Thursday, December 13, 2007

Weekend Visitors

This past weekend we had two visitors come to our house (other than Birdie.) Brooke & Karen had been making plans to come visit us since before Mackenzie was born & they finally made it this weekend. Isabella thought "Brookeandkaren" was one person until they got here & she was able to meet both of them. We had a lot of fun just hanging out & letting the kids entertain us. Isabella really misses her two new friends...she's been talking about y'all all week.;)
Kenzie & Karen playing on the couch.
Brooke, Mackenzie, & Karen
We couldn't get Isabella to take a picture with us, so we got one of her sitting with her dolls instead.
All the girls (minus Isabella.)

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The grass is greener on the other side...

For the past few weeks our doggie neighbor, Birdie, & Ruby have been trying to get to each other by digging a hole under the joining fence of our yards. The neighbor even put cinder blocks in the holes they've created to try to get them to stop. Well, apparently that didn't work because Birdie made her way into our yard on Friday afternoon.

When we got home from the store I had let Ruby out to do her business & noticed she was taking a bit longer than usual. So, I went to check on her & this is what I found...

This was truly a team effort as you can see Ruby trying to pull her through. Birdie even lost her collar in the process.

They were so excited to get to play with each other without a fence in between them.

I was so impressed that they both sat for me the first time I asked. I guess they really wore each other out.

Then Isabella wanted to show me that she knew how to sit too & she was so proud of herself.

*Note: No doggies were injured during the process of their silliness.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Gig 'Em Aggies!

Once again the Aggies BTHO tu!!!! WHOOP!!!! Nana & Papa came over for the second half of the game & we all got to relax & enjoy our leftover turkey while watching another great Aggie victory. Isabella even made a call to two of her favorite Longhorn uncles to tell them, "Gig 'em Aggies!" Her new favorite saying.

We even got to enjoy our first fire with the cold weather. I think we had one every day from Thursday through Sunday. Overall, it was a great holiday weekend.

Thanksgiving Day!

We were so excited to get to have Thanksgiving at our house this year. Every year we have to split up the day, half with the Guajardo family & half with the Kemper family. Luckily this year, we got best of both worlds. A full day with everyone at our house!:) This year we our most thankful for our two beautiful daughters & all of our wonderful family. We are so blessed!

Todd & Pene with the girls....I think she's ready;)

Kenzie Girl

Daddy & Bella being silly

Mommy & the girls

Once again...being smothered in kisses!

Amar & Bella, so cute!

*** I forgot about the funniest part of our Thanksgiving until I got Kristi's comment. We were so excited about having Thanksgiving at our place although (I must admit) a little nervous that we were in charge of the turkey this year, it being the most important part of the meal and all. No worries, I had been watching Food Network for the past 2 weeks & saving all turkey related shows to our DVR in case of any catastrophes. And, of course, we always had our parents to call in case there were any last minute questions. So, I woke up early Thursday morning to clean & prep the bird. It was going so smoothly. I set it on our nice roasting rack & pan that we got as a wedding present & had yet to use. I must admit, it looked pretty good with all the butter & spices. I was so proud of myself for getting it all ready just in time to go into the oven by 8:30 for our noon lunch. To my surprise, I open the oven to stick in the turkey.....& it doesn't fit!!!!! All my worry over fixing the turkey just right & not buying a bird that was too big for our tiny oven did I ever think of checking the pan to see if it would fit. Thank God for my parents. Dad came to the rescue & got the turkey to take over to their house. I guess next year we will have to either get a smaller pan or a bigger oven.:)

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

1 month old!

Last Friday, the 2nd, Mackenzie turned 1 month old. It's amazing how the time has just flown by. She has already grown so much in this short time. We took her to the doctor for her one month check up & she weighed 10 pounds 4.5 ounces & was 22-1/2 inches long. Our little chunky monkey!:) In one month from now she'll get her first round of shots, so it will be nice to get out a little more often. This weekend we're planning on having a Meet Mackenzie party here at the house. So, hopefully we'll have lots of visitors for our Kenzie Girl. She has been such a wonderful blessing & brought so much joy to our growing family. It has been so much fun seeing the sweet interaction between Mackenzie & Isabella. They make wonderful sisters!

Kenzie & Mommy at the doctor

Silly girls!

Trying so hard to hold up that head.

Getting ready...

to be smothered in kisses!!!

Thursday, November 01, 2007


Saturday night we had our 2nd annual Halloween Bash with the family. Once again, everyone did a great job of dressing up. I must say we were pretty impressed with all the creativity. We all partied way too hard & ate too much, which always makes for a great night. I wish we had been better about taking more pictures, but I guess we were just too involved in the fun. So, the mission for my family...send me your pictures!!!!! That way I can make this blog a little more interesting. In the meantime, here are just a few of the wonderful characters we had show up...

Christopher Robin, Rabbit, Kanga, Roo, Pooh & Tigger

Mom & Dad were planning on showing up without any costumes, so I decided to take action & tell them what they were going to be.:) (I have such cooperative parents!) It worked out great & we were able to have 2 more members of the Pooh gang.

Isaiah, our little monkey nephew

Cassie, the farmer, with her little pumpkin, Claire

(unfortunately after the cutest pumpkin costume EVER already came off!)

Woody, Jessie & Buzz Light Year...very cute!!!

& Nadia, as the cutest little ladybug

look at those gorgeous blue eyes!!! B-E-A-utiful!!!

There really were so many other wonderful costumes we didn't even get pictures of. So, I'm really counting on my family to help me out & send me your pictures!:) We're already looking forward to next year & waiting for everyone to out-do themselves once again. Thanks to everyone who came; we all had a blast!!!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Pumpkin Patch

Yesterday turned out to be a beautiful day, so we decided to take the girls out for some pictures with the pumpkins. It was a bit too windy for Mackenzie, so the photo shoot only lasted about 5 minutes. Isabella really liked playing with all the pumpkins. She thought they were all basketballs! This will probably really confuse her when we go to carve the jack-o-lantern.

our little punkins

kisses for Kenzie
& the pumpkin ;)

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Sweet Mackenzie

Isabella sure does LOVE her little sister
ready to eat

our sleeping beauty

already smiling for the camera

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Surprise, Surprise!

It's another girl!!! We were blessed with our newest daughter, Mackenzie Elizabeth, early Tuesday morning, October 2nd. She arrived at 7:40 am weighing a whopping 8lbs & stretching out to 19-1/2 inches long. As you all know, we were scheduled to go into the hospital at 5am so that I could be induced, but Mackenzie must have already known that was her day to be brought into the world. After having strong contractions throughout the night, we headed to the hospital a bit earlier than planned. I checked in at 4:45 am, already 4-5 cm dilated. By the time the nurses were able to get me into a room, get all of my paperwork complete, & set me up on an IV, I was already 7 cm & beyond ready to have an epidural. It barely had time to go into effect because only 15 minutes later I was complete & ready to start pushing. After 5 minutes of pushing we got to meet our newest little miracle. And now, after much anticipation, we would like all of you to meet her as well.

Meeting Mommy & Daddy

All cleaned up after her first bath!

Kisses from Bella ;)

Sleeping Beauty

Heading home!!! YAY