Sunday, July 08, 2007

Long Holiday Weekend

This holiday weekend was a fun one in that I was able to take a few days off to spend with my family. Since I was home, we took this opportunity to put some of Makenna's things away, because the little one is not so little anymore! We're not quite sure of her exact weight, but we do know that she's getting up there, and getting there fast! So fast that her weight was making her swings "inoperable" so to speak. It would take them a little longer to gain enough momentum to even get started! From that, we decided it was time to retire both her large papa-san swing, as well as the portable folding swing. They've both served their purpose, but they've finally ran their course. Besides, neither one of them were holding her interest, let alone her weight!

And with that, we introduced Makenna to her new high chair. She actually has her 4 month appointment this Monday, and we're expecting the doctor to tell us that she's ready to begin with some solid foods or rice cereal. It seems that she's not getting quite as full as we'd like her to get after each feeding. If we start with the rice cereal, the high chair will come in handy. As you can see, she's quite fond of it already!

Marino is still taking the over-protective role when it comes to being with Makenna. He seems more aware of anything or anyone that's around the perimeter of the house, and even barks at squirrels as they make their way across the street. He loves to kiss Makenna's feet, hands, and even her face whenever we're not looking, although we try not to let him do so much. In this pic, they've got a little staredown going.

Apparently, I wasn't fast enough to catch him, but immediately after this picture was taken, Marino decided to wash Makenna's face, much to little Kenna's dismay. Oh well, nothing but brotherly love right?

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