Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wordless Wednesday...

Saturday, July 23, 2011

behind...California trip part 1

Sooooooooo I am extremely behind on the blog!  Summer has taken over.  Even in this extreme MN heat/humidity we seem to keep busy with play dates, projects around the house, cleaning, organizing, & walks/runs.  It is alot of fun, but sadly the blog gets left behind.  So here are pictures from Kallen's first California trip! 

We went out to California with Jayson & Beth, Hope & Finn & Grandma & Grandpa Nixon, for cousin Erik's wedding & then stayed at Uncle Deans & Aunt Wendy's for a week!  They are the best host's, it was wonderful and went way to fast as always.  We cant wait to go back!

It is amazing how much stuff you need with a baby!  We had 2 big suitcases, diaper bag, car seat bag, stroller, 2 carry-on's and the boppy!  I cant imagine all the packing with more than 1 babe!    
Dont let those jammies fool you.....this little miss was chatty kathy with everyone on the plane.  She looked all around and talked away to everyone both plane rides.  She is quite the attention grabber!
We started out putting miss k in the hot tub (at a safe temperature for the babies of course) to get her warmed up to the water.  She did great & loved it!
Relaxing away....
We 'dunked'  her under the water.....she wasnt to sure about it but after we were all cheering her on she thought it was great!
Uncle Jayson & Kallen matching.......GO LAKERS!!!
Daddy, Kallen...& Finn!  
Great grandpa Nixon holding Kallen 
She was wiped out (especially on the pool days!) every night. 
cousins playing
Early evening swim with daddy!  
I think this picture is so sweet!  
Kali & Lucy!  
She really started to get up on her knees this trip
Daddy & Kal rocking their shades....
Hopers is growing up so much!  
looove her tutu swimsuit!
Sitting with Grandma in the shade. 

Okay...this is going to be 2 parts, I'm having trouble uploading more pictures so I'll try again tomorrow!  Hope everyone is having a wonderful relaxing weekend!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

7 months

Kallen, once again your monthly birthday came all to quickly (I'm late posting this...!).  My baby girl is 7 months old!  We are officially over half way to her first birthday, I cannot even stand it.  I might have a 'mini' meltdown when she turns one!  
You are just the sunshine in our lives Kal.  Even when I am dog tired at 5 in the morning you can make me smile & laugh.  It is seriously the best!   
You are sleeping from about 7-7:30-5:30 (sometimes a little sooner & sometimes a little later).  I was a bit worried about transitioning you back to our time zone after our California trip but you have been great!  Which is nothing short of awesome!!
 You are wearing size 3-4 diapers & 6-12 month clothes

I am unsure of how much you weigh, but I am guessing around 20lbs
You are laughing on your own more & more.  Mostly at Kobe because you just love that silly puppy
You have lost interest in nursing which makes me sooo sad!  In California I had to supplement with some formula because I wasnt able to pump as much as you needed and other times you were completely against nursing.  We have had to continue supplementing since we have been back too which is just a bummer.  But you are still happy & healthy so ill stop whining :)
You eat cereal  fruit for breakfast & cereal & vegetable for dinner.  You make noises throughout your meals and get upset with  me when it is all gone.  It's serious business when it comes to your food! 

 You have started cuddling more with me & daddy when your tired and it is SO sweet.  I could snuggle you up!!!
You went on your first plane ride to California a couple weeks ago and were such a champ.  You didnt sleep hardly at all because you were so busy looking at everyone around you and chatting them up!  You were quite the hit.  
You love music.  You love when we dance with you, you just smile & laugh & sometimes lay your head on our shoulders and it just melts us to pieces!  It is so adorable :)

You have mastered playing 'peek-a-boo'.  You want to play all the time so our days consist of playing that at least 5 times :)  It is pretty cute!
 You LOVE the water.  You enjoy playing in your 'kiddie pool' and in the bathtub.  You get so excited & look up at me (& daddy if he is there) and are ually just beaming.  You had a great time in Uncle Dean & Aunt Wendy's pool in California!! 
 Kali, momma & daddy love you so so incredibly much.  Each and every moment we get to spend with you is such a blessing and I will never take it for granted.  It has been an absolute delight to be your momma for the past 7 (almost 7 1/2 months!)!!! 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

well almost wordless.....our California trip was amazing but went too fast!  More pictures to come!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth of July!!

I love this holiday!  I know Kali does too :)
This girl is wanting to do anything & everything but sit still & look at the camera and smile :)  This was the best I got.  
Hope you have a wonderful Fourth of July!