Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Kennedy's First Soccer Lesson

John and I were back in Charleston for Kennedy's 2nd birthday. But before her party on Saturday we got to take her to her first soccer lesson.

John was pretty active in the lesson. The kids (and John) hopped across the field. Skipped back. Ran across and dribbled back.

Toward the end the coach put jersey's on them, creating 2 teams and they actually played.

Kennedy didn't really have a clue yet what was going on, but her team won!!

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Babysitting Kennedy all Weekend!

It finally happened! At 22 months of age, Kennedy's parents left her overnight! And not just one night, but 2!!

Brittany was turning 30 and she and Dan went to Hilton Head for the weekend to celebrate.

And John and I went to Charleston to stay with Baby K!

We decided to do whatever K wants to do....Friday night she wanted to go to the Art Crawl downtown and loved all the art and people who wanted to meet her. She especially liked walking some of the beautiful side streets south of Broad because she loved to sit on every stoop, jump up and down on every man hole and touch every flower. Oh, and having Nana and Papa each take a hand and swing her over curbs.

On Saturday Kennedy wanted to take us to Charleston's Farmer's Market. How did she know it's one of my favorite things to do here? From there we walked to the "other" market looking for birthday presents for two of her great aunts. And even ran into people we knew!

Next we found a sunny spot for a picnic and then headed to the North Charleston Arts Fest where she watched a puppet show, checked out all kinds of art and made herself a bracelet with her name on it.
Needless to say her nap was a bit late today! When she got up she helped me make Avocado Pesto Spaghetti because she's expressed a strong interest in the vegetarian lifestyle!

Sunday was our last day of Kennedy being in charge of us! We went to their church that morning and then went to the Water Front park in Mount Pleasant for a walk. She suggested we stop at Trader Joe's since she knows we don't have one in Hickory. While there we picked up some flowers and wine to welcome her mommy and daddy home. And put some birthday balloons on their mailbox for good measure.

Monday we had a last breakfast with her before she went to daycare and we went home. Great weekend!

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Earth Day with Kennedy

Brittany brought Kennedy up for a short weekend which happened to fall on Earth Day.
So we started our Saturday at the Farmer's Market.

Next we went to a special program at the library where the band uses all recycled items.
And Kennedy danced!

Outside she focused on a simple dandelion.

Later we went out on the boat. More fresh air - and a much needed nap!

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Friday, April 7, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Parade and Block Party

North Charleston throws a huge block party for St. Patrick's Day. We took Kennedy to watch the parade. She waved to everyone in it!

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Teddy Bear Picnic in Charleston

We were lucky enough to be in Charleston for Kennedy's first Teddy Bear picnic. Held in the beautiful Hampton Park, there were hundreds of small children clutching their teddy bears, dancing to live music, having their faces painted and making fun little crafts. We hope to make this an annual event!

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Welcoming 2017

A bright and shiny year just waiting to be filled with exciting experiences!

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Friday, March 24, 2017

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