Tuesday, December 21, 2010

SNOW DAY!!!!!!

So, after a long, long, long, long time, in fact my whole life so far, my parents finally let me go out and play in the snow. It snowed a bunch last night and this morning, so there was lots of fresh snow to play in. I took my parents over to Grandma and Grandpa Raynes' house so that I could play there, luckily Aunt Sydney was there to take some pictures. (Thank you Aunt Sydney, at least there are some adults around that I don't have to train) So here are some of the pictures of me, I will narrate so that you know what was going on and also what I was thinking (for those out there who cannot tell)

I was so excited, I was getting to go out into the white stuff!!!

Look at me in my "Marshmallow Suit" Right after this picture I told my Mom that I needed to go to the bathroom, and she reminded me that I still wore a diaper and that I should "go with the flow" whatever that means.

Look, Look, Look, I made a person that is smaller then me. I set it up and then knocked them down. Muah Ha Ha (in my evil laugh voice)

I have my evil laugh, but I am still an angel, see, proof. :)

Well, thanks for coming with me on my little adventure, I can't wait until I can convince my parents to let me do this again, until next time, Charlotte

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Walking Tall

Charlotte has been taking steps and doing a few short walks (2 or 3 steps) for a couple of months now, but today, she decided that she wanted to become a walker, so she did. We got some footage for your enjoyment.

Did you see me? Did ya? Did ya?

I am coming to get you, coming to get you.

So the way to do this is 4 steps which are:
3-Take Dramatic Pause
4-Crawl like crazy
See watch how it is done:

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Single Lady

Thanks Mel for getting this video, it is a routine that Charlee has picked up and does, purely from her love of music. She danced naturally and all on her own. She would hear any music and would dance, but this is her first routine.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Halloween Fun

Sorry that it has been so long, life is crazy, it was a very busy month that just seemed to disappear. It seems strange that I only have about 5 weeks of this semester left, but am looking forward to a good end of the semester and next semester (the best being that it is the last one for my bachelor's degree). So anyways, to the stuff that you want to actually see on our blog.

We had a really nice HALLOWEEN, one of our favorite holidays. We were able to spend time with family and friends, have a couple of nice parties and activities and also have a period of normalcy in a crazy time.

We were able to throw, what I hope was, a fun party for our family and a few friends. It was our food-a-palooza party. Here are a few pictures.

7Layer Bean Dip Graveyard

Slithering Snakewich (pizza flavored)

Worm for Brains

Spider-Web Cupcakes

We also got dressed up and went to Dani's school to do the parade (Dani and Charlotte got to lead her classroom around the school)The three Muppets (Kermit, Mrs. Piggy and Fozzie)

Here are a couple of videos that we made. They are a few of the Halloween decorations that we set up. In the beginning Charlotte was a bit worried when ever she saw them. After a few weeks she got more comfortable then she started imitating them. It is one of the funniest things that Dani and I have seen (we have a couple of other videos we need to get out (dancing and walking) and are taking a bit) but now we have these, enjoy the funniness of our beautiful daughter.

Singing with Skulls

Dancing with Skeletons

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Charlotte's First Birthday

Hello, everyone, first I want to thank everyone that came to my First Birthday Party (and the well wishes from those who were not able to make it.) It was super fun having everyone there, for those who were not there here are a couple highlights.

I got these musical maracas from the Smith's, they are super cool and I have already played with them a bunch.

Since my birthday is in October and my Mother loves Halloween, the party had some Halloween overtones one of which was the Jack o' Lantern Pizza thy got me, I thought it was pretty cool.

What a lovely looking cake, I think I might have a piece.

Okay, maybe I will have a nice sized piece.

Okay, maybe I will have a piece the size of my head!!!!

I LOVE CAKE SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I got this really cool rocking chair from my Granddad Kennedy.

It took me a little bit, but I got a hold of this whole unwrapping thing. Thanks for all of the wonderful and thoughtful gifts, I felt very bless and grateful for such good family and friends.

Even my friend Michaela came over to hang out, the whole night was very fun. Thanks again and love to all.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

What a night!!

Alexa and Derricks reception was absolutely amazing! Such a blast, with carnival food all over, and good friends every where!! The bride was STUNNING, and the groom looked good too! :) I am horrible at the camera, but Mel took some super cute pictures of Charlee during the reception. Next week is the wedding in Arizona and we can't wait!!!

Plus, a huge shout out to my sista, Kristen, who helped us with Charlotte all night! We couldn't have done it with out you, YOU'RE THE BESTEST!!!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

11 Months Old

WOW!!!!! Where have the last 11 months gone? It was 11 months ago today that Charlotte joined our family, it has been quite the experience. It seems strange that this month mark is such a big deal, it just makes the 1 year mark seem so close! Well anyways, it has been a while since we blogged. The main thing that we did this summer was a vacation/trip. We went to California to visit my (Bryan's) hometown, then Oregon to visit the family and for Charlotte to have some Granddad and Grandma Kennedy time, and then back to California for a Kennedy Family reunion. We had a great trip with lots of first and lots of good times with family.

On the way to California, Charlotte cut her first tooth and then on the way home, she cut her second tooth. Charlotte had such a good time (her parents did too) with the Kennedy side of the family. Even though we spent almost 3 weeks there, it still just did not seem like enough. Well here are some pictures that we got on the trip.

Charlotte had lots of fun on her first trip to the beach, she got to play in the wet stuff and the dry stuff, she was not so sure about it, then started liking it and then she got scared when her Uncle Derek played sand monster and then it took her a while to get back to comfortable with the sand.

Fun at the beach with Grandma K.

"Hello Everyone"

(Imagine the mouth moving a mile a minute)
"Look out, it is baby Godzilla attacking an even larger Charlie Brown"
Clash of the Titans

Fun at the Beach

"Look, it is someone my own size to play with, though he does not talk very much. He is a good friend"

Fun with Missy. Charlotte was a bit cautious with Missy at the beginning of our stay, but she warmed up to her and by the end of the stay they were best of friends. Well, Charlotte really liked her and Missy tolerated her with a smile.

Charlotte having a lemon at Moe's Restaurant. She sure does love them, but don't worry, it was not the only thing she had. The best part of the restaurant was the fun Charlotte had looking around at all of the other people who were there.

I know, I know, a picture without Charlotte, sacrilege, but who could resist putting up a picture of a flesh eating plant called "The Viper Lilly"

Charlotte in her stroller while we went to Darlingtonia to look at the Viper Lilly marsh

Fun at Spaghetti night, what more needs to be said.

Great Grandma Kennedy's spaghetti sauce is so good I could just take a bath in it (and I almost did!)

Charlotte with her Kennedy Cousins

Just having fun at the family reunion.

So now some time to brag. We were very blessed when Mom and Dad (Alice and Joe) let us take their car for the trip, it made things easier. So on the way out it was three people (one of them being a baby that really takes up a disproportional amount of space with all her things!!) taking the stuff for three weeks. My sister Kristen came back from her mission to Bulgaria and got a job in Provo and it worked out that she was going to come back with us. So on the way back we increased 1 more person and all the stuff that she needed to bring to get going with her life here. It came out being the big pile that you see above, it took up a large part of the garage when we unpacked. So you say what is there to brag about......

It is my wife and her mad packing skills that was able to get 4 people and all this stuff into the Acura (the picture makes it look bigger than it actually is). I still don't know how she did it, there may have been some magic involved, I don't know, but it was impressive. I would have been able to fit about half of what we brought, but my amazing wife made so much of it fit. I think it may be a side affect of so many hours and so much proficiency at playing.... Dr. Mario. :)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

What happened to the "Halloween-er" Tradition?

As many people who know Danielle understand, she is a die hard Halloween Fan. It is her holiday, she loves it, loves the decorations, getting dressed up, the food, the family and the ambiance. After having been married for just a couple of Halloweens this enthusiasm and devotion to this great and wondrous day of mischief and mayhem has begun to rub off on me. So using logic and basic genetic math and reason, Charlotte should love Halloween above and beyond all other holidays...right? Well it may just be the fact that she did not have enough cognitive reasoning and development during her first Halloween (being less than a month old) but it appears that she might be a "4th-er". Charlotte decided to take a late nap on the day we celebrated the 4th and so she decided to stay up late and watch the fireworks, and lets just say that the proof is in the pudding, or if a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a video worth? I will present the evidence and let you decide for yourselves. Please comment and let us know if you think she is a permanent "4th-er" or if we can change her into a "Halloween-er" like her parents.

Exhibit A

Exhibit B

Exhibit C

(Hey everyone, thanks for visiting the Blog, Love Ya, Charlotte)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Sorry we are so behind again

Hey everyone, sorry that we have fallen behind again, I (Bryan) was talking to my Mom (Grandma Kennedy) and she reminded us that it had been almost a month since we put up pictures. To try and correct this egregious error here are some pictures that we have taken in the last month. They are sort of out of order, we just put them up and will let you enjoy them (hopefully) with minimal interruption!!!

Interruption #1: This is a picture of Charlotte after she got her foot stuck in a Kleenex box and we spent time watching her try and get it off her foot (many many laughs)

Interruption #2: Charlotte trying out the bean bags at the local RC Willey's

Friday, June 4, 2010

Hello My Friends and Peeps

I noticed and have heard people talking that my parents have been slacking off and not posting for a long time. So to rectify the situation I, Charlotte Raynes Kennedy, have decided that I will blog so that my friends, family and all my other peeps can see what I am doing and how much I am growing.

So one of the things that I really like as I am growing and exploring my world is eating. My parents have been giving me new foods. I really enjoy pickles, curry and noodles. I also really like eating paper and cardboard, I am really good at soaking them with slobber and tearing them into little pieces that my parents spend all of their time trying to keep away from me.

One of the other foods that I like and eat the most often comes out of a bottle. This is good, but it is a little boring so I need to find ways to make eating more fun, so I decided that I would start using my feet to feed me. Sometimes I use my hands and feet and sometimes I feed myself holding the bottle with only my feet. It is so much more fun to do it this way. Since my parents have been remiss in posting pictures I will also post a few of me eating and saying hello to you all. Enjoy!!

Hello My Peeps!! Long time no see!!!

The boring way to eat, some people use just their hands to eat, that is just so BORING!!!!

Look you can use all of your limbs to eat, it makes it so much more fun. :)

Sometimes it does take a lot of concentration, but it is well worth the extra work. You should try it. It is fun and relaxing as well, almost like yoga while you eat.

You just got to get your legs up and then curl the feet around the bottle, I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone.