Thursday, March 4, 2010

Eleven Months

Kenzie is officially 11 months old. I really can't believe she's almost a year. It has blown by!! She has been pulling herself up on furniture and walking around furniture quite a bit. However, she is recently taking her first steps. She loves to crawl up steps, and she's becoming OK at going back down them. The more independent she gets in her movement, the happier she becomes. Verbally, she makes a lot of noises. The only distinguishable words are "bye bye" (with the wave), "hi", "mama", "dada" and "backpack." I think she gets the "backpack" by hearing Abigail watch Dora. It's definitely a repeat though. She definitely knows what she wants, and sometimes freaks out when it doesn't happen. I see a bit of stubbornness in her spirit. I know that can be good if reared correctly. She's strong and determined. She seems to like learning and achieving new feats. Kenzie loves balls, her sister, attention and putting things in her mouth. Her gorgeous eyes and bright smile bring joy to this family. Laughter comes easily as she is playful. She's a good eater, although has opinions about some of the foods we give her. Sleep comes easily. Lately, she's been waking a bit in the night, but she can put herself back to sleep quickly. She's only napping a couple hours a day and has seemed to recently drop his first nap. What a doll! We loves this girl!

Kenzie's First Steps

These are the most steps Kenzie has taken. She has taken 2 or 3 here and there, but here's a good one!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Learning Words

Abby has some initial words she's learning. We started to play school because she's already asking to go to school and seems to love to learn.

Monday, March 1, 2010

A couple things about Abby...

* She has a wicked good memory. She rocks at memory the game, but she also just remember things from months ago.
*Abigail likes to find things that match. "Daddy my shirt has a pocket like your shirt. That matches." "That is pink and this is pink. That matches." "This is the same shape as that circle. That matches."

Morning Routine

I tried to catch our morning routine on video, but Abigail was very distracted by the camera. Normally, Abigail runs up the stairs saying, "We're coming Boogs (Kenzie's nickname)." Then, Abby insists on opening the door by herself and turning on the lights. Abigail crawls up into the crib, gives Kenzie a hug and kiss, says good morning and then they jump. I just needed to get it on video.

While Mommy's Away...

...the family eats ice cream.

Bible Verse

Sara's Birthday

Last night we had a little high school get together to celebrate Sara's birthday. Kelly, Clover, Sara, Teri and I are in this pictures, but there were others who joined us as well. It was fun to catch up with old friends.