Tuesday, April 26, 2011

4 babies & a picture?

This is what it looks like to get 4 kids (we werent even trying for smiles people, just no crying!) have their photo made...a 2 year old & 3 under 10 months......
Haha!  It was quite the production at great grandma & grandpa's on Sunday evening.  It was right before we were leaving and everyone else was about to head out as well.  Kali had a blowout in her pretty pink dress - I was so bummed, she looked so adorable!  Oh well, she did make it through most of the day with it on so I was pretty pleased!  Our family is only growing and I cant wait for more pictures like this as we add more and more cousins...they are definite classic's! 

Sunday, April 24, 2011

He has risen!

In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground
but the men said to them,
“Why do you look for the living among the dead?
He is not here;
he has risen! luke 24:5-6
We had a wonderful Easter!!!!!  Our church service was beyond amazing and I definitely got choked up.  You can just feel the love, diligent work and heartfelt prayers that is dedicated to every aspect of the service (& the entire church) and I love it.  
Kali was pooped out at my mom's this morning!
My sister and Joshua
Kallen & Aunt Nikki
This picture about sums up my sister in a nutshell.  She is beautiful, smart, hilarious, and so many more things all bundled up in this little body.  Kali loves her auntie!  

I have more pictures from our other family get together's but my bed is calling my name...
Hope you had a fantastic Easter!  

Thursday, April 21, 2011

too tired

I left Kali in her exersaucer to play while I was loading the dishwasher...came back to get her for nap & apparently she was too tired to wait!  Haha!  I couldnt believe she fell asleep on it!   

Monday, April 18, 2011

mommas day away!

Just a memory for us...momma went to a women's event at Bethel {Simplify your Life by Best Life Ministries, highly recommend if ever in your area!} a couple Saturday's ago so daddy was on Kallen duty.  It was from 9-4 so it was the longest I have been away from my sweet girl.  And the longest daddy had that sweet girl. 

I left daddy with the following instructions.  We discussed all of this prior (and he mostly knows but I just wanted to be prepared (for my sanity) as I didnt know how accessible I would be at the conference)

I got a few texts from Joshua throughout the day...such as "she wont let me out of her sight, otherwise she starts screaming"... "I haven't sat down all day"... "when are you coming home?"  Haha!!!  When I got home he admitted it was more work/tiring than he thought....go figure! 

I had a wonderful time but I missed this sweet face SO much! 

We had another first that weekend - Kallen went in the nursery at our church for the first time!  Auntie Tonya & Great Aunt Sheri were in there so that was fun!  It was nice to be able to actually take in the entire church service, rather in the parent child room (which is wonderful to have that option) where I get easily distracted by other cute kiddo's and by the little miss. 
We have Kallen's 4 month appointment today (we kept having to reschedule so we are a little late!), I'm looking forward to seeing how much she weighs but not looking forward to the shots!  Good thing daddy stayed home today so the little miss can get some extra love!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Hopers came to play!

Hope came over to play this past Monday, we had so much fun & she was so great!
Kali & Hope watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse together
Hope knows that at Gigi's (that is what Hopers calls me) she gets a cookie if she eats ALL of her lunch - and she did!  She was admiring the m&m's on it here!
Something I want to remember - we were playing & talking after her lunch and she said "hope love gigi"...Oh.my.heavens. It was the sweetest thing, I promise there was no coaching - it was out of the blue and I really treasured it!  I love this little girl so incredible much!!
She wanted to watch "Beast" (Beauty & the Beast) before her nap...
She didnt last long...
Out within about 10 minutes!  She loves her stuffed animals, and even got a few of Kallens to join her. 
Uncle Josh came home & took Hopers outside for a few minutes

 We love when Hopers comes to play.  She is just a beautiful, smart, & fun little girl!  Bethany, we can keep her anytime!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

4 months

Kallen, you are 4 months old!  I am sure you I will say this every month but I just cannot believe how fast you are going!   

You are wearing size 3 diapers
You're wearing 6-12 months & 9 months clothes!  Big girl! 

You have started rolling to your side more and more.  Just this past weekend you have rolled over from your tummy to your back consistently (when you want to at least)

You have a smile that just melts me to pieces.  Oh heavens it is just the best thing to see.

In the past 2 weeks you have started sleeping through the night!  AMEN!  There are a few times that you wake up and just need your paci and a few other times when you need to eat, but then go right back down.  But for the most part, you are out!  Just awesome Kallen, just awesome.  You go down between 7:30-8 (you rarely make it past 8) and wake up between 5-6.  Now if momma can get to bed a little earlier we will be golden!

You take 2 - 45 minute naps a day (one in morning/one in afternoon).  I want to say what in the world to you sometimes but just doesnt seem right since you sleep so well at night.  Oh well, more play time right?  We are working on this but not really much progress as of yet so who knows.... 

I am so unbelievably grateful to be able to stay home with you.  I told daddy I would start subbing a couple days a week...but I just dont know how ill be able to leave you!  Shhhh dont tell him!

You are definitely a momma's girl still!  I kind of like you so I dont mind :)

I have mastered your bath's to your liking again!  Well I dont know if you necessarily like it, but I am able to keep you in there long enough to clean those pesty neck rolls you pull off so well :)

You figured out how to pull at your bibs and sometimes can get it off (you spit up & drool quite a bit so you frequently have one on) and now you think it is a game - because once you take it off you have this great big smile! 

You do not stop moving.  If your legs/feet arent moving/kicking your arms/hands are.  I have a feeling once you start moving...you wont stop!
You have really became the talkative one lately.  You also have this shriek that you do, you are quite the ham.

Daddy taught you how to scream about 2 weeks ago.  He screamed then you would, and it went on for quite a while.  Now you do it almost every morning (and throughout the day!).  This will make complete sense to those who know your daddy... :)  Ill have to get it on video, it is very funny! 
You love to be on your changing table.  You laugh on there and just love to hang out.
 Your hands are in your mouth all.the.time.  My goodness girl, if your paci isnt in, your hands are there or they are at least on their way!   

Happy 4 months baby girl!  We love watching you grow each and every day.  We love you so much!!!!!!!