Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Kaycee's 1st time at the "Choo"

I realized a few days ago that these pictures somehow got uploaded to my computer but never made it to the blog so here's a really late post of Kaycee's 1st visit to the "Choo"! 

So what's the "Choo?" It's a restaurant in Heber called Dairy Keen, pretty sure you've heard of it. They have a train theme and it's a cute little place. When I was little, my grandparents {Beebaw and Grammy} would take the grandkids up in their Cadillac and we'd eat there and spend time up the canyon. I always called it the "Choo" because it had trains {Choo choo}. I love going there, even though it's far away and there is other places I can get burgers and fries. It's something about the memories of going there with my grandparents that makes it a really special place for me. We got the chance to take Kaycee last month up there! 

She shared some french fries and had a little bit of my shake. Can't wait to take her again when she can eat more of the food. I hope as she gets older she loves it half as much as I do!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Kaycee is 9 months!!

Kaycee turned 9 months on Friday! Since she was born I haven't been the best at blog posts but I'm glad that I've at least been doing monthly posts for her! Be prepared for picture overload!

Love that cute smile 
She pulled her bow out during nap and threw it on the floor 

She took off her binkie and threw it between the crib and the wall. It happens almost daily now if we use this binkie leash since it's not the strongest hold 
Playing with Jake's iPhone 6. She seemed so happy! 
BYU fans in their game day gear! 
Rough day
Playing with her ball from Grandma

I don't know how it's possible for this to be so freaking cute but it is! 

Play date with Harrison Casey. The 2 of them are betrothed - if Kaycee gets married her name will be Kaycee Casey and her initials with be KC 

Sleepy girl

Looking so fancy for Sarah's mission homecoming talk
When we put her down to bed at night we have been rolling these blankets and putting them on either side so she can stay asleep on her back. She figured out how to roll over them and had unrolled one and put it over her head and popped up from underneath it when I came in to wake her up in the morning. Super cute! 
She rolled to her bookshelf and picked this book off the shelf and held it for nearly 10 minutes

First time down the slide on her new swing set! We got an AMAZING swing set from our next door neighbors and are SO excited for her to get to play with it as she gets older! 
Playing outside 
I needed to give Kaycee her bath and as soon as she was asleep I needed to bathe Max too so I just decided to bathe them at the same time. Kaycee thought it was the funniest thing ever that her puppy was in the bathtub. Max hated it because her bathtub trapped him in place and he couldn't run away from the water. 
Unrolling her blanket again. This was the last night we put blankets on the sides of her before bed
Watching President Monson speak during General Conference
Listening to Richard G Scott 

Her bottom 2 teeth came through!! 
Looking so tall 

9 months! 

  • Still no sign of saying mama but today she said "ma" and then snuggled up next to me. I literally cried. I don't know if she meant "mama" or what but her saying a name that sounded like an affectionate name and then cuddling into me seriously made me absolutely melt. 
  • Her 2 teeth finally popped through! They came through about 5 days apart. We gave her Tylenol to help with her pain since she seemed to be in pain and that totally helped her! I don't think she realizes she has something sharp in her mouth, she's stuck her fingers in the mouth before and accidentally bit herself and started crying. 
  • Sleep wise, she's back to 2 naps. She's extending her 1st nap to nearly 3 hours somedays and then 2nd nap is 2 hours. She is doing great at being awake for long periods of time and not getting over the top fussy. She's stayed up well past her bedtime the last 2 days and been great both times! Somedays though she definitely insists on bedtime and can get pretty fussy if we don't put her down soon. 
  • She's been doing it for a while but Jake and I just connected the dots that she likes to put her hands behind her head when it's time for her nap. If we lay her in her crib and she's ready for a nap, she'll put her hands behind her head like "Oh yeah, it's nap time. Time to get comfy!" and falls asleep with her hands behind her head. So cute! 
  • She's in 9 month clothes now and wearing size 2 shoes. She's had smaller feet but big ankles so shoes have been hard to find that fit in both places but I've found a few pairs that fit! 
  • She's doing so great at chewing her solids! We can give her cheerios or raisins and she'll chew them up just fine. She's started feeding herself some solids too. She can't pick up fruit yet since it's slippery but she's figured out how to get something from the tray to her hand to her mouth! 
  • She's held her bottle for very brief seconds and then stops. She knows how and is choosing not to the little stinker! 
  • She has 4-5 bottles a day, each around 6 ounces. She is really not having much interest in bottles lately so we really make sure she's getting enough solids. I'm planning to talk to her pediatrician at her appointment tomorrow to make sure her weight is okay since she doesn't eat many bottles. 
  • Still in size 3 diapers :) 
  • She's rolling like a rollie-pollie-ollie. She rolls all over and is FAST at getting from one part of the room to another. We have to be careful if we walk away to make sure there's nothing she can get into on the floor. She has rolled into her closet and under her crib. 
  • She still loves meeting new people and making friends everywhere we go. There's a few employees at Smith's who recognize her because we grocery shop there every week.
  • Her hair is getting crazier! It likes to stand up on end and I can't get it flat no matter what I do. 
  • Since she was born, we've heard 100's of times how much she looks like Jake. The last few weeks though, we're starting to have more people say she looks like me. Not going to lie, it's nice having people think she looks or does anything similar to me. I love that she's like Jake, don't get me wrong but sometimes I'd like for her to be something like me and it's nice having people see that. 
  • She has started giving me little hugs after naps. When I pick her up she'll cling super tight to me and bury her head in my neck. Seriously makes me about melt. I can't say how much I love it. 
  • She isn't crawling yet and doesn't really seem like she wants to right now - she's content to roll. She is getting better at balancing on her hands and knees if we lift her up so she's on all 4's but she doesn't do it by herself yet. I'm sure she will though, she's just going at her own speed and she has to want to do it first. She's IDENTICAL to her dad that way! She can push herself backwards though, especially on the wood. It's like a reverse army crawl. 
  • She has started taking naps and sleeping at night on her tummy. Makes me INSANELY nervous but I know she knows how to get off her tummy so I guess it's okay.
Happy 9 months baby girl, we love you so much!! 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Kaycee is 8 months!

Our Kaycee girl turned 8 months yesterday! It's amazing to me how fast time is going! This month I didn't take as many pictures as previous months, but I think that's partially because I posted some of the pictures I've taken in other blog posts this month.  Without further adieu, here's Kaycee's collection of adorableness via pictures!

She loves to help me do the laundry. Or maybe she just loves hangers?
2 tired kiddos after a walk
Her first time sitting in a high chair at a restaurant. Don't worry, I didn't let go of her the entire time we were at Sean's Smokehouse!
Smiling for Aunt Nene in the back of the Durango

She thinks she can take Max for walks all by herself now. Seriously, it kills me how cute he is with her!
Whatcha doing?!
Her shirt says "Whoos the cutest?" Uh, Kaycee!!
Practicing rolling over!
Her version of a PiYo flip
True love
Her cute pink converse. She kicked them off about 10 seconds after I took this and they landed in the dishwasher. She had the most triumphant little smile on like "mom I found my feet again!!"
I told her to smile for daddy so I could send her daily picture to Jake and I got this. She sure loves that daddy word!
Cowgirl Kaycee!
Holding onto the cup holder in her stroller
2nd generation besties - she loves hanging with Majken
Nearly asleep leaning against Jake a church.
Pulled herself ALL the way forward. She's so strong!
Jake snapped this picture during family prayer. Love that Max stayed in with us for family prayer!
She's a gansta
She loves her exersaucer!
Bathtime buddies
2 laundry helpers!
First ponytail! The night before, Jake suggested I try it and he called her a unicorn. I can't help but think that's exactly what she looks like!
Admiring her pony tail
First pony tail with a bow
Jake's work had an awesome event at Thanksgiving Point where we got to see "Night at the Museum" on the grass by the waterfall. I've never been to the waterfall before and I was dying at how gorgeous it was!
Kaycee's first 5K!
We did the Addicts II Athletes 5K in Lehi last weekend. Kaycee did so good!
Happy girl her with spoon!
Playing in her blanket. It reminds me of Linus in Charlie Brown Christmas Special!
Good morning, mom! I literally see this face EVERY single morning when I wake her up. ALWAYS a huge smile.
She's big enough to stand now for her monthly nearly naked shot!!
Cute unicorn!
Some fun things from this month:
  • She said her first word! She said "dada" on August 28th and I about died I was so excited. We got it on video too. She practices saying it now and it's super cute. If I were to predict, I'd say her first "real" word is going to be Max. She sounds kind of like she's trying to say it.
  • She waved!! She waved at Clint when we were going over to Jake's parents to see them and I was totally surprised, I didn't know she could do it! She clenches her hand and then loosens it but she mimics you if you do it first. SO cute!
  • Sleep wise, she's gone back to doing 3 naps some days, it depends on the day. Most days it's only 2 and she's done great at sleeping this month again, back to 12 uninterrupted hours a night.
  • She loves solids. She's eating peaches, yogurt, carrots and applesauce now in addition to the foods I mentioned last month. We try to have her eat solids 3 times a day but sometimes it's only once or twice.
  • She has 5 bottles a day, averages around 25 ounces. She is getting very good at communicating when she's done - duck lips and she vigorously shakes her head no when she is done with her bottle. Still has zero interest in holding her bottle.
  • Still very much in size 3 diapers.
  • I moved almost all of her 3-6 month or 6 month clothes out of her closet. I can think of 1 outfit that's 3-6 that still fits but it's a different brand so I think that's why. I'm getting ready to start having her wear 9 month clothes, they just look so big but I think she's ready for them.
  • She's doing so great at standing. Not really much interest in taking steps, but she is holding onto other things now like the edge of the crib or her dresser if we guide her hands to them. She will also stand on her own if she's leaning against something {like the chair picture above}.
  • Ok but really, I swear she has 2 teeth coming. She's drooling like crazy and I swear I can see her gums swelling up but I thought that last month too so we'll see what happens.
  • She is a PRO at rolling. She can roll and roll and roll - she'll go from one end of the room to the other if you give her long enough. So just a tad late on that one but hey, she's moving at her own speed and it's helping me get to enjoy her as a baby so it's fine by me!
  • She loves other people. She's very social at the grocery store or at the hospital when I get my blood drawn {those are the 2 main places we go each week}. She smiles and talks and waves and it's super cute.
  • Still loves Max, she is constantly trying to touch him. If she is fussy and he walks in the room, the frown turns upside down and it's all giggles. She knows the sound of his nails on the wood floor and as soon as she hears it she will look around for him. They seriously love each other.
  • She plays with these little floating numbers in the bath and she loves them - right now she's playing with an 8 for 8 months, a K and an M. She loves to eat them, set them down and watch them float and do it all over again.
Happy 8 months Kaycee, we love you so much and can't imagine our lives without you!