Tuesday, June 28, 2011

10 On Tuesday

Hopefully this post will "post" on Tuesday...it's 11:29 so I have 30 minutes!
10. This weekend Kendyn was baptized...here are some of the pictures!

We had to wake Kendyn up a little so he knew what was going on...but right after I had woken him up, he went back to sleep!

My grandfather was able to make the service. Oh how it has changed since Kayin was baptized 3 years ago. Both sets were able to make it...sadly, both grandmothers (Kendyn's namesakes) were watching from up above and my other grandfather is not able to be mobile as easily as he used to be.
Aunt Maggie givin' Kendyn some love!Nana & Papa Grandma & GrandpaGodParents Josh and Maggie will be welcoming their little boy soon!! GodParents John and Audra will be welcoming their little girl soon!! Don't you just love that smile on Kendyn?! Our family with Pastor Sheri...it was kind of neat! We had Kayin baptized at this same church when we first moved here and a lot of the congregation commented on how much she continues to grow and how much Kendyn looks like her!
Auntie Char came all the way from North Carolina!! Again, don't you just love that face?!
9. This weekend was filled with lots of events! We started out by having a little get together for my parents' birthdays, followed by my sister-in-law's baby shower, and finishing out the weekend with Kendyn's baptism. Justin's parents were able to fly out for the event and took the kids to the hotel for awhile...Kendyn couldn't get enough of the water! He loves to swim!! 8. And here is our other little waterbug swimming with Grandpa. She still is a little worried to go under the water but if she had floaties or a life jacket on, pretty sure she would want to be in the water all day and by herself (miss little independent)! 7. This sequence of pictures captures the many faces of Kendyn...one minute he can be laughing and smiling... ...and the next minute something has him scared and he is crying! 6. Who can resist this little face? He turned 4 months on the 22nd of June, ALREADY, and has grown up so fast! He can roll over (has completely rolled over twice, but isn't sure he likes doing it), can pull himself up on his hands when having tummy time, eat his toes (this is a favorite of his now that he is teething), if holding your hands, can lift up his head and go from a sitting to standing position! We have a feeling he may be a fast crawler and in no time, be walking! This morning, during tummy time, he lift his bottom like he was getting ready to crawl! 5. We are ready for VACATION!!

4. Speaking of vacation, after summer school training last week, I will probably have to spend some time "working on school stuff"...whoever claims that teachers still get 3 months off in the summer, well, I would like to see their proof of that claim!

3. I am running out of things to say and it is now 12:04...

2. I have to take Justin to work in the morning at 7:30...

1. Hence, why I am going to sign off now!

Monday, June 13, 2011

10 on Tuesday (okay, I know it's early, but tomorrow is going to be BUSY)!

I know I am a day early, but I know some of you have been requesting a new post filled with pictures. So, here is my 10 on Tuesday on Monday night! :) Tomorrow is going to be too busy to try and squeeze one in! :)

Today we were fortunate to utilize Justin's day off and take some family pictures! I will start with the last one of the day that we took...both of the kids were at their breaking point and were done!! I am not going to put all of them up (there were about 157 to choose from) and needless to say, it was hard to narrow it down!

10. I love that Kayin continues to hold her brother even though he clearly has had enough of the pictures!
9. We love how this one turned out! Their smiles are PRICELESS!!

8. Again, love the smiles on both of the kids...this was obviously at the beginning of the session!
7. Kayin has had this same smile since she was born and the sparkle in her eyes continues to glow!6. I think her brother is going to follow in her footsteps with his smile and sparkle!
5. The kids and I spent this past weekend in Clay Center and Grand Island. Kayin had a blast playing with the neighbor "girly girls" and can't wait to go back!

4. My new room is just about set up for the new school year. There is a possibility that I will be teaching all four weeks of summer school and I would really like to have the room completed before we leave on vacation to Chicago on the 29th. We return home on the 8th and if I teach all four weeks, we start on the 11th of July and go through the 5th of August....not much of a summer but the extra money will be nice!

3. Did I mention VACATION??!! We will be heading to Chicago/Northwest Suburbs for a couple of days, then head down to Charleston (where Justin is from), and make a swoop up through the Ozarks. It will be nice to get away and visit with friends...we haven't been back since Kayin was about 18 months!

2. The weather has not been cooperating to be outside, which is why we have no pictures of the new pool and the kids in it! Today it was a mere 67 degrees outside...a beach vacation may be on the schedule sometime soon!

1. I got my first pink and black box in the mail yesterday! It was so exciting to open it up and put together the orders for my MaryKay clients!! I ordered some new product for myself and LOVE it!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Change in Playlist

Just to let you know, something has happened with Playlist and if you would like to hear the music selection for the post, you need to scroll to the bottom of the page and click play! :)


Sitting in the Bumbo chair like a big boy!!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Happy Happy Birthday

Well, the date finally arrived and it was TIME TO CELEBRATE!!! It has become something to think about each year around Kayin's birthday....do we celebrate on her actual birthday with friends or wait? This year, the answer was easy...we needed to wait (not only was Kendyn still pretty young, but my grandmother had just passed away and her funeral was on Good Friday). And actually, waiting is something I think we are leaning more and more towards...the timing has been perfect the last two years because I can devote my time to the party planning after school is out.

It's hard to imagine our lil' girl is 4...going on 20! This last year has been such an emotional roller coaster ride -- introduced not only to heaven (twice), but also puppy heaven as well as life with a new little brother. She has grown up so much this last year and I am sure that I am repeating myself, but it's hard to imagine that she is 4 and growing up so fast!

She had a great time and enjoyed seeing all of her friends--she has been counting down the days the last couple of weeks and today was no different. Refusing to take a nap, not wanting to eat, wanting to help decorate, insisted on making cupcakes at 6:00 in the morning...today proved to be quite a day!

Here are some pictures from the party...ENJOY!
Wouldn't be a garden/flower party without planting flowers with her friends!
Some of the table decorations...I forgot to take pictures of the table with everything on it (oops)! The glass jars I had left over from a flower arrangement from something I had here at the house, put a little scrapbook paper on them with ribbon and woala...coordinating decorations! And...I couldn't resist these flowers at a local grocery store!
She wanted to do crafts with her friends like she does at "M"s house for daycare...we had left-over foam animal critters from the last week of school (camp week) and found foam flower bookmarks at Hobby Lobby. This was a great activity and independent for little ones!
She opted to do cupcakes this year instead of a cake...found these straws at Dollar Tree, but cut the tops and bottoms off enough to put into the cupcake for a decoration! The Dollar Tree was a friend of mine for this party! :)