Sunday, May 31, 2015

9 Months




Kenzie turned 9 months old this week!  She is now almost 28 inches long (which is the 74th percentile) and 15 lbs 10 oz (which is only the 11th percentile).  As the doctor says, it looks like all her calories went to her length growth.  Since she isn’t putting on weight as quickly as the doctor would like and she is a bit slower developmentally, the doctor ordered some labs for her just to err on the side of caution.  The poor thing fought the blood draw and screamed her little lungs out.  They still weren’t able to get enough blood for all the tests, so she will have to go for another blood draw. 

We are happy to report that this week was Kenzie’s last at physical therapy.  Her therapist said it’s very usual for kids with her condition to slip into their head tilt when they are tired because it is habit and comfortable for them.  However, she is now able to hold her head up straight and can turn her head and tilt in the other direction without any discomfort or resistance. 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day

We hope everyone had an enjoyable Memorial Day.  We had a nice day, but a busy one…P5251389

Kaitlyn and a bunch of the Girl Scouts walked in our town’s parade this morning.  I was busy ironing on the last of her petal patches last night.  That’s right…  no more sewing.  Everything is iron on these days!P5251392

Waiting for Kaitlyn to go by…  Kenzie was fascinated by the lights on the police motorcycles…P5251397P5251398P5251399

More flashing lights!P5251400

The parade ended at the Veterans Home and they had a small ceremony there.P5251401P5251402P5251405P5251406 

The parade wore Kenzie out.  She passed out on our bed before we headed off to our next stop of the day:  The Sea Dogs game!P5251407P5251409P5251410

Kevin made a yummy dinner with a small assist from Kaitlyn and I.  I put together a salad.  Kevin made burgers with grilled mushrooms and steak sauce and red hot dogs.  Kaitlyn made star-shaped brownies with icing and sprinkles.  P5251411

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Gray Wildlife Park

We took the girls to the Gray Wildlife Park today.  Kenzie is a real Mainer now that she has seen her first moose!  P5241376P5241377P5241378P5241380P5241382P5241384P5241386P5241387P5241388

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Kaitlyn’s Recital

The yearly professional shot…Kaitlyn Ballet

Ready for dress rehearsal…P5031357P5031358

We aren’t allowed to take photos during the recital, but we got some during dress rehearsal!  We were also able to get her dances on video.  I will have Kevin download those over the next few weeks.  No promises as we sometimes aren’t able  to get videos to upload on here, but if we can we will try to put them up later this month.

Here’s Kaitlyn doing this year’s tap dance.P5071362P5071363P5071364

Time for her jazz dance…P5071365P5071366P5071367

And finally ballet!P5071368

They usually post the professional photos online for viewing and purchase.  When we get the details on that we will send out an e-mail on how to view those.

Recital day…  She did so good!  Hard to believe this is the same little girl who would stand on stage and not move during her daycare and pre-K concerts!P5091369P5091370

Kaitlyn and one of her teachers…  She’s had dance class with Miss Miranda for 3 years now!  P5091371

Kaitlyn and her recital flowers…P5091375

Kaitlyn was so exhausted she fell asleep in the car on the way home.  Miss I-Hate-To-Nap/ My-Worst-Nightmare-Is-Boredom also begged to lay down as soon as we got inside.  That alone made suffering through doing her hair and make-up worth it!

8 Months Old

Sorry it took me awhile to get this one up!  Our littlest princess is 8 months old!!!