Saturday, August 28, 2010

The big move

We moved on August 13th and things have been pretty busy since then. We are trying to settle into our new normal. Easier said than done for the kiddos. Especially Makenna. She has had a rough time adjusting. Every little thing just sets her off. Super whiny, super clingy, and very demanding of my time and attention. I know this change is very tough. Big changes in her life do not go over well. I know why and so I try to be understanding and patient. I am sure I don't succeed sometimes but I am making an effort.

On a brighter note we are exploring our new area and that is exciting. I am sad to leave my hometown and all that is familiar but finding new favorite things together as a family is fun.

Some current new favorites for us: beautiful blue skies and no humidity, Dicamillo's Bakery (yum), living close to water, Wegmans grocery store, Niagara Falls, and the Buffalo Zoo. I will keep everyone posted on getting settled. Here are a few pictures from the month.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Cousins and Grandparents

We had these pictures made with all the cousins on my side and my parents. Makenna is the youngest grandchild on this side but she did great! I just love these photos and these kids! I am going to miss them so much when we move. I hope for lots of visits with my parents, sisters, and all of these beautiful kiddos that are growing up way too fast.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Because I can't just tie Makenna up in order to get everything done for the move, we use lots of popsicles and other diversions. I know...I know. I should not bribe her with treats to get a few quiet minutes to make phone calls and such but do what you gotta do.

And how can you resist when she looks so cute eating it?