Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Our Christmas Tree

We went to a U-cut place for the first time and had a blast. Charlie was having so much fun looking for the Kennedy Family Christmas Tree. It was is Brian, Charlie and our tree!
Charlie helping with the lights....

Charlie took our picture in front of the tree. He also had his finger in front of the flash. But it was so cute, he made us say "MOVIES!" when he took the picture.

Getting ready to go play out in the snow. Look how big he is getting!

Finally...just a really cute bath shot!

Don't forget to look below at our Seahawks game post!!!! Merry Christmas everyone...Love from all us crazy Kennedy's. :-)

Seahawks game pics, etc....

Here is Charlie and Daddy at the game!

Here is the great view that they had....

"And now, here is Charlie Kennedy, the place kicker. You know, I heard that is the only way his mother would let him play this great sport....."

Charlie hitting on some Seagals...sorry the one is a little dark. Brian was probably too excited to remember how to work the flash....

Yes, it can be a bit loud, but obviously still having a good time.

Mmmmm...more food..

Monday, November 24, 2008


I'm not purposing leaving people out of the loop, but's been pretty quiet on the Kennedy front. Charlie is doing AWESOME. He's getting over a cold right now, and he's quite the trooper. Especially when his paranoid Mom takes his temperture every hour to be sure he doesn't have a fever this time. **sigh**, I can see this happening even when he's 18. Grrrr....cancer. His last few appointments have been great with no terrible side affects to the chemo. His oral chemo that he gets at home, and will get until he's 8, is giving him red dry patches on just his face. It really looks terrible sometimes, but I found if we are really good about gooping on the lotion a couple times a day, it's not terribly noticable. In fact, even when it is bad, he doesn't even notice. Thank goodness he's not a teenage girl right now!!! (or ever..... for that matter)
School is going pretty good, making friends, enjoying most of the things he's learning. I definitely have to wrangle things out of him about his school day. He just wants to tell me what he did on the playground and nothing else! By the way, his favorite thing to do on the playground is "play pirates" I know you are all surprised.
Anyway, that's the update for now...nothing to crazy going on with Brian and I lately. Although I did go see Twilight this weekend and really liked it. Of course, nothing compares to the book, but it was still pretty good!!!

Everyone, have a great Thanksgiving!

And yes, he's sitting in a bucket eating popcorn.....

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Get Smart

So, yesterday (Saturday) we received 'Get Smart' in the mail and decided to watch it, with Charlie. It was funny, Brian and I really liked it....Charlie LOVED it. Physical comedy is really his bag. While through the movie peels of Charlie laughter filled the house, it was the end gag that really did him in. He was laughing really hard and then Brian kind of egg it on so he'd laugh harder. I have to say we hadn't laughed that hard in a long time. Charlie stands up and says, "You peed on me!!", he had laughed so hard that he peed his pants. So I told him to run to the bathroom, which he did, then he ran upstairs to get new underwear and pants. We have an intercom in his room and it's mate is in the TV room where Brian and I were. He was singing the Get Smart theme song while getting new clothes. We about died laughing.

I was going to upload some Halloween pictures, but my camera's dead and we don't have any new batteries (of course). I have one of Charlie and his friend Carson at our church's Halloween party. We went trick or treating with Carson in his neighborhood. When "Luke Skywalker" Charlie and I went to Carson's house, he opened the door and was dressed like Obi-Wan Kenobi. We couldn't believed it! And no, it wasn't planned! I'll post pictures of Charlie in full garb as soon as I fix the camera snafoo....

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

Cute bags

Cute bags, and you can enter to win a free one....I'm done plugging....
:) Court

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Captions are screwy

The captions on the slide show got all messed up. Sorry.

Fun random pictures

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Our cute little property has a lot of trees. I like trees, no, I love trees. BUT I also like to see the sun and have nice warm summer days. Our yard, when we moved in, had 15 trees (yes, some a lot smaller than others). We took out a huge lilac about a month after we moved in, and today, we brought the tree number to lucky 13. We used Western Star Tree Service, and I have to do a plug for them, because they totally rocked! Russ, the owner, is a 4th generation Treeman and is very knowledgable and so very nice. I had gotten a quote from another company in town, wasn't impressed with them or their ridiculous price and Russ happen to come through my line at Fred Meyer about a week after that. About 2 months later we decided to give a call.... I'll say it again, they were GREAT and I highly recommend them!

BTW they blew the other guys bid right out of the water. Here is our cute little house with this ginormous silver maple.

The base of the tree had a ton of water just sitting in there, you can kind of see it in the picture. Plus the tree would always drop big branches!

The guy in the cowboy hat is Russ.....

and this is the stump grinder!

And there is our house! Look at all that sunshine!!


Finally! Here are the pictures of the 90% completed deck. Where the boards are sitting up right against the deck is where Brian is building flower boxes. They are almost done, he has one completed for the left side that I just need to stain, and Brian has just started the boxes for the right side of the deck. They will go around the deck, basically under the benches. Cool, huh?! Everyone should be very proud of all the hard work Brian has done for this....believe me, he is so glad it's almost done! Next project: staining and replacing some fence boards! I know he's so excited about it........ :-)

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Swim Lessons!

Peeking over to say, "Mommy! Watch me!!!"

Charlie doing what they call a "pull-touch", basically doing a stroke swim. He's really getting the hang of it!

Getting a pep talk from his instructor. Does he like swim lessons? Look at his face and decide for yourself!!

The swim back without the kick board. He would struggle with this a little bit

Learning how to dive. He would do it if she was helping him like this. If he was doing on his own, he'd set up like he was going to dive, but then just jump in. The instructor would always laugh when he'd do that.

Do you like how they are all looking at the crazy lady taking pictures???

Waiting in line for the diving board. This cute little girl would always try to talk and play with Charlie while they were in the water. Being a typical guy, he ignored her. We'll have to teach him how to be a gentlemen.......

The funnest part of the diving board!!!

Charlie is swimming!!!!!

New Deck!

Our awesome friend Darin showing us how it's done.....

My Dad and Brian assessing the situation and getting things done!

Below is Brian and my Dad getting ready to start putting the decking on. Almost there!

Charlie trying out the new deck! He loves it!!! Sadly, as I post this, I realize that I did not take a "finished picture", as in I don't actually have a picture of the full deck. Well, that shows you how well I plan things.....