Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Happy Father's Day- Maki fam style

Today we are celebrating Father's Day! Seeing as Father's Day this year was in the middle of our crazy month of June, and it was Magnolia's birthday, and she was sick most of the day, it just did not feel like a very big tribute to a wonderful daddy! So, I decided that we would have Father's Day today! So, even though this is a little late, I just want everyone to know how lucky Magnolia is to have such an amazing dad! I can honestly say that the best parts of my day are when Magnolia sees David and watching her face and eyes light up and hearing her say "da da!!!!!" Oh so cute! (I think I will like it just as much when she says "ma ma!" for me!!) Anyway, Happy (late) Father's Day to the best husband and father! We love you!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Winter Park, Colorado

We were lucky enough to be invited to Winter Park, Colorado by our dear friend's Scott, Heidi and Will. We had such a great time! We were able to stay in their condo and we so appreciate the fantastic weekend! Magnolia got to spend lots of time with her friend Will, who is 5 months old. He is such a cutie! Here are some pics of the great weekend. Thank you so much Scott and Heidi!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Toilet Paper Fun

Magnolia has had lots of fun playing with toilet paper these last few days. I do believe we have her pappa to thank for showing her the joy of toilet paper! When we were visiting David's family in Wisconsin Bob gave Magnolia a whole roll of toilet paper for her to play with. Since then, she has been obsessed with the stuff and sneaks into any bathroom every chance she can to pull the toilet paper off the roll!

Sunday, July 19, 2009


We got back a few days ago from our trip to see David's family in Wisconsin. We had a great time, even though the weather was a bit cool and rainy. Magnolia got to see many faces at a family reunion and got to play with her cousins Isabella, Daphne and Sully. She also got to play with MyKayla and Mitchael, her second cousins. It was so much fun to be able to have Magnolia spend so much time with family. Magnolia was able to go swimming, go for a pontoon ride, go on a golf cart, eat creme brule and go on other fun adventures.

Friday, July 10, 2009

First Week in Denver

We have had a very eventful first week in Denver! Magnolia had her 1 year doctors appointment. She is very healthy and happy and was such a brave girl getting her shots. She weighs 22.5 lbs and is 30 1/2 in long and her head is still off the charts big. As for some other exciting times this week our jeep broke down on Sunday while we were at the grocery store. Magnolia thought that it was so cool because she got to see a tow truck and a taxi up close and personal. She also got to ride in a rental car for a day so she thought she was pretty hot stuff. We also all had the flu and I must say that Magnolia was such a trooper! She was the first one to get it on the 4th of July so unfortunately she missed seeing the fireworks. When David and I had it she was so sweet and played nicely and watched a movie so that David and I could lay on the couch and exert as little energy as possible. We owe her big for that! :)
These pictures are us getting settled in our house. Magnolia is amazed because we have a tv in our kitchen so on special occasions she gets to watch a program while sitting in her highchair (those special occasions have been when I really need to get stuff organized and put away without the help of little fingers taking it all back out!). I also included a picture of David and Magnolia eating our first meal in our new house.
We are headed to Wisconsin tomorrow to see David's family so there wont be any new posts for a few days. After this trip I promise to get back into the groove of blogging on a very regular basis. :)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Minnesota part 2

Here is the second half of the trip! After the wedding and birthday we headed to my parents lake cabin for some summer time fun! We went swimming, went and played at a couple of parks, went for a boat ride and got to play with Magnolia's cousins! Magnolia also got to have a lot of "firsts" as far as food goes. She got to have her first piece of candy, soda, ice cream and pork. Her uncle Matt was so excited to give her some "real meat." I hate to admit it, but she loved it! I was very grossed out seeing my little peanut eating pork, but I guess I have to let go sometime! :)

Minnesota- part 1

Here is a slide show of Magnolia first week and a half in Minnesota. She was such a good little traveler! We got to Minneapolis on June 10th and went straight down to Owatonna to help my dear friend Mariah get ready for her wedding and to throw her a bridal shower. After spending 4 days there Magnolia and I headed up to Duluth to hang out with the Delp family. They are now raising chickens so Magnolia had a blast with the baby chicks. She especially liked it because she loves to make the sound of a chicken and this was the first time that she could talk with a real chick! Thank you so much to Syd and Eli for helping Magnolia feel right at home! They made a play room for her full of slides, stuffed animals and many new toys to explore!
After a very relaxing time in Duluth we headed to the cities and saw some friends. The next day we got to drive to the airport and pick up David for the weekend! We headed back down to Owatonna for Mariah's wedding and for Magnolia's birthday.
The second part of our Minnesota adventure will be up shortly!