Monday, July 27, 2009

A family walk.....

Here are just some random pics from our family walk the other night. There is this gorgeous place by the river just a few minutes from our house. Stanley loves to swim there and Makenzie loves to throw rocks in the water. There is enough shade that I don't swell up too bad:)
I have been catching some flack (sp?) for not posting pregnancy pics, so here you go. These are NOT very good. This was on a Sunday night, so Makenzie and I had had some really great naps earlier and we are wearing our comfies:) (In the above pic you can see Stanley swimming, the little black dot:))
Stanely and his best friend "Floaty"

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Rooooodeo!

Drew and I got to take our little Makenzie to her first rodeo the other day. Our great friends the Madison's came with us. It was fun, she loved seeing all the animals.
She loved her little candy Callie brought for her almost more than the rodeo:)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Our Banning Reunion at the Oregon Coast

This trip was SO much fun. Drew's mom and George rented a house next to the beach and we all went for about 4 days. Drew and I drove with a newly potty trained Makenzie. We were a little worried about that, but I am so happy and proud to report that she was AMAZING! No accidents or anything. She was so fun and so easily entertained on the long drive. We only had to break out ONE movie on the way there, and one on the way back.
Once we got their, we saw Drews parents (aka Nana and Papa) and Makenzie's cousins Cassie and Sam, and a few days later, Drew's brother David showed up. He is in the Marine's so we rarley get to see him, so that was great. Here are a few shots of us on the beach:

Makenzie LOVED playing in the sand! I was very surprised:)

Makenzie and Daddy flying her kite. She thought that was amazing:)

Makenzie kept having a bit of a wardrobe malfunction:)

This was her little sand castle she was SO proud of, she did it all, flag and everything:)

She was fascinated with her footprints.

How funny (a little creepy:)) is this pic? Her Nana gave her this sleeping bag on this trip, she LOVES IT!

OREGON COAST AQUARIUM---- Makenzie has never been to an aquarium before. She has been to the Zoo a bunch, but this blew her away. She was so excited at every corner and couldn't get enough. It was so fun to watch!
I was really surprised she was into the touch pools. Dad kept her safe:)

There was a under water tunnel we walked through and part of the ground was glass so she could see the fish beneath her. We had to basically drag her out of here. She was in everybody's way walking around her, but she didn't care, she wanted to watch all day:)

If you look at the top of the pic, you can see a shark above her head.
I LOVE this pic. She was looking at the shark swimming above her:)

I love this man:)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Bike Time.....

Here Makenzie is again with the bike Grandma Babbitt got for her. She LOVES it and wants to ride it everyday. It is amazing to look at her and believe she is big enough to ride any bike at all:) She also won't ride without her helmet, she loves it!

Monday, July 6, 2009


That's right my friends.... Makenzie is potty trained!!! I can't tell you how totally awesome it is to not have any more diapers to change! I know it will be short lived, because little Mason will be here in a few short months... but until then we are LOVING IT!
It was so cute what finally did it for her. She LOVES going to Red Robin, not for the food - but for the big red bird she likes to call "Big Robin". We told her that if she went in the potty from now on, we would take her there to dinner. So, about a week later - there we had it. We had a few accidents, but all at home and none were the really bad kind (if you get my drift, of the brown kind). Anyways, so awesome.