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!


Friday, October 2, 2015

Kate is Eleven Months Old!

Baby Kate you are eleven months old. 

You have took longer naps this month.  But it may just be that we've had such a busy month you are just more tired than normal.  You are nursing once in the morning and once at night.  

You are a wild woman in the bathtub.  Absolutely no fear.  You throw your face into the water and just cackle!

You just went up a size in diapers and shoes.  You are wearing a size four diaper and size three shoes.  Your dresses are 18 or 24 months.  

Less than a month to go and you'll be one year old.  

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Hello October

Hello October.

Yep, I'm still around.  Is anyone out there even still dropping by here?  September was a bad month for the blog.  Goodness gracious!  I'm hoping for better things in October.  For the record, Kate turned 11 months old on the 11th of September.  The pictures have been took and are on my SD card.  For some reason I'm getting messages that my browser and blogger are not compatible, so it's not letting me upload pictures.  Can you say annoying???  It's on my list today to get that taken care of and get an 11 month post drafted.  I'm not going to quit on her when we are so close to the finish line!

   How about just a random October 1st bulleted update for today?  The non pictorial version.   Sounds fun?  *Sidenote:  Sometimes I just have to smile at myself when I realize what a big dork I am. 
  •  The past weeks/months seem to be crazy busy.  Life with two babies is no joke.  Everything takes a long time these days.  Just keeping the house picked up is a full time job!  (I might have just got fired from that job also)...(Not really, just wishful thinking).  Oh and for the record...there is no other life I'd rather be living.  Loving it. 

  • Kendall is a rotten mess.  So busy.  I feel like she is getting more verbal everyday.  And she's a hoot.  She desperately wants to "sing with the kids" (kids choir) at church.  So we've took her to some practices.  The girl CANNOT sing without dancing.  It is hilarious.  I have some great videos on my phone if I can ever get this thing to corporate again.  Needless to say she may be 13 before she is allowed to sing, because let's face it, busting a move at church is frowned upon.  
  • I don't want to give away too much about Kate and ruin the anticipation of her 11 and 12 month posts (wink wink)....

  • Michael is still the amazingly best husband in the world.  During the last few months he's added on a deck to the back of the house.  Loving it! 

  • October is going to be busy busy busy.  Kate will turn the big one, we have family pictures scheduled, I'm throwing a wedding brunch, along with other fun things that I'm sure we will throw in there.   Actually the rest of 2015 and beginning of 2016 are going to have us running. 

  • I have been doing a ton of reading in my spare time (aka laying in bed at night when I should be sleeping).  I've discovered how to check out books electronically from the library.  Life changing.  How have I've been missing that all this time.  I may or may not be reading 10 books simultaneously.  That's crazy. I am loving the Chronicles of the Kings series by Lynn Austin.  I'm on book 4 now.  King Hezekiah had such an interesting life.  The series is making dig into my bible to see what is really true and what's been added to fluff the story.   I also recently finished Together: Growing Appetites For God by Carrie Ward.  I enjoyed it so much. I already have a devotion routine that I do with the girls (mostly Kendall) that I really like.  The only thing is that it's lacking in scripture so I'm was already praying about how I was going to remedy that.  Her book made me even more aware of how needful it is.  (Disclaimer: there are a few things I tend to disagree with her on such as versions of the bible)

  • I have discovered podcasts recently.   Why hadn't anyone told me what I was missing out on?  My favorite times to listen: while showering (tmi), while walking, or while the girls are napping and I'm cleaning.  My favorite podcasts: The God Centered Mom Podcast, A Happy Home Podcast, What you missed in History class, This American Life, Criminal, Serial, and just yesterday I started Limetown (I think I may like it also, weird but fictional). 

  • I'm currently loving me some Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies (from Walmart) and I'm currently needing to get back on my diet.  haha. 

   So that's life lately, Babies, books, podcasts and cookies.  Soon I'll update with some cell phone pictures and lots of other good stuff....soon.