24 September 2015

Labor Day Weekend at the Island

We snuck away for a quiet family weekend at Anderson Island over Labor Day weekend. 
We are trying to make an effort to go to the island more often as we are so lucky to have it in the family! It was a hiking, woods-exploring, campfire-making, beach-combing, movie-watching, over-eating kind of weekend (the best kind, really!). 

Love this little fam bam of mine. 

My twins. Born 6 years apart. Genes are crazy.
We have a blast with Cooper at the Island. 
He loves it there and the girls love to roam and romp around with him. 
Dogs are a lot of work but for us, he is oh so worth it. He's been a great addition to our family and has such a great disposition and endless patience with the girls. 

03 September 2015

First Grade Bound!

Kennedy started first grade this week! She was excited and nervous all at once and after a few nervous tears at drop off, she had a great first day! 

Comments after school on the first day:

- "Mrs. McKinley is nice. A lot nicer than I thought she was going to be."
- "MOM... I cannot believe I am in first grade. Like, I can't believe it. All day I just couldn't believe it."
- "Everyone loved my backpack. I even saw a few kids staring at it."

Man, I love this kid. She makes me want to pull. my. hair. out. on a regular basis because she is so, SO dramatic (is this a girl thing or a kennedy thing - not sure yet) but I truly love her to pieces and just as often as she drives me crazy, she makes me laugh.

Hoping for an awesome first grade year for our girl!
P.s. I calculated that she will graduate from high school in 2027 (yowza!) and she tells me she wants to be a doctor when she grows up (or a tattoo artist... hmmm... decisions, decisions).

Mara at FOUR

I never got around this summer to taking Mara somewhere and doing her four year old photos so I snapped some cute ones of her on my bed the other day. I always say it and it remains true... 
God placed the sweetest of souls in this one. 

Aiden | 3 Months Old

Three months in and we are ridiculously in love with this happy, dimply sweetheart of a baby boy! 
As he heads into his third month, here are a few facts about our boy:
- Sleeping through the night! (sleeps, on average, from 9:30 pm-5:30 am, drinks 6 oz bottle and back to sleep until 7ish).
- FULL of smiles and coos and the beginnings of little laughs
- wearing 3-6 month clothes and 6 month jammies (he's pretty long!)
- starting to attempt rolling over (throws legs to the side but can't quite make it!)

A few favorite photos from August... he looks just a bit like his dad huh? ;)