Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My little HAM!

I was playing around with my camera tonight while Makenna was playing around with her toys. She wasn't really paying much attention to me....

I asked her to look at mommy so that I could take her picture...

She gave me this:

and this:


and this:

lol. Every time I snapped a photo, she would run over to look at the screen to see "kenna's picture." I think she is getting used to having a camera in her face all of time ;)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Big girl bed

We made the switch from crib to toddler bed, after Makenna figured out she could climb her way out. She gave us a scare when we heard her come crashing down out of the crib one evening when she decided she wasn't quite ready to go to sleep for the night.

That very night we converted her bed. And that week was awful, with little sleep for all of us....well at least for me and Makenna (Mike seemed to do okay sleeping through all of the wake ups ;)

The first few nights she was constantly getting out of bed and we could only get her to fall asleep hours after her normal bedtime (when she basically just zonked out on her own). I decided to go the "Super Nanny" route and sit by her door, watching the video monitor, and putting her back into bed every.single.time she got out.

After a week or two she decided that she liked her bed and started sleeping great, although still waking up an hour earlier than she did when she was in the crib. We were doing great! .....and then daylight savings time came and now we are back to square one. Wish us luck on getting back to our routine. Sleep, baby, sleep!

Here are some funny pictures of Makenna and her new bed:

Ever since the switch, she no longer wears pajamas. I have no clue why, but no matter what type of pjs I put her in, she takes them off as soon as I shut her bedroom door. I sneak back in and put a blanket on her every night now.

And one afternoon she started yelling and crying for me. I ran into her bedroom to find her completely stuck under the bed. It took a lot of effort to get her out!

Bike Riding

Auntie Brooke and Uncle Boe gave Makenna a super cool big girl bike for her 2nd birthday. The bike doesn't have training wheels or peddles. It is supposed to help kids learn how to balance and steer without having to do the peddling part too. Makenna is warming up to it, but doesn't feel completely comfortable on it yet. She is, however, a big fan of her "special hat" aka helmet.

Thanks Brooke and Boe!

Here are a few more pictures from our first trip out to the cabin in 2011. Still really cold, but oh so fun!