I unintentionally skipped last month’s update, so this may be a long one. Kenley finished the school year this month so I took her picture on the last day of school (like I did on the first day of school). My mind is blown by how much she’s changed in [what seemed like] such a short amount of time. I’m not going to lie, I was pretty emotional about it all day and I didn’t expect that reaction from myself. I kept telling Greg that I couldn’t stop looking at the picture.
Thanks to her awesome teachers, you can see some pictures from the school year here.
Some of the things Kenley loves right now are: Band Aids (bam-baids); wearing headbands; having a braid; running or “racing”; watching Finding Nemo, Frozen, and Toy Story; dessert (cu-ssert); singing songs from school; listening to “her songs” in “mommy’s car” (only because I can stream Spotify and it’s a kids’ station); playing hide and seek.
She loves talking about cardinals. A cardinal kept flying into their classroom window, so they talked about him a lot and made bird feeders for the cardinal at school. Thanks to one of our favorite books, we also talk about how the cardinal is Indiana’s state bird.
Also new in the last couple of months, Kenley has taken it upon herself to get out of bed in the middle of the night. Most times she just comes into our room. Sometimes she talks, other times she’s silent. Regardless, we walk her back to her room silently and put her back in bed. She also has started to get out of bed at bedtime too which is a bummer since the sun/moon clock was working so well. We have recently started the silent treatment with this too, so I’m hoping it subsides somewhat soon.
She knows that green means go, red means stop, and yellow means slow down. We’re working on the right and left, so she usually asks “this is my right?” while holding her hand or foot up. Recently, she’s started calling Greg “dad” and me “mom” and we don’t like it, so we always remind her that it’s “daddy” or “mommy”. Silly? Yes, I’m sure it is.
Kenley loves loves loves her brother. She has recently taken it upon herself to demonstrate how to crawl around on the floor and celebrates with him when he pulls himself up on things (which is all the time now). She loves giving hugs, kisses, laying on him, patting his head, rubbing is face, really any way she can touch him she will. Poor little guy. She frequently will have conversations with him. “Crosby, remember so and so? They moved away.” It really is the cutest thing ever. She is starting to understand that anything she leaves out is fair game for him now too. She told me the other day that she was going to “put this up here so Crosby can’t get it.”
Kenley: I gotta be a good girl for you so I can get a popsicle.
Mommy: Oh, who said that?
Mommy, whatchu say?
[on June 17th] Is it Halloween yet?
No, sun! Go away!
Daddy, I like you.
I’m so happy you’re here.
I like vitamins. I like cupcakes all the time.
Kenley: Does Kyler have a new class? Does Kyler have new teachers?
Mommy: I don’t know, we’ll have to ask Kyler the next time we see her.
Kenley: I have to ask Chris.
[upon seeing the store] I gotta hit that Target.
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Happy 32 months Kenley Dee!