Saturday, June 25, 2011

Baby Update!

What is more fun than being pregnant with your 3rd baby??  How about being pregnant with one of your best friends in the whole world!!!  Due the same month!!  I have actually been blessed with a few friends who are all pregnant and due near we can all be big and eat like crazy together:)  I think our husbands might have to form a support group with all the emotions going around!!!

Janette and Me showing off our Halfway there baby bumps!!

How far along: 22 weeks
Cravings:  baked potatoes, turkey and cheese sandwiches, popsicles, and PRINGLES and M&Ms
Weight gain: about 15lbs so far
Gender: So we had a little fun with this one:)
First, we went to a 13 week screening and they told us they were 95% sure we were having a _____.  We had them write it in a card and I took it straight to one of my besties Jenny Garland.  She then baked us a cake (pink in the middle for girl and blue for boy):
She brought the cake over and luckily family was in I made everyone dress in either pink or blue to guess what we were having...Jim wore red because he doesn't have a pink shirt...

Then we cut the cake (after Avery insisted we sing Happy Birthday first! HA!!)  And we got:

Girl!!  Then I was a little worried it might not be that accurate so I am just now telling this story after having my 20 week sono and they confirmed FOR SURE we are having another girl!!!

Name:  We are 95% sure we are going with Emery, or Emory.  Won't that be cute, Kyndall, Avery and Emery?

We are all super excited for October to come around so we can meet her!!  Looks like we are going to officially schedule the c-section for October 25th!!  I better get sewing if I am going to make a bunch of frilly cute stuff for her huh!!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Guess who is 5!!!

I can hardly believe it, it doesn't seem possible.  But 5 years ago on June 18th 2006, which was; Father's Day (Jim's first official one to be exact), The last day of the US Open (we watch golf), and the 6th playoff game between Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks (Heat won that year, Mavs ruled this year!!  Woo Hoo...I digress), and my sweet, precious, little baby Kyndall Ann Kelly was born!! 
 She is my precious angel.  Loving, Caring, Creative, Honest, Silly, Tenderhearted, and Beautiful!!!  She astonishes me everyday with the way she looks at the world around her.  Kyndall is the BEST big sister in the world.  This year, she wanted a "Build-a-Bear" party with her friends, so we had 10  of her sweet little friends come and build some bears to celebrate her birthday:

 This was the crazy dance they all had fun doing:)
Then we had the family and a few friends, The Johansons, come over to celebrate low-key at home.  Janette Johanson and I have been BFF's since College and they have recently moved to McKinney just down from us!!!  Their daughter Reese has the same birthday as Kyndall, so we went to their party in the morning and had them over to Kyndall's in the afternoon!!

Grandpa, Daddy and Kyndall listening to her new Ipod!!
Bits and Gram gave her a big girl Barbie bicycle!!

Grammie, Gram, Kyndall and I went to the American Girl Doll Store and Grammie got her an American girl doll, then we ate at the Bistro!!
Finally, a pic of me with my sweet 5 year old and her brand new American Girl Doll.  What a wonderful birthday to celebrate a wonderful princess!!  We love you, Kyndall, with all our hearts and are enjoying every second of watching you grow up to be a beautiful young lady inside and out!!! 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ballet, Tap and Tumbling with our Besties!

Kyndall has done ballet classes on and off since she turned 3.  This summer we decided that Avery was old enough to join her big sis.  My friend, Jenny, found the cutest dance studio that had a combined ballet,tap and tumbling class for ages 3-5.  So we decided to put all our girls in the class together...and boy did they have fun!  Check out the cute pics I captured:

Getting ready to tumble:
Avery was doing her own thing here: 
The big girls: 
Kyndall was stretching: 
A shot of Avery and Sara Paige trying out the moves: 

Here are 2 videos that Jenny took of the girls dancing...the first is ballet.  You can see how the little girls are just having fun...dancing and enjoying themselves.  They bigger girls are having fun too, but they are really trying hard to do the moves.  It was so much fun to see them all enjoy in their own ways.  As you can tell, the music was sweet and the teachers were so sweet and patient.  What a fun thing to watch!!!

Sister Dance Class from Brad Garland on Vimeo.

Here is a little snip-it of their tap dancing portion.  You can see Kate in the white, Kyndall in pink next to her, Avery and then Sara Paige:)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Well, Hello Summer!

Well, Hello there summer!!  Right after Kyndall's graduation we decided to head into summer in full force!  We took a road trip to Amarillo (to visit Grammie and go to a Bridal Shower)  I didn't get many pictures there...only one it seems...and I stole that from my friend Stephanie!!  Stephanie and I were BFF's in Middle School and have gotten back in touch via Facebook (yay!).  We got our kiddos together for a super fun playdate:

We also got together with my good friend Sidney and her son Colton...but I didn't get any pics and neither did she...guess we were too busy catching up and chasing kiddos:)

We also spent that time visiting Grammie and Popo...what a wonderful time we had there...wish we had actually taken more pics:)

Then it was off to Lubbock for some fun!!  Kyndall had fun pulling Avery in the little wagon:

Avery had fun helping Gram water plants (maybe she'll be better at gardening than me:)

Then it was back to McKinney to celebrate some birthdays!  This was Ellie's 5th birthday party at Chuck-E-Cheese.  There is a great pic of the whole group with Chuck-E...but Kyndall refused to go near him!  It's okay, I understand....He IS a little creepy looking if you ask me.  And Kyndall says, "A mouse is supposed to be small, not like him"  Ha!

Kate is friends with Ellie she was at the party!!

We have also made several trips to the pool!!

And...Kyndall's friend Kiley had her 5th birthday Luau at the Beach Pool in fun!!!
We also seem to be spending a lot of time loving on little baby Harper:

She is so precious and makes me want to have my baby NOW!
Finally, we went to the splash pad with our Garland girls too!
Whew!  We are trying to enjoy the summer and get out of the house a is your summer going???