Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Merry Christmas!

This Christmas we spent with Jordan's Family in Portland, OR. We have had a Blast and have been spoiled rotten as usual. Our Christmas was wonderful. Ella and Mckenna got everything they wanted including a Dora Talking Backpack which was what Ella wanted from Santa. It was so fun watching the excitement in Ella's eyes with each present she opened. She loved it. We are still up here enjoying every minute being with family. We go home on Monday and look forward to the warmer weather. I'll post mor pics later pf our wonderful trip. This picture was actually taken on Thanksgiving. I thought it looked cute.

Posing in their Christmas dresses.

Picking out a Christmas tree to cut down. That's how they do it up here. They ended up chopping down a 10 1/2 ft tree. It reminded me of the movie Christmas Vacation.

McKenna smiling in front of the tree

My girls!

Our fam!

McKenna opening her gift with the help from her big sister.

Ella and Daddy

Ella excited to get a doll house from her Aunt Marcie.

Ella with her Aunt Marcie

Marcie and Jordan eating Prime Rib for Christmas Dinner!

Monday, November 30, 2009

It's About Time

I know it has been forever since I blogged. Our internet stunk until we just upgraded and got a wireless router so I can blog while I'm with my kids. I hope I get better at dong it. Time has flown by soo fast. I can't believe Mckenna is already 4 months old. She is huge! I just took her to the doctor and she weighs 15 lbs 14 oz (90%) and is 16.25 in (97%) long. She is following her sister's footsteps. It is soo much fun having her in our family. She is a great sleeper and loves to eat. i just started her in rice cereal about a week ago. Her sweet spirit brings soo much joy to our family.
Ella is now potty trained (we are still working on #2) and she is enrolled in a Mommy and Me Preschool. She loves it. She also just completed her 3rd session of gymnastics. She has soo much energy and love her little sister. She loves to help me take care of her.
Jordan is finishing up this semester of school. He has only one more left before he graduates. I can't believe he's almost done. He seems soo busy all the time between school, clinic work, externship, job hunting, church calling, and studying. Its crazy, but he's doing an awesome job at it.
I'm busy being a mom of two but I love it!

WARNING: Picture and Posting Overload!!!

Here are some pictures of McKenna in her first 4 months of life. She is growing up too fast.

4 months
3 months

2 month check up (over 90 percentile in everything)

6 weeks

2 1/2 weeks

8 days old

2 days old

Newport Beach

Jordan's parents came down to visit us for a week in November. They have a timeshare in Newport Beach and we spent the week with them. Marcie came down too. We went to Disneyland and Ella loved it. It was the first time she has gone since she was a baby. Her favorite rides are Pirates of the Caribbean and Dumbo. We got annual passes so we now get to go as much as we want. Thanks Steve and Marjie!

McKenna's Blessing

We Blessed McKenna on November 8th, 2009. It was a wonderful day. Jordan's parents and sister came in town for it along with Ryan and Wendy, Chris and Amanda Jones, Brenda Larson, and my dad. She was sooo happy and we are glad that our family could be a part of it.
Jordan's family

Halloween 2009

This year for Halloween, Ella was a princess ballerina and McKenna was a pink butterfly. We missed our ward trunk or treat because we went to the BYU game so we crashed the Terra Vista ward's one. For Halloween, we went to my brothers house, cooked hot dogs, and trick or treated in his neighborhood. The Schows from out ward came too. Ella loved it and McKenna slept in Chad's arms pretty much the whole time. We had a great night and the weather was awesome!

Pumpkin Patch

We went to the pumpkin patch in Oak Glen with Ella's mommy and me preschool class. We first went on a tractor ride around the big pumpkin field and then we hit the petting zoo. She enjoyed feeding the goats. Then she got to pick out 2 pumpkins, one for her and McKenna. My mom came and watched McKenna so I could spend some time with just me and Ella. She loved it!

BYU vs. San Diego State

Jordan, McKenna, and I went to the BYU vs. San Diego State football game in San Diego on October 17, 2009. We went with our friends Chris and Amanda Jones, and some people in our ward. It was awesome! I made McKenna's shirt and I had a matching one too. We expected BYU to play better than they did but they still won 38-28.
GO BYU!!!!

San Diego Zoo

In October, Wendy, her kids, my mom, my aunt Diane, and cousin Megan, my girls, and I went to the San Diego Zoo. That is the coolest Zoo ever! It's HUGE!!! We rode double decker buses and the Skyfari to see everything in the park. Ella loved to see the elephants and riding the bus on the top. she thought she was soo big.

Steve and Marjie

Shortly after McKenna was born, Steve and Marjie came to meet her. While they were here, we did lots of outings. In the first 6 weeks of McKenna's life, she had been to the beach 4 times, the aquarium, Knotts Berry Farm twice, the Orange County Fair, the LA County Fair, the mall (several times, can't count), and up to the Bay Area and back. As you can tell, I don't like to be at home. We enjoyed spending time with our family and friends that came to visit.
Ella and her Papa eating at The Yard House

McKenna meeting her Papa for the first time.

All of us at the the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach

Riding the pony at the OC fair

Michael Hock, Houston, McKenna, and Jordan

Our first Family photo at the beach