Friday, August 13, 2010

New cousins and more!

Ok, I'm too lazy to manually move all these pics down so you get the pics first and the update second! Brett and Mackenna as the iron boat thingy comes through.
Jaden and I on the board walk right outside our hotel.

Mackenna and I on Park Point
Our little inch worm in her swaddler that I made
My two favorite Mud Butts
Mackenna the race car driver.... watch out Krista and Matthew, I think Mackenna could beat you in this number!

Now for the post...
Wow, I can't believe I have been neglecting this poor little blog but we have been BUSY!! Lots to write about!
But first... a Redneck moment... at this very moment I am looking out the sliding glass door and watching two dudes with cigarettes hanging from their lips trolling now more than 2 inches from the dock... IN BETWEEN the dock and the raft, mind you, a BIG lake no no. I should really take a picture but don't want to get out of my comfy chair. OK, sorry if the redneck thing was offensive but we get some doosies out here. ***up to the minute update... It's POURING... I wonder what our poor fishermen are doing now!

Ok, the news from Lake Florida:

Mackenna is HUGE, weighing in at 17.5 lbs and a CHUB ROCK! Her thighs are mammoth! She is a happy, healthy baby! Her hair is really starting to grow in now, a pretty light brown with the slightest red highlights to it. Her eyes haven't changed. They are a gorgeous blue color. She is beginning to try to babble. She moves her lips when we do. She echoes sounds that we make. She is just starting to become aware of strangers and can get quite upset sometimes. She is a MAJOR cuddler. She still likes to be swaddled, can't quite get to sleep without it but is able to roll back over if she flips to her tummy. She is VERY strong. She loves tummy time and will literally lay there, propped up on her hands or elbows for a half hour or more. She obviously has very strong back muscles! She is a good eater and will soon try cereal at 6 months.
Big news! Mackenna and Jaden have two new cousins!! Babies Meredith and Josua were born on 08/09/10 at 12:11!! They are so cute and look teeny tiny compared to Mackenna. Auntie Nik is doing well, learning how to take care of twins. It's good to have them back home next door.

Mud Butt news: Sales are coming along thanks to our gorgeous models, Mackenna and Jaden! I am currently SOLD OUT of my in-stock diapers! I am already thinking of new and fun things to offer/change to make the dipes unique. It's fun coming up with all the names. Each dipe is named after a food that it looks like: Peppermint Bum Bum is sage green with brown snaps for example. I just thought of this one today as I have some red PUL on the way: Spaghetti with meatballs- red PUL with brown snaps! It is just fun getting to know other mamas out there who cloth diaper, hearing their stories! It has certainly fulfilled my need to let my creativity out!

Mackenna and Jaden made their first trek to Duluth last weekend for a wedding of a former youth from Bethel. Congrats Chris and Jessica! What a fun time. We got to stay at the cooolest hotel right on the water in Canal Park. Really awesome. We got to spend some time at park Point and at canal park. the wedding was at the Aquarium which was beyond awesome. If you haven't been to the new aquarium yet you HAVE to go. It is soo cool!

Well, can't think of anymore so I will post some recent pics...

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