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Friday, August 21, 2009

Some time with the cousins

Grandma Jules, MK, and I just got back from visiting my sister and her family in Tulsa. My mom and Kiz worked on nursery bedding while I played with the kids. For some reason they thought I might be better on kid patrol...hmmm...some people just don't value my speed work!

MK, Ev, and Grandma playing
Grandma is announcing with her microphone (the bat), Wyatt's holding the finish line, and Ev is racing his bike toward the finish line. Talk about excitment!
Mary Katherine spectating the bike race
Does anyone else see the common trend of MK taking Wyatt's snacks?
And here we have Ev tickling MK. Mary Katherine loves her cousin Ev! And he does such a good job of "babysitting" her.

There's a new sheriff in town!

After a little guidance from Cousin Ev, MK seemed to handle the police car quite nicely!
MK listening intently while Wyatt comes to also lend a helping hand.

I think I've got a handle on this.

Mom...I think we need one of these!

Look Mom! Hands free!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Baby Doll

In the past couple days, MK has shown an interest in her baby doll. I've tried to figure out if she realizes what it is. After watching the way she plays and treats it differently than her other toys, I've decided that I think she does know it's a baby. How fun! I love little girls and their baby dolls.
Adjusting the hat

Baby doll listening to the story with MK (Didn't quite get the hat figured out.)

Forget the hat...it's time to turn the page!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Cake Making

Mary Katherine decided to rummage through the trash while we were working on her birthday cake today. I knew something was up. It had been quiet for too long.
Who knows what she has in her mouth at this point.
Here is our attempt at MK's rainbow birthday cake. Six layers is quite a bit to keep in one piece!
Here it is awaiting the frosting.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Something to go with the cheese, please.

I got this title from a favorite book I remember growing up--George's Store. I don't know why I loved that book, but I did. Now that I think about it, it may have said "something for the fleas, please"....hmmm...anyway....

In between the birthday parties today, Mary Katherine was in a delightful mood and was "cheesing" for the camera.

Look at these teeth! I'm afraid that orthodonics may be in this child's future.

Future Scholar?

In the past two weeks, Mary Katherine has really started to enjoy books. Previously, as you saw in earlier posts, books were mainly seen as wonderful chew toys. Now, I can read to her for several minutes. She will listen, point at things on the book (imitating me), and often look back at me to see my facial expression. Other times she'll look through the books by herself. I'm such a proud mommy! One of my biggest fears as a mom is that she will have learning difficulties. So something like this (although I know may not mean anything) makes me happy.
Here she is trying to lift up the flap.

I think her Aunt Ginger got her this book for Christmas and she really has enjoyed it!
All that reading has pooped me out. I think I'll just read this one laying down (and the book upside down).

Partied Out!

Boy howdy, two 1st year birthday parties in one day wears a mommy out! As I've blogged about in other posts, we have two church friends with daughters all within two weeks of Mary Katherine. Today we got to help them celebrate their first year.

Here is MK checking out Kensli's riding toy. (Shh...don't tell but MK's getting one for her birthday too!)
Kensli didn't really care much for her cake. (ha,ha)
This is about the best that we could do for getting a picture together.
Holding hands...is this the beginning of a great friendship or what?!
She decided it would be better just not to mess with the hands.

MK had a little trial run at Cate's party!

Birthday Girl Cate! Isn't her outfit cute?!

She was a little more particular about the way she ate her cake.

It's my party and I'll cry if I want to...not really excited about the photo! The 3 friends all turn 1 this month!

Triple Trouble

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Kappa Delta Reunited

MK and I just returned home from a big trip to the "city"---well actually Norman, but to me it's all the same. My college friend Amy planned a get together at her house. She has a great backyard with a pool and the perfect place for all the kids. Strange that many of my college friends have children now, but it's fun to see them in the role of mother. They are all so good at it. We had great food, fun, and fellowship. Mary Katherine seemed to enjoy herself as well! I can't wait until we get to do it again.

Yummy! These nachos are great, mom!
The hostess of the party, Amy.

Amy's nieces were such great baby-sitters.

Cade enjoyed Ilena's cake balls! Yum.

I didn't get one good picture of MK. I took most of my pictures while she took her long 20 minute nap! She did love the pool!

Christi, Ilena, and the kids enjoying the food!

Love this picture! She did have a top on earlier...I think she got bit or something.

Oh mom...stop being so modest. Curves are volumptuous! :)

It's always so fun to watch the babies interacting with eachother.

Expressive Cari and her beautiful daughter! Glad she was able to keep her bow in for the swim.

Brody really was excited about swimming in the pool, but did take some time out for chips and queso.

Love this picture of sweet Kristy!

Did I tell you that I liked the nachos, mom?

Nothing sweeter than a sleeping baby!

I also got to stay with my good friend Jennifer the night before. I hadn't seen her for over a year and I wanted her to meet Mary Katherine. She cooked a delicious meal, including strawberry shortcake for dessert. I didn't get any pictures with her, but was very glad to finally get to catch up and spend time with her!
And to top off the wonderful trip, I got to go to Target (not just once--twice), eat at Chick-fil-a (yes I did have the diet lemonade and polynesian sauce), and Cheddar's (with the honey butter crossaint).