Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Walking outside

Kate and I took a little walk outside today. She loves going up and down the sidewalk. She is so funny because she stays on the sidewalk...she does not like the grass.

Looking at her shadow...

Kate's "i don't know" expression...
starting to run a little...
Kate LOVES Bailey or "Bay" as she calls her. She always wants to be in the same room with her. If Bailey is outside, Kate stands at the door until we let her in. This is a little clip of her calling her name outside.

video

On the phone

Kate is 16 months old today. I feel like the first year went by slow, but these past 4 months seem like they have gone by so fast. She does or says something new everyday and we are having so much fun watching her little personality come out. She is starting to mimic what we do and say more and more...fun and a little scary. The other day she picked up a rag and started wiping the floor and the carpet (between a dog and a 16 month old I am wiping the floor a ton). Someone gave this phone to us at a shower for Kate. It's been in the toy bin the whole time but recently she has discovered it and started trying to "talk" on the phone. So cute...



Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Blanket Burrito

Last night Parker was doing bathtime and bedtime so I could have our dinner ready when Kate went to bed. I thought he was in there calming her down getting her ready for bed and I look up from cooking to see this...


Parker was pulling her all over the house in a blanket bundled up like a little burrito...

She loved it. Everytime he stopped she would just lay there wanting him to do it more. We finally had to hide the blanket...

Friday, January 15, 2010

Girls Day

Karen, Emma and my mom came over to hang out with Kate and me for the day. We had so much fun hanging out with them all day!

Emma smiling at her favorite aunt...

Karen, Bailey, Emma and Janet...(Kate was napping)

Kate wanting to read in my lap while I was holding Emma...

the girls minus JuJu...

Baby swap...

Kate and Emma hanging out with their JuJu...
Thanks for spending the day with us!!! We love yall tons!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

One Nap

Kate is officially a "one-napper." She started showing signs of wanting to drop the morning nap in mid-December but I didn't want to make any major changes right before we left for the holidays. (And I wasn't ready to give up "my time" from 9-11 and then 2-4). But when we got home, she played through the morning nap for 5 days straight...so I got the hint and decided it was time. Last Tuesday (January 5) was our first day. It has been quite the adjustment for both of us but Kate is doing really well. The hardest times are around 10:30 am and then again around 4:30 pm. So we have started watching Baby Einstein segments so she can just rest for a few minutes. She LOVES them.

Here are a few pictures of Kate watching Baby Einstein...

My mom gave Kate an old remote with no batteries. Kate always wants to hold it while she is sitting on the couch...
she must have thought something was funny...
into the show...
looks like she knows what to do with the remote...

15 month check-up...
Kate is 15 1/2 months but we just went in for her 15 month check-up
Height 32 1/4 inches tall (97%)
Weight 26 1/2 pounds (90%)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Kate's Coat

While I was home for Christmas, my mom pulled down some of my baby clothes, including a coat that my grandmother made. I tried it on Kate this Sunday and it fit great. It is so crazy to think this little white coat was mine and now Kate is wearing it!





Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Playing at Home

Because it is so cold we've been stuck inside all week. Here are some pics of Kate playing around the house. (Thanks Jeanie for the super cute outfit!)


Playing with her Zebras from Noah's Ark... Playhouse...
Reading...



Lately, Kate has a favorite pair of shoes. I will say go get your shoes, and she always grabs this pair out of the closet. If I put another pair on her, she eventually goes and gets these white tennis shoes and sits down until I take the other ones off and put these on. Today, I had her black shoes on and she saw these in the closet and pointed until I gave them to her. Why does she loves these so much????


I want to put these on!!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sweet Tea

I love Sweet Tea! And McAlisters is my weakness. I go there just to get a tea (and maybe a chocolate chip cookie) at least once a week, if not more:) Well, I made the mistake of letting Kate try my tea a while back. BIG MISTAKE! She LOVED IT. So now when I get a tea, I have to share.

Today, Parker and I stopped by McAlisters on the way home from church. When Kate woke up from her nap, our cups (almost empty) were on the coffee table and she keep asking for more.

Drinking Sweet Tea and watching the Cowboys game...


So cute holding that huge cup!