Wednesday, April 27, 2011


All dressed up and ready for school!

Easter was this weekend and although we didn't have all the days off that you Aussie's get we did manage to have a good time. It was a big day at school with egg hunts and parties and stuff, so I got the girls all dressed up and they looked so cute!! Yes the dresses were BIG, but when I saw them I just had to have them. I had to talk to Mackenzie's teachers about her keeping it clean and that I wanted it off before she ate, but both dresses made it through without a mark and will be pulled out again for school photo day which I believe is next week.
They are just too cute!!

Maegen had a rather uneventful day. The Easter Bunny went in there for a visit and we got some photos, but in the long run she was un-phased by it all. Her teachers got her a cute little basket and made us a card which I really love.
Mackenzie on the other hand had a lot of fun! She didn't really appreciate the Easter Bunny at all, but she got to participate in a egg hunt with her class and then a party for lunch. She bought home a basket of goodies that included bubbles and candy. She carried her basket around everywhere that night.

The girls with the Easter Mackenzie's face here!

Not happy at all!

Maegen kind of liked the Easter Bunny.

She's such a big girl now!

Easter at home was low key, but good. We spent most of our weekend getting ready for the following week and just hanging out around the house. Once Mackenzie finally went off to sleep on Saturday night I made a trail of eggs from her bed to the front door where I also put the little baskets that we had made up for the girls. The last time we were at Disneyland we got Mackenzie some chocolate coins that she loves so I included them in the egg trail. When Mackenzie did wake up she totally ignored the eggs and was excited for the coins! She went on a search for Donald Duck coins. We eventually got her back on track and she had fun picking up all the eggs and we balanced ourselves down the stairs. She got the movie Tangled in her basket so we enjoyed watching that while Daddy made pancakes for breakfast. Now we use every opportunity we get to bribe her with her chocolate, while John slowly pecks away at her stash. Hopefully he saves some for her! The rest of the day was nice, uneventful but nice.
John played x-box while I placed out the eggs!

The girls baskets and the trail to the front door.

Mackenzie passed out at the end of the trail.

We are all doing good here. Maegen is kind of struggling with a yucky cough at the moment so we are off to the doctors tomorrow to make sure it's nothing serious. Then the following day we are back to the doctors again as she has her 4 month check up. I can't believe she's 4 months already. Time is flying and she's getting so big. She is enjoying herself at school and last week she even rolled over all by herself. She went from her tummy to her back. I haven't seen her do it again, but she is definitely active.
On her egg hunt!!

Mackenzie is doing good and enjoying school. We are still trying the potty training, but it is very hit and miss. I feel that she is not ready as she's having trouble knowing when she needs to go, but she wants to keep trying so all I can do is continue to support her. She does however want to do it more at school than at home so I think she enjoys the peer pressure of it all. I am definitely looking forward to the day when it is all over and she is able to successfully go to the potty by herself.
Looking through her basket.

John and I are both doing good and keeping busy with work and home. I am enjoying being back at work, especially because I get to see the girls all day. Now that the ship is out of dry dock John is getting busy with everything they need to do to get the ship ready. We have become quite a good team at sharing everything that needs to get done and our days seem to become easier when we do it that way. I really love getting to spend time as a family!
Wow!!! What a stash!

Having a look at her basket.

Checking out Maegen's basket.

Maegen loves her Easter turtle!

Making sure her eggs are all still there!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Picture Update!!

Maegen taking a nap!

It has definitely been a while since I've updated the blog, so I'm adding a bunch of pics today that will tell you a little about what has been going on in our lives here in sunny San Diego. We are all doing good and have adjusted to our new life of work and school. Both the girls are doing great and growing up way too fast and John and I continue to try and balance everything that needs to be done in a day. Most importantly we are all happy, healthy and enjoying life. We hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend, especially you Aussies who get a five day weekend!! Enjoy your ANZAC Day as we all use that day to pause and remember those who sacrificed and served to give us the wonderful Australia we all love!!
We have slowly begun potty training. Some days are good, others not so good, but we are in no hurry. She definitely is more willing to try at school and many times at home when we ask her to use the potty we are told "Kenzie do it with Cristina." (Cristina is her teacher)
Maegen has begun to sit at the table with us for dinner and loves it!! She has great head control and sits across from Mackenzie and smiles at her crazy sister. Dinner is now a lot easier for us all as John and I can eat without having to hold her and Maegen enjoys feeling included.
Getting Mackenzie to eat can be tough some days! We never know how our meal time will turn out and I don't think I'll ever stop stressing about whether she is eating enough!
We celebrated my birthday with a yummy red velvet cake! I had a very nice day with a breakfast at work and dinner with my family. We also went to Disneyland on the weekend.
Happy Birthday to me!!
In line waiting to get into Disneyland. We had a great day. Not too many people so the lines weren't that long and Maegen got to go on a few rides including Peter Pan, Small World and the Haunted Mansion. Mackenzie also enjoyed going on the Pirates of the Carribean ride with me. She calls it the scary ride and actually enjoys being scared!
Waiting patiently to get inside!!
Self portrait time on Dumbo!!

Maegen and Daddy posed for a pic on the carousel, but got off before it was time to go!!

This is one of Mackenzie's favorite rides
Time for a break for both girls.

Dancing with Daddy
This is my favorite place at California and I think Mackenzie might just like it too! It's a big room with a whole bunch of screens that play parts of the Disney much to see!
Maegen already wearing her sisters clothes....especially when Daddy is left to dress her and goes to the wrong draws!!
Mackenzie after spending the morning washing the car with Daddy
This is a diaper cake that my friend Lynda made for me...I'm finally going to take it apart!
Sisters having a talk while getting ready for school.
Maegen has a boyfriend at school already!! Connor and her enjoy tummy time together and holding hands!