Kennedy Maren: 2 years

Kennedy Maren, 

Happy 2nd Birthday! 
My baby girl you are getting so big and we love you so much! 

At two years old some of your favorites include: 
your bunny 
Minnie Mouse
Paw Patrol 
your brother Joshua
being with your momma all the time 
breakfast foods 
reading ALLLLLL the books
doing everything your brothers are doing 
listening to "your song" on my phone - Say the Word by Hillsong United
your boots (really all shoes) 
laughing with your Kma
pretend talking on the phone to your Opa
reading with your Grandma Mary & Grandpa George
friends- Ruthie, Audra & Grace

Girl, you make us laugh all day. You have the deepest little voice. The way you say "yeaaaaa" and "no" are pretty much my favorite. You are slow to wake up and most days take about a 2 hour nap. Your hair is so cute & curly. You don't have a problem getting it done every day. If your brothers are jumping, you are jumping. If you brothers are wrestling, you are wrestling. You are very tough and are learning how to speak up for yourself. You are extremely opinionated and have a pretty strong will. You know what you want and you have learned to cry or repeat yourself until you get what you want. You love babies and are pretty smitten with your brother. I was a little concerned as to how you would react to his addition to our family, but for the most part, as long as you can be close to me you are happy. You often sit on my lap while I nurse and always close for diaper changes and getting Brooks out of his bed. We call you Baby (Brooks is "New Baby" or "Baby Brooks"), Sissy, and Kennedy Girl. 
You also pretty much potty trained yourself at 21 months old. One day you started grabbing at your diaper, the next day you were grabbing at your diaper and saying "no, no, no" so I asked you if you wanted to go to the bathroom. You ran upstairs and pooped on the froggy potty. For the month of December were just wore underwear at home and by the first of the year you were wearing undies 100% of the time, even during nap time. We still have some accidents when we forget to take you or if you get to distracted to sit, but I would definitely say you potty training yourself before the baby came was a big blessing! 

2 year old Stats: 
Height- 31 inches, 98%
Weight- 29.3lbs, 83%
Clothing- Growing into 4t 

Kennedy, we love you girl! We love your opinions, smile and laughter. We love the way your love your bunny, blankie, kitty and puppy when you sleep. We love your passionate pursuit of what you want and the way you love your brothers and friends. We are certain you will do great things one day. 
We pray that smile continues to light up every room you walk in and that you never lose your zest for  life. We are so incredibly thankful you are our daughter! 
We love you more & more every day! 
your momma & daddy 

Brooks George: 1 month

Brooks George,
You've been a part of our family for ONE MONTH! We've been a family of SIX for one whole month! In all honesty, things have gone much smoother than I thought they would. You are very good baby. You eat, sleep and fill your diaper just like a newborn baby is supposed to. We were so very surprised when you made your entrance into the world 16 days before your due date! We are truly just in love with you! 


Meeting your brothers and sister did not happen until we got home from the hospital because Kennedy and Joshua were not feeling very well. Right when you got home Joshua said, "Why is it so red?" So funny! He loves you as his brother but is not very interested in your baby ways. When we were at the hospital, Kma asked Joshua what your nickname should be, without missing a beat Josh replied "Brooks-schnauzer!" He claimed that for a few days and finally told us it was from the movie "Beethoven." Asher is so in very love! He wants to hold you and rub his cheek on your soft head all the time. He is quick to try and calm you when you are sad and loves to help me and be close to you at all times. Kennedy loves you. She likes to help Momma change your diaper and pump/get you a bottle. When I am holding you, she often holds one of her babies and always wants to know where you are. 

Like most boy babies born at 37 weeks you had a little trouble figuring out the nursing thing and gaining weight but were never fussy. We had to do a couple extra weight checks with the pediatrician and some extra feedings, but by your one month appointment the doctor was pleased with your weight gain. And even though you are gaining weight, you are still by far our smallest baby. Our little peanut! 

One Month Stats: 
Height- 21.5in, 34%
Weight- 8lbs 13oz, 12%
Newborn Clothes
Size 1 Diapers 

You are a champ at sleeping swaddled in your room. You are doing great sleeping at night and I usually feed you at 10:30pm and then again around 2-3am then around 7am. Yahoo for sleep! Right away you were a talker - lots of grunting and noises - but very little crying.  Early on you cried and cried every time you were in the car, but now you are doing much better. We often call you Baby Brooks, Brooksie, and Mr. Brooks. We are so very thankful you have completed this family. We've enjoyed the time to focus on us six and watch lots of fun movies ;) This past month has just been grace upon grace. Even though we dealt with some sickness, having Daddy home for 2 whole weeks and me being able to talk off 6 weeks of work has been such a blessing. We can't wait to see your smiles and hear your laugh. We are praying for you grow strong in the Lord and love Him with your whole heart. 

We love more & more every day! 
your Momma