Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Kenley at 3 months

Kenley, you are so much fun at three months. At the beginning of the month, you were just starting to give out smiles and coos. Now you will smile just about anytime someone makes eye contact. You're realizing that you have a voice, and we like to have cooing conversations back and forth. This morning you went on and on for 45 minutes. Your grandma says that you have a "girly" voice. You have also discovered your hands and like to stare at them, and turn them, and finally stick them into your mouth. Nana says that this was your great-grandma Hurd's favorite time, when babies start to discover their hands, and she would have loved how intent you are. You've been sucking your thumb daily and have even fallen asleep that way a few times. A natural thumb-sucker, just like your mama was.

You've become even more content this month. You are happiest when someone is close and talking to you, but you also like to sit in the bouncy seat, go for walks in the stroller, and lie on your quilt and wiggle and kick. I try to anticipate when you are getting hungry, because once you realize you want to eat, the wailing gets loud and demanding very quickly. You're nursing every 3 hours during the day and a couple times during the night. You're settling into regular nursing times, but your napping times and durations are still unpredictable. We can't complain, though, since we are all getting good sleep at nighttime. Bouncing or walking around with you (or both at the same time) is still the best way to get you to sleep.

This month you were baptized at our church, Zion Lutheran, in Iowa City. It was such a beautiful day. So many people from your family were at the service and at our home afterwards to help us celebrate. You also took your first road trip to Chicago this month with mama and her friends, Wendy and Codi. We had a fun girls' day shopping at the Renegade craft fair and you were such a great traveler - sleeping through most of the car time, and soaking in the sights and sounds when you were awake.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Renegade Craft Fair - Chicago

On Saturday, Kenley and I took a road trip to Chicago with Wendy and Codi. Our destination was the Chicago Renegade Craft Fair and it was definitely worth the drive!

There was music, food, and lots and lots of great artists and crafters. If you're looking for a gift or a treat for yourself, I highly recommend checking out the list of Renegade artists.

Little Miss Kenley was an excellent traveler - she did lots of napping, but also took in all the sights and sounds from the stroller when she was awake. She was happy to get a little time to stretch out when we stopped for a snack, though!

You can see a few more photos from our trip on Flickr

Friday, September 10, 2010

Kenley's baptism

Last Sunday Kenley was baptized. It was a wonderful day. Her Aunt Bethany and Uncle Zach stood up as her sponsors.
I ordered Kenley's sweet baptism gown from Etsy seller Anastacia y Gus. It was beautifully custom made for her. I love how simple it is, while still being sweetly detailed.
After the service, we had a lunch at home. Or as Lachlan kept saying, "All my family come to my house!" It was wonderful that so much of Kenley's family could be there to help us celebrate, including her great grandmas.
We also had some yummy treats, including Norwegian krumkake made by my Grandma Olson! Mmmm!