Friday, August 7, 2009

Mish Mosh

You ever have one of those nights where dinner is an eclectic mix of leftover Chinese food, spaghetti and cold cuts for the sake of clearing out the fridge? This is one of those blog posts. There's not really a theme, it's just mish moshed together...

It's been a quiet week here off Lake Michigan... (kudos to those who get the reference).

Actually that a total lie, it's been pretty nuts. So nuts that several times this week, I haven't started my work-out until after 5pm. So, by the time Grant comes home, he finds me like this:

I'm doing one of my step aerobics work-outs and I'm in the middle of the hardest combo on the disc, so I'm huffing and puffing like the big, bad wolf here. This picture has not been enhanced at all. I really do get red in the face with weird white blotches. Strangely enough though, Grant's never seen this side of me.

It really freaked him out.

But really, weird pictures of my working out face is totally NOT why you came to this blog today. Am I right or am I right? So let's move right into the good stuff.

Kendra is developing rapidly--it's so cool to watch! Last week Grant got her last bottle of the day ready when out of nowhere, she just grabbed it from him and started drinking it. All. By. Herself.

At this moment I realized my tiny baby wasn't so tiny anymore. Well, this moment and the one I checked her on the percentiles and saw she was in the 71st percentile for height (a feat never before accomplished by a Farnsworth!), 83rd for weight and 95th for head circumference (in case that anomaly of a height reading made any of you question her paternity). She's constantly surprising us. We love every last minute!

And even though she can hold her own bottle, I still hold her and feed her myself most of the time. Eventually she won't want me to hold her at all, so I gotta enjoy this while it lasts.

I think every parent snaps a picture of every baby sound asleep in the high chair. I've seen mine many times, and I always wondered how it happened. I mean, you'd have to leave your kid in a high chair for a long time in order for him/her to fall asleep, right?

Wrong. I was feeding her and she took a bite, turned her head and passed out cold. No lie.

Don't worry, folks, I got her cleaned up and in her crib right after I took this picture.

This morning, I crept into Kendra's room to grab something out of her closet. I thought she was asleep until I turned around and saw this:

I laughed out loud! That ain't posed, folks. She's totally pulling down the bumper with her hand so she can see out. Peek-a-boo!

So, naturally, I grabbed the camera. I mentioned earlier she's totally a morning person, and here's the proof.

At the beginning and the end of the day, she's our darling little girl.


Danielle said...

Hey, my face does that too-- turn all red and crazy like.

That's why I don't exercise.


Danielle said...

Oh, and I'll tell you what the craziest thing is-- when you walk in and your baby is standing in the crib. That'll throw you for a loop.

Peterson Family said...

How cute is that! I love that she was just happy there sitting in her crib and when you came in she just pulled down the bumper to see who came in, too precious!
Missed you guys so much at the reunion but Zion's isn't exactly in your neck of the woods :) Hopefully we'll get to all play some other time!

Seth said...

I laughed out loud reading this post. I love the peek-a-boo shot.

Kathleen said...

Oh, the cuteness! We have to meet that little one. Hopefully she won't be able to say my name when that happens (that would be too far away).
My face turns red too, and I sweat REALLY BAD, and get funny splotches were the most sweat streams (not drops) down. So if you think you're grose, come work out with me! No pictures please.

Kristina said...

Very cute pictures. Maybe she'll get to where she won't let you hold her while she eats, or maybe she'll try to compete with Simeon for worlds laziest eater. He still wants me to hold his sippy cup for him when I'm putting him to bed. Sheesh. Sounds like Kendra is shaping up to not be so lazy.
You know Seth claims sometimes that he married me for my long-legged jeans and he's very disappointed that I'm not doing my job :) So I don't know what you are doing right but way to go! Either that or we'll have tall girls and short boys :)

Laura said...

I LOVE that peek-a-boo shot! Too funny. It's awesome that she kept it long enough for you to grab a camera. Usually cute shots disappear while the camera is being found. Or at least in my world, that's true. hehe.