Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Kendall and 3 of her buddies are taking swim lessons at the YMCA...they finish up tomorrow and they are all ready to graduate and become mini lifeguards now! At this age swim lessons consists of jumping of the edge into Mommy's arms, "swimming" after floating toys, dunking heads under the water, singing songs and splashing. Kendall has really enjoyed the water, and I've really enjoyed how it wears her out and she takes super long afternoon naps!

The swim team :)

Pink Eye

After the 2.5 hr Urgent Care visit, an eye drop prescription & 24 hours of staying home...she was all cleared up in no time! It didn't slow her down one bit! I just wish I had taken a picture sooner---this was after it started to get better. Another illness to add to our "firsts" list!

Father's Day

I'm a little late  on this one, but Keith is a GREAT DAD EVERYDAY so we can celebrate it on the blog on June 29th :) Kendall was just getting over Pink Eye on the real Father's Day so we laid low at home for most of the day and then went out for a family dinner at Twigs. Keith, I have LOVED watching you be a father to Kendall, the way she lights up when you come home or even just walk in the room, is priceless! You are a great provider for her in every way and you've developed with her such a playful relationship. I appreciate you and I'm so glad that Kendall is blessed to have you as her DaDa!

 Kendall's first set of clubs!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

an 11 month old with a lot to say!

My calculations just aren't adding up right...suddenly, according to the calendar, my newborn baby girl is 11 months old! Sheesh! 11 months old feels awfully close to 12 months old (aka ONE YEAR OLD---yikes!!!).  I do LOVE this new stage, being Kendall's mom just keeps getting better! But I feel like I was JUST pregnant with her; the memories are still SO fresh. Alas, the time continues to pass quickly, and we have a talkative, mobile, silly, and incredibly sweet 11 month old. Kendall has many new tricks up her sleeve, but crawling, pulling up, cruising, and moving in general, seem to be her favorites. She likes to play "chase" and thinks it's so silly to take things out of drawers, or boxes (not so great at putting them back in just yet). We are enjoying her special language (that we have yet to decode), and how she clearly understands so much of what we are saying. It's fun to quiz her on things she knows, like where her head is or to put her binky in or wave "bye bye," and watch her confidently show us. She loves to dance, and sing, and TALK. So this month she is going to tell you everything you need to know about her right now. Enjoy! (sorry it's pretty long, but I just couldn't cut any of it out!)

I think what she is telling us is that she love's her Daddy! 
And that she eats just about anything we give her (as well as things we don't feed her, like cat food and books), and loves to feed herself. She sleeps from about 7:30-6:30 and usually takes 2 naps a day. She just saw her Doctor and he said she is right on track with everything! She weighs 16 lbs 10oz and is 27.5 inches long. Here are her 11 month dolly pictures:

and she's up

and she is off!

Evidence of book eating!