Friday, November 28, 2008


Yep - Its a girl. It took a while to get a face shot with the hands out of the way, but we got a few. Here are the feet.
Here is her face again.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Braxton learned his letters this past Easter. He has just started to write them - on a mini Magna-Doodle. Yesterday we were outside with Natalie and made a chalk track for the bike. He decided he needed a stop sign. So Natalie did the shape - and Braxton wrote the word. Sounded it out and all. He is getting big - I think it must be time to start working with him on maybe reading/sounding out words....?
Weired to think I'm 26 and need to start teaching my first born to read!

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Natalie and I went to the movie - and It was SOOO GOOD! We both loved it. I also need someone to break the tie on my poll.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

New Poll

I have a new poll here on my blog - please Vote! It is a little bet Merrill and I have going - If I win he has to take me out (plan and all that) If not - I have to do the planning!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I am still home with sick kids but have decided to go to the PX and get Wall-E for a little outing and reward for a good trip (I hope) to the doctors office.
Braxton is really in to puzzles now - so we got him some at Target. He is getting good - doing them all by himself WITHOUT asking for help (he can't even look for a toy with out asking for help).
In other news - I am so excited for this:

Diane got tickets for herself, me, and Natalie for Saturday night at 7. Merrill has a friend coming in to town for the weekend - so I'm sure they will have a great time watching the boys while us girls go out for the night.
Apple anyone?

Little note from Grandpa

This is the e-mail I got from
my grandpa today in regard to the
anonymous comments from my mom.
Makenna: Enjoy your blog; Just wanted to assure you, your Mother didn't learn that little trick from her parents! Love You, Grandpa Peterson

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Naked Up-date

Wow - that was a lot of comments - about the naked thing. The anonymous comment was from my mother. (Bet none of you guessed that!) I didn't know it would get so heated....humm.
Merrick has been doing better today - I have kept him busy - not easy since we are trapped inside. Braxton and I had a nice trip to the E.R. because of croup. So we didn't go to church. We spent the day doing play-doe and playing with magnets and coloring (with markers and chalk).
For those of you who care - Merrick has been going to the C.D.C. (child development center) on post for 3 hours while Braxton is in Pre-school. Gives me some time alone.....anyways... I have been thinking and the naked thing happens after that and I think it is because the people who put the diapers on are doing it wrong - the front is not spared across the front all the way (so that the tabs are almost rubbing on his bare skin) leaving way for some chaffing to happen on his little tummy below the belly button. I think that is why he wants to get naked....gotta give the little rash some time to go away. So when we get home from 'school' I will have to make it my job to check and make sure he is diapered correctly.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Naked Party!

Merrick has started to get un-dressed in the middle of the day. Then run around yelling, "I naked! I naked!" Any tips on how to stop this....or at least slow it down?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Welcome Home To Me!

I had a good time in California - but it was way slow compared to what I am used to - with 2 small boys to keep in line all day long. We went shopping and I got some new maternity clothes, saw Madagascar 2, made some yummy Cream Cheese Brownies with Jessica, and saw Ren and Jessica's new little baby dog - Marcie (She is SO tiny!), went to Red Robin, Siamese Basil, Pat& Oscars, and Ulta and Fry's. With all that - I felt like we could have done more....and all I had was Sunday and Monday. We also made cookies for a church thing, and watched a few movies.
Of course, I could have done only 1 or 2 of these things IF the boys had been there, but it was still weired. Very slow and almost lonely. I loved seeing everyone - and being with my coughing mother and Natalie all day Monday.....and spending the day after church at Ren and Jessica's - but I am SO GLAD to be home! With MY family. Now that I have spent a weekend without ANY of the ding-dongs in my life - I am so thankful to have them back!
Merrill did a great job with the boys - having "Man Town".
The house was spotless when I got home too!
Got them all ready for church.
Made a roast for Sunday dinner.
Read to them to sleep every night.
And how nice - he even got me this poster of Edward
to greet me when I drove in to the garage!
(why is he so grouchy looking? I thought he would be happy to see me!)
The perfect ending to a nice quiet weekend.

Saturday, November 8, 2008


here I come!
I will miss these boys....
And this guy!
But will have fun with my brother, Ren
And his wife Jessica!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Up Dates

A few baby things: ***Merrill and I decided to do the 3D thing. We are going to my parent's house for Thanksgiving, and decided to get it done then. So the Friday after - we will have a 'yes' or 'no' on if we need to get some girl clothes. (even thought we all know that I already have....I figure if we don't use them - Hayley and Brynley will....and you always need gifts right?) I will post some cool/creepy 3D baby pictures when we have time. ***The Army has decided that we need to move from Arizona BEFORE Merrill goes to Alabama for training . . . yeah - like days after I have the baby! So - I talked with the Doctor today - and he will not let me go past my due date (Feb. 9) Thank You! ***This isn't that cool - except to me and Braxton - but this baby is a BIG kicker! The lady had to try 4 times to get the heart beat today at my appointment.....the thing kept moving and kicking at the little monitor thing.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

New Project.....

So this one will be a few days in the making - glue has to dry and the boys wouldn't

be able to pay attention long enough

to get it done in one sitting anyways!
It's going to be a turkey candle holder....
....with a head and feathers to come...
...tomorrow or next week, we will find out.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Tummy Pictures

Annie wanted to see how big I was - and I realised that I haven't taken any yet. Merrill is gone for the day - so I took these.......I will get some better ones in a day or two! This is at 26 weeks. We are thinking of going to one of those 3-D ultra find out what the sex is, and so that Braxton can see the baby - he is so taken with my 'fat tummy' and blesses the baby in every prayer....he is so cute!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Bumblebee and Buzz Lightyear

Here are the boys all dressed up and getting candy last night. They had fun with their friends while I sat in the driveway - getting a migraine/passing out candy/trying to call the fire department.
Our CO2 sensor went off while the missionaries were over for dinner. They came over and checked it out - and all was good. They think that it is a bum sensor - and that it was just tripping itself. Nice right?
The boys did real good.....although we were a little bummed that there were not that many Reese's candies in their bag at the end of the night. We did get 4 boxes of raisins...who gives out that?!