Monday, December 9, 2013

Kennedy Grace is 1??!!!!!!

Kennedy's 1st Birthday Party!!
Location: Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park

Specialty popcorn party favors: Ozark Mountain Popcorn

Favor and candy labels: 4Ddesigns by Mitzi (Like on FB)

Water bottle labels: 4Ddesigns by Mitzi (Like on FB)

Cupcakes by Amy Cakes, Springfield MO 

Print by me:-)

Cake by Amy Cakes, Cake topper by Grams (found on Pinterest)

Food and beverage flags by me

Banner by me, Food by grams, gramps, daddy, and me

Kennedy's gift from Mommy and Daddy: Celines dolls-one of a kind, hand made.

high chair tu-tu, by me

Hat: Stinkin Cute Designs

Outfit: Shirt, bloomers, leg warmers: Stinkin Cute Designs

Necklace: Teeny Tinley Designs

Meet and greet with animals!

Mini-horse was the best!

Present time....

To end this day of fun, we did some bouncing! 
Such a fun day for her and the family! 

Halloween 2013

I am incredibly behind on my posts!! So, to keep things short and sweet these posts will consist of mostly pictures! 

Officially this is Kennedy's 2nd Halloween, but her first was spent in the hospital on her 1st day of life.  So this was her first fun halloween. :-)

Trick or treat? :-)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Please help us find Louie a good home!

Free to good home:

Name: Louie
Breed: Lhasa Apso
Whelp date/DOB: 3/19/2008
Sex: Male
Weight: approx 20-21 pounds
Favorite treat: Small milk bones, and Ice cubes
Favorite toy: Green and white nylabone
Louie is potty trained.  I even trained him to ring a bell to go outside several years ago when I lived in a third floor apartment. 
Louie sleeps in his kennel at night.  He loves his kennel!  It is like his safe place and he often can be found laying in there with the door open if he gets scared.
Louie loves car rides and going on walks. 
Louie has long hair, but we usually get him shaved short 2-3 times a year.
Louie has been neutured and is current on his shots. 

Louie has been a great dog for our family....pre-baby.  I have had Louie since he was a very small puppy.  We adopted him from PetLand before we knew that PetLand was bad!  I promise!  Louie is a playful dog and loves his treats and toys.  Louie resents the fact that we have a baby in the house and we have been dreading this moment.  Now that our Kennedy Grace is mobile and down on his level Louie has had a few moments where he has snapped at her.  A few times have been when Kennedy has tried to touch him or gets in the way of his toys or treats.  So far, he has not made contact with her, but I cannot let that happen.  We are looking for a family that has grown kids (no small kiddos) or no kids at all.  He does well with other dogs.  We also have a Chocolate lab named Frank and they are buddies.  Even though Frank is 3 times the size of Louie, Louie is the head of house hold around here.  Our Lab is awesome with Kennedy, which was to be expected.

If you know of anyone who would be interested in Louie please share my blog on your facebook page!  We really appreciate the help in finding our pup a good home! 

Louie as a puppy the day we adopted him.
An example of Louie with his long hair.  He looks like this right now, but I figured we would wait to get him shaved until we know if he has a new home or not.

What Louie looks like with short hair.

Photo credit: Heathercheriephotography

Photo credit: Heathercheriephotography
If interested you can contact me by email:
or on my facebook page!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Kennedy Grace: 11 Months

Since next week is Kennedy's 1st birthday, I guess it is time for me to post her 11 month blog! :-)

Height: 28 Inches
Weight: 19.2 Pounds
Diaper: Size 3
Clothes: 6-12 months and she is wearing 12-18 months now since the weather is colder.  They are big of course, but she will grow into them fast enough.
Feedings:  She is taking 4 bottles a day.  A bottle and oatmeal in the morning, then a bottle and yogurt at lunch.  She takes another bottle in the late afternoon, and food and a bottle before bed.  She has been eating more table food this month and last week I started mixing organic whole milk with her night time bottle. I have also been offering her a small amount of whole milk in her sippy cup and she loves it! 
Sleep:  She typically goes to bed around 8:30 and sleeps until 7:30 - 9:30 am
Teeth: She has 7 teeth!!  We have been trying out the amber teething necklace these last few months and I am not sure if it is working or not.  :-) It is worth a try!  
Kennedy is still loving the army crawl and can move pretty quickly!  She enjoys walking and takes steps without us prompting her.  She walks while we hold both of her hands.  She is going to be walking and talking before we know it.  I am not ready for that yet! :-)
She is so much fun and gets more of a personality every day!  We just bought the bigger car seat last weekend but she will continue to rear face.
This month has really flown by!  Mostly because I have been busy planning and crafting for her big first birthday!  I am really excited to see her eat some cake and open some presents! 

Side note:  We sold our house and moved to a rental house at the beginning of this month.  Kennedy did pretty well with the move, but did not appreciate being ignored while loading and unloading the truck.  Thank goodness for reinforcements from grams to keep her happy!  We are continually looking for houses, but will for sure be in this rental house for the winter! 

These pictures were taken in her first home for the last time! :-( 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

10 Months + Swim Lesson

10 Months:

Diaper: Size 3
Clothes: Size 6-12, 9 months
Feedings:  4-5 bottles a day, with Oatmeal for breakfast, Yo Baby yogurt for lunch, and a fruit/veggie combo that I make for her at dinner time.  We tried some pureed chicken with carrots and sweet potato, but she was not a fan, so I froze it and will try it again in a week or two. :) Favorite snacks include items purchased from Tiny Harvest at the farmers market, and happy yogis. 
Likes:  Kennedy's new favorite thing to do is shake her head no.  I guess I must do that a lot. :-)  She thinks it is too funny!  Silly baby!  She also loves to scream.  She screams when she is happy, when she is mad, or just because.  Any advice anyone has on how to break this bad habit would be appreciated. :-)
Kennedy loves rolling.  She is avoiding crawling but rolling back and forth until she can get to where she wants to go.  It is pretty entertaining to watch actually.  She will do anything for my iphone.  This is a bad thing that I have started, but oh well....whatever works.  :)
Teeth:  We now have 5 total.  2 on bottom and 3 on top with one more breaking through any day.  We have used the Hyland's teething gel, and are trying a product called Camilia that I ordered online.  Both are homeopathic and seem to help.  I am also considering trying the amber teething necklace because I have heard good things from several friends.  She does pretty well, but typically has one "bad" night right before the teeth cut through.  When I say "bad" I mean that she wakes up once in the middle of the night for some extra snuggles.  So all in all, I would say she is a trooper. 

Sweetest Ladybug I know!  Oh and don't worry, she is going to be a lady bug for Halloween too! 
First Swim Lesson:
We knew we wanted to sign Kennedy up for swim lessons so we did some research and found DiVentures in Springfield that has a great Baby and Me swim program.  They offer multiple time slots and worked well with our schedules.  Tonight was our first night of lessons and she loved it!  She was a rock star!  Her teacher said she was one of the top two babies she has worked with that was so calm in the water. :-)  She had so much fun she smiled most of the time.  With a few frowns when she would splash herself in the face.  Well worth the time and money! 


Post Swim Lesson hair!     


Swimming makes a baby sleepy.
Just rolling around:-)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

St Louis Cardinals/Cubs game. St Louis Zoo.

This last weekend we took Kennedy to her first St Louis Cardinals game.  We had to do it up right and start her with a Cardinals/Cubs game.  We went with our friends Chris and Heather Mullis and Same and Melanie Blair with their twins Jackson and Avery.  What a group we were!  :-) We left on a Saturday morning for an evening game on Saturday night.  We completed the quick weekend trip on Sunday with her first trip to the Zoo!  This is the weekend in pictures for our family and friends: 

Somehow we scored one of the best views from our balcony.

Love this!

Family photo.  Kennedy is not a fan of the sun in her eyes.

Another family photo inside the stadium

Quick selfie before we headed to the game.

Kennedy's cute outfit I Found on Etsy! 

She loves it!

She got so excited and was all smiles when we got inside the stadium.

Check out the lady photobombing us! So funny!

At the game.

Kennedy met Fred Bird! 

View from our seats.

7th inning stretch means time for Kennedy's dinner.

She is a Louisville Slugger. :-)

Night view from our balcony!  Amazing! 

Zoo time on Sunday.

You have to have Animal Crackers at the Zoo!

The token gorilla shot that is famous in our family.

Kennedy trying to touch the Sting Rays.

She is trying so hard!

The friendly Sting Ray came all the way to the top so she could touch it!  This was by far the best exhibit at the Zoo! 
All in all it was a great quick trip!  It was a great way to end the summer.  That seems so crazy to say, but it is true.  Summer 2013 will be over very soon. :-(  Bring on the fall weather, hoodies, and football!