Friday, November 30, 2007

Sleeping Death Grip


Kaelin likes to fall asleep while holding on to something. Usually it's her blanket or my shirt. I put her in her swing because she was having a hard time falling asleep and when I went to check on her, this is what I saw. She cracks me up!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

On the road again...




This was taken on the way to Jeremy and Stacia's for Thanksgiving. We stopped so we could feed and change Kaelin... but of course, we had the camera on hand just in case we needed it... I went to throw Kaelin's diaper away and when I got back, this is what I saw! She was having so much fun (well, so was Yeadon!). I love my two clowns!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Giving Thanks


This year was our first Thanksgiving with Kaelin. Can I just say, WOW? I've always been thankful in the past, for life, for family, for health, etc. However, this year everything seemed a little brighter, a little better, more right, even. It took a long journey, but I was O.K. with God's plan not to allow us to have children. Then came Kaelin. I could never in my wildest dreams imagine what holidays would be like with a child. She made it even more special just because she was there to share it with us. We spent the night before Thanksgiving with my family in Reno (sorry no picts!!) and then we drove to CA to spend Thanksgiving day with Yeadon's sister and her family, Yeadon's mom, and Yeadon's dad. Both days were wonderful! Above is a picture of me and Kaelin with my two nieces, Kailey (older one) and Kaydence (younger one). I am so blessed!

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So, I bet you're wondering what this is all about, huh? Every time Jeremy and Stacia come and visit with the girls or we go visit them at their house, I bring Kaelin's bouncing chair. Kaydence is always fascinated by it, sooooo.... I decided to let her try it. It was HILARIOUS! She would bounce, then lift her legs and swing, then bounce again. The chair was as high as it would go and she stood her full height in it, yet she still wanted to bounce. She was out of breath when I finally pulled her out. It almost seems that the older children get, the more they want to play with baby toys...

Monday, November 19, 2007

Fancy Feet

So, my very fabulous friend, Nikki, made these amazing little shoes for Kaelin. I've been waiting and waiting until her feet got big enough to wear them. I LOVE THEM! They match so many of Kaelin's clothes and they just look so darn cute! She wore them to church yesterday (pink and purple outfit) and again today (jean outfit.) I think she will wear them everyday until she outgrows them, that's how much I love them. O.K. So on a side note: My 5 month old daughter is wearing 6-9 month clothing. The jeans she's wearing are 6-9 months and she looks like she's busting out the top with her belly... Oh the joys of a very healthy baby girl!







Wednesday, November 14, 2007

It's Bath Time!!



So Kaelin has been sick for a few days and I was told to give her baths everyday to help her clear out her lungs. This is the second bath I've given her in the last two days... so, I decided to spice things up a bit. I've never played with her hair much because she hasn't had much to play with... until now! Isn't she soooooo CUTE?!? She's going to kill me some day for these pictures, but for right now I'm going to show the world how stinkin' adorable she is!



Thursday, November 8, 2007

Messy Face




We decided to give Kaelin her first taste of rice cereal the other night... It was hilarious! She got it everywhere and even places I didn't know she could get dirty. Of course her first taste wasn't what she expected and it took her by surprise, as you can see in the video. All that aside, eventually she LOVED it! She giggled and smiled the rest of the time we fed her. She acted as though we never fed her, that's how fast she ate.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

First Harvest Party




Ok... So she doesn't look all that happy to be at our church's harvest party, but she WAS the cutest baby there! Within minutes of walking into the church, Kaelin started crying this terrified cry that worried her grandma and I. After 20 minutes of crying in the quiet nursery, a diaper change, a bottle, and some Tylenol, she was ready to begin the slow trek back through the church to the costume contest in the sanctuary. She didn't win, but there's always next year...