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Sunday, September 19, 2010


I LOVE it that my child loves and identifies Pete, OSU, Bullet, and can sing the fight song!

So, it brought great pleasure to me to be able to bring MK to her first (well...actually second, but she was too young to remember the first) Oklahoma State football game. She did really well for the first half. After that, it was bedtime and she had about all she needed for one setting. It really is a lot for a child to take in!
Her favorite parts were the "big T" (jumbotron), Pete, "Here's Bullet...", and the band playing the fight song!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

When all else fails...

...search the trash cans!

Mary Katherine has decided to be a great help lately by throwing EVERYTHING in the trash! Last week, I had been missing one of MK's foot braces for over a day. You know how it goes. You start by retracing your steps and everything you've done since the last time you saw them. I'd done this about three times, realizing the importance of finding this specially fitted brace. Then in the middle of the night, it occurred to me that it had to be in the trash. I send Roger out to the dumpster that next morning. (I have a sensitive gag reflex, so I couldn't go...or at least that was my excuse.) About 20 minutes later, he returns with a slimy brace, wetwipes, and a few other miscellaneous items. I guess she decided to empty her entire diaper bag in the trash.

I'm starting to believe that maybe all of those recent times that I thought I'd misplaced items, they probably made their way to the trash can.
Other than spending her day throwing items in the trash, she's also found a great way to cool off!

No, I don't encourage this water activity. I found her here the other day and had to "capture the memory"! She found it quite fun! Who needs a pool when you have a toilet?!

Life is busy for us all and it looks to be a crazy fall! I have pictures most evenings now through November. Roger has been busy at the farm with many late nights. Thankfully, my mom has been a lifesaver when it comes to childcare. Last weekend we had a women's retreat. We were blessed with an incredible speaker, Jen Hatmaker. This is my second time to listen to her and will jump at any other opportunity. She's so easy to listen to, has a passion for the Lord, and a burden for the lost. This weekend is lining up to be a dandy! Friday evening we're celebrating with friends their finalized adoption. Hooray for great friends! And Saturday we are very excited to be going to Stillwater to watch our first OSU football game this season!

Friday, September 3, 2010

the many expressions of two

Roger has been farming late hours quite a bit lately, so I've been looking for fun things for us to do in the evenings. Last minute, I thought I might attemp MK's 2 year pics by myself. Not really the best idea. Two year olds can be about the hardest age to photograph!

My mom made this outfit. I had envisioned she'd wear it at her birthday party. It lasted about 2 minutes until she jumped in the pool with it on.

I told you my child is very expressive!

One of her favorite songs right now is "Our God is Greater" by Chris Tomlin. She's singing it in the picture above.

She has the best smiles...

...and drool does seem to be a constant adornment on her chin these days!

She loves to roll around in the grass--definitely not afraid to get dirty!

I really like the picture above. I just imagine her laying in the grass thinking or dreaming about something... Dream big baby girl!

Did I already mention her beautiful smile (and drool)?

Surprise...I'm 2!

I think I'll go for another round of pictures when I can recuit help!

Thursday, September 2, 2010


There are so many transitions to make when raising babies to toddlers to little girls! Each one comes with a cringe as it usually means giving up some stability for a little bit. We're in the process of transitioning from the crib to the toddler bed. Mary Katherine had started jumping (or should I say flipping) out of her crib in the middle of the night when she decided she was finished sleeping. This scared me a little because her fall was not near as graceful as on the way up and over. We're on day two and I must admit so far it's not as bad as I imagined. There's quite a bit of more playing before she falls asleep, but very little tears. I can handle this!

Next transition...potty training. We'll wait a while on that one!