Thursday, August 4, 2011

Fourth of July

Been in Boise so I haven't blogged in like a month. The fourth of July was great, the kids really had fun but little K didn't know what to think of the fire works!
Looks kind of fun?


Holding on to daddy for dear life...


And she's had enough, couldn't quite handle the finale!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ready set crawl!!!


She is getting too big too fast! She has been getting up on those knees for the past two weeks and lately she has started to get up on her toes and really rock back and forth. She still only moves backwards and spins around but it wont be long before she goes forward. For know tho we are just enjoying the "backin up backin up backin up, cuz her daddy taught her good!" haha corny I know but we think its funny

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Texas Rangers!


So as most of you know, last week we found out that Ben's company is ironically moving us back to Logan. I had very mixed emotions about it at first. I am feeling weird about only being here for 7 months. I was just starting to make friends and I really felt a part of the ward here, so in a way I am sad to leave. Texas has been good to us and I have learned so much being here. On the other hand we are so excited to be closer to family and our good friends! We are also excited about what this means for our future, as far as establishing a good way of living. We don't know when exactly we leave but now that I know we are going I just want to be their as soon as possible so we can start our life. So when we found out we were leaving we wanted to make sure we got to do some of the things we wanted to here. First on the list was a Texas Rangers game. We splurged a little and got some decent seats since, what was supposed to be a 3-4 times a year event, we only got to do once!
I made the bow, a little obnoxious I know but it was fun to make and she totally stole the show at the game. I just love it when people think she is as adorable as we we think she is. She was so good too, just sat and watched for the most part. She is really into what people are drinking so the guy next to me who had a beer was a huge draw, she kept touching him trying to reach it. Haha

Monday, June 20, 2011

Five Months old!

So I have officially given up on posting those videos. I tried like thirty times and it doesn't work. So I am moving on. K is growing up way too fast she is starting to get up on those knees and some of my friends here give it two weeks before she starts crawling. I am finding myself screaming inside STOP WAIT SLOW DOWN! She just turned five months old a few days ago; she is still supposed to be my little baby :( It is fun to see her learn and grow everyday though. She is still addicted to baby einstien, but I try to let her only watch it 3-4 times a week.
















She also really loves bath time and it always calms her down and is perfect for getting her ready for bed. In preparation for crawling we are trying to get her to sit up on her own. Probably not a good idea to practice in the bath! Right after we took these picks she fell back and i caught her but it freaked her out pretty bad. She also is starting to really like the jumperoo we bought off Craigslist. I really thought that I would want all new things for my first baby, but I have realized that its just not realistic money wise and you can find really good stuff online or at Kid to Kid!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

4 1/2 months old!

Man, so much has happened this past month and a half with little K. The first time she rolled over was front to back at about three and a half months old. She only did it a few times, then as soon as we got home from Alabama she was rolling over back to front like crazy, even if she didn't want to. I think its because she really found her feet! She grabs on to them every chance she gets and then topples over. Hilarious! Last night she wasn't going to bed very well; I went in to check on her and she had fallen asleep with her toes in her mouth. Not sure how that's possible but she did it!
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We also have liked going to the pool once or twice a week, the sun totally wipes her out she fell asleep on her stomach outside and this pic was right after I put her down she still had her adorable floppy hat on, so cute! Lets see... what else, oh we started introducing solid foods to her. Everyone has different theories on when you should do this, I think my pediatrician would rather I wait till six months or so, but we decided since she is so big and seems ready, we would ease her into it slowly. She only eats like a third of a veggie container at dinner time and that's it. We probably wont add any more to her diet for another month or so. I originally thought that you were supposed to start babies on a simple rice cereal but apparently that is no longer true; who knew? My doctor suggests that we do veggies first because they start developing there liking for different foods right now! Rice would just make her a carb junkie. True or not? I have no idea. And obviously fruits give them that sweet tooth early on.


Also, since I am putting all these videos on I might as well add this one too! K loves to blow raspberries, she thinks she is so funny especially in church. She literally wouldn't stop doing it all through Sunday School

Okay so I tried to add all the videos and the bloger wasn't letting me do it. I have been trying to post this for the past four days so I am just going to post it and keep trying to add the videos later..... LAME

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Lesson learned...

So as the previous posted stated we went to Logan to go to our graduation. Our good friends, Tyler and Lindsey Coy let us crash at their place. Not only did they let us take over their house but they also hosted our family BBQ after graduation. Not only did they host the BBQ but they also bought all the food and paper products for it, cooked it, followed us around all day and took pictures with us. Basically what I am saying is that they are the best hosts in the world! We absolutely love these guys, and they are truly life long friends no matter how far apart we live. I hope one day I can be as good of a host as Lindsey.

To add to the top list of best hosts ever I have to include my sister Candi. Every time anyone goes to her house it seems she has some kind of gift or something for them. No matter what is going on in her life she makes you feel like priority number one! Not only does she make the top list of best hosts but also best guests. When she comes to visit she cleans up and helps me get things done. I wish I would have been able to help her more with packing up her house the way I know she would have for me. It was good to see those kids tho!! Got to love that face JK, she looks so much like her mommy. Toby and I had the most amazing game of JENGA ever, and we only cheated a little.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Utah State!



Wow I am way behind on my blogging!! So I talked Ben into flying us back for graduation and we both agree it was well worth it. The trip was amazing, we got to catch up with family and friends but most of all we got to spend some time in Logan, a place that I believe to be truly magical. So here are some pics recapping the epic trip:








The Sampson clan... all together, including Zach's fiance Gentry. It was so good t get to know her better!




Us sitting on top of the "A" in front of Old Main. True Aggie territory!!




Mom and Dad with baby K in front of Old Main, it was so good to spend the day with them!





Baby K walked the in the graduate procession, so much fun!





In the Stadium during the comencement ceremony with our friends Ben Wood and David Ingram.



Walking to recieve my diploma with K right behind her Daddy, a truly memorable experience



And one of many many pics we took after it was all over, what a long, wonderful day!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

15 weeks old!

So we went to a wedding reception that involved a two hour drive there and back, the poor girl spent almost the whole day in her car seat. We stopped in the middle of nowhere to give her a break and she decided to give her first real laugh, Ben had her cracking up!!
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Reminiscing...

So I just got my old laptop working again and I found these videos of my little Alabama boys that I took when I was living with them 3 summers ago. Man they have gotten big!
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Grandma and Grandpa!

This was just too funny not to post... why is she so cute when she cries??
We had so much fun with Grandma Kathy and Grandpa Mike!First we went to Galveston and went t the beach for a few minutes in the morning before heading to the Johnson Space Center in Houston!

My Husband... 27 years old!


So Ben just had his 27th birthday and when I think about this past year for him, its crazy how much he has accomplished. This time last year we were finishing up our spring semester, talking about getting pregnant (we already were), about to leave for our last hurray in Europe. We realized that our school days were coming to an end, Ben was planing on grad school, we visited ASU and applied to several schools including Pittsburg State which was his final decision. We found out we were having a little girl! Ben's boss opened the door for him to interview with a few companies and after being drug through the dirt and mud Ben got two offers! Deciding Saratech was the best option for our future He packed up an eight month pregnant wife and we moved to Texas. Within one month of being here he started his job, we had a baby, and we were both called to serve with the youth. Its been a crazy year and he has been so good to me and our little baby girl. I am grateful for the challenges and learning experiences we have but I am even more grateful for how wonderful Ben has been and how hard he has worked to make our life a comfortable one. Motivation is an understatement in trying to characterize Ben. Everything he does he does for our family and our future. I love him like crazy and s does our little girl!

Monday, April 4, 2011

So Big, and So Old!!


Eight Weeks old! this Ralph Lauren Polo Dress is my favorite outfit! Thanks for the matching bow Grandma
Nine Weeks old, sleepy baby, must have been growing a lot.


Ten Weeks old. So big, and smiling all the time. She loves to laugh at mommy and daddy. She also really loves sticking that tongue out!
Eleven Weeks old! Starting to be a drool monster, I think she got that from daddy. I love her surprised face, but my favorite face she makes is when she wakes up in the morning or from a long nap and stretches.... wish I could capture it, it melts my heart!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Just hangin with papa!
Playin' with my Grandma my Grandma my Grandma!
And Uncle Ben is so much fun!

Love you guys and miss you so so much!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Kenedi's blessing


Kenedi's baby blessing was so unbelievably amazing. I just feel so blessed to be her mother and to have such a wonderful husband that gave her such a great blessing. He is a great daddy, and she is such a sweet spirit and it is overwhelming how wonderful it is to raise one of the lord's special spirits. I love her like crazy!
It was so great to have my dad, brother and Dorran here to stand in the circle. I love having family here and I miss them everyday! Both our families had such a great time together and it really meant the world to Ben, Kenedi, and I that they were here!

The Sampsons and the Aquarium

So the Sampson family came into town to meet their little granddaughter/niece. It was so fun to have them here and the first thing we did was go to an aquarium that was out of this world! We had so much fun, it was so good to see them and so good for them to be able to meet little Kenedi. Aunt Elisabeth was so good with her too

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Morning Smiles

So I woke up this morning and grabbed my camera intending to snap some photos to blog about the greatest invention ever! Its called a Swaddle Me and for those babies out there who like to be wrapped like burritos when they sleep this is the best thing for them. Yes it looks like a straight jacket for infants but Kenedi absolutely loves it. Whats great is that you can change their diaper without unwrapping them and letting there arms loose. I promise it works, ever since we got it Kenedi has been consistently sleeping for abut 7 hours straight, with a record so far of 8 hours! Who really cares about that though? What I am really glad I caught was her morning smiles, they are the best! The pictures just don't do it justice though, she is so precious!