Monday, October 31, 2011


We had a great Halloween this year. The boys dressed up as lumberjacks and McKinley was an owl. My sister, Merilee, made the owl costume. They were all so cute!

Friday, October 28, 2011

seven months

Having a seven-month-old is such a hoot! This month Miss McKinley learned to sit up, got her first tooth, and even learned to play peek-a-boo. She is dressing up as a little owl for Halloween. Let's hope her lumberjack brothers don't destroy her habitat!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

six months

Wow, I can't believe McKinley is already six months old. She is such a cutie! She captivates people all around when we are out and about. She smiles at everyone. She giggles when you put your face really close to her. And she's got a new nickname: Thumper. She thumps her little chunky legs when she wakes up in her crib. It's so loud, we can hear the thumping from our bedroom.

McKinley started eating solids this month, and she has rolled over exactly once, which made her very mad and she decided never to do it again. When we put her on her tummy she stretches her arms and legs up and out and looks like a little weeble-wobble. She is very grabby and likes to put everything in her mouth, especially anything made with fabric.

First bite of baby cereal before and after! She wasn't impressed.

Look at those cheeks!

Our little Weeble-Wobble! 

We just had another ultrasound and checkup with her doctor, and got great news: The McKidney is doing great and she got a clean bill of health. Hooray!