06
Feb 18

Valentine Mom’s Night Out

A kid free night out with Mama friends is good for the soul. 💝Delicious food, great conversation, and a cute valentine exchange at Cheesecake Factory. Feeling refreshed and uplifted with my Moms4Moms ladies. 🌹 27657322_10104136982895003_3775821187137418349_n


03
Feb 18

Camp Olivia

Kingston’s friend Olivia had her 7th birthday party out at the camp ground in Moss Park on the evening of February 3rd. It’s a bit of a drive out there so we thought Harbor might take a nap in the car since he had to miss it in order for us to leave on time. But first Kingston fell asleep, then Zekie, and finally Harbor. All three out for the count.

Kingston woke up as we drove into the park, but the other two we had to wake up when we got there. We stopped at the bathrooms first, which were by the playground, and then Zekie spent the next 30 minutes whining about how he wanted to go to the park. While he whined the rest of us greeted Olivia and her family and checked out how they had set up the campsite. Olivia and her sister and cousin were going to be staying the night after everyone else went home.

Once most of the guests arrived it was time for a scavenger hunt, complete with magnify glasses to really inspect what they found. At first Kingston and Zekie didn’t want to play, but after Harbor started off, they changed their minds. Jeremy took off with Harbor and Zekie and Kingston and I started looking. Kingston didn’t want to look for any of the easy items, mostly right under our feet, he wanted to look for a flower first (which there were none of). Eventually we met back up with Jeremy and the other boys and they took off while Harbor and I went exploring on our own.  He was so fun, holding the magnifying glass up to trees and leaves and logs on the ground, checking everything out, fearlessly walking deeper into the woods and through (not around) low lying tree branches. Hahaha. He kept turning around to me and saying “Come on Mommy. Come on Mommy” so I would keep following him. He was fascinated by bark and pulled a few pieces off before he found a nice big piece on the ground that he wanted to keep. Into the bag it went.

Before the boys finished collecting everything on the list it was time to eat. There were hotdogs, oranges, candy dipped pretzels, and a make your own trail mix section. After eating the kids took off for the playground for a little bit.

Then it was time for cake and presents before it got dark.

It got dark pretty fast during presents and then I started to feel a little stressed keeping track of everyone. They had smores supplies, so now there were a bunch of kids running around a fire with sharp sticks and it was dark so I couldn’t see well and Kingston was whining cause he wanted smores, but when we toasted the marshmallows he didn’t like it and wanted something different, and I was done at that point.

So we gathered everyone up and we said our goodbyes and headed home. Everyone got undressed in the laundry room once we got home and clothes went straight in the wash since we all smelled like campfire and I didn’t want that smell sticking around till I got to laundry.

Even with a few whiny moments it was still a fun party and the boys enjoyed being outside exploring with friends.


01
Feb 18

Lizard Friend

While I was signing Zekie out from school on February 1st, some of the boys ran over to the courtyard and started inspecting a lizard. For unknown reasons, it had tape on its tail and the boys wanted to remove it. The lizard was feeling a little crowded and it decided to head towards higher ground, which turned out to be Zekie’s shoe. From there it went up his leg, which Zekie thought was funny at first. But then it kept climbing and by the time it got to his chest Alex’s mom, Nicole, noticed Zekie seemed a little freaked out and she flicked the lizard off when a gentle shooing didn’t get him to budge. Later when I asked Zekie about it, he said, “I was scared and Alex’s Mom stuck her hand under the lizard and flicked him off my neck!”. She saved the day!

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23
Dec 17

Our Christmas Ninjas

The Kennedy Xmas Card 2017

The Kennedy Family Xmas Card 2017


25
Nov 17

Nothing like Xmas lights and Ice Cream

Jeremy spend a good part of Thanksgiving weekend pulling out our Christmas decorations and started hanging our lights and pulling out our new Inflatables which the boys couldn’t get enough of. The boys helped out with checking lights and opening boxes until they needed a snack. Today’s request: Ice-cream.


23
Nov 17

Happy Thanksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving started off a little rocky, with our waffle maker literally falling apart in pieces as Jeremy made breakfast. Followed by Kingston knocking our coffee table upside down on Harbor and poor Harbs limped around the rest of the day.

BUT, the rest of the day was great. My family came over for awhile and we chilled inside because of drizzling rain and ate an early dinner of turkey sandwiches and mac & cheese. Then after everyone left, we snuggled on the couch and watched Boss Baby on Netflix. A very relaxed day, full of thankfulness for these three handsome blessings!


18
Nov 17

Super Saturday

The boys love any chance they get to wear their costumes… here’s a typical Saturday.


24
Mar 17

Review: The First Years Dinnerware

If you have a toddler you know how much they like to dip food into sauces and dips. Every time any of us puts ketchup or honey or anything on our plate Harbor grunts at us until we give him some too. Sometimes food never even makes it in his dip, just his little fingers, straight from the dip to his mouth. So he was pretty excited when I put The First Years Inside Scoop Dip Plate down in front of him for dinner the other day. And the big boys were a little jealous, exclaiming, “oh he has a bowl for dip on his plate?! Do I get one too?”.

The great thing about a plate with a little bowl built in, is it eliminates the problem of the dip spreading out thin, like what happens when you place the dip directly on a plate, making it hard for little fingers to effectively get their food “sauced up”. Another benefit of this plate is that it has a higher rim on one side helping keep food from being pushed off the plate as they learn the tricky task of getting food onto their forks or spoons.  The rim is also removable for when kids get older, though I feel like all the boys could still benefit from it. Somehow Kingston is the messiest of the bunch, how that’s possible since he’s the oldest, I don’t know. We may have to give this plate to him instead. LOL. One potential problem I see and will have to watch is sometimes cups and such with multiple pieces get icky if every piece isn’t taken apart and dried completely before putting back together so I will have to remember to always take it apart. Another negative to me, is that it isn’t dishwasher safe. I know some of my friends don’t use the dishwasher (something I can’t wrap my head around), so that feature doesn’t make or break it for some.

On the subject of cleaning though, the Stackable Sippy Cups are dishwasher safe and there are no extra little pieces in the lid that keep it spill proof, it is all contained in one piece. Yea! That is always where our cups have ended up gross before and we’ve ended up tossing them because we’ve forgotten to take something apart. Sooo, not having those pieces is exciting to me! Also, they are stackable (hence the name, haha) which is another great feature. Harbor uses mostly straw cups these days, but he literally pulled these out of the box and immediately wanted to use them because of the dinosaurs on them. And I have to agree they are a really cute design.

The last thing in the box actually turned out to be my personal favorite. The Take & Toss Double Duty Plates come four to a pack with one fork (seems like it should come with two forks), are dishwasher safe, and can double as lids. The plates themselves wouldn’t hold enough food for a bigger kid, but are perfect size for a toddler. It has two sections with a small spot in the middle to hold a fork and they all seal so you don’t have to worry about something dripping into the other section. At first glance I didn’t think that the plate doubling as a lid was a big deal, but THEN…the first time we tried them Harbor didn’t finish his food and instead of having to cover his plate in clingwrap or put it in a storage container I simply took another plate, snapped it on top and put it in the fridge. SO EASY. And easy makes this Mama happy! And so I’m sold on these little Double Duty Plates.

* I was provided with these products in exchange for an unbiased review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


26
Jan 17

Harbor’s First Haircut

Harbor we broke down and gave you your first haircut on January 26th. Overall you didn’t need it, you are actually very sparsely haired still, but you did have these two long curly wisps behind each ear and even though I didn’t want to cut them, it was looking a little silly. :( So we bid them farewell in hopes that maybe your hair is like a plant and you have to prune/trim it a little to make the rest come in and fill out. LOL


22
Jan 17

Balanced

The boys got a slacken for Christmas. This is the first time they got to play on it.

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