Monday, November 2, 2015

Bridal Brunch

     My little sister is getting married in January.  Last weekend we had a bridal brunch in her honor.  It was a lot of fun to plan and attend.  

 Our Mom

All the hosts and the bride to be

The Bride and groom to be


Saturday, October 31, 2015

Kate and Momma

   Since I can't ever seem to find the time to sit and write an actual post, how about a quick picture post.  I had Michael snap these pictures of Kate and I a few months back.  I remembered when Kendall was about this age doing the same with her.  I'm not always happy with my looks but I want to remember and enjoy these sweet times with my girls.  


These are from August 2013 with Kendall.  On a side note,  I was surprised to see  how much heavier I was at that point.  Or at least I feel like I was.  It motivates me to keep trying to lose a little bit at a time

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Kate's First Birthday Party

      Kate turned one on Sunday. So on Saturday we had her a small birthday party at the park with family and just a few friends.

        It was pretty chilly in the morning.  Since I couldn't strip Kate down to a bib and diaper we skipped her smashed cake and just gave her a cupcake.  

 (Dear 21 year old Kate, Yes I had to include it...)  

 Happy Birthday Sweet Kate.


Monday, October 12, 2015

Kate is 12 months Old

     Kate Alaina, You are 12 months old. 

     Where in the world has the last year gone?  I was just reading back through your old monthly posts and realized that every month I wrote about how sweet you are.  But that is so true!  You are the sweetest baby.  Everyone is always talking about how much you smile and laugh.  I couldn't count how many people ask if you ever cry.  (And for the record, you DO cry).  But you are the sweetest happiest baby.

    You have been the biggest snuggle bug since day one.  When we get up in the mornings, Momma normally  holds you for about 30 minutes and that's our snuggle time.  You lay your head on my chest.  Its such a sweet time!

    Momma has been really slow introducing you to table foods.  You are starting to eat soft vegetables, eggs, cut up soft fruit and lots of snacks.  You have liked everything you have tried so far.  Now that you are a year old we are finishing with the whole nursing gig.  I'm super proud that we've made it a year but it's time to be finished.  

    So far you have been 100 % a momma's girl.  Much to her dismay you are starting to realize your dad is pretty cool also.  He can make you laugh like no one else.  (Although, Kendall is a close second).  

     You are still wearing the same sizes.  Size 4 diapers, size 3 shoes, and size 18-24 clothes.  
    You have a limited vocabulary.  So far you have said Momma, bye bye, and Peekaboo.  You are becoming great at playing.  You like to look through books.  You hold your phone to your ear.  You try to put shoes on your feet and hair bows on your head.   

    You cruise all around the house holding onto furniture.  You have started getting braver and letting go for a few seconds at a time.  

     You like milk in your sippy cup.  You are very messy with it!  It's typically dripping down your chin.  

     Your sister may be your favorite person.  When Kendall gets up in the mornings you start laughing.  You look for her when she's not around.  You play great with her.   

     This will be our last monthly post but we'll do at least biannual posts.  We are so blessed and thankful that God placed you in our family.  You fill our days with smiles.  We love you so much!