Fun


22
Jan 17

Balanced

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


22
Jan 17

Ready For Action

Zeke is always ready for fun.


20
Jan 17

Patent Pending: Skatebox

Be sure to protect yourself on all sides with the all new Kennedy Skatebox® available in recycle bins everywhere.


18
Jan 17

Baby Sandwich

When your big brother is laying on the floor and you tackle him, and then your other brother tackles you.

 


17
Jan 17

All Aboard

I guess we’ll just all ride together …


13
Jan 17

Four Years Of Zekie!

Happy 4th birthday Zekie Bear! Sometimes it’s hard to believe you are only four. The way you talk and how your little mind works are way beyond your years. You keep us all on our toes, never knowing what you are going to say or do next! You have the sweetest, kindest heart and are great at playing on your own. You are content building Legos and reading books all day, though I do have to constantly remind you that our furniture is not for climbing on and jumping off of. My little dare devil who doesn’t think the rules apply to him.

You are always just trying to keep up with Kingston, and even though there are two years between you, you are right on his heels, giving him a run for his money. I may be biased, but I think you are a genius for your age. The things you say and the reasoning behind it, is amazing. You have big things in your future Zekers! Love you so much!!!

Your birthday this year was low key. Daddy had to work, so we got up early to sing to you and have special birthday donuts. You picked the “Christmas donut” also known to everyone else as a sprinkle donut. I don’t know where Christmas came from, but that’s what you called it, haha.

Once Harbor woke up, we headed over to Grandma Boothe’s to play for a bit. It was a Friday and Kingston had speech so I left you and Harbor there while I took K to speech and ran some errands for your party the next day. You got to watch your favorite show, Paw Patrol, while we were gone. After lunch over there, we came home for Harbor to nap and we practiced one of the games for your party the next day and played until that night.

For dinner, everyone came over to celebrate. Even Aunt Denise was in town and she joined us too. Grandma Kennedy made us some personal pizza crusts and we all make our own pizzas and then had the chocolate cake you requested Grandma make too. And we ended the night spoiling you with presents. You liked everything, but the Rescue Bot Transformers were your favorite.

Here’s some updates on things you’ve done or said these last six months:

Your idea for keeping the squirrels from eating our tomatoes, “Dig a big hole, then the squirrel will fall in, we’ll cover him up with dirt and fill in the hole and then the squirrel won’t be able to eat our tormatoes“. That is definitely a valid idea you presented on August 27th.

We were talking about the plagues in the bible on August 29th. We got to the plague of the frogs and were discussing how they were covering everything and hopping everywhere when you brought up this idea. “If we put them in the washing machine, they will loss their legs and then they won’t be able to hop“. This is probably true, how you came up with this idea is astonishing to me.

When I grow up big like Daddy, I’m going to stay home with Daddy. I’m gonna be a parent.” When I asked him how many kids he intends to have, he stated, “Five kids.“. Will be fun to see how many he does end up having. – September 11th

On the evening of September 10th, Harbor kept fussing so I went in to check on him only to find you in his bed playing and keeping him up. Brother love.

I go in every night and check on you all before I go to bed. On September 12th, you weren’t in your bed and you weren’t on the floor. I found you under the bunk bed, all the way in the back corner!

We took the training wheels off of Kingston’s bike also on September 12th and put them on a bike for you. But we could not get you to try the bike. You told us you were “afraid of heights“. Meanwhile you climb up on everything and jump off, but the bike was too high. LOL kid logic.

Harbor was wearing a romper on September 28th, so the leg holes come down lower than a regular onesie. You asked, “why does Harbor wear his shirt as pants?“.

Kingston was set on being Batman for Halloween so we were trying to convince you to be Robin. We told you he was Batman’s sidekick and then from then on you wouldn’t call him Robin, you referred to your costume as “sidekick“. Ahaha. – September 24th.

You ate a screw on October 9th!? And it exited on the 12th. Ekkk

You are a great encourager of others. Always cheering others on in whatever they are doing.

One night while staying over at Grandma and Grandpa Kennedy’s you walked into Grandma’s messy office and stated, “this is a catastrophe!‘. Oh Zekie always telling it like it is. LOL – October 13th

You slept in your new twin sized bed for the first time October 17th.

You were swinging and you exclaimed, “This is magnificent!” Then you leaned a little too far back and flipped over backwards and landed on your stomach with your heels hitting your head. After the shock of that fall you brushed yourself off and kept playing, only to be sliding down the slide a little later and fall sideways of the side of the slide. Rough day. – October 21st.

You are so clear with your words but every now and then there are still a few words you don’t get right, and it’s so cute. You also have a little country accent on a few words too.
Glube – Glove
Thurrr – There
Menja – Ninja
Let’s watch Thisflix – Anything on Netflix
This is a spicious box – Suspicious
Sockings – Christmas stockings

I heard you crying from your bed on November 7th, so I got up from the couch to check on you. By the time I got there you were standing in your doorway, without pants. At first I think you must have peed yourself and I ask you if you have to go the bathroom. You responded by letting it flow, sprinkler style all over our hallway and everything in it. I started screaming stop and tried to push you into the bathroom, but it was too late. After getting you and everything else cleaned up, I asked you what happen, why were you crying without pants, why didn’t you walk to the bathroom? You told me you got lost and couldn’t find the bathroom. Poor kiddo, I think you might have still been asleep.

Your bedtime prayers are precious. “Thank you God for jelly, thank you for peanut butter, thank you for the ducks. Praise God! Jaysname Amen!” LOL my favorite is that every prayer includes the ducks and that instead of “in Jesus name” it’s “Jaysname“. The best. – November 15th

We were talking about dancing and I said that Daddy and I had taken dancing lessons. When I asked you if you knew what kind, you asked, “barenia dancing?“. Ballerina dancing, and no we did not, thought that probably would have been entertaining to see Daddy do. We took ballroom dancing. – November 20th

Can you inside it?” – Asked everytime you need me to turn a clothing article inside out. – December 11th

Remember that time you were driving me to Africa? I saw really long dolphins.” Lol, um nope, don’t remember that trip at all. – December 13th.

December 14th, you and Kingston were so proud to show me what you had been so quietly working on. “Look Mom I made Zekie a cheetah!”

It first happened December 17th, but you have said it many times since now. When something doesn’t go your way or you don’t want to do something you say, “Cancel bedtime (shower, dinner, cleaning up, etc…)”. I know this is because sometimes when you aren’t listening I will say, “That’s okay you don’t want to do …, I’ll go ahead and cancel…, we’ll try it another time when you are ready to listen“.

You’ve taken to stealing food from the pantry. We started noticing that you wouldn’t be hungry at breakfast and then I found some wrappers and other clues and crumbs in the playroom. Eventually I caught you in the act. Usually you would take something sweet or a treat before we got up in the mornings. So we started putting somethings on top of the fridge, but it didn’t take long until you figured out you could drag a stool to the counter, climb up on the counter and then stretch over the fridge to grab what you wanted. Too smart for your own good! We need a lock for the pantry and the fridge because punishment doesn’t seem to be doing the trick. :(

Maybe it’s because the rest of the house fells so cluttered with toys and just everyday life things, but I don’t like things on the refrigerator. I just want it to be completely clear. Little by little lately things had started to accumulate there too. One day I felt inspired to clear it off while you and Kingston were off playing. Later you came to get something from the fridge and exclaimed, “WHOA we got a new fridge!“. Ahahaha yep snuck it right in while you were in the other room. ;P

And for the grand finale to this post, I leave you with this most recent comment to your Grandma Kennedy on December 29th. “Grandma if I hold my nose (and blow) my ears toot.” Oh my Zekie! Only you my child, only you.

Here are your stats:

Weight: 34.9 lbs.

Height: 40″

Head: 20″

Clothes: 3T-4T tops. Bottoms you can still wear 2T in shorts. 3T pants.

Shoes: 9


10
Jan 17

No Big Deal …

I like to brush, ok!


31
Oct 16

Happy Halloween 2016

Happy Halloween! This year it fell on a Monday and we had some errands to run to get Kingston ready to start speech at school later in the week so the morning was spent checking things off that list. We had a little bit of extra time between two stops where we were able to fit in a little park time, which is always a plus with the boys. They ran, and climbed and slided the last bit of morning hours away. I’m not sure if it was sprinklers or still morning dew, but Harbor managed to find a big puddle of water at the bottom of a slide and then spent the rest of the time walking around with a wet butt. Thank goodness for diapers, or he would have felt really uncomfortable!

After Dr. Erin’s, and lunch, Harbor went down for his nap and the boys and I did a little Halloween crafting. We made hand spiders which turned out cute (and so easy, which is all I can handle craft wise these days!) and they colored masks. Zeke picked out a pumpkin mask and Kingston picked out a Frankenstein mask (which went along with the Frankenstein Make and Take Lego event we did on Saturday).

Homemade Masks

It wasn’t long after we finished our crafts that family started arriving for dinner. But first, right before we ate we got to find out that Arthur and Nicole’s twins are two BOYS! Can’t get a girl in this family to save our lives. ;P The two newbies will fit right in with the rest of our crazy bunch!

We scarfed down Papa John’s pizza and salad and it was finally time to get ready to go! Kingston had been set on being Batman for months. He never wavered. Zekie wanted to be Spiderman, but had also changed his mind to 30 other things. We thought it would be fun if he was Robin. It took some talking Robin up, the sidekick, but he came around to the idea. At first he would tell people he was going to be Sidekick. LOL, he thought that was his name. By that night he was excited to get dressed and show his costume off. Kingston on the other hand, had a meltdown when trying to get dressed. I guess I should have seen it coming, because he has had his fair share of getting dressed for Halloween meltdowns, but he was so excited about his costume, it just never occurred to me that he would be our problem. Just when you think you’re safe. 😛 He wanted to wear his clothes under his costume and we wouldn’t let him. It is too hot to wear clothes under a full body suit, even when it is a thin material. In the time it took us to talk him off the ledge, Zekie, Harbor, Mason and Jeremy got ready. I finally was able to get him to put on his outfit sans clothes, by just him and I going into the bathroom alone so no one would see him get dressed and he could surprise everyone with his costume. Phew! Thought we were going to have to leave him at home til he changed his mind. We happened to have some Superman pjs we were able to stuff Harbor into (barely, like a little sausage) which we paired with his Superman cape from Z’s last birthday party. Our Superhero trio was complete. The boys wanted a Cat Woman and apparently had mentioned it to Grandma Kennedy too, because we both wore black and cat ears. Haha. Kingston picked out mine and my mask, which also had ears, so I had double the ears. He just liked the mask because it had whiskers! I ended up ditching it halfway around trick or treating, it was getting too hot on my face, which I was not alone on cause both Z and K ditched theirs too.

We attempted a picture of the group before we headed out, but 4 boys and 50 pictures later…let’s just say they are all “action” shots. 😉

At the first house, Harbor was so cute walking up to the house with the other boys and getting candy in his bag. As he walked back he couldn’t believe he had gotten something in his bag and pulled out a Twizzler pack and kept playing with it. He was very excited about it, I think he liked the sound, he wouldn’t let it go. Precious baby. He walked some, was carried some, and rode in the stroller some, he did great.

There didn’t seem to be as many kids out this year or houses participating either. A few houses told the boys to take what they wanted and they weren’t shy about doing just that! Haha. Zekie got a little twisted with his words at the beginning and at one of first few house a lady opened the door with the candy bowl and he blurted out, “I want candy!”. Oh geez, then as he walked away he said, “trick or treat”. LOL

We made it down our street and turned onto another one when Kingston took a spill and tore his costume at his knee. Then began mini meltdown #2 as he wanted to strip out of his costume right there in the street since it now had a hole. Jeremy was able to hid it by pulling his boot up a little higher and saved the day. Later he found he also had ripped it at his elbow, thankfully he didn’t realize that while we were out too. We made it down that street and the other cul de sac before Zekie was done and we headed back home.

Kingston was excited to show Grandma Kennedy a trick for a treat at our house. My Dad, Terri and Nicole had stayed back to pass out candy but they said there had been maybe 4 or so groups, and there weren’t but two or 3 more after we got home, so we had lots of candy left over to go with our bags of collected candy.

The boys ate a few pieces and had a cupcake Grandma Kennedy had brought over and then played for a bit until everyone left.

A few little set backs but a great, fun Halloween nonetheless! The boys were adorable and had a lot of fun!

 


9
Oct 16

Sea World Spooktacular

Every October Sea World has a couple Halloween shows and trick or treating around the park. It started October 1st and we were ready!

 

Usually the special events start a little later in the day, so we didn’t rush to get there. We arrived about 12:30 and made our way straight to the Elmo Halloween show. It always is packed and we wanted to get good seats. We had to wait awhile outside, but we were in the shade so at least we had that since it turned out to be a crazy hot day. Then Zekie wanted to meet the characters after the show so we waited outside in another line after the show. Kingston was bouncing all over with excitement to meet Elmo. By the time it was our turn, Kingston ran right up to Elmo and gave him a big hug. “He hugged me so tight”, Kingston would later tell us about Elmo. Harbor was not interested, but stood with me for a picture. And Z, the one who made us get in line to begin with, wouldn’t go near them. Haha, typical.

Kingston Meets Elmo

From there we went to check out the penguins, but everyone else in the park had the same idea so we kept going on to the sharks per Z’s request.

And then per K’s request we hit up the kid roller coaster. Zekie wanted nothing to do with that, so he and Harbor and I, sat under the shade by a misting fan waiting for them to be done.

Then while the older boys climbed the nets and rode the train in the Happy Harbor, Harbor and I played in the nursing mother’s air conditioned area. It was just so hot! We met back up with the boys and went to ride the carousel, but as soon as we tried to get Kingston on, he freaked out that it was too high (after just riding a roller coaster mind you) and him and I had to get off while the other rode.

The park closed at 6 and it was getting late and the boys were starting to lag, so we started trick or treating and making our way back up to the front. Along the way we stopped for Z and I to pet some baby sharks.

We piled everyone on the stroller, which was a tight squeeze and heavy with all 3 on there, and made a fast trek back to our car. A stop at Chick-fil-a on our way home for dinner and the day was a success! We were almost home when it started pouring rain, we sat in our car in the driveway for a bit while the kids slept until we decided to make a break for it and get the rest of our stuff later. It’s a little tricky getting 3 kids out of the car fast! We didn’t get too soaked, not that it matter since it was straight to the showers for us. Can’t wait til the Christmas shows start!


8
Oct 16

Must be Something in the Water

or candy.

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