Saturday, April 25, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
The stats are in for Kellen's 6 month check up. I know he is already 6 1/2 months, but this was the soonest we could get in to the doctors.
Everything checked out great. Kellen is developing just as he should and growing like a weed. He checked in at 22lbs 13oz (off the charts...over the 95%) and 30in tall (once again, over the 95%). Todd is so proud :) He is the average height of a 1 year old. I know, it is crazy. He is a big boy. Just think of how I feel having to lug him around all day. At least I get my weight training in consistently. I have a new found respect for Todd's mother though, that is for sure.
Kellen is sitting up really well and is starting to get on his knees and feet a little bit. He can pull himself in circles with his arms too. I am sure he will be crawling in the very near future. And he is finally eating well. Since we embraced the whole 'finger foods' idea he has done great. He will eat just about any fruit and veggie I give him, as long as he gets them in bite size pieces. And he is actually able to pick up food and get it into his mouth on his own too, which actually caught me by surprise.
We are very grateful to have a healthy son and daughter.
Here are a few videos of how Kellen spends his days.
Friday, April 17, 2009
A rare picture of Kellen actually eating baby food. You would think he loved it based on this picture.Kenna sporting her apron from her Auntie Steph. She loves wearing it and now looks for every opportunity to help me in the kitchen and put it on.Kellen and his buddy Cam. Doesn't Kellen look like such a big boy here. He is so grown up. Oh, and Cam is almost two years old....yes, Kellen is HUGE! (And I love every ounce of him!)This was my baby doll (named 'hard babies head'...I know, it was a weird name) when I was a little one. I LOVED this dolly. My heart melted when makenna came out of her room playing with her. A very proud mommy moment for me.My Clap Happy little boy. He has learned to clap. It is the cutest thing. And he claps very proper...he keeps his right hand stationary and claps with the left. It is too cute!Makenna is addicted to wearing these silly mittens. She wanted to go to bed with them on and slept in them all night. She is strange, I know...Trying to be like Auntie Rah Rah and walk with crutches. I know her hair is a disaster....
Monday, April 13, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Nothing makes me smile more than seeing my children make each other laugh.
(I hope it doesn't look like Kenna is beating Kellen. She was being gentle, doing it out of love and he was LOVING it!)
p.s. Don't forget to pause the music at the bottom of the page so you can hear the chuckles.
Monday, April 6, 2009
To celebrate turning 6 months old, Kellen cut his first tooth. Early last week his bottom left tooth came in. I knew it was going to be coming soon cause he was a leaky faucet for a couple of days. But he never got all that cranky or anything. And then BAM, suddenly there was a tooth.
Now the other bottom tooth has decided it should cut through too. And this one has not been quite so easy. My poor baby boy has been Sooooo sad today. Usually having a cranky baby tires me out and makes me feel cranky myself. But all day I have just felt so bad for Kellen. The tooth is just right there under the gum. You can see it lurking right beneath the surface. It just won't cut through. And he has been so sad and uncomfortable all day. The saddest part is that you can tell he is trying to be in good spirits and be tough. I really hope it is in by tomorrow. It just breaks my heart to see him sad and hurting.
The funny thing about Kellen is that he doesn't really cry. Well, I mean yes, he does cry sometimes. But most of the time when he is sad or upset he screams! And I mean Screams! He is a loud kid when he wants to be heard! It is not even a screaming cry. It is just yelling, which of course gets Makenna yelling too. Needless to say, the house has been quite loud today. I am ready for that to be over.
So here you go...this is what I have been hanging out with most of the day.
It was cute because every time I would go to take a picture Kellen would stop crying (well, yelling) and would put on a cute happy face. He already knows to smile for the camera.
And here are just a few other pics of the happenings around the McKamey household.
Kenna found her Minnie ears from Halloween and has been wearing them for the last few days.Grammy and Kellen boy hanging out at Red Robin. We had a little get away day on Saturday where we took the kids up to see Sarah. It was so much fun and nice to escape all the weekend duties and chores.We just love our Auntie Rah Rah! (And baby Brooke...Kenna couldn't keep her hands of Sarah's belly. She also believes that she has a baby Brooke in her belly...although her Brooke is usually a boy.)Makenna was carrying the basketball all around the house tonight after her bath with this look on her face. It is not very attractive, but it was funny. Where does she get these ideas?