Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Birthday Bash

Little "Miss December"

We had Mac's little birthday party on Saturday and it was a long but really fun day. It rained outside the entire time but that did not keep little Mackenzie's spirits down, she had so much fun playing with her little friends, eating hotdogs, opening presents, and of course eating cake! It was also fun for Mommy and Daddy to see everyone and catch up. Now its on to Christmas time; which of course is the best time of the year!

Bring Me Cake!!!


She was so lost; way too many people looking at her:-)



Monday, December 7, 2009

Our Little ONE YEAR Old!!!

Well its official little Mac is a toddler! Mackenzie turned one on Saturday and it was such a bittersweet day for Matt and I, its so hard to believe that it has already been a year. She has changed so much in the past month, she is walking all over the place now and starting to get faster and faster (I know running is just around the corner, yikes!). She is talking up a storm, more of her own language but there are a few words that we understand, Mama, Dada, dog, cat, bird, that, horse (according to some people) and of course uh oh. She is also starting to say Zoey but it sounds like Doey:-) She imitates EVERYTHING we do and when she wants something she points and grunts really loud (so lady like).

She likes to take off any piece of clothing that she can, shoes, socks, pants, bows and sometimes diapers! Which drives me crazy because it is so darn cold outside (for California its cold). She will not wear a darn thing on her head; so all those adorable little beanies will not be on my child:-)

Some of Mac's favorite things in life are vanilla wafers (thanks to Papa Eric), riding on the Polaris or the golf carts with daddy (she cries when we take her out), riding in her Wagon, and now thanks to daddy chocolate chip cookies (why do I even bother with the Organic healthy diet!). She absolutely loves the dogs, petting them, getting in their waters, laying in their beds and yes I'm admitting this eating their food (only once)! I guess our daughter thinks she is a dog:-)

We had a tiny celebration on Saturday for her birthday, but the big party is this weekend because not all the family was around for her actual B-day, and everyone wants to see her in her little tutu eating cake:-) So stayed tuned for pictures of her party!


Matt, Lisa and Mackenzie

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Going for a walk with daddy in my WAGON!
Eating some turkey:-)
and more Turkey:-)
Having fun with my Uncle Travis
Mine and my sisters's Fab pies (homemade)

The newly engaged happy couple:-)

Cooking some good stuff!!

We had such a wonderful Thanksgiving with our family! Mac had turkey and all the fixings:-) We were so thankful to have each other and that we were all home eating amazing food and spending some great quality time together.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

First Steps:-)

Sorry its sideways:-)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

11 Months Old

Mackenzie keeps changing everyday; she is really starting to get such a personality. She now throws little tantrums when she does not get what she wants; she will throw her head and arms on the floor and cry really loud! Oh us girls and our attitudes:-)
She can now stand completely by herself and can take about two steps towards us and then she realizes that no one is helping her and sits down. She will also walk and just be holding on to one of our fingers and the minute we let go she sits down. So I know walking and even running will be in our near future, but I'm not going to push it because I know once they start to walk than its a whole new ball game:-)
We are having a really great time here in the Dominican; Mackenzie, Mommy and Daddy are all getting really tan. One of our daily routines here is going to the pool:-) Mac is getting much better in the water, if I tell her to kick she does and we are working on getting her comfortable on her back in the water. We get to go to the beach this coming week and stay a couple of nights before we go home to the states for good; so that should be interesting for little Mac.
She now has a total of eight teeth and pretty much has written off baby food; she always wants what Mommy's is eating; I think her favorite food right now is bananas and spaghetti (with the sauce of course).
Escrow on our new home closes around the 20Th of this month and we cannot wait to move in and just relax for a couple of months before baseball starts all up again:-)

Pix's to follow of our new home:-)


Matt, Lisa and Mac

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall........

Who's the fairest one of all.....Mackenzie is!!!!! Little Mac was Snow White for Halloween and boy did she look beautiful being a little princess! She even ate her poisoned apple:-)While the boys where playing baseball all of us girls took Mac to some new friends house out here who just adopted a 16 month old baby boy named Jason and they already have an 11 year girl. So Mac had so much fun dressing up and playing with too many toys!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

Before we left for the Dominican we went to the pumpkin patch at home and it was the only cold day in California so Mac got to wear her cute little fall outfits! We had such a great time going with Grandma and seeing the animals and crawling all around the pumpkins:-) Hope everyone has a very spooky Halloween!!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

10 Months!

I can't believe that 10 months have gone bye; it really does seem like yesterday that we brought Mackenzie home, and of course she is still amazing us everyday with her new and old little ways. One of her favorite things to do is reading her books, she flips through all the pages and just talks to herself and tells her own version of the story. Her favorite book is "Where's Spot" because she loves to flip up all the different pages (well the pages that she has not torn off). She has now learned some of her songs too; when we sing Old Mac Donald to her she can also say Ee--i--ee-i-0 and when we say patty cake she starts to clap her hands (so cute).
Its getting really hard to hold Mac these days because all she wants is down!! Which was not really fun towards the end at the baseball games (godbless the family room!) She still crawls like a little champ and cruises and still pulls up on everything. She is starting to let go and sometimes will walk to us without help if we are sitting really really close to one another:-)
It has not only been a busy month for little Mac but also for Mommy and Daddy too; We sold and moved out of our old house and now are in escrow on a new house! For the time being we are staying on Grandma and Grandpa's ranch (which is so much fun) and we will also be in the Dominican Republic for a little while too because Daddy will be playing baseball there.

We love our life and thank God everyday for all the blessings that he has sent to us!

Matt, Lisa and Mac

Sunday, September 13, 2009

9 Months!

Mackenzie is nine months old!!!! We cannot believe how big our little girl is getting; everyday she changes more and more. She is still crawling like a champ and is ALL over the place, she now knows how to move her safety gates (not good for mama) and gets so excited when she gets out! She is into every drawer, cabinet, bag and pretty much anything else she can get her little hands on. She has a couple of new words, she can say uh oh (she says it after I do) and she says baby; she also understands no (so funny) and she understands when I say "come to Mama". She can now cruise from furniture to furniture and I know walking is in our near future (oh boy).
Some of Mackenzie's favorites are: Swimming (she can now get dunked with mama), Avocado's (cannot ever get enough) and her Daddy reading her books to her.
It has been a crazy past couple of weeks for little Mac, she now has 6 teeth total and trust me we are so happy that they are all out and we are all sleeping great again! We have also been traveling like crazy this month, first Mac and I and the dogs drove back home for a couple of days to visit family and pack up our house that we sold, then we flew to Salt Lake to watch Daddy play baseball and ended up staying a couple more days with our friends the Kings and it was so much fun for Mac because she got to hang out with all the kiddos. She Especially loved little Sophie, she kept hugging and kissing her it was so cute! Oh and between all of this craziness we also went to the doctors and Mac is super healthy and growing like a champ. She weighs 21 1/2 pounds (90%) and is 281/2 inches long (90%). She just could not be anymore perfect and everyday she just melts my heart even more!

I love my Debit Card!!!

Pearly Whites!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Playing with Ruby

Mackenzie for some reason does not get why Ruby wont play with be the judge SO FUNNY!!! Oh and please excuse Matt without a shirt....just woke up:-)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

8 Months

Our little angel is 8 months old; goodness how time just flies by. Well where do I start on how much she has changed in the last month. Mackenzie now has a total personality; when she does not get what she wants oh boy look out! And she is such a little ham; it does not matter who it is or where we are she is talking and smiling at people, it just cracks me up. She says Mama, Dada and Nana now and I think she really does know who we are because at night when she is tired she says Mama over and over, it just melts my heart. Her top two front teeth have broken through (finally) that was hard; poor little thing she was such a trooper. Her side two on the top are now coming in too before I know it she is going to have a full mouth of teeth!
She is a champ at crawling now and she is in EVERYTHING!!! She is also a champ at standing up on anything and she cruises around the furniture too, she is on the move and loves it!
One of her favorite things to do is play with Ruby; she loves to grab Ruby's toys and play tug-a-war with her. Its so funny! And she chases Ruby all around the house (its kind of like a little babysitter haha).
I love my little sidekick that is always with me she really has made our lives complete and we are so thankful everyday for this little gift that God sent to us.


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Lake Tahoe

Mackenzie went on her first vacation; we went to Lake Tahoe for the All Star Break. We had such an amazing time just hanging out and relaxing and getting some much needed family time. We went to the beach, went on hikes and ate some great food, good times!! just click on the slideshow to the left so you can see the pictures; I took lots!!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

7 Months Old!

                                              Happy 4th!!!!

                                                          Watching the Fireworks!
                                         This is how she rides in her stroller

This has been another big month for little Mackenzie; she is crawling!!! Which she loves so much because she can get anywhere and get into EVERYTHING. Daddy had to baby proof everything because you name and she is in it. She is also starting to pull herself up onto furniture, which she thinks is the funniest thing in the world. She is also a little speed racer in her walker (watch out for your toes!!!) she now goes wherever Mama goes. 
I think her first word is going to be Dada, because she is saying it but I still don't think she knows exactly what she is saying. When you ask her "can you say Daddy?" she gets a huge smile on her face but nothing comes out. 
We went on our first baseball road trip with Daddy to Reno, Nevada for the Forth. We had such a great time and Mac was such a champ staying in the Hotel; nothing phases her not even fireworks! She loved them, we got to go on the field after the game and she sat on Matt's lap and just watched them the whole time. It was SOO CUTE:-) 
Mackenzie and I are going to be keeping the roads extra hot this month, we pick up Daddy this Sunday once he gets to the field from his road trip and head up to Lake Tahoe for All Star break with friends, we are so excited to relax and have some great family time. After Tahoe, Mac and I are heading back down south for eight days to see all the fam. Then we are back up here. Its going to be a busy month but I have the best little companion that tags along with me:-) 

Hope everyone is having such a wonderful Summer.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

6 Months!!!

Mac and her little Rocking Horse
Holy cow, has half a year really gone by? Goodness it seems like yesterday that little Mac was born. She is getting so big and of course still filling our world with so much sunshine. 

This month has been a big one for Mac, she has her first teeth!! They are so cute and she is such a champ about teething too, hardly ever gets fussy. She now eats three meals a day and has been pretty much introduced to most foods. She loves it too, especially when I feed her in her highchair when everyone else is eating at the dinner table because she feels like such a big girl. She rolls over both ways now, so baby proofing is in my routine because she is all over the place. I think crawling will be in our future real soon because she is starting to do the rock while sitting and she puts her hands down but just cant figure out how to get her legs in the right place. 

We went back down to So Cal for two weeks! It was so wonderful to see all of our family, but so hard to be away from daddy (but i think it was extra hard for daddy). We did so much while we were home but never made it to the actual beach because it was June Gloom down there:( We did make it to the doctor though and Mackenzie is doing great, she is 18lbs 7 oz (95%) and 27 1/2 inches long (100%) so big!!
Papa taught her a new little trick, when you put your hand on her mouth and move it back and forth she makes noises and sounds like a little Indian (bababababa) so cute! She loves doing it so much that now she is starting to do on her own with her toys. Gotta love Papa's for teaching us such neat tricks:) 

We are now back in Sacramento and trying to get back into our routine; Matt is home for most of the month of June which is so nice for all of us.  I think both Mackenzie and I are a little road trip out for awhile, so we are going to enjoy just hanging out with our friends and watching daddy play baseball. 

Hope everyone has a wonderful month!! xoxo
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mother's Day

I had such a wonderful Mother's Day with my little girl. Mackenzie got Mama some really great things and we had Grandma Jayne and Great Grandma Marcia here for the weekend. It was so much fun; we had picnics in the park, shopping and a wonderful brunch for Mother's day. Thanks again Grandma Jayne:-)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

5 Months!!!!

 Mackenzie is 5 months old today and has had such a big month, she changes so much everyday. She now can sit up on her own, which she loves to do because she can play with all of her toys that Mama puts out in front of her. She has tried rice cereal and loves it! She now eats it twice a day, we are hoping to introduce her first vegetable in about two weeks. She knows her name when we call her she looks over and gives us the biggest smile it just melts our hearts. She went to the pool for the first time and did really good, she was kicking her legs and smiling; it was such a hot day so I know the water felt so good:-) She now does this big belly laugh that is just the funniest thing in the world. Those are just some of the things that little Mac can do, we just think she is so amazing and we love to just stare at her in amazement.

Baseball is going good, we are getting into a great routine. Mackenzie just loves the games and she is definitely on baseball schedule now, which is great for Mommy and Daddy:-) Whenever Matt leaves for a road trip we are so said, but when he comes home Mackenzie's eyes get so wide and her feet start kicking; she loves her daddy so much. 

In a couple of weeks we are heading back down south to visit family and friends, I cant wait to take Mackenzie to the beach its going to be so much fun! Well happy Cinco De Mayo everyone and just clink on the slide show to the right to view our little angel's pictures. 


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!!

The Easter Bunny came today for little Mackenzie and brought her all sorts of things! But she was way more interested in the wrapping:-) She also got to wear her beautiful Easter dress and go to her daddy's game with her Grandma Jayne, Aunt Nicole and Uncle Kyle; who all came to visit for Easter. It was such a fun full day for Little Mac:-)

So much fun Mama!!