Last week, our dear friends, Peter and Whitney, went into escrow on a house a few blocks from us.  We are so incredibly thrilled!  A sister wife of my very own!!!!

Kennedy and baby Natalie.  Future neighbor, classmate, and friend forever.

violet one month

Violet is one month old!
Weight: 9lbs 2oz (75%) Height: 21 inches (50%)
What a difference between my girls!  Kennedy has always been so tall and skinny, and Violet is such a chubster!  I adore her cheeks.  They are amazing.  This afternoon, as I gave her a bath, I marveled at how I had to squish through her multitude of chins to fully clean her neck.  It's delicious.

At a month you:

  • Are still juuuust starting to smile and are pretty stingy with them.  I have yet to catch one on film at six weeks.
  • Still sleep all day.  When does that stop?  I feel like you're awake maybe an hour a day?  
  • Don't particularly like to be put down.  I wear you most of the day.  This week I discovered that you sometimes let me down if you're on your tummy.  I know you're not supposed to, but we might make a habit of this.
  • Sleep pretty darn well at night.  Most nights you'll sleep from 10 or 11 to 4 or 5.  I really can't complain.
We love you sweet Violet girl.  Sometimes I still giggle a little that we named you Violet.  It still sounds weird to me.  Naming a kid is such a big responsibility. 

Apparently I only take pictures on the floor of the girl's bedroom.

kennedy is two!!!!

My dear sweet girl is two years old!

Weight: 25.5lbs (10%)   Height: 32 inches (75%)

At two years old you:
  • Speak in paragraphs.  You have over 1,000 words now (though I stopped counting long ago).  Most of what you say is still mimicking things that we have said, but you've started to put sentences together on your own.  At the zoo last week, you said, "These pelicans look like ducks."  I had never had such a thought, and I was amazed that you came up with something like this by yourself.
  • Run, climb, and jump.  AND you got a balance bike for your birthday that you've started to ride!
  • Love meat, goldfish crackers, berries, and sweets.
  • Play pretend.  You take care of your babies, cook in your kitchen, and love to give your animals pretend baths.
Very decisive on what she wants to wear.  Usually I can let her pick out one thing and revolve the outfit around it, but other times...she chooses.
  • Sing songs.  Some favorites are "Baa Baa Black Sheep" and "Yes, Jesus Loves Me."
  • Sleep through the night, go to bed by yourself, and still use your pacifier.  Shh...don't tell our pediatrician :)
  • Are a wonderful big sister.  You love to sing songs to Violet when she cries and always ask where she is when you wake up from your nap.  "Where's baby sissy?"

Kennedy's "cheese" face.

We had cupcakes at playgroup for Kennedy's birthday.

LOOOVES riding with Bert and Ernie.

Funny things Kennedy says:

  • She calls a phone a "Hello."  One day we got a package in the mail that had some styrofoam in it.  She asks what things are by saying, "Mommy, this is...?"  I told her that it was styrofoam.  She nods and says, "Yeah, styro-hello!"
  • She looks at me very seriously, shakes one finger and says, "Mommy, Imma be riiiight back."
  • We took her to the zoo on her birthday.  Every day leading up to it, we asked her what animals she wanted to see.  "Um...my Not see snakes." Was always her first response.

Oh Kennedy, you have made softies out of mommy and daddy.  Things that never affected us now bring tears to our eyes.  Through loving you, we have been able to see a glimpse of how great our Heavenly Father's love is for us.  You are kind and gentle, you are silly and smart.  You are a treasure my sweet one.  Every day I pray that you will come to know your Heavenly Father's love.  That you will understand sin and evil and choose to turn from it. To be redeemed by your sweet Savior.  We adore you.