Friday, August 27, 2010

Landon's words of wisdom

Random things from Landon this week:

Story 1
Landon: I wish I was God.
Landon: And I wish Mason was God too.
Me: What would you do if you were God?
Landon: I'd make everything good....and I'd go bowling.

Story 2
Landon and I were playing with Mackenzie and I said: "Landon, you sure do love your sister"
Landon gets in Kenzie's face and says: I love you sister, but I'm not going to marry you.  I'm not going to marry no one.

Story 3
We were all getting out of the car after church on Wednesday.  I was sitting in the back seat with Kenzie and Landon.  Bryan opens his door to get out and Landon says, "I'm going out the front" but Bryan shuts the door, not realizing Landon is climbing into the front seat.  Landon says, "Actually, I'm going out the back"

Story 4
Landon had silly bandz on his arm when I picked him up from school one day this week.  I told him to go back into class and give them back to who ever they belonged to....he tells me, "Hally gave them to me and she told me to wear them til I die."

Monday, August 23, 2010

Goofin' around

Lan thought it was hilarious that Mackenzie was sticking her little booty in the air, so he wanted to copy her.

First Day of School

Mackenzie started school today.  9 weeks old.  And, of course, she already was doing great.  Landon was so excited for her to go to his school.  He was talking to her on the way, telling her she could make new friends and learn to crawl. (Hope he's not dissappointed this afternoon when she still can't crawl.)

We left her in her crib, laughing and smiling.  And I didn't even cry!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Granny and Jana

My Granny and my younger sister came in this week.  We still don't know how she convinced my Granny to come with her, but I'm so glad she did.

They stopped at my Dad's house on the way down and stayed the night there.  Then they took their time as they drove across Texas.  They stopped in Fredericksburg for lunch (they were a little disappointed in the food.)  They did great, but got a little nervous on the toll road when the arm didn't go up fast enough.  It eventually went up, and they were able to go on through, guess it was just a little bit slow. 

Then their GPS stopped talking to them.  "Suzi" wasn't giving them directions.  That, coupled with the four exits to our house changing caused a little panic.  Granny said she was clenching the quarter bag, but Jana was able to navigate around and eventually found the house.

On Sunday, we went to brunch at La Brisa - delicious.  Bryan and I had gone on Saturday with mom - we got the same waiter.  Mom must have tipped him good because he was very helpful on Sunday, even brought tortillas to our table!

After brunch, we went to Galveston.  We dropped Bryan and Landon off at 8 mile road and the girls went to the strand to shop.  First stop was the Candy Store.  They were working the taffy machine, so we got warm fresh raspberry taffy.  We also decided to have some ice cream.  Jana got lime sherbet which she decided was pretty sour.   Granny had strawberry cheesecake and I got caramel torte. 

We walked around a couple blocks, stopping in at Gracies and Tina's - or any where else when we needed some air conditioning.  It was HOT!  Then we got back in the car and headed back to get Landon and Bryan. 
The boys had seen an eel!  It was digging itself into the sand.  Still can't believe it.  Landon was so glad to finally get to go back to the beach!

On Monday after work, I took the girls to Cha.rlie.  We spent an hour and a half in there.  I know they both wished they had more money to spend.  After that, we went buy Joann's.  Jana found plenty she wanted, but decided to save her money.  I got some supplies to finish the nursing cover I'm working on.  Then back to the house for German chocolate cake. 

Tuesday, after work, we went to watch Bryan play volleyball (I go back to Dr. Sands on Tuesday - hopefully for him to say "no surgery required"!)

Thursday, after Mackenzie's checkup, we all came onsite to JSC, showed off MK and then toured MCC.

We had a great time.  I'm so glad they both made the trip out here.  I think we wore Granny out, but I'm pretty sure she had fun.  Another great week.

All smiles


Landon and his best friend Mason.

Mason and Landon go to school together.  All we hear is Mason this and Mason that.  They each love Ben 10 and scooby doo.  They play great together.  Mason only goes to school Tues-Wed-Thurs, so it was very difficult to get Landon to go on Mondays and Fridays.  He definitely knows which days are  "mason day."

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mackenzie - 2 months

Mackenzie went in for her two month check up today.  First, let me say that 1) she went to sleep by herself last night in the crib.  I put her in there (she was wide awake) and let her watch her mobile for a while.  Then I turned her on her stomach (currently her favorite way to sleep.)  A little while later I checked on her and she was asleep.  2) She slept until 5:40!  I didn't realize it was so long when I woke up.  She's been waking up between 3 and 4.  Needless to say, I was soaked.

Two months - she's 11 pounds, 2 ounces (60%) and 22.75 inches (67%.)  Dr. I was impressed with her.  Mk laughed and coo'ed during the whole appointment (and the 30 minutes we waited in the room before the doctor came in.)  She has gone up from the 16th percent in weight to 60th percentile.  I've said it many times, she's a great eater.

She got 3 shots today and one oral immunization.  She cried just a little bit and was over it in less than 30 seconds.

After a little bit of tylenol, she seems to be doing okay.  She was whimpering in her sleep early, broke my heart.  Of course after she woke up, she was all smiles.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Kids Playing

Mackenzie is trying so hard to talk.  She'll coo and then forget how she did it.  She's all smiles now and still loves Landon.  She's eating about 3 bottles a day while I'm at work, only 3 ounces...but then I let her eat as much as she wants to when I get home.  She's still sleeping fairly well.  She eats around 9, goes to sleep around 11 (usually) and then wakes up between 3 and 5.  I wake her up around 6:30 if she doesn't wake up on her own and nurse again.  Then I pump before I leave for work.  Pumping is still going well.  I'm producing more than she needs right now, so I'm able to store up quite a bit.  I'm still amazed every time I open the deep freeze to see all that milk.  It wasn't at all this easy with Landon.  Of course, he never really ate a lot, and still doesn't.  (Not like his mom at all!)

Mackenzie loves to lay on her back and kick her toys.  She gets a kick out of the mirror and loves when Landon plops down beside her and talks.  She is truley in love with him, as much as he is with her.  Its great to see them together.

Landon, of course, is a monkey. He's constantly doing hand stands on the couch or the chair.  He'll run, put his arms and head down and flip up his legs.  He's crazy!
He also does this great act where he jumps up on Bryan's shoulders (while Bryan's watching TV) and then hosts a circus: "Thank you, thank you, everybody.  Look up here, time for circus."  It's hilarious.  (Bryan probably doesn't think so as Landon repeatedly jumps on his shoulders.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sunday Best

You'll notice Landon's big o' mosquito bite on his forhead...poor guy.

My mom's here this week.  Jill, Kallie and TJ left early Sunday morning.  A lot of the family was in town for the Kleinwood singing.  We went to church in Bellaire and then had lunch at Pappa's Grill (note the ice ship.)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Growing Up

As I was nursing Mackenzie this morning I realized something...

With Landon, I was so excited for him to grow up.  Each time he did something new - I was so happy. First smile, rolling over, coo'ing, laughing, etc.  I wanted him to get bigger and do more things.

With Mackenzie, I don't!  LOL.  I want her to stay a baby.  Looking down at her this morning, she's already so big!  She's growing up too fast (and she's barely 6.5 weeks!)