Wednesday, December 16, 2009

So Soft!

Can you tell she really likes her new socks? Thank you dollar store! I don't know if I have ever been in a dollar store before but they are DANGEROUS!!! I definitely walked out of there with things I didn't need. It's so cheap and it was all for Kaylee so it's ok, right? :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009


That's right....Kaylee is 1 year old today! I can't believe it! This last year has flown by!! Kaylee is such a fun baby and so happy!!! She is always smiling! She loves to walk, give hugs, go on walks in her stroller, be read to, and explore new things! Such a fun girl! Happy Birthday Kaylee!!!! WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

It's About Time!!!!

So, we finally took Kaylee to the zoo!! We bought year passes back in March and on Monday of this week our schedules worked out and we were finally able to go. We met up with some friends of ours that have a baby boy that is around the same age as Kaylee. We went later in the day so the weather was perfect and we were really able to enjoy our time there. It was fun to watch Kaylee and how she responded to seeing all the animals....she really wasn't that interested in them. I guess I was expecting her to get all crazy excited like she did when I took her to feed the ducks at Poway Lake. She was more fascinated with all the people there and trying to grab the wires and bars that went around the animal enclosures than looking at the actual animals. She just loves being outside so I think that she was just happy to be outside in an exciting, new environment. It was so much fun taking her to the zoo and I can't wait to take her again. Hopefully it will be sooner than later! :)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

So Sweet!!!

Dan came home from work at around 6:30 this morning and when he came in the room he told me he had a treat for me and set something down on the nightstand. I was not quite awake yet but I sat up and looked over at the nightstand and there was a donut box. I smiled thinking about the donut that I would be eating later for breakfast but then just went back to bed. Donuts are probably not the best food to be eating if I want to reach my goal of losing 40 pounds and eventually running a marathon but they are a nice treat every once and a while. :) Anyways, when I got up later I opened up the box and this is what I found. That's definitely no ordinary box of donuts. Looks like Dan had some fun at the bakery this morning...such a sweety!!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

4th of July!!!

We had a very fun 4th of July this year. Friends and Family gathered at my parent's house for a BBQ, swimming in the pool, ping pong, and fireworks. I must say I was pretty impressed with the firework show that Poway High put on this year. One of their best yet! Since it was Kaylee's first 4th of July I wanted her to look festive. My sister and I had to run some errands in the morning and while we were at the store I looked for something cute to dress her in. I was unsuccessful. They only had a couple outfits left and what was left was way too small for Kaylee. I guess that is what I get for waiting until the last minute. Anyways, I ended up being creative and putting something together for her. I think it turned out pretty cute considering the materials I had to work with. I saved money and I had fun!

Dan's brother Josh and Dad playing ping pong.

Kaylee with Dan's Mom and my Dad.

Swimming with Daddy.

Kaylee playing in the pool with Daddy and Uncle Josh.

9 Months!!!

Kaylee had her 9 month check-up last week. She had to get 2 shots and they had to prick her toe to test her blood to see if she is anemic. She was completely calm for the toe prick, remained calm for the 1st shot, and then on the 2nd shot the tears came. She only cried for a few seconds though. We were so proud of her! She is such a brave little girl!!! Here are her stats:

Height: 29 inches (95th percentile)
Weight: 20 lbs. 8 ozs. (75th percentile)
Head: 44.4 cm (75th percentile)

As you can tell she is still growing like a weed. She is at such a fun age and always soooo happy!!!! She loves to crawl and pull herself up on everything and a couple times she has let go and stood by herself. She is such a strong girl and I think she is going to be walking soon...which means even more running around after her! :) She says Dada (A LOT) and this last week she said Mama for the first time. It was a very exciting day for me!! Kaylee loves to dance. I love the show So You Think You Can Dance and I think Kaylee is a fan as well because every time the music starts she crawls closer to the TV, pulls herself up on something and starts bouncing up and down and moving her arms to the music. It is so cute!!! I am so excited to get her into dance classes! Kaylee also likes to yell a lot!!! We were pretty lucky for a while because she was yelling a lot but not at church. That all changed this last Sunday. She only lasted for half of sacrament meeting before she started yelling. Let's just say she spent most of church in the foyer. It will be interesting to see how long this yelling phase lasts. Kaylee also loves being outside and especially loves going on walks to the lake and splashing in the pool which makes for some fun pictures and videos. All I can say is that Kaylee has been such an amazing blessing!!! She is our little sunshine and we are having so much fun watching her learn and grow into such a beautiful little girl!

In the waiting room before her appointment.

Just chillin' at the lake.

More fun at the lake.

Happy girl!!!

Our little stink bug! It is so funny to walk in and catch her sleeping like this!

Daddy having fun giving her a new hairstyle.

Fun in the pool!

Sleeping Beauty

Saturday, June 27, 2009


Last week Kaylee and I took advantage of the beautiful, warm, San Diego weather that we've been having. We went on a few walks, splashed in the pool, and had a picnic at the lake. Overall we had a full fun week spending time with good friends and family. One of the highlights of last week was a trip up to Lake Poway to feed the ducks. This was Kaylee's first experience with the simple joy of feeding ducks. I attempted last week to upload a video I took of our little adventure but have not been having much luck uploading it. I will attempt to upload it this week but until then I will leave you with this picture that was taken by Dan's sister.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Boogie Boardin' Baby!!!

Daniel has been anxious to get Kaylee in the water. He is convinced that she is going to be a beach bum like he was growing up. Well we have been waiting for the water in the pool to warm up. It has been a little chilly! I have put her feet in the pool a few times and after the initial shock...because she really has only been used to warm bath water.....she started kicking and splashing. So loves water! The weather has been very nice recently so today.....the splasher went on, the swimsuit went on, the hat went on, and into the pool Kaylee went. It was so fun to watch her and based on our experience today, I think the majority of our summer is going to be spent in the water!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Uncle Rudy

This week my brother Rudy came to visit before heading back up to work fishing in Alaska. For those of you familiar with the show "The Deadliest Catch", that is exactly what my brother does. So crazy!!! I think he is part of the same fleet of ships that are on the show. I'm not sure exactly but he knows the crews that are a part of the show. I have seen the show a few times but I have a hard time watching it because it scares me knowing that Rudy is out there doing such a dangerous job. He has shown us some pretty cool pictures though like ones of him laying in a big tank full of king crab. It was fun having him here and Kaylee loved getting to spend some time with her Uncle Rudy. The following are some pictures taken during Rudy's visit and I also included pictures of a few of his adventures in Alaska. Enjoy!

Dinner with Family

Kaylee with her Uncle Rudy

Kaylee loves her Uncle Rudy!

Rudy's boat The Pacific Sun

Pods that get dropped in the ocean to catch the crab.

Rudy standing in a tub full of king crab.

More king crab.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

6 Months and Going Strong!!

Our little princess turned 6 months at the beginning of this month. We took her in for her 6 month check up and here are her stats:

Weight: 17 lbs. (75th Percentile)
Height: 28 in. (Off the charts!!!)
Head: 43 1/4 cm. (75th Percentile)

Just this last week Kaylee has discovered how to grab onto the side of her crib and pull herself up. Looks like we need to lower the bottom of the crib. I have to say though, I don't mind waking up to this beautiful little sunshine every morning. She is all smiles!!! She isn't usually cross eyed. I think it is because she is focusing in on my cell phone that I am taking the picture with. So funny!

Spending some good quality time with her Daddy. I love my babies!!! :)

She likes to hold one leg up in the air when she is drinking her bottle sometimes. I don't know why she does it but it makes us laugh every time.

So sleepy.

Monday, March 30, 2009

It's finished!!

This is the last post for today. I promise. So about 2 years ago I bought the materials to make a sign that would be hung in our first home. Well, after 2 years I finally took out the materials and made it and am quite pleased with how it turned out. My next project is something that will eventually be hung in Kaylee's room. It will be a display that includes the dress that she was blessed in. Hopefully it won't take me 2 years to complete it. :)

As promised....

I mentioned in my previous post that my sister Lora and her baby Dallin came to visit. We were able to get some cute pictures and videos of Kaylee and Dallin together. Dallin is about 3 months younger than Kaylee. It was fun to see them together and it made me think back to when Kaylee was that old. I still can't believe that she is going to be 6 months this week!!!! Where did the time go??!!! Kaylee is at such a fun age. She is a fast scooter and we are expecting her to start crawling any day now. We have introduced her to rice cereal and are excited to start her on fruits soon. She has definitely discovered her voice. My new alarm clock is her yelling at the top of her lungs. So great....but not appreciated at 3 in the morning. :) We are just glad that so far she has not shared her yelling abilities at church, although I am sure it is only a matter of time. She is all smiles these days too!! We have found her ticklish spots and love to hear her giggle!!! She is so much fun and every time I look at her I am so grateful to have her in my life. She is such a blessing and she brings so much joy to our lives!!

Lora's little boy Dallin

Kaylee with her cousin Cassia

Chillin' with her hippo and her mommy.
(Her hippo is the blue one in the picture. Just in case you were trying to figure it out.) ;)

Yummy rice cereal!