Kenley likes carrots and spoons!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sorry for posting ten thousand pictures of Kenley doing pretty much the same thing, but I thought that the grandparents would like them :)

Dr. Debbie Downer Strikes Again

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

We took Kenley in for another weight check today. She weighed in at 12 pounds 6.9 ounces. Kenley wasn't very happy with her Mommy when her Mommy took her off of the scale and put a diaper on her and then put her back on the scale for a non-nakey-blog-worthy photo.
{We did learn that a (size 2) diaper adds .6 ounces to her weight so that is why the weight in the picture is different.}

Kenley is still in the 1% weight range but she has dropped below where she was at her last weight check. The Doctor told us that Kenley is a little bit anemic so he prescribed a multi vitamin with iron for her to take once a day. The Dr. never has anything good to tell us so that is why we refer to him as Dr. Debbie Downer :). I am a little leery of giving the multi-vitamin to her because I try to stay away from parabens and methylparaben is one of the ingredients. We are going to Myrtle Beach this weekend though so I think we will try to stop at a natural foods store down there and see if we can find an alternative multi-vitamin for her.

I personally think that she is developing just fine! She babbles all day long and loves to eat her solid foods! Last night she got to try potatoes, I promised her that when she is older the potatoes will taste much better because Mommy will add lots of butter and cream cheese!

Birthday Hangover...

Monday, February 22, 2010

not that kind of hangover...

More of a "it was my birthday so I was lazy and got lots of presents and played way way too much of thisso way to much of this
& thispiled up and now I have way too much to catch up on" kind of hangover...

Sorry for the lack of blog posts lately but hopefully the Ronk household will be back up and running (and clean) soon!

In case you were wondering my awesome husband loaded me up with a king sized heated blanket, The Pioneer Woman Cookbook, a Julia Child Cookbook, a gray sweater, a Starbucks cold cup, new wooden spoons, paint sprayer, Kitchen Aid food processor and a shower pouf. :)

He totally spoils me!

Kenley's 6 Month Photos

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Here are some of Kenley's 6 month pictures! Kenley wasn't being super smile-y that day but I still think we got some good ones!

{These were all taken by Capture the Moment Photography, the same lady who did her other professional pictures.}

This yellow dress was mine when I was a baby! Kenley loved the strings on it so we didn't get a picture that matched the picture of me like I wanted so I will probably be going to Wal-mart soon to get another picture taken of her in it while it still fits.

This ring was sent to Kenley by her Great Great Aunt Ann. Aunt Ann is one of the sweetest ladies in the entire world and this ring was hers when she was a baby and now she is passing it on to Kenley!

Shopping is hard work

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Keri!!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Kenley's 1st Snow!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

We woke up this morning to about 7 inches of snow! Snow is not that common here in eastern North Carolina so this is a special treat! Kenley really liked it when she got to touch it and she liked it even more when I put a tiny bit of clean snow on her tongue!
Sadie and Tyson love playing in the snow. Sadie runs around like a maniac and then comes back in with millions of snow balls clumped to her fur. Tyson jumped on the trampoline with me for a little bit too but the snow was so thick that we could barely bounce!

Birthday get together!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Last night the Goodfellow family hosted a birthday get together for me! I got to choose what we had for dinner so I chose chocolate chip pancakes and breakfast food! {I think I need to get back to being that girl who was once planning on becoming a nutritionist, otherwise our kiddos are going to be on the fast track to being on the Biggest Loser.} Seriously though, I love chocolate chip pancakes and they were so good! Thanks Melissa! After dinner we played Mafia, can you believe that Stephen, Lauren, and Brian were the Mafia 2 times in a row! Lauren was Mafia every time, I think that we are helping her to become a better liar :). That is such a fun game! Thanks friends for honoring me with a little bday party!

Lily Kate and Kenley loved looking at the fishies.... no so much looking at the camera though
I love this sweet girl!

No hospital stay for Kenley!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Our girl is now up to 12lbs 1ounce!! We have to go back in 2 weeks for another weight check and in 6 weeks for a thyroid test but no hospital stay!! The doctor said that he still wanted me to try supplementing with formula and that he wants Kenley to be getting 3 meals of solids per day. Brian went with me just in case I lost it again... I almost did.. but luckily Brian was there to stand with Kenley while they did the examination and I could sit down and not be the freak who always passes out. :)
So basically there is nothing really to report except that Kenley has gained some weight and we will not have to go to the hospital! No failure to thrive here!

This is what happens when you put Kenley down for a nap right after her bath

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Crazy Hair!


Yesterday we went to the Helping Hands final closing sale and got everything in the picture below for $20.74! We found a nickel in a pocket though so that brings our total to $20.69!

We scored a big mirror for this project, a ball gown, 2 boxes of glass ornaments, a box of Christmas light bulbs, 2 cans of clear spray paint, a white pumpkin, a changing pad for the Church nursery, a coat for Brian, a skirt for me, a pair of nice snow pants, a pool noodle for this project, 5 air filters, a new air vent (since ours is ugly!), and that folding table!

We are super excited about our finds! We walked out of there feeling like we had ripped them off! Then we went to Lowes and found a $5 gallon of mis-tint paint that I think it going to look awesome on the coffee table we are refinishing! What a great Saturday spent hanging out with the Hubs and Kenley!

Kenley's first piano lesson

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookie Oatmeal

This recipe is not healthy, but it does contain oats which are good for nursing Mamas! Its really not even a recipe just a bunch of things thrown together that make an awesome bowl of oatmeal that I think tastes just like a cookie!
Instant Oats
Brown Sugar
Mini Chocolate Chips

Place desired amount of oats and milk in bowl and microwave for 1.5 minutes. Stir in a big spoonful of brown sugar and pour in a dribble of vanilla. Mix together then top with mini chocolate chips. Yum!

Leave it to me to take a healthy breakfast and turn it into dessert :)