Sunday, July 15, 2012

New Adventures

It's hard to imagine that we will be a family of four, literally any day.  Every day I wake up thinking, "this could be my last day with just Kennedy and I."  I'm obviously very excited to meet Caleb and to see him and Kennedy together.  But it's also a little bittersweet.  I was feeling a little sad that I won't be able to give Kennedy 100% of my attention.  As a stay at home mom, most days are just Kennedy and I, and she is very used to that.  She also has no idea just how much her life is about to be turned upside down, and for that I feel a little bad.  Obviously, we've tried to prepare her for being a big sister, but at just 16 months old, it's a little hard for her to grasp the concept.

Yesterday we spent the day with friends and Kennedy had a great time swimming and playing with the older kids.  Even though the youngest is 7 years older than her, she had so much fun interacting with them!  It made me really excited to see how her and Caleb will interact when he gets a little bit older and they can play together.  Kennedy has lots of friends and always has play dates, but I'm never very good at taking pictures.  Thankfully our friend was!  The photos she captured of Kennedy playing with her new friends just melted my heart.  

Kennedy and Lily enjoyed making faces at each other!

Kennedy loved Jeremy's hat, and his bracelet!  Fortunately he didn't mind at all.

In between chewing on them, Kennedy was happy to throw the pool toys for the older kids to retrieve.

Swim time with mommy and daddy!

Munching on Jeremy's bracelet.  It took some serious bribery to get it back to him.


  1. She is such a cutie! I hope you're able to enjoy these last few days of pregnancy. Can't wait to see big sister Kennedy with little brother Caleb!

  2. I remember having those same feeling as I waited for William and then Evangeline to join us. One of the toughest things for me was how big Ella looked the first time she came to the hospital to meet Will. It was like I left a baby at home and the next time I saw her she was a big girl. One thing that I am always amazed at is my capacity to love them all as much as the other!