Saturday, July 20, 2013

We added a new member to the family on January 24, 2013. Finley Elizabeth was 7 pounds, 12 ounces and 19 3/4 inches long. Kennedy was so excited to meet her. We were too! :) 





Friday, July 9, 2010

on a hot day...

we like to eat watermelon. more recently, it has also been on rainy days because I am pretty sure it just rained for 11 days straight. And to top it all off, hurricane season JUST started. 











these boots are Kennedy's newest obsession. she sleeps in these boots and takes naps in them. she has also been known to wear only her pull up and her boots. 

Thursday, June 3, 2010

baby colton

meet colton thomas ranew. he is my cousin Michelle's (where Amber Michelle came from) grandson, which makes my mom his great aunt, or as she prefers, GG. ;-)  Isn't he a little cutie?



this is ashley, colton's momma. her and her husband, asa, recently moved to Melbourne,FL,so we were taking advantage of seeing them. kennedy loved ashley (and colton)


here is GG, colton and Michelle (new grandma)  ;-)


can you tell Kennedy was smitten with colton?


until he had a poopie diaper, that is!


being the rare occasion that it was, everyone came over to visit with the jones/ranew clan before they headed back over to the coast. marci's mom, arlene, has been here visiting so she also got to meet little mr colton. (and yes, rebekah loved colton too)   ;-)

Friday, April 30, 2010

and the search continues...

i am sad to report that we are once again looking for a preschool for Kennedy. this past tuesday when i picked her up i witnessed her teacher jerking two little girls around by the arm. when i asked the other staff  members if that was a usual occurrence, they asked which kids she was rough handling. needless to say, i didn't like their answer. i kept her out of school yesterday because i was still mulling it all over in my head. i came to the conclusion that i cannot in good conscious send her back knowing there is a possibility of her being jerked around. i do not handle her that way and i will be damned if someone else is going to. so until we find something else, it is The Ryan House of Learning...  ;-)

Friday, April 16, 2010

st patty's and spring training...

we headed down to ft myers this year to watch the red sox play the mets. it happened to be st. patrick's day, so that just sweetened the deal! the morning started off rainy and cold, but turned around really quickly in true Florida fashion. ;-)



kennedy did not go to the game with us this time. instead, she stayed home with aunt marci.  we took advantage of a family photo opportunity before we left the house. 


pap-pap-papelbon... jonathan papelbon that is.


mom and dad overlooking the right field wall. i think next year we will go for the left field wall so we can watch the red sox pitchers warm up. don't get me wrong, it was cool to see the mets players getting ready, but not near as exciting as it would have been if were matsusaka or papelbon.



i had to take a picture of this guy warming up! LOL


i am currently on the search for an outfit like this for thomas to wear next st. patrick's day. he swears he will wear it so we shall see. (i am also going to get him some john daly look alike clothes from loudmouth... pics to follow. ;-) )



just a trim.

kennedy went for her first hair cut back in march. we went to the best of the best: my mom. she sat there like a little lady and didn't make a peep. when they were done, kennedy told my mom "it is buuutiful, gaga". 




Tuesday, April 13, 2010

"you go home now"

Kennedy started preschool today...
to say she was excited would be an understatement. She has been practicing taking her Dora backpack on and off for about a week, and when this morning came and it was time to put all her hard work to use, she did great. When we got her in the classroom and settled, she said "bye momma, bye daddy, you go home now". 




Walking into preschool with Daddy. (I was busy taking pictures!!!)  ;-)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

back at it again...

i have been gone for far too long and it is time to update everyone on our lives. things have been hectic with school and thomas is starting a wind program this month so that is going to keep all of us on our toes.


this is tristan and kennedy. they had been running around for about an hour straight and we finally got them settled enough to take a picture...


this is thomas walking in the door on his birthday and his brother tim had flown in to surprise him... his face was priceless!




thomas, kennedy and tim


we went down to chalo nitka this year and stayed on the river with judy and vern. judy bought all the grandkids planters and let them plant all sorts of herbs and spices... needless to say, it was a hit.


we all went to englewood to visit thomas' parents while tim was back down visiting again and I got a great shot of the three of them.

this is kennedy in her easter dress which she all but refused to smile in. it was understandable given the fact that she had a double ear infection and the beginnings of the stomach bug.


we waited until the sun went down a bit to do our easter egg hunt... k and rebekah had a blast.


still no smile, but the best face shot i got!