Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Kennedie is 3!

It's crazy to think that my baby girl is 3 years old today.  I believe it though.  You are no longer my little toddler two year old.... you are my little girl 3 year old.  It makes me sad to think how fast time has gone by, but it's also fun to watch you continue to develop into your own self.... and my how I love you!  I decided to interview for your birthday.  Maybe I'll continue to do so every birthday.

An interview with Kennedie Danyelle on her 3rd birthday:

-How old are you?   Three
-What makes you happy?   Paint my toenails
-What is your favorite animal?   Lion {I thought you would have said puppy dogs.}
-What is your favorite thing to eat?  Chicken, broccoli, tomatoes, strawberries {I would have thought you would have said ice cream.... you do like to eat all of those things though.... except tomatoes, you will eat them, but normally with some convincing that you like them.}
-What is your favorite thing to do? Play, run, and laugh {I loved this answer... thought it was so sweet.}
-What is your favorite TV show? Tinkerbell and Curious George {Although Tinkerbell is a movie you  thinks it is a TV show because we watch it on Netflix & don't have to put in a DVD.}
- What are you really good at?    Swinging
- What is your favorite movie?   Mary Poppins, Cinderella, and Grandpa's Magic Toys
-What is your favorite color?    Purple
- What is your favorite song?   Hallelujah Christ Arose and Bless the Lord Oh My Soul
- Who is your best friend?   Bee
- What do you and Mommy do together?   Play baby dolls
-What do you and  Daddy do together?    I color with Daddy
- What is your favorite sport?  Purple ball ??
- Where is your favorite place to go?   Chick-fil-a and Bible class
- What is your favorite book?    Fancy Nancy and Curious George
- What do you want to be when you grow up?  I go to Daddy's work
- What is your favorite Bible verse?  "For God so loved the world so much, that He gave His one and only son."
- What is your favorite toy?   Baby doll...... stroller baby

I completely loved doing this interview with you.  Most of your answers were pretty accurate with what Mommy would have said about you.  Here are a few more fun things about you:

- You love to read books and tell stories.  You will ask us to tell you stories sometimes.  I love it when you say, "Tell me about Moses...."  or  "Tell me a story about Jesus."
- You can pray on your own which is priceless to hear.  I love when you just want to pray with me, or when you'll say the prayer.  So simple and sweet.
You have 9 Bible verses memorized: "God is with you wherever you go." - Josh 1:9  "Nothing can separate us from God's love." Romans 8: 39   "We have the Lord our God to help us and fight our battles for us." 2 Chronicles 32:8  "Two people are better than one.  They can help each other in everything they do." Ecclesiastes 4:9  "Every good and perfect gift is from God." James 1:17  "Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God."  Matthew 5:8  "If it's possible as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." Romans 12:18  "For God so loved the world so much, that He gave His one and only Son. " John 3:16 "Be kind and loving to each other." Ephesians 4:32 
- You love to play outside.  You like to ride your tricycle, go for a run, or go to the park.
- You are still very small.  I think you weigh 26 pounds.  We'll know for sure in a few weeks.  You need 3T length pants, but they all fall down... all your 12-18 month pants & shorts still fit around your waist.... finding clothes to fit you has been a challenge because you are tall, but just small. :) 
- You still like to push the limits.  We have to be consistent in our discipline with you because it seems you always want to try to push the limits. 
- I think you are potty trained.  Think. We still wear diapers at night and during naps just in case (occasionally you'll have an accident in naps and most mornings you still wake up wet).  You have over the last month been telling us when you need to "poop" on the potty-- which is HUGE!  You have only had 2 accidents in your panties in the last month.  Yeah!  (It's only taken us a year...)
- You still take about a 2 hour afternoon nap every day.  You wake up about 8:00am and go to bed somewhere between 8:30 and 9:15.
- You LOVE to say "hello" to ALL our neighbors.  If someone is outside you are not only going to say "hello," but start a conversation with them.
- You are a people watcher.  If there are too many people on the playground  you will just sit back and watch instead of playing. 
- Your interview was pretty accurate.  You love Mary Poppins, Curious George, Tinkerbell, Cinderella, Fancy Nancy, purple, and baby dolls..... oh, and did I mention you really like snakes?  What?  :) 

My precious Kennedie, my heart feels like it might explode when I think about how much I love you.  You are such a fun and sweet girl!  I love how friendly you are and how much you like to sit back and watch everything.  I love that you get excited about some of the smallest things and how "curious" you are about everything.  You are very sympathetic and don't want anyone to hurt or be sad.  You are an animal lover and a little Mommy in the making.  I love watching you care for your babies.  You have captured my heart in so many ways and you continue to teach me about the Father's love and grace daily.  My prayer for you is that you will grow up to love, follow, and serve Jesus.  I pray that HE will captivate you more than anything else in this world.  I love you to the moon and back- big, big, big!  

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Sawyer is 15 Months Old

What!?  How this this little cutie-pa-tootie already 15 months old?  {Oh hey blog.... haven't seen you in exactly one month!} This crazy little girl is getting so big & so fun!

Little Sister:

- Biggest accomplishment this month..... drum roll please...... WALKING!  Yes, that's right you finally decided to take more than one step at 14 & 1/2 months old.  Not only that the past few days you stand up and try to walk all on your own from place to place without any encouragement.  You are getting to be such a big girl!  SO pumped that I actually just happened to catch your first steps on video... that's right!  You were being silly with your tongue and I busted out the video and you started climbing all over me, so I scooted back and low and behold you started walking towards me. I was so surprised & excited!  It was the COOLEST thing ever to actually catch those first steps on video... priceless! If I can figure out how to post a video then maybe I'll try to get it up.
- In other walking news... when you are not crawling or walking on your own, you love your little walker toy (orange, green, & white toy in background of above picture).  You maneuver that thing all around and get wherever you desire- fast!  It's crazy how good you are at moving it when you get stuck.  Your sister never could figure out how to move it when it got stuck on her when she was learning how to walk, but you've got that thing figured out!
- You also started feeding yourself with a spoon this month, and you are really good at it!  Super surprising how good you've caught onto it.
- You are still pretty laid back, but you still do not like it when someone takes something away from you..... particularly your snack trap.  If you are holding onto that thing and Mommy tries to take it away (even just to buckle you up and switch hands holding it) you would think the world was coming to an end.  Girlfriend does not like things taken away from her.
- You are SO easy to discipline.  If we just tell you "no," you get the poutiest face and just cry.  Your little lip pokes out and your mouth quickly turns into a very exaggerated frown.  It's so pathetic and absolutely adorable.  Last night Daddy made a comment after you made your face.  He said, "Girl, it's going to be too hard to discipline you if you keep making that cute little face." Ha!  Guess we know who the "enforcer" is going to be.
- You are a much pickier eater than your sister was at your age.  If you don't like it, you are not going to eat it- that's for sure.  Seems like you definitely have an opinion about what goes into your mouth.
- You are wearing 12 month & 18 month clothing.
- You seem so tall lately.  Not sure your weight or height yet.  We go to the doctor next week.
- I think you have 12 teeth now.
- I think your hair is lightening up some. Your curls are just getting looser and looser and when your hair dries with no product or scrunching there is just a ever so little curl to the tips of your hair.  Not sure if I'll ever want to cut it... it might take all the curl away.   :(
- You can sign "more," "please," "done," and "bye-bye"... but I think you only know what "more" and "bye- bye" mean.
- You are still only saying "ma-ma" and "da-da" but I think you'll start talking soon.  You make lots of noises and try to talk.
- When your toes are painted and you look at them you get so happy and make little high pitched talking sounds.... kinda almost like you are singing.
- You go down SUPER easy for naps and night time.  So cute that you are still plopping yourself right down to sleep on our shoulder or in the bed on your little stuffed elephant/blanket.  LOVE.  I've even had the joy of you falling asleep while I rocked you a few times this month..... absolutely priceless..... I know these moments are fleeting.

Precious angel, my heart is crazy about you.  You are like my little ray of sunshine.  You are so sweet and gentle.  You are easy going and full of cuddles.  I love your sweet little personality that is taking shape.  You mean the world to me, and I'm so grateful that you call me "ma-ma-ma-ma."  Your little smile is to die for and even your pouty face.  Thank you for bringing so much joy to my life.  I love you so much sweet girl.