August 18, 2007

Happy 2nd Birthday!

Filed under: Ages,Kenzie,Photos — Norris @ 11:17 pm

Finally… pictures from Mackenzie’s 2nd birthday party!

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Insights from Daddy

Filed under: Kenzie — Norris @ 6:02 am

Now that Mackenzie has survived two years of my attempt at fatherhood, I have decided to share a few insights from the many lessons I have learned.

  1. Do not fall asleep on the couch with a baby napping on your chest. One of you will probably roll onto the floor. Hope it’s not both of you.
  2. Do not lift a baby over your head to check the diaper while standing under a ceiling fan.
  3. Do not inspect the poop in the diaper. You only need to know what grapes look like before you eat them.
  4. Do not walk faster than your child while holding her hand without being prepared to clean a scraped knee.
  5. Do not allow the rock your child placed in your left hand to get mixed in with peanuts in your right.
  6. Do not let your child eat new foods without your wife’s approval. Ever hear of peanut allergies?
  7. Do not let your child run around naked unless you have towels and/or a mop handy.
  8. Do not leave expensive electronics or camera gear in your child’s reach unless you are prepared to either do without or replace them.
  9. Do not attempt to carry a baby and a laundry basket down stairs at the same time.

God watches out for little children as well as their parents.

August 4, 2007

Plug free

Filed under: Kenzie — Norris @ 9:59 pm

Somewhere around 6 months old, Mackenzie started leaving her pacifier in the bed. Other than night and naps… and car trips…  she has been fine without it.

Today’s nap time was the first without any of these green pieces of rubber. Tonight it continues. She finally settled down and is asleep. We’ll see how it goes when she wakes up in the middle of the night and can’t find her usual source of comfort.

UPDATE: We made it through the weekend…Pacifier FREE!!!!!