Friday, January 21, 2011

The Big Milk Mystery

As of  few days ago, when I'm sitting on the couch in our living room - I smell rotten milk. We've looked everywhere. Under the couch cushions, behind the couch, under the couch - everywhere. I have NO idea where the milk is hiding but we've got to find it ASAP! This is disgusting. Thank God it's a rental house.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Remember When...

The kids are growing so fast. Here are a few memories that I want so share.

1. When Kate wants something she points to it and says "me-my"...all day, me-my.

2. Kate loves her teddy bear, but it's not just her teddy bear. She'll try to claim any stuffed animal anywhere no matter who it belongs to. However, her special teddy is named BaBu - a name she came up with on her own.

3. Connor loves his school and according to his teacher he's been adopted by the "blonde posse" (i.e. a group of little blond boys who love hanging out together)

4. When Ross asks Connor what the mommy says - he put's one finger to his lips and says "shhhhh" - to indicate be quiet. Nice!

5. Neither Connor or Kate can say "banana" - it comes out "nana" or "banannneena" or "me-my" (see above).

6. The other day, I gave Connor a sticker for using the potty. I handed it to him and asked where he wanted to put it. He took the sticker from my finger and then walked over to Kate the stuck it on her shirt.

7. Kate is so independent - she will not accept help from anyone (as shown in the photos below).

**Incase you've been wondering why I haven't been posting many picture's of Connor lately - it's because he is in constant motion and I can't find shutter speed fast enough to capture him fly by**

Kate refused to have help eating her yogurt, so this is the result.

I don't need help eating. I got this...

Playing in the tunnel.


My sweet boy is growing up so fast!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Christmas 2010

2010 was a busy year in the McKinnon household. It was a year marked with milestones (crawling, walking, talking), new cities, new states, new schools, new jobs, new friends...

It's been a full two months since we moved to Denver. The kids have adjusted to their new school and love their new teachers and friends. They've learned how to wear heavy coats, hats and gloves and have mastered the art of walking in snow boots. They've also discovered the joys of sledding and snowball throwing.

Kate is walking scratch that - she's running and trying her hardest to keep up with her big brother. There are still some things that she's too small to do, but that list is getting shorter each day.

Connor is growing so fast. He's started talking a lot more and is becoming more confident. He's the sweetest kid and is very polite - even saying "please" and "thank you" when he asks for things.

Connor and Kate are typical siblings. They love each other and play well together...add the jealousy, competition, etc. and there's never a dull moment around here.

We had a great time over the holidays. Most of our furniture is still in San Antonio. Since we're still trying to sell our house, we kept it fully staged.  So as you can imagine, our rental house is fairly empty - which is bad for us...but great for the kids. They racked up on new toys for Christmas and now we have basketball goals, play kitchens, toy slides, doll strollers, etc., etc. taking up space where our furniture should be.

Ross's mom came for Christmas this year. We had a great time and the kids loved seeing their Bebe. Here are a few pictures from the holidays.

Kate's excited about Christmas. She kept trying to open presents early.

Aunt Ivy sent a new play kitchen!!! Connor and Kate love "cooking" with it.

We were all glad to have Bebe come for a visit. 

Kate decided to try out her new doll stroller while Ross was still assembling it.

Bebe gave Connor and Kate new Auburn gear for Christmas.
 Grandma/Opa and Great Grandma English gave the kids a new table to play on.
Thanks so much for the great presents!!!!

Kate got tired while sledding, so she tried to take a nap on Connor.

Winter Park, CO

After sledding, we all stopped at Demo's for a beer and bite to eat.

What a fun Christmas day!! Now it's time to head back to Denver.