Monday, July 19, 2010


Since she came home, one of our favorite nicknames for Kate is "Katybug" or just "bug." So when I spotted this ladybug beanbag chair there was no doubt she was coming home with us! Kate is clearly as excited as I am about this purchase...

Kate is rolling from back to tummy now! She started rolling tummy to back a couple days before she turned 2 months and the past few days has been all about getting to that tummy. Which is funny because when I try to get her to do tummy time she has little interest...but when she turns herself she's just content as can be with her new point of view! She first rolled over a couple nights ago...I checked in on her on the video monitor and she was on her tummy! I was so excited to see her repeat it the next day when she was awake...and I didn't have to wait long because now I can't lay her down on her back without her turning right over.

This mommy stuff is so exciting! :)

Thursday, July 15, 2010


We think Kate is starting the whole teething process. These days she is a drooling machine and can't keep little fingers out of her mouth!

I've started putting Kate in her playpen for a few minutes a day with some fun stuff to look at so that will be another fun place to her to hang out. She doesn't nap so well (though we're doing much better in that department!) so I've got to come up with other options so I can eventually get stuff done around here! :)

She really seems to be enjoying it her little space!

She LOVES that Laugh N' Learn Puppy pictured above. She'll spot him on her bookshelf and just start smiling before we even start playing with him. That's definitely her favorite toy right now so we spend lots of time playing with him...and I live with those little songs in my head constantly! :)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Party Animal

I had a birthday last week. I guess it's considered a big one since it ends in "0"! :) Kate got all dolled up for the occasion...
Something about babies in animal print cracks me up. Not to mention the comically large flower headband. The whole thing just works, no?
Kate looks less than amused in this one:

She still has big, beautiful blue eyes! They've lightened up from the steely blue newborn eyes, but I think she'll probably end up with the greenish/brownish eyes Jake and I both have. You've probably also noticed her little birthmark on her arm. The technical term is hemangioma (or something like that). It wasn't there at birth but appeared a couple weeks later. According to the pediatrician, it will grow until she is about 9 months and then start shrinking until it disappears about the time she turns 3. Crazy! For now, I just call it a little angel kiss because it looks like a lipstick mark!

3 Months Old!

Kate turned 3 months old on July 5th! She's surpassed the bear in size now! :) I think she is between 14 and 15 lbs...and she's not quite tall enough for her jumperoo yet. We've tried it out and those little legs just don't quite touch! We'll get her official stats again at her 4 month appointment.

Kate is just such a joy! I just love being a mom and it truly gets better everyday. I love watching her discover new things and love seeing her face light up when she sees her daddy or a favorite toy.

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July! (I'm still a little behind, but I think my lag time is improving! :) )

We had a nice 4th. We drove over to Sanford, FL for a little daytrip. It's just about 20 miles away and they have a cute downtown that was fun to walk around. It's also home to a really great German restaurant. Because nothing says 4th of July like eating German food. We just figured we should put Kate in touch with her roots early since we are both of primarily German descent.

This was Kate's expression when I told her our plans for the day. Luckily, she seemed to enjoy herself. :)

We just love her little smiles! She has starting laughing now too and it is just the sweetest sound in the world. She was giggling up a storm a couple days ago when I kept showing her reflection to her.

Of course, Kate had a holiday appropriate outfit. I'm beginning to think that dressing little girls is the most fun thing in the world. I'm also pretty sure every time I shop Kate scores something and I come out empty handed.

Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July!!