach flu that we battled last week to that happy situation! So for your blog reading sake, pray that the 2nd trimester is kinder!!

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McKenna's new favorite pastime is being the annoying little sister! It is the job of all little sisters, after all, to bug the bejeezus out of older brothers. My brothers insist I was a little booger, but I only remember being perfectly sweet! ;) McKenna loves to swipe whatever Austin is playing with and then bolt. Her favorite targets are his puzzles. But she doesn't just run immediately. She waits until he sees she has his piece and then runs. And when forced to give it back, she get just close enough to snag another and bolt again. She's usually giggling the whole way until he catches her then insists on keeping the piece by throwing a tantrum. I've tried to convince him if he didn't freak out each time, she'd leave him alone, but he hasn't figured that out yet. Not sure brothers ever do!

Tantrums are getting worse. I caught one on camera the other day. She's developing a "dying llama" technique, complete with painful sounding bleats and writhing. She also searches out something to throw, but unfortunately for her she can't actually throw well and usually launches the toy straight up in the air and gets bonked on the head.
It's hard to pretend to ignore the behavior when you're laughing at it!

She got her other two molars this month. Eye teeth are nowhere to be seen. Those were Austin's worst teeth, so I'm not looking forward to them coming at all!

Her words are just exploding everywhere. I don't even have a handle on what words she knows and what she doesn't at this point. It just befuddles me that at this point Austin was just doing his first 2 word sentence. Granted she doesn't do very complex sentences still but it's just so funny how different kids develop.

On the flip side, Austin was doing 26 piece block puzzles at this point and McKenna still gets frustrated with the one with 6 animals. She doesn't have the attention span that he did at this point, I don't think. She gets the point of the puzzles but gives up after a few pieces now. Just not her thing I guess. Not like it is his, at least. At least I have one puzzle buddy!

A favorite game of hers is asking where everyone is. Over and over. "A Dadda?" He's at work. "A Papa?" He's prolly at work too. "A Nani?" She's at home "A Oosh (boomer)?" He's at Auntie Suz's house. "A baby (Katelyn)?" She's at Auntie Suz's house too. pause.... "A Dadda?"

The above is sometimes accompanied by her retrieving my phone and pretending to talk to all the above people. And then insisting that I call Daddy so she can say hi. She is so very enamored with Daddy!

She has gotten uber snuggly recently but also fairly clingy. If she's at all tired she will pitch a fit if I leave the room, even if Brian is still in the room. Sometimes though, she won't leave his side either. Often she'll want to go see him in the other room, but doesn't want to venture too far from me so she tries to convince me to come with her to go see him. Not sure what this is all about, but it's also accompanied but extreme whining, so we're really hoping it passes soon.

Our "Fort" game has now been replaced with "Tent". Not sure how the terminology got changed but it is sticking and probably for the best, since "tent" is a lot easier for everyone to say. It's so sweet to hear her asking to go in the tent! And while crawling around under the covers she makes sure to go to Daddy and me for some snuggles too. Then pops up and crawls some more.

Last cute thing - She loves to give Austin hugs! Sometimes whether he wants one or not. But most of the time he returns the favor and adds a kiss! Love these kiddos!