4 Months

Wow, 4 months!

Things the little guy has been up to lately:

  • We have discovered that he has dimples. Not sure how that happened because both Ken and I do not have dimples, but somehow Little Kenny got them. Love when he smiles so big that they peak through.
  • He loves to suck on his fingers everything.
  • Oma just gave him a little stuffed dog, and he has really taken to it. This is the first toy that he has started to show preference to.
  • He likes to work out with his dad. Ken loves to use his “homemade” weights.

  • He has what we call “feet crevasses”. He can hide all sorts of goodies in these holes. Seriously, the picture doesn’t do it justice. They are huge!

  • He has become a distracted eater. He loves to just stare and laugh at Ken.
  • He has started to do excited squeals. They are adorable.
  • He loves to “hold on” to anything and everything with his right hand. It is so cute because it looks like he is worried about falling out.

  • Baby is becoming a bit chunky. Love the double chin action.

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  • When we read our bedtime scripture story, he loves to scratch his fingers against the colorful pictures.

Overall, I say this boy is a keeper. Love him.

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Texas

This last week we took Baby Kenny on his first plane ride! Kid was a champ. After we landed and everyone was standing up, the people in front of us said, “Wow, there was a baby behind us the whole time?!? We had no idea!” Great job, Baby. FYI, Ken is watching the TV screen in front of him, which explains his intense look ;)

So where did we go on his first adventure? Texas to see Ken’s sister Marie and her family. We had so much fun!

One of the activities we did was the Dallas Zoo, and we mainly went so that the kids could have fun, but I loved it. It was so fun. I had forgotten how much fun the zoo is.

As you can see, I always dress my boys in matching clothes so I can find them. Ha, I kid. ‘Twas a coincidence.

As you can see from the pictures, we got up close and personal with some cheetahs and giraffes, which was pretty cool. Evelyn also got to ride a horse named Cleo. And of course, we just enjoyed spending time with one another.

We also went to the park together, which was a lot of fun!

And again, we’re all about matching, so Kenny and I both decided to wear stripes.

And then, of course, we played at the house which was a lot of fun! Have you ever tried Blue Bell Ice Cream? We may or may not have had some every night after the kids when down for bed.

Baby Kenny and Miss Anna are 4.5 months apart in age, and it was fun to see them interact with each other (which wasn’t as much as I thought because it seemed like when one was sleeping, the other was awake. Totally fine with that, though. Sleeping child=happy child)

Thanks Hinckleys for letting us spend time with you! We had a lot of fun. :)

Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day! I’ve had a great day so far with a big special breakfast and yummy caramel chocolate! (Plus a lot of diapers that I haven’t had to change.)

And you know what? I have one of the best moms in the world. Growing up you never really realize how much your mom does for you, but I was reminded of that just recently when my mom came out when Baby Kenny was born a few months ago. She did so much for me in those couple of weeks here. Moms are just the best, and I have the  best mom. Now that I’m a mother, it has really opened up my eyes to how much my mom did, and still does, for me. Like last night when Baby Kenny woke up every hour throughout the night. When that happened, I thought, “How many times did my mom do this for me?” And not only that, but I’m sure there are a million of things that my mom has done for me that I haven’t even realized. Well, being a mother has made me begin to realize all of the countless sacrifices. Mom, I’m sorry that I haven’t thanked you for all of those late night feedings, diapers you’ve changed, dinners you’ve made, and endless hours of whining. Sorry it has taken me becoming a mother to understand and recognize that. I truly appreciate your love and sacrifice. You’ve made me who I am, and I love you for all that you do.

Here’s a cute picture of my mom when she was a kid with her younger brother.

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And you know what else? I have the best mom, but I also have the best mother-in-law. Whenever someone makes a joke about how bad mother-in-laws are, I honestly cannot relate at all. This woman is amazing. She is so kind and patient, and I have learned so much from her in the (almost) three years that I have known her. I am so grateful that we have lived so close to Ken’s parents these past few years so that I have had the chance to really get to know both of them. It’s nice to have a solid relationship with them since the chances of Ken and I moving back to Utah are slim. I can honestly say that I feel like Ken’s mom is another mom to me, and I feel comfortable enough to ask her for anything.

And here is a cute picture of Ken’s mom when she was younger. She is on the far left.

I love both of my moms, and I love being a mom for Baby Kenny.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Punch Daddy in the Face

The most common adjective people use when they see Baby Kenny is that he is “alert”. They say that he seems to understand what’s going on and is very expressive. Well, let me tell you, he is very expressive when it comes to how much he likes his dad. My goodness he loves Ken! Baby Kenny will be fussing in my arms, and then Ken will walk into the room and it stops. Sometimes Kenny has trouble eating because he finds Ken so much more interesting. Kenny loves to stare at Ken and try to get his attention so they can smile and play with one another. It’s so cute. He will try so hard to get Ken’s attention, and once he does, he just lights up!

I don’t have a great video of them interacting, but I think that this video is pretty cute. Kenny was laughing really hard before I brought the camera out, but of course when he saw the camera, he stopped.

It’s going to be really hard when Ken goes to work full-time. Kenny will be devastated.