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