Saturday, July 18, 2009

Soccer Class

Since soccer is the best sport EVER created, we decided to sign Kendyll up for soccer class. Her class consisted of other three year olds, and it ran once a week for 6 weeks. She was totally excited to go... as you can see by the look on her face here~ Passing the ball with Momma. She learned how to put her foot on top of the ball and stop it. That takes some great coordination.

Dribbling through the cones... she's AwESoMe at dribbling! She also learned how to do throw ins and drop kicks.

Every class began with stretches... although they weren't done properly...hee, hee!

Near the end of the sessions, the kids played games. Kendyll is on the yellow team.

As you can see in this picture, she is DONE playing in the game. She's not into "sharing" the ball with others and would get upset if she didn't have the ball. We told her she had to sit out if she wasn't going to play right. Her attitude soon changed, and she played goalie.

Although it's blurry, Kendyll is ready to stop the ball from going into the net.

Oops! The red team scored on Kendyll. She wouldn't use her hands to stop the ball because all along we were telling her NOT to use her hands. Oh well! At least she rejoined the game.

At the last session, each child received a certificate.

Kendyll with her coaches...

Soon, we'll sign her up to play on a real team. She's been watching me play a lot recently, and I think that is motivating her some more.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Happy Birthday to Kendyll!!!

It's hard to believe that today, April 18th, Kendyll is turning 3. It seems like just yesterday that we found out I was pregnant. What a surprise that was! Then at 26 weeks pregnant, I went on bedrest, which lasted for 12 l-o-n-g weeks. When she finally made her debut at 6 lbs, 15 ozs, and 19 3/4" long, we were relieved that she was just fine, except for some jaundice. Doesn't she looked thrilled to be here???
Our "sweet pea!" Robert picked out the gown for her to wear home, and my mom bought the bonnet. I loved that outfit. I have it hanging in her room still.

Who could forget the crying??? Not me! It innocently started out as colic, and then turned into gerd. Thank goodness for medicine, and Kendyll outgrew it in 6 months.

One of our better moments!

The three of us! Kendyll had to only be about 2 months old because this picture was taken at our old house, which is fondly referred to as "Kendyll's baby house".

Visiting with Papa and Mimi.

She would NOT let my dad, nor anyone really except for a select few, hold her. Notice how she is trying to squirm away.

What a messy face! When Kendyll started eating solids, her favorite food was Slim Jims. Yes, Slim Jims. She couldn't quite eat them all the way, so she would suck the juices out of them until they turned gray... GROSS!

A precious moment with Meemaw.

Fast forward to today... Kendyll LOVES LOVES LOVES wearing a bathing suit. Doesn't she look great with the socks and sparkly red shoes?

She also likes to "cook". Notice she's wearing another bathing suit!

Projects are important to Kendyll too!

And she really loves doing 24 piece puzzles all by herself. Kendyll's favorites include: the color pink, Sleeping Beauty, playing pretend, playing house, reading, cutting, and playing on the computer.

I can't believe how fast these 3 years have gone. They have been challenging, but very rewarding, and I wouldn't change a thing!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Kendyll's Beach

Today was the perfect day to go to the beach... well, that's what Kendyll thought. Her favorite thing is to wear her bathing suit and play at her "beach", which is located on our stairs (please don't mind the 70's gold carpet). She laid out for her pic below, and then you can see all of her friends that she brough along with her. They each had their own special place. Oh what fun it is to be a 2 year old!!!

This is Kendyll's message: sleeping beauty 1234567890 kendyll 123456789000 ';./,\'][

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Happy Birthday, Daddy!!!

Today is Robert's birthday.
Daddy... we want you to know that we LOVE you and appreciate all that you do for us!
Daddy Cinderella, you are the best!

A message from Kendyll: ir0r80988054g8ytbbygvyvyytvvgvvv8ie77e8wr78ir87ery7ire7y8du8 (translation: Happy Birthday!).

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Happy Birthday, Auntie Maggie!!!

May you eat so much cake and ice cream that your face looks like Kendyll's! We wish you a day full of happiness and love. Thank you for taking such good care of Kendyll. Words can't express how much we truly appreciate you. Love you!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sleeping Beauty

We went to Shield's Restaurant on Monday night to eat with Kendyll's favorite princess, Sleeping Beauty. Why is that her favorite princess? Because she's pink, of course! That's Kendyll's favorite color. We didn't tell her that Sleeping Beauty would be there... we wanted to surprise her. Before Sleeping Beauty made her grand entrance, Kendyll kept saying, "I don't want to be here... I don't want to be here!" We coaxed her into staying a little while longer, and she was excited when we told her that Sleeping Beauty was there. We got a couple of pictures of the two of them together, and this one is the best one. ADD is the name of the game with Kendyll... oh, and SpongeBob was on the tv in the corner.

Doesn't really look like Sleeping Beauty, but what do you expect? It's not Disney World afterall!?!
There was also a clown there, Rosie, who painted a Hello Kitty on Kendyll's arm. But that really didn't look like Hello Kitty either!
Rosie also made a balloon dog for Kendyll out of a pink balloon.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Beautiful Weather

When the weather broke for the day, we took advantage of it! After picking Kendyll up from daycare, we headed home and straight to her "park" (backyard playscape). I didn't take into account that the ground would be slightly muddy, but that didn't stop us. Kendyll was a little hesitant to go down her slide, maybe because it had been a while since she last used it. The first time we coaxed her down it, Robert had to go first. This time she wanted me to go. NO WAY! I finally got her to go down it, and she had a blast!

Coming up for more...
What fun would it be to go down the slide the right way???
We made a snowman... you can barely see him. Kendyll gathered up the sticks for arms. Another "cheese" shot.
What her booty looked like at the end of our outside time. What a mess, but it was worth it!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Kendyll says, "Happy Valentine's Day!" We hope that you all have a wonderful day filled with great memories.

While the cats away...

...the mice will play!
Robert and Papa have a rivalry when it comes to NASCAR driver, Jeff Gordon. They can't stand HIM! So every holiday and birthday, they give each other some great Jeff Gordon presents, like a hard hat, notepad, ornaments, stockings, and this year a switch plate. So Kendyll (!) thought it would be funny to put the switch plate up at Papa's house while he was in Florida. Here you can see her handy work, screwdriver and all! Who knew a 2 year old could be so handy??? She gets it from her daddy, who is, in her words, "a good jobber!"

"I Made A Mess!"

What happens when you leave a 2 year old alone in the bathroom? You get a toilet paper mess! Robert left Kendyll alone to go potty, and when he went back to check on her, he found the whole roll unraveled and on the floor. This is what I found when I got home. Obviously, he moved it off the floor. We have now learned to either continously monitor her or take the paper with us!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Florida? I have that puzzle piece!

Kendyll can't believe that Mimi and Papa went to Florida... without HER! She's totally missing them and hoping that they come home soon. She really wanted to go with them, but obviously that wasn't in the cards. Hopefully, they'll bring her back something good... hee, hee!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

On Saturday, we met up with my parents and Frank's family for lunch at Shield's. It is a great place for the girls... Kylie does well with the noise level, and Kendyll has some room to move about. If you know Kendyll, you know that she does NOT sit still for long. I captured a few cute shots of Kendyll with her some beloved family members.

Here is what she looked like before we were leaving complete with her purse filled with "glipgloss", nail polish, and her cell phone. Check out the shoes she had on! Too funny!
Kendyll and Mimi
Kendyll and Papa
Kendyll and Taylor

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Finally, A Big Girl Bed

The time had finally arrived... we had to let Kendyll get a "big girl" bed. Our poor girl, still sleeping in a crib. Part of me was keeping her in there for selfish reasons. I didn't want to admit that my baby wasn't a baby anymore. She was growing up. The other part of me didn't want her in a big bed because she would have new found freedom. Freedom to roam the house. But I needed to be fair to her so on Friday, the 23rd, I had Robert put her bed together. Earlier in the week, Kendyll and I shopped together, and I let her pick out what bedding she wanted. Because she would be in a full size bed, there really wasn't much out there for kids to choose from. Luckily, she found a princess comforter at Target. We snatched it up, along with some sheets, a bed skirt, and a princess pillow. She only really picked this set because she absolutely LOVES Sleeping Beauty. She's pink afterall, Kendyll's favorite color. We didn't let her know that Robert was putting the bed up for her. As a way to get her to leave Auntie Maggie's that day (because she NEVER wants to leave, go figure!), I told her that a surprise was waiting at home for her. She asked me if I would help her unwrap it... too funny! When we got home, Robert went into her bedroom to capture her reaction (on our camcorder and camera) when she saw her bed for the first time. Her reaction was priceless... it was totally worth it! She hopped on that bed right away, and began jumping up and down, yelling, "My big girl bed! My big girl bed!" Then she would run over to the top of the stairs and shout, "Hey everybody, I got my big girl bed!" Still not sure who she was telling, but that was hilarious. She had to call Mimi and Auntie Maggie and tell them about her surprise. For the entire weekend, we had to keep going upstairs to look at her bed. She is so proud of it!

Here is a picture of her crib before Robert transformed it into the "big girl" bed... looking at it still makes me tear up!
The fun is just beginning...

We actually got her to sit still for a moment and pose for a picture.
Look at how excited she is...
Enjoying her bed...

So far Kendyll has been following the "big girl" bed rules: no jumping on it at bedtime, do not get out of bed, when you wake up call for momma, and you can not call for momma unless it is daylight out. One incident to report. Early Monday morning, at 4:30, Kendyll was calling for me. "MOMMA" I heard through the monitor.

I race to her door and say, "What's the matter?"

"HELP!" she screams.

"Where are you?"

"I stuck!"

I run over to her bed and she somehow managed to get herself turned around in the middle of the night. Her head is down at the end of her bed, stuck under her covers because the side rails have her covers tight on each side of the bed. I pull back the comforter, and only see her feet kicking to get out. After I pulled her out, she told me that she was "hiding" (not sure why) and she got stuck down there. That night I was a little worried about putting her to bed, but she wasn't afraied of getting stuck again. Phew! Crisis averted.