Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Xmas photos

Thanks to Susan from Shabby Shutter Studio for coming over and your willingness to capture my sweeties for our Xmas card. I know you prefer shooting outdoors, but I think they turned out great! Looking forward to many more photo shoots with you in the future!Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas!! Sending love to our family & friends that we won't see over the holidays. Miss & love you!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Brrrrr...its cold!

Boy is it COLD!! I guess you never look forward to winters in Chicago, but we are making the best of it and looking forward to Christmas! Lots of fun to report...

Kennedy started (and ended) dance class on Sat. Let's just say she was more interested in doing her "own thing"! It was pretty hilarious to watch, but I don't think the teacher was very eager to keep her in the class. That's ok! We'll find another dance class or try something new! Here she is in her leotard!
We had a successful visit with Santa this year. Kennedy was so excited in line and jumped right into Santa's lap to tell him she wants a pink bicycle helmet for Christmas! Cameron resting up for his first visit with Santa!
A picture...of the picture! (Let wouldn't let us use our cameras)
Mimi bought Kennedy a gingerbread kit, so we assembled and decorated it. Well, I assembled and decorated while Kennedy ate frosting and candy!
Kennedy, Cameron & Blabla. Bla likes to be swaddled like Cameron now!Our sweet boy...just hanging out on the floor next to Mommy while she works!Still waiting on the results of our holiday photo shoot of the kids. Fingers crossed we got one! We're getting ready for Christmas in St Louis. Can't wait!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Happy Babies!

Every day, I struggle with the house being a mess, dishes in the sink and laundry to be folded. I don't know how moms out there keep things so put together! But, then I take a look at my sweet babies and realize that it will all get done sooner or later (probably later!), and I should just enjoy my kids!!

Kennedy and I had a movie date on Sunday. We went to see Tangled and she LOVED it! She sat in awe the whole time and when it was over, she said "MORE MORE MORE"!
Its crazy to see how much she has changed since her first movie in June! My little girl is getting so big!
Cameron is probably the best baby EVER! We had a rough start the first month or so, but he is so happy and content now. He eats, he plays and he sleeps. I am a very lucky Momma!What's this dog doing in my face?!!This shirt came from my office friends. Very silly!!

We are attempting the Christmas photos this week. Wish us luck!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

This year, I am thankful for...

My wonderful family! Two beautiful, healthy babies, a great husband and a "Lucky" dog. Two houses (ha ha) and everything we need. Life is good!Here's Cameron's 1 and 2 month photos. Month one, he wasn't too sure about the camera. Month two, he's all smiles! Thanks to my friend MM for the adorable stickers! What a great idea!Here's some photos of Kennedy enjoying her Mickey Mouse pancakes at breakfast after church. I can't get her to pose for pictures anymore!
And we can't forget Mr. Lucky. You're still our baby too!!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Dora & Boots

So...what came in the mail last week? My new camera adapter - FINALLY! I know I have a lot to catch up on, but for now, here's a pic of Dora & Boots from Halloween. Kennedy would not pose for a picture so this was the best I could get. After battling a bad cold for a few days, she was very excited to get out of the house and go "trick or treating"!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Happy Boy!

Does this look like the face of a little boy that keeps Mommy up all night?!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

1 month already?

WOW! I thought time flew by when I had one baby, but it goes even faster with TWO! Cameron will be ONE MONTH old tomorrow, and its amazing how much our lives have changed in such a short time. He is such a beautiful and sweet boy. Having some sleeping issues at night, but I guess that's to be expected with a newborn. Kennedy loves her baby brother and is very sweet with him! Most of the time, she doesn't bother with him, but every so often she gives him a kiss or runs over to check on him. All in all, we are doing very well and feel so blessed to have two happy and healthy children.

We had some landscaping installed this week, and the installer told us about his 14 yr old daughter that passed away last year from H1N1 (this week is the anniversary). Kennedy had been running around the front yard (not listening) and I was getting very frustrated with her. The guy said to me, "Oh, I remember those days!" I paused for a moment and realized how fortunate we are!

I know there is a lot more to report, but there is also a sink full of dishes and a laundry room full of dirty clothes! I hope to keep this blog updated more in the future, so stay tuned for updates on our little ones!

Here are pictures from our latest photo shoot....Enjoy!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Its a BOY!

We are very excited to announce the arrival of our son, Cameron Matthew! He arrived on 9/9 at 7:40pm. A big boy (like his sister)...8lbs, 10oz and 22 inches. Everyone is home and doing great! Kennedy was SO happy to meet her little brother!!

Will post some pictures soon, but in the meantime, you can check out Cameron's hospital photoshoot at Click on "view my photos" and password is 0909cameronjohnson

We are very blessed!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Did you think we forgot about the blog?!!

We didn't! Things have been a little hectic with moving, but we are finally (somewhat) settled in our new house! Just in time too...Baby #2 is coming this week! If he/she doesn't come on their own, I'll be induced on Friday. We are very excited to meet our new addition!! Stay tuned for updates.

What has Miss Kennedy been up to? Lots of fun! She has a new PINK room and sleeps in a BIG GIRL BED! She started a new school last week and loves it. The other day when I picked her up, I asked her if she liked her new school. She said, "Yes, thank you Mama!" She has been having a ball playing with her cousins, now that we live so close. She says she is ready for her new brother or sister, but I don't think she has any clue what's coming. I know she will be a wonderful big sister when the baby arrives!

I wish I could post all the great pictures I have taken, but I still don't have a camera adapter. I ordered a new one, I swear, but when it came, it was not compatible with my camera :( So...we wait for the new one to arrive. In the meantime, here are a few cute pictures that I took with my phone...

Monday, July 26, 2010

2 year photos

Kennedy turns 2 on Wednesday...can you believe it? I can't! Last week, we were lucky enough to have her 2 year photos taken by our favorite photographer. Alicia - you are AMAZING!! Thank you again for capturing these special moments!! Check out pics on her blog at

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Fun at the Lake!

We took our annual trip to the Lake of the Ozarks to spend the 4th with Matt's family. It was a LONG drive but worth it! We had a wonderful time, and Kennedy had a BLAST! She loved riding on the boat and swimming in the lake. These pictures are from my phone, but I think you'll be able to see how much fun she had! Here she was...just one year ago!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I can't believe she's almost 2!!!

Its unbelievable that Kennedy will be 2 in a month! WOW, how the time flies. Every day is an adventure with her. She is so dramatic (not sure where she gets that!) and amazes me with her words and imagination.

Great news...I think we may have FINALLY parted with the pacifer! Luckily, while I was out of town, Mimi put her to bed without the "pai" (as Kennedy likes to call it) and we haven't seen it since. Whew, thanks Mimi! Here's some fun pics from the past week or so...

Kennedy and Matt made a visit to my office, and we took Kennedy to the Disney store. She found this Minnie Mouse and dragged it around the entire store...sorry Minnie!
Then she found the matching Mickey, and we knew we were in trouble! Luckily, we left with a smaller Mickey and Goofy to add to her collection.
Hanging out with Cooper (or Poopah as Kennedy calls him) at Max's baseball game.
Getting a few groceries at Trader Joes.
Playing in the pool with Mr. Lucky Dog.

Taking a break in the shade!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

First MOVIE!

For Father's Day, Matt wanted to take Kennedy to the movies. I thought it was a little risky, but we did it! Kennedy was so excited! "Movies Daddy, Movies - Toy Story!" We got to the theatre for the 10:30am showing of Toy Story 3, only to find out that it didn't start until 11:30 (oops to me!)

So...we bought our tickets and then killed an hour. She wasn't as excited when we arrived back at the theatre, but that all changed when the big bag of popcorn arrived and I let her hold my large cherry icee! She loved sitting in the seat by herself and was amazed by the big screen and all the previews. She almost made it through the whole movie, but melted down about 5 minutes before it ended. All in all, it was a great time, and I think we can try it again (just make sure Dad double checks the movie time!)
Happy Father's Day to my loving husband and Kennedy's wonderful Daddy! And Happy Father's Day to my Dad and father-in-law. Love you all!