Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Wow, I can't believe it but Kennedy is already 6 weeks old. Time flies when you're having fun and not getting much sleep..Ha! Actually Kennedy has been a really good baby. She is still sleeping a lot. (Worried that that is about to end.) She eats about every 3-4 hours and after each feeding pretty much falls asleep. The last few nights she has been going about 4-5 hours in between feedings. Loving that! Aiden was and is still a great sleeper so hoping she will be too. Aiden is LOVING being a big brother. You can tell my the first picture with his big smile. He is so proud of her. Whenever we go out he always tells people, "This is my baby sister!" Here are a few pictures of what we been up to lately.

Aiden and Kennedy (Kennedy 1 month old)

Kennedy not so happy in this picture. Not sure if it's the headband or me taking a million pictures. You can see it really bothers Aiden...ha ha!
Gotta love when they are trying to get their eyes focused! Thought this picture was too cute not to post.
Aiden and Jonathan about to leave for church on Father's Day. Kennedy and I stayed home so I wasn't picture quality and I think Kennedy was sleeping. We will take her to church as soon as she has her 2 month shots.
A few weekends ago Ben, Kristen, Bella and Brooks came to visit. This is the only picture I got of the kids. We had so much fun that I forgot to take any pictures. Here's Aiden, Bella and Brooks. We're so glad they came to visit and to meet little Kennedy.
Kennedy in the car after running around. She pretty much slept the whole time they were here.
One of her favorite sleeping positions.

Her sweet little swimsuit. She's ready for the pool. And would you believe it she's already gotten to wear it twice. We have taken her to the pool but she sits in the shade in her little travel swing and slept the whole time. She loved it.
And the hat to go with it....
So pretty...
Another day, another dress! We (well I guess I should say I) am having fun dressing her up every day.
It's really hard to get a picture of her sitting up when she's not sitting up yet. I can usually get one and than she starts falling over.
Aiden wanted to give the travel swing a try. He goes a little faster in it than Kennedy does and that's mostly because he's pushing himself! Pretty sure he's over the weight AND height for that swing.
Oh just hanging out in my pack and play in mom and dad's room.
Mom, Please stop dressing me up every day! Pretty sure she's either tired of me dressing her up or does not like the headband. I'm going to go with both.
There that's better. I just love the little headbands and I'm hoping she grows to like them too. Or maybe just starts to tolerate them more.
Aiden is doing a mother's day out for the summer at our church. The other day they had a photographer come and take head shots of all the kids and you could buy them if you liked it. I just thought this was such a cute picture of Aiden so of course I had to get it. Oh and BTW, I didn't realize it was picture day at school so that's why he is just in a t-shirt. But you can't really tell so I didn't think it really mattered.
I got this picture blown up for Jonathan for Father's day. Such a sweet picture of the two of them. This is what Aiden does to Kennedy all day, just gives her kisses. It is so sweet. Well except when she's sleeping and he wakes her up to give her a kiss. I don't get really excited about that.
When I took Kennedy to her 1 month appointment these were her vitals:
weight: 10 pounds-70%
height: 21.75 in.-70%
head: 15 in.-78%

So she is just growing right along and having no problems. She has been a really good baby and we are have just felt so blessed to have two healthy children. It's funny how relaxed you are your second time. Aiden has done really well with the transition and he just is so happy to have a baby sister. Things have been great with two children. I have even ran errands with both of them by myself! And I survived! People keep commenting on how they can't believe how fast I have gotten out to go do things, but I think with your second you just go and don't think about it. I mean we can't just sit at home with a 2 year old all the time. So like I said earlier Kennedy is eating well (as you can tell by her weight). Eating about every 3-4 hours. She has been sleeping in her crib since week 2. Let's see what else is she doing.....oh yeah, letting mom play dress up! So that's about it. Hope everyone is having a good summer so far.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Kennedy Anne Carothers is here!!!

Kennedy Anne Carothers was born on May 10th at 9:20 am, weighing 7 pounds 7 oz and 19 in. long. She is two weeks old today, wow it's already gone fast. We have had family here the last two weeks so I haven't had much time to put these pictures up. My parents were here the first week and were a huge help with Aiden and then when I got home from the hospital. Jonathan's parents came the second week and were also a huge help with Aiden and Kennedy. We couldn't have done it without the grandparents, just wish one of them lived closer. Here are a few pics from her birthday and the past two weeks.
First picture while the nurses cleaned her up.
This is the last picture of our family of 3! Aiden has on the Big Brother shirt Jonathan wore when his little brother was born. I'm so glad Margie saved it so we could use it!
Our newest addition. Yay!
Jonathan and Aiden kissing Kennedy. So sweet.

I love this picture (of Aiden and Kennedy, not so much me). Aiden is holding on so tight and if you look real close it almost looks like Kennedy is smiling.
This is Aiden and Kennedy's newborn shots. Just wanted to show you how much they look alike. I feel like she looks just like he did as a baby.
Gigi was here to help me take Kennedy to her 1 week appointment. Here she is with Aiden while we wait for the doctor. Aiden has on his Guatemala soccer shirt that he LOVES!
Someone is not too happy about being at the doctor.
Gigi comforting Kennedy.
All better....
Aiden keeping us entertained while we waited for the doctor.
This was precious. Aiden wanted to watch our doctor check Kennedy out. He wanted to make sure she was doing it right. He kept saying, "This is my baby sister!" Oh so sweet.
After the doctor we made our first outing with Kennedy to Target! That was Aiden's first outing so it definitely had to be Kennedy's.
Kennedy came home from the hospital in this dress. It was the dress I came home from the hospital in almost 31 years ago. I think it's so neat that my parents found it and that she was able to wear it too.
She's been doing a lot of this.....which is nice. I'm not complaining.
All dressed and ready to go.
She loves her swing.
Aiden "checking" on Kennedy to make sure she's alright. He's been such a good big brother.
This is Ron and Aiden doing their handshake. It was hilarious.
Ron and Margie with Kennedy and Aiden the morning they left.
We are so thankful to have Kennedy here. She is just precious and such a joy. We feel so blessed that God has given us two healthy and beautiful children. We are also thankful for our parents that helped us the first two weeks while I got to feeling better and helped keep Aiden entertained (which is a full time job!). More pics coming soon!!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

We heart spring!!!!

We are loving this weather and everything about this time of year. We have been playing outside and going to the zoo mostly. Here is Aiden with his best buddies Sam and Jordan at the zoo. We rented a double stroller but they all fit! This is the only kind of stroller Aiden will stay in and I guess it's because it's easy for him to get in and out. I'm thankful that the zoo has them because right now I can barely carry myself around!

The three amigos checking out the monkeys.
Aiden and Sam
Jordan, Aiden and Sam (something was obviously very funny to Aiden)
Holly, Michelle, Sam, Jordan and Aiden
Checking out the tigers (and Jordan wondering why I'm taking another picture)
Aiden chasing after the baby goat so he can brush it.
This is the most awesome play area. Sometimes it's just worth going to the zoo to play there.
The little toddler area that is completely padded. But very crowded!
One day we went to Jordan's house to play and Aiden got to ride on a 4 wheeler for the first time. He fell in love with it. Guess I know what we'll be getting him for his b-day.
I don't know where he learned to drive....
Sam holding on tight to Aiden.
They have a Boston Terrier also and Aiden loved playing with Jack.
First day to get to wear shorts to Mother's Day Out. I thought he looked so cute.
Preggo pic for my friends that keep asking me for one. This is one night after small group so I don't look that great, but this will have to do. This is me at 32 weeks.
Aiden and his buddy Audra at small group. We love our small group and have been involved with it for over 3 yrs now. We're so blessed because we all just bring our kids and there is a baby sitter there that watches them. Aiden and Audra are the oldest and have so much fun together.
Happy Easter!
We went to Aiden's buddy Sam's house for an easter egg hunt.
Aiden and Sam
Aiden picking up the eggs. His basket was almost full!

Checking out what was inside the eggs.
All the kids playing in the sandbox.

Aiden and Sam hanging out on top.

We are getting close to Kennedy's arrival. 5 weeks from today! (May 10th). Jonathan has been working very hard getting Kennedy and Aiden's rooms ready. I haven't been able to do much so I'm so grateful for all the hard work he has put into making their rooms perfect. When we get them completely done I will definitely post pictures.