Friday, September 30, 2011

Kennedy turned 2!!!

Last Monday, September 19th, our little girl turned 2!! I cannot believe it...this year has flown by! Kennedy is so much fun; I love this age! Her vocabulary is incredible...I feel like I can have complete conversations with her now. I love hearing what she will say next, yesterday I was coughing and she said "You okay mommy?" was so sweet and today while we were out on a walk around the dairy she bent over and told Will "Will-Will (as she calls him), daddy going to take Kennedy on the tractor!" - it was so funny! She is so sweet and loving, and very independent; everything is "no, I do it"! She still loves to snuggle, which I am very happy about. She is starting to show an interest in the "potty". She loves Dora and Team Umizoomi and hates daddy's shows (if Paul's watching sports she says "no daddy ball!" - hilarious!). She loves to play and is absolutely obsessed with being outside. She continues to love books, but typically the same ones over and over. She loves to color and play with stickers. She is very smart and I feel you can actually reason quite well with her for a 2 year old :-). She is a great sleeper. She eats ANYTHING, we have yet to find something she doesn't like. She's got serious dance moves and isn't afraid to show them! She is just so much fun to be around...everyday she does something that brings a smile to our faces.

We also took her to the doctor for her 2-year check up this week; here are her stats, quite the opposite of Will:
Height - 34.5" (61st percentile)
Weight - 24 lbs. 12 oz. (16th percentile)
Head Circumference - 89th percentile

We had a few people over to celebrate her birthday with us; here are some pictures....

Brodhead High School's Homecoming Parade

Last Friday Kennedy participated in the Brodhead HS's Homecoming parade with her day care, and she loved it!! You could tell she didn't know quite what to make of it, but was in total awe. She was having a great time, until she saw me snapping some pictures and then she wanted off! Poor thing, I felt so bad making her stay, but her day care teacher reassured me that she was done crying as soon as I was out of sight.

It was so neat to be a part of the parade and the homecoming festivities...there is something very special about a small town and the support everyone shows around here.

Riddles & Rhymes' first float...can you see Kennedy?

There she is!!

Uh-oh, she saw me?!

Riddles' second float

and their 3rd!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

MORE CATCHING UP!! On our last trip to California we....

went to Huntington Beach for Jillian's Bachelorette Party...
The invitations for the weekend...setting the "nautical" theme :-)

Night 1 - hung out at the hotel and waited for everyone to arrive and then hit the bars in Huntington!

Jillian and her Maid & Matron of Honor

Jillian and her future sister-in-law, Tracy

Night 2 - took a bike ride to Huntington to eat at 25 Degrees...then biked ALL the way (40 minutes one-way) to Newport to hit the bars there! We had couple casualties along the way...not naming names, but Marin and Caitlin you guys were troopers :-)!

The bride-to-be in her bachelorette gear.

the ride to Huntington...

the crew....Allison, Nancy, Courtney, Joanne, Nancy, Diana, Caitlin, Brooke, me, Jillian, Marin, Tracy and guys were so much fun!

Dinner at 25 Degrees

Shots, shots, shots shots!!

The late night gang...

the koozies for the weekend

This picture says it all! A great time was had by everyone!!

went to Trisha's Bridal Shower in Rohnert Park...
The bride-to-be opening her gifts.

Jenny working on her ribbon bouquet.

It was such a nice shower!

me and Mason

went to Vegas for Trisha's Bachelorette Party...
The bride-to-be!!

She made lots of other "bachelorette" buddies along the way :-)

Rain...the first night! I've never "fist-pumped" so much in one night!!

Maryann & Jenny

Dinner...night 1!!

the crew...Kim, Sharon, me, Alex, Maryann, Trisha, Amber, Brianna, Jenny and Andrea!! Thanks for a great weekend...I had a blast!!

went to Jillian's Bridal Shower in Tulare...
Jillian and the hostesses (Julie, Allison and Tawni)

Kennedy (not so happy) and Oma

Jillian & some of the bridal party (Allison, me, Caitlin, Tracy and Marin)

went to Allison and Kamryn's shower in Hanford...
The Dr. Seuss decorations were awesome!!

Tante Caitlin, Kennedy, Will and Tante J

Kennedy loved all the bows Kamryn got!!

The family....Oma, Kamryn, Tante J, Kennedy, Tante Caitlin, Will, me and TT

Saturday, September 17, 2011

2 Months...

On August 24th, Will turned 2 months!! He has turned a major corner as far his colic goes and is a much happier baby now. He is talking and cooing and loves to smile and interact with everyone!

Here are his 2 month stats.....
Height - 24" (87%)
Weight - 12.4 lbs (66%)
Head Circumference - 40.9 cm (74%)