Friday, January 22, 2010

Tripp is 8 months old!

Time is really going way to fast this time around. I feel like I don't ever get enough time with this little guy. He is the happiest baby ever. I know I always say that but there hasn't been the first moment of stress with him since birth. He astounds me with how little he has required of me. He is just that good. He is such a little laugh-er. He gets so excited to see me now. But he still will go to others without complaint. I can still lay him down at night and walk away but now I can't look back because he will cry if he makes eye contact with me. He loves to play with toys. He always has to be busy doing something. He is doing some crawling but it is primitive at best. He can get where he wants but form is not there yet. He does a few different things. One. He will rock and then propel himself forward. Two. He army crawls to something. He can sit up from a laying down position. He got that before crawling... which seems backward and more difficult to me. He is babbling things like bye-bye, dada and other gibberish. He makes this crazy noise that is real throaty, sometimes it is when he is laughing. I don't know why he makes this noise but he does it often. We are eating 3 times a day and he always puts down way more food than I think he is going to. It is amazing. He also sucks down a bottle so fast that I feel like I should slam it on the table like you do after chugging a drink. I am so thankful for him and who he is. I love him!

Thursday, January 21, 2010


I have been trying for two days to get the cutest dance video up but I think it is just too long. So here are some of her gymnastics moves. :)

She is a caterpillar turning into a butterfly on the balance beam. She surprised the teacher by actually finding the food she was talking about. It is cute.

She did great on the bars. Her little tiny arms couldn't get her up on the big bar but once she was up there she had no fear!

She has really mastered her flips.

This was a little bit of free for all time and K decided she wanted more time on the bars.

They had each kid come up and they said things they liked about them. Her dance teacher was the same as always but her gymnastics teacher was different since the times were different and we were with the wrong group.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Dance Recital

Kaylen's first dance recital was last night. There was a bit of a mix up because she switched from going on Mondays to going on Thursdays so we missed the memo that her age group would be preforming on Friday instead of Thursday. So she preformed with an older class and wasn't all that familiar with everything they were doing. It was really funny to watch though. I will say that if you aren't my mom, you may not want to watch all of these. I just didn't want her to miss out on any of the details but I will try to say what each video contains and you can decide if it is worth your time or not. Of course I think they are all wonderful! :)

This one is just her introduction.

This is her tap song... she is a step behind and it is funny to watch the girl in front of her versus her. That older girl had it going on. She was right with it and then Kaylen... well, she had her own twist. ;)

I have more but I have been trying to post all day and this is all that has worked. I will try again later. :)

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Kaylen has been begging me for so long to get her hair cut. I have been resisting because I absolutely love long hair. In all honesty, she is too young to take care of it. So everyday it is full of tangles and all kinds of mystery stickiness. Now that I am back to work, no one else can really fix it all that well. one more reason is that her bangs are never going to grow out and catch her long hair so this way they will be gone quickly. So I am thinking that if I cut it short now it will grow back out by the time she is in kindergarten and I will be able to fix it in the morning then. So here is the end result:

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Kaylen's turns 4!!!

We celebrated her party at the Little Gym. It was such a blast! I made capes for the kids and put their names on the back. I also got crowns from Burger King and spray painted them gold and let the kids glue jewels on. The theme was sort of superheros but mostly capes and crowns. K picked her colors to be red and pink and I went with it. She got a big girl bike this year and has been riding it around in the garage a little bit. The party was tons of fun! Here is an assortment of pictures from the party:

Christmas and December Catch Up

I have all these pictures left on my camera from the past month and a half. So I am going to do post for December and one for January.
Tripp is almost crawling here. He has been a big rocker. He will propel himself forward like an inch worm.

Here he is saying dada. He hasnt made the correlation between the word and its meaning but he babbles it all the time. You can also see his two teeth sparkling through.

Here are some of the cookies I made for Kaylen's Christmas party at school. I enjoyed being able to do things for her parties while I was off. I always hated missing out on those things when I was working.

This is after church on Christmas Eve. We took a few pics of us and K took the picture of me and Allen at the end.

After the photo shoot we all put our christmas pj's on. (Well, me and the kids did.)
Here are the cookies, milk and letter we left for Santa.

And this is what he left the kids in return:

Kaylen woke up about 8:30 Christmas morning and was so excited to go downstairs and see what Santa had left.

Kaylen got walkie talkies this year so her dad is showing her how they work.

Kaylen on Christmas morning. She was so excited!!! This was a really fun year and the first thing that she was crazy over were some pink flamingo slippers. Go figure!

Tripp really loved his toys as well. He played with everything and wasn't sure which thing he wanted to play with next. They were both in such good moods this day.

Emily got a new camera and I got a new lens so we got together and took a few pics of the kids. I am just putting up one of each kid. We didn't stay outside long as it was freezing!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Snow Day

We recently got a day and a half added to our break due to snow. It was awesome! Kaylen got a sled for Christmas so we put that to good use. She took a while to warm up and preferred being pulled around on it as to actually sledding down the hill.

This is when we got home early. :)

Aunt Nikki was still at home when we first got there. She is ready for snow with her big ole jacket!

Allen and I had a snowman contest. The first picture is of Kaylen with my snowman. (she said I won)

This is Kaylen with Allen's snowman. :)

Catch Up! 7 Month Tripp

I am going to be playing catch up over the next few days. Now that I am back at work, I can post more often. Tripp turned 7 months old on Dec. 21. So Here are some pictures from that. He is so smiley. He really is such a wonderful addition to our family.

This is me and Kaylen on Christmas morning. She was so much fun this year!

My actual Christmas pictures and K's birthday pictures are on my other camera... I brought the wrong download cord this morning so I will have to update with those events tomorrow. Hope you are all having a great day!!!