Our trip to Nawlins (New Orleans).

Thursday, June 8, 2017

We went on a little trip to New Orleans and the culture and history of it all were really neat to experience and learn about, but it wasn't the cleanest place - physically or morally. 😆  That being said we are very glad that we were able to meet up with some good friends of ours who are now living in the Bay Area of California for a few days. We had some beignets, Cajun food, took our girls to the Aquarium, explored the French Quarter, stumbled upon a gay pride on Easter Sunday, which is fine, except for the fact that some of the people on the floats weren't wearing much of anything. 😳  And we did a self-guided tour of Lafayette Cemetery (props to Heather and AJ for downloading that ahead of time). Kennedy's favorite part was probably when we rode on a trolley to get to the cemetery. She's obsessed with Daniel Tiger, so it only makes sense!

I would definitely recommend taking a trip to New Orleans because there is definitely so much about it to appreciate, but I think it's a one and done kind of a place as a family trip destination. Haha!

Our mini vacation to San Antonio!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Cole has been working like crazy, so when his supervisor offered to cover for him for 4 days we jumped at the opportunity and decided to head a little over 5 hours away to San Antonio to see Cole's grandparents. We had a blast! We went to the natural bridge wildlife ranch, got to see the Alamo, the River Walk, the temple, had some delicious Texas BBQ brisket sandwiches and we decided to drive up to Waco before heading home on Monday to see the Magnolia Market at the Silos! We had so much fun and had some much needed family time. 

Finnley Joan: 12 months old.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

I don't know if I've been putting this off because I'm in denial that Finnley is already one (probably so) or if I just haven't gotten around to it because I have so many different things/ideas flying around in my head and world right now. I'd say it's probably a good combination of the two. But anyways, here's Finnley's 12 month old picture and update!

Finnley Joan at 12 months old:

You point at things and say that.

You can say wow, uh-oh, yeah, mom, dad and hi (which is accompanied with an adorable wave). 🤗

You're not walking yet, but we trick you into standing on your own and as soon as you realize you're not holding onto anything you slowly crouch down to the floor and start crawling. You've taken some steps on your own here and there, but we've got some more practicing to do to give you a little more confidence to take off!

You do like to push our kitchen chairs and various other things around while walking.

Two front teeth are in all the way in!

You do a fake spit whenever you hear your dad spit. 😆

You give us "loves" at random times by softly laying your head down on us and it's heart melting.

You give us big, wet open mouthed kisses.

You've started to throw baby tantrums, which crack me up, but have me a little worried at times. I don't remember your sister throwing tantrums so early in life and I'm wondering if you've learned that skill from her. Haha!

For your birthday we made homemade enchiladas and tres leches cake and you were definitely a fan. 😊

This past year of our lives has been quite the crazy adventure, but I'm so glad you joined our family when you did because it reminded us to slow down a little and focus on all the good around us. We love your guts Finn! 

Finnley Joan: 11 months.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

How in the world are you almost one baby girl?! While I try to figure out where this last year went, here's your eleven month update!

Just today (December 7th, 2016) you finally signed please when I asked you to say please for some more breakfast! 

You will occasionally say "hi dad" but only when you're in the mood for it. 😆

You shake your head "no" at us when you don't want something we're trying to give you. 

Little by little you're getting more brave with walking while holding onto things.

You still only have your two bottom teeth. That's it! By this age Kennedy had five teeth with a sixth one on the way! I think your top ones are close to coming in, but we shall see...

You blow kisses and it's so darn cute. 😘

A couple of times I've gotten you to clap when we start to sing "patty cake."

Your sassiness continues to shine through. For example, you get mad at Kennedy when she takes something from you and/or you squawk at her to let her know it's not okay and to get my attention to help referee the situation. 😂

That being said, y'all are starting to play better together! I put you down on the floor as I was checking out our books at the library today and you started crawling away, at which point Kennedy decided to chase you on all fours and y'all were both cracking up SO hard. That was a moment that I want to etch in my memory for forever.

You and your sister make life a little crazy at times, but then y'all go and do something really cute and funny (like you did today 👆🏼) which makes us slow down and soak in the goodness that y'all bring into our lives each and everyday.