Thursday, December 30, 2010

guess who's two!

what surprises me the most about mackenzie turning two is my mixture of emotions. understandably on her first birthday i was a bit melancholy....but i thought by now i'd be over the bitter sweet truth that her baby days are fleeting fast, but i am not -- and yet, i love the little gal she is and is becoming.

this year, i've learned a few of mackenzie's favorite things. chances are if you've spent time with the little miss, you've encountered a handful of the following:

her family
praying for everyone and everything
watching herself in the mirror
helping cook
her best friend, ellie
visiting the library
pretending to drive the car
playing in the dirt
being chased
dressing herself
greeting people (repetitively)
going to the park

Monday, December 20, 2010

a day with mackenzie...

today was a funny day. it was just mackenzie and i, nothing too eventful...but here were the highlights:

first stop, last minute christmas shopping. mackenzie did really good through most of the store...until she started yelling, "poop! poop! poop!" in the shoe aisle (okay i was looking a little for me too). i pasted a smile on my face and scurried to the bathroom. as we were making the last round before heading to the register, she started patting me and saying "mommy's boobies" (over and over). i pasted the smile on again, while removing her hands and shaking my head at her. she didn't catch the hint.

on the way home we sang christmas carols. mackenzie loves to sing, but mostly she just shouts the last word of each line...for example
"jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way..." (me)
"huh huh huh huh huh huh huh huh WAY..." (kenze)

i made stroganoff for dinner. it was too salty, but i'm not one (especially pregnant) to turn my nose up to food. we've been teaching mackenzie to clear her plate. which is pretty tricky, considering there is a good fifteen feet from the table to the sink. tonight as she lifted, on tippy-toe, her plate into the sink- she dumped ALL the leftover stroganoff over her head. it dripped from her hair and she stood shocked with her mouth open, justin and i laughed....i laughed so hard i had to cross my legs.

then, we were getting the sticky little one into the bath and i noticed a killer diaper rash. probably the worst she has ever had. it was obviously painful. mackenzie kept pointing to her red, chapped buns saying, "mommy kiss it! mommy kiss it!". she chanted it over and over until i finally blew her little buns a kiss. she reluctantly excepted it, giving up on the idea of mommy kissing her hiney.  

i tucked her in tonight, and sang our night-night song. i asked her who she wanted to pray for. she said her hat. i giggled through our prayers.

what a day with my girl!we thought it would be funny to bury her last night in all the wrapping paper, after opening presents with momo and papa..oh, and this is the hat that got prayers tonight...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

christmas at the scott house...

i am not sure if it the christmas season, or the pregnancy hormones (i've  been pregnant two out of the last three christmases), but i get a little crafty fever. check out some of my not-so-martha projects below. regardless, my home is decked out and i am lovin' it. it is especially fun to watch kenzie experience this holiday season. she is so impressed with every christmas tree, ornament, snowman, snow globe, stocking, and the nativity seen. she refers to baby jesus as baby moses sometimes, but despite her confused theology it is a joy to celebrate with her!

 cousin henry and mackenzie at the christmas tree farm. 

 kenzie with mommy (and baby). 32 weeks along, in case you were wondering.

 this year's craft project. mooberry friends, do those letters look familiar? a little borrowed die-cut action from school. all the christmas cards we receive will hang from the ribbons.

the card holder plus baby moses...i mean baby jesus 

 these knit stockings are an ongoing christmas project. notice ellie's is the only one with her name. justin's has a "D" for daddy...but mine and kenzies are still a work in progress. justin also reminded me baby will need one too. i will start baby's next year!

 another christmas project from years past. it is a cute polka-dot pattern. this year i added the fuzz balls. so cute!

Merry Christmas!
From our house to yours!