Tuesday, October 28, 2008

As Sweet as Cookies!!!

It was Mackenzie's turn to bring snack for preschool today, so last night we made pumpkin cookies for her little friends. Mackenzie mixed the dough, and then helped put the candy on for the faces. She was soooo excited to bring them to school that she picked out a special cookie for each kid in her class. When I went to pick Mackenzie up from school today her teacher said that she had fallen during snack time spilling milk everywhere and some of the kids cookies were ruined. Luckily I had brought extra because you never know when something like this is going to happen. I thought Mackenzie would be devastated, nope not her she had a blast and hasn't even talked about her SPILL. She is very excited about her halloween party this Thursday so stay posted and I will update you on her many parties. Hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A day at the Pumpkin Patch

Today was our Fall workout at Stroller Strides and afterwards we all went to the Pumpkin Patch. Mackenzie had so much fun and loved to pose for the pictures. You will see the big picture with all of the kids, many are crying or not even looking, but not mine, she is right in the middle with a huge smile. She is absolutely adorable if I do say so myself. The entire time we were at the pumpkin patch all Mackenzie would talk about was taking the train around the corn maze, so we waited in a really long line and of course when we got to the front she didn't want to go. So I told her that we would just go and pick out a pumpkin then. Well that wasn't good enough for Mackenzie, she came up with the brilliant idea that I would go with her. What was I thinking, I have so many bruises on my back, my knees, you name it and there is a bruise there. Oh the things you do for your little ones, but it is so worth it when you see them smile!!! I think daddy should have to ride next time!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My Poor Baby

Mackenzie during the day before she got sick!!

This past week Bret and I have been babysitting for our neighbors and Mackenzie has had so much fun, until last night. Around midnight, Mackenzie came into my room telling me that she had an ear ache, I gave her medicine and sent her on her way to go back to bed. About 15 minutes later she was screaming in her room and I ran in to see what was the matter and because I didn't want her to wake up her friend. Nothing is worse than having 2 three year olds up at midnight, one is bad enough:) I then took Mackenzie to lay on our loft couch and to go to sleep when out of the blue she threw up, and like every kid the second I got her cleaned up as well as the couch, she did it again. I rushed her to the bathroom and had to hold her hair while she threw up. I had visions of my mom doing this for me, and I would have done anything to have switched places with Mackenzie. It took everything for me to hold back the tears as my poor little three year old leaned over the toilet, throwing up and asking, "mommy why this happen to me?" It is now 2 am and I had to give her a bath, which Mackenzie's awesome daddy got up to show his support even though he had to go into work at 5 am, and then it was down stairs to the couch to hopefully fall asleep to sesame street. The next morning we went to stroller strides and then it was off to the Dr. Mackenzie had a 102.2 fever, the highest she has ever had as well as a really bad ear infection. Mackenzie is now on antibiotics and catching up on all the sleep she lost. Nothing is worse than seeing your little precious girl sick, I would have taken 20 tantrums rather than to see her in that pain, did I just really say that! Anyways I am off to a stroller strides ACADEMY, Bret laughs when I say that, but that is what it is called in San Diego tomorrow, so daddy will be on Mackenzie duty. They have a date tomorrow night to McDonalds and Mackenzie has her dress all picked out, then Geeky (my mom) is visiting Friday night who I know will spoil Mackenzie.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Life is sooo busy...yet FUN!!

Sleeping Beauty

Me and A future stroller strides instructor

Theresa and I teaching at the grand opening

Mackenzie, Julia & Lucas...Too cute

Last week Katie, Jacco, Julia and Lucas came to visit. The main reason for their visit was to help me with my grand opening of stroller strides in good old Surprise, AZ. We had a blast, we are so lucky to have such good friends. The grand opening was great, about 30 people showed up and now things are up and rolling. I have the best husband in town who took care of all the behind the scenes work so that I could get everything done. By the time Wednesday rolled around Mackenzie and I were exhausted and we both took 4 hour naps on the couch, I posted a picture of her because she was way cuter than I was.