Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! 
I know I've been MIA for about 7 months but stay tuned for a 2013 recap!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Memorial Weekend in Pictures

Bubbles / Baths in the kitchen sink / Captain K / Loving her life jacket / Happy it's Summer / BBQ / Family / Friends
sums up our Memorial Weekend! 

Most importantly, thank you to those who have served or are currently serving in the military to protect our Freedom!

Friday, May 10, 2013

1st Swim Lesson and Going Under

Such a big girl...didn't even cry after going under water for her first time! We are so proud of her.
Look closely at how BIG her eyes get!

Before we left the house, I dressed in her cover-up but she would not let me put her down.

 Warming up to the area and playing before our lesson began. 

She claimed a toy and thought it was her reward. 
She threw a fit when we had to put it away.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Kimber - 17 Months

It has been a long time since I have blogged. We have been busy and I recently realized I have not been documenting anything about Kimber since she turned 1. I'm kinda sad about it. I thought I would do a quick post about her turning 17 months, I don't have her stats but I can share some cute things about her!

She is really at a fun age right now. I just love interacting with her and watching her learn. She is so sweet and full of energy.
  • She only has 4 teeth and the fifth one has broke through the skin but not showing much.
  • Loves to learn about animals. She can point to a dog and bark as well as point to a cow a moo. 
  • Her favorite phrase is "Where's at"
  • Talking - her favorite is shoes! She says momma and dadda, hi, she has said elmo, ouch, cheese, yes, chicken (more of just the sound)
  • She loves to play outside, ride in her wagon, go on runs with us, and play with her baby, tea set, and loving books more and more. She also loves to play ball. 
  • This week she has learned to climb and stand on things. We looked over one night and she was standing on her table. Not cool!
  • She follows directions and will answer our questions. So awesome we can communicate with her!
  • She sports a fountain ponytail on her head most of the time! She has the cutest curls.
The best thing is to listen to her giggle...it is the cutest! (ignore me at the beginning)

Monday, April 22, 2013

Kimber Lately - 14 Months

Kimber turned 14 months on February 9th! Crazy I know. She still only has two teeth and has a ton of hair. She is rocking the cutest baby mullet! She is very social, we can't go anywhere without her winning over everyone she sees. She smiles and waves at people non-stop.

Accomplishments for this month -
1. Following instructions - helping pick up her toys and bringing me the items I ask for.
2. Talking on the phone
3. Signing the Itsy Bitsy Spider - new favorite song
4. Shrugging her shoulders
5. Throwing away her trash
6. Cleaning!! Her new favorite thing is to "dust" everything!
7. Trying to speak actual words
8. Points at a dog and makes barking noises! (actually she thinks every animal barks!)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sunday Funday in Kansas City

One weekend when Kimber and I were in Kansas City visiting, we decided to have a Sunday Funday by going to the Country Club Plaza area. We had brunch at Eggtc and visited Crown Center and the Sea Life Aquarium. I was shocked at how much Kimber enjoyed the aquarium!


Crown Center with the Leggo girl

Looking at the fountains from the walkway from Crown Center to the Aquarium

Enjoying the Sea Life Aquarium

Touching a Starfish!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

DIVA in the Wagon

I cannot express how much Kimber loves going for walks in her wagon. We take full advantage of the nice winter weather by going for walks in her wagon. This past Saturday we could not pass up the beautiful weather.....let's just say she was STYLIN'

Monday, January 21, 2013

Spoons & Sporks

We have started to teach Kimber how to eat with a spoon and fork (well a spork). At first she took right to eat but she loves to has to hold a spoon in one hand and eat with her other hand. It is a lot faster and more fun to eat with your hands.

I was worried she was not learning fast enough to eating with utensils so I googled it and the "experts" say that 13 month old love to bang the tray with the utensils. But a 15 month old will use them properly to eat. She has two more months to fully accomplish this goal!

It's usually a mess but she has to learn some how. If we are in a hurry, need to go any where, or eating out I will feed her.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Kimber Lately

Wow, she turns one and things are going by so fast. Kimber has learned so many new things this past month it is unreal! She amazes us every day with something new and funny. You show her one time how to do something and she can repeat it.

Here is the list of Kimber's accomplishments:
1. Walking backwards - it was so funny trying to teach her!
2. Taking steps to the side
3. Giving hugs and kisses - this just melts my heart!
4. Blowing kisses
5. Following some commands - I will ask her to do something and she will do it!
6. Working on using a plate, spoon and fork
7. Saying "uh-oh" when she drops something - it's more like the same sound not really the words

I wasn't going to teach her baby sign language but I have changed my mind. I at least want to teach more and all done.

We are waiting on her to cut more teeth. I know it is going to be rough but I really want her to get more teeth. She still only has the two bottom teeth. He hair is getting longer and thicker. It is so cute because it is so wavy and crazy most days. 

Now for the pictures!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

Lemon Face & Shake

The other night we gave Kimber a lemon slice to try for the first time. It was hilarious! Watch for the face and then the shake! {make sure to watch the complete video}

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Christmas 2012 Pictures

 Look at those eyes!

 For some reason this is my favorite! I love it!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

{professional} Birthday Pictures

Here is a preview of Kimber's One-Year old pictures. It was a rough day for her and it was difficult  to get her to smile. Her teeth were bothering her and the photographer was a male (it takes her awhile to warm up to other males that are not her daddy or grandparents).

 {I love her face in this picture}

 {one of the only pictures to get a smile}

 {not too sure about the cake} 
I think she takes after me, we both don't like our hands dirty!
{I wasn't going to fight the tootsie roll pop so they ended up in a lot of pictures}

Photos by Scott Cotton - Scott Cotton Photography
Birthday Sign - made by Megan Johnson http://johnsonblurb.blogspot.com/
Butterfly shirt, Headband and Diaper Cover - Jellybeans
Polka Dot Balloons -Polka Dot Market