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Friday, January 27, 2012

4 Months

Ok, so I started this post a month ago. Kennedy is now 5 months and I am just getting around to adding the text. Oh time, how do you always get away from me? This picture is not cute and it is anticlimatic. But, this was immediately after Kennedy rolled from her tummy to her back for the first time. She had rolled from her back to her tummy (the "harder roll"), but had never rolled from belly to back. I saw this moment was about to happen and so I grab my phone get it on video and a message pops up "you have no room, please delete...blah blah blah", so I race to go through pictures and delete pictures so I can capture this moment. Meanwhile, iCloud is updating my pictures so I would delete a picture and then iCloud would sync and put it right back on! I love iCloud usually, but this was ridiculous. I was so frustrated. So ran to grab my real camera and this is what I got. sigh...still documented, just after the fact.our 4 month beauty. Oh my goodness Kennedy every month is better than the last, you are such a joy.

At 4 months you suddenly love blowing raspberries and love to spit on anyone that is holding you. You especially love blowing raspberries when you are mad. You have found your feet and love to grab them. You love to play with other people's fingers and put them in your mouth, are laughing more and more, you love watching the fish in the fish tank, everything goes in your mouth as you explore your world more and more. You also enjoy your dogs and one day just cracked up over Annie. We have that on video and will post an entire post of videos when I have the time to figure out why no videos will post. You went to the doctor at 18 weeks and you were 14.11 pounds and 25.74 inches long. Still in the 50th% for your weight and 90th% for your length.

Kennedy goes to SA, Arlington, and OK

Over MLK weekend, mom and I packed up and headed North to see Gran and Grandad and get to see Blake and Rachel's house that they have lived in since September. We left Wed. night at 7 so Kennedy could sleep on the way to SA. Then Thursday morning we headed up the road to Arlington to see Gran and Grandad. It took us 5 hours to get there and Kennedy did pretty good. She was definitely ready to be out of her car seat. Right when we got there I changed her and she looked up at Gran and just started laughing. It was so funny. Gran and Grandad enjoyed Kennedy and Kennedy loved having a new place to explore.We tried to get every combination possible.
4 generations of women

The whole gang, thanks to a tripod and the self-timer. This was as good as it was going to do.

Gran was obliged to hold Kennedy while the rest of us ate.

Gran gave Kennedy a tour of the house and Kennedy loved all the windows to look out of. She didn't know what the things they call "trees" were.
Grandad and his "puddin"
Gran entertained Kennedy with some dancing to Elvis
Uncle Kent took off work and came on MLK day to meet his great niece whom he called "stretch" because she was so long.
Thursday nigh, all my college roommates over to meet the little one. They were so sweet to drive from all over the metroplex to see us. Of course, Kennedy's best time of the day is not at night since she normally goes to bed around 7. We did our best to keep her up until all the girls got there. Gran, Grandad, and mom went out to eat so we could spend sometime just the girls. We enjoyed pizza and laughs. Such a blessing to be able to catch up and spend time together.

Then Friday morning we headed back up the road to go to Oklahoma. Kennedy was entertained by Grammy (a full-time job) and she enjoyed lots of books, toys, songs, and of course Elvis! The trip would have been miserable without Elvis soothing her. I thought that Kennedy would just sleep and take long naps on the trip and that I would go by pretty quickly. Not the case, she took little 30 minute naps and then would be up for an hour or so, and then take another little 30 minute nap. My child is such a light sleeper, any bump in the road and she is up.

Kennedy's first time out of Texas.
Almost there, a pit stop for some loving. Mom and I really perfected the road trip with the baby. I drove and she entertained Kennedy. We even mastered mom assembling the breast pump while I was driving and me pumping while driving. We had a system down where I would pump a bottle and Kennedy would eat it in the car seat and then we would only stop to burp and change her and hit the road again.
We so wished that Barrett could have come and he was disappointed. Daddy was busy hunting that weekend and couldn't' afford to take off from work. Here we finally got to FaceTime with daddy. It was harder than he thought being away from his baby girl. He said she looked like a different baby.
Hi daddy!
Then in Oklahoma I think all we did was eat, talk, eat, laugh, eat, get tours around the neighborhood etc., eat, watch movies, eat, church, eat, eat, and eat. It was so fun to be able to be in Blake and Rachel's element for once. They are always so sweet to come down and visit and have been to Corpus many times. We were thankful we got the opportunity to go see them for a change. Here is a sample of the food that we ate while we were there. Yum!
I love Kennedy's face in the mirror here. She sure does love her Uncle Blake and Auntie Rach!
Pa was changing it up to keep little britches happy so momma could eat.
Dad was hoping to come in his car because he was drilling a rig and needed to be able to leave when he needed to. But, as always something always comes up with the rig and so dad didn't get to leave when he wanted to. He was so sad on Friday night that his family was together without him. So, he decided he was coming anyway and drove the 8 hour trip on Saturday and was there around 7 that night.
I love this picture. It is so dark and yes I realize that I can edit these photos to lighten them. Barrett will be so disappointed in me not editing the pictures first, but lets be real I have limited time to blog and when I can I am doing it! No time to edit pictures first.
Kennedy also got to enjoy her first bath in the sink. She loves water.
Is that not the cutest little hiney ever?
Kennedy loves music and Uncle Blake was happy to share his love of music with her.

She would have chilled and listened to him serenade her forever. Such a fun trip, glad we were able to do it.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Cunningham Christmas

A holiday without the Craftons, would just not feel like a holiday. The Crafton family came over for yummy soup and tamales. Gicki made the traditional puppy chow that Hadley requested and we had lots of screams, laughter, and of course rough housing.Pa reading Channing a story, I know he read it at least 2 times to her. This little girl has her Pa and her daddy wrapped around her little finger.
Gicki aka Grammy and Pa with their little loves
Kennedy with her Grammy and Pa
While Blake was serranading the group and I was taking pictures, I looked through the lens and got overwhelming joy at the love I feel for this group of people. Love these people so much!
Gibson kept bringing Blake candy while he was playing. A typical concern for the entertainment, he didn't was Blake to get hungry.
This was sooo funny! Gibson was playing when Blake was playing, but when he started singing too then all of a sudden Gibson came over in amazement. I wish I could have gotten the angle showing his face!
Channing enjoying some loving from Gicki and some sugar cookies

The concert continues....Linden playing us some Christmas music. The Crafton kiddos are using the Christmas piano book that Blake and I played when we were growing up.
Hadley started the concert off.
Channing loving on Kennedy
In the mornings it was just Kennedy, Grammy, and I while everyone else was dreaming. Kennedy loves books.
Christmas morning, Kennedy with her stocking and gifts.
She liked grabbing the tissue paper best.
Kennedy with some of her loot.
Chilling with daddy before nap time.
This is an awful picture, but the only family picture we got on Christmas day! What were we thinking? Not a good angle for this momma carrying extra baby weight.
Kennedy was down for a nap and time for the adults to open presents.
I got some Tom's and Kennedy got her first pair of the cutest, tiniest Tom's from Grammy and Pa! So stinking cute!
Mom got some bling bling from Santa.
The girls in our matching pi's (which are the most comfortable things ever!) Thanks mom for getting up early and putting on make-up....Rach and I would have appreciated the heads-up.
And that concludes Christmas posts and brings me up to date on my blog! Yeah, feeling pretty good right about now. Kennedy don't do anything big or cute for a few days so momma can feel on top of the game.