Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

from my little M&Ms

more pictures to come tonight....
Have a safe and happy halloween!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Family Pictures Take 2

Today we finished up doing our family pictures and also did Keira's birthday/smash cake pictures which turned out TOTALLY CUTE!  But sorry you wont be able to see those super cute pictures till after I send out the invitations.

This was the last weekend we could take them since after this weekend it's suppose to only be highs in the 60s.  So today we had perfect weather and got some awesome shots.  I cant wait to frame them and do my photo wall.

photo taken by KAYLEE

Then it was Kaylee's turn for a little photoshoot, which didn't last long.  It wasn't her day, after I changed her outfit she didn't want to take pictures at all.  We tried different tricks none of which worked.  But we did manage to get some cute ones that I love. I might try to get more shots of her tomorrow in the front yard, cause her outfit was so cute and her hair looked adorable.  So maybe we'll get more cute ones.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Keira 11 months

Keira Alexis,

We are one month away from your 1st birthday and mommy is totally sad that you are turning into such a big girl.  You are not a baby anymore.  These past 11 months have been so much fun, I love seeing your little personality shine through and the funny things you do that remind me so much of your daddy.

FAVORITE TOYS: babies & balls

FAVORITE FOOD: rice & brocolli

FAVORITE ACTIVITIES: swinging & being outside trying to eat everything

CLOTHING: 18 months

TEETH: 4 (2 top / 2 bottom)

SLEEP: 8:30-8

WORDS: mama, dadda, bye bye, ni ni

MILESTONES: letting go & standing alone, throwing things, using baby sign language

SLEEPING:  You have been sleeping in your room with sissy for over a month and you have been sleeping great.  You go to bed around 8:30 and wake up around 8.  Mommy is sooooo happy to be getting her sleep again too.  You are down to one nap a day, you go down at 12 and sleep for about 3 hours.

EATING:  You are wanting to eat everything even if it's not food!  Let me tell you it drives me crazy, I am constantly checking your mouth.  You love to eat, I am surprised your not a little rolly polly.  You eat 2 jars of baby food for breakfast then drive your bottle, eat a snack before, then eat a jar and a bottle before nap time, after your nap you have a snack and a bottle, then for dinner you eat 2 more jars and have your bottle right before bed.  You are trying more and more people food and you are LOVING it! Now that you have teeth we are going to buy you a tooth brush so we can start brushing your teeth.

CLOTHING:  You are wearing 18 month clothing.  You totally skipped over wearing 9 & 12 month stuff.  You are wearing a size 3 shoe and you are starting to leave your hair bows in.  Most days you can be found wearing a onesie with leg warmers.  But now that its getting cooler you are wearing more clothes.

Weight: 20lbs (39%)
Height: 30 inches (85%)
Hair: Light Brown
Eyes: Blue

  • you have started to mimic things that mommy, daddy & sissy do
  • your top L tooth came in 10-1-11
  • your top R tooth came in 10-6-11
  • you LOVE to play peek a boo,  you will put the blanket over your face and what for someone to say "where's Keira?" and you then pull it down with the biggest smile on your face.
  • you love when mommy blows rasberries on your tummy
  • you are very impatient when it comes time to eat & you want more!

  • you LOVE to dance, anytime music comes on you start dancing...its so cute to watch
  • you give hugs when mommy picks you up, which I love
  • you started blowing kisses 10-8-11
  • you played with chalk for the first time 10-9-11
  • you are mommy's cuddle bug
  • you love to have your hair/head rubbed
  • you have a total obsession with shoes (mommy's in trouble)

  • you are trying to climb up the stairs, time to set up the baby gate
  • your growl and make monster noises, its so funny
  • on 10-14-11 you have been going down for a nap & bedtime with NO PACIFIER (you cut yourself off, can you teach your sister!)

Here is a comparison picture of both you and sissy at 11 months old.
You two have similar features (eyes & nose) but other than that you are so different.

All the preperations for your birthday have been under way and everything is purchased and made.  All that's left to do is buy the food.  We are taking your birthday pictures tomorrow, then mommy will start working on your birthday invitation. 
These past 11 months with you have been awesome and trying, but I wouldn't change anything for the world.  I love watching you and your sister play, I love hearing you scream at her when she takes something from you and I love watching when you guys are loving towards each other.

Thank you for being such a chill and easy going baby.  You and your sister have such different personalities  and that's what makes it so much fun watching you guys grow up.  You are now being told NO a lot cause you are trying to touch or eat something your not suppose to which makes you get a BIG boo boo lip & then start to cry.

You are such a big girl and I cant wait to see what the future has in store for you!

Love, Mommy

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Silly Girl

Monday, October 24, 2011

Family Pictures Part 1

The morning started out NOT good and it had nothing to do with the girls.  I got up at 7:30, I had washed my hair the night before and put some leave in conditioner in it and then put it in a high bun.  So when I woke up and started to straighten it, it was looking really greasy.  So then I tried to curl it to see if it would look better, it didnt!  Jason came upstairs and the first thing he said was "your not wearing your hair like that are you?"  Well what am suppose to do.  The girls had woken up about 8:15.  I put them in Keira's crib and turned the TV on for them and then stuck my head under that faucet in the bath tub and rewashed my hair, blow dryed it and then straightened it, looked so much better.  NOTE: don't put leave in conditioner and then try to straighten your hair it = GREASY HOT MESS!  Now it was Kaylee's turn to have her hair done and well her hair wasn't coroperating either, so I straightened it and then just left it cause I would do her hair when we got to his grandmas.  So we load up everything in the car and head to his grandmas new ranch.

We got there and we ate some lunch and looked around, the new ranch is BEAUTIFUL and HUGE.  It's 700+ acres, we didnt even get to see all of it.  They have these two awesome stone buildings on the property that were built in 1816, really cool.  After looking around we get the girls dressed in their matching outfits made by my mama.  They looked so adorable!

We headed down the road a little bit to the stone building.  We unload the props and things that we'll need and head to the house.  We get the girls set up in the window of this building and Jason takes a test shot and then goes to look at it and the camera says "NO CARD IN CAMERA"  OMFG I left the house over an hour away and didn't put the card back in the camera!!! You have got to be kidding me.  Good thing Jason's aunt Jill was there with her camera and her card worked in our camera, but she was on the totally other side of the ranch.  It was ridicously HOT yesterday like 88 so we went down and waited for her for like 45 minutes under this beautiful tree.  So she finally came and the card worked and we got the show on the road.  Well after waiting all that time and it being so hot Kaylee decided she was OVER IT and didn't want to take pictures.  OMG is my worst nightmare coming true, are we not going to get any cute pictures cause Kaylee is being a 2.5 year old.  So we got a few before she started getting crazy and then daddy pulled her aside and they played letting her take pics of herself, which she thought was awesome.  So after about 15 minutes she was ready to join Keira again and daddy became the tickle monster, which is how we got some awesome pictures


We then changed the girls and headed back down to this gorgeous big tree to take pictures of the 4 of us which didn't end up turning out at all so we got more awesome pictures of the girls together and some great ones of daddy with the girls.

I love how the pictures of Jason and the girls turned out.  I took pics with the girls just like that but I didn't like ANY of the ones we took.  So we are headed back up there next weekend to take more cause we didn't even take any family ones and we have some we want to take of the girls by themselves.  Plus I think we are going to be doing Keira's birthday pictures as well.  So her 12 month pics, her in her birthday outfit and even her smash cake pictures.  We will be more prepaired next weekend and we will know what we need to do to make it go smooth, like for me to not forget the card in the camera!  haha

Friday, October 21, 2011

Pumpkin Patch 2011

Today was the day that we took the girls to the pumpkin patch.
We were suppose to take them next week when daddy was off but daddy called me after being at work for an hour in a half and said he was on his way home and to get the girls ready.

So I put the girls in their cute Halloween outfits and we waited for daddy.
We loaded the girls and the wagon up and headed to the pumpkin patch.
We took Kaylee last year and this year she has a lot more fun and Keira just loved going for a ride in the wagon (her first time).

Yes Kaylee is wearing the same shirt from last year!

Best picture of the day of both the girls!

After picking our pumpkin and Kaylee looking at the mini baby pumpkins we headed over to the petting area.  I took Kaylee through last year and she wasn't to sure about it , she loved it this year.  She asked if she could take the cute baby goats home!

Cutest baby cow

cutest baby goats ever!