Wednesday, September 12, 2007

8 months old!!

For the past 2 months on Kathryn's "month" birthdays, we have been traveling on the road. So, I haven't been able to post her picture or any new stats. So I figured I'd post a few of our more recent pictures of her, as well as catch you up on some of her goings-on. Although she still can't crawl yet, she's getting closer and closer by the day. We're just waiting for that little light to go off in her head, and for her to actually move her arms and legs in sync. I'm both excited and apprehensive about the crawling stage. She's now eating a variety of foods, and just recently started on Cheerios. She loves being able to feed herself, and also enjoys scattering them all over her high chair tray (as well as everywhere else!). She likes to pull up to her knees or standing on people, but hasn't tried it out on furniture yet. She waves bye-bye, but only when she feels like it (and sometimes at random times throughout the day, just to practice!). She is getting very lovey to others, and is great at hugging and kissing on the cheek (see the second picture of her kissing her bff Noa). I of course very much enjoy the sweet cuddles she now gives. She knows when she's getting her picture taken by the orange "red-eye" light that comes on right before the picture is snapped. Whenever she sees that light come on, she'll cheese for the camera, as in the last picture. She's also starting to show a heart of compassion toward others. Last week we were on a staff retreat for Acts 2, and there was a little 11 week old baby there as well. He and Kathryn were on the floor, and when he started crying, Kathryn picked up her paci and tried to give it to him.

Here's a picture of a new face that she's been doing. It's kind of a fake smile, the best I can describe it. She went for about a week where she sported the new look pretty much constantly. It's now less common, but she still will do it occasionally.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Just wanted to let everyone know that it's raining here in Roanoke. This is blog-worthy because I am just not sure the last time it has even rained here. Our grass is brown and's like we have straw or mulch or something like that for a yard instead of grass. I hope it doesn't affect the leaf colors this fall. Yay for rain, finally!

Sunday, September 09, 2007


This past Saturday was UVA's first home game of the season. So, of course, we loaded everyone up and headed over to Charlottesville for the day. Although it was quite hot outside, it was a fun time. The 'Hoos played well, Kathryn did a super job being out all day, even napping on a picnic table outside the stadium area (see the third and fourth pictures), and we had a great tailgate afterwards. Enjoy the pictures.