Thursday, July 26, 2007

Rainy Summer Days

Well down here in AZ we get a lot of rain during the months of July and Aug. Last night I had just put Kayla down and a big thunder and lightning storm hit. The rain was coming down really hard--not unusual. What was unusual was the big lightning strike that was practically in our backyard. The thunder following that was deafening. It scared Kenna really bad and woke up Kayla. I got Kayla up and the two girls sat on my lap while the rain continued to pound down. I watched something on TV and the two girls were asleep within a few minutes.. then the power went out. It was pitchblack. The girls were asleep so it didn't even phase them. I didn't want to wake them up and have them be freakin out, so I sat there in the blackness for about 1/2 hour until the power came back on. It was was a little bit scary. All Mckenna has talked about today is "the flummer was really loud!" It's hard to keep a straight face.

Mckenna came running out of the bathroom today to tell me she went poop in the potty. That's great! Jason and I told her good job! Then she looked at Jason and got really serious and said, "I sorry daddy," Surprised, Jason said "Why are you sorry?" Plugging her little nose she said, "I made it tinky in the bathroom."

Everyone tells me if you don't write down little things like this, you forget them. Even though you think you won't forget, you do.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Kenna Today

Mckenna is a little ball of fire. I think most 2 year olds are. She is learning so much so fast that it's hard to keep up with her. She will be three in November and is always reminding me of her birthday. She is really good at singing and loves to color, and recently has become a beautiful "princess dancer." (her words) Right now she is always asking me, "mom, where did we buy this?" and I'll say, "wal-mart," or "the store." She'll say "oh, I lub it!" Mckenna will often help mommy get ready and always tells me "ohhhh mom you look so beautiful." She is a great talker, sometimes to no end, but she is learning fast. Some of the words she pops out are surprising. Besides being so smart, Kenna loves her sister so much. It is a battle to give Kayla a nap because Mckenna just wants to play with her every second. I think they are going to be best buds. She is a really good helper with everything around the house. Although she sometimes makes life challenging, she also makes life rich, full and rewarding.

Kayla's Update

Kayla is my little bundle of happiness. She is always giggling and smiling. She is truely a little ray of sunshine. She is 11 months old and will be 1 on Aug 14th. She is a very observant baby. She does not crawl yet so it's funny to watch her get around by scooting on her little bum. She will figure it out soon enough. She loves to play with anything her sister is playing with and will just about eat anything you put in front of her. She loves to be outside and is really a daddy's girl. Her hair is really starting to get long now. She is beginning to change from being a baby to a toddler. She is so fun to have around.

The beginning of All

I have been blogging for a couple years now, but this is a much better site. Thank you Heidi for giving me the idea to finally switch. This summer has been quite eventful for our family. We were so excited to attend Brian and Ashley's
wedding in May. We are so excited to have Ashley as a part of the fam. Mckenna absolutely adores her and Brian. What is even more exciting is that they are going to do border patrol which means they might end up living close to us. I shouldn't get too excited, but wow that would be so fun for us to have family closer.

After the wedding I stayed in Utah for another 3 weeks while J
ason worked a special detail in Tucson. When we got back from Utah he was sent to Tucson again but this time we rented a condo and took the whole family for the month. We were able to do a lot of fun things there. Now we are back and have resumed the work on our house. We have finished the kitchen and I am so happy with how it turned out. When I look back I can't believe how much we really have done. We have talked about selling when we get done in a couple months, but I would have a hard time moving from this house (unless we move somewhere other than this small town). Things here are back to normal for us, at least for the next few months.