Friday, May 1, 2009

We made it!!!

In case some of you were wondering...we did make it to Portland! On our journey from Idaho to Oregon...don't be suprised but...our phone quit charging! Is anyone suprised?? I didn't think so. So-that is why no one has received a phone call!! Hopefully we can have this sorted out in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime we would love to hear from you...send me an e-mail and I can send you our home number ( We are living at Grandma and Grandpa Thompson's till about the beginning of June?!
I was lucky enough to find a job the first week here. I work for a Dentist in Lake Oswego on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30am-5:30pm. (it makes for a long day but the hours are good-in 2 days I have enough hours for 2 1/2 days) and then I am at Scotts dads office on Wednesdays from 7am-3pm (my favorite time to work).
Scotty has had some good leads and has been collecting his networking pool but nothing official yet. He is enjoying being the 'at home dad' and is great at it! The kids love being home with their dad ;) I've always thought Scotty was probably better at staying home then I am. He cooks, cleans, and plays...
Talan and McKenna love being at their Grandparents. It's been alot of fun to see McKenna's personality unfold. She sure loves her Grandma!
My family has been at OHSU for my brothers Chemo treatments. It has been a blessing to be close to my brother and family through all of this...
Over all we are glad to be in Oregon. The weather has been good other than the fact that I cannot seem to get warm enough...not sure of the problem there?? Scott was able to get a new road bike for a graduation/birthday gift and he is SOOOO excited! It hasn't came in yet, but he sure cannot wait! He is registered for a race called Reach The Beach. You ride from Beaverton to a town near Pacific City at the Beach-its 100 miles on May 16...he cannot wait. I registered for the Blue Lake Triathlon and my nerves are in full swing. Since the move and work it's much harder to work-out...I miss you Heidi (for many reasons which include being an inspirational work-out partner!)
Thats our update....I'll try and be more consistent and post some pics here soon! We miss and love you all!!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Swim Meet Results**Triathlon

Here is a recap of this semester...for my own information/records...
#1 January 30
200 Medley relay-freestyle leg
50 yrd freestyle 50:52

#2 February 20
100 yrd freestyle 1:51
200 yrd Freestyle Relay

#3 February 27
50 yrd freestyle 46:36
100 yrd freestyle 1:49
200 yrd medley relay-freestyle leg

February 28 (First Tri)
Swim 400 yrds, bike 6 miles, run 2 miles (all events inside)- 45 minutes

What a great experience!! We started out with the swimming first-my freestyle didn't last long-I would rotate with backstroke to have alittle break but just keep moving...there was 5 in my heat and I completed my swimming portion 4th in my heat. Then I ran downstairs to the stationary bikes-I knew this was were I would have to make up my slow swimming I did! My legs were sure burning but it was really actually fun-I ended up finishing 2nd in the bike portion (that means I caught up and passed 2 people!!!) Boy after that my legs where TIGHT!! It felt so weird trying to stretch out my quad and run down to the field house to start the 2 miles run (22 laps). It felt really good-it was all an adrenaline rush-My goal was to finish in 50 minutes- I really had no idea how I would do and I finished in 45 min! I was excited-I couldn't wait to do the next!!

March 13 #4

50 yrd freestyle 45.78
100 yrd freestyle 1:49.44
200 yrd freestyle relay
100 yrd breaststroke 3:16.26

So this meet Oliver (my coach) e-mailed me the roster since I wasn't able to make it to the pasta dinner-mind you I don't know how to do the breast stroke-I figured it was an error so I e-mailed him back letting him know. He wrote back saying he thought I needed to "spread my branches"...I thought it was totally sarcasm the beginning of the meet he came up to me and asked if I was ready for 4 events, I was confused-he was serious! I continued to tell him I didn't know the stroke and so he said we better jump in the pool and learn!!! OMG!! so needless to say we spent the next 30 minutes ATTEMPTING to learn the backstroke. It wasn't going good but Oliver asked if I would do it! I said I would try my hardest and FINISH if he really wanted me to- so we did!! I thought I was going to die! 100 yrds is along long way especially when you can hardly do something. The thing I love about BYU-I is everyones support!! I am positive I wouldn't of had the same experience somewhere else. So needless to say I completed but very slowly ;)

March 20 #5

50 yrd freestyle 44.56
200 yrd freestyle relay

March 27 Prelims

50yd freestyle 42:04 (1st in my heat-8 second improvement!!)

100 yrd freestyle 1:40:10 (2nd in my heat-9 second improvement!)

March 28 Triathlon!! Swim 600 yrds in the pool, Bike 13.5 miles outside and run a 5K outside! Scotty went to the storage unit to get something for my mountain bike (the road bike we left at Christmas break at my moms ;( and he has been 'jonesing' to ride. He asked if he could just do the biking portion and I said he could if he was on a team...well we found a babysitter very last minute and off we went. It was really fun doing this together as a team!! I met a girl Catlyn right at the beginning of the run and we were slow and steady! We ended up passing alot of people just trucking along- I ended with a 22:10 5K!! I think that is the fastest I have ever ran a 5K even when I ran cross country in High school! Then scotty biked 13.5 miles on a very cold and windy day-but he did awesome for not being on a bike in 3+ months 59:59 then I swam 600 yrds 14:54!! I was excited my goal was 15 minutes ;)

We finished 23rd out of 36 teams/individuals! It was a great experience-thanks Scotty!!

Later that night...was Swimming legs where sooo... tired-I think from the run!

March 28 Championships

Well obviously I didn't qualify but I was able to participate in some relays-

200 Medley relay

400 Freestyle relay

This semester was so much fun! I am so thankful for the support Scotty gives me! I realized I miss being on a team and having that challenge. Swimming is a great challenge for me, one of the hardest I have had in along time but what a good experience of accomplishment! I still may not be the fastest but I continued to work hard and improve. I met alot of wonderful people this last semester that have had an impact on me. Thanks Heidi for encouraging me to go out for Swim Team this had to be the best place to learn and have the experience of being on a swim team!! Go Titans-I will miss you-I already do!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

St. Patricks Treats!

March 15, 2009
I thought it would be fun to make sugar cookies and let Talan decorate them for all his friends. So we did, and it was great. Talan had a great time mixing all the sprinkles together and then dumping them on the cookies!! We made St. Patricks day and Easter cookies (since we won't be here for Easter) we made shamrocks, bunnies and ducks! Well...(as you can tell I cannot get the pictures in the right order) We divided all the cookies up in plates for his friends and Kenna got hungry so we put her in her chair to eat-I thought we set the plates far enough away-Scotty and I left the kitchen to look at something and this is what we came back to!! She crawled out of her seat and was into almost ALL the cookies-she had them on her hands on her face-EVERYWHERE-some she just liked the frosting and others she actually took bites out of the cookies! We were laughing hysterically but as you can see she wasn't too happy when we stopped the fun! Needless to say-most of the kids Talan wanted to give cookies to did not receive any!!! Sorry!T
These are the few cookies we saved for our family-Talan already nibbled a bite!

He did a really good job and had fun!!

Talan loves to help me cook, he pulls up the stool and has to dump and stir everything in so I decided to make him an apron...I think it's boyish! The bottom has 3 pockets he loves to put the spoons and measuring cups in his pockets until I need them. He is such a great helper...sometimes more than needed ;)

Green Canyon Hot Springs

March 14, 2009
Brooke invited us to go to Green Canyon Hot Springs with all her family that live around Rexburg. The kids had a great time! I didn't get to take pictures in the pool but here we are getting dressed. Talan had fun playing with his noodle and beach ball and McKenna was in a 'whale baby floater' thing and was so relaxed. she layed her head down on the front and just chilled. Sometimes she would have her eyes closed and then open and look around. There was SOOO many people there but we still had a great time. Thanks Brooke!

(Thanks Kim and Bailey for the swimming suit, if we didn't have it poor Kenna would have been naked!)

Fire Department Play Date

March 12, 2009
Katrina invited us to their play date to take a tour of the fire department...the boys loved it!! Talan did get alittle scared when they put their masks on, then he doesn't want anything to do with the trucks-he hugs an hides behind my leg! They let the kids look at the ambulance and walk through-Talan didn't want anything to do with it until Grey and Jett ran through at least 10x's then he asked, "momma, can I go in the truck?" it was cute-he was so cautious looking at everything and then climbed out slowly.

Grey, 3 little girls, Jett, Talan-they were all excited about their little coloring booklets they all received!

Thurman's in Rexburg!!

March 11, 2009-Today I got a call from my great friend Brooke says she was in town...I was so excited, the best part is the vacation is longer than just a weekend it's about 3 weeks long! Talan, Jett and Grey play so well together! We have had alot of fun already. They went with us to UV play date at Arctic Circle, another play date to the fire department, green canyon hot springs with Brookes family, and of course lots of time between our apartment and her in-laws home where they are staying. We wish we lived closer-but they still reside in good ol' Kentucky :) Every morning at 5:30 we have been going to the gym together-it's been fun having a partner-it surely makes me get my butt out of bed with out hitting the snooze button when I really feel like 'snoozing'!! Brooke cuts hair great and suggested cutting McKenna's here is her 3rd hair cut at 13 months!! I bet not many 13 month old girls can say that ;0) It looks so cute! Now it looks so much fuller. She has a little 'Stack' now...

Jett and Talan playing between the apartments in the snow (that is mostly gone now!!!)

They where trying hard to get this darn car to cooperate...determined little boys!

Girly Hair

I was excited about McKennas hair...this is our new creation-I think it's adorable! It was fun to incorporate braids, and then all her hair is off her neck.

Fun times

(March 7, 2009)
McKenna and Talan LOVE bath time!!Look at bows match my diaper!! I am already color coordinating ;)

Yep, we are in cloth diapers!

Beautiful Weather...finally!

Starting yesterday we had a fabulous day!! The sun was out and it really wasn't windy. Friday we babysat Brookes boys Jett and Grey while she was able to get some shopping done and Talan loved it! We spent almost the entire day outside at the playground between the apartments. The only time we came in was to lay McKenna down to nap and! I even got a tan line! People were amazed at the swim meet wondering where I got a tan line already!!

Today was another great day. I spent most of the day at the school. The university put on a conference that had some great classes. I went to "How to cook with wheat" (which I am most excited about-I am already applying what I learned-we are making wheat berries and growing wheat sprouts...I'll keep you posted on how it goes?!), "The Book of Mormon at Breakfast" (we are most successful in the morning-I am excited to apply what I have learned-prophets here we come on the Honey Bunches of Oats...), and "Frugality" ( I think we are pretty frugal but there is always room for improvement). Talan's good friend Gunner had his 3rd birthday party today so they went to the fire department to see the fire trucks and then home to the play ground for cupcakes. Scotty said he was still alittle scared (we went 2 weeks ago with a play group and last summer...the firemen are a little scary to him) but McKenna had a great time. Then Mr. T just road his bike all around and used my ladle to dig in the snow that is still present. This afternoon we enjoyed the company of our neighbors Melinda and Galen eating cinnamon rolls and enjoying the sun! (Thanks for the wheat...I'll keep you posted Melinda!)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Talan, Daddy day!

(March 7)
Last Saturday Scotty thought he would take Talan to the Airplane Museum at the airport...he loved it! Scotty said he was a little nervous to get on some of them but still had a great time, I wonder how long his love for planes and pretty much anything cool that flies will last?? After the museum they went out where daddy sometimes off-roads and found this...some crazy guy thought the ice was thick enough to drive on...they where skeptical about the rovers abilities...but, to their suprise it performed easily!!

Letting the *wiggles* out!

March 9
A few weeks ago I took the kids to artic Circle to run around their new play ground to give Talan room to run so for the first time we decided to try McDonalds play structure as well...Talan loved it! They had a lot of cool slide. It was great to let him run around, and then fall asleep for a nap afterward!

Does it look like I am having fun??

He saw a girl older than him climbing the post so he kept trying!!

St. Patricks art...

(March 5)
With the really, really cold weather poor Talan has been getting really 'stir crazy' so I decided we needed to have more organized activities so due to the holiday coming up we made a shamrock. Talan colored macaroni noodles in zip lock bags with food coloring, then we cut out a shamrock from a paper plate and he painted it-which is always one of his favorite things to do then we decided to glue to noodles on the paper-he was bored of that part pretty quickly...he eventually told me to do it, he didn't like getting the glue on his fingers :0)

Gotta love the "cheesie" smiles!!

**Future band star**

(March 5)
We have one of those flute things...I cannot remember what they are called for the life of me-McKenna and Talan love to blow on it and make it whistle...


(March 2, 2009)
So miss McKenna cakes has not been liking milk!! I started to try and give her milk one week before she turned one and...not too successful! I have tried all % of milk, cold-warm-and pretty warm. Then we tried Soy milk since I usually have it on had-and-she seemed to like it for about a week then started letting it dribble out her mouth. Then we tried Almond Milk-and, the same thing drank it for about a day and then not again. So I took these pictures because...she drank a whole cup of milk for me at dinner ONE night. I thought we made a break through but it only lasted a night ;) I continue to give her a little each day and hopefully eventually she will agree!

Friday, March 6, 2009

The first five people to respond to this post will WIN

something made by us!

Our choice.
For you.

**Please read the fine print.

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2. What we create will be just for you and will completely help you feel our honor and gratitude.

3. It'll be done this year.

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This post is devoted to Talan! His imagination has gone crazy, and I love it! I keep wishing I would write down all the cute things but I never seem to do it! It's fun you can talk to him almost like any other adult-and he responds in almost complete sentences ;) Lately he has been having imaginary people. When we were playing with his horses and dinosaur there was an imaginary "horse doctor" and today he had an imaginary brother that was going to come over-his name was Henry! He has done great going the bathroom and has been able to wipe his bum all by himself, he's doing a pretty good job. A couple days ago I was in the kitchen feeding McKenna while Talan was going to the bathroom, he wanted me to come see him and then he walks out of the bathroom and says he is a "chicken." The sight I saw: Talan walking out with his pants off, sticking his bumby out and shaking it with toilet paper sticking out his bumb like a rooster!! He kept shaking it and saying he was a chicken! So it sounds pretty bad but it was really funny!
This is a picture of Talan with my swim cap on, he thought it was really funny!
Talan is all about trying to make funny faces! Here is his most common face!
If were not making faces then we are building. He starts off with building the cabin or "spaceship" and then you incorporate the trains. He continues to be amazed by space ships and planes. After watching Horton Hears a Who now he imagines we are on a little planet...called "Planet Who"
With the cold, cold weather we try and have "play dates" sometimes to have some interaction. These are a couple of Talans buddies, Henry and Gunner. The gate is to keep the babies-McKenna and Jack away from the train track! The weather has been beautiful with the bright sun, but very, very, cold! Talan loves to see the sun and then says, "it's a good day mom" It sure is a good day but really, really cold with the wind. When it is really windy he says it is "a hard wind." To get some of the built up energy out we have gone to Arctic Circle and played on there new play structure and today we went to McDonald's to play-he had a great time!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

2nd Swim Meet-complete!!

Last Friday was my second meet, and I survived again. This week I competed in the 100yd freestyle and 200 freestyle relay where I only have to swim 50 yrds. Knowing I was swimming the 100 the night before gave me butterflies all day!! I can consistently swim 75yrds but 100 I usually stop for a second, or two...or three! Well...I did it! My goal was to FINISH! My time was well...slow to say the least but I wasn't too far behind the last person. For you swimmers my time was 1:51...ok you can stop laughing ;) This just again means I have room for ALOT of improvement! Some days I will have to admit I do not want to go to practice but as always when I'm done I'm glad I went. Swimming is definitely not something that comes natural to my body. This is probably one of the hardest things I have ever done! I am so glad the support that Scotty gives me and the encouragement-it has been great to have such a challenge every week! Our next meet is this Friday...I'm anxious to know what events I will be in?? Oh..I am also going to be trying a mini-triathlon the school is putting on!! I am very anxious and nervous mainly for the swimming section. I say mini because we swim 400yds, bike 6miles and run 2 miles... a little short from a sprint tri...

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines!!

I hope everyone had a special Valentines day! Today was a little different for us. Scotty last minute headed to Reno Nevada yesterday morning to go to a large construction conference that had a career fair today with over 50 construction companies. He said things went really well he felt the trip was worth it! Well, Talan loves it when we decorate with streamers so of course we have new hot pink streamers across the ceiling and as most of you do the table is all decorated red, white and pink with heart confetti, balloons, fun plates and table cloth...McKenna got a new pink stuffed animal dog and Talan a mini lego set that makes 3 different planes! He loves it but it may be a challenge keeping all the small pieces away from Kenna-we will see how long it lasts. Talan was so excited when he woke up to see everything decorated. I wish I was able to get some pictures but Scotty has the camera so we pulled out the video camera (which I wish I did more often!). Talan helped me make this new recipe I found called Caramel Apple oven was so good!! I ate probably more than half-sad but true! After breakfast we played and then decided to venture to the cheep theater and watch Bolt...I was a little worried taking the two kiddos by myself-I haven't taken Kenna to a move since the summer. She actually didn't do too bad. When there was about 30 min left she started to get really antsy so I stepped out but Talan did great. It was cute he would come out and check on Kenna and I to "see how we were doing" ;) I told Talan he could pick out dinner and his choice...mac n' cheese with hotdogs! It's been along time- and actually I was a little excited-it hit the spot oddly enough! It was really sweet a couple families from the ward brought over yummy sugar cookies and valentines for Talan.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


McKenna has become quite the talker/babbler! A couple days ago we noticed she was saying "whats that?" We ask her that alot and she caught on. Yesterday I was getting a drink for Talan and she got all excited and kept asking, "Whats that?" Then I told her what is was and she said "oh" with her lips in a perfect was precious! So we as parents may be the only ones who know what she is saying-but it's cute ;)

Yesterday between preparing all our paperwork for taxes and playing with the kids Talan looked different to me...he is becoming a true little boy that is growing up! It's been so fun to see his creative imagination! Lately he is all about Super Hero's (because he is one and will only wear super hero underwear!) and space ships (he wants dad to draw them constantly and fly paper airplanes that are space ships that fly to the moon-the moon is our living room light!). He of course still wants to build everyday with his lincoln logs, legos and have the train tracks go through and around his buildings! Talan has started asking why, whats that....the questions that can sometimes drive me crazy all the time!! Those little minds are so curious! He loves to play with his friends and really likes to show them how to do things-draw, build...

Thursday, February 5, 2009

McKenna's 1 yr Check-Up

Today McKenna had her one year check-up. She received 5 injections...poor girl! But she did great! Here are her stats:
Weight 16.4 lbs. 1%
Height 26.5 in 1%
Head circumference 16.8 2%
BMI 16.4
So as you can see...she is still quite little compared to others. She is only in the 1-2 percentile! But she eats way more than Talan-go figure! Our kids don't have much hope looing at their short parents ;)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

25 Random facts about me

I was asked on a different website to do this and thought it was a little interesting so I thought I would share...
This is alot...we will see what I come up with!
1. I hate washing my face at night...I know I need to do it but I rarely do-hense the zits!
2. I love to read, doesn't mean I have time for it. This is a new thing in the past 5 yrs...I used to hate to read!
3. I love peanut butter-Adams Natural Crunchy!
4. I am not a big fan of chocolate...crazy I know!
5. My favorite color to wear is black
6. I love chick flicks-pretty much anything I am not much of a critic
7. I am a calorie counting's not crazy, I'm just aware!
8. I don't listen to CD's often . I like the randomness of the radio.
9. I really like audio books for those long runs!! Especially when I 'm not on shuffle ;)
10. I enjoy cooking now that I plan ahead!
11. My hair is naturally red-I probably will never dye the entire thing until there is too much grey to cover with highlights!! Hey maybe I'll go natural-all grey....
12. I don't mind cleaning toilets but I hate cleaning the floor
13. I miss school sometimes, but I love my job as a dental hygienist
14. I cannot sing-but I like to try
15. I'm not a big fan of dogs...I hate it when they lick me...but I do like gizmo and fletcher especially after their bath!
16. I love excerise-running, eliptical, swimming, cycling...i cannot wait for the ice to melt!
17. I love playing with my kids and wish my husband was always home!
18. My favorite color is red
19. I like to sleep with the window open and a down comforter year-round
20. I've lost 45 pounds since having my baby girl!! YA!
21. I like to get dirty
22. I love camp fires especially with friends
23. I want a simple life...easier said than done sometimes
24. I'm a pack rat...just ask scotty
25. I went through hunters education class when I was like 10 yrs old? (or sooner??)

Strawberry Jam

Talan has always been such a good eater. He eats avocados, oatmeal...almost anything-but he doesn't eat very much...he's our little bird! Lately his favorite thing is Low-sugar Strawberry Jam!! He wants it on EVERYTHING! He also has recently loved green salad and dip the lettuce into ranch or at least that was until two days ago when he wanted to dip his lettuce in jam-yes, jam...he has dipped a mini corn dog in his jam as well as adding jam to celery like I do peanut butter. I am sure like everything else this phase will fade...

I can do it!

As most of you know McKenna turned "1" last Friday and well...she doesn't roll over from her back to stomach without some encouragement! Don't get me wrong it's been a blessing in terms of her sleeping. She lays on her back in the crib and kicks her legs and talks to herself, then falls asleep. Today after her nap I heard her talking to herself and then suddenly I heard her mobile music on which meant one of two things her legs kicked it and turned it on which she has only done once in the whole year or she sat up and turned it on! So I rush up to her room and there she is standing at the side rail talking away!! We were so excited for her!! Until bed time...she laid down great like normal and then soon enough I here her crying awfully-and there she is standing up! I am excited for her to roll over on her own free and will now...but not too ready for this new adventure!

Monday, February 2, 2009

A bad day!!

Yesterday...Sunday-I thought started out great. Scotty had a meeting at church and wasn't sure when he would be getting back before church so I thought I better get ready early and start getting the kids ready so we didn't feel so rushed. The morning went great! Kids were both in good moods and we were all able to get ready and scotty came home earlier than we thought ;) For once I didn't feel rushed to get to church. If you know me I tend to be a little bit of a procrastinator but it feels so good to just be prepared especially for a day I want to be relaxed. So we get to church and due to the construction of a new building we have church inside one of the Universities buildings. Our first meeting is in an auditorium setting which can be difficult when you have kids and may need to get up because crying, need to go potty...Scotty always says, "To be early is to be on time, to be on-time is to be late, and to be late is unacceptable" I think is a good philosophy but sometimes being early isn't to our advantage. When we are early to our first meeting we usually have to move toward the that's what happened. McKenna wouldn't take a nap before church so she was getting restless and Talan was just whining!! By the end of the first hour I was ready to go home-and scotty could tell but I knew going home wouldn't make things better even if I thought it might-so I said we needed to stick around and go to the rest of our classes. Which I am glad we did. Did I feel completely happy and back to normal, no, but I was uplifted. A light bulb came on- I think this is a concept we are all aware of but sometimes I need it spelled out to apply. "The Lord is not going to do things for you that you can do for yourself." Someone gave a great example about the rising up of Lazarus. Jesus had the people their do everything they could do for themselves-show Jesus where the tomb was, open the tomb, unwrap Lazarus...but Jesus did all the things they were incapable of doing-rising Lazarus from the dead.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

**Wonderful Day**

Today started out hectic but ended great. We were lucky to be invited to attend my cousin Jerome's sealing to his wife Kelsie and their little boy Hayden. Everyone invited went through an endowment session first, which they had so many family and friends come to support that we filled up a room 50+ people! Then after the session we all went straight to the sealing room for them to be sealed. It was really special to see everyone in their temple clothes. It's such a great feeling to know that we are sealed for all Eternity and will be with our families forever. I was really moved the most when they brought in their little boy to be sealed to them!! It was so special to see the three of them together...the spirit was so strong. I feel so fortunate to live so close to the temple. Scotty and I took more advantage of the situation last year-each of us went weekly by ourselves. This semester we have not done as well...It was great to spend time with family. We will surely miss everyone if/when we move!

Friday, January 30, 2009

First Swim Meet

Today was my first swim meet!! I was sooo....incredibly nervous today! turned out ok. I participated in the 200 medley relay-freestyle leg and the 50 yd freestyle. I think I swam better during the relay since it was the first event and first heat! My time for the 50 freestyle was 50:52. So for any of you swimmers out there...that's not the greatest ;0) I am reminded that it just means I have ALOT of room to improve!! It's great though, my team and friends were very supportive and positive so I had a good experience! Go Titans!!

McKenna's 1st Birthday!

I attempted to make Kenna's great birthday cake...I thought it turned out could have been better but I liked it. It definitely doesn't compare to my sisters master pieces! She is the baker of the family!
Good morning!! It was cute we decorated the living room and kitchen with streamers and balloons. Talan has anticipated this day all week. When he woke up this morning and went downstairs then I heard him walking upstairs and this was the conversation:
Talan- "dang it..."
Mom- whats wrong?
T-It's Kenna's Birthday tomorrow!
M-no, it's today.

T-today? YA, lets go mom-get Kenna...happy birthday Kenna!!!

Kenna was so excited! She didn't want to even open her presents-all she would look at was the cake! Once we put the cake in front of her she went to town eating it like crazy and laughing!!!

Talan ate his cupcake and wanted he started to grab for Kenna's cake and she gave him 'THE LOOK"

She ate more than I could imagine-we were curious to see how she would feel late ;) Well as she was winding down she started to scratch at the inside of her left arm were she tends to have I was thinking since it was covered in frosting maybe it was irritating her skin so I wiped it down then started to notice she was getting hives on her wrists as well! So-we decided to end the festivities of eating cake and gave her some benadryl and a good bath! It did the trick. By the time she was done bathing her arms looked alot better...this poor girls skin is so sensitive! We had a great day celebrating McKenna and can't believe how fast her first year went! We love you Kenna cakes!