30 November 2009


Katelyn's first tooth finally popped through tonight. I have been checking daily because I knew it was ohhh so close. She had been doing this funny thing with her tongue all day today and finally tonight I felt the little razor blade in there! She really is enjoying figuring out what the mystery thing is coming through her gums. Hopefully one of these days I'll be able to capture it on the good ol' camera!

28 November 2009


I hope everyone had a great time with their family this Thanksgiving weekend. I know we enjoyed spending time with our extended family that we don't get to see often enough! We have so much to be thankful this season and it's all due to the men and women who weren't able to spend this weekend with us! Thank you for all you do!

We had a busy weekend and Katelyn just really enjoyed taking it all in! She doesn't miss a thing!!

Katelyn gets really excited and wants to read/play with the newspaper when she is sitting on Grandpa or Grandma's lap. So we gave her a brochure to read that came in the mail.

She was really tuned in and focusing hard on picking out just the right car.
Jack - I think she REALLY liked the camaro on the back page the best! ;)

Katelyn is finally warming up to everyone, including her Uncle Matt. One of these days they'll have a great time playing, but for now just getting to hold her will have to do.

Notice her shirt! All you West Pointers out there....you'll be so proud! :)

Today, Elisa, a friend from my DQ days stopped by to see us. I hadn't seen her since my wedding so of course she hadn't met Katelyn yet. They hit it off and Katelyn even let her hold her for quite a while. It was soo nice catching up with her and hopefully we won't go 3+ years next time!

27 November 2009

I am thankful for...

many things but most importantly my daddy!!

We hope you had a good turkey day but we missed you at ours!


24 November 2009

Peek a Boo!

I See You!!

23 November 2009

A new slant on things

Katelyn has decided it's pretty cool to tilt her head sideways. It's pretty cute when she looks at you and then tilts her head. I'm not sure where she picked this up from but she seems to be picking up new things daily!

And here are a few pictures from last week:

19 November 2009

For my Daddy

and I miss them so much! I miss you lots and lots and can't wait to see you when you come home. Mom is ok, but you are much more fun!

Love you and slobbers,

16 November 2009

Fall or Winter?

The leaves have fallen and today a few flurries fell. The weather in KS is definitely much different that the 70s/80s that we were having in GA. I am definitely enjoying the cooler weather and for once, kind of excited about the first snow. Maybe it's because GA doesn't really have much in the way of season changes. I'm sure when we leave here I will be happy to go back to warmer weather!

Grandpa and Grandma raked some leaves and Katelyn got to sit in them. Next year will be so much more fun because she'll be able to run and jump in them!

After Church yesterday.
Katelyn actually left her shoes on! She probably felt like Dorothy in the "Wizard of Oz."

09 November 2009

She's getting big

Today was Katelyn's 6 month appointment. She got 3 more shots plus her flu shot so 4 total. Poor baby! She wasn't too happy at the time but it hasn't seemed to affect her this evening. She's her usual self!

Her 6 month stats:

14 lb 11 oz (28th percentile)
25 inches (20th percentile)

She's at the 50th percentile on weight for height. The doctor said she is perfect on her measurements and picked up on her weight a little bit. She must be enjoying her baby food!

She doesn't have to go for anymore shots until she is a year old! Hallelujah!!

06 November 2009

Half way there!

Katelyn is 6 months old already! I just don't know where the last 6 months have gone to. It feels like I just had her yesterday and she should still be this little newborn.

She is still working on her bottom teeth and I am praying that for both of us, that they come in sooner rather than later! They have really been giving her a hard time. She is rolling over but only from her back to her tummy. She hasn't quite figured out how to go back the other way and has only done it when she has gotten really steamed up! I think she may start crawling before she figures out how to roll back over.

Her 6 month appt with more shots is on Monday so I'll have to report back with her stats then. I'm anxious to see how much she has grown on the scale because I can definitely tell she is growing like a weed! She seems to be getting longer by the day...maybe she's going to take after her daddy!

This was her first week home

Does she even look like the same baby!?!? She is definitely a joy to be around and I'm so lucky to be her mommy and I know her daddy is missing her like crazy and we are missing him too!

We love you Jack and Daddy!

01 November 2009


The bumblebee didn't buzzzz far from her hive last night but we still had fun. A lack of nap during the afternoon made for one fussy bumblebee, but she lasted long enough to get pictures. Next year will be the fun year! But for her 1st Halloween, we still had fun!

The 2 bugs!! Emmalyn was a lady bug!

Katelyn's costume was made for an Arctic Halloween, not a GA Halloween. It was 85 degrees here yesterday, so not really a day for a lot of stuffing as her costume had! She didn't wear her pants or hand covers because she would have been a bee with a case of heat stroke!