Sunday, June 20, 2010


We are excited to announce that we are expecting our second baby in December. We are now 3 months along (13 weeks). Our actual due date is December 23rd. It is interesting because my due date was that same day. We are trying to get Kennedie ready, but it will still be an adjustment for her when we bring the baby home. We can't wait to find out what we are having. We won't find out until our appointment the beginning of August though. I will try to be better about updating the blog to keep everyone up to date on things.

Helping Mom in the Kitchen

Kennedie helps me when I make Chex Party Mix. She likes to pour the cereal in and then eat it while the other things get put in. She then helps push the buttons on the microwave (no cooking it in the oven for me). She helps stir it and then can't wait to eat it. She also helps with making cookies. She does not like the mixer though. It's the noise, because she doesn't like the vacuum either. She knows we have to get the stool so she can help and now requests it if I am baking in the kitchen.

New Bed

We bought Kennedie a toddler bed. One of our goals this summer is to get her to sleep in it. She enjoyed helping put it together. And now she loves sleeping in it. Well, that is until she actually has to go to sleep. She did great the first week. Never got out...waited for us to get her when she woke up... But now with the second week down, it's a different story. She still loves her bed, but she has learned she can get out and open the door. So we have to completely shut her door when we put her to bed. When she finally falls asleep, we open her door a smidge. Then when she wakes up we hear her because her door hinges squeak. We have to make sure our door is also open a bit so she can come wake us up if we are still sleeping.

Sea World!

We went to San Diego at the beginning of June. It was a much needed vacation and we had so much fun.
Kennedie really liked Sea World--it was the best part of the trip. She loved seeing all the fish and animals. Kennedie enjoyed the sharks and seeing them in the window underneath. We saw the sea lion show and Kennedie was excited. She loved watching them jump in the water. We then dashed over to see the Shamu show. Kennedie enjoyed that and watching them jump in and out of the water. She did finally fall asleep (she was exhausted!) so Jer and I went and saw the penguins and arctic animals. We then went to the Dolphin show which was disappointing. It was more about the acrobats than the dolphins. Kennedie woke up during the show and afterward we took her to see the penguins, polar bears, and walrus. Then we spent about 30 minutes back at the Shamu/whale tank. There is a huge window to look through and we watched one of the whales swim by. It was HUGE! That was my favorite part of the day.
The next day we went to San Diego Zoo. It was alright, but not as fantastic as I thought it would be. We did have a good day though and saw all the animals we wanted to see. Kennedie again fell asleep from exhaustion. That afternoon when we got home, we relaxed for a while, then went to the beach. Kennedie was unsure at first and then when the water washed over her feet, that was it. She hated that and her feet were "yucky" (covered in sand). She spent the rest of the time playing on the towels and watching Daddy swim. Jer enjoyed swimming in the ocean. I preferred to stay out of it because it was freezing. And someone had to watch Kennedie.We loved our trip and can't wait to save up and go again.


We bought Kennedie a timy pool that we can put on our back porch. She loves playing in it, but won't sit down. She does enjoy finding any sticks, rocks, or flowers to throw in the pool. She also likes to climb in the pool, then run into the house. She usually slips on the floor, but hops right up and keeps on going.

How can you say "no" to this face?

She is adorable. And even if she has started her "terrible two's" we still love her and enjoy each moment. Some more than others...

Games with the Cousins

Chase and Milee came down and stayed with Grandma and Grandpa in St. George while their mom recovered from ankle surgery. Kennedie loved playing with them and everyday would ask to go play with them. The kids soon created a game in which they would put various (leaves, sticks, etc) through the holes in the fence to the dog. I don't know how much the dog enjoyed this though.

At the Splash Pad

We went to the splash pad in the middle of town with the cousins. Kennedie loves playing in the water but she keeps covering her ears so water won't splash her (or at least that's what we think). She really enjoyed playing with her cousins, Chase and Milee, and Grandma even got in and played with them.