Archive | February, 2013

Weekend Update with The Jenkinsons

17 Feb

We don’t really do it up big for Valentine’s Day but it is sweet to wake up to flowers and cupcakes from your love 🙂

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Surprise dinner for Chris! Kyler joined too although she wasn’t a fan of lasagna…. crazy kid.

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We switched Kyler’s car seat to forward facing this weekend. I really thought I would wait longer to flip it but her knees were bent and after a talk with the doctor…. it was time. She seemed to like it!

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Kyler and Kenley testing out Kenley’s new bike trailer!

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Kyler got a basketball hoop with some gift cards from her birthday. She picked it up quick 🙂

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Such a pretty day.

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Just hanging out in the backyard.

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Pretty Caya.

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Had another nice weekend with my little family 🙂 Did a little shopping, celebrating our friend Ryan’s 30th birthday, find out my bestie Jenn and her hubby are having a little baby boy in July, had breakfast with my long lost buddy Jordan and her BF Chris and got to spend some QT with my 2 favorite people! Life is good 🙂

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Weekend Update with The Jenkinsons

10 Feb

Happy Sunday (or sad that it is Sunday already?)

Kyler waiting for the doctor… she loves the paper!

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Come on Dad! Let’s go play! (ps doesn’t Chris’ hand look ridiculous big compared to Kyler’s? Just realized that 🙂 )

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Why not try and eat the phone?

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This weekend, we took Kyler to SeaWorld for the first time. She did okay. I think her naps were messed up because she woke up early so that kind of threw her off for the day. Nice thing about SeaWorld is you pay once and you can come back all year so it makes it a little bit easier to leave early 🙂

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Checking out the dolphins…. Mommy’s favorite

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Looking at the dolphins with Grandma and Poppa

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She loves them as much as me 🙂

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Her first Shamu show…. this is about as interested as she was going to get. We will try again next time 🙂

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Sea lions!

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Time to go.

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My 9ft tall baby

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Saying bye to the dolphins.

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Walking out.

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When we got back, we rode our bikes up to get some frozen yogurt!

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We also played in the backyard all weekend! That was fun too!

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Play ball!

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The other girls were pretty happy too.

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Just missing Fenway

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Oh Kyler…. She decided to smear mashed potatoes everywhere.

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We had such a nice, beautiful, family filled weekend. Just what we needed! I am not sure I have really expressed how much I LOVE Florida weather especially in the Winter/Spring seasons. Mid 70’s with plenty of sunshine is about perfect as it can get. My in-laws up in West Springfield, MA got 21″ of snow from that little thing they call a blizzard. Yeah…. no thank you. This Florida girl loves to visit and play in the snow but that is about it. I have never lived in snow and I can say that I really don’t think I am missing out on much.

This is a view of their backyard… it sure is pretty though!

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My Father-in-Law out with his snow plow… at least he looks happy!

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No matter where you were this week and weekend, I hope it was a good one!

Kyler’s One Year Update

5 Feb

We are officially a “toddler” now. She is not a little baby anymore, she is now becoming a big girl and is doing big girl things. Her one year checkup was delayed a couple of weeks due to an ear infection thus why this post is a tad late.

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She continues to be a happy and healthy little girl! She pretty much wears 18m pants and 24m or 2T shirts now. Crazy! Her shoe size is a 4… I really think she had a big growth spurt because she really wasn’t in 3’s long at all and she shot up and missed the 18m shirt phase too. Some fit okay but some are skin tight!

This little rugrat really gets into things (don’t most kids?). The house is now Kyler proof for the most part because she thought it was fun to take things out of the cabinets.

She has quite the little personality and truly has her favorite toys, foods, and things to do. A lot has changed since last month:

  • Walking- Yes she is walking… Well sort of. She will take 5, 6 sometimes 7 steps up to a time and will even let go of something if she sees something else she can grab onto. This is not her first mode of transportation but she is getting there. She is definitely overly cautious and I think is just a little unsure of walking because that means falling down more.
  • Eating- We are really hitting our stride this category. I am trying to introduce new things but she is such a good eater now! Better late than never 🙂 Kyler is on whole milk now (happy dance) and did really well transitioning. It didn’t phase her one bit! We were given the green light to eat everything and anything she wants. I think Peanut Butter will be coming soon. We have been trying to do family dinners that past few nights and you can tell she really enjoys that. It is just really hard because I don’t get off work until 6pm and won’t get home until 6:30pm at least. That means Chris has to make dinner and I know that will get old quick. If we can do it a few times a week, I will be happy.
  • Sippy- No more bottles! About a week after my 11 month post, we took her off completely and she was 100% fine with it. We also moved her from milk at snacks to milk 3 times a day at meals.
  • Favorites-  Kyler loves all of her toys but definitely has a few favorites. She loves her baby doll, kitchen, and books. I can’t get over how much this child loves her books. She will sit down, flip through a book and then hand it over to me with the look of “Read this to me please.”
  • School– She has moved into a new class with 1-2 year olds and that is a lot different. She sleeps on a cot now, eats at a big kid table (no more highchair) and goes out to the playground twice a day. School provides her meals and drinks so we don’t have to come with a full backpack anymore!

Her doctor’s appointment went really well. She was happy with where things were and said she was ahead of the curve for her age so keep doing whatever we are doing (always good to hear). I think she remembers that shots happen at the doctor’s because she was crying the entire time. Also doesn’t help that she is cutting at least 2 teeth right now. That brings our total up to 4. All on the bottom. The doctor did say her upper gums were swollen so maybe those are coming along.

1 year old stats:

 22lbs and 7 oz in weight putting her in the 75% percentile.

 30 3/4″ inches tall and that puts her in the 90% percentile.

That has been pretty consistent since she has been born. The doctor did a little formula using our heights and predicted Kyler to be 5’11” when she is older. Only time will tell!

I can’t believe a year has came and went. It fly by yet it’s hard to imagine life without her and the parental duties that came along with. Chris and I couldn’t be happier and look forward to this next year with her!

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Weekend Update with The Jenkinsons

5 Feb

Yes it this post is a little late but I have been trying to relax and unwind since the birthday party so give me a break!

As stated in the last Weekend Update….I will continue on with the updates but I think they will be more about the 3 of us rather than Kyler alone. I am also not going to worry about what I did what day and if I don’t have a photo…. then oh well 🙂

She loves her Barbie ATV. She knows how to make it go too! We just need to teach her steering.

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Chris and Kyler playing with her blocks. I think he is just has big of a fan of them as Kyler is.

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For some reason, she decided to take her shirt off…. I won’t read too much into that.

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Beautiful! This was taken on Friday night while at work.

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On our way to the Super Bowl party!

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Stopping her tracks to take in a few commercials.

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We didn’t win anything this year but always good fun to buy a few squares 🙂

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