It has again come time for me to empty out my phone and memory card of all those pictures that are clearly worth sharing with the world...the gems like the photo above ^^ ("please. no. more. black. beans.") and if that didn't get you excited for this post...let's get scrolling!
Our beautiful new family member for a few weeks. She is by far the easiest of the family members to take care of, especially since she is (lord forgive me) fake. Everyone that comes into our home gets to hear me justify why we went fake this year because I am very embarrassed about it, but she is a lovely fake tree, for all that is worth.
^^Kenz has done surprisingly well with the tree. She gets very excited to watch us turn on the lights every morning, and she loves to try and hang ornaments when we help her. But only once has she pulled the entire tree down, and I caught it before it fell on top of her! So, you know, super mom and stuff!
^^This photo looks a bit more child-neglectant than it actually was...but kenz was insistent on playing outside and I kept saying, "but it is really cold out there!" and she just wouldn't believe me. So. You live and you learn, kid, is what I say.
^^Kenzie is on a new adventure every time I turn around, exploring and crawling and climbing...she has been so slow in hitting baby milestones that sometimes I forget that one day she is going to walk! And soon! She has been walking along furniture and along the walls and is constantly pushing her baby doll stroller around the apartment...gosh, I don't know if I am ready.
^^A few fun activities I've been doing with the girls lately. I am constantly on the lookout for new activities we can do together and I love seeing them discover new things. That last one was a MESS with all capital letters, but it was super fun.
^^Oh yeah, one time David and I went to the movies for the first time in, like, seven years or something and got popcorn and felt wild and free. So, selfie, obviously.
^^Wearing my glasses. I think this was when I tried to get a Christmas card picture of her that turned pathetic really really quick. But wouldn't she look cute in glasses?
^^I recently discovered what a great place the library is for a child! Do people know about this? Endless children's books, but more importantly, endless isles to crawl up and down! Related, the world isles is really annoying, isn't it? come on now, English language.
^^And finally, THIS. She's got sass, and it scares me to death to think about the teenage years (especially if she takes after me, which I am fervently praying against), but for now, a sassy one year old is all things entertaining.