Monday, July 27, 2009

Kennedy turns 1 today!

I wrote this post last night, thinking about what we were doing exactly one year ago. Matt and I were at Northside Hospital, waiting for our little one to arrive. We sat in that room for an entire day...waiting and waiting and waiting. Until finally, at 5:38pm, Kennedy Grace arrived! From that moment on, our lives would never be the same. Our little girl is the most amazing gift we could ever imagine. We love you, dolly girl...Happy 1st Birthday!

Here's a quick glimpse at the past year!

My new wheels!

Kennedy's friends suprised her with some new wheels the other night. She has been riding it around the house for the past two days. Thanks everyone...she LOVES it!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Countdown to the BIG DAY!!

5 days until Kennedy turns ONE! I can't believe it!! Every day brings something new...

Her new favorite way to drink...out of a straw. This one might be a little too big!
Eating spaghetti the other night. They weren't real spaghetti noodles, but don't tell her!
And a new place to play...the dishwasher. (I think Carsen showed her this trick!)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Remembering our wonderful friends!

A year ago, we lost our wonderful friends, Tex and Dakota. There isn't a day that goes by that we don't think about them and miss them. We wish that Kennedy could have met them. I tell her about them all the fun and silly they were. We point to their picture in her room every night, and it makes me feel like she understands. They will always be our first "babies", and I know they are now our angels, watching over us from heaven. We love you boys, and miss you SO VERY MUCH!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Weekend with the Dennett Family!

The Dennett's came to visit this past weekend, and (of course) we had a BLAST! Kennedy and Carsen finally got to spend time together. They were hilarious. Carsen loves to show affection, and Kennedy was the lucky recipient of all his hugs and kisses! Don't worry, Matt was ok with it!
Friday night, the four of us went out and left the kids at home. Its been so long since we all had dinner together...too long! Travis named the "best ever" fried chicken at South City Kitchen. As you can see...he REALLY liked it!

Carsen snuck out on the splash pad while Kennedy was sleeping. The water was a little cold, but he still had a good time. I think he was missing Kennedy though! They made up for it by taking a bath together before bed.
Sadly, they went back home on Monday. On the way to airport, we stopped for lunch, where Travis had the "best ever" fried chicken sandwich. Hope to see you again soon...hopefully when little Chloe arrives. Thanks for coming...we miss you!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pictures from our trip!

We made it back from our trip! We were gone for 2 whole weeks, but it went so fast! We had such a great time visiting with our families. WARNING...there are a lot of pictures in this post, so ENJOY!

Kennedy in her carseat on the way to the lake. Her first boatride!
Hanging out with Maddy & Kenzie. Kennedy LOVED them, and they all had so much fun together!Playing in the much fun!Kennedy and Mama!Kennedy loved bottle time with Grammie J and misses her already!Onto from Kennedy's birthday party at Mimi and Pops.

The cute bug cupcakes that Aunt Shel made (well, kind of!) They were yummy!Special cakes for Kennedy, Cooper & Claudia.Eating and playing with cake...for the first time!I was waiting to see what Maw and the crew would get for Kennedy. Of course, an inflatable jumper...every kid needs one! Can't wait to get it home and PLAY!!! Our trip wouldn't have been a success without Blah Blah. She was a hit with everyone. Here she is on the plane ride home...