Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy Spring

On the first day of spring, please enjoy one of Kennedy's favorite (and incredibly silly) things her dad has made.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Queen of Calypso

Whenever we are home, and the TV is off, you can bet we will be listening to Disney Pandora. In a rare turn of events, we listened to an alternate station Friday afternoon. It didn't even matter to me what station it was, but I couldn't handle "Part of Your World" one more time. Which is saying a lot, because The Little Mermaid is one of my favorite (Disney) movies.

Anyway, no telling what station we were on, but Harry Belafonte (the King of Calypso) came on and Kennedy went nuts. She made a stage out of one of her ottomans and went to town dancing and shouting out some of the lyrics.

Thursday, March 14, 2013


Kennedy sings all the time. Its adorable and lately she has been making up her own songs, or creating mashups of her favorites. A common mashup is Twinkle-Twinkle, That's What Makes You Beautiful (One Direction) and Jesus Loves Me. Its something along the lines of, "Jesus...he is beautiful, and the star, in the sky is beautiful..."

She and Emily rode in the car together today and were arguing over who was allowed to sing what song. It was pretty funny. "No, Twinkle-Twinkle is MY favorite..."

Last night she was singing on cue and I caught a pretty clear rendition of the ABC's.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Easter Bunny Pancakes

We took Kennedy to have pancakes with the Easter Bunny on Saturday morning. She was so excited and talked about it all week long. She even took her Easter basket full of bunnies with her. She made it clear she would not sit on the Bunny's lap, but would be happy to eat pancakes, wave hello and possibly smile for a photo. A bunch of her little friends were going as well, and I hoped being there with friends might help ease her fear of the bunny.

Saturday morning came and she could hardly wait. We went to a diner called Purple Cow and she wholeheartedly believed a purple wow would be serving her pancakes. I love to imagine the scene she set in her mind: a bipedal purple cow behind the griddle, the Easter bunny handing out eggs, pancakes everywhere, what a dreamworld!

Anyway, she powered through her pancakes (with syrup) and chatted with a few of her friends. Then the moment she had been waiting for, the Easter Bunny. And it was love at first sight. Oh, and by love, I mean terror. She only lasted a few minutes inside before begging Greg to take her outside. She happily waved at the bunny from the safety of the window while mommy collected a chocolate egg for her.

So all in all, it went pretty much exactly how I thought it would.

So excited to meet the Easter Bunny!
Winking and waiting for pancakes. 

Sticky and sweet. 

I'll admit, it was kind of a scary looking bunny. 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Visiting with Gramps

Last weekend my dad spent a few days in Dallas with us. Kennedy was really excited to pick him up at the airport and dressed herself. This meant a Snow White dress, glitter Tom's and Easter basket full of babies, blocks and Little People. We didn't have the best weather for outdoor activities, but we had fun playing with Gramps at the house.

Kennedy played one of her favorite games, Couch Airplane. In this game, she takes on multiple rolls as the passenger, the in-flight crew, in-flight entertainment and of course, the pilot. She will ask you to play opposite of whatever she is. For example, if she wants you to be the girl then you need to ask Kennedy, the flight attendant, for juice and pretzels. Couch Airlines only flies to two destinations, Disneyworld and Albuquerque. She can literally play this for hours and luckily Gramps was happy to play along.

Dinner and Ice Cream with Gramps. 

Welcome aboard Couch Airlines.  

Monday, March 4, 2013

My Bear Hunt

Kennedy loves to pretend and tell stories. She pretends all day long and has such a funny little imaginary world developing around her. She had been talking about The Bears a lot lately, and I couldn't quite figure out what she was referring to. We watch and read a lot of Bernstein Bears, but she seemed to be a little scared of The Bears. The other night at dinner she told me about the "scary bear" her classmates found on a pretend bear hunt in the classroom.

So, here is her re-telling of said bear hunt: