Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Eve

We had a blast this year with K on Christmas Eve! As I have always done in my family, the kids get to open one gift that night before heading to bed. Well, seeing that this was the first one, K got to open two. She opened her very own special copy of The Night Before Christmas (mommy-voice recorded) and a cookie jar toy that helps her learn some of her colors, shapes, and numbers. In the pictures, you can tell that she isn't really interested in the gifts right away because she really loved the wrapping paper and bows! But after the mess was cleaned up, she seemed to like her gifts.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Pictures 2009

Yeah, they are here and if I do say so myself, Michelle did a FABULOUS job once again! I love her work and how she is able to capture the best moments with my family. K loves her and knows how to work that camera! ;) We decided to have her come to the house this year and get pictures of all of us there for K's 1st Christmas. I am so glad we did! Now, K can look back and remember the house we were in and how special this holiday was. I warn you, there are quite a few because I couldn't narrow it down to just share 2 or 3... enjoy! :D

Monday, November 30, 2009

'Tis the Season

Mom looks pretty busy, now's the time to get the beads!
Deck the halls...or baby

Our family tree

K's very own pink (yes, pink) Christmas tree

All tuckered out.

This weekend, we decided to put up our Christmas decorations, but unlike any other year, we of course had more help than we needed...K was eager to get in on the action and helped where she could. ;) As we untangled beads, she would retangle them. As we would put up ornaments, she would try to add her sweetness (otherwise known as slobber) to them beforehand. She seems to love the lights and presents under the tree. I can't wait to see what she does on Christmas day! 'Tis the season to be merry!

Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 13, 2009

The beginning of a beautiful friendship...

Today, K met her new BFF, H. Weighing 6.11 lbs and 19 in long, Baby H was absolutely precious and tiny! It takes me back to how little K really was when she was born a little over 7 months ago. Boy, time flies! Even though K wasn't really sure about Baby H today and couldn't figure out why she cried when we took the blanket off (my hot natured little princess), I'm sure this is just the beginning of a beautiful friendship. I can't wait to see them grow and have fun being little girls! :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Taking a bite out of things

Smiling with her two front bottom teeth, while eating her puff for snack
(sorry, it's a little fuzzy due to the lighting)

YEAH!!! K finally has two teeth-she doesn't need baby dentures (ha, ha)! The first tooth we noticed break through her gums Saturday morning and the second tooth was close behind. We felt it today! Wow, two teeth in a few days! Let's hope there is a break between the others, for her sake! She has been such a trooper though. She has not been really fussy or seemed to be bothered by them. Well, just thought I would share. My sweet little baby is growing up way too fast for me!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween 2009

Well, as you can tell, KEA survived her first Halloween. The week before, we had our photographer take some pictures of her in her costume and dress because we knew that we wouldn't get many (if any) good shots of her the night of due to all the things going on. Boy, we are glad we did! She was so sleepy and it was too cold to stay outside for long. She didn't know quite what to think about the other kids running up and yelling "trick or treat"-some she smiled at and some she would start to pout. Nevertheless, she was too cute in her flower costume (as short lived as it was Saturday night) as she practiced going trick or treating herself to three of our neighbor's houses. She was way more interested in all of their spooky pumpkins on their porches and her own candy bag (that lights up and makes a scary laugh when you press the side of it) than the people, but now we can say we experienced it. :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Growing like a weed!

At the end of October, we took KEA to get her 6 month shots, flu shot, and check up (even though she was about 7 months). This time at the doctor, she weighed 16.9 lbs and is 26 3/4 inches long! I can't believe how big she is getting! We are glad to see that she is finally catching up with her peers and her weight is starting to taper off a little. However, she is not in the 90% anymore, but that's okay. She is finally wearing 6 months clothing and beginning to do lots of things. She is sitting up now, can say things like ma, da, ba, blah, and is trying hard to skip the step of crawling. If she is on her belly, she automatically goes in the downward dog position (feet and hands on floor-like a bridge). Dr. J (her pediatrician) says that she may not crawl because she can easily go from sitting to standing with little support, plus the fact that we have hardwood. She loves to bounce in the doorway jumper and use her walker. We'll see though, she constantly surprises us with what she can do. She is continuing to create puddles of drool, but still has NO teeth! We are beginning to think that she will need baby dentures! (Ha, ha).

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Our First Family Vacation

In early October, KEA took her first family vacation to the beach. She was GREAT! My parents were able to go and help too. Going to the beach was fun, but it is definitely different with a baby. Due to the tropical storms and such down in the gulf, the ocean was closed much of the time because of the strong rip currents. However, when it was open, the purple flags ere up because of the mass amount of jellyfish floating around. No big deal though, KEA wasn't crazy about the waves anyway, but she loves the pool! So, we spent time there most of our days in the sun and enjoyed shopping too.

The first day we arrived, we went to supper and walked around a bit, then decided that we couldn't wait to have her see the beach and feel the sand for the first time, so this was it. Can't you see the excitement in her eyes?

The day was so cold from the strong winds! But we didn't drive all the way to the beach to stay indoors! :)

KEA loves to be outside! She enjoyed sitting on the beach and watching all the people, seagulls, and waves. She even attempted to eat the sand, but we were glad that she didn't like the first bite. Yuck! :)

She was even more interested in the umbrella that my parents brought.

As you can see, her first time in the ocean water wasn't a success. Her daddy kept trying to stick her in it, but she wasn't going to have anything to do with it that first day and refused to put her feet down.

We do have a water baby-she takes after her mommy on that one!

She really wanted to swim like the big kids... :)

She also just loved laying out in the sun and entertaining anyone nearby.

G-da and KEA taking a stroll down the Pier.

One wonderful family trip down and we hope many more to go... :D