Ok, so let me tell you all about her big day. We started the morning off with a trip to the zoo with the majority of my family, Cory's brother Dustin, and our sweet neighbor. We had a really good time. The new Rocky Shores exhibit is pretty dang cool and the polar bear sure knew how to perform. There were gobs of people and every time the bear would move to another window a mob of kids and mean moms with strollers would crowd to the next window. So, we just staked out a spot at a vacant window and waited for it to come to us. It paid off because we got an up close encounter. Kennedy loved it!
We got home and put Kennedy down for a much needed nap and the hard work began. Her party was fun and a huge success but I won't say it was all sunshine and flowers. It was a boat-load of work and I'll probably never do a big party at my house again. I spent two days cleaning the house and yard and never sat down or even ate as soon as we got home yesterday as I tried to get things ready. By the time guests arrived, I was near tears from exhausting from the heat, hauling tables, chairs, food, etc up and down the stairs to the backyard 100 times, and from not having eaten anything. My back hurt so bad I was trying not to cry all night. BUT... we did have tons of fun and I'm grateful that so many people came and were generous enough to share their time with us. I think Kennedy had a great time, too! We had a BBQ and sat and ate and enjoyed company. There was a kiddie pool for the little ones and they loved it! I wish we had a big pool because it was hot and all the adults were dying haha. After we ate dinner, Kennedy opened her presents, which she got tons of (Thanks, everyone!), and then we had cake. She started out eating pretty daintily and then finally started making a mess towards the end. Then she got super tired and upset and had a major meltdown when I tried to hose her off. She calmed down after a while though.
Kennedy is bursting with personality and has a flare for the dramatics. She's into everything and climbing on stuff and even walking!! Yay! We love her to death!
I think this is her favorite place in the kitchen