Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My Lil' Sassafrass

I can not believe my "baby" is already 14 months old! She has filled me with so much joy. She is such a bundle of energy and curiosity.  Let me just say she was an easier baby than Jaxson but is proving to be a more difficult toddler.

This girl is so full of determination and sass. If she wants it, she wants it NOW and will not let anything stand in here way. Which, brings me to my next point. I can already tell that she is a problem solver. Sure you took that toy away and put it on the highest shelf, but that won't stop her. I can not tell you how many times she has wheeled her firetruck up to things and proceeded to use it as a step stool. I have found her on the couch(not such a big deal), climbing on top of our coffee table, standing on her brother's table and more recently I watched her ( from around the corner because I could not for the life of me figure out how she was getting to my parents stairs which were blocked off) climb on top of a small chair to a larger chair and then on top of a shelf.

Jaxson was never a climber at this age. She has been responsible for so many near heart attacks. She has no fear. I think she is the child that is going to be responsible for a lot of sleepless nights spent worrying.

her mischievous grin
She is quite the little animal lover. She is rarely found without her "stuffty", which is the pink and orange crazy-haired Dr. Suess character. She LOVES stuffed animals. She also loves Kona. I think she thinks of him as one giant live stuffed animal. :)

She also thinks that she must do everything that her big brother is doing. This girl does not let her age or size get in  her way. She is so stubborn but I love it! She gets it from me. :)

She is also an amazing eater. She hears the word food and goes running for the kitchen. If I dare eat something around her I better be prepared to share. I have never seen a child eat and eat and stay so small. She is in about the 14% the last time I checked, but she eats more than Jaxson at every single meal. She has been known to polish off his leftovers.

It is amazing to see the differences between my two children at this young age. Kendra is a much more easy going (except when hungry... you have been warned) child and more social. I think when she gets a bit bigger she is going to be the "ringleader" between the two of them.

I never knew my life could be so full and I am so blessed to be able to stay home with my babies everyday and watch them change and grow.

Love you little girl!


  1. So sweet! Isn't it great seeing those little (and not so little) personalities come out? The way you describe her, I think I've got a very similiar one! Stubborn, determined, thinks he's bigger than he really is...but I love it! Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog are an encouragement! Have a happy day!

  2. she is a doll! the picture of her eating is super cute...all of them are! she looks full of personality! i love her name, as well as your son's.
    happy 14 months to her!
    have a wonderful thursday <3

  3. She's adorable!!! I love your pictures. What a doll!! The times goes by soo fast! I miss my boys at that age. :)

    Digger ~xoxo~

  4. She truly is a gift, both of them are. And you are doing a wonderful job with them. Thanks for these great posts!