Thursday, August 19, 2010

Solid Foods

We started Kate on some rice cereal recently and she's doing great! Most of it ends up in her mouth so I think that counts as success! She doesn't seem overly crazy about it...and I can't say I blame her after trying the stuff. We're planning to try sweet potatoes this weekend so that's got to be a step up from cereal in the taste department.

"I'll take it from here, mom..."

Everyone had warned me about how messy meal time can be. I thought we were doing pretty well in keeping the mess contained until this morning. This morning one tiny foot connected perfectly with the cup of cereal I was holding and it went EVERYWHERE. And I mean everywhere. It was even on Deacon (who incidentally seemed to enjoy the rice cereal and helping with clean up). I think Kate is trying to tell me enough with the cereal, bring on the good stuff!
The last few days, I've really intentionally cherished every moment with Kate...even the ones where I'm on hands and knees cleaning rice cereal...or changing my outfit because of spit up that opportunely accessorized my clothes right before we hit the door...or tired and cranky at 5am when I have to get up and start the day long before I'm ready. Friends of one of my dear friends are dealing with the tragic loss of their little boy and it just has made me so grateful for every moment that God has given me this little lady to mother. Please take a minute to go here and let this sweet family know that there are lots of prayers lifting them up. Pray that our Heavenly Father, who knows what it feels like to lose a Son, will comfort them in the way that only He can.
And if you are a mommy, I highly recommend my friend Keli's blog that I linked to above. She writes beautifully about being a mom and I am always encouraged and challenged after reading her posts.


Kate's Gigi got her a pair of snazzy sunglasses for her first trip to Virginia Beach! They are ridiculously cute!

They are the perfect accessory to a tutu bathing suit.

Let me know if you want Elton John's autograph...I think he might actually have this exact outfit.

4 Months Old!

Gone are the days of plopping Kate down for a billion photos while she happily complies because she isn't fully in control of her limbs...

Poor bear didn't even see it coming...
At Kate's 4 month appointment she continues to hit the top of the charts for height and weight at the 95th %tile for each. 16lbs 3 oz and 25 3/4 inches long! She was a bit harder to examine this time because all she wanted to do was show the doctor what an expert roller she is! :)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


She may just be 4 months old, but Kate knows how to use her eyebrows. I think these pictures pretty much sum it up:

I think there's a bit of mischief in that last little grin!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Air, Land & Sea

Kate went on her first trip last week...and she travelled by air, land, and sea in the process!

Kate took her first plane ride to Virginia Beach! You can tell she was happy to see that her doll, Heidi, made the trip too!

At about 30,000 feet the white noise proved to be too much for those heavy eyelids...

And here she is on her first boat trip over to Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay! She was a trooper on the car ride up the shore to Maryland where we caught the boat and she was happy chatting with her Gigi on the boat ride over.

Overall, the trip went so smoothly! Kate is such an easy going baby and she was just content no matter where we were or how we got there!
We had travelled home to Virginia Beach for a "Sip & See" since my shower back in January had been snowed out! I'm actually glad it worked out this was so great to see everyone and to introduce Kate to so many dear, lifelong friends! Here she is in her party dress:
Kate loved the attention...and even squeezed in one of her cat naps during the party! :)