Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thanksgiving in Florida

So much to be thankful for! This year has held so many blessings for my family & me! One of the biggest blessings thus far has been God allowing me to stay home with our beautiful girls! I am so thankful for my husband providing for us the way he does and desiring to have me home with them. It was a challenge in the beginning and a total change from corporate work world; however, while there are still challening days here and there, we're getting better at this! ;)
I am thankful for... my Lord & Savior, His grace, my husband, children, wonderful parents, family & friends, our home, my sweet girls' precious laughs, delicious thanksgiving food, ;) and so much more! Hope you all have had a wonderful Thanksgiving and counted your blessings!! :)
This year we spent Thanksgiving with my husband's family in Florida. It was a wonderful time filled with great fellowship and yummy food! The girls really enjoyed playing with their cousins, too! :)
Here are a few quick shots from our Thanksgiving day!




Saturday, August 7, 2010

Always my Baby

My charming, funny Kaelyn... as I update on all the little changes in Kalli, I reflect back to your baby days too, and how they have gone by so quickly. Look at you all cuddled up with Mommy, not even 1 day old.

You've got SOME personality, kiddo! You keep us smiling and laughing, and you are a persistent little thing. You definitely know what you want and once you've set your mind to it, whew.. watch out! You remember EVERYTHING! If Nana says she's bringing you sixlets and we don't see her for 2 months, as soon as we do you ask about those sixlets. LoL You're like that with everything. You are definitely a leader (nice way of saying you are BOSSY! haha) But you are a wonderful big sister...most of the time. ;) You are always my big helper and love to help with Kalli. You bring me whatever I need for her, run diapers to the trash, and you've gotten pretty good at feeding her solids. This turns out to be a mess for me, but you two like it. :) You love to get in the crib with her when she wakes up from her naps so you can read her books and play together. You also love to sing to her...she loves it when you do "Itsy Bitsy Spider" for her. She admires you already and gets the sweetest little sparkle in her eye when you entertain her. You are a special girl and we love you so much! Every now and again you still let me baby you. Occasionally at night you will ask me to hold you and rock...I love these moments. And you always like for me to "tickle" you at bedtime. You will say "Tickle my back, Mommy" or sometimes "Tickle my tummy". This simply means to scratch...if I just rub you will say "Noooo, tickle" hehe It's the cutest! You will always be my baby!

How you've grown! :)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

7 Months

Kalli turned 7 months on July 18th and I have been meaning to blog with an update! :)
Right when you turned 6 months you started to become mobile by a lot of scooting, and then you mixed in a little crawling, and now scooting is a thing of the past. You are quite the crawler these days! I have some videos I need to post SOON to show everyone just how good you are. ;) You also pull up on everything and have started walking along the couch a little. You just can't wait to get going. You have started waving when we say hi and wave to you. You also give us fives (hehe) your big sister Kaelyn loves this, and loves to say "too slow Joe!" to you!
You say Mama, Dada, NyNy (Night Night)
You have your 3rd tooth coming in (top right) and you are full of the cutest little wrinkled nose smiles!
Here are a few pics below from a shoot we did today to remember your 1st pedicure ;)
Kae and I painted your toes while you were napping. We love you sweet angel!



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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Our Tiny Dancer :)

Kaelyn went to a little summer dance camp and at their last class they showed us what they have learned so far (in just 3 classes) and a preview of what they will learn this fall. :) Nonny and Papa happened to be in town from FL so they got to come see our sweet ballerina too! She did great. I can't believe how much she has grown! Wow, my baby is a beautiful little girl now. Kaelyn, you make us so proud. You keep love, laughter, and craziness alive at all times! :) We love you!

How cute are all these little girls?!



And here's our sweet Kalli at 7 months :)

New Dance bag from Nan & Pop


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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Kalli Gets Earrings!

We were in Greenville exchanging a few things at the mall and we walked out right at the place we got Kaelyn's ears pierced a few years ago... Piercing Pagoda. Kae was around 7 months when we got hers done and Kalli is about 6 and 1/2 and we figured since we were there we would go ahead and do it. Luckily I had our point and shoot in the diaper bag so we could snap a few pics. :) Kalli has soooo much hair that I had a hard time keeping it tucked behind her ears so the lady could see where to pierce! LoL Our baby girl did great though... Cried as you can see, but just for a few seconds and she was back to our happy girl!





Saturday, June 26, 2010

6 Month Update

Kalli, on your 6 month birthday you were sick with tummy troubles. This is the first time you cried on the scale at your checkup... you just didn't want Mommy to put you down. I still snapped a quick pic to record your weight... 12lbs. 9oz. You are a petite little thing! :) Since you were sick you didn't get your shots on this day. On this day, you had diarrhea and a fever of 102. Since you are on the small side they were worried about you and did a cath to take urine for testing to make sure you didn't have a UTI, or something wrong with your kidneys. This was scary for me considering I thought it was going to be a routine checkup! But Praise God, the cultures came back negative and you are just fine! You had some sort of virus and we went back on the 25th for your 6 month shots.

Now for the fun stuff... You have been making your mmm sounds for a while and people even swore you were saying Mama at 3 months old when you cried. You are a Mama's girl and you were definitely crying for me. haha ;) Your first word was "Mama" and you said it super clear on June 17th!

Here are a couple pictures of you on June 16th sitting up so proudly and starting to scoot and crawl. You are a super little mover!


We spotted your first tooth on May 31st and another one came soon after. Here are your sweet little teeth. :)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Baby Be Blessed!

I am sooo behind on blogging and need to catch up, but just wanted to share...
Baby Be Blessed is giving away a $56 gift certificate! Click HERE to stop by their blog and leave a comment on the giveaway post! While you're there, check out their awesome ministry and precious dolls and animals!

As you can see below, We LOOOVE Baby Be Blessed!






Sunday, April 18, 2010

4 months old!

Our tiny baby girl is 4 months old today! Can't believe it! Here she is swinging for the first time at the neighborhood playground... what a big girl. Even helping Mommy with laundry already. hehe

Kalli, at 4 months you are rolling over both ways, cooing, smiling, and "talking" a lot, such a sweet girl, sleeping great on most nights...although you are starting to teethe, and it's interrupting a lot lately. :-s You reach out to grab everything and are using your hands so much. You have been scooting on your back since before 2 would scoot right off your changing pad! Now you are scooting a little on your tummy when you see something you want to get. I am excited about watching you grow and introducing you to 1st solid foods soon! :)

Happy 4 months, Kalli Dawn! We love you so!



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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Just Because HK Party

Kaelyn's friend Elise hosted a Just Because Hello Kitty party today! Kaelyn and I had some much needed Mommy Daughter alone time. We left Kalli home with Daddy & Skyler and ran some errands before heading to the party. It was so much fun! They played games, decorated cupcakes, played on the swingset, had yummy food, and a pinata. The cake was sooo cute and made by the other little hostess' Mommy. Thanks Patty for opening your home for all of us to have a great time! Tonight when I was putting Kae to bed she said, "Thank you for taking me to the party Mommy. I had fun with you...I love you so much!" What a perfect ending to a great day! That alone time meant as much to her as it did to me. :)



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Thursday, April 15, 2010

4 Month Checkup

We had Kalli's 4 month checkup on the 12th, and you know what that means...
those dreaded shots! Everything looks good and she is a growing girl at 11lbs. 5oz.
They said she is a petite little thing and she looks like a babydoll. :) So thankful for our healthy baby girl, and let's not forget Big Sis! She was so sweet and concerned when they "poked" her Kalli.
Check out those metallic bandaids...Recovering in style. ;)


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Sunday, April 11, 2010

BFF Visit :)

Aunt Chelsea and Uncle Jonathan got here Thursday night! We had a great visit with them and it was their first time meeting Kalli. Of course they think she's as sweet as we do. ;) Friday the boys went fishing and us girls went to Target. Then we all met back at the house to get ready for P.F. Chang's and the Greenville Drive season opener! (Kalli's 1st baseball game) We all had a great time, especially Kae who was lucky enough to go home with a game ball! Long story, but she and the girls in front of us were yelling at the outfielder that warmed up right in front of us every time... "Number 5, gimme that ball.... Numero Cinco, gimme that ball!" I think Aunt Chels had something to do with this. We left to get a snack and I came back to Kaelyn yelling at baseball boys. LOL ;) Well, a guy right in front of us caught a ball (Numero Cinco never came through for us) and all of the girls was sitting with told him he better give it to that sweet little girl (My Kae! haha) I must admit Daddy had a mean jump for it. We were coming back from getting ice cream and his hands were full of that and he had the diaper bag and he still leaped for that was close! :) Needless to say... the guy in the purple shirt who gave the ball to Kae was her hero for the night. She tapped him on the shoulder and thanked him a second time and when he was getting up to leave she yelled, unprompted by us, bye guys, thank you thank you. LOL He made her night! Then we had to go get a pink bat for Kalli's room to remember her first Drive baseball game, just as we did for Kaelyn 2 and 1/2 years ago *tear* ;) It was a fun night... always adventurous with the kiddos...I hope we didn't scare Chels & JG away from having kids. Haha

The next day Chelsea and I headed out for some girl time.... We were gone about 6.5 hours, the longest time I had been away from my sweet Kalli! And to make matters worse...I was clipping her nails before we left and clipped a little too close and made her bleed. =( Talk about feeling like a horrible mommy and then having to leave.. ugh, awful! Eventually I got over it so I could enjoy my bestest friend! We had a great time shopping, seeing The Last Song, and enjoying some yummy dessert!

Then it was over, just like that... flew by! Miss you guys and hope to come visit soon! :)

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