Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Little Bits // 3 Months

Y'all, I promise, I am working on consolidating all the photos that I've been taking (sadly, it hasn't been as much as I thought) but in between carpooling the kids around, working, feeding Kaya girl etc etc, it's really last on my list of things to do.  Give me another week and I'll bombard y'all with my monthly breakdown of photos!

I thought it would be fun to record a glimpse of what a typical morning is like for us this Summer.

*Note, this was before we had to be out the door to head to VBS early, so mornings have not been this leisurely as of late...more me running around while nursing Kaya, looking for the "other" shoe that we can't find only to find it in my hand, missing keys, reheated coffee, not remembering if we had brushed our teeth or not and questioning whether we fed the dog yesterday :-)

Mom life yo.


Monday, May 11, 2015

Mother's Day 2015

Yes.  I do have a blog!  I ended up going back to work at just 3 weeks post partum, so I haven't had a chance to sit down and go through the photos I've taken of our family!   Well, the photos that I've managed to take, I hate to admit it, but I have not used my big camera very much with us.  So, I'll slowly but surely and not eloquently at all, be updating it soon!

Mother's Day is always such a special day.  My own Mom is just amazing and I've really put her Mom skills to the test over the years.  Thank you Mom, love you!

I can't believe that this is my 8th Mother's Day to celebrate.  I just love being Mom!   The emotions that I feel are so deep and raw that they often times shake me to my core.  The love, the joy, the fear, the mistakes, the laughter, the pride...I may have questioned at times being a young Mom but am so thankful that I was able to become a Mom so soon.  God knew that it was my time to experience the most amazing gift that He has given me.  I'm learning and praying every step of the way. 




Since I'm rarely in photos with the kids, I made it a point to get in one every day for the Month of May, leading up to Mother's Day :-)  Notice poor Matilda who never gets attention anymore ;-)



Sunday, April 12, 2015

KAYA // ONE MONTH

Family of five for a month now, how crazy is that?!

While we were in the hospital, Kingston had a little bit of a rough time, missing us, and being out of the normal routine.  Now that we are all home and on a better schedule it's been much better for him and for Coltrane.  The transition to three has definitely been an adjustment, but I feel that the jump from one to two was harder.  Though, Kingston wasn't three yet when we brought Coltrane home and now the boys are five and eight so they are a lot more self sufficient, so that probably has something to do with it.  I do feel like I'm being stretched thin a bit, when I get Kaya to sleep, there is laundry and dishes to do, attention to two other kids to give and dinner to make.  Not to mention our dog, poor Matilda...oh and Kyle too ;-)

Getting the boys to school has proved to be the most difficult part so far.  I mean, getting everyone out the door by 7:30?!  A lot of times the baby has been still sleeping and I cringe when I have to grab her and put her in the car seat.   Luckily, Kyle has been able to take Kingston and I've had some friends take Coltrane.  So a big thank you!

Kaya is feeding every 2/3 hours.  I'm so thankful that she loves to nurse (just like the boys) and I have plans on nursing her for as long as I did the boys.   The only downside is, that I've had no sleep, like at all.  Between being up every couple hours and her not taking a bottle... I am exhausted!!  

Exhaustion or not, I would do it all over again. Kennan, family of six?  {just kidding}  Kaya has brought our family so much joy, boys are so smitten and I'm still pinching myself that I not only have another healthy little baby, but a baby girl at that.  Brace yo'self, there are a lot of photos below of Kaya from when we brought her home, through one month old.


Kennan Family Huddle; A Lifestyle Blog
3 days
Kennan Family Huddle; A Lifestyle Blog

Kennan Family Huddle; A  Lifestyle Blog

Kennan Family Huddle; A Lifestyle Blog

Kennan Family Huddle; A Lifestyle Blog

4 days


5 days



6 days



Kennan Family Huddle; A Lifestyle Blog





Kennan Family Huddle; A Lifestyle Blog

Kennan Family Huddle; A Lifestyle Blog
1 week

Kennan Family Huddle; A Lifestyle Blog

Kennan Family Huddle; A Lifestyle Blog
9 days

Kennan Family Huddle;  A Lifestyle Blog

Kennan Family Huddle; A Lifestyle Blog

13 days

Kennan Family Huddle; A Lifestyle Blog

Kennan Family Huddle; A Lifestyle Blog

Kennan Family Huddle; A Lifestyle Blog
2 weeks

Kennan Family Huddle; A Lifestyle Blog

Kennan Family Huddle; A Lifestyle Blog

Kennan Family Huddle; A Lifestyle Blog
15 days

Kennan Family Huddle; A Lifestyle Blog


17 days


Kennan Family Huddle; A Lifestyle Blog
18 days
Kennan Family Huddle; A Lifestyle Blog

Kennan Family Huddle; A Lifestyle Blog

Kennan Family Huddle; A Lifestyle Blog
19 days

Kennan Family Huddle; A Lifestyle Blog
20 days
Kennan Family Huddle; A Lifestyle Blog

Kennan Family Huddle; A Lifestyle Blog

Kennan Family Huddle; A Lifestyle Blog

Kennan Family Huddle; A Lifestyle Blog

Kennan Family Huddle; A Lifestyle Blog
3 weeks

Kennan Family Huddle; A Lifestyle Blog

Kennan Family Huddle; A Lifestyle Blog
Love these Little English bibs
Kennan Family Huddle; A Lifestyle Blog
ONE MONTH
KAYA girl likes to nurse,
grunt (she's SO loud),
toot (all the time)
make silly faces that make the boys belly laugh.
She loves to be worn in the Solly Baby Wrap,
look at flowers, sleep, be held and
poop right as we're walking out the door.  

I have so many more photos and have been great keeping up on instagram ( @abbykennan )with most of my cell phone photos.   I have a couple other monthly photos that I'll make into a collage once we get to 12 months :-)  

We love you Kaya.