Sunday, April 3, 2016

A Flower Girl at 9 and a half Months

Kennedy was in her first wedding already!! She doesn't even walk yet, so rode down the aisle in a wagon.

The bride was a friend of my daughters and although my husband and I had been invited to the wedding we couldn't make it. I really would have liked to see it though. Brittany said Kennedy smiled the whole way down the aisle!

It takes a pretty secure bride (who is beautiful by the way) to let this little bundle of cuteness go first:

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Kennedy's First Easter

We just got back from nearly a week in Charleston over Easter. What a difference there is between eight and nine months! Kennedy is interacting and laughing and as busy as a little bee!

She loves to make noise: whether she's crinkling up plastic or paper, ripping pages out of magazines, scratching her nails across fabric or banging two items together (metal, wood, plastic - doesn't matter.)

And she's never still for more than a few minutes. She has a funny crawl, where she bends one leg up so she's kind of on her knee on one side and her foot on the other. We call it her crab crawl. Crazy, but she can move across the floor really fast doing it!

And there is nothing better than having her crawl up to you and sit with her arms up for you to lift her!
My heart melts every time!

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Kennedy is 8 months old already!

My beautiful little angel!

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Sweet Moment

John (who plays the piano really well) taught Brittany to play as she was going up. So while they were visiting overnight one Saturday last month he introduced Kennedy to the instrument.

And doesn't the one below look like she's saying, "Did I do good, Papa?"

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My Little Valentine

We got to spend most of Valentine's Day with Kennedy!

Brittany, Dan and Kennedy were going to the mountains with 3 other families from Thursday through Sunday that week and we had offered to come stay at their house to take care of the dogs. (And enjoy Charleston) We were originally going to leave Sunday afternoon before they got home until Brittany found out that daycare would be closed Monday due to Martin Luther King Day. So we stayed an extra day to sit for her. And THEN Monday Hickory got hit with ice so we stayed ONE MORE DAY!

Kennedy and I when we found out Hickory was iced in and I could stay one more day!!

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Monday, January 25, 2016

First Snow! Sort of.

We've been snowed in for three days here. Charleston meanwhile had a couple flakes in the air Saturday morning, so Brittany rushed to put Kennedy in her snow outfit (or two) and take her outside for the big event!

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Christmas Visit

Because we were with Brittany and Kennedy for Thanksgiving, I encouraged Brittany to visit Dan's family over the actual Christmas holiday again this year.

They were home by the day after and we arrived that evening!

It actually worked out well for an unexpected reason. Kennedy had had a cold for several days, but John and I had planned to keep her out of daycare that Monday to play with her anyway. After Brittany got off work that night she took Kennedy in to make sure it wasn't anything more serious, and it was. RSV. We were told to use an inhaler twice a day, a humidifier while she slept, give her lots of fluids and keep her out of daycare for a week. She was highly contagious!

So we kept her Tuesday, Dan was off Wednesday (the day we went home) and Brittany off Thursday through Sunday for the New Year's holiday. By the following Monday she was over it.

And I had a cold!

It was worth it though. Lucky for us she never really acted that sick. She's such a happy baby and it was a joy to be with her, quarantined or not!

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