Saturday, February 27, 2010

Time to combine

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 include the rest of us, I've decided to transfer her news to the JustRK blog, with appearances, of course, on BraskaBear as well.

I'm going to be having her blog printed in book form to have for her first-year memories. So this will be the last post on this blog. I hope that if you're a follower here and not on the others already, you'll join us over there.

Thank you for following Miss KiKi through her first year!! She's sure to continue adventures worth blogging about, so don't miss them in their new home!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Birthday books!!

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 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

1st Birthday Party

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

12 months

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 time the camera gets ready to snap.  Little booger.  I have dozens of closed-eye pictures. 

Still, she’s pretty cute, and sometimes even sweet. 

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

Tuckered out

I’ve got lots of pics from the birthday to share, and I hope to get those up tonight or this weekend.  But for now, here’s one fresh from my phone…kikisleep

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

1 year old


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

Did you see that?

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 get on the couch, but she can’t quite make it.  She likes to climb up on little stools or pedestals or upside down boxes to stand on.  She can get up in Braska’s little wooden chair properly, though.  It’s weird how she can just do something one day that she couldn’t do the day before.  There’s not alot of pomp, there’s not alot of practice, she just does it.  I can’t get used to that.  Silly kid…
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