Sunday, May 23, 2010


Just recently, Kenley has been really into her shoes. Yesterday, she found her imitation Ugg boots. She insisted on wearing them. I thought it was pretty cute!

This picture is of Kenley's "mean" face. I know it doesn't look very mean, but she thinks it's mean! She makes this face and blows air in and out of her nose. It's very entertaining!

Monday, May 17, 2010

13 Months Old!

Dear Baby K,

Holy crap! Where did the last month go????

Anyway, today you are 13 months old. In the past couple of weeks, sometimes when I look at you, you look so old! I think it’s most when I put your hair up in pigtails. It just makes you look so grown up (but a very cute grown up!).

Pure joy is balloons from the Dollar Store!

You are definitely in toddler mode these days. You are very into “testing your boundaries.” You love to throw all the food off your tray and smack the TV screen (which nearly gives your Dad an anxiety attack!). You are starting to mimic everything we do. When you dance, you have started to dance like your Dad. And anyone that has ever seen your Dad dance will understand my concern! Your mimicking has made teaching you pretty easy these days. In just a couple of days, we taught you to sign for milk, more, baby, and all done. I’ve tried my hardest to teach you water, but for some reason you refuse. You prefer the point and grunt method when it comes to asking for water!

I love Italian food...just like my Mommy

I continue to be amazed at how outgoing you are. Your Dad and I are both introverts, but not you! You love people. You like almost everyone you come in contact with. You don’t seem to be scared of anyone. Your Grandpa takes you to the coffee shop every Friday, and I think it’s the people watching that keeps you so entertained.

Mom attempting a self portrait

Although some days you barely eat anything, you still are pretty adventurous when it comes to eating. You still love Lebanese food, last night you ate BBQ Chicken pizza, and you love sour things. Pickles and lemons! You won’t eat an orange, but give you a lemon….

You are one skinny little squirt! All of your 12 month pants are just the right length, but you swim in them around the waist! I never thought my 10 pound 1 ounce newborn would end up being a string bean!

Eating a flower I picked at the park

You aren’t walking yet, but you must be the world’s fastest crawler! You speed up and down your playroom! You will cruise around furniture, but if we try to get you to walk while we’re holding your hands, you instantly drop to your knees and speed away crawling.

I can’t believe how fast you are learning things these days. I can’t wait to see what this next month holds!

Love you,


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Beautiful Portland Day!

Today was a gorgeous day in Portland. I know a lot of people just think it rains all the time here, but when it's a beautiful, it doesn't get much better than here!

Phil and I spent most of the day outside working in the yard and setting up our garden. Kenley hung out on her blanket and played with her toys. She also got some rides in her awesome new wagon, which was a birthday gift from her Nana!

Hanging out in the sun. Don't worry, I was wearing like SPF 400!

So sweet!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Love this Stinker!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Just for Fun

And because Phil tells me I should post more...

Kenley loves her cat!

Kenley's first cute!

A little drooly, but cute

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Adventures In Eating...

Kenley is becoming quite the little stinker when it comes to eating. The first thing she does is throw her cup, and then she starts throwing her food. I've been assured this is just a phase. We are trying to teach her "no," but she just cracks up every time we tell her!

Mmmm! Noodles!

I've been naughty!

How could I get angry at this face!

Yup, that's all the food you threw down there.