Wednesday, May 28, 2008


I thought I would share some funny things that Kennedy has said lately. And, I threw in a picture of her playing with the photo booth on our computer--because posts aren't fun without pictures!

Kennedyism #1, The Drama Queen: This one was a while ago. We were shopping one day at Old Navy and she found a dress and brought it to me and exclaimed in her most dramatic voice "Mom! It matches me!" Needless to say, I bought the dress.

Kennedyism #2 The Know it All: One day in the car she asked Jeremy where our friend's house was. He was trying to explain and she kept saying "What?" Finally he said, "It's west Kennedy." She stopped and then said "Dad, stop being ridiculous."

Kennedyism #3 The Copycat: I just may have at some point in her life told her that I was just going to ignore her...I'm sure it only happened once...okay, maybe I've told her that a few times when she's really being obnoxious. Who Kennedy? I know some of you may be thinking that. Just trust me. Anyways, one of her favorite sayings, and always totally out of context, is "I'm just ginoring."

Kennedyism #4 The Kiss Up: This is an example of something that happens daily...usually more than once.
Mom: "Kennedy, you're not supposed to be drawing on yourself with a permanent marker! (Just an example...has happened though!)
Kennedy: "Oh yeah. Your right mom."

This one just happened today:
Mom: "Kennedy, your not supposed to be playing with that packing tape!"
Kennedy: "Oh, thanks for reminding me mom."

And then there's this one:
A few weeks ago I caught her out of bed playing at her toy box, and I thought she was asleep since she had been in bed for over an hour. All I did was look at her and she said "Mom, I'm SO sorry!" The next day she apologized again and told me she was just having a meeting with her toys...why she thought I would think that was okay, I don't know.

I'm sure there will be more to come later!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Birthday Money

Kennedy will be 3 in less than two weeks. We got to see some of Jeremy's family this weekend in St. Louis and they gave her some birthday money. Usually I put money given to her in the bank, but since we are in the process of a move and I am packing most of her toys, I thought I would let her spend it on something new to occupy her this week. So we went to Target today. She kept talking about how she was going to buy a new guitar (I have no idea why) and I just kept saying, "let's just see what they have". We got to the toy section and I explained that she might not have enough money for some of the toys and we needed to look around and she what she could afford. We looked and she would pick something up and I would say "let's keep looking to make sure that's what you want." I don't know what I was hoping she would pick out, but she kept going to toys that were way too young for her that I knew she would get bored with very easily.

Then she saw it.

Troy and Gabriella dolls from High School Musical.
Kennedy had no idea what High School Musical was three months ago. Then we found out that kids her age love it. Jeremy, fearful that Kennedy wouldn't be as cool as her friends, went out and bought the DVD for her, and we haven't stopped watching it since. We have also purchased the CD so we can listen to the songs all the time. We have rented High School Musical 2 a few times, and she is getting that CD for her birthday. In fact, this weekend she started calling me Gabriella, and Jeremy, Troy. As we walked around Target she would say "Gabriella, I see you on that lamp! Gabriella, you're on that shirt!" It was quite humorous and a little embarrassing as well. But once she saw the dolls, there was no turning back. I couldn't talk her into any other toys. That was what she wanted. So we went to the front of the store and she handed the cashier the dolls and her money. She even had a little money to spare.

Luckily, she has a great imagination, and they will keep her very occupied. I have already in the 10 minutes she has had them at home had to take many pictures of them together, as well as fix Gabriella's hair, take off Troy's shirt, and tell them it's okay if they don't want to go swimming. What? Now it's time to make them all lunch. Troy wants cheese pizza and Gabriella wants a hot dog. Kennedy would like grilled cheese, so I've got a lot of cooking to do :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

New Look

Since I have overtaken the blog, I thought it needed a new look. Also, here are a few pictures from the last few weeks.
Kennedy took a nap at my mom's house one day, and this is how she fell asleep. She also picked out her outfit that afternoon. It's a dress with khaki pants underneath. Fashionable, I know.
This is how Ansley (and my mom) fell asleep.
Jeremy has found a new love with something called Geocaching. I don't really get it, but he thinks it's great. Basically it's like hunting for a treasure. He took Kennedy one day and helped her find her own "treasure". This is a picture of when she found it. She was pretty excited!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Jeremy's Blog

Jeremy updated "his" blog once more, and I really think you should read it. It's more about his track experience! Again, it's on the right side of this page as "my blog".

Betsy's home!

I know I mentioned Betsy in the last post, but she made it home Saturday night and Kennedy is loving having her here. She keeps asking when Betsy can sleepover. So tonight, Betsy is going to spend the night at our house since Jeremy is out of town for the weekend.
On a completely unrelated note, Kennedy loves to sing...wonder where she gets that from? However, she just sings whatever she thinks the words are, whether they are right or wrong. For instance, the other day she was singing "London Bridge is Falling Down". This is what I heard from her "Take the keys and knock her up, knock her up, knock her up. Take the keys and knock her up, my fair lady." I tried to explain the words were "lock her up" but I think she'll continue singing it the way she wants to--just hopefully not out in public!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Family Pic

We had Betsy snap this family pic for us this weekend. Just thought I'd share it with you!

Thursday, May 8, 2008


Well I hope Jeremy doesn't mind that I have taken over his blog! If you still want to hear from him, you should click on the link to the right that says "My blog". He doesn't write very often, but you really should read his latest post about him being a track coach. He took over the track program at his school, even though he doesn't know anything about track, just so the kids could have a chance to participate. He really cares a lot about his students and I am very proud of him. In other news, Ansley can hold up her head pretty good these days, so we decided to try out her Bumbo seat. Here are a few pictures of her enjoying it. However, right now she is stuck trying her best to roll over, and is not a very happy camper, so I better go get her!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Update to Previous Post

So the girls and I went shopping today. I had a $10 off coupon at Penney's and found some really cute dresses already on clearance for $20. I'm a sucker for a bargain, and my 10 year reunion is next month, so I thought I'd try them on and see if any of them looked okay. The first one Kennedy exclaimed "Mom! I like that dress! You look like Princess Jasmine!". The second and third dress had pretty much the same reaction, except I looked like Cinderella, and Snow White in them. So I bought them all :) but of course I am going to take 2 of them back as soon as Jeremy helps me pick the best of the 3--maybe.

Monday, May 5, 2008

My beautiful daughter

Saturday night at the dinner table our conversation went like this:
Jeremy: "Kennedy, did you know you have a beautiful mom? Isn't she so beautiful?"
Kennedy: "No she's not." (I pretend to cry)
Jeremy: "Yes she is. And you are so pretty too."
Kennedy: "No I'm not." (I quit pretending to cry thinking she's just being negative this evening. Then she continues...) "I'm BEAUTIFUL!"
Wow! Harsh words from my almost 3 year old. I didn't take it to heart though. She was in a definite mood. Usually she's my self esteem booster. I love taking her in the dressing room at stores with me. It doesn't matter if the outfit looks hideous, she will dramatically exclaim "Mom you look beautiful"!
She also has begun realizing that red means stop and green means go when I am driving. The other day I turned right on red and she freaked out just a bit. I had to try and explain that sometimes you can go on red. This is fun stuff.