Sunday, June 03, 2007

We had a blast this past weekend. Kendal enjoyed all of the family and friends that came over to the Schmidt's House for Kendal's First Birthday Party. She was very social smiling and going to anyone that wanted to hold her. She had fun playing with all her cousins. She is starting to blend in with the big kids now. She got TONS of loot. And if we added correctly, I think Kendal's first year of college will be paid for by the amount of money she received for her college fund :) There is a tie for Kendal's favorite toys so far. The new tricycle and this crazy ball popper toy. I will have Mike post videos later this week. Just like her mom, Kendal wanted no part of her birthday cake. She stuck her hands and kind of mashed it around and eventually started crying. She would smack my hands and turn her head away from me when I tried to put cake in her mouth. I guess we should be happy that she doesn't like sweets yet.

The ride to and from Cleveland stunk. Kendal cried most of the way there and finally fell asleep when we got off the highway and were about 10 minutes from Mike's parent’s house. Then she must have thought she had slept all night, so she decided to stay up till after midnight. I was hoping that would mean she would sleep in a bit, nope not my kid she was up at 6am on the dot and ready to party.

The ride home she was better as long as I kept passing her baby cheetos to eat, but we got stuck in a bad thunderstorm and could only drive about 25-45 mph for about one hour so it made the trip even longer.

We made it home safe and sound, unpacked the car, and then Kendal must have found a caffeine pill or something. The kid just wouldn't stop. She was crawling all over the place, playing with all her toys, screaming and laughing as she discovered something new. It was pretty cute but we were exhausted after the long weekend.

A few pictures below from the weekend. We kinda forgot to keep the camera with us, so if anyone has good pictures send them our way. Mike will have videos on later this week. Thanks again to everyone who helped make Kendal’s first birthday so special. It was great to see everyone too.

Kendal and Daddy at her new picnic table

The Party Girl

Kendal playing with Justin

Kendal on her new bike

Passed out after the party, or so we thought


Jaclynn said...

Kendal...Happy Birthday! You are the big ONE today. I can't believe it. Hey, I love the dress you wore for your party! :) Can't wait to see the big one year old at swimming tonight.

G.M. Abbott said...

Happy Birthday Big Girl...I cannot believe how fast time has gone by!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Kendal Marie on turning one. I have really enjoyed being a Grandma this year. I love you very much. Love, Grandma Ann