Saturday, July 25, 2009

1st official pair of shoes

Since Kennedi is walking all over the place Chris and I decided it was time to get her fitted and get a real pair of shoes for her to wear. She has been wearing her little keds and sandals from time to time but she has not been fitted for a real pair. We took her to stride rite on Friday for their fall sale. When she was measured they told us she should try a 4 1/2. I was a little shocked since she has been wearing size 3. Bad Mommy!!

Daddy is sitting with Kennedi who is waiting to put on her new walking shoes.

Kennedi is looking at the sales girl thinking.. what are you doing to me?? I am not sure I want these things on my feet.

Oh I see, I am able to balance so much better with these on. Maybe they are not so bad after all.

Look Mommy, I'm a big girl now!!

Since we got the shoes Kennedi has been walking all over the place even better than before. She has not tried to take them off and has only untied them once. So far so good!!

New clean, white shoes... but not for long I am sure!!

After we got her shoes we took her to lunch. The boys missed out on this since they were still at home asleep when we left the house. I got Kennedi a quesadilla because that is what she always eats when we go to a Mexican restaurant but yesterday she decided that she did not want that. she wanted mommy's burrito.

The last few days...

The last few days at the beach were wonderful but may have been a little too quiet! Kennedi was running a fever for a few days. She cut a tooth while we were at the beach and was miserable. Even being miserable she was a trooper.

The water was warm and the sky was clear. The boys got to do a lot of skim boarding and some boogie boarding. I even got in the water a lot with them. One day it was pretty rough but the waves were fun. I was exhausted that evening! Summer of 08 I could not go in the water and have fun like I am used to doing. I was less than a month from my due date and I certainly did not want to give birth at the beach, let alone on the beach!

Kennedi is trying to tell me she is ready to start surfing.... I think I will make her wait a year or two.

Conner is having some sister time. Kennedi loves the time with her brothers.

My sister Barbie was able to have Kennedi sit still long enough to rock her to sleep on the beach. This is rare since Kennedi does not want to miss a thing!

My sisters and I took an evening and went down to the beach to take a few pictures together. Now I thought getting kids to cooperate long enough to get a good picture was hard. I think getting the three of us to have a decent picture taken was even worse! We had 3 cameras and ended up going down to the beach two different times only to find 2 or 3 pictures that were possibly decent enough to print out.

ok so this is not one of them.....

Here is just one of the might be a decent one. I personally did not like any of them but it pictures have inspired me to get my butt back into the gym!!!

With Kennedi having been sick the last few days I was really worried about the drive home. She was not the best traveller on the way up so I was sure we were in for a long ride on the way home. To my surprise, Kennedi was WONDERFUL! I may even have to say she was the best one of the three kids. OK, maybe not. The boys are great travelers and always have been.

I guess that wraps up the beach trip. It was uneventful in a good way! A relaxing almost two week trip that we already look forward to next year!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Just a few pictures from week 1.....

Since I have been so bad about update this past week I wanted to add some pictures. Chris had to go back to work today so last night we headed out for the 2 hour drive to the airport. I was so happy that I did not hit any traffic. The part I don't like is that as I was pulling into the driveway at the beach house I was getting a text from Chris saying that he had landed in Atlanta.

He has never been away from Kennedi this long but at least he has work to keep him busy... for the next 19 days straight... UGH!!

The boys are a little bummed since summer is just about over. When we get home they start school less than 2 weeks later. I think we need an extended summer... I am so not ready for the kids to go back. I really love having them home with me all day long. I think they are going to have trouble leaving Kennedi. It is unbelievable to see them with her and to see how much they adore her (and how much she loves them!!).

The first week we had 2 houses and they were both filled with people. At one time I think it was 25 people we had. With that many here we were still missing a few...
and then we took one of the just the grand kids and great grand kids. Once again we were missing a few.

Conner and Avery have become really good at the skim board the past few years. I get a little nervous with the many broken bones we have had but they seem to bounce pretty good on the sand when they go down... here they are posing before hitting the water.

For a few days Kennedi was not sure of the sand or the water. Of course on Chris' last day she started to walk into the water... yes I said WALK... She has become quite good since we have been here. Here are a few of her playing in the sand and water....

Chris and Kennedi got to spend a lot of time together this week. I think they both really enjoyed it.. I love the picture of the two of them on the beach. It is probably one of my favorite pictures of the two of them.

Of course we had to take the token family picture on the beach.. YUCK!! The sun was out and shining so we all had our eyes squinted pretty badly... but a few turned out great!

Chris looking very relaxed.... I think he needs to take a week off more often!!

and to end this update, here is one of the 3 babies of the family. Meredith and Ryan are great grands and then of course Kennedi is a grand.....