Friday, January 30, 2009

My babies

Yesterday we got to hear our baby's heartbeat for the first time! Even though I already knew what it would sound like it was still so magical. And I still can't believe a little life is really inside of crazy! I don't think it will completely hit me until I start looking pregnant and feeling the baby.

Mackenzie went with us to the appointment and was so excited to hear the heartbeat. She was laughing and smiling and kept saying "Ooohhh." It was so cute!

And speaking of our first born...Mackenzie's surgery is going to be this Monday, Feb. 2nd at 7:30 a.m.. Hopefully we can keep her well until then because this is the third time we have been rescheduled for her surgery because she was kept getting sick!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Mackenzie's Quilt

After lots of sewing, the first phase of Mackenzie's quilt is finally done! I wanted it to be really bright and fun with different textures and I think I accomplished that but don't look too closely or you will see some of the imperfections that are definitely there! Now I need to get some batting, do the actual quilting and then put the backing on. Sounds easy enough....right?

Any quilters out there have suggestions for quilting the middle of the quilt? I have found that because it is so large there is a lot of fabric that gets bunched up in the arm of the sewing machine making it really hard to sew it properly without bunching or pulling. Does that make sense?

Beach Day!

Since last weekend was so sunny and beautiful we decided to get out of the house and go to Laguna beach with my parents. We spent the day walking around, playing by the water, going on slides and of course eating yummy saltwater taffies and BJ's pizza!

Mackenzie and her Gamma

Checking out the sand

Mackenzie was a little hesitant at first about walking in the sand but after a minute or so she was running around

She loved getting her feet wet in the water and would run full speed into it

The Fam

Although Mackenzie HATES swings at the park she LOVES slides

She even got to go on this big one with dad and grandpa's help

I love all of Mackenzie's little expressions

Monday, January 19, 2009

The dreaded word...

Just the other day my precious baby girl learned the word "No." I think it is way too early for this word to have entered her vocabulary.

Friday, January 16, 2009

My spare time sucker...

Since business has been slow with Lu Bird Baby I decided to make Mackenzie a twin size quilt/comforter to go on her big girl bed after the baby comes. I'll keep you updated on its progress...

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Mei Tai Baby Carrier

I have been meaning to post this for a while so here it finally is. At one of the boutiques I was doing I saw a lady who was selling these for $90 each and thought to myself, "I can make that!" So I went to Joanns, got some fabric on sale, sat down at my sewing machine and got busy. It ended up being a little time consuming but easy to sew (just straight lines) and Mackenzie loves it! And I love how I can wear her on my front or my back and I love how comfortable it is (way better than the Baby Bjorn we have). Anyways, I am a big fan of them! Let me know if you want to make one yourself and I'll give you some of the websites I found with instructions.

(Sorry that some of the pictures are blurry but I wanted you to be able to see the different positions and views)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Holiday Fun!

We had a very fun (and busy!) Christmas season this year. Christmas Eve we had our traditional big party at my parents house with all my aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. Then on Christmas day the craziness began. We started off the day by opening presents with my brother and parents and eating our traditional yummy egg souffle breakfast. Then we headed to San Clemente to open presents with Aaron's mom, stepdad, stepsister, sister and her boyfriend. Then we went back home so Mackenzie could squeeze in a nap before we went to my aunt and uncle's house for the rest of the day/night. On top of it being a great Christmas because we got to spend it with so many people we love it was also extra special because we got to tell everyone that we are pregnant! All of our family is very excited to have a new little one to love!

Our attempt at trying to get a family pic on Christmas Eve

Mackenzie had a great time opening her presents from her aunts and uncles

Christmas morning with Gamma

Opening our stockings

Mackenzie checking out all of her presents (Gamma and Gampa spoiled her this year!)

She especially loved her shopping cart and all of her play food

Big blue eyes

Christmas day picture

Mackenzie and her mommy

Mackenzie loved her build a bear Auntie Syd gave her (it even has bows in its hair!)

Aaron's family
For New Year's Eve we went to our friend's house for food and games. It was lots of fun! I wish I had more pics!

Mackenzie just being cute. She still loves to play in baskets.

And with stools... I love how kids can make toys out of anything