Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
The girls are enjoying new books that KiKi got for her birthday from Aunt Chris. They LOVE them! Kinlee cannot get enough of books with pictures of real babies on them, so this is right up her alley. Both of the girls are BIG fans of books, though are super tough on them when left to their own "reading."
Thanks, Aunt Chris and Uncle Don! These were perfect!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Kinlee’s 1st birthday went pretty well considering the snags in the planning and schedule that happened in the days prior. Thanks to everyone who made it, and we missed those who were not able to come due to illness or schedules. I learned a lot of mini life lessons, and things will be different for the next birthday party. We didn’t do anything for Braska’s 1st, so we were in new territory. As many of you know, birthdays have never been a big deal in our families growing up, so I don’t really do themes, matchy-matchy decor, etc. Maybe when the girls are old enough to notice…which will be soon.
Here’s a couple little pics of the day and the party. Check out the video below for lots more great pics—including my little pastry chefs at work on the cake—and the famous cake eating.
Here’s the video…one of the projects I got done this week. Even got it burned on a DVD that can be watched on the TV! Fun for years to come!
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Highlights this month: She is standing for a second or two by herself, but she’s not too interested in attempting to walk. And that’s ok with me. She’ll get there, no doubt, and I’m fine with her taking her time. Less chasing to do. Our house is going to get even smaller when she starts to walk.
She has a few signs: more, eat, milk, daddy. She does a lot of babbling and has some word approximations: more, mommy, daddy, belle, sissy, shoe, milk.
She loves her straw cup, and she eats almost everything set before her. Unfortunately, she likes to eat about anything she can find, including coins, junk on the floor, dog food, etc. We’ve had no issues yet to cause great concern, but you really gotta watch this girl.
One year down. It sure went fast!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
We spent the morning running errands while Braska was at school, then we went to the mall after school for lunch in the food court—she enjoyed chicken and waffle fries—and a very good stop at The Children’s Place where we hit a monster sale and snagged some things for the girls, especially some things for Braska for next year! Yay! By the time we got back in the van, KiKi was out in minutes on the way home. I didn’t even take her out of her new jacket when she got home. Cute, huh? And only $2.99! Gotta love a gift card! I didn’t spend a “real” dollar anywhere.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
It doesn’t seem like it’s been 12 whole months, and yet, it seems like she’s been hanging out with us for years.
Kinlee is a silly girl. She loves to laugh and make others laugh. She is a drama queen. She is very sensitive, VERY sensitive, especially to reprimands. She adores her sister and her daddy, but she is a Mommy’s girl. She will climb anything and has no fear. Until she gets up there and can’t get down. Then her world crumbles in a second.
She is lots of fun to play with and less fun to take on in a battle of wills. She will be a great sister and a challenging daughter for years to come, I’m quite sure of it. But whining and instant tear-spilling skills aside, she is a pretty good little girl, and we’ll let her hang around a while longer.
Happy Birthday, KiKi!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
It's getting harder to have posting time for ANY of the blogs, let alone three of them. And since most things Kinlee does at this point ...
It doesn’t seem like it’s been 12 whole months, and yet, it seems like she’s been hanging out with us for years. Kinlee is a silly g...
Kinlee’s 1st birthday went pretty well considering the snags in the planning and schedule that happened in the days prior. Thanks to everyo...
I’m a little late with the comparative diaper pics, but that’s ok since it’s the last one. She has started to close her eyes every tim...
I found this picture today and realized it had been missed! The girls are enjoying new books that KiKi got for her birthday from Aunt Chr...
Once again, we're here to mark another month. This will be quick since I'm borrowing M's computer again, and I don't have t...
Yes, that’s my 7-month-old. Yes, she is standing with one hand on a walking toy. Yes, she stood up at the toy and pushed it across the room...
Wow, almost a month since I posted. That’s ridiculous! And I’ve got so much I’d like to document and keep track of… I just can’t get thing...
Last Sunday was Kinlee's first introduction to the joy of splashing and chillin' in a crystal clear private pool. Cindy is most gen...
That’s what I say alot. “Did you see that?” Kinlee is everywhere. Suddenly she is climbing off the couch properly. She is attempting to ...
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