Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Why can't I feed myself?

"Seriously, Mommy...why can't I feed myself again?" I think these were actually the words Kensley was thinking when I kept telling her, "No! Let Mommy do it!" So I thought it would be a good idea to get my daughter dressed and ready for our dinner guests tonight. Weird how I would think it would be okay to get her dressed to go to the store. When we got back home from the grocery, we immediately went to the highchair for some carrots and applesauce. I had a bib on her, thank God, because today was the day that she thought she would feed herself. I mean why not...she is 7 months old! The words, "No, I can do it!" are starting to linger in my head...oh the joy!

So we start with carrots; vegetables before fruit and about the 3rd bite, she begins putting her fingers in her mouth and sucking on them after every single bite....I mean EVERY single bite! Nevermind I have dinner guests coming in 3 hours and I really need to begin preparing the meal. So, in the fingers went and out came the carrots. Nice! Does orange go well with pink? So she, nonetheless, thinks this is funny and it has now turned into a game! Seriously, no means no! Well it wasn't enough that she was putting her fingers in her mouth. She was determined to get the spoon from my hands and place it ever so elegantly in her mouth as well. The words, "No, I can do it!" again start to creep in my head.

So...you'd think that would be enough, but it's not. She has discovered her highchair has a "seatbelt" that Mommy doesn't use. So...why not play with it with her carrot covered fingers? Oh and the dog happens to be on one side of her highchair making some sort of noise. Why not lean over and look at the dog? I mean Mommy doesn't have anything else to do. Oh and she leans with carrots all over her face...her shoulder happens to be right by her mouth covered with carrots, and I struggle with her to turn her head back towards me away from her shoulder so we can get through the jar of carrots and hopefully avoid a mess of orange carrots on her pink shirt!

So after our fun time learning how to feed ourself and not listen to Mommy, I'll end with what James so nicely told me, "That'll learn ya!"

Seriously, I really can't feed myself?!

Is he here yet??

Before Leslie and Terry's lives become extremely hectic with a new little one, we decided to have dinner with them. Kensley is anxiously awaiting the arrival of her new boyfriend. We thought we would get a few pictures of her sitting on top of Noah before he even gets here. She has such a big smile in the pictures...we think she is already touching his butt! :) Oh what the future holds!

Leslie looks great at 38 weeks! We are so excited for our future playdates with Noah...we just need him to get here!

Playtime with Addie!

Kensley just lights up when Addie comes to play. She really enjoys watching Addie get into everything all the while she is desperately wishing she could do the same thing. I love to have Addie around because after she is gone, we find Kensley has picked up all kinds of new moves and sounds. It's like having our very own teacher at our beckon call!
Addie couldnt get close enough to Kensley. You can't quite tell in this picture, but she is literally sitting on Kensley's leg here.
So, I've had this wrapped since Christmas for Kensley...obviously it is a toy that wasn't needed when she was 2 weeks old. It is a little stroller that she can walk behind. The girls ABSOLUTELY love to tear paper up, so I thought it would be a fun way to entertain them for a little while.
Addie thought it would be easier if she sat on top of the box to tear off the paper!

We had a great time visting with Uncle Sean, Aunt Megan, and Addie. Can't wait for our next playdate!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

More Georgia Fun!

Her first time sitting on the horse!
Daddy and Kensley petting the other horse, Shiloh!

Just hanging around in the barn.

After we had fun at the barn, we took time out to go on the boat. She didn't waste anytime taking her nap...She's my little mummy!!

Ok, so we thought we'd better uncover her face...

Playing on her own.

She was able to take time out from playing to pose for Mommy!

And she even had time to pose with Daddy!

Play time is over...it's time to get down to business and drive the boat!

Driver change...

And here is our infamous picture we take every year on the porch right before we leave. It is bittersweet to take this picture because it means our trip has come to an end...until next year!

Thanks again, Aunt Jo, for such a fun time as always. We were so glad to take Kensley to your house for the first of many trips!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Waverunners, boats, and horses..oh my!

We had such a fun time while visiting my Aunt Jo in Georgia. We never want to leave and we are so happy to have Kensley join in on our family tradition of our annual trip to the lake!
Kensley's ready for bed...but she had to take a quick trip in her buggy!

Look at those sleepy eyes!

First time on the waverunner! She was such a good sport. She later got on with my dad and was falling asleep!!!

Her first trip to the horses!! She absolutely loved the horses. Her Great Great Aunt Jo was thrilled to find out how much she loved meeting her horse, Frosty.

I was soo excited to take her to see the horses. I was taken to see Aunt Jo's other horse, Nick, when was I was just a little bit older than Kensley. It was so neat to be able to take Kensley.

My lil' baby doll!

James is constantly telling me that I treat Kensley like a baby doll...always dressing her in different outfits, having photo shoots, fixing her hair with different ribbons and bows. Sorry, Daddy...this is what it's like to have a little girl, I guess!