Born May 25th, 2008
2:59 pm
6 pounds 13 ounces
Length 19 3/4 inches

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Lenexa BBQ

Wow, June was a pretty busy month for us. Each year some good friends of ours compete in the Lenexa BBQ and we try to make it out to the event to support them and taste the delicious BBQ! This year we were lucky enough to be able to make it out again. It was pretty hot out, even for being the evening, but that didn't stop us from having a good time and eating some great BBQ.

Kinley liked to try out all the different chairs.





Finally we got a couple of pics of Chase and Kinley together and both looking at the camera!



Shatto Dairy Farm

Also back in June, our playgroup took a little field trip to the Shatto Dairy Farm just north of Kansas City. Shatto is a family run farm and we credit them with helping Kinley learn to drink out of a sippy cup. When Kinley was transitioning from the bottle to a sippy cup we let her drink the various yummy flavors of Shatto milk in her sippy cup. I think banana was her favorite, but they also have orange, chocolate, root beer and strawberry. Shatto was having a family fun day at the farm, so there were lots of people visiting and it was pretty crowded, but Kinley still got to see the cows up close and personal. Turns out Kinley was not a big fan of the cows, but oh well. We stayed just long enough to see all the exhibits and then a huge storm rolled in, so we left in a little rush. We made it to the car before the big downpour started, so that was good. Wasn't able to get many pics from that day, but here are just a few.





Hearing Update

Back on June 14th, Kinley had a follow up visit with the audiology department at Children's Mercy Hospital. Her previous appointment showed a slight, low frequency hearing loss, but nothing that should be interfering with her speech. We were told to try and get her used to using ear buds or headphones so that they could do a more thorough exam at this visit.

Kinley did great during this exam. They were able to do the more extensive hearing test and found that Kinley does not have any hearing issues at this time. She passed with flying colors and we do not need another follow up appointment until next year! We will still need to have her hearing monitored since children born with CDH are at greater risk for progressive hearing loss, but at this time everything looks great!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Kinley 2nd Birthday Party

For Kinley's 2nd birthday, Kevin and I bought her a new swing set for the backyard. We decided to have her birthday party be a backyard BBQ so that she and all the other kids could play on her new swing set. Looks like everyone had a fun time!





Kinley climbing up the ladder. She needed some help at first, but now she can go all the way up by herself and down the slide. She is getting so big, so fast!











Now what mom?



Trying out the different swings.





Opening up presents!







Look Dad, barrettes! (Now all we have to do is convince Kinley to keep the barrettes in her hair. She hates hair in her face, but won't keep any barrettes, hair ties or headbands on.)



Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday Dear Kinley, Happy Birthday to you!! We love you!!!