Tuesday, June 18, 2013

First Baseball Game

On Father's Day, we got to go to see the Rockies play (thanks Aunt Lori!!!) which was Kate's first baseball game. It was beautiful weather and such a fun day. Kate did great even though it was during nap time. The snacks and Baby Einstein on my phone helped quite a bit. :) 


Borrowing Great-Grandpa's hat

Go Rocks!

Sharing a sno-cone with Daddy

Rockies beat the Phillies 5-2!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

Kate wanted to tell you a little bit about her daddy.  She absolutely adores him and he is enamored with her.  I never knew how much more I could love John, until he became a dad.  His love for Kate, and desire to protect her and raise her in the ways of the Lord is something I - and she - will always be incredibly grateful for.  

My daddy is the best.  We have so much fun together!
He helps me learn how to walk...

He gives me YUMMY treats like ice cream cones and doughnut holes...

He helps me figure things out like how to do pull-ups... 
or how fantastic an empty cardboard box can be.

He reads me books all the time, like when I'm tired...

when I'm sad...

or when we're waiting for Mommy to get ready for church.

He always acts silly with me and loves to make me laugh... 

I sure love him and am so glad he's my daddy.  Happy Father's Day!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Walking Time!

We've felt like Kate would start walking "any day now"... for about a month.  :)  She's been walking alongside furniture for awhile... and even took her first real two steps a couple of weeks ago.  But she just sort of stopped there and decided to pause her progress.  :)  

Well she apparently decided it was time begin again yesterday, because she just started walking around, all on her own! 

Monday, June 3, 2013

12 Months Old

I realized last week that I never did Kate's 12 month old post - just her birthday party post.  Oops!!  Then I got pretty tied up with a sick little girl who wanted a whole lot of Mommy time.  This meant lots of holding, cuddling, singing, rocking and loving on.  It interrupted life a bit... but with Kate growing up so fast, I tried to relish these moments of neediness.  :)

Kate seems to have grown so much older, bigger, smarter in this last month.  It's amazing how different she is in just a matter of weeks!  

At 12 Months Old, Kate: 

  • walks while holding onto things like furniture or the coffee table
  • loves Baby Einstein - especially Baby MacDonald with all the animals
  • has favorite foods like peanut butter toast, bananas, yogurt, applesauce, pasta and pizza!
  • drinks from a sippy cup, but still has a bottle in the morning and at night
  • claps excitedly when we say "Yaaaay!"
  • cries for a little, when dropped off at the nursery :(  but then quickly decides she likes it there  :)
  • waves bye-bye
  • weighs 19 lbs and is 28.5 inches long

Our big girl!

She's gonna be driving before we know it