Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Very Happy Birthday Party!!

So its only taken me half the week to sit and write up a blog on Kennedi's birthday party. It has been a long week. School started and we are all trying to get back into that routine, Kennedi is cutting some molars and they are giving her a hard time and she is also going through some sort of separation anxiety. I can not even walk upstairs or get in the shower without her pitching a fit. She wants to be held all the time. I am sure it will pass quickly and before I know it she wont want me to hold her anymore so I will enjoy it while it lasts.

Sunday we had a small party for Kennedi to celebrate the 1 year milestone. She was pretty funny and soaking up the attention. Both sets of grandparents were there as were two of her brothers. Chris tried to get his son Dakota up for the day but that did not work out. Maybe next year. My brother and sisters, nieces and nephews were also there to help celebrate and some friends. She got lots of wonderful things and she loves playing with all the new toys. I need to get some pictures of her in action soon.

Her cake was made by a friend of mine at church and was BEAUTIFUL! I so did not expect it to be as pretty and detailed as it was. I loved it and really did not even want to cut into it and ruin it but I know that would not fly. I will have to call on Michelle more often to make some cakes. Maybe I need a back to school cake soon. Oh and then a Labor Day cake.

Here is Kennedi's smash cake. Well would have been IF Kennedi smashed her hand, face or anything into it... but more on that later.

Here is the big cake for everyone else. It was a 2 tier (and heavy while sitting on my lap in the car). Oh it was so good. Remember you can click on the pictures to make them bigger and see the detail.

Avery is helping Kennedi to open her gifts. Kennedi lost interest in this quickly. She saw a toy and decided she would rather play with it than to open another one.

Here is Conner chillin out and talking to his cousin Austin.

Here is the loot...we are still trying to find places for all of it. I think we will be skipping Christmas this year!

This is a hat that my sister in law, Beth, made. I was so happy when I saw my nephew walk in with this in his hand. I love her hats!!

This toy was and still is a big hit with Kennedi.. THANKS AMANDA!! Kennedi loves this toy! She will close all the doors on it and then I have to open them. She laughs when I do and then closes them again. We will do this for an hour easily.

Kennedi looks so sweet in her rocking chair. She will sit and watch a little TV in it now. She has even mastered the art of rocking (which did not take her long to figure out).

I would post pictures of Kennedi all messy from the cake but she was so neat about it. She would stick a finger or two in the icing and eat it and then use the same fingers again. She got a piece of the cake off and she ate it neatly too. I was expecting her to be a complete mess but it was not much at all.

Well I think that is all. We were so fortunate to be able to celebrate with friends and family. It really turned in to wonderful day. Thank you all for coming to be apart of Kennedi's special day!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

12 month well check .....

Chris and I took Kennedi for her 12 month well check on Friday. We were not even thinking when we I was not even thinking when I made the appointment on her actual birthday. What a Happy Birthday huh??? Bad mommy...

She did great! The doctor told us she will be a late bloomer since her soft spot was still open. He said that and I heard Chris let out a big sigh of relief! Dr. J also told us that she is about 96% in height right now and with her being a late bloomer she will most likely be pretty tall. He said probably 5 ft 9in or taller. WOW!!

Kennedi got 3 shots on Friday and then they did a finger prick. The finger prick was to check iron since they are transitioning from the bottle to milk.

By the way... did I mention that the bottle is almost totally gone!?!?! I had said on her 1st birthday it was gone... well Kennedi had one bottle yesterday and so far none today. I had the rule with the boys that formula is in a bottle and milk in a cup. We started to transition her back in July and she has done wonderfully! I may even try to not give her the bedtime bottle (don't worry its not in the crib) tonight to see how she does.. Cross your fingers!!

Her stats were wonderful at her check...

12 months

height 31 3/4 inches
weight 21 lbs 12 oz

getting ready to get weighed

Kennedi giving kisses to the cute baby in the mirror

Kennedi and Daddy... Kennedi wont take her eyes off that cute baby in the mirror