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!