Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Signs of Spring...

Sunhats & picnics...
Beautiful blooms on our Bradford Pear trees in our backyard...
Kate's Easter "dress rehearsal"...
Short sleeves...
Getting ready for our Easter egg hunt at Mother's Day Out...
Yay! Three cheers for SPRING! We are SO glad that you are finally here!

Monday, March 22, 2010

A "Not So Spring-y" Spring Break

We had a nice spring break last week, although the weather wasn't very spring-like. It was fun to have a free week with not a lot planned.
Monday - Daddy took the day off to hang out with us. Mommy & Daddy did some yard work even though it was chilly. I got to help & did a good job of scratching my face:)
Tuesday - We went to the zoo with some friends & it was COLD but we had a great time. That's me with my sweet friend Zachary.

Wednesday - I got to have friends over! Evelynn & Gavin, along with their siblings & mommies, came over for a playdate! We had lots of fun! That evening we met Daddy for dinner - he had to work a little bit later than usual. As we were getting ready to go meet him, Kate said her first "word!" Mommy looked at Kate & said, "Do you want to go see Daddy?" She looked at Mommy & said, "DaDa!"

Thursday - I helped Mommy with some housework. She had been wanting to clean the kitchen floor grout for a while so Thursday morning we got busy with a toothbrush & cleaner - 2 hours later we had a VERY clean floor (& a very tired Mommy)!

Friday & Saturday - Some friends on Mommy & Daddy's business team came into town for a quick visit & we had a get-together. Mommy had fun shopping & getting pedicures with the girls on Saturday. It also snowed ALL DAY - the first day of spring!

Sunday - Kate got a bath:) Of course Kate gets baths all the time, but Mommy realized she doesn't have near the bath pictures of Kate that she has of me. So, we took a picture!

Sibling Sweetness

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Funny Guy...

Mommy thought the above painting I did was really beautiful, so she cut it up & made thank you cards.
A few things I have said lately that Mommy wants to remember -
We were about to play Uno & Mommy was passing out the cards. I said, "You want to hold the red cards Mommy? You're wearing red PJ's!" (I was trying to be subtle - it was time for Mommy to put on regular clothes since it was nearly noon :)
We were driving to Bible study & I said, "Mommy, is Daddy at Bible study?" She said, "No, he's at work." I said, "Well, sometime you need to take me up there so I can see what he do & see his 'puter'(computer)."
Kate was eating & I felt the need to give her instructions - "Don't get rice rusk on your bib! No mam!" Mommy told me this was not a nice way to talk to my sister.
Kate squealed REALLY loud & high-pitched. I looked at her & said, "Seriously, Kate."

Happy, Happy!

Mommy & Daddy love all of Kate's big smiles!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

H is for Helper!

I love helping Mommy around the house - one of my favorites is putting the silverware away. I also love to help with the laundry & collecting the trash. Something else has happened in the last few weeks! I have learned to sight read all the letters & I know all their sounds! One of my favorite shows is Letter Factory & it has helped me learn them! I love to find a letter, say it's name & then say it's sound! Such fun!

Kate is 8 months old! March 2, 2010

Showing off my new skill - Clapping!
One of my favorite activities - Watching big brother Michael! He is quite entertaining!
I am becoming such big girl! I get to sit in the stroller now without being in my carrier! I love it!
I am such a happy girl! I'm not crawling yet, but I play more contently on my tummy, so that's a step in the right direction. I LOVE to watch Michael & just stare at him constantly. I also love my jumper! I am eating baby food really well & like it all, so far. I also love puffs, now that I have finally figured out how to pick them up & get them to my mouth! Currently I am cutting my top 2 middle teeth. Mommy can feel the ridges of them - yay! I started clapping this month & I also have lots to say, whether it be da, ba, ga, or a really loud, happy squeal!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Girlfriend Fun!

Mommy had fun girl time last week! Childhood friends, Elizabeth & Carrie came up to see Julie & her new baby, Asher. Daddy was so sweet to take a day off work to hang out with Kate & me, so that Mommy could hang out with her friends ;) They had a great time catching up!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A New Blog!

For all my Mommy friends, and really anyone who is interested,
I have started a new blog with hopes of bringing encouragement ~

Monday, March 1, 2010

Texas Weekend!

Last weekend we had a wonderful time with family in Texas. Mommy & Daddy took us to BB & Papa's house on Thursday evening. We had a yummy dinner at Red Lobster with BB, Papa, Grandma & Grandad. Kate was our entertainment - we thought she was really cute when she squealed happily. The people at the table next to us didn't seem to agree. After Mommy & Daddy got us in bed they enjoyed playing spades with Grandma & Grandad. Then they headed to Dallas where they had a little get-away weekend at the Westin Galleria. They enjoyed the Dallas Aquairium, going to the movies & eating out! On Sunday we had a birthday party to celebrate me turning 3 & Daddy turning 30! I loved being with all my grandparents at once!