Thursday, March 27, 2008

My Brother

This is a great pic of Logan! I stole it from my almost sister in law, Chantelle:-)

Four Kids!

Some may question my sanity with 4 kids 2 1/2 to 4 weeks old! I have Natalie and Avery 3 days a week now, and so far so good!

Snacks! Kenna always has the blue cups and Natalie the green, to match their eyes. And to keep it simple so I know who's is who's.

Avery Neve Webb-Sexton. She is 4 weeks old. She was 8lbs4oz at birth, and she doesn't seem that much bigger to me now, of course I am comparing her to the monster that is Brooks, but she seems so tiny.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


I needed to send out a thank you card, so last night during American Idol, I decided to try out the new stamps I got from my mom. Fun! I used the inspiration book for some ideas, mostly reflected on the thank you card. The only thing I hate about those books is that they just seem to mock me...oh how much better I would be with more supplies!! Anyway, loving the stamps and loving 'the David's'...Archuleta and Cook!


This is a frame my mom got for Christmas, made to display a scrapbook page. This is the page she has in there right now! I love it!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Ready for bed, snuggling with her doll, watching Go Diego Go.

More Bees

A new piece of bee decor from Grandma Kennedy. It matches perfectly! Brian is somewhat opposed (understandably) to lots of nail holes in our plaster walls. Thankfully with the brilliant design of the chair rail, it makes displaying everything easy, with out holes!

Father and Son

Brooks was all about helping Daddy yesterday, sometimes to Daddy's frustration. He was all about stealing the screwdrivers and trying to eat things.
Notice my pink 'makeup purse' in the picture. The boy insisted on carrying it around yesterday. Very manly.


We had a nice day, of course church, and then lunch at our pastor's house, with about 3 other 'family-less' families. There was ham, chicken, roast, and all the fixin's contributed by all. We stayed until about 5...Brooks had a nap, but Kenna didn't so she was out of it by the time we got home. During the sunday school hour all the kids went outside and hit pinata's to get candy. Kenna seemed a little traumatized/confused about the whole process. When all the candy fell out all the kids were running and scrambling to get it, and she just stood there like "crazy people"

The spoils of Kenna's easter egg hunt. She loved it.

Happy Easter!...a cute decoration from my mom

After coming home in the evening. Finishing off one last pinata candy.

Brooks officially started walking on Sunday. He walked across our whole livingroom when we got home. No diving or falling. He has since even mastered the bend-down-and-pick-up-toy move, and he is all over the place. Very cute!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Monster Drama

The past week or so, Kenna has been into monsters. It started one night when she saw this electrical outlet Brian was working on, with shadows. "It's a mon-ter Daddy" she said.

Well now everything with a shadow is a monster, and so is Brooks when he crawls in her general direction. She screams (not really the play-fun scream, a real one) and runs away crying, "Help, Books is a mon-ter!". Explaining the fact that he is only playing and wants to be near her doesn't seem to help her. This kid seems to live for drama. If there is none, create some.

Bee Attentive

Kenna and her friend Sarah watching the Bee Movie. It's a little grainy as I took it on my phone. It was just so cute how they were really into it, afterwards Kenna was even telling me parts of the movie...the simple parts like "Bees go fly-nin" "Don't kiww 'dem" "Eeeew, I no like bugs, KIWW 'DEM!" as she smashes her hand on the table. Bee Cute.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Cuter Than Anything

I don't know why I take so many pictures of Brooks sleeping...but I do. There is just something so cute about him when he is asleep. I love how he positions himself, and he just looks so sweet. Maybe it's because he can be such a complainer when he's awake, I need naptime to remind me he can be sweet too:-)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Helping Mommy put away groceries. Of course the dog can never be left out:-/

Space Saver

Our new kitchen table, ready for dinner with Daddy. It's from Ikea, and we love all the storage (6 drawers) and how both sides fold down to make it very small, and a huge space saver. We are now on the lookout for the perfect chairs or stools to go with.

How I keep it during the day for snacks and lunch with kids.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Reuben Loaf - Recipe

I am making Reuben Loaf tonight in honour of St Patricks Day. I think this recipe sounds more German, with the sauerkraut, but whatever...corned beef is on sale now for St Patty's Day, and this is about the only thing I know to do with it!

3 1/4 C flour
1 T white sugar
1 t salt
1 pk rapidrise yeast (=2 1/4 t)
1 C hot water
1 T soft margarine or butter
1/4 C thousand islands dressing
6 oz thinly sliced corned beef (cooked)
1/4 lb sliced or shredded swiss or mozzarella cheese
8 oz well drained sauerkraut
egg white
caraway seeds

Set aside 1C flour. In large bowl mix flour, sugar, salt and yeast. Stir in water and butter. Mix in only enough reserved flour to make soft dough.

On floured surface kneed 4 min. On greased baking sheet roll dough to 14"x10". Spread dressing down centre third of dough length (I omit this step and use dressing for dipping). Top with layers of beef, cheese and sauerkraut.

Make 1" strips on dough from filling to edge. Alternating sides, fold strips at an angle across filling. Cover dough. Let rise. Brush with egg white and sprinkle with caraway seeds. Bake at 400 for 25 min. or until done.

Ontario, from Jared

Here are some pictures Jared (or likely Liana as I recall) took while in Ontario.

Maryn, having a little too much fun with the party hats

The most adorable gift from Jay & Liana. Probably the cutest and coolest shirt he has ever owned!

We had to get this pic quick in a store before Daddy noticed the "tradegy" on his head. Go Leafs Go!


Saturday, March 15, 2008

Kenna Is Two!

Today Kenna turned 2! We can't even believe how time has flown by.

"2!!" Kenna helped me put the sprinkles on. I was trying to stick to an easter-ish theme. She wanted the fish and palm trees sprinkles:-) Mommy won, of course.

Mommy, having fun with the leftover icing

It took a very long time to blow out the candles. She did the first one by herself...

She needed help with the second one

Daddy and his pretty little girl. She is wearing her new outfit from Mommy & Daddy.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Cake and Ice Cream

We had a casual early birthday for Kenna and Brooks. She loved her cake!

He loved his ice cream! Any time you brought the spoon near him, he would stick his tongue out:-)

Lehman enjoying his cake too

Green teeth for Maryn!

Family Shots

Grandpa Shantz and Maryn


Brent, Kaden and Chantelle

Grandma Shantz, Jillaine & Janessa

Keeley and Brian

Aunts and Uncles

Janessa "Nissa", and Kenna

Lehman "Meeman" with Brooks

Cool shades

Liana and Jillaine

Kenna is a John Deere girl

Four "Kennedy" Couples

Brian & Darla Bolger married June 14, 2003

Brent Kennedy & Chantelle Knapp, will be married on July 5th, 2008

Jared & Liana Kennedy, married on November 21, 2005

Mark & Lauryn Newallo, married on March 8, 2008