Gerber Baby of the Year?

Our daughter is in the Gerber Baby of the year category and we would appreciate a few seconds for a vote ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is the link to vote.

The contest is set up so you can vote once per day until Dec 14. It’s pretty annoying that you have to put in your birthday and an email address each day to vote and we recommend using a generic junk email account! ๐Ÿ™‚

The picture below is the picture you will see on the voting link!

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PS – If you’d like a daily reminder to vote, let me know and I can make that happen!

Best Time to Have a Baby

Even though our daughter came into this world almost a week and a half past her due date, I think having a child the second week of March is the perfect time.

This was our position for nearly every game.
This was our position for nearly every game.

The main reason, basketball is on TV.

The Thursday after she was born, all of the collegiate tournament games started and went through that entire first weekend.

Then came March Madness, where we probably watched a good two dozen games together.

Another reason is that the days are starting to get longer. It’s relatively easy to get up and start your day, even when you’ve only gotten 4 hours of sleep, when the sun is shining.

Plus the days are getting warmer. One of these days, we might try taking a walk as a family of three.

And finally, the last best reason to have a baby in March is that my daughter now gets to share a birthday with me ๐Ÿ™‚

Three Week’s Old

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been a father for three weeks now.

On one hand it seems like it was months ago that we were in the hospital giving birth to Kenley Rae, but on the other hand each day goes so by so quickly that it seems like the weeks are flying by.

It’s such a joy to be able to work from home and help out around the house during the day and watch my daughter grow up.

Here’s a few pictures of her growing up: