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Why don't you just skip that candy bar and soda today and donate that money to the March of Dimes? $1 isn't that much to ask in the fight against prematurity so that "one day all babies will be born healthy."
Kyndall, you are 15 months old today!
This is what you looked like one year ago:
These are just a few of my favorites. (I would post more, but I'm having issues with uploading pictures again...
We ran into a couple from our church, and he offered to take a family picture. I was glad we saw someone we knew because I hate asking strangers to take pictures!
We did an outfit change about half way through from her bunny dress from Mimi to her Easter dress from Grandma. This wasn't the best picture in her dress, but its the only one I could get to post.
If I can get blogger to work right, I'll post some more spring pictures.
YIPPEE! Its FRIDAY!
This week wasn't so bad honestly, but I was ready for today!
Tonight, Chad, Kyndall, and I went out with one of our couple friends. We went to dinner and then to Putt-Putt. Needless to say, the game wouldn't have taken so long had we not had this little cutie with us!
She was so funny! You see what shes holding in her right hand? Well, that is bread that she got at dinner. She would not put it down for anything! Therefore, she always had the bread in one hand and some one's ball or her putter in the other. I love this picture because it actually looks like shes about to putt.
Tonight, Baylor men's basketball team was playing in the Sweet 16 game against St. Mary's. Well, in order to cheer on the Bears, Kyndall and I wore our newest Baylor gear. (OK, well, we had the bow and socks, but her dress is new!)
Here she is excited about hearing that the Bears won! You can also see the BU on her bow, her dress, and her socks.
This Blog Hop Party is hosted One 2 Try, Hearts Make Families and Midday Escapades! We invite you to join us every Friday to get more blog followers and to follow other interesting blogs. It is all about sharing and having fun.
Here's how YOU can join the celebration:
* Link up your blog name and URL using the MckLinky at one of the blogs above. Only need to add to one blog linky.
* Follow the Friday Follow hostesses listed in the first 3 slots.
* Follow as many blogs as you like
* Comment on the blogs telling them you're from Friday Follow
* Follow back when you get a new follower through Friday Follow
The Blog Hop is the same at each of our three host blogs so you do not have to add yours at each site linky. Just one - but you can follow each host blog.
Happy Friday and weekend!
Thursdays mean Thoughtless Thursday over at Katie's Life in the Fulmer Lane!
Here's Kyndall sitting in the backyard wearing her bear suit and holding her cup of teddy grahams.
Eating a snow ball. She'd eat it, but not hold it.
Kyndall stepping down the step in the front of the house. You can really see the flakes in this picture!
On Friday the 12th, my brother got home, and we really didn't do a lot that night since I still wasn't feeling to good.
Saturday, while Chad was taking his sister to meet up with her ride back to school, my brother and I went to lunch at Smash Burger and then ran a couple of errands. We were hoping to get done in time to get home and clean a little more before my parents called to say they were in Louisiana, but that didn't happen. So after we got done at our last stop, we ran home, grabbed a few things we needed for the mini road trip, and headed out to meet my parents at my grandma's house. We got there about 30 minutes before my parents did so we let Kyndall run around outside. She LOVED being able to play outside, in the grass, and I loved the fact that we didn't have to make sure she didn't run into the street! When my parents got there, we visited for a while and then my other grandmother and aunt showed up for a quick visit. Afterwards, we went to Mr. Gatti's for some pizza.
Sunday morning while my parents were at church was full of packing and getting things together for our trip to San Antonio. We left town around 11, which is about when I expected and earlier than Chad expected. (About 20 minutes down the road, we had to pull over so I could move to the back and sit with Kyndall) My dad and Chad decided to take I20 to Dallas and catch I35 for the rest of the trip. The drive on I20 was not bad at all, but once we stopped for lunch and got onto I35, things started to go down hill! It was traffic jam, stop and go traffic, another traffic jam, etc. for about 30 miles. We pulled of in Waco and let Kyndall wander around for a little while, and we also bought a few Baylor shirts. Then, about 20 minutes from our hotel, Kyndall gets sick, and I'm not talking just a little sick. It went all over her, her carseat, me, and the seat in front of her. So we had to pull over and clean up that mess. We finally made it to and checked into our hotel around 9:00 that night. 10 hours after leaving!
Monday was Sea World day! We got to Sea World just about the time the gates opened so we got pretty good parking and the lines were moving pretty fast. We started the day off with going to see the penguins and puffins. I'm not sure how Kyndall liked them, but she kept calling the puffins "baby." After that we headed to the sea lion show. We hit up the normal things- the dolphins, the sharks, the stores, and of course Shamu! Which was pretty neat because they were debuting the baby whale that was born Jan. 7, 2010. We also went to the Big Bird Beach Party, which Kyndall really enjoyed! However, the coolest part, and probably Kyndall's favorite, was getting to play in a "foam room." It was designed for children under 3 and everything was padded and cushioned. Parents were allowed in to help supervise(though some did a better job than others...) so I got in with her while the rest of the family sat on the outside and took pictures. Kyndall crashed after that! We left the park around 5:30-6ish.
Tuesday morning we loaded back up and headed home. My parents stopped in Georgetown to see my brothers school while Chad, Kyndall and I went onto Temple to see his mom. We met back up in Temple for lunch and then headed to Waco to stop at the Collin Street Bakery. After that, we headed home. This time we took a different route!
Wednesday Kyndall stayed home while I went to work. Thursday Kyndall and I both went to school while Chad did ER clinicals and my parents spent some time with my brother. Friday I went to work, Kyndall went with my parents to see great grandmothers, my brother stayed home, and Chad was back in the ER doing 12 more hours of clinicals. Yesterday I didn't feel well so I didn't do much in the morning, but that afternoon, my mom and I went shopping and got new Easter outfits.
Summer over at Summer's Story passed this blog award on to Kyndall and me. I think it fits, don't you? I could eat Kyndall up sometimes because she can be such a "sugar doll."
I'm supposed to pass it on to 7 other blogger friends and tell you 7 things about me.
So lets see...
1. God Love Him
2. Just a Night Owl
3. Having it All
4. Tessa's Tidings
5. The Bailey Family
6. Love my Little King
7. A Boy and his Dog
and about me...
1. I have so much to catch up on, and I don't know where to start...
2. On April 10, I am meeting up with 7 other mothers and their little ones to go to the zoo!
3. I wear my hair in a pony tail at least 6 out of 7 days a week.
4. I am currently sitting in a room with 6 sleeping 2 year olds.
5. I'm addicted to Dr. Pepper.
6. I hate doing laundry.
7. I was in Disney World, on my honeymoon, 4 years ago today.
What charity is it? Good question, and the answer is the March of Dimes!
Why the March of Dimes? Well, I feel like Chad and I were blessed with how healthy Kyndall was when she was born, despite being born early. There were a number of complications that a premature baby can have, and we, by the grace of God, did not have to experience any of them! So in return for being so blessed, I feel like I need to help out those who aren't so blessed.
What is the March of Dimes mission? The March of Dimes "mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. We carry out this mission through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies' lives. March of Dimes researchers, volunteers, educators, outreach workers and advocates work together to give all babies a fighting chance against the threats to their health: prematurity, birth defects, low birth weight."
What will the money raised be used for? The money we raise for March for Babies will help:
- support all-important research offering preventions and solutions for babies born too soon or with birth defects
- educate women on things they can do to increase their chances of having a healthy baby
- provide comfort and information to families with a newborn in intensive care
- push for newborn screening and health insurance for all pregnant women and children
You can find my personal March of Dimes website by clicking on this link. While there, you can make a donation to help make more funds available or by clicking on the widget on my side bar. It doesn't have to be a lot, every little bit helps in the fight against premature births so that "one day all babies will be born healthy."
My brother is(or at least should be) in route from Georgetown to here for Spring Break, and my parents will leave their house sometime this evening to start heading this way. Kyndall, my brother, and I will meet up with them tomorrow in Shreveport and see grandmothers and some other family.
Sunday, we'll load up the cars, and head to San Antonio for a couple of days. We'll stop in Corsicana at the Collin Street Bakery and probably stop in Waco to let Kyndall run around on the Baylor campus and see the bears. Also, depending on what time we get down there, maybe some shopping?
Monday we're headed to Sea World! I'm excited. Chad has never been so I'm guessing hes excited too. I've pulled up some YouTube videos for Kyndall to watch and she seems to like them so I'm hoping she'll be pretty entertained.
Tuesday we will be heading back home to resume "normal" life.
Well, its Thursday, and you know what that means! Life in the Fulmer Lane is hosting Thoughtless Thursday! You just pick out a picture and explain whats going on!
This picture was taken 4 years ago today. That is my husband, Chad, and I cutting my super yummy(well, at least I think it was) cake!
What is Kyndall up to this month?
Well lets recap!
-Kyndall weighs around 18lbs.
- She still wears size 2-3 Pampers Swaddlers.
- She is wearing some 3-6 month and some 6-9 month clothing.
- She has moved beyond walking on to running! Which is really funny to watch, but she is good at regaining her balance if she gets going to fast.
- She has moved from the crib to a "big girl" mat during nap time at daycare. She's still not the greatest napper in the world and is put in a crib when she wakes up to help contain her while the others are sleeping.
- Kyndall got really sick this month, and lost about a pound causing us to drop below the 18lb mark, but she has gained some back since she has gotten better and her appetite has come back.
- She has 6 teeth, but we think there are at least 3 more coming in. 2 more on the top and 1 on the bottom.
- She LOVES her great grandfather! Almost anytime he comes over, she runs over to him and holds her arms up.
- She also loves to go outside. She'll bring us her jacket and head over to the door.
- We have started weaning and are down to one nursing session in the morning. The first couple of nights were rough, but I think she has the idea down that she isn't going to nurse before bed.
- Bath time is now a favorite!
Kyndall just a few hours old:
Kyndall at 14 months:
This week really wasn't that bad. I'm not sure if this week went by super fast or really slow! I think maybe a little of both? Some days went fast and others slow. Oh well, either way, Friday finally came!
This morning I got called into work early, but it was fine. I was there for about an hour and then had an hour lunch break and then back from 12-6. The kids had JELL-O for snack this afternoon to wrap up "Rainbow Week" (they were learning about the colors of the rainbow[remember ROY G BIV?] and how they are created). We took the extra yellow Jell-o down to the toddler room so they could share in the fun. I was told that Kyndall LOVED it! She ate 4 handfuls!
This evening when we got home, before dinner, we let Kyndall play outside some. She LOVES to be outside. She was laughing and smiling and dancing and just enjoying life! She even found the water puddle. LOL!
Tomorrow I am going over to my business partner's house to work on some orders and get some things organized and get an inventory done. I think we may also try and go to the park and let Kyndall run around in the grass. (Our yard is still so wet and muddy!) I'm sure there will be some laundry and cleaning done tomorrow as well.
I saw this on my friend Summer's blog Summer's Story and thought it'd be something fun to do. (Summer found it at her friend's blog Life in the Fulmer Lane where the MckLinky link up is posted.)
The rules are simple: Just post a random picture that comes to your head that you don't have to think about!
This is a very easy picture for me to explain what is going on. This was taken during Kyndall's very first trip to the park. She was none to excited that Mrs. Julie and I thought it would be fun to put her in the swing. Now, granted she was only about 2 months old(but the size of a newborn) in this picture and, the swing was about 5 times too big for her! Needless to say we didn't put her back in the swing for awhile!
Summer, did I do that right?
Well, its Monday again, and you know what that means! It's time for MckMama's over at My Charming Kids "not me" Monday!
I did not forget all together that I had to be at work early until the phone rang, and I thought it was work calling to find out where I was! Nope, not me I remembered the whole time and even put a note on the fridge to remind me!
I also did not forget(or at least thought I did) "bunny" at home so that Kyndall would have it at daycare during nap time. Nope, not me that's why we have 2 so that one stays at home in her crib and the other stays in her diaper bag.
I didn't eat brownie for breakfast this morning. Nope, not me!
I also not super annoyed that Blogger can't figure out that I spell my daughter's name just a little different and learn it s0 it asks me all the time if I meant to put "Kendall!" Nope, not me, things like spelling my child's name wrong doesn't bother me in the least bit!
Now its your turn!
All you have to do to participate is head over to My Charming Kids, and find her "not me" Monday post and follow the rules at the bottom of her post and add her link to her MckLinky! Super simple!