Monday, October 29, 2012

Kinley's 1st haircut

Kinley doesnt have a lot of hair.  But it was getting kind of scraggly and my mom was bugging me to get it cut!  So we took her to a kids cutting place to just get it trimmed.  I didnt want them to cut her bangs really short and straight across, but that is exactly what happened.  The next day it looked better, but I was a little upset at first! 

She did great though, and only started getting restless at the very end.  She got to sit on a motorcyle and they gave her a sucker at the end which made her very happy!

Here she is before the haircut

And after with her sucker and necklace that Nana bought her. 

 On the way out, she was holding Nana's hand, but then reached over to grab Bapa too!  She sure does love them!

Kinley 16 months

Here are some pictures of what Kinley has been up to lately!  Nana and Bapa did a great job taking care of her while we were in the hospital and recovering!  They took her on lots of walks, took her to her Clamber Club classes, and played nonstop with her!  She sure is going to miss having them around.

She had a little photo shoot on her walks!  Future model?

 Finger painting messes!

Clamber Club...

Several of the shopping centers have restaurants with outdoor seating and places for the kids to play.  Here she is playing in a water fountain and then on a rocking giraffe. 

And last but not least, Nana and Bapa taught Kinley to do the OU motions!  Too bad we didnt get a video cause it is adorable to see her put her hands above her head in an "O" shape and then throw them out into a "U"!  Too bad her cheering didnt help them out this weekend against Notre Dame. 

Introducing Turner Lee Carnell

 This is our last picture as a family of 3!

 Then came #4!
Turner Lee Carnell
October 15, 2012 at 2:23pm
7 lbs  20 inches
We were shocked when he was born because he had blonde eyelashes and eyebrows that you can barely see!  And the front of his hair is very light!  Dont know where that came from.  His eyes are blue like all babies, but they are lighter than Kinley's were, so my fingers are still crossed that he will inherit Lee's beautiful blues!

 His first introduction to Kinley was a success!  She is going to be a great big sister.  She loves to give him kisses and wants to hold him, but only for about 5 seconds.  Then it is on to the next thing!  She says "baby" everytime she sees him.  And when he is not in the room she notices and asks where he is!  She also doesnt like for him to cry and freaks out when he pee's while I am changing his diaper.  When that happens, she cries for some reason!  Maybe its because I scream! :)

Nana and Bapa brought Kinley to the hospital every day to see us.  Her favorite thing was to play in the closet!

Here is our little guy in the carseat ready to leave the hospital.  He is so tiny!
 My babies (still weird that it is plural!!)
 How adorable is this?  Kinley holding Turner and looking so lovingly at him.  I hope they always remain best friends!

 We are so grateful to have Turner as an addition to our family!  He is such a cutie and loves to cuddle.  His favorite thing is sleeping, which helps his mommy out a lot!  We cant wait to introduce him to all of our family and friends when we come home in a few weeks.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Kinley- 15 months

 Once again, the time has flown by and our little baby has grown up into a toddler!  Here are some cute pics of her in the last month.

She loves to read!  Even if it is a pregnancy book!

First pigtails!

 We got invited to go water skiing with our friends the Stanley's.  Unfortunately, the day we went was quite cold and the water was FREEZING!  But Kinley was determined that she wanted in that water.  You can tell by her face in this pic, it didnt last long!  She quickly realized it was freezing and that adventure lasted about 3 seconds.  Thanks to Liz for gearing up in the wetsuit just to satisfy Kinley's urge!
Driving the boat with Bruce

"What?  You are going to let ME drive?!"
 I am sure when Kinley gets older she will love that I shared this with the world... Her new thing is to hide her face when she poops!  It is actually really cute!  I caught her in the act the other day and had to snap a pic! 

Our little sugar pie!
 Most of you know that we had to get rid of Rugby. :(  We took her to her new home on Sunday night and it has been pretty sad.  So this is the last pic we have of the two of them together.
 Such a good little helper!!  We were cleaning Lee's car yesterday and she had way too much fun with the bubbles and dirty puddles of water!  But she was a great little cleaner!  She even decided she was going to clean her "ride".

Here is a short little video of her helping!


 This is an embarrassing post!  Our housekeeper Magdeline brought over a bunch of traditional African clothes because she wanted me to wear it and take pictures!  Why did she wait until I was 9 months pregnant to do this?  They are so bad that they should be kept hidden.  But oh well... let the laughing begin!

The first outfit is a Zulu outfit.  She is not Zulu, but loves the culture, so she has the clothes.  And no, I am not doing some cool dance in this picture.  I am trying to show off the awesome beaded shoes!!
 Kinley joined in the action by wearing a headband but she wasnt interested in posing for a picture.  And Lee got to wear a sweet beaded Zulu tie!

 The next outfit is from the Tswana tribe, which Magdeline actually comes from.  The guy who is pictured on the sarong is the current Tswana King!
Dont we look like we belong! ha