This blog follows our families adventures; featuring Me (Kacie), my husband Adam, our crazy son, Caden, and our little girl Kennedy. My goal is to share as many stories and photos of our little family as I can. I’ve found that as the kids get older I have no shortage of material. Please check back often, and leave comments!!! I’d love to hear back from all of you so I don’t feel like I’m sending these posts off into a black hole
Let me just start by saying that we have the best friends ever (not all of whom were present tonight)! I love these families and I love these kids. The kids play so well together. Caden can not wait to play with his friends and he never ever wants them to go home. It is always a relaxing time (in the midst of relative chaos) and my awesome friends leave my house looking better than when they came. We are so blessed! This afternoon we had a rather impromptu pizza and movie night. Well the kids were having so much fun in the yard we never put the movie in. It was such a beautiful day and why not leave the mess outside
We started by making our own pizzas. The kids made their own personal pizzas which went more smoothly than I expected. Cooper is the only one cooperating with my photo taking. If you look closely you can see a foot sticking up. That is Caden who literally dove out of the way as soon as the camera came out!
Kaley made a pizza that looked like her Dad’s face LOL
Kennedy and Reese discovered they could be friends tonight. Kennedy is very mobile now (and tall) and is talking pretty well lessening the almost year between them. They chased each other around the island screaming in delight as they found each other. It was incredibly noisy but really cute to watch at the same time.
Caden was heart broken that the movie wasn’t happening so Stephanie and Brendan stayed and we let the boys watch 20 minutes of Cars. Kennedy wants to be wherever they are doing whatever they are doing. She is definitely the tag along little sister.
We looked over and found the boys in this position watching the movie. They are such sweet little friends. And you should hear their conversations
It was a great night with great friends.
When we told people we were traveling to Wisconsin in February people’s first question was “Did someone die?” The answer is nope. This pure blooded Texan braved the cold to attend Adam’s cousin Anna’s wedding. Apparently according to all his northern family it wasn’t even very cold that weekend. Considering it has yet to freeze in Houston (the mosquitos are going to carry us all away in a few months!) a high that is below freezing sounded insane to me. I borrowed winter gear and as promised there was an appropriate amount of heat everywhere and I was quite comfortable
It was a quick weekend trip but it was fun to get to catch up with all of Adam’s extended family we don’t get to see very often. Oh yes, and did I mention we left the kids with KK?!! Two full nights of sleep and no one cried or whined for 2 whole days. Not even Adam when we got the C boarding group on Southwest
Here are a few pictures from the weekend. Missing are the photos of everyone at the table (except me) trying to balance their utensils on their nose during the seated dinner. I’m sure they will surface on Facebook!
Aren’t I doing great at staying on top of photos this year?!?
These photos are from the very beginning of February. It was an absolutely gorgeous day in Houston. It was mid 70′s, not too humid and perfectly clear skies. We decided we had to spend the day outside along with 5 million other Houstonians. You have to love the first beautiful day after our 3 weeks of rainy “cold” winter We meet our friends Josh and Lesley and their clan, Jaden, Ainsley and Lucy at the zoo for a fun afternoon.
Kennedy has a doll wagon she pulls everywhere. She was obsessed with pulling our big wagon with the big kids in it. Of course she only weighs 23 lbs so it wasn’t even budging but when we picked her up or tried to help her she pitched a fit! She has most definitely entered the independent toddler phase.
Yesterday we went strawberry picking at Frobergs. Caden has literally been asking me since the summer if it is time to pick strawberries yet. It has been a great opportunity to learn about seasons and how certain foods only grow at certain times. Last year I propped Kennedy up on pile of dirt to get a photo because she wasn’t sitting yet. Man how things change in a year! This year she was into it. Her little eyes lit up when I showed her the first strawberry. It stayed in her bucket all of 2 seconds before she ate it. This was the pattern of the day. Kennedy’s bucket was always empty. I gave up stopping her and just had them charge us for a handful more when we checked out. It was a fun morning and man are these strawberries delicious! We will be going back as soon as this bucket is gone.
I tried to take her bucket away
I really will put up the zoo photos tomorrow
I just ran across these photos of Adam and Caden from Christmas. I can’t believe how much they look alike! I even found Caden a little button up that looks just like Daddy. I’m one lucky lady to have such handsome men in my life
Check back soon for zoo pics!
Caden got a Magic School Bus volcano kit for Christmas that he absolutely loves. We have read the book dozens of times, studied all the posters, and watched the Magic School Bus show about volcanos. He can talk for a solid 5 minutes all about volcanoes and lava and cracks in the ocean. He is a little obsessed. He has been talking his teachers ears off about volcanoes at school lately but on Tuesday he really got to shine. It was volcano day in science (I love our Mothers Day Out!). His teacher told me that he basically took over and excitedly taught the class all about volcanoes. I’m proud that he wasn’t afraid to talk to the whole class and of course that my 3 year old is turning into a little scientist I went to half price books and bought him all the Magic School Bus books I could find and he has been soaking them all up. I think I shared these photos on facebook already but they never made the blog.
My little scientist at work
I‘m not sure technically the point at which a baby becomes a toddler but I’m sure it has happened to Kennedy. A few days ago my sweet baby girl very clearly flexed her little muscles in testing me. Unfortunately for her this isn’t my first rodeo so mommy won this round Caden and Kennedy were sitting at the table coloring valentines when Kennedy starts chunking handfuls of crayons across the room (she has a surprisingly good arm!) I sternly tell her “No throwing your colors.” She looks me in the eye and throws another handful. So I say “Uhoh, that wasn’t fun. Time to go to your room” and put her in her crib for a few minutes. I get her out all snotty and ask her if she is ready to be nice. She nods and says please. Then she proceeds to walk straight to the box of crayons, grab a handful, look me in the eye, and throw them. I scooped her up again and put her in her crib. Then a third time she comes and asks for the box of crayons (which I had put away). I told her she could use them but no throwing the colors. She immediately grabs a handful, looks me in the eye and drops one on the ground. I don’t respond. So she grabs a handful and drops them. I tell her to pick them up and she does. Then she picks up one crayon, looks me straight in the eye and throws it right at me! Back to her crib and that time I put the crayons away for good.