Kennedy Lou is officially 3!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Oh Kennedy Lou, where have the past three years gone?! You are growing up into such a spunky, intelligent, driven and beautiful little girl! You are becoming even more independent than before, which I wasn't sure was possible, but I'm learning to embrace it and let go a little bit to give you the freedom and autonomy you crave.

For your third birthday you wanted an Ariel birthday, so we gave you just that! You had Ariel balloons, a shirt, a necklace, a cake and you even watched The Little Mermaid (which is called  Ariel according to you) and we just made the day all about you! We sure love you and the presence you are in our little family. You are destined to do great things, I just know it!

Thanks for choosing us as your parents - you're truly such a gift to us. 

Finnley Joan: 8 months.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Finnley Joan at eight months old:

You have become so good at pulling yourself up to standing! I'm proud of you for doing so, but now you can reach even more things than you could before which means more baby proofing... 🙃

You are still such a "go with the flow" kinda girl and it could be because you're the second child and you just have to, or it could be that it's your personality. I think it's probably a combination of the two!

You've started to become entertained with toys for a longer period of time, which has been so nice for this momma! 🙌🏼

I swear you said "mama" while crawling up to me the other day and I have witnesses to vouch for me (since I know your dad won't believe me). 

You know that when we sit you in your high chair that it's time to eat and you get super excited! But once you're done eating you start to swat your hand at whatever we're trying to give you and close your mouth and turn your hand. And then you get mad until we let you down because you're ready to go and play!

This age is definitely one of my favorites since you are still so sweet and can't sass me yet, but you are also becoming more social.

We love your guts, Finnley Joan!